Here is a balm worthy of accolades. 

This is one beautifully fresh, soft and modern balm with a roster of ingredients that almost made us cry. Almost. In sheer glee? It’s almost as though some the God of balms above heard our prayer for a stick of dreams. It’s Lipstock ($15).

It's American made.

The balm is hand-crafted fresh in small batches as to preserve the integrity of A-list organic oils. Your lips will be will be enthralled by the delectably soft nature of this balm. Lipstock contains no fatty fillers, obnoxious toxins, or lab-created chemicals with hard-to-decode ingredients. The sweet, candied lip balm is a cure all for any dry patches of skin from harsh treatments, patchy lips, and even as an intense under eye treatment (we swear it plumped up fine lines within days compared to our eye cream). In it, you’ll find USDA certified: grapeseed, watermelon seed, avocado, cranberry, black raspberry, and pomegranate oils delicately woven through tenacious waxes, which help give the balm its body.

Watermelon seed oil is cold-pressed from sun-dried watermelon seeds extracted from the rinds of melons. Watermelon seed oil is rich in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids (Omega 6 and 9)—so rich in fact, that some consider the oil to be an “active" ingredient in its own right. It helps to restore elasticity to the skin, making this ideal for dry, oily, acne-prone or maturing skin. In other words, this is one emollient oil perfectly designed by nature for all skin types. Lend the watermelon oil to the medley of nourishing oils, and the ingenuity is complete with a confectionery style wrapping.

Lipstock is what a lip balm should have been all along - minimalist in materials and a maximalist in treatment.