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Lip Balms for the Dry Months

By Holley | In Health & Lifestyle | on December 12, 2013


Intrepids ready to brave the cold at last December's Spartan Race in Malibu

Intrepids ready to brave the cold at last December’s Spartan Race in Malibu

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 ┬ábeing “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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2 Comments to "Lip Balms for the Dry Months"

  • Tina says:

    December 12, 2013 at 9:03 AM -

    My favorite and I have tried many is the Neosporin Lip Health (Daily hydration therapy). Its the best!!

  • sara says:

    December 13, 2013 at 1:09 PM -

    Hello CFI! I still love reading these, even from snowy Chicago, but I had to chuckle a little at the “braving the Malibu cold,” title. It was -6 degrees yesterday here.

    -6 degrees people!

    Enjoy those warm CA winters and happy holidays all! Miss you all!

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