Looking for the perfect lip balm? Spoiler alert. You actually need a lip mask.
Lip balms can be great as long as they are natural and free from synthetic waxes, perfumes and flavours. But they never fully hydrate dry lips and, depending on the butter:oil ratio, sometimes even dry the lips even more. This is because standard lip balms contain a large percentage of wax in order to bind the oils and butters together in a stable, firm formulation. Although wax is a good barrier against the elements, it has no moisture content. That’s why lip balm needs so many applications throughout the day.
Our Lip Mask is really different.
Think of it like a cozy blanket and a warm bowl of soup for your lips; protective and nourishing!
Lip Love is rich with a creamy texture. It glides on and has a slow-medium absorption rate, so it lasts on the lips until it’s completely soaked in.
Lip Love Lip Mask works differently because instead of wax, our formula is loaded with Ceramides, special fat molecules that are naturally present in your skin cells.
If you have dry or sensitive lips, our lip mask will provide soothing, intensive moisture. It helps bolster your skin barrier function to help your lips retain moisture, it reduces inflammation and helps fend off unwanted bacteria and yeast (helpful for red, cracked corners, etc.). The smooth texture makes it easy to apply as often as needed. Lip Love is also suitable for people who may be prone to eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis, and may be used on children 3 yrs+ (adult supervision required).
Ceramides are a special type of lipids (fat molecules) that are naturally present in your skin cells. In healthy, youthful skin, Ceramides make up 30% – 40% of the outer skin layer (epidermis). Ceramides are important for retaining your skin’s moisture and barrier function. When your skin’s barrier function is disrupted, your skin will feel dry, inflamed, and be at risk for inflammatory skin conditions like permanently chapped lips, eczema and more. The good news is that you can boost your skin’s outer layer by supplementing your skincare with oils naturally high in Ceramides. We use organic, un-refined, cold-pressed Sunflower seed oil (68% Ceramide content) and gluten-free Wheatgerm oil (55% Ceramide content) in Lip Love for this exact reason.
Organic Shea Butter
Shea Butter is renowned for its skin moisturising and protective properties. It has been widely used for centuries to help heal burns, sores, dermatitis, psoriasis, chapped lips, and much more. Shea Butter is very high in Palmitic and Oleic Acids, which are essential fatty acids that help soften, smooth and replenish dry lips. It also contains antioxidants (Vitamins A, E and F), which may help protect your lips from environmental and free-radical damage. This luxurious butter is known for leaving skin silky-soft, making it perfect for chapped lips.
The Sustainable story of our Shea Butter is another of its best assets, and we are proud to support this initiative. Our organic fairtrade Shea Butter has been hand-crafted by local women of the Sub-Saharan Savannah-Sahel for decades, providing women with a secured income for their family. After harvest, the local women will negotiate their price before selling their product on to Europe for refining. This fairtrade Shea Butter trade makes a significant and positive impact within their families and on their wider community, supporting new and better infrastructures for a higher quality of life.
Organic Frankincense Resin Oil
We formulate with the purest frankincense on the planet: certified organic and wild-harvested in a sustainable way. Used for centuries for both its spiritual and medicinal properties, Frankincense is used in traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic effects. Studies have shown that Frankincense, specifically Boswellia Carterii (which is what we use), is active against bacterial infections caused by E. coli and some strains of Staphylococcus aureus, as well as having significant activity against yeast overgrowth (1, 2). Frankincense is one of the secret weapons in our lip mask because of its ability to fend off unwanted bacteria and yeast, while reducing inflammation and soothing chapped lips.
Stearic acid is a saturated, long-chain fatty acid that is found naturally in various animal and plant fats. Ours is naturally derived from coconuts, making it a wonderful vegan addition to our formula. Stearic Acid is an emollient that nourishes chapped lips and protects them from moisture-loss, helping shore up your lip’s protective barrier even more.
Organic Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has mild antipruritic, antiseptic and keratolytic properties. It is widely recommended for the treatment of skin disorders such as chapped lips, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis and dandruff.
Antipruritic = Relieves Itching
Keratolytic = Breaks Down Skin Plaques
Antiseptic = Prevents Infection
Aroma: Clean scent with hint of coconut (main note is Frankincense)
Texture: Soft, creamy, smooth
Absorption: Absorbs thoroughly and comfortably
*^^Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Stearic Acid (Coconut-derived), *^Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, *^Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Tocopherol (Non-GM Vitamin E), *Boswellia (Frankincense) Carterii Resin Oil, **Triticum Vulgare (Wheatgerm) Oil, *Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Flower Oil, *Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil Expressed, +Limonene, +Citronellol, +Geraniol, +Citral. (*Certified Organic Ingredient, **Gluten Free Ingredient, ^Food Grade, ^^Fairtrade, +Occurs Naturally in Essential Oils)
(GENERAL ADVICE) Do not use on broken skin. If irritation occurs, please discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. This product can be used on children 3 yrs+ (adult supervision required). For external use only. Keep away from sunlight and store in a cool location. If your pot is left in a hot spot and melts, pop it in the fridge for 10 minutes.
All natural, 100% Plant-based, Plastic Free, Vegan and certified Cruelty-free. Made in the UK. No synthetic fragrance or colour. Paraben and alcohol free, no petroleum-based ingredients. No genetically modified organisms (GMOs). No added water. Widely recyclable glass jar and aluminium closure packaging. Carton packaging made from FSC recycled materials and veggie inks. Read more about what makes us different.