Lip balms are substances that look like a wax and topically applied to lips of mouths for moisturizing, and relieving dry or chapped lips, cold sores, stomatitis or angular cheilitis. Its primary purpose is to give an occlusive layer to the surface of the lip to seal moisture and protect from external exposure. Samples of these include cold temperatures, wind and dry air.
This product usually contains carnauba wax or beeswax, cetyl alcohol, paraffin, lanolin, camphor and petrolatum or petroleum jelly. The last on the list of usual ingredients is the reason why many people are now starting to use eco friendly lip balm. This is because that ingredient is among the nonrenewable fossil fuel, prolonging and increasing the dependence of the country with foreign oil.
Another reason is that women, who mostly use these products, and men may ingest inadvertently four pounds or more of lipstick during their lifetime. This affects anyone who wears any kind of lip moisturizer which means they intake small amounts of petroleum, including other ingredients. This happens every time they sip a beverage, lick their lips or eat a meal.
There are many alternatives that do not contain any petrolatum and using them helps in reducing soil contamination and air pollution caused by oil mining. You could make your own moisturizing lipstick at home with various recipes available on the internet. Or you can buy products that are made from all natural ingredients such as aloe vera, beeswax, and organic plant oil.
If you want to buy these products and you do not know where then use the internet in searching for them. Remember to include the name of your location when doing so for the results to get filtered and show the physical stores nearby. You may also want to purchase them through online shops which is a fine option too.
You might also request from your friends, colleagues and relatives for some recommendations, specially those that use this kind of products. They will tell you their personal experience with the various brands they have used and recommend which they think is the best one. Knowing these things is an advantage for you since it helps you make a choice.
But what may be good for them might not be effective for you so trying them out yourselves is still the better course of action. What their recommendations can do is to give you some ideas on what the results could be when you use them. It would also let you know which one to try out first as it is possible that you will like that one immediately.
But do not be afraid to try out other brands since what was not good for them may be effective for you instead. Just check their reviews in some review sites that other users have posted online to see if there were no complaints about them. And check their ingredients if it contains anything that can cause an allergy reaction to you.
Check how much the product cost so you could prepare before you visit the physical store. Check also its price online to compare them. Include in your comparison the shipping fee.