You’ve probably heard about the “Chapstick conspiracy,” right? The idea that the more Chapstick you use, the more your lips need it? This is because the petroleum, glycerin and parabens found in many lip balms cause your lips to actually lose moisture rather than seal it in, ensuring that you’ll come back for more extra frequently. On the bright side, an increasing number of companies are valuing true lip health and using responsibly sourced ingredients. Here are a few of my all-time faves:
This one’s a no brainer. In fact, it’s at the top of many eco-conscious buyers’ lists for several reasons: it contains beeswax, vitamin E and peppermint oil and pomegranate oil (a majorly effective antioxidant!). Plus, at $3 per tube, it’s a steal!
In addition to the amazingly silky finish, my favorite thing about this balm is its scent. Thanks to a combination of natural bergamot and lemon oils, this soothing fragrance smells just like a floral cup of earl grey tea. Mmmmm.
The quippy name isn’t the best thing about this new brand’s lip balm; it’s the luxe flavor and creamy texture. The mango butter, coconut oil and sweet almond oil make me feel oh-so-pampered, and the SPF 30 makes me feel extra protected. Bonus points for the biodegradable and recyclable packaging!
Repeat after me: “Mon-gon-go oil.” I’m obsessed with this balm. For starters, the fact that I’ve mastered the pronunciation of the oil it’s made with makes me feel like part of some elite club. Secondly, the peppermint flavor is super refreshing. And lastly, the label has all sorts of important words on it, like “fair trade” and “organic” and “non-GMO.” So that’s good.
This vegan lip balm really packs in the coconut. I mean, I’m sure you could guess that from the product’s name, but WOW. Between the virgin coconut oil, cocoa butter and pure coconut fruit extract, I feel like a tropical goddess when I’ve got this stuff on.
Did I miss any good all-natural lip balms? Let me know in the comments below!