Lily of the Desert SPF 16 Lip Balm helps to soothe and moisturize lips, and protect against sun damage.
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate (5.0%), octisalate (5.0%), oxybenzone (5.0%) (Sunscreen)
Inactive Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis leaf extract (and) safflower oil, beeswax, candelilla wax, carnauba wax, cotton seed oil, lanolin oil (and) isopropyl palmitate, lemon lime natural flavor, retinyl palmitate (vitamin A), sorbitan sesquioleate, tocopherol (vitamin E)
About Lily of the Desert
The Lily of the Desert brand of aloe vera products is the leader of the category in the natural products industry with over 50% of the total United States market share (based on SPINS data). The company's aloe vera farms, laboratories, and processing plant are located in the Texas Rio Grande Valley citrus region and in the desert area of Mexico along the Tropic of Cancer. Additional processing facilities are located in Carrollton, Texas and corporate headquarters are located in Denton, Texas.
Their aloe vera is grown organically and free of chemicals. Once harvested, the aloe vera leaves are placed into refrigerated trailers within four hours to ensure that none of the 200+ biologically active components naturally occurring in the aloe vera plant are lost or sacrificed. The freshly harvested aloe vera leaves are then shipped to Lily of the Desert's own state-of-the-art processing facilities and carefully inspected prior to manufacturing. Leaves are carefully selected, and then processed into the many unique formulations made by Lily of the Desert. Quality is maintained and monitored every step of the way, ensuring that Lily of the Desert consumers receive the best.
Lily of the Desert has been setting the standard of technology and innovation in the aloe vera industry since its inception. Providing consumers with quality products continues to be the company's focal point. This is accomplished through placing an emphasis on having scientific validation behind the brand's products and finished formulas on the shelf, ensuring the consumer receives all of the naturally occurring health benefits of aloe vera. Lily of the Desert's science and research team is continuously striving to develop new formulas and improve existing products.
About the Aloe Vera plant
The aloe plant has been used in the fields of medicine and cosmetics for centuries. Ancient records show that the medicinal properties and healing benefits of the aloe vera plant have been known for over 5000 years. The Bible mentions the aloe vera plant in over a dozen passages, referring to it as the "bitter herb". The Biblical account of Christ's burial states that his body was anointed with bitter aloes. There is a substantial amount of history and documentation behind the aloe vera plant. Aloe vera is filled with aloe polysaccharides which are the naturally occurring active components that promote nutrient absorption, digestive health, immune support, healthy muscle and joint function, and overall health benefits. In 1944, the benefits of the aloe vera plant were firmly established in the United States, when it was learned that the Japanese who were exposed to the "A" bomb applied aloe gel to their wounds and reported faster healing. Through use of aloe vera, they also reported significantly less scaring. Aloe vera is now becoming more prevalent in the every-day world. People are beginning to learn about the benefits and at least understand that aloe vera is good for them when taken internally or applied externally.
Aloesorb: Unique Technology
In 2007, Lily of the Desert developed a proprietary ingredient and delivery system in Aloesorb. Aloesorb is a patent pending process in which high molecular weight polysaccharides (the biologically active component in the aloe leaf) that naturally occur in aloe vera are isolated, concentrated, and infused into all Lily of the Desert brand products to increase the efficacy of those formulas. The Lily of the Desert management and science team determined that consumers need to have clinical validation behind the product they are purchasing. To implement this, in 2008, the company had independent laboratories perform "Gold Standard" (randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, 75 plus subjects) clinical studies on products enhanced with Aloesorb. The results were incredible, and as a result all Lily of the Desert formulations are enhanced with Aloesorb.
Being the leader in the aloe industry and on the cutting edge of technology has led Lily of the Desert to provide consumers with scientific validation on its branded products. Taking that a step further, the Lily of the Desert science and research team is continuously searching for new ideas and product concepts in addition to striving to develop unique formulas and improve existing products. Once those products are developed or enhanced, Lily of the Desert will send them off to have independent laboratories conduct a clinical study on the finished product that will eventually end up on a retail shelf. This is extremely unique to the aloe vera industry, and shows that Lily of the Desert's focus continues to set the standard for science, innovation, and technology of aloe vera. Lily of the Desert consumers can have the utmost confidence that the product they are taking will give them the maximum benefits of the "miracle plant" known as aloe vera.