Peppermint has natural anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve and soothe dry, cracked lips. Due to the cooling sensation it brings to lips, it also enhances micro-circulation and gives the lips a light stinging sensation that causes it to numb and become plumper. Mint leaves are packed with healthy vitamins such as vitamin A, C and B-6 that are highly beneficial for the maintenance of a healthy skin. The active ingredient, menthol, exhibits cooling and anti-bacterial properties which are useful for treating different skin problems.
Shea butter is an ivory colored natural fat extracted from seed of the Karite Nut tree, also called the Mangifolia tree, found in the semi-arid savannahs of West and Central Africa. Containing a high content of essential fats, phytosterols and multiple vitamins (A, D, E and F). In hair, it works simultaneously as a leave-in treatment and as a deep conditioner, adds moisture back into dry hair and scalp, while also serving as a barrier to keep moisture in. Recent studies have also demonstrated its ability to improve the texture and shine of hair with long-term use.
Cold, wind and dry air all wreak havoc on lips’ thin skin. Cocoa butter, a rich fat derived from the same beans as chocolate, helps alleviate this problem. The emollient properties of cocoa butter act as a protective barrier by supplying and retaining moisture in the lips and skin. Cocoa butter also contains antioxidant vitamins A, C and E, which can help slow the signs of aging.
Like most oils, Sunflower Oil makes for an ideal moisturizer. Vitamin E rich Sunflower Oil helps lock in and retain moisture in the skin, protecting against dry and chapped skin.
The skin on your body is made up of about 16 opaque layers. Your lips have only three delicate, translucent layers, making them more susceptible to drying out. Aloe Vera is a natural and rich moisturizer, that helps keep lips soft and moist.
THE SCIENCE OF CHAPPED LIPS
8 reasons you get chapped lips…and why you’ll love our Lip Balm!
Nothing is more of a hassle in the winter months than chapped lips. Aside from making us incredibly self-conscious, they can also make us more susceptible to bacterial infections, cold sores and other problems. If you find your lips a little “chappy”, chances are you’ve done one of the “Dirty 8”…the 8 most common causes of the condition:
- Subjecting lips to extreme weather changes in a short period of time (hot to bitter cold).
- Nervously biting on your lips.
- Licking your lips excessively.
- Touching lips with your fingers without washing your hands. This transfers the bacteria on your hands to your lips and cause infections (also aggravates chapped lips).
- Dehydrating your skin by not drinking enough water.
- Excessive usage of chemicals on the skin (lipsticks, lip glosses, etc.).
- Drinking alcohol (which can provoke skin irritation).
- Leaving your lipstick on when going to sleep.
THE FIX? Kiss dry, cracked lips goodbye with REDAVID LIP BALMS! Choose Peppermint Party or Velvety Vanilla to hydrate, soothe, heal and protect for better kissable lips.