BEAUTY & SKINCARE

Get a Silky Smooth Pout – End of Summer Skin Care

We put out lips through a lot during summer: sun rays and forgotten UV lip care meet sea breezes and swimming pool water. My fave cure? 

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…this clean, non-toxic and palm-oil-free mint chapstick!

I have used up my homemade “white chocolate” lip balm with glitter, and now this little refreshingly scented helper has accepted shelter in my handbag (in a little beauty pouch, that is), where it sits next to my xylitol chewing gums, Tatcha blotting papers and other S.O.S. tools.

This USDA (organic) and IHTK.de (no animal testing) certified lip balm is made of:
Organic & Fair Trade Certified Cocoa Butter,
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
Organic Beeswax,
Organic Castor Oil,
Organic Aloe Extract,
CO2 Extracts of Organic Rosemary, Organic Rosehip, and Organic Seabuckthorn (I read that CO2 extraction is cleaner than the standard production of essential oils – that’s good news),
Essential Oils of Organic Peppermint, Organic Spearmint, and Organic Sweet Orange.

ON A DIY NOTE: 
Pure cocoa butter and olive oil – simply sneak ’em from your pantry – work wonders on stressed lips. Another good bet: sea buckthorn oil, rich in carotenoids, tocopherols, and fatty acids… albeit the scent is quite special – you better like it 😀 Otherwise it’s got truly amazing healing properties, in case the skin is already damaged.

Back to the Mint Lip Balm, being a bit chunkier than your standard chapstick, it has that heavenly, silky melt of cocoa butter – and the sweet scent of a spearmint chewing gum. Not too shabby! Bye-bye, chapped lips – let autumn come!

Kiss-kiss 😉

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    • honey is a good remedy, too. just unpractical for vegans or people with allergies, but otherwise, honey and oil treatments work wonders on unhappy lips 🙂

        • mmmmh, manuka honey! enjoy your treatment 😉

          (there was a NZ-based natural beauty label that eventually got discontinued in germany – they had a lovely hand cream with manuka honey. it had a smell you had to get used to, but was highly effective)

          • Manuka has a strong flavour. Also there has been a bit of trouble with manuka products ; as in some naughty people have been pretending their product is manuka honey when it isn’t. I heard something to the effect that there is more manuka honey on the international market than has actually been produced in New Zealand. Some skulduggery going on and obviously there is a need for more control over the manuka brand.