Concentrated nourishment for lips

Blistex Lip Infusions Nourish is the latest Infusions lip balm to deliver concentrated nourishment for luxuriously smooth lips. Pull off the transparent purple lid and smell the fruity aroma of the nutrient-enriched botanical oils and Vitamin E. Thereafter, glide the soft lip balm over your lips. This simple experience will ensure that your first experience of Lip Infusions Nourish is satisfying.

Features of Infusions Nourishment for lips

Blistex Lip Infusions Nourish delivers nourishment to your lips because it combines nutrient-filled botanical oils and Vitamin E. This means that within a short time of using Blistex Lip Infusions Nourish your lips will feel healthy and soft.

There are additional features of Blistex Lip Infusions Nourish which add to the overall nutritional benefit:

  • The Ceramide-enhanced formula helps retain moisture which means that lips are supple and smooth
  • Natural Beeswax and Coconut Oil moisturize and protect lips in all environments
  • The SPF15 Sun protection factor protects lips against the sun’s harmful UVB rays.

There are no limitations to using Blistex Lip Infusions Nourish. In other words, pop it into your handbag and use it whenever you feel your lips need nourishing. Remember, if you spend excessive periods of time in the sun, then you need to reapply regularly. Also, if you are enjoying a night on the town, socializing, the nourishing ingredients will keep your lips soft and smooth. This will ensure that your lips are protected.

Blistex Lip Infusions

Blistex Lip Infusions Nourish is another lip balm to put in your handbag with Blistex Lip Infusions Hydration and Blistex Lip Infusions Soothing. Go ahead this concentrated nourishment for lips is available, buy one now.

The Lip Infusions range to be introduced to South Africa

While Blistex Lip Infusions Nourish is not listed at retail stores immediately, the sister products of Blistex Lip Infusions Hydration and Soothing are already instore. You will also find a combination offer of the these three lip balms on this site shortly.

Perfectly balanced hydration to drench your lips in moisture

The new lip balm Blistex Lip Infusions Hydration from Blistex provides perfectly balanced hydration to drench your lips in moisture. The Lip Infusions Hydration has a long-lasting lip care formula which moisturizes lips for up to 24-hours. As a result, your lips remained moisturized and hydrated for extended periods. So, it is ideal for our extreme South African conditions.

Blistex Lip Infusions Hydration

Hydration Lip Infusions Features

The Blistex Lip Infusions Hydration has a Scientific formula to hydrate lips for extended periods. The key ingredients of this product include hyaluronic spheres which lock in hydration and penetrate the surface layers of the skin. In other words, the additional water which these spheres contain give the skin of the lips perfectly balanced hydrated.

The Lip Infusions Hydration formula is fortified with Vitamins E & F to soften and smooth the skin. Most importantly, many Lip balm formulae include Vitamin E because, in small doses, they act as an anti-oxidant of the body. So, it is a skin-protector and has rejuvenating properties which are good for lip protection. On the other hand, Vitamin F supports structure and form of cells. In other words, it provides cell protection and supports cell growth and development.

The UVB sun protection factor of Blistex Lip Infusions Hydration is SPF 15. This means that it is easily used when you relax outdoors or alternatively when running, hiking or walking. On the other hand, even with the presence of SPF 15 the lip balm can be used indoors. The presence of SPF 15 will not harm skin during indoor use either.

Lastly, it is worthy to note that Blistex Lip Infusions Hydration is petrolatum and Mineral Oil Free. In short, it is not harmful to the environment, and maintains a healthy product balance.

Suits a Pefectly Balanced Hydration Infusions Lip Balm

The ideal person to use Blistex Lip Infusions Hydration needs a sense of sustenance on their lips. The presence of Hyaluronic spheres in the formula satisfy this need. The underlying sensation is the moisturizing which Lip Infusions Hydration does to the lips. After applying this lip balm, there is a feeling of nourishment and healthiness which you experience on your lips. The result is a wholesome feeling.

Benefits of Blistex Lip Infusions Perfectly Balanced Hydration

The main benefit of Blistex Lip Balm Hydration is that it moisturizes and hydrates lips for up to 24 hours. In various conditions, Lip Infusions Hydration cares for dry and sensitive lips. It is a beneficial product to keep at the bottom of your sports or hand-bag.

