Thursday, September 8, 2011

Un-Petroleum: The Only Lip Balm You'll Ever Need

Author: Tamatha

Back in the day I used to be a normal person with normal lips. Sure, when winter rolled around, they’d get a little dry, so I’d slap some Chapstick on them and be good to go. Then came the winter of ’91. I was lured in by a brand of lip balm that extoled its lack of waxiness and its medicated-ness. Little did I know that “medicated” means that it has some sort of mint oil in it, and more importantly, that things like peppermint oil actually dry out your lips (or so I’ve heard). And since that fateful winter, I’ve been one of those people. You know the type, unable to go anywhere without having at least one, if not two or three lip balms handy.

Needless to say, I’ve cycled through many brands of lip balm over the past twenty years. Which is how I came to discover the best brand of lip balm ever: Alba’s Un-Petroleum (vanilla is my flavor of choice). I’ve been using this specific lip balm for at least seven years. That’s how good it is.

What makes it awesome, aside from not being “medicated,” is that it’s thick enough to have a bit of staying power. Additionally, it’s not greasy—creamy, yes and delightfully so—but it doesn’t have that too-slick feeling (like you just slathered your lips with butter—don’t get me wrong, I love butter, just not on my lips) that you can get from a “thinner” lip balm. If you’re not a big vanilla fan, the scent/flavor is subtle (and you can always look for the tangerine or cherry versions). Furthermore, it has an SPF of 18, so it protects my lips from the sun. On top of all of this, it’s made with a plethora of natural ingredients and so you can feel good about using it. And no animal testing—so you can feel even better.

So, take this lip-balm addict’s advice and give Alba’s Un-Petroleum lip balm a whirl. You can find it online here or at your local natural food store.

8 out of 8 tentacles. Because it’s the best lip balm there is.

 Rating: 8/8 tentacles

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