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“Best lip protectant ever!!!!”— Denise P
You’ll confidently know your lips are protected from sun, saltwater and surf with the 6 certified organic, edible-grade ingredients. Natural Peppermint flavor.Shields lips from the sun
Note: Items on this page are perfectly usable, but each is irregular in some way - containers with slight cracks, sunscreens melted into the top, misshapen containers, product that dried too much with cracks or bubbles on the surface, and so on.
Non-toxic, skin-nourishing mineral protection for sensitive lips. The thickest, toughest, healthiest, eco-friendliest lip balm anywhere.
Matched to both human and marine bio-systems to deliver the world’s safest, most comprehensive, most eco-friendly defense against the sun’s UV rays.
It costs more, but you'll use it all season, and it delivers the safest, healthiest, most comprehensive UVA + UVB protection you can find.
Skin is actually nourished under the protection of our Lip Balm, made from just 6 certified organic and mineral sunscreen ingredients.
Yes, some. When used properly, zinc oxide sunscreen gives skin a visible whitish hue.
Technically 3 years from purchase, but the useful life of our sunscreens has no practical limit, since our active ingredient zinc oxide is a mineral and does not lose its sunscreen capabilities over time, EVER. However, the FDA requires all sunscreen products to list a 3-year shelf life (mainly because petrochemical active ingredients in common sunscreens degrade quickly, even on the shelf). Regardless, if you ever feel a Waxhead product has spoiled, just let us know, and we'll send you a free replacement.
Waxhead uses absolutely NO animal testing. We test our sunscreens on willing humans using federally mandated FDA sunscreen testing protocol in order to accurately calculate our products’ SPFs for labeling. Our Lip Balm contains beeswax, so it's not technically vegan.
Our prices represent a true cost to the world. We source our top-grade ingredients only from reputable, fair-trade, cruelty-free companies that are almost entirely US-based. We don’t purchase ingredients from countries with questionable labor or production practices. Learn more.
Waxhead uses modern holistic science and traditional ingredients to restore human’s healthy relationship with the sun.
Waxhead uses only superior quality, minimally processed ingredients. Our sunscreens contain only non-nano, uncoated, French process Zinc Oxide, 100% certified organic edible-grade inactive ingredients, and absolutely NO petrochemicals. Although the FDA recognizes many active and inactive ingredients for use in sunscreen, very few meet Waxhead’s elite standards.
Waxhead sunscreens provide true broad-spectrum coverage. O1) ur zinc oxide formulas deliver the most effective protection across the entire UVA/UVB spectrum, defending the skin by absorbing and scattering UV radiation, protecting effectively against both sunburn and deep tissue damage.
Zinc oxide absorbs UV energy via bandgap absorption and reflects and scatters in the visible spectrum, preventing skin penetration and cell damage. The broadest spectrum UVA/UVB reflector that’s FDA-approved for sunscreen use, zinc oxide is also the only FDA-approved active ingredient for use on children under 6 months of age. Zinc oxide holds tight to its electrons when it absorbs UV energy, limiting the creation of free radicals that cause oxidative damage and increase the risk of skin cancer. We use non-nano, uncoated, French process Zinc Oxide as our sole active sunscreen ingredient, and all our sunscreens contain 25% - the most of any brand.
EWG Rating: 2
Origin > USA
Ancient West African history contains mentions of jars of rich shea butter used for skin and hair care. Naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F (linoleic acid), shea butter offers some UV protection and provides skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production. Much more than a moisturizer, it delivers key anti-inflammatory and anti-aging components to skin. Our 100% pure, unrefined, certified organic shea butter is produced by a woman-owned, fair-trade cooperative in Ghana.
