Is Blistex Lip Balm Vegan?


Blistex has a wide range of products, but their medicated lip balm is probably the most popular.

It lasts a long time, does its job well, and even has SPF 15 protection.

But Blistex lip balm is certainly not vegan.

Here’s a partial ingredients list from Blistex’s website:

Beeswax, camphor, cetyl alcohol, cetyl palmitate…lanolin

There’s 2 obvious ingredients that are not vegan.

Beeswax comes from bees as you’d expect.

Some vegans have less of an issue with animal products from insects, but the more you read about bees, they’re quite exploited, which is why most don’t consider beeswax and honey to be vegan.

And lanolin comes from sheep’s wool, but is rarely obtained ethically.

So it’s pretty clear that Blistex lip balm is not considered vegan, just from a brief snapshot of the ingredients.

What’s the alternative?

I put together a detailed guide of the best vegan and cruelty-free lip balms that I’d recommend you take a look at.

About the author

Dale C.

Your friendly neighborhood vegan from Toronto. Chemical engineer turned semi-professional soccer player and freelance writer. Trying to do my small part in making the world better by writing about the wonderful world of veganism.

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