Sweet Harvest Farms version of Lip Balm for hydrated smoother lips!
Who likes chapped lips? No one! So we buy whatever we can without really giving any consideration (or at least much consideration) to the active ingredients within. Lip Balms give comfort, and can make dry parched lips even drier. That's because most commercial brands are 75% bees wax which makes lips even drier. In other words dehydrating enough that you want to re-apply (you want that soothing feeling over and over) but every time you apply it you dehydrate your lips even more. It may feel soothing on chapped lips but it most likely creating those pesky lip lines
Winter brings the cold and damp which make things worse. Summer is no better with the hot sun beating down and making you want to lick your lips for moisture. Your balm may promise relief but what you are paying for may not be helping the situation.
Lip balms that contain Humectants such as Hyaluronic Acid or Glycerin and Bees Wax that make already dry lips worse says Dermatologist Leslie Bauman. M/D. They actually pull the moisture from your skin.
We here at Sweet Harvest Farms, use Humectants like Organic Shea Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, and Organic Castor Oil Shea to create a physical barrier to prevent water loss. We also add Vitamin E and just the tiniest pinch of Bees Wax (Occlusive). Humectants hold on to water, and Occlusives keep it from evaporating,” explains Dr. Baumann. "Without Occlusives, the moisture that the Humectants pull out simply vanishes on the surface of the skin, leaving lips drier than they were in the first place". It doesn't mean you should avoid Humectants in our lip balm you just need to make sure it also has occlusive agents as well.
Then there are Cermaides that hold skin together to form a protective layer helping to prevent moisture loss and damage from cold, dry, and other environmental stressors. Ceramide also help to keep your skin supple. All the oils we use contain these as well.
We have developed a recipe that leaves your lips soothed and supple without have to re-apply over and over. We refer to it as "Lip Smoothie" NOT Lip Balm! The little glass tub will last for months and months since very little is needed. You may use a q-tip or a clean finger to apply. Can go under or ever your lipstick as well.
*Jojoba oil contain 96% of ceramides while also containing antibacterial and anti- inflammatory properties.
*Shea Butter too is high in ceramides and help with deep reconstructing and balancing of your skins natural oils.
*Castor oil not only adds shine but also penetrates the skin to fight bacteria that can clog pores while hydrating at the same time.
*Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer and it helps keep the moisture of your lips intact keeping them soft, hydrated and can also reduce inflammation caused by sun damage.
*Vitamin E (Tocopherol) is an anti-oxidant that helps to repair damaged tissue.
Our Lip Smoothie recipe combines all these ingredients that will make a difference in your "puckering power"! We don't use fancy-shmancy synthetic flavored oils either. A simple organic Peppermint/Lemongrass flavor is just enough to say "Hmm-mmm good"!
That's a big punch for a .25 ounce glass container but because you will not have to apply it over and over during the day (like other products out there) it will last and last.