The 8 Best Clean Lip Balms
While the colder months wreck havoc on skin in general (dry heat is the worst), the super delicate lip area suffers the most. Needless to say, a great lip balm is pretty essential. And, since you ingest a lot of it, we wanted to find ones for the goop shop that are truly clean. Here’s what we have stashed in every handbag and drawer. Packed with nourishing, natural ingredients (no greenwashing here), lots of these work wonders on other body parts, too. (Nipple balm anyone? It’s actually the best.)
Juice Beauty always proves that when it comes to skincare, organic ingredients and potency are not mutually exclusive. So it’s no big surprise that this lip moisturizer is extra-nourshing, tastes amazing (like an orange-vanilla creamsicle), and doesn’t contain an ounce of parabens, petroleum, or synthetic fragrances.
London-based Connock infuses its 100% natural lotions, oils, and soaps with Kukui oil, which they source from a tiny farm on Oahu. This aptly named Wonder Balm is also great for parched hands, elbows, and feet. Plus, it has a very subtle beachy scent that we don’t hate at all.
Yep, it was originally developed to sooth sore nipples from nursing. If you’ve nursed, you know that anything effective there can probably fix anything. Made from 100% pure Lanolin and nothing else, not only does it heal dry lips, cuticles, hands, and minor burns, it’s hypoallergenic, too. The balm is also popular with makeup artists for lending cheeks and lids a subtle sheen.
In Fiore relies on raw, food-grade ingredients, and florals from all over the world. We use this Multipurpose Balm (packed with carrot seed, Marula oil, and Jojoba seed oil) to moisturize dry lips and to smooth out the wrinkle-prone areas around the mouth and eyes
Nipple balm #2. Based in Australia, Mini Organics has impressively high standards for what they put in their products. This award-winning formula contains certified organic primrose and sunflower oils, which provide relief to breastfeeding moms as well as those suffering from painfully chapped lips.
Rather than develop a deep product roster, Hurraw! focused on perfecting one thing—a totally natural, raw, vegan lip balm. The tiny tube harnesses all the moisturizing power of coconut without being sticky, waxy, or too overpowering in the flavor department. It’s also gluten- and soy-free, which means those with allergies don’t have to worry about ingesting it.