For the first Base Layer post, we tackled sunscreen, next up was Prospector Co.'s leg care goods, now Kristi's throwing down on lip care. Ba-Boom!
By Kristi Head
Ever since I read an article in some magazine (probably YM circa 1992), that claimed all lip balms makes our lips even drier, I haven’t touched any of them. It’s over 20 years later and product ingredients have evolved dramatically. With so much awareness on healthier and more efﬁcacious ingredients I ﬁgured it was time to take a dive back in.
For your on-the-go needs with less of a process, here are four more recommendations (left to right): Ila Balmy Nights ($24) is made from organic ingredients blended with tiny granules of volcanic stone powder that gently exfoliates leaving lips smooth. Absolution Le Baume ($20) is a multi-use balm for lips, cheeks, the tip of nose, and any dry areas on hands. Organic Essence Lip Balm ($3) [not pictured] is thrify and of all the health food store options, this one was the least greasy and least waxy and light weight. W3ll People Universalist ($33) is great for a pop of color on the lips, but it also works on eyes and cheeks too. It has a weightless texture and is 100% natural and free from all harsh artificial chemicals and petroleum.
[Editor's note: For the non-purist, I love Chanel's Boy 54 color of their lip shine ($34).]