I’m what some would call a lip balm addict. A tube or two in the purse, one or two on my vanity, another couple on my desk… Does this sound familiar to anyone else? When Out of Africa offered to send me a couple of their pure shea butter lip balms to try, it seemed like a great match. Cold weather this time of year has turned lip balm from a nice to have beauty item to a must have beauty item. Out of Africa makes these cruelty free and vegan lip balms in several flavors, so there is one to please everyone.
Claims: “Our luxurious lip balm does more than taste good, it provides natural healing with healthy fatty acids and antioxidant vitamins A, E & F, that provides moisture to keep lips soft and supple.”
Unscented – Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit (Pure Unrefined Shea Butter), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract
Tropical Vanilla – Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii) (unrefined), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifolia Wax), Cocoa Butter, Vanilla (Vanilla Planifolia), Vanilla (Vanilla Planifolia), Vitamin E, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Flower (organic)
Pomegranate and Acai – Shea Butter, Sunflower Oil, Candelilla Wax, Grapeseed Oil, Pomegranate Flavor, Cocoa Butter, Berry Flavor, Vitamin E, Rosemary Extract, Calendula
Pros: Cruelty free and vegan. No Parabens, Sulfates, Petrolatums or Phthalates.
The Verdict: I got to try Out of Africa’s Pure Shea Lip Balm in three flavors – Unscented, Tropical Vanilla with SPF 15, and Pomegranate and Acai. What I liked most about these balms is that they are moisturizing without being sticky. I love a good thick lip balm, but really dislike ones that end up being sticky and tacky. The unscented tube was a bit larger than average lip balm tubes. This make it perfect for double duty on other dry spots. Both the vanilla and pomegranate scents were natural and delicious. Neither was artificial smelling or overpowering. Overall, I really enjoyed these lip balms!
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