We are committed to putting the highest quality ingredients into our products while leaving out those that may prove harmful.
Other common lip balms contain petroleum which in industry acts as a lubricant for machinery. These products may feel good initially, but dry out the lips in the long run The use of chemicals such as petroleum has also been shown to increase your risk of developing skin cancer.
Parabens are a class of chemicals used as preservatives and considered by many to be a dangerous chemical. One of the problems of using parabens on our skin is that they are readily absorbed into our skin and blood, and can be detected in our blood shortly after use. Numerous studies have found Parabens to interfere with estrogen receptors and are suspected to raise levels of estrogen.
Our lip balms are formulated with zinc oxide, a natural ingredient that provides protection from the sun by acting as a physical barrier against harmful rays. Most sunscreens use chemicals like avobenzone and oxybenzone to shield against UVA and UVB rays. Research shows that chemical sunscreens could harm the body by causing early aging, disrupting hormonal production, and possibly increasing the risk of melanoma.
Posted by Janet on 22nd May 2013
Stumbled on by accident! I now order online!! I just love this stuff! Burnt sugar fig is my fav but all flavors are exceptional!
Posted by Lisa Conway on 15th Feb 2013
This is the Best lip balm around!!!
I bought 2 in a coffee shop in Las Vegas Nevada. The air was soo dry there and lips chapped. I put on this balm and Loved it. You can smell the balm as soon as you ale the cap off. Put it on your lips and its like Heaven! You can taste it, smell it and your lips tingle.... Works like Magic! Love it!!!
Your lips are one of the most delicate and sensitive parts of your body. They’re also one of the most used and (in some cases) abused. Every day your lips help you enjoy meals, express emotions (especially affection), and communicate through laughter, speech, and shared smiles. Taking good care of your lips is just as important as taking care of the rest of your body.
Your skin is comprised of multiple layers: the dermis, the epidermis, and a protective outer layer called the stratum corneum. On other parts of your body, that last protective layer is itself made up of 15 to 16 layers. However, the stratum corneum on your lips is just 3 to 4 layers thick. That means that your lips lose moisture much faster than any other part of your body, can be damaged much easier, and may take longer to heal.
But taking care of your kisser doesn’t have to be hard. There are a number of simple things you can do to keep your lips supple, smiling, and happy.