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August 14, 2020 Top 6 Lip Balms: Review

Top 6 Lip Balms: Review

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We grabbed a few lip balms hot off the market and rated them accordingly based on Package Design (insta-worthiness), Glossiness (if you’re into that), Ingredient Quality (the more natural, the better), and Price Point (doesn’t break the bank).


#1 The Everyday Lip Balm

GenElle Refresh CBD Lip Balm. Lightweight, minty, and smooth. A firm formulation that glides on. Chamomile for a relaxing scent and effect. Formulated with dry lips in mind this nourishing balm overflows with organic oils that linger on the lips. Paraben & petrolatum-free. 100% natural. Beautiful, subtle design with neutral colors and gold foil.

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#2 The Active Balm

EOS Aloe Active Lip Balm. A plethora of exotic ingredients including caffeine and sunscreen. Dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, paraben, and petrolatum free. Good price point and long-lasting. The scent and taste is a sweet aloe.

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#3 The OG Lip Balm

Carmex has been around forever. We tried the new Carmex Natural Care; Carmex reinvented. This one is very affordable (comes in a two-pack) and boasts natural ingredients. It smells slightly of bubblegum or licorice if you are into that sort of thing. It is packed with exotic waxes like Carnauba wax, formerly used as a polish and for making candles, and Rhus Verniciflua, known in China as the lacquer tree because it is used for furniture. This is a heavy-duty balm for the seriously chapped.

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#4 The Tinted Balm

Milk Makeup Kush Lip Balm is a higher cost but exults a heavy durable tube that snaps shut with a magnetic snap. The lip tint itself has a buildable lightweight soft feel. It is flavored with sage and peppermint. Although goes on smooth, it can be on the drier side as it wears on. In spite of its impressive list of emollient butters, it is not an all-natural product, containing color dyes.

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#5 The Glossy Balm

Gloss has its time and place. Really popular in the 2000s and making a comeback. We chose Glossier’s Clear Gloss. This one is pricey, but a top of the line super-gloss. It’s a thick product that sits on the lips. It’s hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, and paraben-free. Downsides include that it’s mostly synthetic, contains preservatives, and dye colors (even in the clear).

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#6 The Medicated Lip Balm

Blistex is a tried and true favorite for some. It has normal packaging and a low price point. This balm is easy to obtain, found at checkouts in most stores. The mineral oil, petroleum, paraffin, and preservatives, take this one out of the running for a natural product. On a plus side, it seals in lip moisture to prevent drying and has sunscreen.

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