Tested on animals:No
This is a basic, silky-smooth lip balm that comes in a single clear and two other sheer shades. The major disappointment is the inclusion of irritating fragrance (see More Info on why most fragrances are irritating for skin, especially on the lips). Many lip balms omit the fragrance, so there’s no need to tolerate one that contains it, even if the price is a bargain.
- Silky-smooth balm texture.
- Comes in clear and sheer color shades.
- Includes fragrance, which is a source of irritation.
Irritation from Fragrance
Daily use of products that contain a high amount of fragrance, whether the fragrant ingredients are synthetic or natural, causes chronic irritation that can damage healthy collagen production, lead to or worsen dryness, and impair your skin’s ability to heal. Fragrance-free is the best way to go for all skin types. If fragrance in your makeup products is important to you, it should be a very low amount to minimize the risk to your skin (Sources: Inflammation Research, December 2008, pages 558–563; Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, June 2008, pages 124–135, and November-December 2000, pages 358–371; Journal of Investigative Dermatology, April 2008, pages 15–19; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2008, pages 78–82; Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, January 2007, pages 92–105; and British Journal of Dermatology, December 2005, pages S13–S22).