LUSCIOUS LIP BUTTER from Susan’s Sumptuous Soaps is now even more luscious!!! I’ve discovered cera bellina wax, a derivative of beeswax. Not only does it inhibit the crystallization of oils, but it gives lip balm an incredibly luxurious texture. I’ve also added avocado oil. Avocado oil offers very high skin penetration and rapid absorption, therefore providing skin with deep moisturization.
Made with avocado oil, coconut oil, cera bellina wax and beeswax; no colorants. Packaged in a generous half ounce jar. Don’t you deserve luscious lips? Available in Pucker Up Peppermint, Tangerine, Chocolate Orange Truffle, and Flavor Free.
Are you reading labels before you purchase lip balms and butters?
NEUTROGENA LIP MOISTURIZER:
“Warning: For external use only. If swallowed, contact a poison control center right away.”
Contains petrolatum, mineral oil, methylparaben, propylparaben and other potentially harmful ingredients.
Contains petrolatum, phenol, and other potentially harmful ingredients.
BURT’S BEES LIP BALM:
Contains lanolin – wool grease. It is secreted by the sebaceous glands of sheep. Yum.
A group of preservatives used in beauty products. In 2004, a study showed high concentrations of parabens in human breast tumors. Parabens are able to mimic estrogen in the body, and exposure to estrogen is one of the primary influences in the development of breast cancer. Since 2004, studies have reported parabens in human urine and tissue. The latest research shows that parabens are getting into our bodies in significant amounts, and they are being absorbed through your skin.
Petrolatum comes from crude oil. Setting aside the issues of (a) whether or not you want a crude oil product on your lips and (b) the extent to which it may be carcinogenic, it interferes with the body’s own natural moisturizing mechanisms, leading to dry skin and chapping. In other words, you are being sold a product that creates the very conditions it claims to alleviate. Why then do they use petrolatum? Because it is incredibly cheap. In fact, it is more expensive to dispose of it than to purchase it.
“Phenol is considered to be quite toxic to humans via oral exposure.” Source: EPA and the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry.
We can’t rely on the cosmetics industry to take care of our skin;
we all need to read the labels ourselves and do our own research.