For me, it usually happens when I’m in cold and dry climates: I have sunscreen and lip balm in my pocket, but my skin could use a moisturizer, too. Why carry three cosmetic items around when I could pack less?
With one tube of Stoked Goods Lip & Face Balm, I can cover it all.
The size of a small sunscreen stick (three times the size of your average lip balm), the biodegradable tube contains organic, fair trade, non-GMO ingredients: coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, and vitamin E. The tube—made from 80-percent recycled paper (60 percent of which is post-consumer content)—is completely biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable, so you’re not contributing more plastic to our planet.
For skin, coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer. It’s also naturally antibacterial and antifungal. With its concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids, shea butter is also a great moisturizer and is anti-inflammatory. Cocoa butter benefits include: preventing skin dryness and peeling, healing chapped lip, soothing burns, and calming rashes and infections. Beeswax is a moisturizer, heals cracked lips, and is anti-inflammatory. All those skin benefits are packed into that little tube… with no chemicals.
Toss it in your pocket, pack, purse, or bag until you need it. Then, whip it out and use wherever: lips, face, elbows, cuticles, or that weirdo dry patch on your knee. You’ll still need the sunscreen, though.
One extra benefit for travelers is that you don’t have to worry about putting it into a plastic bag when going through security. The stick is not liquid, so you can keep it in your bag.
Stoke Lip & Face Balm comes in single sticks, which you can buy one at a time ($12), in a pack of five ($50), or in a stokescription (automatically delivered on your schedule for 25 percent off: one tube is $9). All on the Stoked Goods site.