Lipbalm: een onmisbaar manusje-van-alles

Lip balm: an indispensable jack of all trades

No matter what season, it's important to keep your lips moisturized. To prevent chapped lips, it is best to treat them to good care. Don't forget your kids either, because those annoying cracks in the lips are quite painful.

Why your lips are extra vulnerable

Dead skin cells: you may want to get rid of them as quickly as possible, but they actually have an important function. They protect your skin against harmful external influences. Exactly that natural protective layer is much thinner on your lips than on the rest of the body. This not only makes your lips more sensitive, but also makes them lose moisture three times faster. In addition, lips do not contain sebaceous and sweat glands, which - you guessed it - is not conducive to the moisture and fat balance.

Your lips depend on small blood vessels for hydration. Cool temperatures cause those fine vessels to contract, putting pressure on the fluid balance. Dry air and wind make the little moisture in your lips evaporate even faster. The result? Brittle, dry, irritated lips.

Extra hydration for kissable lips

A lip balm is a real must-have to keep your lips healthy and kissable. The range in supermarkets and pharmacies is enormous. Cheap, expensive, with or without flavor, in a tube or jar: how on earth do you make the right choice?

What many don't know is that not all lip balms are so innocent. Many balms are packed with chemical ingredients. And unlike a cream that you apply to the skin, the chemicals from lip balms end up in your mouth. So think twice about what you put on your lips. Do you want to know more? The Dutch Consumers' Association wrote an interesting article about it.

How do you choose safely?

Go for products based on natural oils. Because honestly, do you want kerosene on your mouth (or that of your children)? Our products are 100% natural. No parabens, chemicals or other nasties, but only the very best ingredients from mother nature. Pure power food for your body and your lips. Curious about the ingredients of the SELF lip balm ?

  • Candelilla Wax – A vegan alternative to beeswax. Packed with nutrients that promote hydration.
  • Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil – Combats inflammation and skin irritations and has a soothing and moisturizing effect.
  • Rubus Idaeus Seed Oil – Rich in phytosterols, for hydration and protection against sun damage.
  • Oryza Sativa Starch – Has a soothing effect and keeps the skin smooth and supple.
  • Jojoba Oil – Packed with nutritious antioxidants that lock in moisture and provide long-lasting hydration.

Get more out of your lip balm

A good lip balm keeps your lips supple and healthy, but did you know that you get many more benefits from it? 8 additional reasons why this jack of all trades deserves a permanent place in your handbag:

  1. Bye bye dry spots: Our modern skin is constantly being attacked by harmful external influences. Air pollution, dry air, screen use... take a toll on our skin. And that makes itself felt. We all suffer from redness or dry spots sometimes. Treat your chapped skin with some lip balm for extra nourishment.
  2. Keep your cuticles supple: beautiful nails start with well-groomed cuticles. Massage them with lip balm. This way you can easily push them back and cut away any unsightly skins.
  3. Eyebrows on fleek: are you blessed with full eyebrows? Lucky you! With a lick of lip balm they stay in perfect shape all day long.
  4. Dry ends: frizzy hair or split ends? Rub some lip balm into your palms and knead into your locks. For an instant well-groomed look!
  5. Baby hair: With a little lip balm you can easily control bouncy baby hairs.
  6. Colds: Frequent blowing takes its toll on the sensitive skin around your nose. Take care of redness and painful skin with some nourishing lip balm.
  7. Primer: Does your favorite eye shadow build up in the creases of your eyelids? A layer of lip balm works perfectly as a primer.
  8. Highlight: you don't have to buy an expensive highlighter to highlight your cheekbones. A lick of lip balm has the same effect.