The Ultimate Guide to Cruelty-Free Lip Balm

The Best Cruelty-Free Lip Balm

Many Logical Harmony readers ask for help finding a good cruelty-free lip balm. It seems like such a simple thing, but many people are surprised to find out that most of the well-loved lip balm brands test on animals. When it comes to a cruelty-free lip balm everyone wants something different too. Some people want an easy option that they can pick up for under $5, others want an overnight lip mask, and others just want something that’s a bit of a splurge.

I am a huge lip balm fan and have tried so many cruelty-free lip balms over the years. I wanted to share my favorite cruelty-free lip balm options with you. You can get these at your local natural food stores, local grocery stores, Beauty Bay, Cult Beauty, Sephora, Ulta, Free People, Nordstrom and more.

Best selling cruelty-free lip balms & lip treatments:

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The following brands are all cruelty-free and have vegan lip balm options. Some of these brands offer cruelty-free lip balm that is not vegan, so be sure to read ingredients before purchasing. Brands that are 100% vegan are noted.

Cruelty-Free Lip Balm options are:

Cruelty-Free Tinted Lip Balm options are:

Cruelty-Free Lip Scrub & Lip Treatment options are:

If you have a favorite cruelty-free lip balm that is missing from this list, please leave a comment and let me know! Curious about the cruelty-free status of a brand? Check out the Cruelty-Free Brand list!

The following popular chapstick brands are unfortunately not cruelty-free:

  • Aquaphor
  • Benefit
  • Blistex
  • Carmex
  • Chapstick
  • EOS
  • Kiehl’s
  • NARS
  • Nivea
  • Origins
  • Vaseline

Best selling cruelty-free lip balms & lip treatments:

Other cruelty-free shopping guides:

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  1. I love Hurraw! Their earl gray is so nice. Epic Blend is also one of my personal favourites! Cruelty free, affordable, some really cool flavours and vegan options too. They make my lips soft and glossy and actually keep them hydrated!

  2. Epically Epic! Super slick and amazing flavors. They’re also a 100% vegan company, though that part might be new since you don’t have them listed as such on the brand list

  3. They all look like good choices, even though, I’ve never heard of most of them before. That’s one of the reason I come to this website is learn about new choices and companies. I do have a problem with Root pretty because I’m very allergic to roses and rose oil. They seem to put it in a lot of products for sensitive skin.

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