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The skin of the lips is very thin as it has only three to five cellular layers, as compared to the typical facial skin that can have up to 16 layers. The lips do not contain sweat glands and therefore lack the protective layer of sweat and skin oils that maintain the skin smooth, regulate the temperature and inhibit pathogens. Due to these reasons, lips are more prone to dry out and become chapped.

On the other hand the skin of the lips renews four times faster than the rest of the skin. Therefore, if we apply the correct product, we can repair the lips very rapidly. Lips have a tendency to decrease in size over time (up to 1 mm every 5 years). Consequently it is crucial to take care of the lips to stop this aging process and to preserve the dimensions of the lips.  

We recommend applying only bioavailable ingredients on the lips (ingredients that the human body recognises and you could actually eat). It is important to avoid the application of synthetic fats, petroleum derivatives, hydrogenated fats and waxes (beeswax, lanolin, etc.). These  substances create a layer on top of the lips that creates the sensation of nutrition, but does not nourish the delicate lip skin. A vicious cycle starts by applying this artificial layer to the constantly dry lips.

The ideal products to nourish and protect the lips are the Smooth Addiction balm and the Eye Euphoria oil. Depending on the climate and other factors we recommend the daily application of one of these products and in some cases multiple applications throughout the day will be beneficial. Due to the fast renovation of the skin of the lips, we do not recommend to use peelings on these sensitive areas. If you wear lipstick, we recommend applying previously Smooth Addiction to nourish and protect the lips.

There are many other factors, external and internal, that influence the health of our lips:

EXTERNAL FACTORS

Environmental influences such as extreme temperatures (cold as well as heat) and also abrupt temperature changes as we are experiencing when we change from one season to the next.

Excessive sun exposure, strong wind and high humidity can also negatively affect the skin of the lips and cause dryness and chapped lips.

INTERNAL FACTORS

Fever, infections, allergies, bad digestion, tobacco and alcohol consumption, teeth and gum problems can contribute or cause dry and chapped lips.

Illnesses such as cold, catarrh and the flu can also have a negative impact on our lips. This also applies to certain medications. A lack of good sleep and anxiety (biting the skin of the lips) can lead to dry and chapped lips. An unbalanced hormonal system and problems with the liver are also aggravating factors in case of lip problems.

NUTRITION

A deficiency of certain vitamins such as vitamin D, the A vitamins and the group B vitamins (especially riboflavin) can have a negative effect on the ideal hydration of our skin and our lips.

The balance of the essential fatty acids Omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 is also extremely important for the skin and the lips. A balanced amount of essential fatty acids helps children, adolescents and adults to prevent these deficiencies, along with the risk of chronic illness and dermatological problems, which can become visible on the skin and lips.

VITAMIN D

Vitamin D deficiency is very common in today’s world. People hardly expose themselves to the sun, as they spend most of their time indoors. When going outdoors an increasing number of people apply sunscreen that blocks the synthesis of vitamin D.

During the pandemic the sun exposure has been even less than usual and as a result there is a higher incidence of dermatological problems related to this vitamin D deficiency. 

PREGNANCY

For pregnant or breastfeeding women it is essential to observe the balance of their intake of essential fatty acids. In case of a deficiency this would affect the skin, the lips and also their state of mind. Various studies prove that the foetus can accumulate up to 65 milligrams of Omega 3 per day during the last pregnancy trimester and during the breastfeeding period.

In spring there are more hours of sunlight and the intensity of the ultraviolet rays increases. The atmospheric pressure varies often and affects our circulation. Biometeorology has proven the interconnection between the atmosphere and the biosphere, meaning between the weather, the seasons and our health.

This season is a time of transition, a very delicate period. Many people feel tired in the spring because of the changes in light and temperature – this phenomenon is called “meteor-sensitivity. It is extremely important to prevent skin damage with high quality organic skincare during the springtime.

Profound Nutrition

In spring it is very important to nourish the skin with bioactivators that improve cell functioning with dynamogenic action, meaning it increases the resistance of the tissue to outside aggressions. The prickly pear seed oil and the Neroli essential oil in MIDNIGHT REJUVENATION act in synergy with calming plant extracts to improve the skin’s energy.

