Lip balms are also known as lip conditioners.
Lip balms or lip salves relieve chapped or dry lips, angular cheilitis, stomatitis or cold sores. Lip balms provide an occlusive layer on the lip surface to seal moisture in lips and protect them from external exposure.
"Therapeutic Lip Creme" also reduces the appearance of fine lines and lip wrinkles.
They are applied tyically in the morning under makeup to clean skin and again at bedtime. Apply topically to the lips with your finger or directly if it comes in a lipstick- style tube. Beware that wearing lip balms under lipstick may make the lipstick wear off sooner.
Lip balm often contains beeswax or carnauba wax, camphor, cetyl alcohol, lanolin, paraffin, and petrolatum. Some contain dyes, flavor, fragrance, menthol, phenol, salicylic acid and sunscreens.
Dry air, cold temperatures, and wind all have a drying effect on skin by drawing moisture away from the body. Lips are particularly vulnerable because the skin is so thin, and thus they are often the first to present signs of dryness. Occlusive materials like waxes and petroleum jelly prevent moisture loss and maintain lip comfort while flavorants, colorants, sunscreens and provide additional benefits.
Lip balms are not expensive.
"Therapeutic Lip Creme" contains vitamins C and E which are effective anti-oxidants (free radicals). Free Radicals are damaging to skin cells and are 1 of the causes of premature aging. The macadamia nut oil helps to combat dry skin conditions. Collagen adds structure to the intercellular mMatrix of the skin and helps replace natural collagen lost due to aging.
This page has been updated on the 2017-12-18.