In fact many global brands like Chapstick, Blistex have been found to be guilty of using synthetic chemicals.
Certified Organic All Natural Lip Balms
There are a few excellent all natural lip balms on the market that are certified organic under the USDA organic seal such as Merry Hempsters Certified Organic Hemp Lip Balm and Dr. Bronner's Organic Lip Balm. Merry Hempsters natural lip balm utilizes hemp seed oil and beeswax along with medicinal ingredients like calendula, vitamin E and rosemary extract to provide therapeutic protection for dry lips.
Since petroleum jelly can't be absorbed by the skin, it is a short-term fix for dried out and chapped lips. Petroleum based lip balms actually keep the skin from breathing, and if used frequently, can actually make your lips more dry and chapped.
If you want a lip balm that can actually heal chapped lips, you should use an organic lip balm made with plant based oils like like hemp. Unlike petroleum which coats the surface, hemp seed oil and other plant based oils are absorbed by the skin cells and improves the moisture retention capacity of your lips.