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Chapstick 100 Naturals

Reviewing: Chapstic 100% Naturals  |  Rating:
llamallamaa By llamallamaa on
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Well... I can't say I've ever been a fan of Chapstick brand, but these are FAR better than most of their other products. If you didn't realize, regular Chapstick brand chapsticks are composed of 30% white petrolatum, which is derived from petroleum, which is derived from OIL. And, well, we all know that anything from oil is bad for the environment, and therefore I want nothing to do with it. Anyway, at about $2.99, its a reasonable price for all-natural lip balms, which usually run about $3.50 a tube.

I basically only use natural products these days because I want to know that I am being environmentally responsible. Also, I have sensitive skin. So, I'm glad that Chapstick came up with an all natural line. It is not greasy and it doesn't tug on your skin like the original chapsticks did (at least for me). It also protects your lips for a really long time. If I put it on before bed, my lips are still soft when I wake up in the morning!

Out of the two varieties (Botanical Medley and Lip Butter), I would choose the Lip Butter because it is more moisturizing and it feels smoother. It also leaves your lips with a slightly glossy look, which looks nice (and not greasy). I personally like it better because I have somewhat dry skin, but it also works well even when your lips aren't that dry. The only thing that I don't really like is the smell. It doesn't smell bad, but I know there are better smelling chapsticks out there. This smells kind of like cocoa butter, which is still pleasant, but I prefer Kiss My Face chapsticks, which come in many deliciously fruity varieties. =)

So... bottom line... I would definitely recommend this product to anyone. It's much better for the environment (and for your health) than its chemical-filled counterparts and the packaging is recyclable! I would say, however, that if you are willing to pay a little more, go ahead and buy chapstick from companies such as Kiss My Face or Alba, which are probably much more environmentally concerned as a whole than Wyeth (which produces Chapstick). Wyeth is a major pharmaceutical company (makers of Advil), which I doubt cares about the environment all that much. Still, this is a good product that you should still consider.