You may wonder why castor oil is the oil of choice for our Neauties lip products. It is not well-known as an oil for beauty routines, but it does, in fact, have many beauty uses. Most of us know it as a use for constipation which gives the oil a very negative connotation and dismisses anything beautiful about it; however, in our quest to provide you the best products possible, castor oil serves as a superior choice.
First, where does castor oil come from? It is derived from the seed of the castor plant (ricinus communis). The plant is native to India and is also known as Palma Christi (Palm of Christ). Ancient history reveals the that the Egyptians, Africans, as well as the Indians of India used castor oil for its extraordinary healing properties. Castor oil is antifungal and antibacterial containing omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids. When purchasing castor oil, it is cautioned to buy only hexane-free oil. Hexane is a chemical solvent used to extract the oil from the seed and has been proven in scientific studies to cause cancer.
So why did we choose castor oil? After experimenting and using many different oils in our lip products, castor oil proved to have the most benefits. First, and most importantly, we felt that a lip product should be long-lasting. Lip products often disappear shortly after application, but this was not so when castor oil was used as a base for our lip treatments. In fact, castor oil provided astonishing staying power and the highest shine over all other oils!
The healing properties of our lip products is another high priority factor. Again castor oil won over all other oils. Castor oil applied to lips proved to heal cracks and prevent chapping. The antibacterial and antifungal properties come into play here, as they actually repair your lips!
And since castor oil has a thick consistency it provides a protective, non-sticky barrier to wind, sun, or other elements that potentially harm our lips. So whether the season is summer, winter, spring, or fall, Neauties lip glosses and balms are formulated for the longest wear and best protection possible.
What about the balms?
Since they are formulated for men, women, and children, could the high shine be a drawback for men and children? Men, women, and children can all benefit from the special castor oil base in the balms as well. We use a special base formulated specifically for the balms–all of the base ingredients work together to provide the same long lasting protection but without the shine.
Note About Castor Oil: The benefits described here are for topically applied uses. For internal uses, always consult with a medical doctor before consuming, as there are other considerations for internal uses not discussed here.
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