I received The Honest Company Sweet Orange Vanilla Lip Balm as a gift from a friend, and I'm so glad I did. It was at a time when my lips were so painfully chapped and nothing was working. I wasn't able to isolate the problem - diet? environment? - not sure, but I knew that all the lip balms I was using weren't helping or fixing the problem. When I mentioned this to my teacher at esthetician school, she said those balms might be too occlusive therefore not allowing my skin to breathe. So when I tried this one on, it felt super light (like butter not wax) and all the yummy goodness melted right into my lips. It created a very thin barrier - just the right amount - which calmed and soothed my skin so that it could finally heal.
Fast forward to today, I still have this balm. Its my favorite. If I could tether it to my wrist I would. I've even stocked my makeup kit with this - that's how awesome it is!
* Side note: even though this balm has the same first three ingredients (in different order) as Burts Bees wax (my old standby), it does not feel the same way. It has a more luxurious feeling.
Sweet Orange Vanilla Ingredients: (per The Honest Company's website)
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil*, Olea Europa (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Theobroma Cacoa (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf*, Tocopherol (Non-GMO Vitamin E), Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Oil*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil*
*Certified Organic Ingredient