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Keep your lips kissable with these nourishing wonders
If like us, your trusty lip balm is never far out of reach, especially as the cold sets in, you’ll want a hard-working balm free of nasties. This innocuous-looking beauty staple is often a haven for known-toxins like petrochemicals, parabens and artificial fragrance. But we’ve separated the good from the bad, which means you can have your kissable lips minus the dodgy stuff.
The only trouble you’re likely to find with Hurraw is which flavour to choose. From wild cherry with a subtle tint to spiced chai and chocolate, these long-lasting balms are made from organic, vegan and raw ingredients. The flavours are all naturally derived and most of the oils used are cold-pressed. We also love the tangerine chamomile that’s been formulated with non-nano zinc oxide and offers SPF15 protection for your kissers.
Made with beeswax (of course) and vitamin E, this one’s also formulated with peppermint oil which creates a nice little zing when it hits your lips. It’s non-drying and has a nice gloss finish. If you don’t like the tin it’s also available in a recyclable squeezy tube.
Made with organic beeswax, fair trade avocado oil, jojoba and hemp, Dr Bronners attacks chapped lips head on. It’s fragrance free, which is a bonus for those with sensitive skin and the packaging is super cute too. Simple, affordable and effective – all big ticks from us!
Zoe Foster-Blake’s Go-To Lips fights the flake thanks to its blend of medical-grade lanolin avocado, almond, evening primrose, vitamin E and jojoba oils. The pomegranate flavour is sweet but not too overpowering. This one definitely goes the distance.
There’s been a bit of controversy surrounding paw paw balm and petrochemicals but this one’s 100 per cent natural. Not too sticky, it’s just as good for soothing insect bites as it is for chapped lips. If you like paw paw balm but want a better choice then this one’s for you.
Not just a lip balm, more like a multitasker, The Great State is a soothing beeswax-based balm that has 101 uses. Add a few drops of essential oil for a DIY vapour rub or use it on just about any part of the body. Dry lips, face, elbows, feet, bites, eczema, chafe – you name it! It’s not too thick or tacky, it’s free from nasties like artificial fragrance, parabens, petroleum, PEG and sulfates, and did we mention the tin is pretty cool too.
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