Winter is the time where many of us suffer from dry and cracked lips. No matter how much you rehydrate, the combination of cold harsh winter winds outside and hot dry air inside gets almost everyone. Now, you would think with that many natural skincare brands in Canada, many would offer vegan lip balms. But, frustratingly, most natural lip balms are made with beeswax and finding a natural AND vegan one can be a challenge.
It can be done, however. And to make your life a bit easier, we’ve put together our top 5 vegan lip chaps made in Canada. You can buy some of these lip balms here at FAIR/SQUARE, but they’re also widely available at other (online) retailers specializing in vegan or natural products. Needless to say, all of these brands are cruelty-free.
This vegan brand from Toronto makes lip balms and nothing else! All of their 15 lip chaps are organic and tea-infused. They even offer tinted lip balms which are even harder to come by! Most balms use coconut and candelilla wax as a base and are infused with different teas and essential oils. Why tea, do you ask? Green tea and White tea contain high concentrations of catechins; a group of potent antioxidants that help fight free radicals and promote cell rejuvenation.
BKIND is an all vegan brand from Montreal with a great range of vegan skincare, haircare, and bath products. What’s a nice surprise, is that they also offer vegan nail polishes (but we’re getting off topic). They have three vegan lip balms in their assortment: Citrus, Forest, and Orange & Lavender. They use candelilla wax, cocoa butter, and shea butter as the base for their lip balms and then add various other oils (such as Jojoba) and essential oils.
Buck Naked Soap Company is a vegan beauty brand from Cambridge, Their offer an amazing array of natural soaps, bath bombs, and salt soaks, but lucky for us, they also created two vegan lip balms! One is unscented and the other one has a subtle vanilla and mint scent. They use candelilla wax, coconut butter, shea butter and aloe to make sure your lips are well cared for.
This BC company from Kelowna believes that body-care should feel special and fun. Luxury without being ‘luxury’. They have some great body and bath products and lots of lip balms, 4 of which are currently vegan. With a mix of organic sunflower oil and candelilla wax, they are ultra caring. And with flavors like chocolate or pineapple mint, they are pretty much irresistible.
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The king of vegan lip balms. This ultra-admirable company from Toronto offers a total of 40 lip balms, lip tints, and lip scrubs! They use only fairtrade, organic and non-GMO ingredients for their products. Moreover, all of their products are palm oil free and come in packagings made from post-consumer recycled materials. To top it all off, they also donate 5% of their proceeds to grassroots charities. Hurray!