There's no beating around the bush: Like the majority of my coworkers, I have an unapologetic obsession with lip balm. Tinted, glossy, matte — you name it, chances are I'm into it. Some of my favorite formulas include Burt's Bees Tinted Balms and Grown Alchemist's Vanilla Watermelon Lip Balm, both of which I can safely say will always be staples in my makeup bag. So when The Organic Pharmacy's Antioxidant Lip Balm landed on my desk for me to test, I was totally on board to give the all-natural option a go.
From an aesthetic standpoint, it looks like your average, run-of-the-mill lip balm in a white tube. But the unique thing about this one is that it was developed for use on your lips and eyes. It makes sense, though: Technically you can use almost any lip balm — permitted it's safe for use — on your eyelids and other dry areas of your body. Infused with shea butter, rosehip, and vitamin E, as well as more nourishing ingredients like beeswax, castor oil, and honey, I couldn't wait to slather it on my parched spots. Sure enough, as soon as I swiped some on my dehydrated lips, they felt so much better: soft, soothed, with a nice subtle sheen. The same goes for my lids, too. I tend to struggle with extremely dry lids (flakiness, the works), so it was lovely to use a balm that deeply moisturized the fragile skin.
Put simply: It's a beautiful, organic balm that hydrates, nourishes, and protects delicate skin. Do I recommend it? Absolutely. You can pick it up for $22 if it strikes your fancy. It's also in the July Allure Beauty Box in case you're a subscriber (or would like to be).
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