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Article: Hydration or Moisture? Discover Why Your Lips Need Both

Hydration or Moisture? Discover Why Your Lips Need Both

Hydration or Moisture? Discover Why Your Lips Need Both

If you want to achieve long-lasting nourishment resulting in lips that are soft, supple and visibly revitalized, choose a multipurpose lip treatment like Abaci Lip Balm. We combine the highest-quality ingredients that have the capability to hydrate and moisturize.

Understanding the Difference

It is not unusual to see hydrate and moisturize used interchangeably, but they actually mean two different things. Hydration refers to water and moisture refers to oil. These are unique concepts, but can work together in harmony to keep your lips radiant and soft for longer.

Hydration is the process of water absorption. Skin cells need water to function effectively and without it, the whole system begins to slow down. Dehydration occurs when the dermis, the layer beneath the skin, loses more water than it takes in. This is often the underlying cause of many skin conditions, including clogged pores, irritation and flakiness.

Moisture refers to oil. Unlike the rest of your skin, lips lack oil-producing glands in the dermis and so it is much easier for them to dry out quickly. Oil helps nourish, soothe and strengthen the lipid barrier, which is one of three essential defense mechanisms on the epidermis—the outermost layer of skin. A strong, moisturized barrier creates a protective seal that locks in hydration and essential antioxidants.

Find a Nourishing Balance

Choosing lip care that is composed of both hydration-focused humectants and oil-based ingredients is a must when it comes to keeping lips healthy and soft. When your lip balm hydrates and moisturizes, your lips will retain their velvety softness and won’t dehydrate, crack or dry out.

The most nourishing balms, like Abaci Lip Balm, are those that strike a balance and incorporate high-quality hero ingredients that are hydrating and moisturizing.

The Chemistry Behind our Ingredients

Understanding the value of hydration and moisture and how the concepts work together will help you choose the best products for lasting results.

Abaci Lip Balm starts with the best humectants: ultra-pure hyaluronic acid and organic beeswax. This powerful duo works to increase water content in our skin cells. Hyaluronic acid, in particular, is a powerful substance that is able to hold up to a thousand times its weight in water. We use multiple molecular weights of this revitalization superhero, which contributes to a fast-absorbing formula that delivers hydration to every layer of your skin and helps to deeply restore lips.

A blend of organic oils, including velvety shea butter, avocado oil and cocoa butter, seals in the nutrients and moisture within your skin. These ingredients boast high fatty acid content that is key to protecting your lips. It also means that you won’t find yourself constantly reapplying Abaci Lip Balm to feel all the sumptuous ingredients’ moisturizing benefits. The results are noticeable after the first wear and your lip health will continuously improve with prolonged use.

With Abaci Lip Balm, we are committed to choosing only the most nourishing, organic botanicals and understanding how the chemistry of each natural ingredient affects your lips.

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