Tinted Lip balms are a daily staple for me, perfect for throwing in your handbag or popping on before the school run; two children later gone are the days when going out of the house would warrant a full face of make up.
Weleda have done a really rather lovely job with these, I saw them first on a German beauty blog, as Weleda HQ is in Germany they tend to get new launches before we do, so I was aware they would be on the way. I think they are one of the nicest lip balms I own, tinted or otherwise, the formula is spot on for day time and vegan too which I know will please many.
In keeping with Weleda’s philosophy of enhancing natural beauty, these balms have a gentle hint of colour. How strongly the colours will show on you will very much depend on your natural colouring, but personally I like all three tones and my favourite is Rose, it is just the right shade of pink.
Let’s take a look at ingredients and details:
The balms are completely vegan, meaning they avoid beeswax, lanolin and carmine. They contain lot’s of moisturising ingredients such as castor seed oil, olive fruit oil and Shea Butter. The feel is not sticky or tacky at all, but silky and the lovely ingredients means that the lips feel smoother after application.
The colouring in these balms comes from nature identical mineral pigments. This means that the pigments have been synthetically created to replicate the minerals available in nature without the worry of heavy metal contaminants such as lead. It is also the most ethical way to produce colour cosmetics as ingredients such as Mica are linked to issues of child labour (for the mining of the ingredient) and it is extremely hard for brands to guarantee an ethical supply chain when producing make up.
The balms are packaged in a recyclable plastic squeeze tube. Very practical for travel and more hygienic than a pot for application. They are a true handbag staple.
The three tones available are Nude, Rose and Berry (Pictured above Starting with Nude at the top and Rose in the Middle and Berry at the bottom). As they are a sheer tint they will look different depending on your natural lip colour. I usually put pictures of me wearing products up on my Instagram, so make sure you are following me if you want to see more.
Weleda products are all certified by NATRUE which is one of the more stringent certifications available and one I trust. The Lip balms are all certified as natural, but many of Weleda’s products are also certified entirely organic or have a portion of organic ingredients. The brand works year on year to ensure that they are including more organic and preferably biodynamic ingredients in the formulas and work really hard to develop relationships with their farmers and suppliers to ensure the highest quality. I always find the fact that Weleda products are all certified natural as a minimum very reassuring, it is a brand that I use daily because in a sea of other “green” brands, they go above and beyond to create wonderful products that are sustainable, affordable and effective. The new tinted lip balms are £6.95 each or you can get the trio with a lovely little organic cotton bag, currently on offer for £15. You find them here.
Have you tried the Weleda Lip balms? Which one would you choose?