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Beautiful Soft Lip Tips
Beautiful Soft Lip Tips

November 20, 2018

Are petrolatum-based balms the key to soft lips?

What is the first thing most people reach for when their lips are feeling dry? If you answered the traditional balm for chapped lips sold at the drugstore, you're right. Unfortunately, a crude oil-derived balm is not the best choice.

It's a common misconception that these balms help deliver moisture to the lips. 

Here's what Dr. Mauro C. Rumita, who specializes in esthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery says on the subject: "Contrary to what most people believe, [some] don't hydrate the lips. Instead, they seal moisture out, so lips can't absorb it."

 

Do you need a physical barrier like a balm can provide? Yes, in certain situations. If you are outdoors a lot and exposed to the elements, it would be best to consider a natural balm to give your lips a layer of protection from Mother Nature. While a balm does not deliver moisture into the lips, it does protect.

Our plant based Seed Soft Balm protects without the most common ingredient found in lip balm: petrolatum. Not familiar with petrolatum? Here is a link to more information from the Skin Deep Database. It includes petrolatum's common synonyms, including "mineral grease." I don't know about you, but I don't want that on my lips.

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The Many Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil
The Many Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil

November 13, 2018

We are pleased to announce two brand new limited edition Body Creams here at Seed, Luxe Lemon Ginger and Peppermint Frost. Today, we're sharing Peppermint Frost with you. With its 100% pure essential oil-derived aroma of invigorating good cheer, this will be a hit for everyone on your gift-giving list!

What are the benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil?

Distilled from peppermint leaves, flowers, and buds, 100% pure peppermint essential oil (Mentha Piperita) features a minty, refreshing aroma. 
  • Naturally refreshing, peppermint is one of the more uplifting essential oils.
  • There is natural menthol in peppermint to provide skin with cooling sensation.
  • Peppermint is noted for its ability to bring about clarity. In fact, there was a 2008 study in the International Journal of Neuroscience with some really impressing results concerning peppermint. The study showed that peppermint increases mental alertness and can enhance memory.

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What does non-comedogenic really mean?
What does non-comedogenic really mean?

November 06, 2018

We've talked about common beauty buzzwords before. Terms like hypoallergenic, natural, and chemical-free are thrown around without having much meaning at all. In fact, there is no regulation of these terms and they can be used to make the product more enticing without any repercussions.

One of the most commonly used buzzwords in beauty and skin care is "Non-Comedogenic".

The medical definition of comedogenic is tending to clog pores especially by the formation of blackheads. Non-comedogenic, in skin care speak, implies that a product will not block pores, leading to acne breakouts. It's a term slapped on product bottles with wild abandon in the beauty industry.

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