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Avoid These Toxic Ingredients In Your Lip Balm Packaging Boxes

There is something special about autumn. What is not to admire? Dreamlike weather, everything flavored with autumn spice, warm beverages, cozy layers, chapped lips – hold on a second. Fall is synonymous with dry, cracked lips, but did you realize that the cold weather is not always to blame?  In addition to leaving our lips drier, many of the most common ingredients in Lip Balm Packaging Boxes can also affect our hormones, irritate our skin, and in extreme cases cause cancer. Ingredients matter! What you put on your body winds up in it, and this is particularly true for our lips.


Our lips are extremely thin and delicate. Not only is every lip product easily absorbed through the thin layers of epidermis into the bloodstream, but it is also consumed throughout the day as we eat and drink. The Lip Balm Packaging Boxes, however, are the last thing on our minds as we clean up our diets and hygiene routines. Here at SirePrinting, we carefully select ingredients that are effective, secure, and nourishing all at once. Sincerely, all we desire is a simple lip balm that will keep our lips supple and smooth. The next time you dig your beloved lip balm out of the bottom of your purse or car, make sure it doesn’t contain any of the following toxic ingredients.

Avoiding These Ingredients In Your Lip Balm


Due to their ability to mimic estrogen, parabens such as methylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and isobutylparaben (basically any ingredient terminating in -paraben) are potential endocrine disruptors that can increase the risk of breast cancer.  Additionally, it may result in the development of malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Imagine taking that in Custom Cosmetic Packaging!

Petroleum jelly (petrolatum)

Petrolatum is produced by refining petroleum – yes, the same stuff that goes in our automobiles! Can we all just concur that we don’t want that on our Lip Balm Packaging Boxes, regardless of how moisturizing it is? Sadly, the refining process employs noxious and harsh substances, and the petroleum jelly can become contaminated during production. Consequently, it is an endocrine disruptor associated with breast cancer. Another concern is that it creates an airtight barrier on the epidermis, making it a penetration enhancer that increases the absorption of other toxic substances.  Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are two common preservatives. Butylated compounds, commonly used as preservatives in lip balms, have been linked to cancer, organ system toxicity, respiratory irritation, and endocrine disruption.

Phenol/Menthol, Alcohol

Everyone is aware that lip moisturizers are intended to moisturize and nourish the lips. Therefore, it may seem counterintuitive to incorporate ingredients that dry out the epidermis.

Ingredients such as phenol and menthol were initially added to lip moisturizers for exfoliation and produce the tingling sensation. Instead, they typically end up irritating the skin and taking off the outer layers exposing our delicate Lip Balm Packaging Boxes to environmental factors.  

Fragrance And Flavors

These should just read ‘hidden chemicals’. Manufacturers are allowed to include any ingredient under the guise of ‘fragrance’ in order to ‘protect their trade secrets story’. This hidden list of ingredients can more often than not contain phthalates – strong hormone disruptors linked to fertility issues as well as worsening allergy and asthma conditions.

Chemical Sunscreen

While having sunscreen in your lip balm is great, having it in the form of chemicals like oxybenzone is not. Oxybenzone is a known endocrine disruptor commonly associated with endometriosis in women. 

Ingredients To Look For In Your Lip Balm Packaging Boxes

Now that you know what to avoid, here are the ingredients you want in your growing lip balm collection!

Mango Butter 

An incredible versatile ingredient, mango butter is a luscious, creamy and soft butter full of fatty acids that hydrate and nourish Lip Balm Packaging Boxes while also soothing irritation. This melt-on-touch butter with a subtle, almost non-existent aroma is a perfect alternative to butters like cocoa or shea that have more pronounced characteristic smells. It all depends on preference of course!

Natural Oils 

We love our balms luxuriously thick with the best natural oils! Natural oils are easily absorbed by the skin. They are full of essential fatty acids, and contain natural antioxidants, which allow for deeper moisturizing while protecting your skin from environmental stressors. Some natural oils to look for are coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, sunflower oil, hemp seed oil, avocado oil, and grape-seed oil. Take a look at our refreshingly short, all-natural ingredient list! The base of our Lip Balm Packaging Boxes includes rich and nourishing ingredients like vitamin E, coconut, and avocado oils, perfectly balanced with soothing organic beeswax and essential oils. Swap that generic, paraben-filled version for the real deal:

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