The combination of VELVET HYDRATION and MIDNIGHT REJUVENATION is especially beneficial in the morning to hydrate the areas of the decolleté, nose, mouth and eyebrows. It is highly recommended in case of spring dermatitis thanks to the high concentration of rose and neroli.

Overnight Renovation

The high content of beneficial plant extracts in the masque INSTANT LIBERATION effectively treats impurities in the springtime. We recommend to apply it twice per week, massaging a thin layer into the skin and letting it act the entire night.

Preparing for Summer

Mix the oil serum MIDNIGHT REJUVENATION with a small amount of the cream JOUVENCE DIVINE and apply this potion on the lip and eye contour, neck and decolleté. Apply it three times per week in the evening and tap in gently.

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But did you know that it is also key for beautiful skin?

A breakfast with protein and healthy fats provides you with long lasting energy in the morning. At the same time you should avoid to eat sugar, fructose, refined grains and grains with a lot of gluten.

We recommend a portion of protein from the following ingredients :

For vegans

  • Nuts like walnuts, pine nuts and almonds
  • Vegan cheeses
  • Vegetable spreads
  • Legumes like lentils and chickpeas in small quantities
  • Quinoa
  • Avocado

For non-vegans

  • Eggs: organic or free range  (number 0 or 1)
  • Goat and sheep cheese (also cow cheese, if it’s a good quality, organic cheese and if you are not cow lactose intolerant)
  • Roquefort (it’s a great source of B12, especially if you don’t eat meat)
  • Ham from organic agriculture
  • Fermented milk like kefir and yogurt
  • Small fish such as sardines or anchovies
  • Organic butter

Combine it with a small piece of organic whole grain bread made from sour dough. Ancient grains such as spelt, kamut or rye have less gluten are easier to digest. You can also have a beverage without sugar – coffee, tea, vegetable milk (use stevia from the health food store or coconut sugar to sweeten)

You can also have a fresh fruit, but do avoid juices, especially fruit juices, in the morning.

A breakfast low in sugar and fructose, and with the right Omega 3 and 6 balance will provide your body with the optimal nutrients and a radiant skin.

The Sahara desert – only the strongest can survive in such a harsh climate: extreme heat, cold, wind and almost no water. The few plants that can live there are true survival artists. The cactus Opuntia ficus-indica has adapted to survive in these most extreme climatic conditions, developing very beneficial adaptogenic properties to protect and regenerate the skin.

This cactus belongs to the adaptogenic plants, which helps the body’s adrenal system responds to physical, biological and chemical stressors.

The seeds of the Opuntia ficus-indica are cold pressed to extract the oil from its interior. To obtain 1 liter of the scarce and highly effective cactus oil, it is necessary to press the seeds of 1000 kilos of its fruits. Its extraordinary balance of Omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 is able to regenerate and revive all skin types, from dry to oily.

This golden elixir also contains the vitamins E and K that soften the skin, and contains moisturizing and nourishing fatty acids that prevent the formation of wrinkles, making prickly pear oil a powerful anti-ageing treatment. True organic cosmetics would be unimaginable without it.

It also contains betalains and phenolic compounds that have a great capacity to fight inflammations, which helps irritated skins. It also illuminates skin tone and reduces dark circles.

To combat the stress our skin is exposed to every day, we have selected the most powerful adaptogenic plants such as the cactus Opuntia ficus-indica as ingredients for our high-performance skincare products; among others the SMOOTH ADDICTION total hydration balm and the MIDNIGHT REJUVENATION restructuring oil serum.

 

It’s a bomb of nutrients and highly beneficial when you consume the correct amounts of it, and of course the same is true for your skin nutrition.

If a cream contains chemically modified fats it needs to be heated and diluted with up to 80% water to dissolve these solid substances. So not only does the cream lose actives, but it also has a very small amount of nutrients, to begin with. It is “Skin Fastfood” and very far from RAW. Unfortunately, you will find these type of creams with a “Certified Organic” label.

