Friday, January 29, 2010

LipStix Remix

Jill Quillin invented LipStix Remix which allows someone to mix colors and make a new tube of lipstick or combine old used tubes into one new full size tube. Quillen demonstrates how her product works.


Question: How long will my lipstick last before it expires?
Answer: Lipstick does not “expire.” Lipsticks have an almost indefinite shelf life. The major cause of deterioration is oxidation of the oils. All lipsticks contain ingredients to prevent this but sometimes if the cap is not closed tightly, over time, the lipstick might smell funny, but is still safe to use.
Question: Is the LipStix ReMix system safe to use for mixing my lipsticks?
Answer: YES. Traditional lipsticks (Anhydrous) consist of waxes, oils, and pigments. They do not contain water which is necessary for microbes to survive. They also do not “attract” water or moisture from the air. If there is any surface moisture from applying your lipstick, it will evaporate rapidly and it is not present long enough for microbes to survive.
Question: Is it sanitary to mix my lipsticks together using the LipStix ReMix system?
Answer: YES. After your lipstick is melted in your microwave for 45 sec. (1200 watt) any microorganisms that may have been present on the surface of your lipstick can not survive. An independent lab conducted a study to determine whether or not common microorganisms on lipsticks can survive the LipStix ReMix process. A commercial lipstick was exposed to high levels of microorganisms to determine if any of them would survive after being microwaved for 45 sec. in a 1200 watt microwave. The results showed that the microorganisms were un-detectable in the lipstick.
Question: Can I mix an “inexpensive” lipstick with a designer brand?
Answer: YES. Since all waxed-based lipsticks are based on the same general chemistry, there is not a compatibility issue. There is no chemical reaction that takes place when you mix lipsticks together.
Question: Is there any lipstick that is not compatible with the LipStix ReMix system?
Answer: YES. SPECIAL CAUTION! Do not use any of the “Transfer Resistant,” or “Semi-Permanent” lipstick that lasts 8-24 hours with the LipStix ReMix system. These types of products function by the evaporation of solvents after the product has been applied on your lips and could be flammable in the microwave. These products are not compatible with wax-based lipstick.
Question: Do you ship internationally?
Answer: Yes. We ship U.S. First Class Mail International for one, flat rate of $14.95.
LipStix ReMix ships to these Countries:
Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales).
Question: Do you have an Affiliate or Wholesale/Distributor Program?
Answer: Currently, I do not have an affiliate or distributor / wholesale program set up. Of course, I am interested in this sales model and I will keep all of your contact information. Hopefully, very soon, I will be able to support this type of channel. Any contact information you send to me will be kept on file and I will keep you posted, but you may also follow-up with me too. Thank you for your interest in the LipStix ReMix business.
Question: Will I be able to use my own lipstick tubes with my LipStix ReMix Lipstick Mold?
Answer: YES. All of your lipstick tubes are compatible with the LipStix ReMix Lipstick Mold. The cup in the bottom of the lipstick tube is a standard 12.1mm size in the U.S.
Question:Do you sell the Lipstick Mold separately?
Answer: No. Currently, I only sell the Lipstick Mold with the system.