Lard for Your Lips, Not Hips

Lard will save your lips.
Lard will save your lips. Photo: Stewart and Claire

In other pork and wellness news, a New York couple on a quest for the softest possible lips have integrated locally sourced lard into their line of Stewart & Claire lip balms with two new products called Local and Localish. They’re really not trying to be all Portlandia-slash-Brokelandia, as there’s actually a science behind it. Because a solid, creamy fat (think: shea butter) is what makes most lip balms so velvety, they’ve essentially gone straight to the source, using rendered leaf lard from Flying Pigs Farm. Vegetarian-friendly? You’ll have to ask them. [Official site]