With winter approaching in the Western hemisphere, it’s time for a round-up of the best vegan lip balm and chapstick. That means you won’t find any beeswax, lanolin, or other animal ingredients here.
What follows are vegan lip balms and chapsticks from 100% vegan brands to keep your lips moist and healthy. Scroll even further for a list of brands to avoid because they employ animal testing.
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List of the Best Cruelty-Free and Vegan Lip Balm and Chapstick from Vegan Brands – 2019
I have to lead with Meow Meow Tweet, because their vegan lip balm is so soothing and comes in a biodegradable tube. It’s available in Rosemary Eucalyptus, Sweet Orange Tangerine, or Coconut Cacao – this last option has no essential oils.
Meow Meow Tweet is a vegan company and is Leaping Bunny Certified meaning their products are not tested on animals. They use sustainable packaging and sell to zero-waste refill stations like SustainLA. I actually use their vegan deodorant, too.
I almost never wear makeup because I don’t know how to put it on. But, Hurraw!’s black cherry tinted lip balm is my go-to product for situations where I would wear makeup. It just adds just a little bit of saturation to the color of my lips, while keeping them moist.
Their non-tinted vegan chapsticks come in a variety of delicious smelling flavors like chocolate and raspberry.
Smax Wax Vegan Chapstick
(Use discount code DOUBLECHECKVEGAN10 for 10% off at checkout)
Smax Wax was kind enough to send me samples of their three vegan lip balm flavors – pomegranate, spearmint, and unflavored. The pomegranate and spearmint flavors are done just right, but I especially appreciate the unscented one for keeping my lips hydrated just before a meal, and not clashing with what I’m about to eat.
Smax Wax is an explicitly vegan company and regularly participates at vegan events around the United States. Their base oil and essential oils are organic and Non-GMO. Smax Wax is also certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.
Crazy Rumors mixes their small-batch balms in Atlanta, Georgia. They’ve got some pretty fun flavors like this Barista Mix, perfect for a coffee lover. Crazy Rumors is also certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, and certified vegan by Vegan Action.
Crazy Cat Lady was started by an aesthetician who is also a vegan animal advocate. The punny product names will make any cat person chuckle. It’s also nice to know that Crazy Cat Lady is cruelty-free certified by Leaping Bunny.
I hope you found this list of vegan chapstick and lip balm helpful.
Lip Balms to Avoid
And for your information, here are some lip balm and chapstick brands to avoid because they either test on animals themselves, or are willing test on animals in order to enter markets where this is required. All of the following lip balms except for Vaseline contain animal ingredients anyway.
- Baby Lips by Maybelline
- EOS (Evolution of Smooth)