What is it?
None of your beeswax is a lip balm that is vegan and completely free from Beeswax, just like the name says. It smells like lemons, vanilla and mandarin and it is really lovely. Instead of using beeswax, it’s based on various butters and oils, and Japan Wax, which is plant based. The balm comes in a small metal tin, and it’s best applied with your fingertips. The balm is hard at first, but because of the different butters in it, it softens and melts at body temperature, and it makes it easy to apply to the lips. If you don’t want to stick your fingers into the tin, you could use a lip brush to apply it too, no problem.
How does it work?
I have mostly used lip balms based on petroleum/Vaseline in my life, so using one that is not felt weird to me at first. It can feel very oily on your lips, whereas other balms kind of create a waxy barrier, this one just provides moisture and a slight slip. It got absorbed pretty quickly, I assume it’s because my lips are always dry during the winter and need plenty of moisture. It can get a bit frustrating to apply more all the time but it does help a lot.
I think it would be way easier to use if it was in a regular lip balm tube instead of a tin.. I have never been a fan of the tin because of hygienic reasons, it doesn’t feel good to me to stick my fingers into it every time I’m applying it. I usually use a clean lip brush if I have it available, but if I don’t have one nearby, I’ll just make sure to wash my hands and use an anti-bacterial hand gel before applying the balm. I don’t think everyone else has the same thoughts as I, but you can never be too clean when you’re applying something to the skin.
The lip balm is fairly long lasting. I received mine for my birthday back in August, and I have used about half of it. I rotate between three balms, this one, a Vaseline rose scented one and a tube of Carmex lip balm, depending on how cold it is outside. The colder it is, the more Vaseline I choose to create a protective barrier.
All in all, it’s a good lip balm, it’s vegan if that’s what you’re after, and it lasts for a long time. I just wish it was in a different format as I’m not a big fan of the tins. Have you tried this balm before? Or any of the others that Lush has to offer?