Why all-natural, organic vegan lip balms, you ask? Well, for many reasons. Unfortunately no one is perfect, and some people are born with allergies that prevent them from using most makeups. Others prefer to buy products that are animal cruelty free, and most prefer to use products that contain all-natural and consumer friendly ingredients. Vegan means that these products do not contain animal-derived ingredients such as lanolin, beeswax, carmine, and many more. Animal ingredients can be amongst the most allergenic and skin reactive, and prevent makeup from being considered Kosher, Halal or otherwise meeting the standard qualifications of any dietary and sanitary regulations. But if everything I’m saying sounds like Greek to you, give this list of mostly vegan lip balms a chance and see how your lips feel!
1. Crazy Rumors Ginger Peach
I love the way ginger peach vegan lip balms feel on my lips, and fortunately this particular brand makes an awesome mixture that feels amazing. Without a doubt my lips stay moist and hydrated for hours, while other lip balms with synthetic ingredients actually dried out my lips for hours! Vegan lip balms featuring combinations made with ginger can sometimes sting your lips because of its natural spice, so if you’re super sensitive, opt for just the peach and skip the ginger.
2. Eco Lips with Organic Pomegranate
I’m not saying vegan lip balms are the saving elixirs for this lifetime, but brands like Eco Lips provide a solid product that you won’t regret spending the extra money for. This particular lip balm is made with everything you could ever want and think of for a lip balm. Pomegranate has been proven to naturally heal chapped and chafed lips without making your lips red or uncomfortable. Give it a try and let me know what you think. Eco Lips is available in most pharmacies and when in doubt, they have an awesome user-friendly website.
3. Vegan Hemp Lip Balm Vanilla
Ah, we finally arrive at one of my favorite vegan lip balms on the market! Some people prefer fruity or minty products when it comes to their lips, but I absolutely love flavors like vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and anything with the words sugar and cookie (which isn’t so common but definitely still available). Products like lip balms that include hemp almost guarantee that they are organic, all-natural, and definitely vegan. If you are having doubts, definitely check the ingredients list. Hemp is a great substitution for the usually junk that’s in most lip care products; it feels exactly the same but its ingredients are so much better.
4. LUSH None of Your Beeswax Softening Lip Balm
There are LUSH stores all over New York City and every time I see one, I feel almost obligated to go in and pick up some vegan lip balms. Just like in its name, this softening vegan lip balm is exactly what you’re looking for. Although products like Burt’s Bees have their own benefits and feel great, trying something new similar to this product can never hurt, and it’s crucial if you are trying to live a vegan lifestyle (beeswax is an animal product!).
5. Etsy Vanilla Peppermint Lip Balm by NakedEyeBeauty
Back to this awesome combination for vegan lip balms, vanilla and peppermint complement each other like nothing else. Although I would never eat the two together in foods, that rule definitely does not apply when it comes to makeup. Etsy has everything from fashion to makeup to jewelry and beyond, and it’s very popular amongst my friends for online shopping. So I’m not surprised at all that they would be able to accommodate my unique lifestyle with their vegan lip balms.
6. Hurraw! Grapefruit Vegan Organic Lip Balm
How cute is the name of these vegan lip balms? Even though we are back to the traditional fruity flavors, I am happy to announce that Hurraw! sells a wide range of flavors of vegan lips balms. Every time I check out their site, I have such a hard time not buying anything. I’m definitely a frugal shopper so when I see the sales and deals all over the internet, I need a friend to drag me away. But all kidding aside, vegan lip balms are worth the investment, and how can you resist when Hurraw! sells bundles and bundles for such low prices?
7. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar from Sephora
Another awesome name! Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, maybe it’s not as cute as Hurraw! but it’s still quirky and intriguing. I may have cheated a bit with this last choice because I am just such a huge fan of O.C.D. cosmetics. Lip Tar is not exactly completely under the category of vegan lip balms, but the best advice I can give anyone (and I tell my friends this all the time), is put on a coat or two of your favorite all-natural vegan organic lip balm, and then lightly dab on some O.C.D. lip tar. Lip Tar is conveniently found at Sephora and the saleswomen will happily tell you all the benefits of this animal cruelty-free product. Believe it or not, it comes in a large array of bright colors.
So have I convinced you? Even if I haven’t sold you on all my favorite vegan lip balms, I wasn’t really here to do that. My main goal in makeup and lip care is one word: education. It’s not every day that people go out of their way to find all-natural organic and vegan lip balms, but once you’ve tried using these, I’m telling you, you’ll never go back to any synthetic chemical based makeup. So what’s your favorite brand or flavor? Are you living a vegan lifestyle? Are any of your friends vegans? Share your thoughts and experiences!