What’s in this Lip Duo?what's not in this Lip Duo?
Shea Butter is a triglyceride that is derived from the “pit or kernel”, NOT the “nut” of the African Karite Tree fruit, which is a common misconception. Shea Butter is rich in various oils, primarily: oleic acid, stearic acid, linoleic acid, and palmitic acid.
Mango Seed Butter
Mango Seed Butter is a triglyceride that is derived from the fruit of the tree Mangifera indica. Known for its texture rich texture as it easily melts upon skin contact.
Grape Seed Oil
Grape seed oil is derived from the seeds of the Vitis vinifera, grape vine. This oil contains a elevated levels of phenolic compounds (including flavonoids, carotenoids, phenolic acids, tannins, and stilbenes), fatty acids, and vitamin E. This oil is historically known to provide a wealth of beneficial attributes to the cosmetic/personal care, as well as to the pharmaceutical realm.
Avocado oil is an edible oil that is extracted from the fruit of the Persea Americana tree. These trees are not tolerant with freezing temperatures and are solely found in subtropical and tropical climates.
Jojoba Seed Oil
Jojoba seed oil comes from the Simmondsia chinensis shrub/plant. Due to it’s unique chemical makeup, jojoba seed oil has an impressive shelf life and is more heat resistant than most other oils. An interesting fact about Jojoba oil is that Native Americans use to use this oil to treat wounds and sores (D.J. Undersander).
Sunflower Seed Oil
Sunflower seed oil originates from the seeds of the Helianthus annuus and is rich in nutrients and vitamins, such as Vitamin E, oleic acid, and linoleic acid. Historically, sunflower seed oil was used to remove hot tar from the bodies of tar burn patients (Maghsoudi H, Gabraely N.).
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant and enzyme activity regulator that has numerous forms and derivatives.