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kashruth l’oreal lipcolor and lipbalm

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Rabbi Yoel Lieberman

Elul 1, 5773
Question
Shalom, I recently purchased 24 hr L’oreal lipcolor and lipbalm. I noticed that the lip balm has a fruity fragrance to it but I don’t think it has a taste to it. Can I use it? This is the list of ingredients: Base Coat Ingredients ISODODECANE • TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE • NYLON-611/DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER • DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE • LAUROYL LYSINE • PROPYLENE CARBONATE • CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE • ARGININE PCA • CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE • HYDROXYPALMITOYL SPHINGANINE • SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE • SILICA • POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE • POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE [+/- MAY CONTAIN : MICA • CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE • CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77491 / IRON OXIDES • CI 15850 / RED 7 • CI 45380 / RED 22 LAKE • CI 45410 / RED 28 LAKE • CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 LAKE • CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE • CI 75470 / CARMINE • CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE ] Top Coat Ingredients TRIMETHYL PENTAPHENYL TRISILOXANE • BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2 • OZOKERITE • CERA ALBA / BEESWAX / CIRE D’ABEILLE • PARFUM / FRAGRANCE • TOCOPHERYL ACETATE • PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE • SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE • SODIUM CHONDROITIN SULFATE • ATELOCOLLAGEN Lip Gloss Ingredients TRIMETHYLSILOXYPHENYL DIMETHICONE • OCTYLDODECANOL • ISODODECANE • ACRYLIC ACID/ISOBUTYL ACRYLATE/ISOBORNYL ACRYLATE COPOLYMER • SQUALANE • POLYBUTENE • SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE • CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE • SILICA • ISOPROPYLPARABEN • BUTYLPARABEN • ISOBUTYLPARABEN • PARFUM / FRAGRANCE • ARGININE PCA • TOCOPHERYL ACETATE • PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE • HYDROXYPALMITOYL SPHINGANINE • CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE • POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE • POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE • SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE • TIN OXIDE • SODIUM CHONDROITIN SULFATE • ATELOCOLLAGEN [+/- MAY CONTAIN: MICA • CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE • CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77491 / IRON OXIDES • CI 45410 / RED 28 LAKE • CI 77163 / BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE • CI 15850 / RED 7 • CI 45380 / RED 22 LAKE • CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 LAKE • CI 75470 / CARMINE • CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE • CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE ] EXPLORE THE BRAND Thank you!
Answer
One may use lip balm even though it doesn’t have kosher supervision since it is not meant for meant to be eaten and the accepted practice is to allow the application even of non-kosher substances to the skin . Even if unintentionally would swallow a bit of the lip balm ,if we were to assume that it is not kosher, the non-kosher ingredient would be nullified by 60 times more kosher ingredients. Only those who are exceedingly stringent would not use lip balm without a hechsher. I (ביאור הלכה סימן שכו ד"ה בשאר חלב)
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