I always like the concept of having an overnight moisturizing lip mask that will help reducing fine lines and increasing plumpness. All you need to do is to apply the lip mask at night like how you do for any other lip balms, and you wake up in the morning feel the lips soft and hydrated!
How To Make Overnight Moisturising Lip Mask– Key Ingredients
This raspberry pink lip mask is achieved by adding an organic beetroot vegetable dye to provide a light, shiny texture. The main ingredient for this lip mask is lanolin, an excellent moisturizer and helps boost skin barrier repair. Often, lanolin is extracted from sheep’s wool, then purified. However, the lanolin I used is 100% vegetable origin, which by its similar chemical structure, has the same moisturizing, emollient, and protective properties as lanolin. I got both beetroot vegetable dye and lanolin from this French supplier, Aroma Zone.
Castor Oil a vegetable oil made from castor seeds. It has a smooth, slippery texture and a high amount of natural shine. The high fatty acid content in Castor Oil delays signs of aging by deeply moisturizing, softening and soothing the skin, boosting elasticity, and stimulating collagen production. Used cosmetically, Castor Oil can make an excellent ingredient in a moisturizer, as it reduces the appearance of the signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines.
Beeswax is a classic component of lip balms. It creates an occlusive layer on the skin, creating a barrier from the elements but also trapping in moisture (making it particularly beneficial in lip balms). Beeswax acts as a fantastic humectant, meaning it attracts moisture to your skin. It has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin and is also a natural antiseptic and anti-fungal agent.
Jojoba Oil is not an oil, but a liquid wax is the only oil that closely resembles human sebum. Its fatty acids and their relatively small particle size gives a light moisturizing feel and penetrates the skin rapidly to nourish it. It has a naturally high content of Vitamins A and E. This makes it a great choice to nourish the lips!
Coconut Oil contains a wide range of fatty acids, to keep skin looking healthy and young. Its high saturated fat content moisturizes dehydrated skin – perfect for your lips. Coconut oil is incredibly beneficial for dry skin, act as emollient to prevent moisture loss, and provide nourishing hydration that softens rough, dry skin. Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, visibly diminishing wrinkles, and other signs of aging.
Raw or unrefined shea butter is a natural fat obtained by from dried fruits of the shea tree. It has anti-inflammatory and excellent for skin regeneration, smooths skin. Shea butter is the perfect moisturizing and anti-aging option. It is a humectant, bringing moisture from the air to the skin, making it useful during the cold, dry winter months. It smoothes wrinkles, soothes the redness that comes from being out in the elements, and stimulates the skin to produce more collagen. This provides a rich moisture content to the recipe and helps to form a protective coating on the lips.
Candelilla Wax gives excellent oil binding properties, provides a wonderful gloss and lubricity to lip products. It is high in fatty acids, quick-absorbing and also very emollient, making it great to soothe chapped lips! Its natural anti-inflammatory properties, as well as its ability to create barriers between the skin and harsh environmental stressors, make it an excellent choice for lip balm recipes. Its protective and softening qualities also make it a popular additive in moisturizers.
Moisturizing Lip Mask
Tools & Equipment Needed
0.1g / 0.01g digital weighing scales
- 4.6 g Lanolin | 23%
- 4 g Castor Oil | 20%
- 3 g beeswax | 15%
- 3 g jojoba oil | 15%
- 2.2 g coconut oil | 11%
- 2 g Refined Shea Butter | 10%
- 0.8 g Candelilla Wax | 4%
Cool Down Phase
- Prepare a water bath by bringing about 3cm/1″ of water to a bare simmer over low to medium-low heat in a small saucepan.
- Weigh the lanolin, wax, oils, and butter in a small heat-resistant beaker. Place the beaker in your prepared water bath to melt everything through. If you do not have a glass beaker, use an aluminium bowl placed in a pan filled with warm water.
- Once everything has melted, mix well with a spoon, or a flexible silicone spatula.
- Remove the water bath from the heat, remove the beaker from the water bath
- Add the vitamin E, vegetable dye, and essential oil, and stir to incorporate.
- Pour the lip balm into tubes or tins
- Let it cool down and solidify before capping
- Make sure you wipe down the aluminium tins with some paper towel to peel away any oil on your tubes.
- This recipe will fill 3 standard 5g aluminium tins.
- Because this lip balm is 100% oil-based, it does not require a broad-spectrum preservative (broad spectrum preservatives ward off microbial growth, and microbes require water to live—no water, no microbes!).
- A formula should be written in a percentage of ingredients as well as grams. Our popular formulation calculator can be used to convert from percentages to weight easily. It also gives you warning alert if any of the category ingredients are out of recommended range to make sure the ratios between the ingredients are as desired.
- The shelf life of this lip balm is about 1 year, depending on the shelf life of the oils and butters you have used. It does not need to be refrigerated, keep in reasonably cool and dry. If you notice it starts to smell like old nuts, that is a sign that the oils have begun to oxidize; dispose of it and make a fresh batch.
- DO NOT substitute the lanolin, beeswax, or castor oil.
- A good substitute for coconut oil is babassu oil.
- You can replace jojoba oil with sunflower oil or camellia seed oil.
- Alternative or substitute for candelilla wax will be carnauba wax.
- The colour dye and essential oil are optional, and if you don’t wish to use any, increase the percentage for carrier oils.