Making skin care products from scratch can sometimes be a bit of trial and error.
Case in point: The Vegan Natural Lip Sauce Lip Balm
I first introduced this product in November, right before the Christmas market season. I wanted to provide a product that didn’t have beeswax for those that are strict Vegans. The wax I choose was Candelilla Wax, which is a vegetable wax made from the small Candelilla shrub native to northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. Candelilla wax is rich in nutrients and easily absorbed into the skin, allowing it to act as a barrier and help prevent moisture loss – perfect for a lip balm.
What I didn’t realize when I formulated the Vegan Natural Lip Sauce was that Candelilla wax is also very hard and brittle. In the test batches, the lip balm was creamy and moisturizing, much like the other Lip Sauces I offer. However, as the tubes of lip balm settled and cured, the hardness and brittleness of the Candelilla wax showed itself, leaving the Vegan Natural Lip Sauce hard to put on and a little grainy.
Back to the drawing board!!
As a result, I’ve reformulated the Vegan Natural Lip Sauce to solve this problem. The New and Improved formula stays smooth and creamy – much better than the old formula. It still has a high percentage of Shea Butter for moisturizing but it now also has more Avocado Oil to counteract the hardness of the Candelilla wax.
Try out the New and Improved Vegan Natural Lip Sauce today!