8 lip balms made to fight dry lips


Fighting chapped lips can be a year-round battle. 

Bouncing between arctic air-con and dehydrating saltwater swims in summer, to icy, harsh winds all winter long; the cycle of combating dry lips can seem never-ending. At least, that was until we discovered a few key nourishing ingredients…

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Beeswax, shea butter, lanolin and vitamin E are your new dry, chapped lip BFFs. They’re the ultimate heavy hitters when it comes to moisturising and nourishing dry and cracked pouts. 

So if you’re in need of a new lip balm to fight dry lips, pop these at the top of your must-try list…

Natio Shea Butter Lip Balm

We say: This fragrance-free lip balm is infused with plant extracts and natural waxes, shea butter and vitamins E, A and K to soothe and soften lips. 

You say: “I used this lip balm (along with a few others) during my time on roaccutane and it really helped with my dryness and flaky skin. I always go back to it when my lips get dry in winter because it is nourishing and also light enough to wear under lipstick/gloss. ” – Rhi99

Read more Natio Shea Butter Lip Balm reviews here…


Blistex Lip Radiance

We say: Not only does this lip balm have the usual moisturising benefits that Blistex is known and loved for, but it’s got a subtle pink colour for the perfect ‘my lips but better’ shine.

You say:Great moisture, great taste and smell, and a small hint of pink tone colour in it. Nice to use, and long lasting.” – shannankruger

Read more Blistex Lip Radiance reviews here…

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Lips

We say: If the ship has already sailed on preventing chapped lips, then this repairing lip balm is for you. It provides relief from chapped and cracked lips while also preventing further dryness. And, it’s good for sensitive skin!

You say: “It works really well at repairing dry or chapped lips. This is an essential part of my beauty routine during the cooler months to protect my lips. This balm is so nourishing and soothing for the lips and is worth every penny.” – isabelbolton

Read more La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Lips reviews here…


Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

We say: This lip balm is rated 4.5 from a whopping 124 member reviews, so you know it’s going to do the trick. Vitamin E, beeswax, coconut oil, lanolin and rosemary leaf oil come together to form a protective coating on the lips that prevents dryness but also soothes and moisturises.

You say: “This is my tried and tested holy grail lip balm, I’ve tried swapping to other brands but keep coming back as I just can’t seem to find anything that compares to how good this balm is.” – 

Read more Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm reviews here…

Jurlique Lip Care Balm

We say: Jurlique’s rich, conditioning Lip Care Balm is formulated with lightweight chamomile, marshmallow and vitamin E for a natural sheen that softens lips without a sticky residue.

You say: “Jurlique Lip Care Balm is a great rich lip balm, and I love using it most at night, so that the repairing qualities and thickness of the balm, can soak in, and work their magic overnight.” – Shop A Everyday

Read more Jurlique Lip Care Balm reviews here…

Carmex ® Lip Balm Squeeze Tube

We say: This easy-to-apply squeeze balm contains menthol, camphor, salicylic acid, cocoa butter and waxes to condition and moisturise the lips. Plus, it leaves them with a chic, glossy finish!

You say:  I love love love this lip balm. I always load it on before bed and I wake up with the most amazing lips ever. Sometimes during the day if i don’t drink enough water my lips dry out so I apply my carmex and they instantly are baby soft and feel so much better.” – izzy09

Read more Carmex ® Lip Balm Squeeze Tube reviews here…

Andalou Argan + Mint Lip Remedy

We say: Say hello to this soothing remedy, which deeply nourishes, hydrates and protects dry lips. It’s formulated with vitamin E and essential fatty acids, plus mint for a tingly refreshment. 

You say: “I have very dry lips and find this a really comfortable and long-wearing lip balm. My lips are softer using this balm and feel a lot more nourished.” – eskimo82

Read more Andalou Argan + Mint Lip Remedy reviews here…


Maybelline New York Baby Lips Lip Balm

We say: Crafted with Maybelline’s botanical cellular repair concentrate and SPF20, these adult strength lip balms are available in three delicious flavours: Berry, Lychee Addict and Mango Pie.

You say: “They are overall a great lip balm, they keep my lips smooth and hydrated for a good amount of time. They are easy to apply and it goes on really easily.” – georgie k 

Read more Maybelline New York Baby Lips Lip Balm reviews here…

What do you do to fight dry lips? Do you have a favourite lip balm? Main image credit: @itspaulaalmeida

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  1. I have a heap of lip balms – Natio, Burts Bees, Nivea, Dermal, Spa, Refinery – and I also use Weleda Skin Food, Paw Paw Ointment and Plunkettt's Vit E Oil. Plenty to choose from.

  2. Go to Lips! Lip balm is my new 'Go to' Lip Balm! I have tried Burts Bees Lip Balm , it is really good also, probs second best. The Carmex one I stopped using AGES ago after I found out it as petrolatum as an ingredient. And the La Roche Posay one I have it but not yet tried it ( I got it free with an Adore Beauty order)
    But hands down, the Go-to Lips lip balm is the best lip balm for dry lips out there!

  3. I had tried unsuccessfully some different brands of Lip Balm. They all dried my lips instead of moisturising until I found Burt's Bees thanks to BH. I have the tinted one which is similar to my natural lip colour.

  4. I have three on rotation:
    – MOR Lip Macaron in Vanilla
    (This one smells incredible, and makes you feel just that little bit more spesh. Leaves lips supremely soft)

    – Pure Alchemist Tinted Age Repair Treatment
    (I put this one on religiously at night. And boy does it work! My lips are smooth and feel fabulous)

    – P'URE Papayacare
    (This one is the one I use during the day when I need to. Great to keep up the good work the Pure Alchemist one does during the night)

    I have used the Babylips one from Maybelline but I stopped using it because it just felt like it sat on top of my lips and wasn't too keen on the smell of them.

  5. My current favourite is Kiehl’s lip balm. I’ve got the cranberry flavour. It’s very soothing and moisturising. They also have a Butterstick Lip Treatment, which is a tinted lip balm/stick. I haven’t tried this one, as I’ve never been able to find the colour I want in stock.

  6. There are many good products on the market – the Burt's Bees is good, the Luca's Paw Paw is good, even the Body Shop and L'Occitane make a great one with Shea butter! I also bought a local maker's with organic Blueberry flavour…amazing!

  7. I'm going to have to try the La Roche Posay one. I hate heavy, sticky lip balms so this one sounds perfect. Also, for anyone suffering from cracked or super dry lips – fresh Aloe Vera straight from the plant is an incredible fix. I use it all the time at night and by morning my lips are healed and soft. Just not very convenient for carrying around in your handbag 🙂

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