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
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
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
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.” –
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 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
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?
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