An intensive Shea Butter lip mask that relieves dry, chapped or cracked lips, supports healthy skin barrier function, and replenishes moisture lost from eating/drinking, brushing teeth and applying make-up. The formula is high in Ceramides, Palmitic and Oleic acids, which which act like a barrier, nourish lips and helps them retain moisture. It is also anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-fungal, which helps soothe uncomfortable flare-ups around the mouth. Wear it on its own to leave the lips feeling super soft and add a pretty shine or wear it under and over most lipsticks!
- Vegan & Certified Cruelty Free
- 100% plastic free, fully recyclable packaging.
- Soil Association Certified Organic
- 100% Natural
- Free from colours, alcohol, parabens, mineral oil or synthetic fragrance.
- Contains no water or fillers.
- Made in the UK
Handy 15ml, the perfect size for your handbag and nightstand!
The Awake Organics Shea Butter Lip Mask is different to a traditional lip balm. Lip balms can be great as long as they are natural and free from synthetic waxes, perfumes and flavours. But they never fully hydrate dry lips and, depending on the butter:oil ratio, sometimes even dry the lips even more. This is because standard lip balms contain a large percentage of wax in order to bind the oils and butters together in a stable, firm formulation. Although wax is a good barrier against the elements, it has no moisture content. That’s why lip balm needs so many applications throughout the day.
This is what makes the Awake Lip Mask is really different.
Think of it like a cozy blanket and a warm bowl of soup for your lips; protective and nourishing!
Lip Love is rich with a creamy texture. It glides on and has a slow-medium absorption rate, so it lasts on the lips until it’s completely soaked in.
Lip Love Lip Mask works differently because instead of wax, the formula is loaded with Ceramides, special fat molecules that are naturally present in your skin cells.
If you have dry or sensitive lips, our lip mask will provide soothing, intensive moisture. It helps bolster your skin barrier function to help your lips retain moisture, it reduces inflammation and helps fend off unwanted bacteria and yeast (helpful for red, cracked corners, etc.). The smooth texture makes it easy to apply as often as needed.
Lip Love is also suitable for people who may be prone to eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis, and may be used on children 3 yrs+ (adult supervision required).
*Please note this formula is the same as Dry Patches, which is in a larger jar and more suitable for whole body application.
Ceramides are a special type of lipids (fat molecules) that are naturally present in your skin cells. In healthy, youthful skin, Ceramides make up 30% – 40% of the outer skin layer (epidermis). Ceramides are important for retaining your skin’s moisture and barrier function. When your skin’s barrier function is disrupted, your skin will feel dry, inflamed, and be at risk for inflammatory skin conditions like permanently chapped lips, eczema and more. The good news is that you can boost your skin’s outer layer by supplementing your skincare with oils naturally high in Ceramides. Awake uses organic, un-refined, cold-pressed Sunflower seed oil (68% Ceramide content) and gluten-free Wheatgerm oil (55% Ceramide content) in Lip Love for this exact reason.
Organic Shea Butter
Shea Butter is renowned for its skin moisturising and protective properties. It has been widely used for centuries to help heal burns, sores, dermatitis, psoriasis, chapped lips, and much more. Shea Butter is very high in Palmitic and Oleic Acids, which are essential fatty acids that help soften, smooth and replenish dry lips. It also contains antioxidants (Vitamins A, E and F), which may help protect your lips from environmental and free-radical damage. This luxurious butter is known for leaving skin silky-soft, making it perfect for chapped lips.
The Sustainable story of the Shea Butter Awake Organics use is another of its best assets, and they are proud to support this initiative. The organic fairtrade Shea Butter has been hand-crafted by local women of the Sub-Saharan Savannah-Sahel for decades, providing women with a secured income for their family. After harvest, the local women will negotiate their price before selling their product on to Europe for refining. This fairtrade Shea Butter trade makes a significant and positive impact within their families and on their wider community, supporting new and better infrastructures for a higher quality of life.
