I recently discovered that Lululemon has a blog (as long as I’ve been an addict, I’m surprised it took me this long to find it). After this recent cold spell and after spending a day competing in the cold air up at CrossFit Fast, a recent Lulu blog post on lip balms for the winter months caught my eye. One of Lululemon’s bloggers tested out 10 common lip balms and put them to the test. She came up with a rating system and posted her top 5. She based her ratings on 5 topics, packaging, texture, longevity, scent and hydration. She then rated these topics 1 – 10, with 1 being “you’re better off not wearing it at all” and 10 being “change nothing about this balm.” Her top 5 are listed below, you can find the ratings and additional comments on the blog post. I added some comments below and included any environmental working group rating I could find on the product. If you’re unfamiliar with the EWG ratings, see Ruth’s post here.
1. Alba Lip Balm in Pineapple Quench
– This she gave a 6.2 and the EWG rating was a 2 (low)
2. Burt’s Bees – Classic Beeswax Lip balm
– She gave this a 7.8 rating and has an EWG rating of 1 (lowest)
3. Hurraw Balm in Vanilla Bean
– This got a 6.7 rating and did not have a rating on the EWG website
4. Avene Cold Cream Lip Balm
– This received the highest rating at 8.2, but has an EWG rating of 6 (high end of moderate)
5. Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Moisturizing Stick
– She gave this a 7.6 and has an EWG rating of 4 (moderate)
My personal preference is the Burt’s Bees, it has never let me down and I love the cooling feeling when you apply it. What’s your preference for keeping your lips moist during the cold spells?
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