Meet the newest member of the squad! So how’d she come to be?
Full disclosure: I’m obsessed with Vaseline. But I absolutely HATE that it comes from petrochemicals (Yup, that’s why it’s called petrolatum). I wanted something similarly multi-purpose, that I could put on my lips before bed or on my eczema when it flares up.
Using only vegan, petrochemical-free ingredients, I created this bomb little balm. And I added a sprinkle of skin-calming prickly pear extract to soothe that dry, sensitive skin.
Q: What are the star ingredients in Dewy Balm?
Dang, that’s tough because it’s pretty much all star ingredients! Here are two faves:
Prickly pear extract has been shown to block the release of stress markers from sensory nerve cells in the skin, calming and soothing irritated skin.
Pomegranate sterols are an amazing ingredient from cold-pressed pomegranate seeds that can help skin barrier function. They are doing a lot of the leg work here.
Q: What are the other ingredients doing in there?
Organic shea butter is a moisturizing fave and helps with that rich, creamy feeling.
Organic jojoba oil is a sustainable oil compatible with most skin types.
Polyhydroxystearic acid is a pliable wax derived from castor oil that helps create plasticity.
Sunflower wax is a hard wax derived from sunflower that helps create structure.
Q: When should I put this on in my routine?
If applying to cheekbones, use as the last step in your routine. Otherwise, go nuts! Put it on lips, cuticles, backs of hands, eyebrows, etc - anytime!
Q: Can I put this on my whole face?
You could, but I’m not going to recommend it haha. This isn’t a lightweight melting balm. Those are great too, but Dewy Balm was designed for maximum barrier protection and occlusivity - meaning SHE THICK. Just like Vaseline, I would recommend spot treating super dry areas rather than coating your whole face.
Sourcing information can be found on the Ingredients page.