One of the most important things I learned from my mom was to always wear sunscreen on my face. Her nagging about applying SPF used to be really annoying, but (ok moms are always right) I will always thank her for it. One thing she didn’t tell me though, was that your lips need sunscreen too. I’ve basically neglected protecting this part of my face until this year as I look 30 straight in the eye, and figured I should get serious about all forms of sun protection. The problem — most chapsticks with SPF I’ve tried turn your lips white or have a weird texture. Then, I discovered EiR’s Cooling Lip Balm. It goes on smooth and minty thanks to a coconut oil/menthol base, and even though it has zinc in it, it stays clear on your lips. AND it comes in a bio-degradable paper tube so nothing’s going to the landfill when it’s all gone!