A Safer Lip Balm


Your lips are just as prone to skin cancer as the rest of your face, so “apply a broad-spectrum lip balm that’s at least SPF 15 every morning, and reapply religiously,” says Dr. John E. Wolf Jr., a dermatologist at Baylor College of Medicine. C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Balm Stick-No-Shine SPF 15 is one of the few commercial lip balms without oxybenzone, which irritates skin and creates cell-damaging free radicals when exposed to UV rays (preliminary research also suggests it may lower sperm count and raise your cancer risk). C.O. Bigelow’s Mentha is mineral-based and goes on smooth with a sharp, minty scent. [$7.50; bigelowchemists.com]

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