Lips | have thinner skin and produce fewer oils than other parts of the body. This is why they are more sensitive and tend to get dry as well as chapped easily. We also ingest lip balm, so a non-toxic formula is important. Learn about a better alternative.
Mainstream Chapstick | usually contain petroleum, which covers lips but does not actually hydrate them. These formulas tend to also include parabens, artificial colors, mineral oil, fragrance, and alcohol.
A Better Alternative | All Good by Elemental Herbs Certified Organic Original Lip Balm
The Brand | The mission began with a massage therapist and outdoor enthusiast who had a vision to create products that would harness nature’s power to heal. All Good delivers quality, pure, simple, and organic remedies. They own an organic farm where the calendula is grown that is used within their products. All Good by Elemental Herbs also directly supports environmental restoration and education projects.
The Formula | A stand out formula as most of the ingredients are organic, simple, effective, with high concentrations of herbal actives which promote skin healing and moisture retention.
Calendula | helps to prevent scarring, soothes eczema, reduces inflammation, and heals rashes, bruises, minor cuts, and sores. It is grown on the their organic farm which is comforting, since it is the first ingredient. Comfrey | has rapid healing abilities and contains allantoin which stimulates cell regeneration and promotes healthy skin. Plantain | has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which speed the recovery of wounds.
Yarrow | is used topically for wounds, cuts and abrasions. Olive Oil | contains antioxidants which help protect the skin from premature skin aging and prevents free radical damage. Non-GMO Vitamin E | helps diminish wrinkles and fine lines, promotes soft, moisturized skin, and helps repair photo-aging due to sun exposure. Most mainstream Vitamin E is GMO, which makes this formula careful and conscious.
Ingredients | Organic Calendula*, Organic Comfrey*, Organic Lavender*, Organic Plantain* and Organic Yarrow* Infused in Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil* with Organic Beeswax*, Organic Essential Oils* and Non-GMO Vitamin E. *Certified Organic by USDA/NOP
Smell & Taste | It does not have any flavor but does has a light smell of lavender
The Wear | the balm applies so smoothly on the lips and because it contains potent skin healing ingredients, it really can be a multi-use product and applied to small areas of eczema, minor skin irritations, or around the eyes at night to help the appearance of wrinkles, and keep the skin hydrated.
The Price | $3.50-$5.90
Note | The brand also makes a balm with SPF, pictured below