Thursday 15 December 2016

Eco friendly lip balm from Valley Mist

I was recently asked to review a lipbalm from Valley Mist - this was very good timing and my current lip balm has almost run out, and though I'm minimalist about toiletries, a good lip balm is essential!

I was delighted to receive in the post today an 8.5g tube of their Restore lipbalm. The packaging is lovely, made from cardboard and decorated with pretty, natural images.

Most impressively the tube itself is made from recycled card, which is a pleasing change from the ubiquitous plastic. It's sobering to read on their website that Valley Mist were unable to find this type of cardboard packaging in the UK and were forced to ship it in from abroad. Surely in this day and age, UK manufacturers should be producing things like this!

The lipbalm itself is made in the UK and the ingredients are all pure and natural

Cocoa Seed Butter
Organic Sunflower Seed Oil
Organic Beeswax
Mango Seed Butter

with the following essential oils:


I put some of this lip balm on this morning before going out and it is easy to apply and smells lovely!

I would be interested to know how well the packaging lasts. I have a slight suspicion that the cardboard might wear a bit before I finish the tube, though it is certainly sturdy enough at the moment. I'll just need to repost this review with an update when I've finished the tube!

For every 8.5g tube of lipbalm, Valley Mist donate 8.5% of the profits to environmental charities. So this product is good for you and is good for the environment both in terms of reducing waste and in supporting charities.

Disclaimer: I was sent a free tube of lipbalm to do this review. 


Rambling Woods said...

I like the whole idea of ths lip balm

A Cuban In London said...

Thanks for the heads-up. I use a lip balm from Bodyshop but it does come in a plastic tube. In my case, I do need a lip balm because all the cycling and running so I will look out for this one. However, I will take into account your comment about the tube. The Bodyshop one is still ethical, although it uses plastic.

Greetings from London.