Dermatologist Recommended Lip Balms

Dermatologist Recommended Lip Balms

Honey, we have some good news

You might already know about the health benefits of manuka honey in skincare products. If not, here is a quick refresher.

What makes honey so special? 

Raw honey is rich in proteins, vitamins, enzymes, and minerals to keep skin soft, healthy, and hydrated. Dermatologists prize honey for its antimicrobial properties. Plus, those same bacteria-busting proteins soothe irritated skin by drawing in moisture.

Some varieties, like manuka honey made from tea trees native to Australia and New Zealand, have outstanding benefits when used in honey-based skincare:

  • Antimicrobial methylglyoxal and H2O2
  • Hygroscopic, meaning it draws moisture from the environment
  • Naturally-occurring glucose oxidase produces gluconic acid 
  • Shown to be effective in treating eczema, psoriasis, dandruff, tinea and other skin conditions

Buzzed about honey-based skincare? Here are other natural ingredients you’ll love

When you reach for honey-based skincare, be sure to review the ingredients closely. Seek out Australian-made products using organic ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter and olive oil for naturally balanced hydration. 

Cocoa butter

Cocoa butter gets its moisturising superpowers from an abundance of fatty acids and anti-inflammatory phytochemicals. When used as a moisturiser, cocoa butter derived from cocoa beans creates a protective barrier on the skin, preventing moisture loss without leaving you feeling greasy. 

The great news is eating cocoa offers many of the same benefits. Although, a specially formulated skin moisturiser is probably a healthier and more efficient way to benefit from cocoa butter’s natural moisturising properties.

Clean & Pure cocoa butter lip balm combines the best of both worlds, blending cocoa butter with beeswax in a 100% natural balm. Our cocoa butter lip balm incorporates a generous amount of cocoa butter to replenish dry lips and keep them moisturised. And it’s unscented (for sensitive skin, but also to reduce choccy cravings). 

Shea butter

The fatty oil extracted from shea tree nuts, shea butter, is another potent anti-inflammatory, moisturising agent popular in natural skincare products. The rich tree-nut oils soak into your skin and create a moisturising barrier to reduce redness and swelling. 

Look for skincare products that use Fair Trade Certified shea butter, like our Skin Nutrition balm. It’s vital to support responsible supply chains that give back to the West African communities producing shea butter.

Olive oil

Rich in vitamins A, D, E and K, extra virgin olive oil has long been used as a topical treatment for eczema and psoriasis. However, there are many potential benefits of olive oil that are yet to be proven, including antibacterial and cancer-fighting properties. 

In skincare products natural like lip balm, olive oil is used to moisturise and rejuvenate dry lips, helping the starring ingredients like manuka honey and cocoa butter to work their magic.

Natural and organic is best

Manuka honey, cocoa butter, shea butter and olive oil show up regularly in skincare products. However, it pays to check the quantity and quality – plus what else the moisturising ingredients are mixed with.

  • Look for products free from denatured alcohols
  • Simple, natural ingredients are best
  • Choose responsibly sourced products
  • Australian-made means you can trust the labels

Clean & Pure is proud to use 100% natural ingredients in our natural lip balms. You won’t find a long list of additives, only the best organically-derived elements incorporated into high-quality skincare products.

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