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S.W. Basics Organic Lip Balm Review

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Dry Skin, Dull Skin, Sensitive Skin
s.w. basics organic lip balm
February 27, 2015 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 1 Comment
TRU Rating
An effective, all-natural lip balm that really works


Moisturizes dry, chapped lips


Has a fragrance that's a little off

by Cynthia

I have been using the S.W. Basics Lip Balm in Peppermint ($4) for almost eight weeks and am satisfied with this product. I'm 55 years old, and I use the balm as part of my morning beauty/makeup routine. It provides a good and even moisture cushion under my lip pencil, lipstick and lip gloss. While my skin is oily, my lips tend to be dry and they crack easily — probably because I use a lot of lip colors. One application of the S.W. Basics Lip Balm soaks in and lasts all morning. 

I am always eager to replace a beauty product with another that is organic. However, I won't make that substitution unless I get the same quality and results.  S.W. Basics Lip Balm in Peppermint has only four ingredients — cocoa butter, extra-virgin coconut oil, beeswax and peppermint essential oil — and all of these ingredients are fair-trade.  The "fragrance" of this lip balm is a little off, but that's not the point of using this product, and the bottom line is that it works! At $4 each, this is a product I will continue to use and feel good about using it.

  • February 28, 2015

    by Gab

    I've used a few "flavors" of these balms. I know what you mean about the scent being "off", but for anyone who's wondering, I think it's the smell of the cocoa butter underneath the peppermint oil--a kind of warm, almost chocolate smell comes through, so it's not quite the pure peppermint smell that one is accustomed to in other lip balms.

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