About Our Colors

Our admiration and respect of the wild is evident in the naming of the NOURISH lip balm colorways. The untinted balm DENALI, is named after the highest mountain peak in North America. Our dusty brown hue is named ATACAMA for the famous Chilean desert, and our berry tone, is named TEKAPO, for the Lake in New Zealand known for its abundant blooms of lupine flowers. LAC ROSE, a rose with copper shimmer is named after the salt lake in Senegal that is pink due to the presence of Dunaliella salina algae. And our pale peach, fortified with zinc is named LAGUNA after Laguna Colorada, a shallow salt lake in the southwest of the altiplano of Bolivia. Folklore suggests the water is actually the blood of the gods, though scientists believe the colour comes from the algae and rich minerals in the water. 

DENALI and LAC ROSE are glossy in finish and LAGUNA and ATACAMA, due to their content of wound-healing, sun-protective zinc are rather matte. TEKAPO is somewhere in between. However firm, once in contact with the lips the natural butters will warm and glide on with ease.

We work with trusted suppliers who have established relationships exclusively with responsible mines and supply us documentation. We pay a premium on our pigments to help collectively support the costs of 3rd party verification.