La Mer - The Lip Balm

La Mer The Lip Balm

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Works for
  • Moisturizing
Key ingredients
  • petrolatum
  • phytosphingosine
  • algae extract
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"Instantly offering relief from dryness, this nourishing emollient treatment works to restore and strengthen the lips natural moisture barrier using a swathe of nutrients and minerals all helping to shield them from further environmental damage."
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: algae extract, glycerin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, cera microcristallina.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: petrolatum, phytosphingosine

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Ingredients by volume

One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
Used to create a thicker product consistency

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