The Clean Beauty Lip Balm Edit
Discover the best clean, multitasking balms that don’t just pay lip service.
Whether you are a beauty junkie or a skinimalist, we are willing to bet that you have a lip balm or two (or three) in your bag, bedside table, and your glove compartment. Why? Because unlike the rest of our body, the skin on our lips doesn’t produce the natural oils that keep skin moisturized and supple, and so they are more susceptible not only to chapping and cracking, but to sun damage, too. A great lip balm is therefore an essential in our book.
A clean beauty lip balm formula for every need
The good news is that today’s multitasking, clean beauty lip balm formulas are a far cry from what was in your mother’s purse, upgraded with active ingredients, sun protection, and sometimes even a hint of pigment for a pop of color. Whether you’re looking for straightforward hydration, protection from environmental aggressors, straight up shine, or even some plumping action, we’re here to help you find the best natural lip balm for you.
Here are 6 of our best clean lip balms:
Henne Luxury Lip Balm V2
Looks are deceiving, as this basic-looking lip balm is anything but. Formulated with an ultra-moisturizing combination of Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Cocoa Butter, and Vitamin E, this lip balm packs a serious punch of hydration and shields the lips from free radical environmental aggressors. Unscented and essential-oil free, it’s the best natural lip balm for daily use on sensitive lips.
The Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Liquid Lip Balm
Having the best moisturizing lip balm is important, but that doesn’t mean we must sacrifice fun. The Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Liquid Lip Balm combines an organic Jojoba, Almond, and Argan Oil blend to hydrate and soften and Shea Butter to nourish and soothe, along with naturally-derived pigments and an innovative gel-oil system to impart an unforgettable, pillowy, luxurious sheen without stickiness.
Kari Gran Shimmer Lip Whip
The best natural lip balm to ensure deep hydration and a subtle shimmer on-the-go. Packed to the brim with healing oils from calendula to camellia, the Shimmer Lip Whip is meant to provide relief and hydration that lasts.
With a distinctive formula focused on protection and hydration, the RMS Lip2Cheek leaves lips with a beautiful and nourished finish, thanks to a blend of Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil and, Buriti Oil. Available in a range of light, sheer hues and deep pigmented stains, each Lip2Cheek shade does double duty as a cheek tint, making it our best colored lip balm for finger application.
The gel-like, ultra hydrating formula in Kosas LipFuel makes it our best colored lip balm in a stick format. Hyaluronic Acid and Konjac Root work together to ensure that lips stay hydrated, plumped, and protected against environmental damage. It’s available in four different shades, and all feature a minty finish for an energizing boost.
Salt & Stone Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 30
People always talk about the importance of regularly applying SPF to your face and body, but our lips are often left out of the conversation. They shouldn’t be, as the delicate skin on our lips is more susceptible to sunburn. The best natural lip balm for daily use needs to nourish and protect, and this Salt & Stone gem does just that: it leaves lips hydrated and soothed with a blend of Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil and Bisabolol, while Non-Nano Zinc Oxide provides broad spectrum protection without leaving behind any white cast.