ALL TIGERS contains 82% to 100% of natural ingredients: yes, but which ones? You often ask us questions about the ingredients that go into ALL TIGERS' natural formula, so here is some info on what you'll find in it.
Have you read some pretty weird names on ALL TIGERS' ingredients lists? This is probably because you don't speak INCI. ;-) So let's get the dictionary out!
And if you are one of those people who pulls out their phone and scans every product with a special app, well it doesn't always help: the information displayed is not always consistent from one app to another. Aware of the importance of these apps in your decisions, all of our ALL TIGERS formulas are verified by Composcan, an app that's recognized for its particularly rigorous evaluation process.
Just recently, a little hop onto Yuka made us want to crack open a bottle of (organic) champagne, since the ALL TIGERS composition is judged "excellent."
On cosmetic packaging, regulations require that ingredients be presented according to the INCI standard, or International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients, which is beneficial because it unifies the presentation of the components of a product, regardless of its country of origin. The disadvantage? It's a sizable one: we don't understand anything.
How are all TIGERS lipsticks formulated? Here's some more information about the ingredients in our formulas. Some are present in large quantities (such as vegetable oils!), other in very small quantities (such as water and alcohol!). Here, they're listed in alphabetical order according to their INCI name.
ALL TIGERS Ingredients
ALOE BARBADENSIS leaf extract = Aloe vera leaf extract, used for its moisturizing properties [origin: North and South America]
ALUMINA = Aluminium oxide, helps create certain colors
AQUA (water) = Water
ASCORBYL PALMITATE = Our lipsticks unfortunately contain palm oil [origin: Asia]. It is not our choice, but some natural ingredients are delivered to us in this medium, because of its antioxidant properties. We're currently exploring other supply chains.
CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT = Organic Gotu kola extract, the famous “tiger grass” known for its restorative and rejuvenating properties
CI77492 (IRON oxides), CI 45410 (RED 27 LAKE), Ci 15850 (red 6), CI 77491 (Iron oxides), CI 77499 (Iron oxides), CI77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET), Ci 15850 (red 6) = Color pigments that contribute to the creation of different shades—no carmine pigment extracted from cochineal insects!
Citric acid = Natural citric acid
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) Wax = The wax of the leaves of the Copernicia Prunifera, makes the formula smoother and more consistent [Origin: North and South America]
COCOS NUCIFERA (coconut) oil = Coconut oil with nourishing properties [Origin: Asia]
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (sunflower) SEED oil = Organic sunflower oil [Origin: Asia]
HYDROGENATED jojoba Oil = Organic Jojoba oil [Origin: North and South America]
GLYCERYL Rosina = Ingredient for texture
LECITHIN = Natural Lecithin
Magnesium oxide, contributes to the creation of certain colors
Mica = Mica, mineral extract, helps create certain colors
OLEIC/LINOELIC/LINOLENIC POLYGLYCERIDES = Natural ingredient used for texture [Origin: France]
Fragrance (Fragrance) = 100% natural fragrance
POLYGLYCERYL-4 caprate = Ingredient for texture
POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE = Natural emollient
PROPYLENE GLYCOL = Alcohol used for conservative properties, it is present in small quantities as the base of some natural raw materials
Ricin communis (castor) seed oil = Castor seed oil, certified organic (no relation to beaver's castor sacs!)
Titanium dioxide-Caution: This dye and texturizer is critiqued when it contains nano-particles. Our ALL TIGERS formulas exclusively use certified titanium dioxide without nano-particles
TOCOPHEROL = Natural Vitamin E
Tridecane = Vegetable oil derivative and texturizer—don't confuse this with the synthetic chemical compound derived from crude oil, which bears the same name: we use a plant derivative that's 100% natural and approved by natural European labels. This mimics the sensory properties of crude oils [Origin: Asia]
SILICA = Silica, natural mineral extract
Undecan = Vegetable oil derivative and texturizer—don't confuse this with the synthetic chemical compound derived from crude oil, which bears the same name: we use a plant derivative that's 100% natural and approved by natural European labels. This mimics the sensory properties of crude oils [Origin: Asia]
ZEA MAYS (corn) starch = Corn starch [Origin Europe]
[Photo: Vital Sinkevich]