Cruelty-Free Lip Balms that Actually Work

It’s winter which means that in addition to being constantly cold, my lips are also constantly cracking. I’m EXTREMELY picky about what I use on my lips (mainly because most products out there just make things worse) and after trying dozens of different lip care products, I’ve FINALLY come up with my list of favorites. AND they’re all cruelty-free. Hopefully, this list can help you as much as it’s helped me.

If you’re looking for major moisture, the Bite Agave Lip Mask is the way to go. It’s a bit sticky (IMO) for every day wear, but is perfect for an overnight lip treatment!


Price: $$$

The only bad thing about this budget pick is that it’s CONSTANTLY sold out. If you see one, get it (or twelve).

Cruelty-Free, Vegan, All Natural, Organic

Price: $

This was one of the first vegan lip balms that I fell in love with. It goes on really smoothly and the black cherry has a nice tint to it that makes it perfect for everyday wear.

Vegan, Organic, Natural, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Cruelty-Free

Price: $

Have you ever tried to find plastic-free lip balm? Let me tell you, it’s not easy. That’s one of the things I love about Juniperseed Mercantile. They also come with a variety of colors and flavors making them one of my new favorite brands.

Vegan, Plastic-Free, Cruelty-Free

Price: $

This is a great bargain buy with A LOT of color options. The tints are subtle which make them easy to wear!

Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Natural

Price: $

If you need a thicker, everyday gloss then SheaMoisture is for you. It’s heavier than a balm but not so sticky that you feel like you can’t touch anything. TBH I always have this in my bag.

B-Corp, Vegan, Fair Trade, Organic, Natural, Cruelty-Free

Price: $

I’ve bought quite a few Tarte products and have loved all of them. This balm is super smooth and comes in SO MANY COLORS. Their website samples all of them on different skin tones, which I found really helpful for online shopping.

Vegan, Cruelty-free

Price: $$

Do you have any products that you love that didn’t make the list? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear about them!