LipSenseÂ® Long Lasting Liquid Lip Color is made of a combination of ingredients. Here are a few key components:
SD Alcohol 40 – SD Alcohol 40 is nothing close to isopropyl alcohol – or rubbing alcohol. In fact, you need SD Alcohol 40 to apply LipSenseÂ® to your skin. Rubbing alcohol instantly removes LipSenseÂ® from the skin. (We do not recommend the use of rubbing alcohol on the skin because it dries out the skin.) We formulate LipSense Â® with SD Alcohol 40 because:
- It evaporates from the skin upon the delivery of the technology to the skin. (The “tingling” sensation felt on the lips, when some wearers first begin to use the color, is the evaporation process of the SD Alcohol 40. This disappears as lower layers of skin’s moisture content are restored from use of the gloss.)
Tiny Particles – The particles that help the color pigments to molecularly bind to the skin (see Ingredient listing). Over time, the particles begin to detach from the skin’s surface. The rate at which this occurs varies tremendously and is based upon the pH-balance of any one person’s skin and the color they’ve chosen to wear for the day.
Color Pigments – Each tube of color has a varied formulation of which is used to arrive at a single color – often involving the use of many different color pigments. Some colors naturally last longer than others as some are thicker or richer in color pigmentations, while some are sheer and thinner than others.
- 1st layer – touches the skin’s pH and will begin to break down first and fastest.
- 2nd layer – protected from the bottom, away from the skin’s pH, by the first layer.
- 3rd layer – protects the second layer from the top down and prevents sheering of second layer of color by keeping away friction and saliva.
The third layer breaks down just like the first layer, but from the top down. The second layer is sandwiched between the first and third and is protected by both for the longest period of use.