Lip Balm Ingredients

By avoiding the following 6 ingredients, you can dramatically decrease the amount of chemical you put on (and end up in!) your body.

Here’s how the top selling lip balms rate – the check mark indicates the ingredient is present, and the number is how many times it is listed.

Parabens Synthetic Colors BHT Fragrance or Flavor Chemical Sunscreen Petrolatum
Classic ChapStick ✓✓ ✓✓
Blistex DCT ✓✓
Vaseline Lip Therapy
Neutrogena Lip Balm SPF 15 ✓✓
Aquaphor with SPF ✓✓✓✓✓
Aveda ✓✓

Blistex DCT:

Active Ingredients: per container: Octinoxate (7.3%, Sunscreen), Oxybenzone (4.5%, sunscreen), Petrolatum (54.86%, skin protectant)

Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract, Camphor, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Cera) Wax, Flavor, Lanolin, Menthol, Meradimate, Ozokerite, Phenol, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Saccharin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)

Classic ChapStick:

Active Ingredients: Contains: Padimate O (1.5%) (Sunscreen), White Petrolatum (44%) (Skin Protectant)

Inactive Ingredients: Arachadyl Propionate, Camphor, Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, Cetyl Alcohol, D&C Red 6 Barium Lake (CI 15850), FD&C Yellow 5 Aluminum Lake, Fragrance, Isopropyl Lanolate, Isopropyl Myristate, Lanolin, Light Mineral Oil, Methylparaben, Octyldodecanol, Oleyl Alcohol, Paraffin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Propylparaben, Titanium Dioxide, White Wax

Vaseline Lip Therapy

Active Ingredients: White Petrolatum USP (100%) (Purpose: Skin Protectant)

Inactive Ingredients: Flavor

Neutrogena Lip Balm SPF 15:

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate (7.5%), Oxybenzone 4%

Inactive Ingredients: Castor (Ricinus Communis) Seed Oil (Ricinus Communis), Corn Oil (Zea Mays), Ozokerite, Petrolatum, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Stearyl Alcohol, Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax (Copernicia Cerifera), BHT


Active Ingredients: Petrolatum (31%, Skin Protectant), Avobenzone (3%, Sunscreen), Octinoxate (6.75%, Sunscreen), Octisalate (4.5%, Sunscreen), Octocrylene (2%, Sunscreen), Oxybenzone (5.4%, Sunscreen)

Inactive Ingredients: C18 38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate, Octyldodecanol, Glycerin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Panthenol, Water, Polyglyceryl 3 Diisostearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Beeswax, C20 40 Alkyl Stearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Magnesium Stearate, BHT


Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (OCTINOXATE), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Beeswax, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (AVOBENZONE), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Flavor (Aroma), Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol



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