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Lip Balms Revealed - What's in Chapstick?

Lip Balms Revealed - What's in Chapstick?

There are many factors to consider when choosing a lip balm. However, one of the easiest ways to tell lip balms apart is simply by looking at the label.  Ingredients Don't Lie That's why we decided to take a deep dive into the ingredients of the leading lip balm brands. And, first up on the list is probably the most iconic name in the space - Chapstick.  Chapstick Ingredients: White Petrolatum 45%  Arachidyl Propionate Camphor Carnauba Wax Cetyl Alcohol Fragrance Isopropyl Lanolate Isopropyl Myristate Lanolin Light Mineral Oil Octyldodecanol Oleyl Alcohol Paraffin Phenyl Trimethicone Red 6 Lake Titanium Dioxide White Wax Yellow 5...
Why Choose a Vegan Lip Balm?

Why Choose a Vegan Lip Balm?

Vegan lip balms can have a number of advantages over traditional lip balms. They help keep your lips moisturized without the use of harmful chemicals. They tend to use natural and healthy ingredients, as opposed to cheaper and more plentiful options found in non-vegan brands. And they are cruelty-free and not tested on animals. Vegan skin care products take on ethical considerations with regards to animals and the planet that other products often ignore. Many brands compete on the terms of cost and price. But vegan products believe that other considerations are just as important. Because of this, when you go vegan, you...
Why should you go cruelty free?

Why should you go cruelty free?

Not all lip balms are created equal. Everyone knows that what you put on your lips has a direct impact on your smile and physical appearance. But there is also a mental and spiritual component to the products that you support. Some lip balms are made with good intentions but contain ingredients that aren’t so good for you. These are lip balms that have harsh chemicals that can dry out and crack your lips - the opposite of what you actually want to happen. Other lip balms contain ingredients that are supposedly good for you, but were created using questionable...