Volume 94 Issue 2 | p. 31
Issue Date: January 11, 2016

Periodic Graphics: The Chemistry Of Lip Balms

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning spreads the molecular news about how these winter must-haves protect and moisturize.
By Andy Brunning
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Organic SCENE
Keywords: lip balm, chapstick, menthol, sunscreen, petroleum jelly, epidermis, occlusive material
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This is an infographic describing the chemistry of lip balm.
 
To download a pdf of this article, visit http://cenm.ag/lipbalms.

A collaboration between C&EN and Andy Brunning, author of the popular graphics blog Compound Interest (compoundchem.com). To see all of C&EN’s Periodic Graphics, visit http://cenm.ag/periodicgraphics.

This article has been translated into Spanish by Divulgame.org and can be found here.

 
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Comments
Ted McKinney (Wed Jan 13 16:11:34 EST 2016)
There is an organization called "Lip Balm Anonymous" that is a spiffy send-up of AA. The trouble is that many people take it seriously, just like some articles in The Onion.
Link to this article in Salon
http://www.salon.com/1999/04/23/lip_balm/
to learn more.
Searching for the name of the organization reveals some cringe-worthy insights into the "addiction".
Joy (Sun Jan 24 21:59:15 EST 2016)
WOW!!!! I am teaching high school students to examine molecular structures of fascinating, everyday compounds. Thanks for feeding their fancies!
Pamela (Wed Oct 05 11:07:15 EDT 2016)
is this lip balm have disadvantages or harm brought? thank you to reply.
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