7 Lip Balms To Keep Your Lips Soft During The Wrath Of Winter

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A good quality lip balm shouldn’t be considered a cosmetic. It should be categorised as a basic human right, like access to clean water. A bit dramatic? Us? Never. Whether your lips are a little raw or severely chapped, there’s nothing quite like lathering on a hydrating balm to protect them from the harsh elements of winter. 

What makes a good lip balm for winter? 

A formula that can protect you against harsh environmental conditions that come with the changing of seasons. In particular the harshest of all, winter. If it’s not the blistering winds when you’re outdoors, then the drying heaters inside will do the trick. We recommend looking for formulas packed with hydrating ingredients like vitamin E, beeswax and shea butter. 

So, whether you rely on your lip balm as a dewy layer over your lipstick or you wear it alone to manage persistently chapped lips, here are seven lip balms we have used, loved and can vouch for when it comes to safe-guarding your pout from dryness.

Eau Thermale Avène Lip Balm with Cold Cream

Looking for a lip balm that will withstand a windy day and multiple cups of coffee? Avène’s lip balm will repair, nourish and moisturise chapped lips and protect them with a lipid film that is water-resistant. No need to apply generously with this one either, a little will go a long way.

“This is the best lip balm hands down that I have tried, ever and I have tried them all. No need to say anymore. It is a bit pricey but worth it because it works.” – honey_bee

$14.39, Chemist Warehouse

Want to know more? Read Eau Thermale Avène Lip Balm with Cold Cream reviews here…

Carmex Lip Balm Jar 

What this lip balm sacrifices in fragrance and luxe packaging, it makes up for in results. Enriched with camphor and menthol in a base of cocoa butter and waxes, this balm will relieve you from any pain while it moisturises and repairs. 

“I have been using this product for 15 years. It is a serious multipurpose wonder.” – Alison770

$4.99, Chemist Warehouse

Want to know more? Read Carmex Lip Balm Jar reviews here…

Dermal Therapy Lip Balm Enriched with Manuka Honey

Need to heal a severely dry pout? The Dermal Therapy Lip Balm has been enriched with MGO 400+ manuka honey to deliver visible results in as little as 24 hours. We recommend keeping one in your handbag, car and desk drawer.

$5.49, Chemist Warehouse

Want to know more? Read Dermal Therapy Lip Balm Enriched with Manuka Honey reviews here…

Drunk Elephant Lippe Balm 

Free from parabens and sulphates, the butter-soft Drunk Elephant balm is made up of avocado, cranberry and marula oils to replenish, protect and moisturise dry lips. Plus, the additions of vitamin C and green tea leaf also work to repair the damage caused by excessive UV exposure.

$27, MECCA

Burt’s Bees Advanced Relief Lip Balm

Advanced Relief, a variation of this cult favourite lip balm, contains turmeric and eucalyptus to facilitate healing, seal in moisture and repair severe dryness.

“It’s so nourishing and instantly my lips feel a cooling effect due to Eucalyptus. Definitely my fave this winter” – Abeera Farooq

$5.59, Big W

Want to know more? Read Burt’s Bees Advanced Relief Lip Balm reviews here…

Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm

Though it’s called a balm, this formula more closely resembles a mix between a cream, oil and lip mask. Formulated with plant-derived butters, the rich Lip Butter Balm offers a strong barrier to seal in moisture and inject instant hydration.

$34, MECCA

DU’IT Tough Lips

If you’re forced to choose just one lip balm for the rest of your days, let it be this one. DU’IT’s Tough Lips has been clinically proven to repair, moisturise and protect, so you can trust it’s a balm that has been built to do the heavy lifting. All you have to do is remember to keep one close at all times.

“Overall this is a no frills lip balm and it does exactly what it is meant to and that is to provide moisturisation and protection to soothe lips and keep them in good condition and it does that very well and I highly recommend this product to do that” – Elunia

$5.50, Chemist Direct

Want to know more? Read DU’IT Tough Lips reviews here…

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