The unique Sol-C collagen peptides included in Collagen Balm work their magic by absorbing into the skin and forming a protective barrier on the surface to create a plumper and smoother complexion and pout. The balm is also rich in fatty acids thanks to the inclusion of Shea Butter, which is well known for its healing properties and ability to renew and protect the skin against harsh elements.
How does collagen work when applied topically? Does it actually get absorbed?
Sol C collagen peptides are produced by gentle enzymatic hydrolysis to produce super fine micro collagen peptides that both absorb into the epidermis and form a protective barrier on the skin’s surface, improving skin hydration and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Both In-vivo and in-vitro studies have demonstrated improved hydration, barrier function and increased collagen synthesis with Sol C collagen peptides.
Sunflower Seed Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter*, Avocado Oil*, Mango Seed Butter*, Coconut Oil*, Olive Fruit Oil*, Aqua, Sorbitan Oleate (from Olive Oil), Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate (from Castor Oil), GELITA® Sol C Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides.
*Certified Organic Ingredients
Sunflower Seed Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter*, Avocado Oil*, Mango Seed Butter*, Coconut Oil*, Olive Fruit Oil*, Aqua, Sorbitan Oleate (from Olive Oil), Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate (from Castor Oil), Natural Vanilla Flavour, GELITA® Sol C Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides.
*Certified Organic Ingredients
All ingredients in Collagen Balm are also safe for consumption, as we expect that anything that can be applied to your lips will end up in your mouth as well.
Gelita® Sol C Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides
Micro collagen molecules absorb into the epidermis and create a film on the skin’s surface. Clinical studies on Gelita® Sol C have shown an improvement in hydration, barrier function and increased collagen synthesis.
Sunflower Seed Oil
Contains vitamin A, D and E, and is rich in calcium, zinc, potassium, iron and phosphorus. Used to soften and smooth skin in skin care products.
Thanks to its non-allergenic and anti-inflammatory properties, beeswax is used to soothe and protect the skin from airborne allergies. It also contains antioxidants, which work to rejuvenate, firm, and plump up skin. Works as a natural hydrator, which is why it is a key ingredient in many skin and lip balms. It helps to lock in the skin’s natural moisture and provide a light barrier on the skin’s surface.
Rich in fatty acids, vitamins A, E and D, and antioxidants. Known for its healing properties, it renews and protect the skin against harsh elements.
One of the most deeply penetrating oils, it absorbs into the epidermis, making its moisturising benefits more intense. Rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K, as well as potassium and lecithin. Avocado oil is heavier than some other oils, however it absorbs fully and won’t clog pores or leave any residue.
Mango Seed Butter
Softens, smooths, soothes and hydrates skin as it is a rich source of fatty acids.
Loaded with fatty acids as well as antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Used topically, hydrates, plumps fine lines and gives skin a radiant glow.
Olive Fruit Oil
Loaded with antioxidants and vitamins A and E, it moisturises and repairs skin. It also nourishes cells, helping to renew, firm and smooth skin.
Sorbitan Oleate (from olive oil)
A food grade surfactant (reduces surface tension) and emulsifier (combines water and oil) made from oleic acid (from olive oil) and sorbitol (a natural sugar alcohol). It is biodegradable, non-toxic and non-irritant.
Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate (from castor oil)
A food grade emulsifier (combines water and oil) made from castor oil. it is biodegradable, non-toxic and non-irritant.
Natural Vanilla Flavour (In Vanilla flavour only)
A food grade, plant based natural flavour produced in Australia using traditional food preparation methods (including heating, pressing, steaming and mixing).
Parabens: Chemical preservatives. Increase product shelf life and keep the product bacteria free – but are also associated with increased rates of breast cancer. Some skins can also become sensitive or irritated by products contianing parabens. So no Parabens.
PEGS, SLS and SLES:
PEGS (Polyethylene glycols) – Humectant and solvent). High concern with this ingredient for contamination, and moderate concern for toxicity.
SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) and SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) – Emulsifying agent and Surfactant. Moderate concern for skin, eye and lung irritation, and moderate concern for organ toxicity. So none of these!
Fragrances: Fragrances are known to be irritants for all skin types, so we have kept them out.
Not Tested on Animals: Because that’s mean.