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Does Your Balm Pass the "Good Balm" Test?

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The beauty industry is seeing a high demand for quality, sustainably sourced ingredients. This is great news for the environment, as well as our skin! Eco Lips uses fairly-traded and organic ingredients to ensure a natural, pure, and chemical-free product that's good for people and the planet.

Word to the wise: when choosing a lip care or beauty product, look for ingredients that you cannot pronounce. Many chemicals lurk in ingredient lists in the beauty aisles - lip balm being one of them. One of the biggest offenders is petroleum. Did you know petroleum is actually a drying agent? It not only doesn't nourish the skin but seals the skin barrier of the lips meaning lips can't fully absorb the moisture - making them even drier than before!

With so many lip balm choices to choose from, where do you even start? Here's a helpful checklist to see if your balm passes the "good balm" test.

  1. What's inside matters! It features cocoa butter, castor wax, coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, avocado oil, or hemp seed oil as the base. These waxes & oils are ultra-moisturizing and help enhance the skin barrier. They soak into skin well without leaving them too greasy.
  2. It's certified organic and/or Fair Trade Certified. An organic ingredient means it hasn't been genetically altered and comes from the truest source. The cherry on top? is if it's also Fair Trade Certified, which means it was sourced fairly through transparency, dialogue and respect.
  3. Watch out for these! It doesn't have ingredients you don't know or can't pronounce. No added colorants, dyes, weird-sounding chemicals. Just pure, natural ingredients that are sourced from our planet.

We love our planet, and we know you do too. By choosing a brand like Eco Lips, you're making a conscious choice to spread the good. Eco Lips doesn't give lip service to sustainability, we live it every day. The ingredients of our balms are not only organic but do you know what else? We're also lowering our carbon footprint on Earth by choosing plastic-free packaging - tube AND label. We're the first 100% plastic-free tube in North America. Pretty cool, huh?

Knowledge is power. Next time you're browsing the lip balm aisles, keep these nuggets front of mind. You can help reduce the number of harmful chemicals being used in the beauty industry (and your body!) by choosing a conscious, eco-minded brand like Eco Lips.


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