I am obsessed with lip butters. Lip balms somehow do not please me due to their stiff balmy or waxy texture. They do not heal or stay on my lips for long. Lips are like membranes. Whatever we put on it a large percentage is absorbed. Many lip butters come with their share of paraben and local anesthesias that’swhy I prefer to go for almost or natural lip butter/moisturizer. While I was searching the best natural lip butters available in India there was no proper list available. Hence, I have prepared a list with my own experience here.
This is a lip butter for matte lip lovers who want to hydrate just a little bit under the lipstick. It is non-sticky, water-based lip butter. The variant I purchased is pomegranate raspberry. It smells like strawberry bubblegum. Although promised it does not lighten your lips. I do not like it as it does not heal, hydrate or protects my lips. In addition to this, it has phenoxyethanol in its ingredient list from which I would love to stay at a distance. Other than this ingredient, it is an almost natural lip butter.
Price: 100 INR Quantity: 8g
This one is just like like the previous one- water-based, non-hydrating, matte and almost natural. The ingredient list has allantoin as the odd one out. It is brown in color due to cocoa powder and smells like one too. Best if used as a hand cream. I prefer it more than Aura Vedic lip butter sometimes.
Price: 85 INR Quantity: 15ml
I never had good experience with Himalaya herbals mainly because it has a messy ingredient list. ‘Herbals’ in the name does not mean it sells products all-natural ingredient list. Although with this lip butter, they have made an exception. It is perfectly all natural lip butter which smells like vanilla. It has a matte finish and can be used under lipstick. Quite hydrating, short staying and non-healing waxy texture. Good for day time wear.
Price: 110 – 125 INR Quantity: 8g
A buttery textured lip butter with exceptional healing and hydrating power. Although touted as a lip balm it feels like butter and has shea butter as the main ingredient. Being totally natural and sweet smelling I prefer it than others mentioned above. I purchased lychee one which is overwhelmingly sweet smelling. It comes in other variants too. Next time I will try which do not smell so sweet.
Price: 40 Quantity: 10g
This one is my second best. It is super healing and hydrating. I purchased cherry plum one which smells like mixed fruit jam. It instantly heals, stays on lips for quite some time but protects lips from chapping for 24 hrs! It is little too buttery. Give a glossy finish so not for meant for under lipstick wear. I think it will be a boon for some people during winters. The only thing that itches me is that it has octyl methoxy cinnamate for sun protection. I choose to ignore it as FDA states in small quantities they do not harm.
Price: 150 Quantity: 10g
This product has made it to the favorite list of many people. I have reviewed this product earlier but the company has recently reformulated the cherry blossom lip moisturizer. The smell, color, 100% natural tag and texture is exactly which a lip care should have. It stays for 4-5 hours but heals lips for 24 hours just like Aloe Veda one. The tube packaging is hygienic and easily applicable. I have purchased this lip butter again. This is how much I love them.
Price: 399 – 499 INR Quantity: 14g
Some honorable mentions are lip butters offered by Skin cafe and Auraa handmade soaps. They are 100% natural but not the consistency I want. Hence I have not included them. If you want to try them you can check them out.
Most of the choices in this list have tub packaging which may seem little unhygienic for many. I finish them fast and use it on myself only so it does not bother me. Hope you like this list. Suggest other companies if they offer natural or almost natural lip butters. Leave your feedback below.