It’s winter…that time of year that lips are exposed to wind and indoor dryness indoors, making them chapped and uncomfortable. I’ve been testing (and testing!) lip balms and have found some excellent ones for you to consider. Stock up and save your lips! Read on for more…
One of my new favorites is the Sun Bum Lip Balm. These flavored lip balms have SPF 30+ sunscreen with added Aloe and Vitamin E that will moisturize your kisser all day long. Sun Bum lip balms come in Key Lime, Coconut, Pink Guava, Mango, Pomegranate and Banana. Perfect for at the beach or on the slopes.
At $7.50, Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 gets my vote for best value in a lip balm. In seven different flavors, these lip balms contain UVA/UVB sunscreens, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Apricot Oil and Green Tea to calm, protect and relieve dry, chapped, irritated lips. I’ve already ordered more (and some for my husband, too!). If you’re looking for an excellent lip balm that won’t break the bank, is fragrance-and colorant-free, then Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm is the one you want.
Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm SPF 20 gives the perfect tint of color, with the added protection of SPF. This sheer tinted balm with exclusive ion2complex™ instantly moisturizes lips, leaving them looking fuller and more defined. In just one week, it helps improve lips’ texture and restores the look of rosiness. My favorite shade is Petal Glow; $8.99 in drug and discount stores.
I’ve really come to love Jouer Cosmetics; each product I’ve tried has been wonderful. The essential lip enhancer is no exception. This conditioning lip treatment contains Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil to moisturize lips and avoid dryness. The Maxi-LipTM formula is clinically proven to naturally increase the fullness of lips and decrease fine lines. Can be used day or night and I love the sheer pink color! $14
My love affair with Fresh Sugar Lip Balm SPF 20 Tinted Lip Treatment is well documented. Even though I count Honey, Lemon and Plum as my “faves”, I can now safely say that Petal is my everything shade. The color is the perfect “nude lip only better”. Scientifically proven to keep lips moisturized for six hours, the Tinted Lip Treatments are enriched with the same nourishing sugar, hydrating oils, and anti-aging vitamins as the rest of the Sugar Lip Treatment Collection. Obsessed.
Murad Soothing Skin and Lip Care brings immediate relief to dry, chapped lips and minor skin irritations by sealing in long lasting moisture as it gently smoothes and exfoliates. Vitamin E conditions and helps relieve chapping and cracking while BHAs gently exfoliate to smooth away dry patches. Great at treating and repairing, I especially like this one at night.
If you like your lip balm to be effective and chic, then look no further than Bobbi Brown Lip Balm. I adore the silver tin that the Lip Balm comes in. The Lip Balm is a sheer pink color that is formulated with Wheat Germ and Olive Oil to moisturize and condition lips to perfection. For best results, hold the tin in your hand for a minute to warm up, then swipe on before applying lip color.
From Omorovicza, the Perfecting Lip Balm is the ultimate luxury lip balm. This gem has the most complete formula of all the lip balms I reviewed. Hyaluronic spheres plump the skin, Virgin Ente plum oil provides long-lasting hydration and restores suppleness, Omega 6 ceramide retextures the lipid matrix for a stronger barrier function. Shea butter and eucalyptus replenish dehydrated skin and restore softness and elasticity. The Perfecting Lip Balm ($45) is a great overall lip treatment!
Do you have a favorite lip balm? Let me know what it is in the comments!