The Green Beaver Company Boreal Body Lotion & Lip Balm Review

Body lotion is one of the top products I cannot live without. It may even be THE top product I can’t live without becaue I apply lotion after every shower/bath, and on my hands every single time I wash them. I even use it on my lips! Lip balm used to be a huge addiction of mine (read My Lip Balm Detox), and although I don’t use it religiously anymore, I still use it here and there. Why am I talking about body lotion and lip balm? Because that’s what I’m sharing with you today! I have two products from The Green Beaver Company to show you: their Boreal Body Lotion ($15.29 CAD) and their Boreal Lip Balm ($4.99 CAD).

The Green Beaver Boreal Body Lotion & Lip Balm

The Green Beaver Company is family-owned and Canadian 🍁, and they create all-natural body care products for head-to-toe use. They are cruely-free and all of their products are vegan, except for the lip balms which contain beeswax. On top of that, they make it a priority to use organic ingredients that are locally grown whenever available (read more about their story and philosophy).

Before I go any further I just want to mention something I noticed while preparing my information for this post. I received the Boreal Body Lotion and Boreal Lip Balm (as you can see in my pictures). However, on The Green Beaver‘s site, as well as on Well.ca, they have the Extra Dry Skin Body Lotion and the Extra Moisturizing Lip Balm. The packaging for the Boreal Body Lotion says New look same product! so I’m guessing that these Boreal versions are new packaging…?

Ingredients

Let’s take a look at what goes into their Boral Body Lotion and Lip Balm.

Click here to view the ingredients for the Boreal Body Lotion.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice* – Aloe
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*
Glycerin – Derived from organic GMO-free vegetable oil. (read more)
Cetearyl Alcohol – Not related to rubbing alcohol which is drying. It is fatty alcohol produced from coconut oil. (read more)
Cetearyl Glucoside – From coconut and GMO-free corn. (read more)
Calendula Officinalis Extract* – Calendula flower
Coco-Glucoside – From coconut and GMO-free corn. (read more)
Cetyl Palmitate – An emollient derived from coconut oil. (read more)
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*
Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil*
Ledum Groenlandicum Water* – Labrador Tea
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*
Squalene – From olive oil and is used as a moisturizing emollient. (source)
Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Water*
Comptonia Peregrina Water* – Sweet fern
Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax – Berry Fruit Wax
Borago Officinalis Seed Oil* – Borage Seed Oil
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*
Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark Oil*
Sodium Levulinate – Sodium salt from plant derived levulinic acid. (read more)
Beta-sitosterol – A fatty acid-type ingredient derived from plants. Applied to skin, it is considered a good moisturizing and skin-soothing ingredient. (source)
Sclerotium Gum – Natural carbohydrate obtained from fermentation, it is a polysaccharide used as a gelling and thickening agent, and is completely bio-degradable. (source)
Xanthan Gum – A food grade natural fermented sugar. (read more)
Potassium Sorbate – A food-grade potassium salt version of sorbic acid, a naturally occurring polyunsaturated fat. (read more)
Tocopherol – Natural plant-based vitamin E. (read more)

* ingredients from Organic Farming

View these ingredients on CosDNA.

Ingredient source: product label

The Green Beaver Boreal Body Lotion ingredients

Click here to view the ingredients for the Boreal Lip Balm.
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*
Beeswax*
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*
Canola Oil*
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*
Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil*
Squalene – From olive oil and is used as a moisturizing emollient. (source)
Ledum Groenlandicum Water* – Labrador Tea
Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil*
Beta-sitosterol – A fatty acid-type ingredient derived from plants. Applied to skin, it is considered a good moisturizing and skin-soothing ingredient. (source)
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*
Tocopherol – Natural plant-based vitamin E. (read more)

*Ingredients from Organic Farming

View these ingredients on CosDNA.

Ingredient source: product label

The Green Beaver Boreal Lip Balm ingredients

Boreal Body Lotion

Shea butter will replenish and protect the skin’s moisture barrier. Canadian Labrador Tea will relieve itching due to dryness.

This body lotion is thick, not in the sense that it’s hard to squeeze out of the tube, but you can tell that it’s a heavy duty lotion when applied to the skin. It doesn’t get absorbed RIGHT away, but with a little massaging you’ll feel it melt and sink into your skin. There will be an initial greasiness left on your skin, but it will all be absorbed soon enough.

The Green Beaver Boreal Body Lotion

The ingredients give this body lotion a very pleasant scent. I can detect a bit of shea butter in the scent, but there is much more coming through that I cannot quite put my finger on what it is that I smell. I do really like it though, it just has a very natural scent to it. It’s not too strong either and I don’t notice it once it’s on my skin.

The Green Beaver Boreal Body Lotion

While this body lotion is for dry skin and we’re not in dry winter months anymore, I’ve still been using it daily. When it comes to my body it needs moisture regardless of time of year, especially my arms and legs. I just go easier on the quantity during the warmer months and all is good.

Boreal Lip Balm

Our Extra Dry Lip Balm is specially formulated to protect red, dry lips caused by arctic winds. Enriched with moisturizing organic shea butter and skin-healing Canadian-grown Labrador tea, this balm provides soothing comfort throughout the winter season. Unflavoured so you won’t lick your lips dry again!

While I don’t reach for lip balm as often as I used to, I still use it at least once a day and that’s before going to bed. I have really been enjoying this lip balm as it doesn’t feel heavy on the lips and in the morning I wake up with soft and moisturized lips.

The Green Beaver Boreal Lip Balm

This lip balm barely has a scent to it. When I put the tube up to my nose and breathe in really hard I can smell a bit of a smiliar scent to the body lotion (they do have many ingredients in common), but it’s VERY faint and I can’t smell anything when I have it on my lips.

The Green Beaver Boreal Lip Balm

The best way to describe the texture of this lip balm is that it’s like Vaseline. But no worries, it’s petrolatum free. It’s just the best comparison I can give to describe it.

Final Thoughts

I really like both of these products and they’ve been working really well for me. If you suffer from dry skin you need to give these a try.

You can find The Green Beaver Company products on Well.ca. If you’re a first-time buyer on Well.ca you can save $10 on your order of $40 or more with my code below.

Save $10 on your order of $40 or more at Well.ca

– Chantal 🙂

The Green Beaver Boreal Body Lotion and Lip Balm

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Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.

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