Lip balm: tried and tested

There are few things that add lux like good lipstick. However, it will only look good on moisturised lips.

Unlike other skin, the lips don’t contain sweat glands, sebaceous glands are very few. Moisture is only provide by the blood vessels. This is why lips often get dry, chapped and sore. The components that make this lip balm provide hydration, nutrition and protection from the harmful effects of the environment. The layer allows the scanty moisture to remain in the lips and directly feeds the lips with nutritious components.

Here’s a list of the best lip balms:

Lucas Papaw

An all purpose genius product. The composition encompasses moisturizing components, lipids, vitamins, and filters that protect lips from excess UV rays. The addition of the medicinal plant extracts also helps to heal the tiny cracks and wounds caused by dryness.

This little baby is a real expert in lip care. Its melting smooth texture balm is easily absorbed into the lips and nourishes them intensely, regenerates, moisturizes and does not create a sticky feeling on your lips. It includes antiseptic and antibacterial properties and can be used for dry or chapped lips. It is actually very universal: it’s good for sunburn, irritation and even insect bites and nappy rash!

Papaw smooths skin texture, stimulates regeneration of the epidermis cells, binds and holds water hydrating the skin. It has a wound-healing and anti-inflammatory effect, protects the skin from harmful UV rays, preventing the skin aging process. Papaw contains pectin – a substance that contributes to skin brightening .

The product does not contain polyplasdone, polyvinylpyrrolidone, talc, shellac, palm oil, glycerin or sodium lauryl sulphate.

Here are the ingredients: Carica Papaya 39mg/g Fresh Fermented Fruit, Pharmaceutical Grade Petroleum Jelly, Canola Oil, Castor Oil, Beeswax, Corn Starch, Potassium Sorbate.

Evolution of Smooth

EOS Lip Balm is made ​​of 95% natural ingredients , contains shea butter , jojoba , vitamin E and is an organic product. In addition, this balm moisturizes lips for a particularly long time, promotes healing of chapped parts and has an incredibly cool packaging!

Jojoba oil contains lipids , amino acids , vitamins A and E , and minerals. It nourishes and moisturizes the skin in a lasting manner, it eliminates peeling, improves firmness and elasticity of the skin and smooths out any wrinkles . The high concentration of vitamin E in this oil makes an excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent.

Coconut oil contains lauric acid and saturated fatty acids allowing the oil to quickly be absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy film . It moisturizes , nourishes and slows the aging process, has an anti-inflammatory effect and protects against the negative influence of UV rays.

Beeswax has a bactericidal, softening and healing effect . It forms a protective barrier on the skin, without clogging the pores.

Here are the ingredients: Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Beeswax (Cire D’abeille)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Natural Flavor (Aroma), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract*, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract*, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract*, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract*, Linalool**. *Organic. **Component of Natural Flavor. Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

100% pure lip balm with lysine and herbs

Ideal as an auxiliary treatment of cold sores. This lip balm significantly reduces both the  length and the severity of the disease process. Lysine is an amino acid which is a part of almost any protein. It provides an antiviral effect, particularly against viruses causing cold sores. The balm sometimes contains small black dots . These are bits of propolis, a medicinal substance produced by bees and a strong natural antibacterial and antifungal agent.

Here are the ingredients: Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Organic Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil,* Lysine, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Oil, Propolis Cera (Propolis), Chaparral Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Essential Oil, Melaleuca, Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Echinacea Purpurea (Echinacea) Extract, sambucus nigra (Elder Flower), Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice Root) Extract * Certified Organic

JOIK Supermoisturizing lipbalm with orange essential oil

This product contains only natural ingredients. Cocoa butter, babassu oil, sweet almond and olive oil nourish and moisturise the skin . Your lips will become silky smooth and give off gentle radiance.

Here are the ingredients: Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Cera Alba, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis oil, Elaesis Guineensis Oil, Olea Europea Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel oil, Linalool*, Limonene*

Besides, there are the old time favourites Blistex, Carmex and Vaseline. But surely you know all about them already. Just as a side note, the medicated Blistex is tingly and gives your lips added volume. The best Carmex is in the metallic packaging or jar, if you can get your hands on it.

 

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