GRAPE SEED OIL*
Organic cold pressed grape seed oil is a key ingredient in our lip creams. Grape seed oil contains a lot of the essential Omega-6 fatty acid which helps strengthen the skin barrier and prevents lips from drying. The oil is easily absorbed by the skin and works well for all different skin types and especially on oily, combination and mature skin. Grape seed oil also acts as an antioxidant and protects the lips thanks to its content of polyphenols and vitamin E.
CASTOR SEED OIL*
Castor oil has long been used in medicines and beauty products in Southern Europe, Asia and Africa. The oil has a thick, viscous texture with a pretty sheen to it which makes it a popular ingredient in all our lip products. Due to the oil’s composition it takes time to sink in to the skin and therefore provides an excellent protection against wind and weather. Our castor seed oil helps the other ingredients work well together and it leaves a super smooth and non-sticky feeling on the lips.
Candelilla wax is a hard and stabilizing wax and an excellent alternative to beeswax in vegan cosmetics and skincare. We love the Candelilla wax in our products for its moisturizing and protecting properties. The wax provides a great texture in our lip creams and gives the product a good glide and pretty lustre. Because of its lovely properties, Candelilla wax is a very popular ingredient in lip cosmetics.
We love this wax for its stability, consistency and shine. The carnauba wax is produced from the leaves of the Brazilian carnauba palm. The leaves are gradually harvested and the wax is taken care of and filtered. This method allows the palm trees to grow year after year instead of being felled for harvest. In addition to the wax being a good vegan choice it is also certified organic which means that it is completely free of chemical pesticides. Carnauba wax is non-toxic, does not clog the pores and allows the skin to breath.
Our coconut oil is made through cold pressing of the coconut pulp which effectively helps preserve the oil’s essential fatty acids, heat-sensitive vitamins and antioxidants. This method also helps retain the lovely mild coconut aroma your can get a whiff of in our products. Coconut oil has disinfecting and antimicrobial properties as well as great moisturizing effects. It is easily absorbed by the skin and gives our lip balms a smooth creamy texture and feel. All in all the organic cold pressed coconut oil has several benefits and helps our body to function well. For best long-term effects, coconut oil is preferably combined with other organic oils consisting of beneficial monounsaturated fatty acids, like the Jojoba oil.
Jojoba oil is actually a liquid wax, virtually odorless and with a beautiful golden yellow color. Jojoba oil is unique in the way that it has a waxy substance similar to the sebum produced in human skin glands which makes the oil a popular and vegan ingredient in natural skincare and cosmetics. Jojoba oil deeply moisturizes, improves the protective barrier and prevents the skin from dehydration. Jojoba oil is rich in vitamin A, vitamin D and natural antioxidants and are a sustainable oil, which means that it does not need preservatives. It has an overall luxurious feel whilst softening and smoothing the lips.
COCOA SEED BUTTER*
The cocoa seed butter we use in our products is organically produced by cold pressing the cocoa beens. The butter is an excellent emollient and gives our lip balms a soft and creamy texture and glide and is really soothing on dry lips. It is rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants which helps strengthen and increase skin elasticity. The cocoa butter has a lovely chocolate scent and is of food quality, though we prefer to put it our lips ♥.
Natural Vitamin E is an efficient antioxidant and extends the shelf life for our products. It works great in combination with other vegetable oils and prevents them from farther oxidizing. Our Vitamin E is derived from organic and GMO free soy, diluted in organic sunflower oil. Natural Vitamin E has a mixture of the four sorts of tocopherols; alfa, beta, gamma and delta. This gives our products great skin caring properties by moisturizing and protecting the skin cells from harmful free radicals and natural sunlight.