Wondering, “What’s inside Bondi Kiss lip balm?” The wait is over. We’re breaking down all of our ingredients so you know exactly what you’re getting and how it can benefit you.
First, let’s talk about the big ingredients, the key ingredients that set our lip balms apart: Manuka honey, coconut, and salted caramel. Manuka Honey
Manuka Honey is one of the most unique and beneficial forms of honey in the world. It’s one of nature’s richest antimicrobial sources and has been used medicinally for thousands of years. We love it in our lip balm because it’s packed full of tremendous nutritional and immune-boosting abilities. Its nutritional profile includes:
- Amino acids
- B vitamins
As for why we love it in our lip balm, it’s because of its rapid healing capabilities. According to an article in the Jundishapur Journal of Natural Pharmaceutical Products
, “The use of honey leads to improved wound healing in acute cases, pain relief in burn patients and decreased inflammatory response in such patients.” Coconut
Not only is coconut a great flavour, but it also has many impressive health benefits. Coconut is one of the richest sources of saturated fat, which can have many positive effects on your body. Coconut can help break down harmful pathogens to prevent infections, and it’s great for your skin. Studies have shown that coconut can help improve the moisture and fat content of the skin while also protecting against the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays. Salted Caramel
You might not think that salted caramel has any benefits beyond flavour, but that’s not quite true. The sea salt in our salted caramel lip balm is a natural detoxifier. Salt helps absorb toxins in the skin for healthier and softer lips. Plus, sea salt is full of vital vitamins and minerals, which are required for providing proper nourishment to our skin cells. These nutrients even improve hydration and boost blood circulation. Other Ingredients
But, what about all the other ingredients in our lip balm? Don’t worry; we’re looking at all of our ingredients.
Tocopherol: Vitamin E is widely used as an antioxidant in cosmetics. In our lip balm, it’s used to encourage skin healing and to reduce scarring.
Petrolatum: Also known as petroleum jelly, is found in a wide variety of beauty products. It’s a soft paraffin or wax mixture that is the perfect moisturizing agent. When properly refined, it has no known health concerns.
Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate: Is an organic ingredient often found in sunscreen products. It’s used to absorb, reflect, and scatter UV rays and protects the skin from sunburn and other damaging effects of the sun.
Octocrylene: Is another organic ingredient often found in sunscreens and cosmetics. It is a clear liquid that also helps to moisturize the skin while minimising damage from prolonged sun exposure.
Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane: Is used in many different sun protection products to absorb UV rays. It’s best known for its ability to absorb ultraviolet rays and to convert those rays into less damaging heat.
Carica Papaya Extract: We’ve already talked about the benefits of Paw Paw in our previous blogs. But in case you need a reminder, Paw Paw is antioxidant-rich and has incredible anti-aging properties. It also helps your skin lock in moisture and stay glowing.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil: This coconut oil is extracted from the kernels of the seeds of the coconut palm. It’s best known for its ability to condition and moisturize your skin.
Sorbitan Olivate: This is 100% organic olive oil. It’s known for its highly moisturizing effect as well as being hypoallergenic and its ability to biomimic the skin.
Beta-Carotene: Beta-carotene is an organic, coloured red-orange pigment. In our lip balm, it’s used as a natural colourant to leave your lips with a slight, temporary tint.