When it comes to caring for the delicate skin on your lips, it’s crucial to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! If you don’t want to deal with cracks and splits, do yourself a favor and don’t leave home without lip balm. Because let’s face it – nobody wants to pucker up with parched lips.
Not just any old lip balm will do, though. Most drugstore brands contain petroleum and other chemicals that simply sit on top of your lips, leading you to obsessively re-apply.
So which balm is best? Here are the Beauty Boss’s top picks for smooth, soft and beautiful lips:
1. Dr. Bronner’s Organic Lip Balm. When it comes to lip balms, this popular pick may be your best bet. Unlike drugstore balms, Dr. Bronner’s balm gets its soothing and moisturizing powers from natural ingredients like beeswax and avocado oil, while peppermint oil imparts an invigorating tingling feeling!
2. Weleda Everon Lip Balm. This gentle formula is the perfect solution for dry, delicate lips. Organic jojoba oil, organic shea butter and precious rose wax come together to gently hydrate, protect and nourish without leaving behind a tacky residue. The subtle rosy scent of this long-lasting balm is an added bonus!
3. Desert Essence Lip Rescue. Lips that are especially dry, chapped or flaky need extra special care. Desert Essence Lip Rescue is just that – a salvation from scaly, rough lips. Enriched with shea butter and gingko biloba, one swipe is all you need to get deep, long-lasting moisture that keeps lips looking smooth and feeling oh-so-soft.
4. Alba Botanica Hawaiian Clear Lip Gloss Passion Fruit Nectar. Matte balms are great for daytime wear, but if you’re looking for a little shine, try this moisturizing gloss. The smooth, non-sticky formula is enriched with tropical fruit extracts, beeswax and shea butter to protect, moisturize and soften. The only problem? It tastes so good, you’ll be tempted to lick it off!
Badger SPF 15 Sunblock Lip Balm. Provides the perfect amount of moisture and protection for outdoor activities. (Yes, you can get sunburned on your lips, even during colder months!)