It's finally out! This long awaited (we're talking over a year) zinc-only SPF 15 lip balm from Eminence Organic Skin Care is here and I have to say, I'm loving it.
Lip Balms are one of the most important products to keep clean and non-toxic. Just think about it- how many times do you drink, eat, or lick your lips over the course of a day, week, year? Now think about all of the potential harmful chemicals, toxins, FD&C colorants, preservatives, etc that you are ingesting on a daily basis. Yuck! If that thought doesn't make you rush to look at your lip care labels, I don't know what will! It's ok though, I've got you covered!
This non-nano, full spectrum, Zinc-only (i.e. no chemical or toxic sunscreens) SPF 15 for the lips had a lot to live up to. I've been a long-time user of Eminence- over 10 years and counting- and am very familiar with the efficacy of their usual products (LOVE their Citrus Lip Balm). I wasn't sure what to expect since I've tried dozens of organic SPF lip balms over the years and most leave my lips looking ghost-like and chalky. There was none of that here! The formula glides on without any stickiness, gooeyness, or white cast. This is in a stick form which is very user-friendly compared to their other lip balm (in a pot). It is thicker than the Eminence Citrus Lip Balm due to the zinc content which is great to keep moisture from evaporating from your lips as well as keeping sun rays out. I do wish the packaging was smaller as the cylinder is a bit bulky for a back pocket but fits great in a small purse. Small price to pay for an entire day of non-toxic hydration and sun protection! This was great when I was out all day at the pool - it kept my lips well protected and I didn't have to reapply too often (it really stuck around unlike some more glossy options). My current regimen includes the Citrus Lip Balm for night time moisture and the Rosehip & Lemongrass Lip Balm SPF 15 for daytime hydration and protection. Can't beat it!
The formula was super hydrating, long lasting, and smells fabulous.
Synthetic chemical and toxin free, I had no qualms about applying and re-applying throughout the day. I also had no problem applying and re-applying this to my kids lips over and over. Reapplication is the key to maintaining complete SPF coverage throughout the day so I was beyond excited to be able to keep up my SPF coverage without worrying about the possible side effects of synthetic chemical sunscreens doing damage to my or my sweet children's bodies.
Key Ingredients (see full ingredient list below):
Rosehip Oil - incredible source of Vitamin C, E, and beta carotene (a form of Vitamin A), great antioxidant protection, high in essential fatty acids, helps replenish the skin barrier function and keeps hydration in
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil - provides hydration for the lips which do not have oil glands and therefore need some help from the outside, high in Vitamins A and E
Calendula - soothing and calming for dry/cracked lips
Zinc Oxide - mineral (non-chemical) is a physical sunscreen and the gold standard for broad spectrum sun protection, creates a physical barrier on the skin to keep sun/other irritants from the skin but also keep water hydration from evaporating from the skin
Comfrey - high in allantoin which helps to protect, soften, and stimulate cell regeneration in the skin (good for wound healing)
Lavender - antiseptic properties, soothing, and relaxing aromatherapeutic benefits
Yarrow - anti-inflammatory, anti-septic properties, and aides in hydration
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Hello! My name is Elizabeth and I am the professional holistic esthetician/licensed massage therapist turned skin care blogger here! I am a southern girl with two little ones at home and a full time job running my boutique spa. I am passionate about holistic/organic skin care, wellness, clean foods, and discovering new ways, services, and products to help you age well and healthily. Welcome!