Hurraw lip balm

Today I have a review and a giveaway for you! I’m going to tell you about my favorite lip balms and then give you a chance to win a few of your own. You can enter using the Rafflecopter widget at the end of the post!

The product: Hurraw! vegan lip balms, $3.79-$4.29; available in 22 flavors at hurrawbalm.com or in select natural foods stores.

The claim: Smooth, not too sweet or sticky, free of animal ingredients or harsh chemical additives, and won’t melt in your pocket. It’s (take a deep breath) raw, organic, vegan, and fair trade, and it’s free of gluten, soy, shea, petroleum, parabens, preservatives, artificial flavors and colors, and GMOs. Whew!

Core ingredients: Almond oil, coconut oil, cacao butter, jojoba oil, olive oil, castor oil, sesame oil, and candelilla wax; flavors and colors are naturally extracted or distilled.

I tried it: I’ve gone through several tubes of this lip balm and somehow never got around to writing up a review. As you can see from the above picture, my current faves are chocolate, grapefruit, mint and chai, all of which taste exactly as you’d expect. The formula is super-smooth and not too slippery or tacky. I slather it on all day long and even use it under lipstick to keep my lips comfortable. I feel like the formula is far superior to some other lip balms I’ve tried that turn gritty or slick halfway through the tube.

The balms have a faint scent and taste pertaining to their flavor, but it’s nothing artificial or overpowering. I love knowing that I’m not putting nasty chemicals on my lips when I use this lip balm. The lip balm comes in a flattened oval tube with bright, cute, simple packaging. I like that these tubes fit well in pockets and also that the product doesn’t melt in the heat or turn hard when it’s cold out.

There is an SPF lip balm (made with zinc) for the summer months if you want sun protection for your lips, but I love the flavored non-SPF tubes the rest of the time, especially in the winter. They really make my lips feel great and I love that I can layer them under other lip products without my mouth turning into a slippery mess. (Chronic chapped lip sufferers know: if you can’t layer it with a lip balm, you’re not wearing it during the winter months! Great lip balm is a must for wearing bold lipsticks and lip glosses when the weather turns dry and cold.)

Speaking of the winter months–I like that this balm is really gentle. When my lips are dry and sore (or heaven forbid, cracked), the last thing I want is a balm that’s going to irritate them further. This stuff moisturizes without stinging, no matter how thickly or how often you apply it.

My final rating: 10/10. I could not be happier with this balm. It feels great on my lips and comes in so many yummy flavors that I can keep a different one in my purse, my car, my desk, my nightstand, etc. and sample several at any given time! I also love the company’s commitment to natural and green business practices (read more on that here). I love the price. I love the cute packaging. In short, I love everything!

 

And now on to the giveaway!

Visit the Hurraw! website and choose your own trio of flavors, then use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway. It’s open worldwide through the 20th. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

74 Comments on Review + GIVEAWAY: Hurraw! lip balm

  1. I finally caved and ordered a TON of these (to get free shipping of course!), but they’re not my all-time fav. They ARE fantastic, but a tiny bit more slippery than I like. The flavors are to die for though! I really like the Night Treatment Balm and the Vata Lip balm w/ Almond, Cardamom & Rose is so unique! I’m totally with you on the Chai too – dead on ringer for the real thing! :) Great review!!! :)

  2. I would pick Black cherry, chai, and moon balm. Eeeee I’m so excited. My rafflecopter name is Ashley Nicks. Thanx!

  3. Thank you for the detailed review, I like super smooth balms and can’t stand gritty or dry ones. Didd they tend to be sticky during hot weather? I want these vegan lip balms so bad, one of my besties raved about it and I think I’d like the mint or the grapefruit one. I like citrus or floral ones.

  4. i always liked hurraw! balm ever since i heard of it but haven’t had the chance to try one. I want to try the rootbeer, vata and moon balm flavors.

  5. SPF 15 Sun Balm
    Vanilla Bean
    Coffee Bean
    Chocolate
    Coconut
    Almond
    But i have to choose only 3 :( : Vanilla , Coconut and Coffe Bean

  6. Thank you for this lovely giveaway!
    I m entering with pleasure!
    If I had the chance to win, I d love to test the coconut, the vanilla bean and the mint ..
    Fingers crossed!
    R.username:Jens Ken Lundstrom
    Email:Melodie10@gmx.fr

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