By Rachel Chemerynski
We already know how the winter season can wreak havoc on our immune system (sniffle, sniffle) but it can also negatively impact our skin-care routine, particularly taking care of those gorgeous smackers. Try as we might to catch up on beauty sleep and facial appointments, sometimes the weather gets the best of our looks. But that doesn’t mean we’re doomed with chapped, dry lips just yet! Right in time for Valentine’s Day romance, we’ve gathered five all-natural, eco-friendly lip products that are good for your lips, and the planet.
Best Lip Balm for Sinfully Delicious Lips: Hurraw! Balm’s Chocolate Balm
With Valentine’s Day just two weeks away, what better way to add more of that feel-good chocolate into your life than by rubbing it on your lips? Savor the taste of chocolate all day long with this Hurraw! Balm favorite, made with all natural, organic ingredients like sweet almond oil, coconut oil, and cocoa butter. The company offers a variety of tasty flavors depending on your personal taste, and all balms are 100 percent vegan and made from premium raw, organic, and fair trade ingredients.
$3.79 for a .15 oz. tube; hurrawbalm.com
Best Lip Balm for All-Over Damaged, Chapped Skin: Badger’s Lip Balm Tins
Chapped, dry lips got you down? Soothe damaged areas—even beyond your lips—with these itty-bitty lip tins that are small enough to throw in your smallest of purses. The organic balms are made with moisturizing ingredients like organic extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, and aloe, as well as seabuckthorn and rosehip for an antioxidant boost. We love that they come in two refreshing flavors (Tangerine Breeze or Highland Mint) and can be used anywhere on the body to treat rough, dry skin.
$3.99 for a .75 oz. tin; badgerbalm.com
Best Lip Balm for Extra Protection & Moisture: Dr. Bronner’s Naked Organic Lip Balm
Sometimes in life, all we need is a little extra nourishment and protection and that’s exactly what Dr. Bronner’s Naked Organic Lip Balm does. It’s packed with pure organic ingredients like avocado oil, jojoba oil, and beeswax to create ultra-soft, moist lips with a “naked,” barely there feel.
$2.99 for .15 oz. tube; drbronner.com
Best Lip Balm for Everyday Wear: Lulu Organic’s Ruby Mint Lip Balm
Both simple and pretty, this balm is great for everyday, casual wear. Spearmint and peppermint combine with high-quality organic oils (like hemp, coconut, and almond) and organic beet root to create a cooling sensation with just a hint of ruby pink coloring. Plus, it’s free from harmful additives like petroleum and parabens.
$12 for a .15 oz. tube; luluorganicsnyc.com
Best Lip Balm for Girls’ Night Out: Peacekeeper’s Paint Me Oh-So-Sexy Lip Paint
This new “Oh-So-Sexy” lipstick is the perfect shade of medium pink with hints of natural brown, making it a stunning choice for brunettes, blondes, and redheads alike. The lip paints are packed with non-toxic ingredients like organic shea butter, organic carnauba wax, and vitamin E, and are made without parabens, phthalates, or acetone. Peacekeeper’s slogan isn’t “No Nasty Anything!” for no reason!
$12 for one lipstick; iampeacemaker.com
Where do you struggle when taking care of your lips? What’s your personal style, color and look?
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Rachel Chemerynski is a certified health coach and freelance writer living in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the founder of Healthy Chicks, a wellness community dedicated to inspiring twenty-something women to live happier, healthier, more satisfying lives.