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Protective Lip Balm - SPF 30

Rich hydration with broad spectrum SPF30 protection.

Generous nourishment for the lips, with UVA and UVB filters to shield fragile skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Formulated without silicone, paraffin, beeswax or other animal-derived ingredients, this protective balm relieves and softens dry lips.

How to Use

Apply generously as often as required. Reapplication is required throughout the day to maintain protection.

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Sucrose Polysoyate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Zinc Oxide (Nano), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Behenate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, d-Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate. 
This ingredient list is subject to change, customers should refer to the product packaging for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

What to Expect

Aroma: floral, citrus
Product texture: balm in stick format, with a smooth and sustained finish
Skin feel (lips): softened, protected, hydrated
  • 5.5g
  • £13.00
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 Lip care lowdown

Exposed to the elements and with far less inbuilt protection than other physical features, the lips are highly vulnerable to damage and dehydration.

 

And with very little melanin, the lips cannot filter harmful UVA and UVB rays effectively – barely at all, in fact. Since they are almost always exposed when we venture outdoors, our lips constantly absorb these rays, which damage the surface and under-layers of skin. This may result in chapped, sore lips, but even without visible symptoms, the potential for harm remains.

 

To maintain soft, supple and nourished lips, it is important to stay consistently hydrated, to avoid sun exposure as best you can, and to apply moisturising lip treatments containing broad-spectrum SPF regularly throughout the year.

 

 

 

 Salutory examples

Lip fortification is particularly essential in climatic extremes, as these cinematic examples make clear.


The Wages of Fear: In the formidable dryness and heat of the desert, sun exposure can easily damage Collagen, responsible for the lips’ robust suppleness. Even if not visible immediately, harm to the lips’ lower layers can manifest as you age. Granted, Protective Lip Balm may not have spared Clouzot’s protagonists their fates; but it could have made things significantly more comfortable on the road.

 

Nanook of the North: Exposure to the winds and glare of snowbound regions renders the lips especially vulnerable, as snow reflects approximately 80 per cent of the sun’s rays. Had Robert Flaherty been able to avail himself of Protective Lip Balm, the shooting of his controversial first film may have been a little less wearing.    

 

The Old Man and the Sea: While we are on or near the water, reflection of the sun’s rays boosts UVA exposure by 25 per cent. This is likely to dehydrate and distress the lips’ fragile skin. Mid-ocean, Spencer Tracy’s Old Man could surely have used Protective Lip Balm while pursuing his prized marlin; less likely to experience severe sunburn and accompanying disorientation, his obsession might have waned to face-saving advantage.

 

 

 Ultraviolet radiation, A-B

Ultraviolet radiation is an element of the energy we absorb from the sun. Its strength, and thus harmfulness, varies depending on where you are in the world, the season, and a multitude of other factors.

 

UVA
UVA rays penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB rays; however, they do not cause sunburn; rather, their damage is caused beneath the skin’s surface.  

 

UVB
Largely absorbed by the skin’s outer layers (as opposed to penetrating the skin deeply), UVB rays commonly cause sunburn, which can lead to grave health concerns.