Meet the lip balm by Curology: dermatologist-designed lip care for everyone

We wanted the best nourishing lip product—so we made one.

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Oct 19, 2021 · 5 min read

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Protect your lips with the new deeply moisturizing, truly vegan lip balm by Curology. Our radically intuitive, one-handed lip balm locks in moisture and effortlessly nourishes dry, sensitive lips with a special blend of plant-based butters and oils.

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This dermatologist-designed lip care product is free of ingredients known to cause breakouts or irritation—just what you need to help stop moisture loss and soothe dry, cracked lips. 

  • Four unique flavors: vanilla, passion fruit, mint, or unflavored original

  • Plant-based formula with moisturizing ingredients picked by dermatologists

  • One-handed applicator for super easy use

  • $4.95—new Curology members can add it to their free trial box for no extra cost

Crafted for all skin types by medical experts, our lip balm’s acne-friendly formula is made from moisture-locking, non-comedogenic ingredients. 

Why we made a great lip balm for dry lips

Ever finish a lip balm? We hadn’t. They’d end up in junk drawers, or forgotten in last winter’s jacket on account of too much grease, shine, or built-up grime—or not enough actual, lasting moisture. That’s why our dermatologists set out to take the drying and pore-clogging ingredients, grease, and—yes—caps out of lip balm.

If your lips are especially chapped or cracked, whatever random lip product sitting next to the register at your local convenience store might have added flavors or dyes that can actually make things worse. You need a simple moisturizing product that soothes and softens lips until they’re kissably nourished again. 

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How to apply our lip balm

  1. Pull down on the slider with your thumb to open. 

  2. Apply generously to lips.

  3. Swipe back up to securely close. 

  4. Re-apply whenever you want! 

Our unique applicator allows you to apply our lip balm with one hand, protecting your product and reducing exposure to dirt and bacteria. No more digging through that exploded tube of chapstick in your backpack! Plus, it comes in four unique flavors, so add the one that fits your mood to your skincare box. 

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Our goal at Curology is to provide our patients with total skincare routines with all the essentials—which is why our lip balm is available for $4.95 to all members as an add-on to their bi-monthly skincare subscription box. 

A lip balm made for everyone

The lip balm by Curology is dermatologist-designed with simple ingredients. This no-clog, cruelty-free lip product is ideal for those with skin concerns like dry, cracked, or chapped lips, as well acne-prone or sensitive skin. 

The key ingredients

  • Shea butter: A plant-based emollient that fills in tiny cracks and seals in moisture to soften and smooth dry lips

  • Jojoba seed oil: A nourishing, antioxidant-rich oil that deeply moisturizes lips without clogging pores or leaving a greasy after-feel

  • Carnauba wax: A moisturizing wax that contributes to the lip balm’s silken, buttery texture and hydrated finish

Lip balm ingredients to avoid

Certain ingredients in other lip products can make cracked, chapped lips even worse—so we made sure to leave them out of the lip balm by Curology.

  • Red 30 (or red 30 lake) is a synthetic pigment that’s often used to get a rosy pink color, especially in lip products. It can clog pores, potentially leading to breakouts around the mouth

  • Cocoa butter and coconut oil are potentially pore-clogging ingredients that are extremely common in moisturizing lip products. 

  • Menthol, eucalyptus, and camphor may dry out your lips, so you’ll likely want to skip these ingredients if your goal is to restore your lip’s natural moisture content. 

Those are just some of the most common ingredients to avoid in your lip care products—if you think something else might be irritating your lips, it may contain some of these subpar ingredients.

Pick your favorite flavor profile

Curology is all about customizing your skincare routine, which is why we developed our lip balm with four unique varieties. 

Curology lip balm flavors

  • original: Our original, unflavored, and unscented formula is the best choice if you need moisturizing therapy for sensitive skin and lips that are cracked or chapped. 

  • vanilla: Set your mood with this rich, toasted flavor. It’s subtle, sweet, and warm enough to light up a smile. 

  • mint: A refreshing reset at any time of day, this cool herbal blend is the perfect balance of energizing and soothing. 

  • passion fruit: This one’s a bright tropical fusion with a burst of fruity fun—your day just got interesting!      

How to get the Curology lip balm

If you’re an existing Curology member, getting the lip balm is easy—just add your flavor of choice to your next shipment, and we’ll send it right to your door with the rest of your skincare products. 

Man using Curology Lip Balm

If you’re new to Curology, you can try it all for free: the lip balm, our cleanser and moisturizer set, and, of course, your Custom Formula with a mix of active ingredients chosen for you by a dermatology provider. Just take a quick skin quiz and send us some selfies; if Curology is right for you, we’ll send you a 30-day supply of our recommended products for just $4.95 to cover the cost of shipping and handling. 

Curology was co-founded by board-certified dermatologists, David Lorschter and Nancy Satur. Skin concerns like acne and dark spots are treatable with prescription skincare, but getting to the dermatologist isn’t always easy. With Curology, a medical provider is there to help answer any questions you have about your skin and to build a simple, effective routine that meets your specific needs. 

Get your personalized skincare routine with Curology

Subject to consultation. 30-day trial. Just cover $4.95 in S&H.
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Winter is coming! Start your Curology free* trial and fortify your skin with our new moisturizing lip balm and a Custom Formula made for you. 

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Full ingredients by flavor 

original: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Synthetic Beeswax, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol    

vanilla: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Synthetic Beeswax, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Rebaudioside A, Flavor    

mint: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Synthetic Beeswax, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Flavor, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Rebaudioside A, D-Limonene          

passion fruit: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Synthetic Beeswax, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Rebaudioside A, Flavor, D-Limonene, Linalool 

*Subject to consultation. Trial is 30 days. +$4.95 S&H. Cancel anytime. 

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