Constant reapplying and potential for addiction: lip care does not exactly have the best reputation. However, side effects such as these are merely due to conventional formulations and the real care effect falls by the wayside. Lips need care – that’s a fact. We will tell you, what exactly your lips need.

The skin on your lips is particularly thin and sensitive: lips only have five cell layers while normal skin has up to 16. Furthermore, lips don’t have any sebaceous glands and are therefore not sufficiently protected against the whims of nature and are not adequately supplied with fat and moisture. The result? Chapped lips, especially in winter.

What you need now, is a lip balm. But beware: keep your hands off the conventional classics: they contain paraffin, silicones etc. Instead of supplying the lips with sufficient lipids, they merely form a film on the lips. Constant reapplying is a must – that’s at least what your lips tell you. Soon, these little “helpers” become indispensable. What’s more, they are suspected of being harmful to your health.

So what should you do when lip care is simply necessary, especially in winter?

Fortunately, there are alternatives. Certified natural cosmetics has just the right ingredients:  plant-based oils such as sunflower oil supply the skin, in addition to skin-related fat components, also with vitamin A and E. Moreover, plant-based oils are relatively neutral in taste and odor. Natural waxes such as carnauba wax provide protection against loss of moisture and against the cold. Shea butter and coconut oil ensure that your lip balm has a creamy texture and are furthermore able to heal small cracks as they contain allantoin.

Contrary to conventional lip balms, these raw materials are entirely harmless. If you want to be absolutely sure, the COSMOS seal serves a a reliable point of reference. The seal guarantees that the products were produced without chemical fragrances, colorants or preservatives and do not contain any mineral oils.

The NATURAL MOISTURE Moisturizing Lip Balm is a delicate softening care for sensitive lips. Apart from cork oak extract, the product contains precious plant-based oils and calming calendula extract to hydrate the lips, which stops them from drying out and provides fresh suppleness.

Apply, as needed, several times per day – you will be surprised how rarely sustainable care must be reapplied…

BIRKENSTOCK COSMETICS

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