Aspire Lip Moisturizer

About Aspire Lip Moisturizer

                Aspire Lip Moisturizer, or lip balm, contains a blend of natural oils that are good for the lips, lightly scented with essential oils.  A little tea tree oil is also included as a natural preservative.  It’s hard to imagine a simpler product.  Our original version is hardened with beeswax, and our vegan version is with candelilla wax.  Our lip moisturizer contains no sunscreen, because we know that the sun-blocking ingredients in sunscreen, even “green” varieties, are not very good for our skin, and should not be applied on a regular basis.  Lip balms with sun screen are best used when we are in the sun, and the rest of the time, when we are indoors, we are better off with a lip balm that doesn’t contain sun screen.  You can give your lips a break from spf chemicals when you use Aspire lip moisturizer.

 

Ingredients in Aspire Lip Moisturizer

  • Organic Beeswax or Organic Candelilla Wax.  Both the beeswax and candelilla wax come from U.S.A.  We use these waxes to give the lip moisturizer a more solid consistency, to make it easy to apply a thin layer to your lips.  The beeswax is an animal product, since bees make it, so we have an alternate version made from candelilla wax for vegans.  Candelilla wax is produced from the leaves of the Candelilla plant, which is a small shrub indigenous to northern Mexico and the southwestern U.S.

  • Organic Shea Butter – From West Africa.

  • Organic Coconut Oil – From the Philippines.

  • Organic Avocado Oil – From Italy.

  • Hemp Oil – From Canada.  Aspire continues to seek a source of organic hemp oil from the U.S.A.

  • Vitamin E Oil – From China.

  • Essential Oils – Aspire Lip Moisturizer is scented only with essential oils.  Essential oils are aromatic oils that are distilled and concentrated in their natural state from plant parts, such as flowers, beans, berries, seeds, nuts, leaves and needles, depending on the oil.  Since they are made by plants, they are completely natural and biodegradable.  Not all of the essential oils we use are organic, and we will continue to increase the organic essential oils in our products as we find sources. 

 

Ingredients that are not in Aspire Lip Moisturizer

  • We do not use synthetic dyes or fragrances in Aspire lip moisturizer.  These are not good for us or for the environment.  Most of them are extremely toxic to aquatic life at low concentrations, and we feel that we humans have killed too much wildlife already, without killing yet more with personal care products.  Many of these ingredients contain phthalates, which are strong hormone disruptors linked to fertility issues as well as worsening allergy and asthma conditions.

  • We do not have any kind of SPF sun blockers in Aspire lip moisturizer.  Most products that are available on the market do have SPF, and it’s hard to find a product that doesn’t have it.  The problem is, that while SPF’s do keep our lips and skin from burning, they aren’t very good for us or the environment.  Even the paraben products aren’t good to use on a regular basis.  And, let’s face it, most of the time when we use lip moisturizer we are indoors and don’t need to have it laced with sunscreen.  So, save the SPF lip balm for when you’re outdoors and want to avoid sunburn, and when you’re indoors, give your lips a break and use SPF-free Aspire lip moisturizer!

  • Petroleum products, such as petrolatum (petroleum jelly), Avobenzone, Octinoxate, Octisalate, Octocrylene, or Oxybenzone.  Why subject our bodies and environment to nasty petroleum products when natural vegetable oils work just fine?  These are yet more examples of how big companies have successfully brainwashed us into thinking we need complicated products that we don’t need and that aren’t even good for us.

  • Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT).  Generally used as preservatives in lip balms, butylated compounds have been linked to health concerns like cancer, organ-system toxicity, respiratory irritation and endocrine disruption.  They are also petroleum products.

  • Phenol/Menthol, Alcohol.  Ingredients like phenol and menthol give that tingling effect and were initially introduced into lip balms for exfoliation. Instead, they typically end up irritating the skin and taking off the outer layers, exposing our delicate lips to environmental factors.  If we are using lip moisturizer to keep our lips moist and soft, why on earth would we want to put anything on them that would dry them out?  Yeeesh.