Since I was a child, I always wanted to have my own salon. A few months ago, I got the chance to make my childhood dream come true; I got the paper work done and I finally got my own salon. Employing stylist and nail artist was the easiest part of the job, what the real torment was, is choosing supplies. My stylists were mostly newbies, meaning they didn't have much experience with different products out there in the market, so I really couldn't put the pressure of choosing their own material on them. I searched a lot and slowly began to find the brands I liked more.
The only thing that was being a pain in my neck was lip makeup. My lip makeup artist was not a professional, but neither was she a newbie, so she had demands. Even though I had chosen the lipsticks, glossers and other material, she precisely wanted a lip primer.
I wouldn't get what her obsession with lip primer was but I still wanted her to be happy so I started searching. Finally, I found NYX's lip primer to be suitable after testing about a dozen primers. It sits on the skin perfectly and provides a nice and smooth surface for other lip products to sit on the skin.
To figure out the ways NYX's lip primer works and why it's one of the most special lip primers, we have to take a look at its core; the ingredients.
NYX's lip primer ingredients include Polybutene, Octyldodecanol , Isostearyl Isostearate, Isohexadecane, Microcrystalline Wax/ Cera Microcristallina/Cire microcristalline, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/ Cera Carnauba/ Cire de carnauba, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Polyethylene, Jojoba Esters, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHA, Fragrance/Parfum, Coumarin, Benzyl Benzoate. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850).
Looking through this list, some familiar words might catch your eyes and I'm going to talk about some of them.
Jojoba esters are the final product after jojoba oil has gone through the process of hydrogenation, transesterification, or interesterification. They're pretty similar to the oily sebum our skin produces and that's why jojoba esters are emollient additive and provide a protective layer for the skin to keep moisture in and be a barrier against infections.
They can be found as either a white cream or a hard white wax with no particular scent or color. Jojoba esters are also antioxidant meaning they're amazing protection against UV and free radicals while having a very long shelf life. They soften and smoothen the skin and despite existing as a wax they do not feel oily and are easily absorbed by the skin. Jojoba esters are also able to clear out the dead skin cells letting the lower layers breathe. They can also be used to moisturize the skin as it keeps the moisture in the skin due to the protective layer it creates. On the other hand, jojoba esters can be used to protect your skin as they're antibacterial and anti-fungal and have been scientifically proven to fight off bacteria that cause salmonella, E. coli and candida.