The Lip Infusions range to be introduced to South Africa
Lip Infusions Range in South Africa

Blistex Infusions in South Africa

The Lip Infusions product range first launched in South Africa late in 2020. Blistex Lip Infusions Hydration was the first launch of the range. It is part of the series of Lip Infusions products which include Lip Infusions Soothing and Lip Infusions Nourish. Blistex Lip Infusions Nourish launches in South Africa, in May 2021. These three products are a result of in-depth research and development by Blistex Inc. in the USA to provide innovative functional lip balms. The continued development of these type of products ensures that Blistex remains the Lip Care Expert.

Soothing Lip Balm is Tough on Dryness

Blistex Lip Infusions Soothing is a new Soothing lip balm which is Gentle on Lips, Tough on Dryness. You will find it in a green tube, filled with a perfect solution to overcome sensitive, chapped and irritated lips.

Soothing Lip Balm features

The Blistex Lip Infusions Soothing Lip Balm uses a scientific formulation to soothe irritated lips. In short, Cucumber seed and Calendula oils infuse the advanced lip care formula to create soothing relief without a medicated feel.

That is to say, the anti-inflammatory properties of Calendula oils are well known and effective on sensitive lips. And together with the Calendula oils, the Cucumber seeds add a fresh soothing ingredient to the balm. The result is a lip balm with complete comforting properties, but without a medicated minty feeling.

Suits a soothing lip balm

A soothing lip balm suits a person with dry, chapped lips. In other words, Blistex Lip Infusions Soothing, will help those looking for lip protection or who need a product which makes their lips feel better. Or, if the lip balm prevents dry lips, is long-lasting and moisturizes lips, a Blistex Lip Infusions Soothing, is ideal.

Benefits of Blistex Infusions Soothing

Blistex Infusions Soothing offers several benefits to users. The benefits of it’s soothing ingredients have already been described. But it has more benefits to describe. It is hypo-allergenic, which means that it reduces the number of allergic reactions. Furthermore, Dermatologists happily recommend it. Importantly, it doesn’t contain petrolatum, and mineral oil causing less environmental issues.

Above all else, the Blistex Infusions Soothing is part of a new Enhancement range in the Blistex product line-up. The Lip Infusions Range is a Blistex innovation, which uses Science to create these beneficial products.

Blistex Infusions in South Africa

The Blistex Infusions Range is launching in South Africa. That is to say, Blistex Infusions Hydration launched in late 2020. The Lip Infusions Soothing is in the initial launch stages and is available at Clicks, since January 2021, and Lip Infusions Nourish will be launched later in 2021.

Each of these products have unique, functional properties which will fulfill the lip care needs in South Africa. Most importantly, they testify to the commitment Blistex has to functional lip balm creation. With great excitement, Pharmaceutical Enterprises launches these products.

Oxybenzone – the contradiction

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What are you to think when you see the term: “Oxybenzone” or “Oxybenzone -3”? For many, it is just an ingredient which sounds complex, because of its description, and therefore damaging to people or nature. You won’t be completely wrong in your assumption. As lip-care experts, we want to ensure that Blistex products provide great quality and benefit to the user’s of our products. We conducted an investigation into this particular ingredient in order to you enlighten you.

Oxybenzone is also known as Oxybenzone-3 or Benzophenone-3. If you inspect the ingredients list of your favourite lip-balm, and discover an ingredient with a similar description but slightly different spelling to Oxybenzone, it will probably be a version of Oxybenzone. Also, in recent packaging updates Oxybenzone is being highlighted, independently, to alert the user to this ingredient.

Oxybenzone, generally, presents no issues for human beings. It is a naturally occurring chemical compound in various flowering plants. In modern times it has been used in hairsprays, make-up products and importantly, provides the sun protective ingredient in lip-balms. The Oxybenzone ingredient helps eliminate the negative affect of the sun’s UVA and UVB, on the human skin. In products which are used on the beach, in sports and day-to-day it is an effective protection ingredient.

