Most Common Ingredients in Natural Lip Balms

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Lip balms come in a wide range of ingredients, fragrances and colours. But they're primarily used to hydrate and moisturise our lips. They're also used to prevent dry lips.

There are many factors that can affect the efficacy of lip balms. Its ingredients and how the person reacts to these ingredients are only two of these factors. This means that a lip balm might work for some but not for you. So there's a bit of trial and error involved which happens all the time especially with choosing personal care products.

If you're looking for a lip balm to use, we highly recommend sticking to natural ones. Natural lip balms don't contain the same nasty chemicals and substances that are commonly found in their chemical-laden counterparts.

Lip Balm Ingredients

And whatever natural lip balm you decide to use, make sure to look for these ingredients because they're great for preventing dry lips as well as heals cracked and chapped lips.

Shea Butter

Shea butter is one of the go-to natural ingredients of ecofriendly skin care products. It's known of its natural healing and antibacterial properties. Additionally, most skin types don't have allergic reactions to shea butter which makes it the ideal skin care product ingredient.

Beeswax

Beeswax is a natural ingredient used in many ecofriendly products like skin care, food wraps and more. It's considered safe and good at locking in moisture. It also creates a protective barrier on the surface of the lips without clogging the pores.

Lanolin

Lanolin is a natural ingredient however it is animal-derived. This means that any lip balm that contains lanolin is not vegan-friendly. Despite this, it's one of the most common ingredients added in skin care products.

It's known for its natural emollient properties. It softens and soothes the skin especially the lips which is great at maintaining healthy kissable lips.

However, one thing to note is that lanolin comes from wool animals like sheeps. So if you're allergic to wool, it's better to stay away from lip balms that contain lanolin.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are pretty common ingredients found in a wide range of personal care products. Many people think they're overused. That might be true and for good reasons. These oils are simply effective at keeping our lips healthy and preventing dry and cracked lips. They also promote and speed up healing so they're ideal for cracked lips.

Glycerin

Another common ingredient used is glycerin. It's great at preventing pigmentation which helps maintain soft pinkish lips. It's also a good moisturiser because it retains moisture which is great for preventing dryness of the lips.

Glycerin is also good at exfoliating because it effectively removes dead skin cells. It also helps relieve discomfort from flaking and cracking lips.

Final Words

Natural lip balms are better than regular lip balms. They contain natural ingredients that are often carefully selected to work together to help you achieve healthy lips as well as prevent dryness and cracking of the lips.

However, you should still need to do a bit of research even if you're buying a natural lip balm. Make sure to read product descriptions and research the ingredients that you're not familiar with.


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