Five of the best lip balms for winter
Rocking a runny red nose and dry flaky lips this winter? Let’s face facts; I don’t think that’s a trend that’ll ever catch on.
Dry lips are inevitable in winter and without proper care can lead to cracked, or even worse, flaky lips. Unfortunately nobody wants to kiss a peeling pout and lipstick will just look plain wrong, so it’s important to keep your lips hydrated. When it comes to winter lip care, high SPF products can take the back seat while products that moisturise and soothe our sore lips drive us home. Here are some of our favourites for fighting the worst winter lips:
Looking for a lip balm that will withstand a windy day and multiple cups of coffee? Avène cold cream 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
Soothing dry and chapped lips doesn’t have to be boring. Maybelline New York Baby Lips Lip Balm’s comes in fun and colourful packaging with a variety of flavours and tints to choose from. And they’re not kidding either when they say ‘baby soft’. Your lips and lover will thank you for it.
“I'm seriously in love with a Maybelline Baby Lips. It's hydrating and doesn't leave a bad taste on the mouth. It's affordable and I love trying out all the different colours and flavours.”- KindyM
If your lips tend to feel sore as well as dry and chapped, this is the lip balm for you. 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. With the simple packaging and unscented formula, you may need to buy one for your man as well!
“I have been using this product for 15years. It is a serious multipurpose wonder.” –Alison770
If you normally put up with dry and flaky lips because balms tend to irritate your sensitive lips, your saviour is here. Ecoya lip balm is free from parabens, sulfates, propylene glycol, silicone, artificial colours and it’s fragrance free.
“I've been using the ECOYA lip balm for about six months and my lips have never been in better condition!
Thanks ECOYA, I've found my holy grail of lip balms.... :)”- FiFi73
This lip balm is great for those who want to replenish and soften their lips while adding a slight tint of colour. The balm has a sweet scent of pomegranate and cinnamon and is made to last through those long winter days.
“Amazing. Hint of colour and totally moisturising! Lovely sweet strong scent. Lasts forever. WILL DEFINITELY BUY AGAIN!” - ~Brookes Beauty~
Top tip: Before applying lip balm, exfoliate your lips using your toothbrush. It will get rid of any dead skin, leaving your lips smooth and ready for application.
Do you have a lip saving lip balm? What are your tips on preventing dry and cracked lips?