Here’s a fun word – astringent! When lip tissues become inflamed or swollen you just want them to feel normal again. You need something to relieve the puffiness that builds up in sore tissues. I didn’t even know there was a name for what I was looking for. What I needed was an “astringent”, a substance that brings things back in balance. Astringents are chemical compounds that shrink or constrict body tissues. That is why ChopSaver contains raspberry leaf. Raspberry leaf contains tannins. Tannins have that slightly puckering or toning effect that I wanted.
Many of the ingredients in ChopSaver instantly bring a pleasant sensation to mind just hearing the word. Words like citrus. Think lemon and lime. One ingredient that may have a somewhat less happy connotation is castor oil. But castor oil, like all the other ingredients in ChopSaver has a well-earned place in the ChopSaver formula.
Castor Oil comes from the castor bean. It is an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant oil which has been used for centuries for its therapeutic benefits which are believed to be derived from its high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids. Castor oil contributes to the smooth glide and feel that ChopSaver is famous for.