The skin on our lips is quite delicate. The weather, food, pollution and even simply not drinking enough water can make your lips feel dry and chapped. Keeping your lips soft and hydrated with lip balms should be an essential part of your skincare routine. Not only do well-hydrated lips look good, but they also feel great. Lip balms are a great example of how many beauty products serve an essential functional purpose in maintaining your skin health. And just like everything else, people are now discovering the benefits of using natural lip balms over chemically processed ones. Read on to learn about the multiple benefits of using natural lip balms.
Great for the Environment
With climate change becoming a reality, all of us try to do what we can to help preserve our natural environment. Ingredients like petroleum jelly are made from fossil fuels while others are synthesized in chemical factories on a large scale. Natural lip balms are made from ingredients that do not put stress on the environment. You can rest assured that there have been no harmful chemicals released into our air, water, or soil during the manufacturing process.
No Harmful Chemicals
Read the labels on non-natural beauty products and you’ll see ingredients like parabens, BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene) and petroleum jelly on the ingredients list along with artificial fragrances and flavours. The first three ingredients listed above have been linked with disruptions to the endocrine system, cancer, and skin irritation. Artificial fragrances and flavours can cause skin irritation or make any allergies worse. Additionally, the formulae for these artificial fragrances are often a closely guarded secret, so you never know what you are putting on your skin and if any allergies are likely to be triggered.
You know you are in safe hands with natural lip balms as every ingredient is listed. In fact, most ingredients can be used in cooking. They are free of harmful chemicals, so you know you aren’t ingesting anything harmful when you lick your lips.
Natural products are packed with naturally nourishing ingredients. Some ingredients act as exfoliants removing dead skin from your lips while others act as humectants, locking the moisture in to keep your lips soft and supple.
- Beeswax: Beeswax has antimicrobial properties that help your lips heal faster when they get dry, chapped, and start to peel. It is also a great source of Vitamin A which helps skin regenerate faster. Beeswax is also a great exfoliant.
- Almond Oil: Almond oil helps even out the colour of your lips, moisturizes them and also has a sweet fragrance of its own.
- Candelilla Wax: Candelilla wax is made from the leaves of the candelilla shrub. It’s absorbed more easily than beeswax and contains plenty of Vitamin A that helps fight wrinkles and fine lines. It also helps moisturize your lips while adding a soft natural gloss.
- Coconut Oil: Coconut oil has antimicrobial and disinfectant properties that protect cracked lips from infections. It also provides deep hydration.
Naturacare’s Vegan Lip Balms all have a candelilla wax base to nourish and protect your lips.
Ingredients like beeswax, candelilla wax and coconut oil also create a barrier that protects your lips from stressors like pollution and dry weather. They also help trap the moisture in preventing dryness due to evaporation.
Most companies that make natural lip balms care deeply about nature and the world around them. This means that their products are usually not tested on animals, and they aren’t afraid to tell you so. Switching to natural lip balms means that you use products that don’t harm animals.
Value for Money
It’s a common misconception that natural and organic products are expensive. Most natural products are available at price points comparable to artificially made lip balms. This means that by opting for a natural lip balm, you’re getting more for your money as you can rest assured that the ingredients are suited for all types of skin.
We believe in the power of nature at Naturacare. Our natural lip balms are carefully crafted with each ingredient providing nourishing care. Shop our natural lip balms today!