Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Propoline Lip Aids

There must be hundreds of lip balms we can choose, and I think I've tried half of them due to my lip balm addiction. A few years ago, a friend recommended the Propline Lip Aids ($8), so naturally I bought a few.

They are pretty nice! Featured in an InStyle Makeover magazine that came last week, the Lip Aids come in six colors and flavors. One of their best features is that they contain a natural base of cocoa butter, beeswax, and olive oil, combined with vitamins, plant extracts, essential oils, and sunscreen agents. It seems like common sense to keep your frequently applied lip products as natural as possible, given that most of us ingest them.

I like Lip-Aid Chamomile SPF 15, formulated specially to give sensitive lips a bit of sun protection. Its active ingredients include chamomile, olive oil, and vitamin B5. For a little color, Lip-Aid Black Currant is very nice. Its active ingredients are vitamins A, E, C, and soya phytosterols (derived from soybeans). I don't use this one frequently because I am sensitive to vitamin A products, but I have never had a problem with it.

Apivita, a Greek natural products company, makes the Propoline products that include hair and body care lines. There is a fabulous shower gel for sensitive skin that contains olive oil, aloe, and chamomile. Check out their Web site. For a list of stores and online sites where you can purchase them, click here. Included in the United States are Nordstrom, Bath & Body Works (flagship stores), and the Apivita online store.

Photo courtesy of Apivita.

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