Organic Vanilla Lip Balm
Our certified organic lip balm contains shea butter and macadamia nut oil to soothe, calm and moisturise dry, chapped lips. A special extract of the alpine rose plant helps to combat cold-sores by preventing the cold-sore causing HPV-1 virus from adhering to cells, whilst chamomile and calendula extracts help to soothe and heal. Delicately scented using real organic vanilla pods.
How does this lip balm help to prevent cold sores?
This lip balm contains an active ingredient extracted from the leaves of the alpine rose plant. This extract is able to prevent the cold-sore causing HPV-1 virus from adhering to cells. If it can’t adhere to your cells, it can’t cause a cold-sore! So using this lip balm daily should keep cold-sores at bay. Alpine rose is a Swiss alpine plant which grows at high altitudes in acidic and nutrient-poor soils. Because of these adverse conditions, it has developed impressive strategies to protect itself against dehydration and the attack of radicals and pathogens.
How can I keep my lips soft and moisturised?
Our certified organic Vanilla Lip Balm will give you soft, conditioned lips because it is jam-packed with wonderfully moisturising, softening ingredients. Macadamia nut oil had a similar profile to the oil that your own skin produces, so it absorbs readily into the dermal layers. Sunflower seed oil helps with skin barrier repair and is also anti-inflammatory, which is good if your lips are sore and chapped. Shea butter is also anti-inflammatory and together with olive oil, full of antioxidants which help to prevent further damage. Unlike macadamia nut oil, olive oil does not absorb readily into the skin, so is a good choice for providing moisture to the lip surface. Olive oil can also help wounds to heal.
Vanilla Lip Balm also contains calendula (marigold) extract. Calendula is sometimes called the ‘queen of flowers’ due to it’s amazing properties. The antibacterial and immune-stimulant properties of the plant make it extremely useful in treating slow-healing cuts and sores. The herb stimulates the production of collagen at wound sites and minimises scarring. With such strong regenerative and protective capabilities, calendula plays a key role in many of our products and used here to help chapped lips heal. It also contains chamomile extract, which reduces skin inflammation and helps to speed the healing process.
Please note that due to the presence of real vanilla pods you may find the odd chocolate brown ‘speck’ in the balm despite us using the finest possible organic filters. It is not necessary to remove these vanilla seeds.
Helianthus annuus seed oil (Sunflower)*
*Certified organic ingredients
Gently smooth over lips any time.