Limited Edition: Cleansing Balm with Organic Camellia Oil

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Comment bien choisir son huile teintée pour les lèvres ?

How to choose the right tinted lip oil?

Even though tinted oils are relatively new formulations in the cosmetic market, their availability is increasing, with different benefits and shades. In this article, find our advice for choosing the best formula suited to your needs.

1. Prioritise a natural composition.

A hybrid, a tinted oil displays the characteristics of a gloss but provides the properties of a lip balm. Indeed, it colours the lips while repairing them in case of dryness or other discomforts.

Regarding its composition, a tinted lip oil is a single-phase oily solution, meaning it contains only lipophilic compounds (fatty substances). It typically includes one or more vegetable oils, one or more vegetable waxes to provide consistency, as well as active ingredients and preservatives in smaller quantities. The active molecules can serve to plump the lips like hyaluronic acid, provide a warming effect like chilli extract, or smooth the fine lines around the mouth. Vegetable oils are generally added to these formulas to nourish the lips. They also act preventively, that is, they deposit a protective film on the surface of the lips to prevent them from dehydrating or to protect them from external aggressions. In addition, tinted lip oils also contain pigments, which are responsible for the colour upon application.

Some tinted lip oils contain oils and/or mineral waxes derived from petrochemicals. Their extraction process (refining) is harmful to the environment, and these synthetic oils provide no cosmetic benefit. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid such ingredients when purchasing a lip oil. Mineral substances can be identified on INCI lists by the following terms: Paraffinum Liquidum, Petrolatum, Cera Microcristallina, Ozokerite, Ceresin, Mineral Oil, words with -methicone or -siloxane, polybutene... Furthermore, we also advise you to avoid tinted oils containing colourants in the form of nanoparticles such as thetitanium dioxide (I.N.C.I.: CI 77891).In 2006, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified titanium dioxide (TiO2) in the group of substances "possibly carcinogenic to humans" (group 2B): when inhaled, regardless of the particle size (nano or not).

2. Selecting the right shade.

If you desire a natural finish and a visually plumping effect, it is advisable to opt for lighter shades, or even a transparent tinted oil. However, if your goal is to enhance the colour of your lips and give your makeup a boost, do not hesitate to choose more intense colours, such as red, coral or purple.

Note : Tinted oils are not lipsticks! The formulas are generally less pigmented and the result remains less colourful.

3. Select the right ingredients according to your needs.

If your lips lack radiance or show signs of damage caused by external aggressors, opt for a tinted oil containing antioxidant compounds such as vitamin E or tocopherol.

If your primary goal is to plump up your lips, steer your choice towards a tinted oil containing a warming active ingredient that will stimulate blood microcirculation, such as chilli extract, or one rich in hydrating actives likehyaluronic acid.

Furthermore, if you wish to soothe feelings of tightness and chapped lips, it is then appropriate to rely on formulas enriched with anti-inflammatory compounds such as aspic lavender essential oil or even calendula oil macerate.

Discover our tinted lip oils.

Our lip oil is vegan and is made up of 98% natural origin ingredients and comes in 6 different shades . It is formulated without nanoparticles, without mineral oils, without silicones and without beeswax. It provides a light coverage and a shiny, non-sticky finish.

In terms of its composition, this formula contains several natural lipophilic ingredients. These include, among others, the squalane which prevents lip dryness and the plum oil (INCI name: "Prunus Domestica Seed Oil") which deeply nourishes the lips while providing a light pleasant fragrance. The tinted oil also contains jojoba oil (INCI name: "Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil") which creates a protective and moisturising film, and vitamin E (INCI name: "Tocopherol") which protects the lips from external aggressions.


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