Throw Away Your Chapstick
Unlike your face and other parts of your body, the lips cannot produce sebum, a
mix of triglycerides and waxy esters that maintain and nourish the skin. The
lips also don't produce melanin. Melanin gives the skin the ability to tan,
which ultimately provides protection in the prevention of burning. Sun and
indoor tanning exposures subject the lips to excessive drying, burning, and
Chapstick, Blistex and other common lip balms contain petroleum-based
ingredients, including petrolatum, paraffin and mineral oils, which are derived
from the same crude oil that is used to make gasoline and grease. To mask these
unpleasant odors, harsh, synthetic fragrances are required. These products may
feel good initially, but dry out the lips in the long run. What the skin
doesn't recognize, it won't absorb as well.
Non-Petroleum Lip Balm... Plant Powered Lip Care
Natural lip balms, like "Non-Petroleum" manufactured by Avalon Natural Products,
are different. They are made with only pure plant oils, natural waxes, vitamin
E, fruit flavors, and herbal extracts to provide soothing and healing benefits
with moisturizing protection. Nut oils, like the olive oil in natural lip balms
, are triglycerides just as the major component of sebum. Use "Non-Petroleum"
and your lips will become soft and healthy.
Plant Powered Lip Care... Un-chap your lips with healing vitamin E, protective
jojoba oil and naturally soothing plant extracts.