Organic Frankincense Resin Oil
We formulate with the purest frankincense on the planet: certified organic and wild-harvested in a sustainable way. Used for centuries for both its spiritual and medicinal properties, Frankincense is used in traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic effects. Studies have shown that Frankincense, specifically Boswellia Carterii (which is what we use), is active against bacterial infections caused by E. coli and some strains of Staphylococcus aureus, as well as having significant activity against yeast overgrowth (1, 2). Frankincense is one of the secret weapons in our lip mask because of its ability to fend off unwanted bacteria and yeast, while reducing inflammation and soothing chapped lips.
Stearic acid is a saturated, long-chain fatty acid that is found naturally in various animal and plant fats. Awake uses Stearic Acid naturally derived from coconuts, making it a wonderful vegan addition to the formula. Stearic Acid is an emollient that nourishes chapped lips and protects them from moisture-loss, helping shore up your lip’s protective barrier even more.
Organic Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has mild antipruritic, antiseptic and keratolytic properties. It is widely recommended for the treatment of skin disorders such as chapped lips, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis and dandruff.
Antipruritic = Relieves Itching
Keratolytic = Breaks Down Skin Plaques
Antiseptic = Prevents Infection
*^^Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Stearic Acid (Coconut-derived), *^Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, *^Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Tocopherol (Non-GM Vitamin E), *Boswellia (Frankincense) Carterii Resin Oil,**Triticum Vulgare (Wheatgerm) Oil, *Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Flower Oil, *Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil Expressed, +Limonene, +Citronellol, +Geraniol, +Citral. (*Certified Organic Ingredient, **Gluten Free Ingredient, ^Food Grade, ^^Fairtrade, +Occurs Naturally in Essential Oils)
How to Use
Apply liberally, directly to dry lips as needed. We recommend applying a thick layer at night, before bedtime and in the morning.
(GENERAL ADVICE) Do not use on broken skin. If irritation occurs, please discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. This product can be used on children 3 yrs+ (adult supervision required). For external use only. Keep away from sunlight and store in a cool location.
If your pot is left in a hot spot and melts, pop it in the fridge for 20 minutes.
Widely recyclable glass jar and aluminium closure packaging. Carton packaging made from FSC recycled materials and veggie inks.
Why We Love Awake Organics
Plastic Free Skincare, Haircare and Natural Deodorant. If you are looking to live a more natural and holistic lifestyle free from chemicals then Awake Organics is for you. Their founder Melissa has formulated a range of effective and natural skincare and deodorants that don’t compromise on sustainability.
So what makes Awake Organics so special?
Awake Organics is a natural beauty brand and growing family business based in Northamptonshire in the UK. The founder Melissa has dedicated her life to formulating natural, effective skincare and deodorant that performs well without compromising on sustainability. She set out to create products that help you feel healthy, beautiful and confident every day by combining alternative health modalities like crystal healing and aromatherapy into the natural formulas. The 100% natural and certified cruelty free range is carefully and cleverly formulated with organic and sustainable ingredients. Every one of the ingredients used must fit in at least one of these five criteria: Soil Association Certified Organic, Fair-trade, Wild-crafted, Food Grade or Local (small producer without certification but grows using organic farming methods), or Biodegradable.
Awake Organics is a natural beauty brand born from the heart
All the products are free from parabens, SLS, aluminium and petro-chemicals. Awake Organics have a small supply chain and source 89% of their ingredients and packaging from UK suppliers, which helps to keep money in the local economy. They are passionate about using materials that leave little impact to the environment. The products are packaged in recyclable glass, aluminium and card. The card packaging is made seven miles from their studio, using recycled FSC materials and is printed with biodegradable vegetable inks. Awake Organics unique formulations lend themselves to less conventional but more eco-friendly packaging in the industry. Where plastic is required for dispensing thick or liquid products via a pump or dropper, there are plastic free refills, which enables customers to choose and re-use.