This #dicciacleanswap is a little different because if I said I had only one lip balm, I’d be lying. I didn’t have only one lip balm, I had many. There was one on my bedside table, a couple at the bottom of some purses, one in my makeup bag, one in my travel bag… You get the idea.
Without going into to much detail, I’ll be sharing the ratings for some of my favorite conventional lip balms, the ingredients to watch out for in your own lip balms and the ones I swapped them out for.
Conventional Lip Balms
Ingredients to watch out for:
These ingredients are found in the lip balms above and are present in many conventional lip balms:
- PETROLATUM: Comes from crude oil- non renewable resources, low possible carcinogen
- SALICYLIC ACID: Skin irritation, Allergen
- CAMPHOR: Poisonous in large doses. Restricted use in cosmetics.
- FRAGRANCE: ingredients considered fragrance don’t need to be disclosed. Possible carcinogen, possible endocrine disruptor, known allergen
- OCTINOXATE 7.5%: Known and studied endocrine disruptor, affecting estrogenic and thyroid activity, possible carcinogen, possible allergen. It’s bioaccumulative.
- POLYETHYLENE: Non biodegradable, allergenic for some individuals, carcinogenic in lab studies.
- BUTYLPARABEN: mimics estrogen in the body and is a potential hormone/ endocrine disruptor
- ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE: Strong evidence endocrine disruptor, bioaccumulative, possible allergen
Non-Toxic Lip Balms
The Ones I Own & Love:
- I always have this one in my bag and use it on my lips or for my cuticles whenever they’re dry.
- This is on my bedside table and is a great replacement for Vaseline and can be used for anything you’d use petroleum jelly.
- This heavy duty lip mask has a lovely shimmer and I use it when I want some color and need moisturizing.
- This balm is very moisturizing and I keep it at home for when my lips are very dry. It feels like a lip oil, more than a balm.
The Ones I’ll be Trying Soon: