The #1 ingredient of ALL TIGERS lipsticks? Organic castor oil. This ingredient has not been chosen at random, so its presence in your lipstick brings many benefits. Overview with Cécile from the blog Les Confidences de Lizzie.
Lips are one of the most sensitive areas of the face, due to the fact that skin in this area is very thin. External factors and bad habits can chap and damage lips. It is important to take care of your mouth if you want it to be healthy and not chapped. Moisturize and nourish your lips daily to avoid dry skin, chapping and other discomforts... As for the rest, that's where castor oil comes in!
How to take care of your lips every day? Is castor oil the natural solution for a pretty mouth?
What is castor oil?
Let's start with the basics! Castor oil is a 100% natural non-food vegetable oil. But don't worry, it's also animal-free! Castor oil is not made from beavers or their castor sacs—though its secretion, castoreum, continues to be used in perfume. Yuck! Definitely not a part of our ingredients.
Castor oil is actually obtained from the seeds of the castor plant, which is a tropical shrub. The seeds are mainly produced in India and China. It usually has no color, though it can sometimes be slightly yellowish. Castor oil has a viscous and thick texture. It consists of many fatty acids (including ricinoleic acid) and omega 9. Castor oil is rich in minerals, proteins, and vitamin E. So you can already understand why castor oil is ideal for lip hydration. To choose a quality castor oil that retains all its properties, it is recommended to opt for an extra virgin oil obtained by cold pressure and of organic origin.
The benefits of castor oil, in detail...
Castor Oil and Skin
Castor oil is a natural vegetable oil used in cosmetics for its many strengths. It is perfect if you want silky and delicate skin and is even great for acne-prone complexions. After several applications, skin becomes supple and pleasant to the touch. Castor oil is highly appreciated by those with aging skin because it limits the appearance of wrinkles. It penetrates easily into the epidermis and preserves it from external influences.
Castor Oil and Hair
Castor oil has amazing hair virtues: it is known to promote natural hair growth. If you're looking for thicker or longer hair, coat it in castor oil two times per month. Do you want fuller and stronger eyebrows or eyelashes? Here's a great home remedy: massage your eyebrows for 1 minute per day with castor oil; you'll soon see the difference!
More generally, castor oil makes it possible to rejuvenate even the most damaged hair and restore its volume. In fact, you just need to add a few drops to your shampoo and let the mixture rest for several minutes. To have hair worthy of Rapunzel, repeat this for a few weeks.
Castor Oil Nourishes Lips
What about lips? Castor oil is an excellent healing treatment for lips. It is not by chance that we find castor oil in ALL TIGERS green lipsticks: castor oil is softening, antifungal, healing, and nourishing... It's got it all! So, using castor oil, your lips are silky, hydrated, and firm.
Castor Oil Helps Remove Makeup
But that's not all! Castor oil is also great as a makeup remover and for a deep clean. Of course, avoid any contact with your eyes and we suggest going over it after with an organic hydrosol to get rid of the somewhat greasy film left over by the oil.
So it's easy to understand why you should always have a bottle of 100% natural organic castor oil at home!
The natural lipstick with castor oil: a 2-in-1 color and treatment lipstick!
As we have seen, castor oil is commonly used for its moisturizing and nourishing benefits. And precisely, the first ingredient in ALL TIGERS green lipstick is castor oil! As a result, this lipstick made of castor oil is a makeup product...but also a treatment. This is all the magic of all TIGERS ' green lipsticks: long-lasting color and comfort.
The natural and vegan formula protects, moisturizes, and treats your lips daily. ALL TIGERS lipstick with castor oil combines brightness, matte, deep color, lip care...and ethical and environmental values. Thanks to the oils that make it up, it's finally a matte lipstick that does not dry out the lips! Incredible, right?
How to take care of chapped lips with castor oil?
And to go even further, you can use castor oil to radically treat chapped lips. Here are some helpful tips.
If your lips are weakened or dehydrated, the hydrolipidic film that protects them decreases. As a result, dryness gets worse, and you'll notice as a result the appearance of chapping or cracks. These small defects are as unsightly as they are painful and can be avoided. Castor oil is perfect for that extra moisture your lips need to be soft and healthy.
As a first step, to treat lips effectively and durably, I suggest exfoliating your lips at least once a week to free it from dead skin. As a result, healthy fats will penetrate your lips more easily and be more efficient. This should be particularly useful in autumn and winter.
A castor oil-based lip balm is then recommended for a healthy and comfortable mouth, day after day. And it's easy self and natural care! Just mix a little organic castor oil, a few drops of fresh lemon juice, and glycerine together. Then apply this mixture a few minutes after your lip scrub. You will immediately see a difference.
Did you know the benefits of castor oil? What are your tips against chapped lips?
Cécile from the Blog Lizzie's confidences
Whether you're #TeamLipstick or #TeamBalm, the queen of the jungle is YOU. You want to take the reins of ALL TIGERS? There’s one thing you can do: follow us on Instagram and let your voice be heard. We consult our community every step of the way. Ready to roar? ROAARRR!