Multiple recent reports have linked the use of chemicals to cosmetics, an unsafe trend for consumers. The good news is that everyday more and more people are becoming aware of theses potentially hazardous ingredients.
Over 60% of what we put on our skin gets absorbed into it and travels right to our bloodstream. So, we should be careful when shopping personal care products, particularly lip balm.
Lip balm or lip salve is commonly applied topically to the lips to relieve chapped or dry lips. It provides an occlusive layer of the lip surface to seal moisture in lips and protect them from external exposure. Dry air, cold temperatures (including air conditioning) and wind can create dry lips by drawing moisture away from the body. Lips are particularly vulnerable because the skin is so thin and, as a result, they are often the first to present signs of dryness.
Some brands of lip balm contain ingredients that may lead to many types of cancers. Check the ingredients list before purchasing your next lip balm or, instead of taking your chances since many people are not familiar with dangerous ingredients, go the easy way, go natural.
Organic all-natural lip balms can soothe your dry and chapped lips without any synthetic ingredient. Most natural products are crafted with genuine natural ingredients and use vitamin-infused to moisturize and heal for soft and healthy lips.
The majority of all-natural companies use beeswax or carnauba wax as a main ingredient, with natural flavors such as peppermint or spearmint added to the formula giving you a cooling feeling when you first apply it on.
|Burt’s Bees – Beeswax Lip Balm Tin – 0.3 oz.|
|Alba Botanica – Un-Petroleum Lip Balm Vanilla 18 SPF – 0.15 oz.|
|Mode De Vie – Karite Lips Shea Butter Lip Balm Vanilla – 0.15 oz.|