This incredibly thick treatment works on 3 different levels to soften & soothe even the driest lips. Honey’s humectant properties draw moisture into your skin, which is locked into place by olive oil’s occlusive properties, which create a physical barrier on top of your skin. Both key ingredients are also emollients, meaning they fill in and smooth tiny cracks, depressions and imperfections in the skin’s surface. The result is smooth, split-free lips in even the harshest conditions.
What is Lip Serum?
Among quality products, a lip serum is not a lip balm as is not intended to function or be used in the same way. A lip balm is very thick and normally has a very high wax content because it is intended to sit on top of the skin to form a barrier between delicate lip skin and the environment. This is very useful for preventing moisture loss to harsh conditions, or wind or cold damage, but is useless in healing or rehydrating already dry and damaged skin. In contrast, a lip serum is intended to fully penetrate the skin, softening, hydrating, smoothing and even promoting healing in already damaged skin. It should therefore be used as a base layer under lip balm, lipstick or lip gloss. Such extra care is often necessary because lip skin lacks sebaceous glands, meaning it has no way of creating its own sebum – the natural oils and waxes produced by most of your skin to soften, hydrate and protect it from the environment.
Apply a thick, continuous coating to moist lips once or twice daily. Avoid touching lips until treatment has been fully absorbed (~10 minutes). For best results, apply a waxy lip balm after serum has completely absorbed to fully seal your lips and prevent any moisture loss.
What's in the Bottle
Honey is incredibly moisturizing and promotes wound healing. It has emollient, humectant and occlusive properties, meaning it smooths and softens, draws water into the skin, and forms a barrier on top of the skin that prevents moisture from leaving and environmental damage out.
Olive Oil is emollient and occlusive, meaning it softens and moisturizes within skin and forms a barrier on top of skin preventing moisture loss and protecting the skin from the surrounding environment. It is rich in squalene, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and rich in Vitamins A, D, E and K
Beeswax has a softer, more pliable texture and greater penetrative ability than other natural waxes. Beeswax is also strongly occlusive, meaning it creates a protective barrier on top of skin, and fills in microfissures and spaces between cells for a smoother finish.
Why Apply to Moist Lips?
Because lip skin is among the most porous and delicate on your body, it is highly susceptible to moisture gain and loss. So susceptible, in fact, that you will almost definitely notice that your lips are smoother and plumper after wetting them with water, which will then almost immediately begin to leach back out once absorbed. If you want to maximize the amount of hydration in your lips, you will get the best results by starting will fully hydrated lips, a few minutes after they have been wet. This is true regardless of the type or brand of product used.
Full Ingredient List
Honey, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Beeswax, Sorbitan Olivate [derived from olive], Lecithin, Cinnamomum zeylanicum [cinnamon essential oil], Fragrance