NOTE: There is some confusion about whether Smashbox is cruelty-free. That is because they were acquired by Estee Lauder, who is decidedly not cruelty-free. Smashbox, as a separate entity, on its own is cruelty-free, so whether you want to support companies that are in and of themselves cruelty-free, but owned by a cruel parent company, is up to you.
Smashbox Cosmetics creates health conscious products to help woman achieve the look they desire. Frequently used in the photography industry, Smashbox Cosmetics have bee used in cover shoots of major magazines including Bazaar, W and GQ.
Founded in 1996, the company was created by two brothers who had been working as photographers in California. Dean and Davis Factor, the great-grandsons of Max Factor, decided to create the make-up line in response to client requests for cosmetics specifically created to enhance the outcome of their photo shoots.
Professional make-up artists use Smashbox Cosmetics in many different settings including the infamous New York fashion week. On the Smashbox website, customers can find many tips on how to applying cosmetics for the best outcome. There is also a variety of information on creating different looks.
In addition to the standard and expected cosmetic offerings, Smashbox offers several unique products including the Emulsion Lip Exfoliant.
Emulsion Lip Exfoliant Product Information
The Emulsion Lip Exfoliant is specifically designed to address dry and cracked lips. Made with sugar and peppermint, this lip exfoliant is full of vitamins and conditioners that will soothe as it heals. Lips become soft in as little as one application. Poppy seeds and sugar granules exfoliate the lips while several other ingredients provide conditioning elements that nourish and soften.
Ingredients: castor oil, sucrose, soybean oil, beeswax, theobroma cacao seed butter, dimethicone, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, shea butter fruit, jojoba esters, poppy seed, mango seed butter, sweet almond oil, grape seed oil, tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, peppermint oil, sesame seed oil, avocado butter, spent grain wax, argania spinosa kernel oil, shea butter extract, tetradibutyl pentaerithrityl hydroxyhydocinnamate, phenoxyethanol, propylparaben.
The lip exfoliant is cruelty free making it a great choice for vegetarians. Smashbox is listed with the Leaping Bunny organization and works to support many causes including the creation of better environment through an active use of recycled materials, certified paper and soy ink. Many of the company’s cruelty-free products are also safe for vegans.
To learn more about Smashbox Cosmetics, find a local retailer or purchase products online visit the official company website: www.smashbox.com.
Contact Smashbox Cosmetics
Smashbox can be reached via the company’s customer service department available Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (PST) at 888.763.1361. The company can also be reached by mail: Smashbox Cosmetics, Attention: Customer Service, 8549 Higuera Street, Building B, Culver City, California 90232.