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Tinted oil: the right remedy for chapped lips.

Tinted oil: the right remedy for chapped lips.

A hybrid formula between skincare and makeup, tinted oil helps combat chapping. These minor discomforts are common on the lips due to the thinness of the skin and the absence of sweat and sebaceous glands.

Why are lips sometimes chapped or cracked?

Chapped lips are characterized by small surface cracks of varying depths, accompanied by dead skin. This phenomenon is due to the fact that the lips are covered with skin that is five times thinner than the rest of the body. They also do not have any sweat or sebaceous glands responsible for their hydration and protection. That's why the skin of the lips is particularly fragile, dehydrates, and damages easily.

The factors that contribute to chapped lips are diverse and varied: environmental conditions (wind, cold, heated air, pollution, sun, etc...), smoking, moistening one's lips with saliva too often, breathing through the mouth, taking certain medications, aging, allergies, regular exposure to pool chlorine, and a diet that is too acidic or too spicy.

Can a tinted oil soothe chapped lips?

For minor and less painful chapping, regularly applying a tinted lip oil can be a preferred option. Indeed, these hybrid formulas are single-phase oily, meaning they are composed solely of lipophilic compounds (fatty substances). Among the ingredients present, there is usually one or more vegetable oils, one or more waxes to provide consistency, as well as active ingredients and preservatives in smaller quantities.

Active molecules can serve functions such as plumping the lips, providing a warming effect to the treatment, or smoothing fine lines. However, it is the vegetable oils that will be relevant for soothing chapped lips. Indeed, rich in fatty acids, they deposit a protective film on the surface of the lips, preventing external factors from further harming these delicate mucous membranes. Thus, prefer a tinted oil enriched with vegetable oils known for their nourishing properties like the jojoba and/or anti-inflammatory ones like calendula.

Caution! If the chapping is too severe, a tinted oil is not recommended. Instead, consult a dermatologist who will guide you towards suitable pharmaceutical products.

Furthermore, it is important to note that the sun's UV rays significantly dry out the lips. Applying a lip balm containing a high SPF before each exposure remains the best solution to prevent chapped lips.

Adopt our tinted oils for your dry lips!

Our tinted oils contain 98% naturally derived ingredients. These are hybrid treatments that nourish the lip tissues while enhancing their colors. They contain plant-derived squalane which prevents lip dryness, plum oil (INCI name: "Prunus Domestica Seed Oil") that nourishes them, and jojoba oil (INCI name: "Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil") that retains moisture to prevent chapping. There are six shades, including ruby red, powdered pink, and coral orange.

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