At Abaci, we believe nutrient-rich, natural and organic ingredients are key to creating an exceptional lip balm. We start with pure hyaluronic acid, sustainably-sourced beeswax and a mix of organic oils and butters.
The Value of a Good Lip Balm
Is there any act of self-care more simple and gratifying than applying an aromatic, nourishing lip balm? When it comes to skincare, it’s admittedly easy to overlook the humble balm. Next to fountain of youth serums and lotions, a lip balm can seem like a deceptively simple side player. Even so, it’s undeniable that this beauty staple benefits your pout. However, a lip balm is only as effective as its ingredients. The right combination will soothe and nourish your lips while creating a lasting barrier to shield from wind, indoor heating and salty foods—anything in your day-to-day life that dries or damages your lips.
Many conventional lip balms contain ingredients that actually do more harm than good and keep you re-applying throughout the day with the false promise of hydration. For instance, lanolin—an oil derived from sheep skin—is often classified as a skin-sensitizer, but it can actually result in lanolin oil poisoning if ingested. Probably the most commonly used ingredient found in conventional lip balms is petrolatum, also known as petroleum jelly or mineral oil. Derived from petroleum (a byproduct of oil drilling), it sits at the top of our list of ingredients to avoid. Just as with parabens, the refining process may be carcinogenic and, suffice it to say, it’s definitely not worth putting on your lips. In addition to its potential dangers, petroleum jelly is also simply a water-repellant and creates a seal on the barrier on top of your lips—providing the instant gratification of moisturizing, but without actually replenishing dry, chapped lips.
Effectiveness aside, it may be surprising to learn that the average woman consumes around seven pounds of lip products during her lifetime. That’s one of the many reasons why we select all-natural and non-toxic ingredients for our carefully formulated Abaci Lip Balm. To understand how our Lip Balm can take your lips from dry and cracking to sumptuously soft and plump, consider our three key ingredient components: humectants, emollients and occlusives.
Humectants: Intensely Hydrating
A humectant is a moisture-absorbing substance that promotes long-lasting hydration. Humectants attract moisture from the atmosphere and transport it deep into your skin. Abaci Lip Balm brings together the highest quality, responsibly-sourced humectant ingredients, such as...
Not only does this coveted beauty ingredient attract moisture, it can hold up to a thousand times its weight in water. Our fast-absorbing formula delivers moisture to every layer of your skin to deeply restore lips. This magical molecule even restores cell damage and slows the aging process. Our top-quality hyaluronic acid is one of the few that is Ecocert COSMOS® certified and meets the industry’s highest standards for non-organic ingredients.
Honeybees naturally cover the inside of their honeycombs with wax, which is highly sought after as a multi-purpose ingredient and superb humectant. Instantly soothing, beeswax gently protects skin and has a delicately sweet, honey-like scent. Beeswax is antioxidant-rich and contains Vitamin A, coveted for its rejuvenating properties as well as exfoliation and moisturizing ability.
Emollients: Softening Ingredients
Emollient literally means “to soften.” These ingredients fill the cracks and lines in your lips to leave them instantly soothed. Abaci Lip Balm is packed with a unique blend of organic oils that will leave your lips visibly plump, nourished and inimitably soft. To mention just a few...
CAMELLIA JAPONICA OIL
This precious oil is a rich source of antioxidants that protect against free radicals—unstable molecules that can result in cell damage. While camellia sinensis (tea plant) is often used in clean beauty products, we opt for the superior camellia japonica, which contains a high percentage of oleic acid and vitamins A, B, C, D and E. Plus, it’s one of the few botanicals that scientists suggest may stimulate collagen production.
KUKUI NUT OIL
With the ability to deeply penetrate the skin and form a semipermeable protective skin barrier, this powerful oil delivers nourishing fatty acids and leaves lips rejuvenated from within.
PRICKLY PEAR OIL
This oil is replacing versatile oil favorites like argan oil because of its unique benefits for skin and lips. It conditions and has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It also contains Vitamin K to brighten and improve elasticity.
Occlusives: Lock in Moisture
The skin on your lips is thin and delicate and lacks the glands to produce protective oils. While other ingredients saturate your lips in moisture, occlusives work with hydrating ingredients to create a lasting barrier that retains moisture.
This velvety soft ingredient boasts high fatty acid content that both softens and protects lips. The texture of shea butter glides on easily and adds shine to your lips without making them oily. It also helps to promote cell regeneration, collagen production and smooths the appearance of fine lines—leaving your lips fuller and rejuvenated.
The fats in cocoa butter contribute to our Lip Balm’s buttery, smooth texture and serve as an effective barrier to lock-in moisture. It’s also rich in phytochemicals—natural compounds derived from plants—that promote increased blood flow and naturally protect against UV rays.
Abaci Lip Balm is the perfectly balanced, indulgent lip balm that will nourish and restore your lips. Our blend of hyaluronic acid and organic botanicals will change the way you think about lip balms. We have an unwavering commitment to using only the best natural ingredients—because you deserve it.