I know, I know. Chapstick, probably the most boring thing in the world. But here’s the thing, it’s not really boring because it’s not only essential, but everyone has there one tried and true pick. The one that they buy in a two pack if they can and can’t leave the house without. The one that makes you curse if you lose it.
So when I decided to switch over to cruelty free products, chapstick was one of the most heart wrenching. It’s been a journey trying to replace my one true chapstick love and I’m still in search of the elusive perfect one. For now I have some reviews for you to map out where I’m at in this process and maybe uncover exactly what I’m looking for.
Before my adventures into cruelty free beauty, I loved the Nivea Medicated lip balm. I would buy that stuff in bulk because I’d hate to go even a day without it. It was hard to let go of it but Burt’s Bees chapstick made it a little easier. It’s a natural beauty staple and works really well, but I wanted to see what else was out there.
I was intrigued by S.W. Basics ethos of using as few ingredients as possible, so I picked up their four pack of lip balms. Though it’s nice to keep things simple, the oils in each of the balms kind of got all over my face as they warmed up. It’s not a cute look. It can work for nighttime but it isn’t the one.
This chapstick is a solid choice. What I’m trying to say is this is the boring one. It wasn’t bad, but there’s nothing about it that made it special. It does give you a nice amount of moisture, but nothing crazy so it’s a good choice to layer under lipstick. Since it’s ‘naked’ it’s also good for anyone with sensitive skin.
This guy is the winner so far. The mix of coconut oil and beeswax works here, where it’s not too oily but still moisturizing. It’s essentially been my go-to balm since I bought it. The only thing it’s missing is some SPF especially as we’re going into spring, but I might keep it around for days when I’m shunning the sun.
What I want to try next …
After I finish one of these up I want to try the Sun Bum Lip Balm. It’s not quite as natural as these ones, but the SPF 30 will be important during the summer. Plus with the fun flavors I’ll feel like a cool surfer chick (a girl can dream.) Switching to cruelty free products can feel exhausting you might as well have fun when you can.