Perfection Ultime Nourishing Lip Balm SPF 15 - Clear
It’s no surprise that the lips are so prone to damage bearing in mind how thin they are - in fact lips only have 3-6 cellular layers to them compared to that of the face which has up to 16. There are no oil or sweat glands contained in the lips and since both of these glands help keep skin moisturised, lips tend to dry out faster than any other part of the body. Lips get their shape in part from collagen, and as we age we produce less of this critical protein which causes lips to lose their plumpness and become deflated. I don’t know about you but when I am lathering on my high protection sun cream I tend to avoid my lips - I mean who likes the taste of sun cream? - of course, unprotected lips that are exposed to the sun makes them highly susceptible to sun damage. And when I think about the daily food and beverage intake that comes into contact with the lips, and the continual wiping, rubbing and licking of them all it really takes its toll!
After learning all of this it is easy to understand why it is SO important to protect and nourish the lips daily and Gatineau have come up with the perfect solution - Perfection Ultime SPF15 Nourishing Lip Balm. This nourishing, protective and anti-chapping treatment combines skincare with beauty offering all the benefits of an anti-ageing and defensive lip treatment along with a sheer and hydrating shine.
And the gilt-edge formula has been created with the highly moisturising properties of Beeswax widely used for centuries by the ancient Egyptians as a skin softener. This natural honey-fragranced ingredient is literally the ‘bees knees’ and a real bodyguard for the delicate lips! Beeswax is made up of more than 284 compounds which are mostly fatty acids to help improve the natural oil barrier in the lips. Packed full of Vitamin A it is super rejuvenating to ageing cells and it also attracts water molecules to the skin helping to intensively hydrate them. Offering a breathable barrier, Beeswax doesn’t clog pores yet is a powerful anti-inflammatory and natural healer for chapped and irritated lips. And, bees have to work very hard to create beeswax, needing to consume 6 to 8 pounds of honey just to make 1 pound of it!
And with added natural Candelilla Wax extracted from a shrub native to Mexico this luscious lip balm has a wonderfully natural gloss and provides a real lubricity to the lips without being sticky or heavy.
Then of course we have a combination of two powerful oils which both easily and effortlessly infuse themselves into the skin leaving no oily film. The small yet mighty Soybean with high concentrations of Vitamin E and Essential Fatty Acids, give this lip balm an incredibly high antioxidant power which helps protect the skin cells from daily damage. Omega-rich Corn Oil packed with Linoleic Acid strengthens and repairs the natural moisture barrier. This multipurpose lip balm really does brighten and clarify uneven skin tone, and yet equally treats symptoms of chapping leaving the lips feeling super soft and ultra-smooth.
Perfection Ultime SPF15 Nourishing Lip Balm is touted as a wonder beauty buy to me and applies like a dream. With a protective SPF15 this is a year round must have to optimise the natural health and beauty of the delicate lips and leave them looking pout perfect!