Dry lips are one of the most frustrating skincare issues to handle. If you’re in the sun a lot, find it difficult to drink enough water, or suffer from conditions like eczema or psoriasis, you’re likely no stranger to the struggle. Although lip balms can offer temporary relief, it’s easy to find yourself reapplying every hour just to make it through the day. This is especially true if you live in an area that experiences dry or cold weather.
That’s where Lique’s Organic Lip Butter comes in!
Unlike other products, the unique whipped oil formula is made specifically to multitask. This lip butter is packed with hydrating and healing ingredients like honey, aloe vera, and vitamins E, C, and A. It will help heal painful cracks and blisters, infuse your skin with important moisture, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles – all at the same time. Since this product is an oil (rather than a cream or lotion) it’s incredibly lightweight and easy to apply. In fact, you could even use it on your hands and other dry spots, not just your lips! Talk about a heavy lifter!
Let’s explore the main ingredients:
Honey has been used for centuries for everything from sweetening your food to healing wounds. It has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties, which make it great for treating infections and soothing angry skin.
Cracked and dry lips provide an easier path for infection, so using products infused with honey is just one way for you to help protect one of the most sensitive parts of your body. Michigan State University’s Center for Research on Ingredient Safety also lists honey as one of a variety of natural humectants, meaning that, when used with things like emulsifiers and antioxidants, it can “provide and ensure moisture and other active ingredients are absorbed and create the desired barrier to help retain moisture.”
Most of us are familiar with using aloe vera to heal and soothe sunburns, but those medicinal properties are also great for soothing sensitive lips. Your lips are just as prone to sunburn as the rest of your skin, but they might not show symptoms the same way.
Blistering, dryness, cracking, and peeling can all be soothed by aloe vera. It naturally contains vitamins A and C, both antioxidants, which can help defend against environmental damage. With fast absorption and anti-inflammatory properties, this ingredient is perfect for promoting lip health.
Vitamin E is another powerful antioxidant, just like the ones found in aloe vera. It helps to slow the damage caused to our bodies by free radicals, unpaired electrons that seek out other electrons in the body to form a pair. This process is known for its links with aging and diseases like cancer, so while you certainly don’t have to fully understand it, it’s obvious why you should be taking steps to prevent it.
The Oregon State Micronutrient Information Center states that “vitamin E can…absorb the energy from ultraviolet (UV) light. Thus, it plays important roles in photoprotection, preventing UV-induced free radical damage to skin.”
With this in mind, it’s easy to understand how vitamin E can slow down the development of fine wrinkles and other sun-related damage. It also has important moisturizing properties, helping revive chronically chapped lips while simultaneously giving your skin the hydration it needs.
Our everyday lives are filled with things that aren’t so healthy for us, like sun exposure, pollution, and common chemicals. In order to get the ultimate benefit out of these powerhouse ingredients, Lique recommends making lip butter a regular part of your skincare routine, not just as a short term remedy.
It’s important to set your skin up for success by focusing on products and ingredients that protect against damage instead of just fixing it after it happens. Lique Cosmetics is committed to making organic lip products that not only heal current damage but give your skin the resources it needs to stay healthy in an unhealthy world.