We are committed to putting the highest quality ingredients into our products while leaving out those that may prove harmful.
Shea Butter, Beeswax, Natural Flavor Oil, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin E, Stevia*, Sea Buckthorn Oil*, Meadowfoam Seed Oil.
*Certified Organic Ingredients
Other common lip balms contain petroleum which in industry acts as a lubricant for machinery. These products may feel good initially, but dry out the lips in the long run The use of chemicals such as petroleum has also been shown to increase your risk of developing skin cancer.
No Paraben or Preservatives!
Parabens are a class of chemicals used as preservatives and considered by many to be a dangerous chemical. One of the problems of using parabens on our skin is that they are readily absorbed into our skin and blood, and can be detected in our blood shortly after use. Numerous studies have found Parabens to interfere with estrogen receptors and are suspected to raise levels of estrogen.
No Chemical Sunscreens
Our lip balms are formulated with zinc oxide, a natural ingredient that provides protection from the sun by acting as a physical barrier against harmful rays. Most sunscreens use chemicals like avobenzone and oxybenzone to shield against UVA and UVB rays. Research shows that chemical sunscreens could harm the body by causing early aging, disrupting hormonal production, and possibly increasing the risk of melanoma.
Your lips are one of the most delicate and sensitive parts of your body. They’re also one of the most used and (in some cases) abused. Every day your lips help you enjoy meals, express emotions (especially affection), and communicate through laughter, speech, and shared smiles. Taking good care of your lips is just as important as taking care of the rest of your body.
Your skin is comprised of multiple layers: the dermis, the epidermis, and a protective outer layer called the stratum corneum. On other parts of your body, that last protective layer is itself made up of 15 to 16 layers. However, the stratum corneum on your lips is just 3 to 4 layers thick. That means that your lips lose moisture much faster than any other part of your body, can be damaged much easier, and may take longer to heal.
But taking care of your kisser doesn’t have to be hard. There are a number of simple things you can do to keep your lips supple, smiling, and happy.
5 Tips for Maintaining Healthy Lips
1) Exfoliate Your Lips
Your lips, just like every other part of your skin, shed layers as part of the natural renewal and rejuvenation cycle. You can help your lips through the process by gently exfoliating them daily. Simply use a toothbrush (not the one you use on your teeth!), gentle lip scrubs, or a dampened wash cloth to clear away the dry skin in order to let the supple layers beneath shine. Just take it easy or you’ll take off more than you should.
2) Use a Natural Lip Balm
Natural Lip balms, such as Buddha Balm, contain healthy ingredients including Creamcote (a natural Shea butter blend), bee’s wax, and plant-based additives designed to protect and rejuvenate your lips. These chemical-free balms won’t have toxic or hormonal effects on your body so you can look good and feel good when you go natural.
3) Stay Hydrated
Retaining moisture is the best way to keep your lips looking plump, shiny, and healthy. Hydrating from the inside is an easy way to do this. Drink plenty of water. This helps your skin keep up the constant moisture level it needs to look and function at its best. Staying hydrated will also help you maintain energy levels, mental alertness, and can even help prevent illness.
4) Take Your Vitamins
Your skin needs certain vitamins (Vitamins E, A, and C among them) to renew layers from the inside out. If you’re not getting enough of those through your daily diet, it may be time to consider using a supplemental multivitamin. You can even find blends at your local pharmacy that are designed specifically to heal and protect your skin. Just be careful, sometimes vitamins in supplement form are more difficult to digest and absorb.
5) Protect Yourself from the Sun
The sun is a killer. It not only sucks the moisture out of your lips but it can burn them as well. The harmful UV rays in sunlight can also increase the risk of cancer. Buddha Balm uses natural zinc oxide instead of chemical UV blockers to give you the protection you need without the potential side effects. Protect yourself every day, not just when you go to the beach.