Hurraw! Balm's Organic, Vegan and Raw Salve is Colored by Purple Carrots

 - May 11, 2018
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There are plenty of tinted lip balms that get their vibrant hues from natural pigments sourced from fruits, berries and other compounds, but the Echium Raspberry Balm from Hurraw! Balm is one that gets its distinctive tint from purple carrots. As the brand describes: "Their unique color reflects anthocyanins; the prominent colorant (flavonoid) responsible for the red, purple, and blue hues found in fruits, vegetables and flowers."

The lip balm boasts a base of safflower seed oil and omega fatty acid-rich echium seed oil, plus cacao seed butter, other oils and candelilla wax for a plant-based formula. The organic, raw and vegan lip balm is said to have a somewhat tart berry flavor.

Many rosy cosmetic products get their warm tones from chemical compounds composed of iron and oxygen, carmine (red pigment from the crushed female cochineal insect) or petroleum-based dyes.