EWG Rating: 1
Origin > West Africa
Sometimes called wool wax, Lanolin is a byproduct of Merino sheep, and was used as a moisturizer in Greek and Roman times. Lanolin naturally protects sheep from harsh weather conditions, and when used in our products, protects skin from extreme conditions in the same way. Dry skin is caused by a loss of water in the upper layer of the skin, and emollients like lanolin work by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin that traps water in the skin. No sheep are harmed during the collection of lanolin. Once they are sheared, lanolin is extracted from the wool. We use only superfine lanolin, the highest quality, purest grade available.
EWG Rating: 1
Origin > USA, Canada
A top moisturizer, Beeswax protects and repairs rough, dry or chapped skin by locking in moisture. Beeswax has emollient properties, softening and rehydrating skin while aiding in cellular reconstruction. It is also non-comedogenic: it won’t clog pores. Plus it has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, making it effective in the treatment of acne. We use only non-GMO, certified organic beeswax in our skincare products.
EWG Rating: 1
Origin > Argentina, Turkey
Vitamin E is a superb antioxidant known for its skin-healing properties and free radical quenching. It is a fat-soluble nutrient and antioxidant, defends against oxidative stress, improves skin elasticity, and prevents wrinkles, age spots and blemishes. Vitamin E can reduce the appearance of scars or burns by normalizing the color and texture of the skin, all while stimulating healing and growth of new skin cells. We use only Vitamin E oil from certified organic, non-GMO sunflower seeds.
EWG Rating: 1
Origin > USA
Natural Peppermint Oil is an essential oil used as long ago as ancient Rome and Egypt. Peppermint oil improves memory, raises alertness and creates a cooling sensation on the skin. It also exhibits antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antioxidant, antiseptic, and natural insect repellent properties. Most importantly, it heals cracked lips, which is why we use it in our lip balm. We only certified organic peppermint oil.
EWG Rating: 1
Origin > India
Thick and tough, our lip balm takes a little effort to apply. A little goes a long way and you can see exactly where you’re applying it.
Put lip balm in small dots on sections of lips.
Once a section is dotted, rub lips together and thin out into an almost invisible layer across your skin.
After you’ve rubbed your lips together, you can further rub in with your fingertips to a thinner coverage and basically eliminating the white color on your skin. It takes a few more seconds, but you can achieve complete coverage without any white residue. Our sunscreen will not fully absorb into the skin like chemical sunscreens, even though after rubbing it can appear transparent.
Because we are thoughtfully committed to health, sustainable practices, and the environment. Choose Waxhead for your skin, your health, and your planet. The sunscreen you use matters and Waxhead is the best choice you can make for healthy living in the sun.
Waxhead products are designed using top-level biochemistry knowledge.
We use a complete holistic appreciation for how our formulations react with skin in the sun and how they affect our environment.
We pretty much cherish our customers. When they have questions about skincare, we give our full unbiased info and opinions.
In the rare instances when they have problems, we do all we can to make them happy.
Regardless of marketing messages, it’s the actual ingredients that matter. We use only superior quality ingredients.
Our products are FDA-approved and contain certified organic, edible-grade inactive ingredients. See the roster of all our ingredients.
Instead of just eliminating oxybenzone or octinoxate, Waxhead sunscreens don’t contain ANY petrochemicals. Instead we use non-nano zinc oxide as our sole active ingredient.
This means all our products are truly reef safe, completely safe for marine systems, lakes, reefs and fish (and humans).
Our products don’t just avoid harming skin. They actively nourish it, with certified organic ingredients like extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, and jojoba oil, natural vitamin E and vitamin D, shea butter, and beeswax. After a day of wearing Waxhead in the sun, your skin actually feels good.
Besides making human-friendly, eco-friendly products, we give a portion of our profits and our time to support well-run coastal and oceanic conservation and cleanup organizations. We consider this vital to help preserve fun sunny days for generations to come.
Read more about Why Waxhead here.
THIS is a life changer!! I have used the lip sunscreen twice and I'm RELIEVED to know that FINALLY theres something that works for me! I'm also extremely pleased with other sunscreen products that I ordered. To me, and in MY LIFE and MY FAMILY, THIS is a life changer!!