Making the transition into an organic lifestyle can be difficult when we are bombarded with millions of advertisements for chemically-laden, harsh products on a daily basis. Finding replacements for your skin care products can improve your long-term health. Even now that health has become a trendy topic, the shift toward organic, toxic-free skin care is slow and somewhat murky. It’s important that you pay attention to all the details of your skin care regimen, even commonly overlooked products like lip balm.
Many of the same companies that offer the skin “care” products—that are secretly packed with parabens, sulfates and other harsh, unpronounceable chemicals—are now offering “natural” products. They’ve repackaged watered-down versions of old products in white and green tubes assuming, albeit correctly, that Americans will make the swap without bothering to read the ingredients on the back. For people who are truly health conscious, have sensitive skin or are prone to reactions, researching companies who really do the legwork when making their products is essential.
The epidermis (skin) is quite permeable. This includes skin on the lips.
It’s important that consumers look for lip care that is free of parabens, petroleum, fragrance, chemical dyes and mineral oils.
These toxins are absorbed by the skin on and around the mouth. Flavored lip products are even worse because they encourage lip-licking which means these products are absorbed into the digestive system. Factoring in daily use, the accumulation of toxins can be scary. Always buy natural, organic lip balm.
While many large corporations get away with labeling tricks (and profit by selling them for a few more dollars than almost equally toxic products), there are some companies who really do offer quality organic products with readable ingredients that you actually want to use on your skin.
La Lune Naturals offers a variety of skin care products that use only natural ingredients. Our products are chemical free, paraben free, pthalate free, cruelty free and organic.