What’s a must-have cosmetic product for you?
The one you find yourself repurchasing?
The one you can’t leave your house without, and always carry in your bag?
For many of you, the answer might probably be a lip product. Be it a lip balm, lip gloss or a lipstick. Something that can add a bit of shine, gloss and a dash of colour to your dull and dry lips. And rightly so. Because glossy, luscious and hydrated lips can really be a game-changer, lifting your entire mood, changing your look, and giving you a bold boost of confidence. In fact, for many of us, constantly reapplying our favourite lip balm can feel almost therapeutic.
However, it’s highly possible that your favourite lip product is doing more harm than good. Despite giving you glossy and hydrated lips instantaneously, it might be causing long term damage, often with irreversible results. Many lip balms and lip glosses contain toxins such as lead, mercury and radioactive metals which upon ingesting can cause severe problems such as vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Many often contain parabens, preservatives, artificial fragrances and flavors, that can cause irritation, inflammation and swelling of the lips and are also linked to increased risk of breast cancer.
No wonder you feel the need to constantly reapply your lip balm; despite giving a feeling of instant hydration, they are in fact drying out the lips, making them feel flaky and chapped. Reapplying the harmful ingredients several times a day only exacerbates the problem, and you find your self constantly reaching for your lip balm to alleviate the dryness, without realizing you’re only causing the situation to worsen.
So what’s the solution?
Next time you’re on a hunt for a lip product, be sure to read the label and avoid products containing ingredients such as artificial flavors and fragrances as they are known to dry out the lips, causing irritation. Be sure to also lookout for lanolin, ethylhexyl palmitate, isopropyl myristate and ceresin. Other ingredients to avoid are camphor, phenol and menthol, which when applied to the lips give a cooling or tingling sensation. Although naturally derived, these can cause irritated and agitated lips.
Free from harmful additives, lip products containing organic ingredients are a sure shot way of getting rid of dry and cracked lips. Not only are they safe to use, the natural and organic ingredients help to tackle the problem from the core, giving you longer lasting, hydrated and moisturized lips. A wonderful natural ingredient, which makes for a great lip product is vitamin E, which not only helps to make the lips soft, it also helps to replenish and generate new skin cells, making the lips smooth and silky.
Another great ingredient for an all-natural organic lip product is an essential oil or a combination of a few. These can range from castor oil and olive oil to coconut oil and jojoba oil, all of which have potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties alongside being extremely moisturizing. These oils also enable quick healing and rejuvenation, making your lips feel well treated and taken care of.
The Leovard Lip Luster, made up of all natural, organic ingredients and proprietary herbal extracts, is a luxury lip balm, aimed at giving you naturally soft, plumped and delectable lips. The star ingredient, hyaluronic acid, is a naturally occurring component in the body, helping to attract and retain moisture, making the lips feel hydrated. It also makes the lips look plumped and pouty, much like a lip filler done well. It also works great at reducing the appearance of wrinkling and fine lines while also promoting wound healing.
It also contains several organic essential oils such as castor oil, hemp seed oil, jojoba oil and avocado oil, all of which work in cohesion to help soothe, nourish, hydrate and rejuvenate the lips. The added vitamin C and E perform their job of improving blood circulation to the lips, replenishing skin cells, and making them feel smooth and soft. They are super-healing in nature, helping to repair and condition dry, chapped and flaky lips.
The added papaya extract is a gentle exfoliant, removing dead skin cells and making the lips look younger and healthy. It is also anti-inflammatory, thereby reducing any redness and swelling, relaxing and calming down the lips in case of any agitation. The polypeptides promote the production of collagen, giving the lips better shape while also providing the lips a boost of hydration.
Last but not the least, titanium oxide. Keeping in view the importance of applying sunscreen, especially when one is out and about, the Leovard Lip Luster consists of titanium oxide which helps to protect the lips from ultraviolet damage which can cause excessive drying and chapping of the lips. It makes a protective layer on the lips, helping to keep the moisture locked in.
So if you feel like you’re perpetually applying your current lip balm, but your lips just won’t stop feeling dry and chapped, you know it’s time to make a switch. Try the Leovard Lip Luster and you won’t be disappointed.