It is said that necessity is the mother of invention, and such is the case with our latest product, Melted Buttah Repair Balm. It was nearing the end of a brutally cold winter here in Boston, and although our regular Lip Buttah provides excellent hydration and protection, sometimes you just need something, you know... more. Our lips needed more than just hydration, they needed something that would soothe and calm the irritation that can sometimes occur with extreme temperatures or simply from daily stress. Starting with Babassu Oil, the star ingredient of our Lip Buttah, for it's ability to both penetrate and form a protective layer of moisture, we then added Calendula Oil and Red Raspberry Seed Oil. Calendula is an herb that has long been renowned for it's ability to heal and soothe skin irritations and rashes. In addition, it is known to be exceptionally gentle for those with sensitive skin, which makes it popular for use in baby formulations. Calendula Oil is obtained by infusing the herb in Olive Oil, which by itself contains anti-inflammatory properties and naturally occurring antioxidants that contribute to the mix. Red Raspberry Seed Oil is a less commonly used ingredient, but no less stellar in its capabilities. It contains an exceptionally high level of essential fatty acids, which have been shown to enhance skin barrier function and repair, and it's high level of alpha linolenic acid provides potent anti-inflammatory properties, making it an effective oil to use in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions. In addition to this, studies have shown that Red Raspberry Seed Oil possesses the ability to absorb significant amounts of UV light, indicating that it may be useful as a natural sunscreen. Of course without SPF testing no company can make a specific SPF claim, but this unique quality of Red Raspberry Seed Oil provides an additional bonus to its other substantial benefits. This trio of exceptional oils combine to give Melted Buttah Repair Balm its healing powers. Its capabilities go beyond your lips to include any area that needs a little extra TLC – cuticles, dry spots, rashes – this is truly an all purpose Repair Balm. Try it once and find out why it's our new must have product! Now available at Splurge Skincare!