My nightstand, jacket pockets and handbags are always stocked with an arsenal of lip balms for chapped lips. After years of impulse purchases, I’ve tried about every formula under the sun, from medicated lip balms to multi purpose salves and have narrowed it down to the following top five tried and true products:
The cult classic
Number one on my list is the By Terry Baume de Rose lip balm, a cult classic for a reason. The deeply hydrating formula nourishes your lips and has Vitamin E to help protect against signs of aging. While it is pricey, its worth noting that a little goes a long way. I’ve used the product as part of my morning and night time routine consistently for the past year and barely made a dent.
The Captain Blankenship Anchor Balm is a hardworking multitasking product. The organic hand, lip and dry skin balm leaves skin and lips feeling nourished. From ski trips to beach vacays, the formula’s ability to quickly solve any dry skin issues makes it a perfect all-in-one product to pack in your carry on.
Glossier’s balm dotcom is a hydrating lip balm and skin salve that’s packed with antioxidants which help repair chafed skin. The formula is waxy without being sticky and helps seal in moisture wherever applied. The fun flavors – Birthday Cake, Rose, Cherry, Mint, and Coconut (my favorite) will conjure up the same obsessive need to collect them all, that lip smacker lip balms or juicy tubes did back in middle school (90’s kids will know what I’m talking about).
The perfect primer
The Diptyque lip balm protects your lips from dehydration but unlike most lips balms it has a matte finish, making it perfect for priming your lips before applying lipstick or lipgloss.
The one with Gisele Bundchen’s seal of approval (nuff said)
The RMS lip and skin balm is a rejuvenating formula that helps soften fine lines around the lips while protecting the area from dryness. Like the rest of the RMS line, ‘the product is exclusively formulated with raw, food grade and organic ingredients in their natural state, allowing their living, healing attributes to rejuvenate the skin. In their purest form, the enzymes, vitamins, antioxidants and their healing properties remain fully intact, encouraging amazing potential for anti-aging effects’.
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