TThese No Tox Life lip butters are packed with moisturizing organic cocoa butter and avocado oil and also use wildcrafted plant wax instead of beeswax, so it's completely vegan!Why is it called a lip butter instead of a lip balm, or chapstick? Well, lip balm generally found in stores is oily and comes off within an hour or two. This lip butter is made with nourishing, premium cocoa butter that will stay on your lips for an extended period (we usually find it lasts 4-8 hours on the lips). It feels like a rich butter and has a matte finish.This biodegradable and zero-waste conscious paperboard tube is 13 gram (or 0.45 oz as the Americans put it), which is about 3 times bigger than a typical lip balm size. This lip butter should last for several months to a year with regular use. As with any natural product, do not leave it in your car to melt in the heat. It could melt and spill, and the constant heating and cooling will reduce the shelf life of the product.