Even if you’re not hitting the slopes this season, lip balms are an absolute saviour if you want soft, supple lips in the Winter. Here’s a selection of 5 of the best lip balms I’ve found.
Blistex Raspberry Lemonade Blast – £1.75 from Superdrug
Great for those who like sweet, fruity lip balms but don’t suffer from excessive dryness.
I first discovered Blistex’s Raspberry Lemonade Blast a few years back whilst on a work trip in the states. At the time I only bought it as I’d left my lip balm at home and it was only 99c but as soon as I tried it I quickly went back for some spares. Thankfully it’s now crossed the pond and can be found in the UK for the slightly more expensive price of £1.75. Whilst this isn’t the most hydrating lip balm I’ve tried, it’s good for adding a bit of daily moisture and tastes great.
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm – £15.96 for a set of 4 from Escentual or £5.80 each
Great for adding moisture to severely dried out lips.
I picked up a couple of these for our ski trip as there’s nothing worse than dealing with painful, cracked lips whilst on the slopes. The formula allows the balm to penetrate deep into the lips quickly and the SPF25 helps prevent against sun damage. The only downside is it needs more than an adequate squeeze to get the product out of the tube, but
Nivea Caramel Cream Lip Butter – £1.25 from Superdrug
Great for those who have a sweet tooth.
I love the sweet, caramel scent of this lip butter and tend to prefer the texture of lip butters of the thickness of most balms. The only downside is that lip butters usually come in tins, which are hugely impractical when you’re out on the slopes and a tad unhygienic if you’re just going about your daily life. That said, this is a great little lip butter which is handy for imparting daily moisture into dry lips.
Neutrogena Revitalising Tinted Lip Balm in Healthy Blush – £1.84 from eBay
Great for those who like a bit of colour from their lip balms.
Right before I get on to the good stuff, I have to put it out there that this lip balm has the worst gag-inducing watermelon scent/flavour I have ever come across. If however you can overlook that, you’ll find a lovely, hydrating lip balm that offers just the right hint of colour for that my lips but better look.
Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips – £1.99 from Boots
Great for those that want a bit more from their lip balm.
You’d never guess it but this is my oldest lip balm of the lot. I like to think of the battered old tin as vintage rather than unloved. Well used, this has sat at the bottom of every bag I own at some point or other and is great to treat not only dry lips, but also dry skin. It has a lovely rose scent to it and a slight blush of colour. As it’s Vaseline it does still have that super greasy texture, which you’ll ever love or hate. For me this is the all-rounder of the group and a great budget version of Smith’s Rosebud Salve which I would have featured in my top five had I been able to find it.
So that’s my Top Five Lip Balms. Which lip balms do you find best for treating chapped lips?