A quality lip balm should not only moisturize dry lips, but nourish and protect them from the elements such as cold, wind and the sun. Lanolin has been used for centuries for not only soft skin but many situations in need of waterproofing. The ability of a lip balm to prevent the loss of moisture from tender lips elevates a typical lip balm to a great lip salve.
Though listed as a lip balm, this product can also come in handy to apply around the delicate skin of the eyes. Without their own oil glands, the eye area is often the first to show stress and fatigue on our faces. Our eyes are not only the window to our souls but also to what is going on in our hectic lives. The tender eye area may become dry and show signs of creases and fine lines. As part of your skin aging prevention program, fight back by starting now.
The name comes from the Latin words LANA for wool and OLEUM for oil. Really a wax, lanolin has always just been called wool fat.
The properties of lanolin were discovered from the sheep which normally secrete this material. Their wool coats are protected from moisture and cold as water sheds right off. Waxy by nature, lanolin is used for many purposes where water-proofing is the goal. A very animal-friendly product as the sheep are not harmed in any way. Farmers annually sheer their sheep for the comfort of the animals and to obtain the wool. Prior to washing the wool this greasy substance is extracted. By providing the skin with a layer of oil, lanolin works as an emollient, which means it prevents moisture loss and rehydrates.
Shea butter comes from the seed of the African shea tree. It is a therapeutic heavy butter that once it penetrates the skin leaves it soft,smooth and elastic. High in beneficial fatty acids, vitamins A and E, shea butter is great for retaining moisture and elasticity.
Cold-pressed olive oil is a stable, nourishing oil often used in skin care and given credit for the beautiful skin amongst the peoples of the Mediterranean.
A hint of sweetness is added using the natural sweetener, stevia. Incredibly sweet compared to table sugar, stevia is used as an alternative to artificial sweeteners. An herbal shrub in the Chrysanthemum family it is most commonly found in parts of Paraguay and Brazil.
Although lanolin is a natural product, some people may have an allergic reaction causing itching and redness. If you are allergic to wool, it is very likely you cannot use a product containing lanolin.
The lanolin used is refined to help remove the odor usually associated with lanolin. Sheep definitely have a distinct odor from this natural wax found on their wool. The refining process helps make this product more appealing to the consumer.
Lanolin, Shea Butter Lip Balm comes in a lip balm tube and sealed for your protection.
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