When I was a wee-one, the scent of cherry flavored Chapstick was so enticing…I ate it.
Fueled by high hopes, my tiny fingers twisted-up the tube in anticipation of a juicy, sweet treat.
Instead, I got a mouthful of wax that not only tasted terrible, it was full of ingredients that belong on the Do-Not-Eat list.
Surprisingly, that bite — as nasty as it was– did little to dissuade me from my future of puckering up to questionable products.
My go-to lip balm continued to be Chapstick for years –it even found its way onto my kids mouths. (I hope they never ate that crap!)
When I made the switch into tinted lips, Fresh Sugar Berry seemed to be The One for me. With a rich hue and the right bit of beeswax — I thought this product was the solution to accentuated lips and a moist kiss. Though it did do that, it contained a bunch of gross chemicals which placed it in the red zone on the cosmetic database.
But back to another issue — dry, cracked lips. Now that it’s cold outside, my kids walk around with a red ring around their mouths…their lips are constantly chapped! After years of Chapstick with no real improvement, (Benzoyl Alchol — an ingredient in Chapstick — actually causes lips to dry even more) we’ve moved onto Burt’s Bee. GL loves the Pomegranate. She carries it around in her little pocket so she can reapply as needed. It’s also nice to not have to worry if she’s eating it…this product scores a 1 in toxicity.
Burt’s Bees also makes a good tinted lip balm which goes on super sheer, yet adds a hint of something better — in both color and moisture.
I’ve also tried Aromo Radiance Skincare’s passionfruit lip gloss tint. Just a couple coats add a pretty, long-lasting sheen, and the ingredient list is so simple to read (and pronounce), it adds a smile to my face.
What’s your go-to lip balm?