No one wants to be osculating (big fancy word for kissing) with someone who has dry, chapped, gnarly lips. If there is a special someone you are trying to impress, you should start by making sure the middle of your face is on point. After you have double checked for food in your teeth and popped a breath mint, perhaps you should consider the state of your lips. We’ve already considered it, and thus Receptra CBD lip balm was born.
Though eye contact is an important indicator of attention, most of the time someone’s gaze will be focused on your lips or mouth. This is a subconscious way of showing that they are paying attention to you and that they are listening. There is actually a science to kissing. It can also be a signal of attraction.
Hopefully, that is why they are starring.
In some cases it may be that they can’t take their eyes off that gross cold sore you haven’t taken care of, or the nasty flakes of skin barely hanging on as you talk. In which case, you might want to lock yourself in your room for about a week before presenting yourself to the public.
If that’s not going to work for you, there may be another option.
Receptra Naturals CBD Lip Balm
There may be no instant cure if your lips are already pretty far-gone. But Receptra Naturals CBD lip balm is a great place to start getting back on track or to maintain healthy lips.
The skin on the lips is 100 to 200 times more sensitive than that on your fingertips. It is also very thin and fragile. This means a little extra TLC is necessary, especially during dry or cold seasons.
Equality for Lips, but not Lip Balm
Not all lip balms are created equal. In fact, some popular ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin can actually make lips worse. They have a tendency to pull moisture out of the skin, especially in a dry environment. This can be confusing because these are common ingredients in facial moisturizers. In order to be effective, these ingredients need to be offset by “occlusive” agents such as beeswax, butters, and various oils. What goes into your lip balm will make or break its effectiveness.
There are four main goals of a great lip balm:
- Heal damage that has already occurred
- Soothe and alleviate pain from damage
- Soften lips
- Provide protection
Beeswax Gets the Babes
A natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, beeswax will give the healing process quite a boost. It is also an emulsifier, which means it locks in moisture. Keeping moisture in check will result in softer more kiss-friendly lips. The waxy consistency also helps protect lips from the hardships of everyday life. You know, like the sun, wind, and breathing.
Sal Butter Holding it Together
Sal butter (also called Shorea butter) comes from the Shorea Robusta tree. The substance is fairly solid, but not hard like cocoa butter. It has a high concentration of stearic and oleic acids, which make it extremely, stable in formulations. You may have noticed that sometimes after you have had a lip balm for a while, it starts to get weird. And not just after you run it through the washing machine. . .
Sal butter does not oxidize or go rancid as easily as other, softer butters might. It also adds moisture to the surface layers of the skin, which can tone and firm fine lines. We aren’t exactly calling you old, but let’s make sure no one else does.
Carrier Oils with the Good Stuff
Butter and beeswax is a great starting point, but this is where the fun begins. Carrier oils (not to be confused with essential oils) are necessary for lip balm for consistency, absorption, melting point and several benefits unique to each oil.
Receptra Naturals CBD lip balm contains a number of oils to meet the needs of your kisser. Jojoba oil is molecularly stable and has similar absorption properties to the human skin. Back in the day, before jojoba oil was a thing, the health and beauty industry killed a lot of whales for their fat, which contains similar properties. No whales (or other animals) were harmed in the making of this product.
Avocado oil has a natural content of vitamins A and E, which work together to improve skin texture. Hemp seed and sunflower oil contain essential omega fatty acids, which absorb well, leaving lips soft and moist.
Well, we may have added a little something special to our lip balm. If you don’t already know all the cool things that cannabinoids can do for your skin, check out a few posts where we talk in depth about skin care. CBD oil is patented as an antioxidant and has the valuable ability to fight toxins that cause wrinkles and aging. That could be the little extra boost your lips need to seal the deal.
Because we would feel bad keeping this stuff all to ourselves, we’ve decided to share. You can get your Receptra Naturals CBD Lip Balm FREE with any order placed on Valentine’s Day. Consider it our gift to you. . . and your crush, who will also appreciate it!