Monday, September 29, 2008

Coming Soon To Lips Near You!

New Arrivals In My Etsy Shop
Aroma Fields Candles & Bath at Etsy - Natural Lip Balm

Who doesn't love all natural, lip nourishing, moisturizing and smoochaliciuous lip balm? Made with the very best natural ingredients including shea butter, cocoa butter and added beeswax for extra protection and staying power, my lip balms come in several flavors. I'm currently stocking Cherry, Honey, Coconut and Au Naturel (unflavored) and will be adding Vanilla, Peppermint, Chai Tea, Root Beer and Chocolate soon.

Avoid Lip Balms Containing Phenois
Ironically, as I booted up my computer this morning, ready to blog about my natural lip balms, a daily newsletter that I recieve from RealAge included the following interesting article:

If the cooler fall air has you reaching for your lip balm, flip it over and look at the label.

You might want to ditch it if you see this in the ingredient list: phenols. Why? These compounds actually strip the top layer off your lips, according to RealAge skin expert Dr. Amy Wechsler.

Peel Appeal?
Phenols are included in some lip balms (Blistex, for one) to help remove very dry, chapped skin off the surface of lips. But if you’re just trying to keep lips moist, the phenols can backfire by removing your lips’ natural protective layer. That may also explain why some people get addicted to them, Wechsler writes in her new book, The Mind-Beauty Connection -- the stripping effect can leave lips feeling raw, so you reach for more balm.

Careful Lip Care
To break this vicious lip-balm cycle, Wechsler recommends opting for a good moisturizing lip balm instead.

Article: RealAge Online

I actually intended this post to be a quickie but I thought the article was interesting and worthy of sharing. Thanks for reading!


blackfeatherfarm said...

Good to know. Boy, the things they pull over on us !

Devin said...

Thanks for the heads up on Phenois.I will be back to your shop to get some lip bam for sure

Emmy Lou said...

chai lip balm would be my heaven!

La Alicia said...

good info and cutie packaging! ;)

Kari said...

Those look great. The cherry one looks so yummy!

Amber Dawn said...

Oh my goodness I had no clue! Thanks!
Chai tea lip ballm sound wonderful.

Renaissance_a3 said...

Very good to know. I just learned something new today!


Liquid said...

Oh Yummmmmmmmm!

Melissa said...

That is good to know. Love Root Beer :)

kim* said...

especially with all the dry weather here this is perfect.

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Miriam said...

Hi Marilyn! I love your blog and your shop - very nice!

Leslie said...

The photographing looks great. I like your labels too they so colorful & eye catching. I*ve hearted you. I*m a lip balm fend.

Christine said...

Root Beer? Yes! Count me in. I've been trying to find a good root beer flavored lip balm.

I'm going to heart your shop for the next time I go on a lip balm spree.

Nicki Leigh said...

Oh wow, I did not know about the Phenols. Wow, yet another reason why I am glad I make my own.

Thank you so much for sharing.