Earthwise Beauty Thelma Lip Treatment 6ml
Brand: Earthwise Beauty
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Penetrating lip balm for long term healing
› For healing and nourishing of the lips, especially those with a tendency toward dryness, peeling, and cracking, for day and nighttime, for women, men, and children.
› Completely Vegan
Earthwise Beauty (EWB) lip treatment took 41 trial runs and a year to develop and test. This may sound like overthinking, but the truth is that Ava, the founder of EWB, had very specific goals for this lip healer. She wanted it to be something creamy, nutty, and yummy that you long to reach for and apply, but foremost, she wanted to give you a lip balm that truly heals the lips.
It is a known fact among skincare formulators that effectively reparative lip care products are very hard to create. EWB tested formulas that looked pleasingly and elegantly white, ivory, or yellow, but those didn't penetrate deeply, no matter what ingredients they tried. They tested a range of harder balm formulations with vegan waxes or beeswax, but those either dried out the lips instead of hydrating them or sat on the lips forever instead of penetrating. They also tested several melt-on-contact ideas, but those felt oily, would make lipsticks applied over them run, and only protected the lips for about a minute.
Maybe Earthwise Beauty made just one mistake: named this lip treatment Thelma early in the process. As you may know, the historic Thelma was stubborn and opinionated, so it's no surprise that the Thelma also had to show them who was boss. Eventually, though, all the hard work yielded truly special results: a deeply penetrating, ultra-healing balm, with a soft, opaque brown hue that disappears completely to appear invisible on the lips.
The outcome of EWB’s trials is a vegan lip treatment in a soft, fluffy balm format that radically heals the lip tissue. Your lips will look smooth, even-textured, and naturally firm, and after the first several uses, you won't need to reapply Thelma often, even if it is the middle of winter: your lips will be healthier and more resilient.
EWB’s lip treatment is the fully penetrating kind, which means that if you are used to a thick coating from a lip balm that stays on and on (which is useful when you are skiing or snowboarding), consider applying your protective type of balm over Thelma. Thelma heals and repairs the lip tissue, absorbing fully and leaving your lips healthy and natural looking—not shiny or coated. EWB has found that this natural feel is a win for women who want to follow a lip treatment with a lipstick, but also for men and children, who usually don't want something that smells or feels like a cosmetic. Thelma is made up of butters and oils that were barely hand-pressed from the seeds and lightly filtered, and on the lips it feels unprocessed and delicate; it feels one with nature and, somehow, one with the body.
The mega-penetrating qualities of Thelma come from the South African mafura butter and from the Brazilian bacuri butter, both ingredients used by the indigenous cultures of each region as heal-alls for wounds, eczema, and dry, cracked skin. EWB added Brazil nut oil for its bounty of minerals and vitamins, and mango kernel butter to enhance smoothness and elasticity of the lip tissue.
Earthwise Beauty wanted a lip product with a subtle flavor that comes from the edible ingredients, not from flavorings.
To achieve this, EWB chose plant butters with notes of caramel and cocoa and infused a Brazil nut oil with a rare find of vanilla beans from a new, barely-yet-known vanilla terroir.
Both the flavor and scent of Thelma are subtle, so that they don't get boring or tiresome with continued use.
For healing and nourishing of the lips, especially those with a tendency toward dryness, peeling, and cracking, for day and nighttime, for women, men, and children.
Apply in a thin layer and follow with a lip color if desired. May be reapplied as often as needed. Ideally store Thelma at a temperature below 74°F (23°C) to prevent the balm from turning liquid.
Earthwise Beauty suggests not carrying Thelma in your handbag or beach bag, and not keeping it in your car, because the vegan butters turn liquid easily on warm or hot days, and the precious butters and oils will stay fresh much longer in the stable, cooler room temperature of your home.
Your balm may melt in transit, so open the jar carefully upon arrival. If it melts partially or completely, place it in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes (just until it solidifies; don't leave it there for too long because then it tends to crack), then store at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Texture changes in 100% natural vegan products are natural under fluctuating temperatures, and do not in any way affect the product's performance or shelf life.
EWB's small-batch, organic skincare is based on alive, unrefined, plant-based ingredients. EWB products are properly and adequately preserved with high-end natural cosmetic preservatives, but they are not overloaded with them. So, here is our suggestion:
- Order only as much skincare at a time as you hope to use within 3 - 6 months
- Store the skincare products you use daily or almost daily at room temperature (even better if you are willing to store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 months)
- To avoid microbial contamination, reach into the jars with freshly cleaned, dry hands or use a clean, thoroughly dry scoop. Always close the lids and caps tightly.
- Protect all products from excessive heat. Shake the closed bottles periodically to mix.
Cold-press unrefined Allanblackia floribunda seed butter†, Cold-press unrefined Ximenia americana seed oil†, cold-press unrefined Bertholletia excelsa (Brazil nut) seed oil* or †, cold-press unrefined Theobroma grandiflorum (cupuaçu) seed butter†, cold-press unrefined Mangifera indica (mango) seed butter* or †, cold-press unrefined Trichilia emetica (mafura) seed butter†, cold-press unrefined Platonia insignis (bacuri) seed butter†, Sambucus nigra (elderberry) fruit extract, tocopherol (vit. E from non-GMO sunflowers), Vanilla planifolia (vanilla) extract*.
*Certified organic. †Responsibly wildcrafted.
Certified cruelty free, vegan, handcrafted, small batch.
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The first time I used this - wow ! the smell - like macadamias. I regularly get very dry and cracked lips, this lip balm fixes it over night ! Pricey, but definitely a high quality luxurious product. Just need a little bit and it lasted me 3 - 6 months (using every night). Never thought i'd spend $$ on a lip balm, but sooooooo nice ! :P
I've noticed it doesn't last long on its own so I like to use this as a base under my Luk lipstick. The travel size lasts for a long time.
I always feel like my lips are dry and look a bit dehydrated. I was not sure if I wanted to try another "miracle" product, but I'm glad I did. This pot of magic is amazing!! From the first application my lips felt hydrated, and I think they looked it too. I've also noticed the fine lines around my mouth seem to be softening & disappearing as well. I use it twice a day, morning & night. I will be getting this again, and probably one for my daughter who seems to be addicted to it as well.......! I would definitely recommend this product - it delivers what it says that's for sure.