But here lies the contradiction, while Oxybenzone is great for sun- protection in people, it has been identified as a destroyer of corals. Even a very small amount of Oxybenzone has a dramatically negative effect on the ability of the coral to defend itself. It is responsible for the phenomenon called Coral-bleaching, where corals lose their unique and rich colours. Oxybenzone causes the corals to become white and light in appearance. If a small amount of Oxybenzone impacts corals negatively, imagine the overall effect of up to 6000 tons of Oxybenzone that are off-loaded in the sea, in places like Hawaii, through tourist and holiday-maker swimming, surfing and vacation fun. It is quickly apparent that Oxybenzone will impact the ocean and corals within the ocean.

So when you next browse through the ingredients list of your favourite Blistex product, and you come across Oxybenzone, please know this ingredient is there to protect you. When you are heading into the sea, look out for one of our products which doesn’t contain Oxybenzone, and use that while swimming.

We will continue to produce Blistex products responsibly and revise ingredient lists to include only the best products for you and the environment. At the same time, use your discretion at different times, and apply the appropriate lip-balm in each situation.

Protect yourself from harmful UV rays with Blistex Ultra SPF 50+

“Blistex Ultra SPF 50+ offers advanced daily protection to defend lips from nature’s drying forces, in any season.” This is the opening statement which appears on the packaging of Blistex Ultra SPF50+ lip balm – the lip balm of choice for places with extreme weather conditions. We investigate the validity of this statement, by exploring the meaning and benefits of a strong SPF factor.

The Sun factor

There are three types of UV (Ultra-violet) rays in sunlight, which reach the earth. We are mainly concerned with two types: UV-A (Longer-wave rays) and UV-B (Short-wave rays). Both UV types are invisible to the naked eye.

UV-A and UV-B rays are responsible for skin ageing, eye damage and skin cancer. UV-B rays are generally associated with sunburn, while UV-A rays penetrate deeper into the skin affecting skin-cells below the outer-skin surface.

What we are continually try and do, is produce products that limit the damage of harmful UV rays, by producing products which contain SPF ingredients.

How does SPF help?

Skin Protection Factor or SPF is a measure of how well a skincare product protects the skin from the harsh UV-B rays. The Protection factor calculation is for the benefit of the user. A Skin Protection Factor is a calculation of how long the user can stay in the sun following the application of the skincare product. The calculation is quite simple. Assume that 1 SPF = 20 minutes of sunlight, then a product such as Blistex Ultra SPF 50+ means that the lip-care item will be effective for 20 minutes x 50 = 1000 minutes.

There are two notes to make with respect to SPF efficacy. There are potential factors e.g. water, or sweat, that may influence the duration of the effectiveness of the SPF. The second note, is that an a greater SPF e.g. SPF30, does not have double the effectiveness as an SPF15. In fact, an SPF15 filters out approximately 93 percent of all incoming UV-B rays. SPF30 keeps out 97 percent and SPF50 keeps out 98 percent. So don’t forget to keep applying sunscreen and lip-balm products.

Blistex Ultra SPF 50+

Ultra SPF 50+ is therefore a very effective lip-balm in areas where your lips are greatly exposed to harmful sun rays. While we normally consider this to be during the summer months, we cannot forget the effect of cold conditions.

Blistex Ultra SPF 50+ contains the protective ingredients for your lips. It is also infused with moisturizers and anti-oxidants which include Vitamin C and E as additional protection factors.

The combination of these ingredients helps ensure that lips are well protected from the harmful UV-B rays. When next in Dis-chem or Clicks, seek out the SPF50 shield and try this product. Or, simply purchase one here.

Mint, Berry and Regular Lip Balms

In the middle of 2018, we decided on a change of direction for what we call our basic balms – our ready to use – value for money range. It was a huge success, and continues to encourage us with the additional customer purchases it created. This is what we did.

In June 2018, we made amendments to the packaging of Blistex Regular, Berry and Mint. We changed the layout of the stick from a horizontal position to a vertical, blister-packed package. We updated the backing card to a fresh look. We then took 50% off the selling price, and gave the value back to our customers. We think they enjoyed the change and responded to the cheaper price too.

Lip Balm Regular
Lip Balm Berry
Lip Balm Mint

So if you are looking for a fresh lip balm which is easily applied and has an SPF 15 sun protection factor, look no further. You can buy them online here at Blistex.co.za, or head on down to Dis-Chem where you will find the whole range.