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 Sun + Lipcare Mineral Color Lip Balm

Your lips need protection from the sun the same way the rest of your body does—which is why we’re so in love with Pacifica’s SPF 30 vegan lip balm.

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Natures Basics by Ava

Intense moisture and fun flavors are all wrapped up into one lip-smacking good balm. As its available in over 25 flavors, the tricky part will be picking one.

nature's basics banana flavored vegan lip balm

Shea Moisture Shea Butter Lip Balm

Shea Moisture’s balms, which are available at Target, deliver protection from harsh weather with a solid base of raw, organic shea butter.


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.

PETA Vegan Lip Balm

All proceeds go directly to supporting PETA’s lifesaving work for animals (and all tubes have adorable animals on them ♥).

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 Fruit Pigmented Lip Butter

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.

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