Thankfully I've discovered BurnOut Ocean Tested Lip Balm SPF 32 (Mango Flavor), and this one will change your perspective on using a zinc oxide product on your lips. Unlike others on the market, BurnOut lip balms go on clear and provide you with UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection. They're also water-resistant, so you don't have to apply as frequently if you're in the pool, ocean, or lake. And that mango scent makes me feel like I'm on a tropical vacation. Yes, please!
When applied, BurnOut Lip Balm (Mango Flavor) is a buttery treat to the lips. I would definitely say that its consistency is more creamy than waxy, if that makes sense. Normally I prefer waxier balms since they seem to last longer on my lips and require less frequent re-application. But this one seems to stay put through several hours of wear, so I'm not constantly having to reapply.
I also appreciate that BurnOut's products are chemical-free, petroleum-free, paraben-free, PABA-free, ocean safe, eco-sensitive, and hypoallergenic. In other words...they're not going to harm you or the environment. And at less than 5 bucks a pop, they aren't going to break the bank either.
Purchase info: BurnOut Zinc Oxide Lip Balms are available at Whole Foods and other select retailers. Each balm retails for approximately $3.99.