Stocks, Bonds, and Lipstick 

For the last five years I have been wrecking my brain trying to figure out what I want to do to generate enough wealth for my mom and I to just say “eff” it, and travel the world worry free because both sets of our bills would be paid from now till eternity! lol I have thought about developing helpful beauty gadgets to help my fellow makeup artists and enthusiasts alike, I’ve thought about blogging/vlogging (I mean who hasn’t? Hello!), I thought about creating a beauty oriented show that could eventually be picked up by a network, etc…

The whole time I was wrecking my brain, I was also studying cosmetic ingredients. I was studying those ingredients because I still work part time in a retail sales environment where I have to know basic ingredients in skincare and makeup to be able to answer questions from customers, and also because I just love the new innovations and technological advances in cosmetics and the “Super ingredients” that are born from those advances. 

In all of these years and thousands of dollars later, a light bulb finally clicked. I could just start investing in the very cosmetic ingredients, products, and companies via the stock market and make my money that way!  

So many of us enjoy products and certain brands and spend enough money on them that we actually should own stock! Now is the time!! I decided to google the stock value on two ingredients that have intrigued me over the last year and my findings were unbelievable!

I have been into hylauronic acid for its skin plumping and joint lubricating benefits, and activated charcoal for its teeth whitening and acne clearing magic.  Both of these ingredients are ones to invest in both short and long term. 

According to Business Insider the global market for hyaluronic acid raw material is supposed to reach 7.25 billion USD by 2024, and was already worth 8.3 billion in 2016. I don’t know about you guys, but with the amount of beauty products I see flooding the market highlighting hylauronic acid as the main ingredient, and an increase in its use in injections for joint pain and dermal fillers, etc…this ingredient should be a must on your stock investment list! 

Activated charcoal is also a stand out ingredient having been worth 4.74 billion two years ago according to prnewswire.com with expectations by analysts to double in value within the next few years. With its numerous uses over the cosmetic, water treatment, medical, and pharmaceutical industries it goes without saying that buying stock in activated charcoal as a raw material would also be a smart investment to make.

There are tons of other ingredients like Shea butter, argon oil, ascorbic acid (vitamin c), retinol (vitamin a), jojoba oil, moringa, maca root, olive oil, talc, mica, squalene, etc to invest in. Instead of us makeup artists,makeup junkies, beauty bloggers/vloggers, hairstylists only participating on the consumer side by purchasing the finished products made up of these raw ingredients, we should also be apart of the profit making side by investing in the raw materials, and the companies that use them to make brands and products that we cannot live without!

 

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