The use of mineral oils in lip care has been controversially discussed between consumer groups and manufacturers for years. The critics consider the use of petroleum derivatives such as Cera Microcristallina (CM), ozokerite (O), paraffin (P), paraffin liquidum (PL) and petrolatum (Ptr) in lip care as potentially harmful.
Especially the purification processes are under suspicion. Despite the technical progress, aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) and saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) enter the cosmetics and then may accumulate in the human body.
They hydrocarbons are considered potentially carcinogenic. Conventional manufacturers, on the other hand, assume that the petroleum based ingredients used in cosmetics are completely harmless.
Dangerous substances in the lip care include:
Fortunately, every consumer can decide whether or not he or she wants to apply these substances to the lips and thus to his or her mouth.
Today, there are a number of brands who have developed natural alternatives using mainly plant based ingredients and beewax. The Hurraw! Lip Balms are even vegan.
And the good news is that these lip balms are not necessarily more expensive than there conventional counterparts that are based on mineral oil.
Organic Lip balms using Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Coconut Oil, Vitamin E, Organic Rosemary Extract, Organic Calendula and Natural Organic Flavors.
Infused with powerful fruit extracts and Beeswax to moisturize and renew the lip
Natural beeswax combined with Jojoba, Coconut and Sunflower seed oils to moisturize and protect the lips.
Organic beewax with Sunflower Seed Oil
Made with Organic Beeswax, Organic Jojoba, Avocado and Hemp oils
With Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Peppermint Essential Oils
With Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Aloe Vera and natural flavors
with Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Coconut Oil, Vitamin E, Organic Rosemary Extract, Organic Calendula and Natural Organic Flavors
Made with Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Beeswax, with Seabuckthorn and Rosehip Extracts, and organic Aloe Vera Extract
With Beeswax, Sunflower Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Lanolin, Vitamin E (non-GMO), Peppermint, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Cocoa Seed Butter
Organic, Vegan Lip Balm with plant-based raw ingredients only
List of Ingredients: #
Alkanna tinctoria (alkanet) infused Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, ‡Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, *Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, *Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, *Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, *Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, organic flavors, Tocopherols (sunflower).
*organic & cold pressed ‡wildcrafted
With Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E.
For Adults and Kids
There are plenty of non-petroleum Lip Balms on the market. You don’t even have to spend significantly more money to avoid mineral oil based substances or your and your family members lips.