Gain and Retain Patients Without Poisoning People or the Planet

The best lip balms are made with beeswax and contain sunscreen. The problem is most sunscreens are made from octinoxate and oxybenzone, which are so toxic to fish and coral reefs they’re banned by the state of Hawaii. 

Check the sunscreen ingredients on the stuff you’re currently giving out. Then come back and read about our exclusive, luxurious formulation that will keep your clients coming back for more, all while not harming marine and freshwater life, groundwater and, of course, the people who use it.

Things You Won’t find in Lip Balm Etc. Beeswax SPF Lip Balm

Chemical Sunscreens
Octinoxate and oxybenzone are the chemical sunscreens found in most lip balms and sunscreens. They’re toxic for the people who wear them, and to make things worse, they wash off when worn into the water. It’s estimated that 14,000 tons of sunscreen make it into the water each year.

Octinoxate and oxybenzone harm coral polyps (which become coral reefs), which increases the rate of coral bleaching, which in turn prevents the reef from functioning as a critical breeding and feeding ground for countless species of marine life. Octinoxate and oxybenzone have also been shown to cause deformities in fish and harm their reproductive systems. These chemicals are so harmful they’re banned by the state of Hawaii. We look forward to the day they’re banned worldwide.

Nut Oils (No nut allergens!)
We don’t use almond or kukui or macadamia or any other nut oils, as they can cause a rash on the face of a person with nut allergies, or worse. We also chose to not use shea butter, since that’s also derived from a nut. In most cases, shea butter won’t trigger a reaction, but since cocoa butter is interchangeable and is an equally premium ingredient, we chose that instead.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
You might be surprised to see this on the list, but Vitamin E is a known skin irritant. It’s a contact allergen that can cause dermatitis, eczema and other forms of skin rashes.

Artificial Fragrances, Flavors and Colors
The leading cause of eczema and other skin diseases is “added fragrances.” That’s a catch-all term for chemical cocktails. Lip Balm Etc. uses only pure, natural flavor extracts, and no coloring of any kind. We happen to like the way nature looks.

Parabens
Parabens like butylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, isopropylparaben and any other ingredients ending in -paraben mimic estrogen and can act as hormone disruptors. They’re linked to an increased risk of breast cancer and malignant melanoma. In men, they’re claimed to reduce sperm production and testosterone levels. Not good.

Tingly Ingredients
Alcohol, menthol, phenol, salicylic acid, peppermint oil, camphor oil, eucalyptus oil and other similar ingredients provide a tingly sensation when applied. They feel good momentarily, but they’ll dry your lips and make chapped lips even worse.

Petrolatum/Petroleum Jelly
Sure, putting petroleum (the stuff of gasoline and motor oil) on your lips makes perfect sense. Just kidding. Toxic chemicals can find their way into petroleum jelly during the refining process. That means things like polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which have been linked to breast cancer, can be in your lip balm. No thanks.

Why Lip Balm Etc. Beeswax SPF Lip Balm is So Luxurious

Organic Green Tea Extract (Natural Sunscreen)
Green tea extract has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and also provides UV protection. It’s a natural, chemical-free sunscreen that helps prevent damage to your lips, as well as our planet.

Grapeseed Oil (Natural Sunscreen)
Grapeseed oil is high in antioxidants for extra protection, while providing nourishment for your lips. It combines with green tea extract to provide natural sun protection.

Beeswax
Beeswax is essential to a luxury experience. It’s smooth and has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that help heal lips, while also providing a barrier that helps protect against wind damage. On its own, beeswax is too hard, while coconut oil is too soft. Our precise blending of the two, along with the other oils in our formulation, gives you a lip balm that’s soft enough to apply comfortably on the coldest of days, yet won’t turn into a puddle in your pocket.

Coconut Oil
Coconut oil not only helps Lip Balm Etc. lip balm feel good gliding over your lips, it helps your lips continue to feel good. Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which helps nourish and heal dry, chapped lips. Coconut oil also provides a barrier to help prevent more damage from bacteria and other irritants.

Organic Bakuchiol Oil (The Fountain of Youth for Lips!)
You may have heard of retinol, which has been hailed as the Fountain of Youth of oils. The problem is retinol can be very irritating to regular skin, much less tender lips. Bakuchiol oil is the natural, plant-based alternative. It’s gentle enough to use on sensitive, damaged lips, while providing the same anti-aging benefits as retinol. And unlike retinol, bakuchiol oil doesn’t break down with sun exposure. It’s ideal for Lip Balm Etc. lip balm.

Castor Oil
Castor oil helps restore moisture to damaged lips. It instantly hydrates them, and can actually plump them and make them appear fuller. Castor oil also helps add shine, making your lips look amazing. Castor oil can also reduce inflammation and pain, and helps promote healing. 

Avocado Oil
Avocado oil is absorbed quickly, and is castor oil’s partner in the lip-plumping department. Avocado oil is rich in protective antioxidants. And it contains sterolin, which helps lips feel soft, silky and supple.

Jojoba Oil
Another amazing oil for lips. It’s a fantastic moisturizer that absorbs quickly (see: lips, plumping) while it nourishes and heals.

Rosehip Oil
Rosehip oil is rich in vitamins, especially Vitamin C. It contains many of the nourishing and anti-inflammatory properties of our other oils, while also helping to create a silky-smooth feeling. And its moisturizing properties are particularly long-lasting, so you can reapply less often. 

Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter is a natural fat that helps your lips retain moisture for a longer period of time, and also helps heal. Cocoa butter and shea butter have very similar properties and are typically used interchangeably in lip balms, but we prefer cocoa butter because it’s derived from a bean. Shea butter is derived from a nut, and while it most likely won’t trigger a reaction in someone with nut allergies, we’d rather err on the side of caution.

Natural Flavors
All of our flavorings are pure, natural extracts. Nothing artificial in Lip Balm Etc. lip balm.