Limited Edition: Cleansing Balm with Organic Camellia Oil

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Composition baume à lèvres teinté.

What is a tinted balm composed of?

Naturally devoid of a protective film, lips tend to feel tight and dry out quickly, especially in winter. Therefore, it is necessary to provide them with the hydration they need, while enhancing their appearance, and thus prevent chapping and dryness. This highlights the importance of using a tinted balm. But what is a tinted balm made of? Here's what you need to know on this subject.

Tinted Balm: What is it?

The tinted balm is a lip care product that combines several functions at once: it hydrates, colours, repairs, nourishes and protects the skin of the lips in one application. This fatty substance often comes in the form of sticks or creams. It is not only a beauty product, but also a care and prevention product. Thanks to it, your mouth will sport a lovely glamorous effect with a natural finish, while being hydrated and protected.

An effective tinted lip balm composition.

To select the right tinted balm, one must consider its composition. Generally, the tinted moisturising lip balms contain the following ingredients:

  • A repairing agent to aid in the regeneration of the skin's hydrolipidic film;

  • An ingredient with moisturising and emollient properties to help protect against dehydration;

  • An occlusive agent to protect the lips from external aggressions and water loss.

Firstly, it is advisable to steer clear of tinted balms that contain chemical ingredients (synthetic hydrocarbons, BHT, BHA, silicones, etc...), given the potential effects of these components on the body once ingested. Indeed, the care applied to your lips ends up being largely ingested at one point or another (approximately 20 to 50 mg per day). However, certain ingredients of tinted balms have been singled out and suspected to be endocrine disruptors or carcinogenic. These facts still require verification and a more in-depth study on the issue, but at this stage it is preferable to take precautions and avoid them, particularly if they are to be applied to our lips. Similarly, be wary of tinted balms containing essential oils due to their allergenic power and potential drying effect. Instead, opt for a tinted balm containing natural ingredients such as oils, waxes or vegetable butters.

At Typology, we provide you with 5 tinted lip balms (rose beige, powdered pink, plum violet, ruby red, and coral orange) composed of over 97% natural origin ingredients. Here are the main elements contained in this multi-purpose care product:

  • Hyaluronic Acid (INCI: "Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate"): Derived from the fermentation of wheat, this molecule is known as a hydrating active ingredient, as it can retain up to 1,000 times its weight in water. It thus helps to maintain the hydration level and therefore limit the drying effect on the skin, resulting in smoothed, firm and plumped lips.

  • Raspberry Seed Oil (INCI: "Rubus Idaeus Seed Oil") : Rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, this oil is known for its antioxidant properties and thus helps to protect the skin of the lips from external aggressions and to prevent their ageing. Also known for its healing and soothing virtues, it is also used to relieve the sensations of discomfort of the lips.

  • Castor Oil (INCI: "Ricinus Communis Seed Oil"): This oil is primarily composed of fatty acids, predominantly ricinoleic acid. Softening, it helps to alleviate sensations of discomfort and forms a protective film on the surface of the lips to prevent water loss.

  • Peppermint Oil Macerate (INCI: "Mentha Piperita Leaf"): Refreshing and soothing, this oil macerate helps to alleviate the feelings of discomfort and tightness experienced by dry and dehydrated lips, while providing a sensation of freshness upon application. Additionally, it imparts a menthol flavour to the product.

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