Review: two natural lip balms under US$6

Lip Balms

These are the latest natural lip balms I’ve been using lately.  One is Badger SPF15 Sunblock Lip Balm, a natural, mineral-based SPF15 lip balm.  The other is Taste Lip Balm from Sweet Beauty Spa.  Both are unlike your usual lip balms as in they don’t have the typical beewax color.  Rather, one looks almost white and the other, chocolate. 

However, they’re both able to moisturize the lips well and also serve their product objective at the same time.  What’s best is that both are affordable and are well below the US$6 mark.

Badger Lip Balm

Badger SPF15 Sunblock Lip Balm US$2.62
I got this from a spree on out of curiosity.  The lipbalms I have with SPF are all chemical base and I wamted to find out how a mineral lip balm would fare.  According to the description, Badger SPF15 Sunblock Lip Balm is water resistant and is safe, even for children of all ages. In addition, Badge Sunblock for Lips thoroughly moisturizes while it protects, and is a 100% natural, chemical-free, mineral sunblock.

This lip balm contains 12.5% zinc oxide (micronized non-whitening, natural) and other ingredients include: Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Organic) (Olea Europaea), Beeswax (Natural) (Cera Flava), Jojoba Oil (Organic) (Simmondsia Chinensis), Cocoa Butter (Organic) (Theobroma Cacao Seed), Wild African Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Co2 Extract of Seabuckthorn Berry (Organic) (Hippophase Thamnoides), Essential Oils of Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), Moroccan Blue Tansy (Tanacetum Annuum), Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata), Lime (Citrus Aurantifolia), Orange (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis)

Effective sun protection for the lips
Because of the zinc oxide, this leaves the lips slightly white after application, even after some blending.  Hence, it’s not exactly cosmetically attractive to be worn on a daily basis or by itself.  It’s however, a recommended lip balm if you want some effective sun protection under the sun, on top of having your lips moisturized.  Good for sun frolicking for sure!  And it has a light lavender scent even though the ingredient is listed almost at the bottom.

Chocolate Lip Balm

Sweet Beauty Taste Lip Balm US$5.50
This came complimentary from a PR agency.   It’s actually a nice lip balm, especially because it features organic, fair trade certified chocolate.  The flavor and scent is very strong but pretty delicious I must say.  Although the color of this lip balm is unlike the usual, it feels as moisturizing when applied with just a hint of the luscious chocolate color.  In fact, the color isn’t very obvious and I only noticed when I wiped my lips on a tissue paper.

This Sweet Beauty Taste Lip Balm contains: Beeswax, Babassu Seed Oil, Sweet Cherry Oil, Organic Fair Trade-Certified Chocolate, Aloe Vera Oil, Avocado Oil, Meadowfoam Oil, Cranberry Seed Oil, Black and Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Cocoa Absolute, Rosemary Extract, Vitamin E T-50.

You can get both the lip balms via the links I gave above.  And Badger’s lip balm is available at a few places in Singapore, including Bud Cosmetics, Nature’s Glory and Guardian at Centrepoint, Paragon, Vivo City and Great World City.


  1. Blovet Beauty says:

    I bought badger lip products sometime last year and I have to say that I’ve fallen in love with their natural formulation. It’s so smooth and te packaging rocks. I got the rounded tub one

  2. Jojo says:

    I am using Dr Bronner’s lip balm, i got it for AUD$3.80 while it was 20% off, it moisturises my lips nicely. I initially wanted to buy the badger one cos it’s got sun protection, but they only had the peppermint flavour, which I don’t really like…

  3. pf1123 says:

    I would like to try Badger lip balm one day.

    I tried the Burts Bees lip balm and I don’t like it. It just covers my lips and once its gone, my lips peeled.

    The Smith’s Rosebud Salve is good. Makes my lips soft and smooth the morning I wake up. Is the Badger one like the Rosebud Salve? Sesame, could you do a comparison?


  4. sesame says:

    For some strange reasons, I never used Badger’s lip balms until now. I buy more of their baby products for my boy…I was actually told by a supplier here who carries both Badgers and Burt’s Bees that Badgers is better.

  5. sesame says:

    I was eyeing Dr Bronner’s some time back but never tried it. Maybe will give it a try next time.

  6. sesame says:

    Is the Burt’s Bees the original formula – the one with mint? It’s not too bad. Initially I didn’t really like it but it sort of grew on me. The pomengrante one is quite good though. But I was told by a supplier that Badgers is better…not too sure cos I only try this from Badger and not the others.

    No, Badgers one is not the same as Smith’s Rosebud Salve. Smith’s has got petroleum oil and is much more moisturizing cos the texture is smoother. Usually, I can’t use lip balms with petroleum oil but Smith’s suited me.

    This Badger’s one is more suited for sun exposure – it’s moisturizing enough but leaves a white stain.

  7. pf1123 says:

    Its the Honey one from Burts Bees that I’m using. Actually I think my lips peel more if I use lip balm (excluding the time I’m on acne medication and REALLY needs lip balm).

    I have stopped my medication a few months already. When I put on lip balm, trying to use them up, my lips continue peeling.

    Now that I stopped coz I don’t need to anymore, my lips don’t peel anymore. So could some lip balm make lips drying in the long run?

  8. sesame says:

    You could be right. I wrote something about this too sometime back – lazy to dig out – but some say that certain ingredients in the lip balms make us feel we need to use them more often cos of the drying effect.

  9. Blovet Beauty says:

    i’ve tried burts bees and badgers and I do prefer badgers lip balms. they last twice as long too!

  10. sesame says:

    They do? I must get the regular ones to try then. Thanks for letting me know. ?

  11. Koolcat96 says:

    I live in Singapore and I’m a student, is there any shops the sell Taste Lip Balm near the north zone?

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