Monday, July 26, 2010
Natural Beauty: Lip Balms
Said lip balm has to moisturize, but not create an application addiction (see: Carmex). It has to be paraben and petrochemical free. It has to glide on and stay put. It has to not be super-fragranced. It also can't form those weird little mouth boogers that some lip balms do after awhile...See the list gets pretty long.
Tilvee Hydrating Lip Balm was a gift from my mom for Christmas. She lives in Denver, where the gluten-free, organic, health food business is going OFF. In her holiday spirit, she picked up a few natural lip balms as a stocking stuffer for me. Since I had a surplus of lip balms at the time, the Tilvee languished in a drawer for a few months until I had to crack it open and put it into primary lip balm rotation.
I was horrified that I had let this balm wait around for me! It was ALL of the things I could ever want in a lip balm. It was shiny without being obnoxious and moisturizing without being lip schellac. Seriously. Best. Lip balm. Evar.
BUT. I went to purchase some of this elixir of the gods myself and found that it's $6.99 a tube...! SO I'm waiting until next Christmas for my replacement. Until then, I've found a less expensive substitute - eos smooth spheres. While they're no Tilvee, they are available at Walgreens for $2 and they are paraben and petrochemical free. Sigh.