Our active ingredient has been proven (through clinical trials in Berlin at the Clinical Drug Research and Development Centre) to have an antiviral effect on the herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores. It has the ability to shorten the cold sore healing period, prevent infection spread and reduce burning and tingling symptoms. It is also known to reduce the frequency of future cold sore outbreaks. It also has potent anti-stress and mood-enhancing effects, therefore if stress is what causes your cold sore outbreaks this lip balm can help reduce the chances of this happening.
By creating an active shield on your lips, this lip balm helps to reduce the chances of cold sores appearing and also reduces healing times of active cold sores.
In addition our cold sore preventive lip balms contain geranium, tea tree, calendula officinalis and tamanu oil, all of which provide additional benefits and cold sore preventive & healing qualities.
Tamanu oil promotes the growth of new tissues, accelerates wound healing and eliminates scaring. It is antimicrobial, anti-itch, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral and is an excellent oil to hydrate, heal and soothe chapped lips.
Gernanium oil eliminates dead skin cells and promotes regeneration of new cells. It is antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, therefore helps reduce irritation, keeps the sore clean and reduces the size of the cold sore whilst shortening its lifespan.
Tea Tree oil is known for its antiviral, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Research has shown it to have an antiviral impact on the HSV 1 virus that causes cold sores.
Hempseed oil regenerates and energizes the skin's protective layer. It is high in omega fatty acids and has a similar composition to skin lipids which makes it an excellent natural emollient and moisturiser.
Calendula oil nourishes and moisturises dry and chapped lips. It also contains carotenoids which helps keep your skin looking youthful.
Aloe butter is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, choline and folic acid. It stimulates cell renewal thereby rejuvenating and healing the skin. Also rich in lignin, it helps enhance the penetrative effects of other ingredients into the skin. This means all the goodness in our lip balms can be easily absorbed to help heal and rejuvenate your lips.
Also featuring cocoa butter, coconut oil and shea butter, this lip balm is packed with moisturising & healing ingredients for happy lips.