It may come as a surprise that some lip balm isn’t vegan. Certain brands still use animal-derived substances like beeswax and lanolin (grease from cruelly obtained sheep’s wool) to make their lip products. Sheep and bees need their wool and wax way more than our lips do. The good news is that there are tons of balm brands that make their products without exploiting animals. Here are PETA’s favorite vegan and cruelty-free lip balms:

Pacifica Complex Lip Balms

These hydrating, silky lip balms come in four varieties, including three flattering tinted shades.


The name is a call to celebrate some of the best vegan lip balms in the business.

CannaSmack Plain Mary Jane Lip Balm

This smooth, hemp-based lip balm is perfect for sensitive lips.

Crazy Rumors Lip Balms

The only crazy here is crazy awesome! This company offers a huge selection of vegan cruelty-free lip balms in a ton of cool flavors.

Eco Lips’ Bee Free Vegan Lip Balm

Eco Lips recently released a bee-friendly line.

The Merry Hempsters’ Vegan Hemp Lip Balms

These balms are made from certified organic hempseed oil.

100% PURE Organic Mint Lip Balm

This line features completely vegan and all-natural ingredients.

Sugar Venom Cosmetics Eco Lip Balm

This Australian brand packs a protective coat powered by macadamia oil and shea butter.

The Fanciful Fox Lip Balm

The Brooklyn-based company that makes this lip balm also offers other 100 percent vegan products, including scrubs and soaps.

Tarte Quench Lip Rescue

Tarte always pulls through with great products like this tinted balm.

Booda Butter Naked Lip Balm

Made with just five ingredients “found only in nature,” this balm is beauty in simplicity.

Bare English & Co.

Bare English & Co. has a classic British flair, with balms that are all tea-infused.

KAIKE Lip Frosting

For a luxurious lip-care experience, try this balm, which has intensely moisturizing ingredients and a delightful vanilla scent.

Lush None of Your Beeswax Lip Balm

This lip balm has all the moisture and none of the beeswax. It’s made with softening shea butter and packaged in a recyclable tin.

Lush lip gloss

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