Often exposed to external aggressions and particularly delicate, the lips require regular care to maintain their plump appearance and vitality. Thus, the application of a balm becomes necessary. The following question arises: what to choose between a lip balm and a tinted balm?
Lip Balm: What is it?
There are numerous factors that can cause lip dryness: cold, dry air, humidity, sun, temperature changes, etc... Indeed, these factors gradually evaporate the water contained in the epidermal layers. Vulnerable and thin, the skin of the lips contains few sebaceous and sweat glands, thus lacks protection. They are therefore the first to show signs of dryness. Hence, it is necessary to apply a moisturising lip balm daily to maintain soft and silky lips. This is a hydrating treatment whose main function is to create an occlusive layer on the surface of the lips to retain moisture and protect them from external aggressions.
Thus, this treatment serves as a defence against chapping and dryness. Colourless, a lip moisturising balm can be applied both as a treatment and as a makeup base. As lipsticks tend to dry out the lips, especially those with a matte finish, consider applying a balm beforehand to protect them and thus avoid drying them out more than they already are. Lip balms can come in the form of a tube, pot, or stick. They are generally composed of waxes or vegetable butters for their protective and adhering effect on the lips, and vegetable oils for their nourishing properties.
Tinted lip balm: what is it?
The tinted lip balms are lip care products, formulated with plant-based ingredients (castor oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, raspberry seed oil...). This combination of natural substances thus helps to repair your lips and protect them. Indeed, they have the same virtues as classic lip balms. However, tinted balms have the particularity of subtly beautifying the lips thanks to the natural or synthetic pigments they contain. Indeed, in addition to protecting the lips from dryness, the coloured balms deposit a subtle tinted veil on them. They are preferably used alone on a non-made-up mouth. Able to be used as both a treatment and makeup in place of lipstick, this 2-in-1 care gives a lovely natural tint to the lips. Ruby red, powdered pink, plum purple... there is a wide range of colours. Thanks to the hydrating agents it contains, this care gives a slight shine to the lips, without giving the same finish as a gloss.
Lip balm and tinted balm: which one to choose?
Choosing between a classic lip balm and a tinted balm depends on your preferences. These two products have the same benefits, except that the tinted balm also provides a layer of colour to the lips. If you want to apply a treatment as a makeup base, opt for a hydrating lip balm. However, if you wish to acquire a 2-in-1 treatment, that is, to add a touch of colour to your lips without going through the lipstick stage, all while hydrating and nourishing them deeply at the same time, then choose the tinted lip balm.
When making your selection, it is crucial to first check the components. Whether you opt for a classic lip balm or a tinted one, they should be made up ofnatural agents: waxes, butters or vegetable oils with protective, restorative and nourishing properties. Furthermore, these treatments should be free from silicones, chemical preservatives (BHA, BHT, synthetic hydrocarbons...) or products derived from petrochemicals or based on hydrocarbons. Indeed, considering that we ingest between 20 to 50 mg of lip products per day, it is better to avoid these "toxic" ingredients as much as possible, which could potentially cause harmful effects on the body.
Our 9-ingredient lip balm notably contains shea butter, castor oil, and sunflower seed oil. These active ingredients protect the lips against skin dryness, repair them and deeply nourish them. This treatment reduces feelings of tightness and dryness. Our tinted balms, available in five shades, are composed of hyaluronic acid for its moisturising properties, raspberry seed oil for its nourishing and protective virtues, and peppermint macerate to provide a refreshing and soothing effect as well as a mentholated taste.