Lip balm. It is something we all use from an early age when we have our first experience with chapped lips. Lip balms come in all types of formulations and price ranges nowadays, many with treatment benefits. Since this is a product that sits on your lips, ingredients matter. Let’s take a look at the best lip balms available so your lips will stay smooth and supple.
1. Acure for A Cure Lip Balm by Acure Organics ($3.99)
Why I like it: I have tried several products from this company and have adored them all. This lip balm is no exception. My lips are extremely dry in the winter and often crack. This balm truly nourishes my lips, leaving them feeling soft and well cared for. This balm also tastes fabulous! With natural cocoa powder and mint essential oils, it tastes almost like a decadent chocolate mint candy bar. What I like most, though, is the fact that 100% of the purchase price of this lip balm goes directly to breast cancer research.
Why it works: Hemp seed oil helps to repair cracked, sore skin on the lips. Antioxidant vitamin E protects this delicate area, while shea butter adds serious hydration. Acure also uses healing ingredients such as cocoa butter, beeswax, and olive oil to make this a wonderfully soothing and conditioning balm.
Is it for me? If you adore the flavor of chocolate mint, you absolutely must try this lip balm. It is delicious. If you are in need if intense moisture for your lips, you will also find this one to be a great fit for your needs.
2. Aunt Nancy’s Handmade Soaps Lip Balm (3/$8.00)
Why I like it: Truth be told, I think this one is truly my favorite lip balm. It is no frills with very simple packaging, but it has all the benefits I tend to look for in a balm. It is ultra soothing. It is gentle and free of anything artificial, such as flavorings and colorants. I want my lip balm to makes my lips feel soft, smooth, and free of that uncomfortable chapped feeling. This products delivers and its benefits are immediate.
Why it works: This lip balm contains nourishing wheat germ oil, which is rich in Vitamin E. This ingredient helps to soften the lips. Coconut oil and grapeseed oil also nourish and heal dry, sensitive lips.
Is it for me? If you are looking for a 100% natural lip balm which has been handcrafted in small batches, this is surely for you. It also is very affordable and sold in three packs for just $8.00.
3. Tokyo Milk Sweet Cream Lip Balm ($10)
Why it like it: Oh, how I love the taste! This tastes like a vanilla cupcake without the calories. It is luscious and feels divine on the lips. Not only it is pretty to look at, but it makes my lips feel like satin.
Why it works: Aloe vera is calming and soothing, making it the ideal lip balm for people with sensitive, sore skin on their lips. Sunflower seed oil is present in this balm, which acts as an emollient and moisturizes chapped and broken skin.
Is it for me? Do you love bakery scents and sweet treats? If so, you’ll love this lip balm from Tokyo Milk. This product is also for those who like beautiful packaging. The packaging on this lip balm is just as fabulous as the actual product, making it truly gift worthy.
4. Surya Brasil Acai Berry Lip Balm ($3.49)
Why I like it: My lips feel extra pampered and soft when I use this lip balm. It is non-greasy, but still leaves my lips moist. I also like the slightly tart flavor in this lip balm. What I like most, however, is the fact that this product is sustainably harvested, making it a very ecofriendly option.
Why it works: Surya Brasil uses two ingredients you typically will not find in other lip balms–Acai oil and Ucuuba nut oil. Acai is known for its antioxidant powers, while Ucuuba is rich in essential fatty acids to hydrate and plump the skin.
Is it for me? If you have been looking for a high quality vegan lip balm, consider your search over. It is extremely rare for vegans to find a lip balm since so many contain beeswax. This product is 100% vegan. For those needing to avoid it, this product is also gluten-free.
5. Philosophy Kiss Me Tonight ($20)
Why I like it: This isn’t your typical lip balm that you toss in your bag and apply throughout the day without giving it a thought. When I use this, I treat it in the same manner I would a high end anti-wrinkle cream. This is skin care for the lips. I like that this comes in a jar instead of a tube. This product also leaves lips looking fresh and rosy. The balm only needs to be used sparingly at night, so this isn’t one you need to reapply every few hours for maximum benefit.
Why it works: Castor oil is known for being a stellar emollient. Shea butter adds moisture, while Vitamin A helps to reduce lines. Natural beet root extract leaves lips with a subtle hint of rose to give them a healthy appearance.
Is it for me? This is a lovely lip balm for those who are willing to splurge. At $20 each, this is 4 to 5 times the cost of standard lip balm, so this would be considered a luxury item. If you want a high-end product that delivers a rosy sheen to your lips, this is a wonderful option.