HURRAW! has been creating vegan, all-natural lip balm since 2010, and are a brand Stark has always found fascinating. With stringent quality control, meticulous ingredient sourcing, in-house manufacturing, regular and rigorous 3rd party testing and multiple certifications (such as Ecocert COSMOS, yearly audits from USDA National Organic Program to be certified organic as well as PETA certified cruelty-free), they do what larger, luxe brands do (or want to do) but make their products affordable and fun to use!
Stark's small selection of HURRAW! balms are some of our favourite, must-have items to keep in every room of the house (and pocket, and purse, and jacket, maybe in the car when it's not too hot...)
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Check out what it's packin'... Avocado fruit oil:Thick, green, and vitamin rich. Exceptionally high in A & E. Rosehip seed oil: Combats dry lips and has amazing rejuvenation properties. Meadowfoam seed oil: Powerful moisturizing capability. Loves to adhere to lips making it a great assistant in preventing night time moisture loss. Argan kernel oil: "Liquid Gold" they say...we'd agree. Super restorative and moisturizing; perfect to use at night!
*certified organic ingredient 76% organic 14% wild grown 100% natural Hurraw Balm is certified organic by the Montana Department of Agriculture (USDA Organic Regulations) and COSMOS Natural certified by Ecocert (EU Organic Certification Body). Hurraw Balm products are gluten free.
*certified organic ingredient 77% organic 14% wild grown 100% natural Hurraw Balm is certified organic by the Montana Department of Agriculture (USDA Organic Regulations) and COSMOS Natural certified by Ecocert (EU Organic Certification Body). Hurraw Balm products are gluten free.
A good, simple daily lip balm that tastes good and has some sun protection!
Our mineral based SPF 15 Sun Balm can offer your lips some extra protection with 16% zinc oxide. It glides on silky smooth * (and virtually clear) like our regular balms but we formulated it to be extra thick and creamy for longer staying power while out in those shining rays!
Juicy tangerine with hints of vanilla...the unique scent of roman chamomile lends a calming note. Packed full of amazing cold pressed oils to moisturize and protect.
Bee free, Shea free, Soy free, Palm free
Red raspberry seed oil:Exceptionally high in tocopherols, this lovely oil nourishes, is anti-inflammatory and may help in the absorbance of the Sun's rays. Sea buckthorn seed oil: Super rich and off the charts in essential fatty acids, carotenes, tocopherols, and phytosterols.. Pomegranate seed oil: Deeply penetrating and an anti-oxidant powerhouse.
Here's the deal with Zinc Oxide. We use non-nano zinc oxide in our Sun Balm. Zinc oxide is the only all natural, broad spectrum (blocks both UVA and UVB) sun screen available today. As of 2019, zinc oxide is one of only two GRASE (Generally Recognized As Safe and Effective) ingredients for sun protection. The other is titanium dioxide but there are some not so great issues with ingesting titanium dioxide so we'll leave it out of our lip balm. Thumbs up FDA for safer consumer protections and regulations! Now, please enforce them -- *crickets*
Zinc oxide is a bright white mineral. It protects your lips by sitting on top of them and thus, provides a physical barrier against UVA and UVB rays. It actually deflects the rays away from the skin to prevent any harm. For adequate protection it must be applied often.
SPF 15 means that your skin is protected 'longer' than without the SPF 15 product. If you have very fair skin, perhaps the Sun makes you 'pink' in just five minutes whereas a darker complexed human might get more time. HOWEVER, SPF factor is not as simple how much extra time you get as one must also consider the amount and intensity of sun exposure. There are many factors to sun exposure: Time of day? Cloud cover? Eclipse? Are you on the water (or snow) where Sun rays are more concentrated? At a high altitude where you are literally closer to the Sun? When did you last apply your zinc? Be.Sun.Smart. Listen to your body. Listen to the Sun. Wear big brimmed hats.
Reef Safe?: In our opinon based on research we have read...any SPF, chemical or mineral (zinc/titanium), is not great for the ocean's reefs or any aquatic life. Many will claim their zinc or titanium mineral SPF's are "reef safe." You must consider the saturation of zinc oxide in a water source and what species have been tested with zinc oxide concentrations placed in their aquatic home. Zinc oxide is in fact, very toxic to certain species of aquatic creatures and huge warning stickers come on all zinc products to alert manufacturers to this. Reefs are suffering. Please think twice before entering any body of water with massive amounts of SPF on your skin, it will inherently wash off to some degree.
Is Hurraw! SPF balm "Reef Safe?”: Probably-ish. The amount of zinc oxide that would disperse from a few swipes of our SPF balm would likely not negatively affect a reef’s biological and ecological characteristics. But what if a million people went in the water by that reef wearing SPF lip balm? There is no yes or no answer, it all depends on the situation.
We get our Sun Balm tested frequently at an independent lab on human subjects to verify the SPF factor. If you'd like to see that, give us a shout.
*certified organic ingredient 54% organic 14% wild grown 100% natural Hurraw Balm is certified organic by the Montana Department of Agriculture (USDA Organic Regulations) and COSMOS Natural certified by Ecocert (EU Organic Certification Body). Hurraw Balm products are gluten free.