Your lips are one of the most sensitive and absorbent parts of your body. Unlike skin which secretes sebum to balance moisture, your lips have no natural moisturizing glands, and mouth saliva greatly contributes to dry and flaky lips. Using petroleum based lip balms actually irritates lips further and creates an inactive barrier AGAINST moisturizing ingredients, thus creating the need for constant reapplication.
Episilk™ Lip Balm is a 100% natural lip balm that contains high concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid, the most effective and proven humectant which helps skin (especially lips) retain moisture. Hyaluronic acid binds up to 1000 times it's weight in water to the surface, and Episilk contains high concentrations along with beneficial ingredients to support lip health.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a special mucopolysaccharide occurring naturally throughout the human body. One of the most heavily researched substances in medicine today with thousands of clinical trials mostly in the fields of orthopedics and cosmetic surgery. Its function in the body is, amongst other things, to bind water and to lubricate movable parts of the body, such as joints and muscles. Its consistency and tissue-friendliness allows it to be used in skin-care products as an excellent moisturizer. Hyaluronic acid is one of the most hydrophilic (water-loving) molecules in nature and can be described as "nature’s moisturizer".
Why is Hyaluronic Acid so important to the lips? Young lips are smooth and highly elastic because it contains high concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid, which helps skin stay healthy. As we grow older, the body loses its ability to maintain this same concentration in the skin. Hyaluronic acid helps to bind water, the ability of the skin to retain water also declines with age. As a result, the skin becomes dry and loses its ability to restore itself. Without water, the spaces in the skin appear which leads to wrinkling and the older skin appearance. Hyaluronic acid acts as a space filler by binding to water and thus restoring normal skin health.
Episilk™ contains no synthetic preservatives or other ingredients known to cause skin irritations. Ingredients: Vegetable oil, aloe, beeswax, isopropyl myristate, cocoa butter, shea butter, Hyaluronic acid, biovert c.
0.5 oz jar