This is not your run of the mill lip balm! Oh no-this is like the Rolls Royce of lip balms! This DIY coQ10 lip treatment contains coQ10 which helps our skin cells renew themselves more efficiently. coQ10 is an excellent addition to lip balm because the skin on the lips is so much more sensitive and is often times damaged. I don’t know about you but I could use some efficient lip cells working overtime!
Last week I posted my Lip Line Eraser Roll On recipe and one of the anti wrinkle ingredients tends to dry out the lips. So this week I wanted to share a lip balm I formulated several months ago and have been using in conjunction with the roll on. My lips are well nourished and I still can use the roll on and reap the benefits of the lip eraser!
I’ve added cocoa butter because it is hugely moisturizing. Safflower oil is gentle and rejuvenating and Vitamin E is high in antioxidants which help the skin age slower.
Why Use coQ10 in Skin Care?
- It’s a powerful antioxidant-This means it can hunt free radicals that are responsible for damaging your skin, causing it to age.
- It energizes your skin cells causing them to repair more efficiently.
- It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin which are responsible for firmness and flexibility in the skin.
- It can protect against sun damage.
- It helps skin cells rid themselves of toxins which in turn helps with healthy, radiant looking skin.
CoQ10 is an enzyme our bodies make naturally. By the time we turn 30, our coQ10 production reduces dramatically which is why it’s a good idea to supplement.
I use a coQ10 ingredient called Q Max. It can be mixed with other oils to make any anti aging product. It is as simple as adding it to a recipe!
DIY coQ10 Lip Treatment
1 tsp. Non GMO Vitamin E (find it HERE)
- Make a double boiler by filling a medium sized pot half way full with water.
- Add safflower oil, cocoa butter and beeswax to a glass measuring cup and place in the pot of water.
- Turn heat to medium and allow ingredients to thoroughly melt.
- Once melted, remove from heat and add the vitamin E and coQ10.
- Stir the mixture and immediately pour into a lip balm container.
- Allow to cool.
I did not add any essential oils. I like the smell of cocoa butter and beeswax together but if you’d like, you could add 3 drops of peppermint essential oil.
Feel free to use this lip balm as often as you’d like. I keep a small container in my bag for on the go and a bigger jar by my bed. Lips are delicate and it’s important to protect and support them. Using coQ10 in a lip balm goes a very long way when it comes to healthy lips!