Our LE PURE emulsions are elaborated at human body temperature, 37 °C and we only use cold-pressed vegetable oils, plant extracts, and medicinal clay, which enables us to reduce the water content to 20-30 %. This means our products are highly concentrated and contain raw, ultrapotent plant nutrients to treat your skin with the best: high-performance, raw superfood.

The total hydration balm SMOOTH ADDICTION made out of cold-pressed cacao seed butter, coconut oil, and shea butter is the antidote to dry skin and wrinkles, this corrective balm hydrates, repairs, fights free radicals and provides instant relief. The balm is ideal nutrition for all skin types and alterations.

The future of our planet is an important issue today.Although many people take our planet for granted, environmental and ethical consciousness is impulsing change. As consumers we should be aware that our daily actions impact not only ourselves but also many others as well as our future.

Here is a list compiled by the UN of little things you can do that will actually have an impact:

  • Turn off devices and unplug them
  • Carefully select the companies you buy from
  • Recycle
  • Compost food scraps
  • Eat less animal products
  • Take shorter showers
  • Donate
  • Use alternative modes of transportation
  • Stay informed

Native to the Mediterranean region, the medicinal plant rosemary, originally called Rosmarinus officinalis, belongs to the mint family and has various health and beauty benefits.

Fresh or dried rosemary leaves are a good source of vitamin C and they are also contain minerals such as potassium, calcium, iron, manganese, copper and magnesium.

Rosemary has numerous uses and benefits for your mind and body.

  • Boosts memory
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Alleviates pain
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Detoxifies the body
  • It also has antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties.

Rosemary is not only a great addition to your diet, it’s also used as a beauty remedy due to its anti-aging and healing properties. This medicinal plant alleviates blemishes and helps to create a natural glow. Furthermore it also helps to treat stretch marks, cellulite and dandruff.

It’s for these reasons that we chose to use this powerful medicinal plant in our WAY TO RADIANCE Profound Nourishing Cream Concentrate.

The skin can absorb this cream immediately and it penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin.

It leaves the skin profoundly nourished, which over time creates a healthy glow.

In spring and summer many people are suffering from allergies and the skin and eyes become irritated. For our products we have selected a range of plants and ingredients that have strong calming properties, so therefore they are also indicated for allergy affected eyes and skin.

The plants in VELVET HYDRATION calm swollen or irritated eyelids. Very often pollen allergies can also lead to eczemas in the face and result in dry and peeling skin. In that case we recommend to use VELVET HYDRATION combined with the balm SMOOTH ADDICTION during the day. At night we recommend VELVET HYDRATION along with our elixir and balancing face oil.

Preparing your skin for the summer should be done well in advance of long sunbathing sessions. The ideal preparation already starts months before. The skin has the ability to protect itself and this ability, just like a muscle, needs to be trained. Sunscreen, especially chemical filters, should be used in a very limited way, as there are better ways to protect your skin from the sun.

Our skin needs sunlight to synthesise vitamin D, which is very important for our skin, bones and immune system. Therefore gradual tanning is the best way to get the sunlight your body needs, without damaging your skin. Start with a few minutes and then increase day by day). Use physical protection (hat, long sleeves, etc.), if the sun is very strong or if you have been exposed already for a while.

Another way is to help the skin from the inside. Certain foods increase the activities of the melanocytes, which are synthesising the skin pigment melanin. Green and orange plants are the ideal allies to help your skin: pumpkin, carrots, spinach, mangold, parsley, mint, green tea and also berries activate the skin’s autoprotection. You should start eating a few weeks before sunbathing.

In many products we use the essential oil Neroli, which is obtained from the flower of the bitter orange tree. It is one of the most expensive essential oils on the market and has a very delicate perfume, which helps to calm the nervous system.

In combination with the essential oil of roses, these two luxury ingredients create the delicate scent of our LE PURE products. When you apply our products, close your eyes for a second and transport yourself to a place like the Alhambra in Spain, where you walk among orange trees and get seduced by their sweet perfume that lingers in the warm wind.