Lipsticks and lip stains are a great way to flex your moods and cap off your look. You can exude carefree one minute, then switch to bold the next with a single swipe!
While we love using lippies to amplify our style, many of us tend to overlook the long-term care aspect. Our lips are prone to chapping, flaking, as well as sunburn--we really could do more for our pout beyond the occasionallip balm application!
The good news? Lip products don’t have to be relegated to just “pop of color” duty in your makeup kit. Opting for lip color with skincare benefits means you get to treat your lips to the TLC they deserve all day long while flaunting your color of choice.
Now, what do you look for to get the care and nourishment your lips need? We delve a little into three ingredients that we love at Ellana, and what they can do for your lips and skin. Read on!
Also known as Camellia Japonica seed oil, Tsubaki oil is a non-comedogenic moisturizer packed with essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, and 9). Omegas heal and strengthen the skin against environmental damage, and aid in reducing inflammation and sensitivity! Tsubaki oil also contains antioxidant vitamins A, D, C, and E, which contribute to healthy skin cell turnover. It’s fairly light and easily absorbed, thushelping your skin and lips retain moisture without added weight.
What you can use to incorporate Tsubaki Oil into your daily lip care slash makeup routine: TheEllana Lip Drunk Blush, a nourishing balm stain that glides onto lips and cheeks with minimal effort!
Classic shade options areMimosa,Sangria,Strawberry Daiquiri,Autumn Martini, andPink Flamingo; for a peachier vibe, tryPaloma Italiana,Love Potion,Espresso Martini, andPeach Bellini.
ROSA CENTIFOLIA FLOWER EXTRACT
Obtained from the cabbage rose flower, Rosa Centifolia extract is packed with vitamins C and E to help plump up the skin while protecting against free radical damage. This extract has anti-inflammatory properties as well! People with sensitive or dry skin can greatly benefit from using products with Rosa Centifolia as it can help calm redness, soothe rough patches, and hydrate the skin.
What you can use to incorporate Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract into your daily lip care slash makeup routine: TheEllana Lip & Cheek Gel, a hydrating formula with vibrant color payoff!Your pocket-friendly lip and cheek shade options areAmethyst,Ruby,Garnet, andPink Sapphire.
JOJOBA SEED OIL
Derived from the seeds of the Jojoba plant, the deeply hydrating Jojoba oil (also known as Simmondsia Chinensis seed oil) is rich in vitamins A, D, and E, all of which contribute to skin healing, inflammation reduction, and surface smoothing. Jojoba oil is also non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic, meaning it won’t aggravate your lips and skin regardless of type! Since it closely mimics our natural sebum, Jojoba oil is easily absorbed by the skin and helps soothe flaky, chapped lips.
What you can use to incorporate Jojoba Oil into your daily lip care slash makeup routine: The Ellana Multipurpose Color Cream, a pigmented multi-use cream that’s perfect for monochrome looks. Treat your lips, cheeks, and eyelids to nourishing color with the shades Paradise, Glee, Hope, and Delight!
Now that you know what these dual purpose lippies and blushes can do, it's time to incorporate them into your lip care routine!
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