With the winter season slowwwly approaching us here in Southern California, I thought a post about my favorite lip balms would be appropriate. The inspiration behind this post is my mom, who called me last week in desperation. She said her lips were so chapped and cracked that they were practically burning and no matter what she put on her lips it didn’t help, in fact it made it worse! Now I’m sure you all are thinking that my Mom must know better about her products since I’m an esthetician and green beauty guru and she does, but she’s not nearly as hard core as I am, and she is learning! So I gladly told my mom that she needs a petroleum free balm and I explained why. For those unfamilair with petroleum have no fear, here is a quick crash course! PETROLEUM: is a by-product of gasoline production and a solvent often found in skincare, mascara and more popularly lip balm! This actually promotes sun damage, interferes with your body’s own moisture barrier and leads to more chapping and dryness (is said to cause people to be addicted to lip balm by never solving the problem!) It creates the problem that it claims to solve, what is wrong with that picture?!? But don’t fret beauties, below I have included a list of my absolute favorite petroleum- free lip balms that will not only save your lips this winter, but will save them forever!!
RMS Lip & Skin Balm: Certified organic coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter make for an absolute velvety nourishing balm you can use anywhere & everywhere! I like to put a small amount under my eyes too! Say good-bye to those fine lines around your lips, this balm will take care of that! Comes in cocoa or vanilla. Retail: $25 http://www.spiritbeautylounge.com
Kari Gran Peppermint Tinted Lip Whip: Kar Gran just sent this to me a few days ago and I have to say it’s my new favorite! The whipped texture ensures that it sinks into your lips, which it really does and the subtle pink tint makes a perfect on-the-go color! With organic ingredients like beeswax and sunflower oil and ultra chic packaging you cannot go wrong! Keep an eye out for my full Kari Gran review coming soon! Retail: $15 http://www.karigran.com
Ilia Balmy Days Lip Conditioner: What I like most about this is the convenience. It is a great balm in a stick form which I love! Organic beeswax, shea butter and avocado oil make this a perfect option for someone on-the-go! Retail: $26 http://www.spiritbeautylounge.com
Beautycounter Lip Conditioner: I’m currently on my second little pot of this stuff so it’s safe to say I love it. Organic ingredients like avocado oil, shea butter and jojoba seed oil make for a really glossy yet hydrating combination! This is my favorite balm to put on right before bed, I wake up with super soft lips! Comes in Peppermint or Calendula. Retail: $18 http://www.laurenvanloo.beautycounter.com
Vapour Organic Beauty Lip Conditioner: The convenience factor comes in again, I love this packaging! Organic lemon balm and jojoba oil make for a more fruity, fresh scent which is lovely. Texture is super creamy, another great balm option for on-the-go! Retail: $20 http://www.vapourbeauty.com
So I hope this information breakdown about petroleum helps! Your lips really are much better off with a beautiful balm! Get more information about petroleum on http://www.ewg.org!