8 Ultra Moisturizing Balms to Save Your Lips This Winter
Before you know it, we’ll no longer be able to say “winter is coming.” Because it will actually be here in all its glory. Sad but totally true. Soon we will all be battling dry skin on our faces and hands as well as chapped lips. (The struggle is real.) The cold winds can be very harsh and drying on our skin. The telltale sign winter is ravaging your skin begins with your mouth. Obviously, we’re not looking forward to those seasonal side effects. Which is why we’re stocking up on moisturizing lip balms.
Whether you are a self-professed liquid lipstick lover or more of a lip tint kind of girl, chapped lips ruin any look. There are definitely products that can treat your cracked pucker. In the end, it’s better to stop dryness before it even starts.
Lip care becomes even more crucial during the all too harsh winter months. Thankfully, we’ve got your back. Was there really any doubt? We’re supplying our top recommendations for the most nourishing and moisturizing lip balms. And now’s the prime time to amp up your seasonal skin care arsenal before winter really hits.
Glossier Balm Dotcom, $12 at Glossier
Glossier’s super hydrating lip balm boasts both antioxidants and natural emollients. It comes in several shades. Some go on clear, others provide a wash of sheer color. Your lips will feel (and look) nourished and smooth.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, $22 at Sephora
This leave-on sleeping mask keeps your lips hydrated by pulling in moisture from the air. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and antioxidants, it reduces flakiness and dryness, leaving your lips feeling super soft and supple. Although it is designed to be used overnight, it can also be used as a heavy-duty lip balm when you really need moisture.
Drunk Elephant Lippe Balm, $18 at Sephora
This lip balm is not only moisturizing, it also has ingredients that help add volume to your lips to make them look plump and youthful. It has a blend of natural oils from avocado, cranberry and marula as well as peptides and sea algae. Antioxidants like green tea and vitamin C also impart additional anti-aging benefits.
Kiehl's Lip Balm #1, $10 at Kiehl's
This lip balm is beloved for good reason. Packed with emollients like squalane, wheat germ oil, lanolin and vitamin E, it keeps your lips hydrated and protected from the drying winter winds.
Palmer's Swivel Stick Lip Moisturizer - Cocoa Butter Formula, $2.49 at Target
This versatile balm has been the go-to for women looking to keep their skin soft and moisturized during the winter months. Formulated with cocoa butter, vitamin E and shea butter, it can be used to relieve chapped lips as well as nourish other dry patches on your skin.
Bioderma Atoderm Lip Stick, $4.99 at Beautylish
For severely chapped lips that need extra care, this hypoallergenic lip balm is perfect. It is nourished with shea butter to provide much needed moisture to your lips. It also has a delicious raspberry fragrance that will taste like a treat with every swipe.
Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm, $25 at Ulta Beauty
This intensely hydrating lip balm heals chapped and dry lips while locking in moisture. It is made with blue lotus wax and cocoa butter to nourish your lips and make them look plump and feel healthy.
Avène Cold Cream Lip Butter, $16 at Avène
Utilizing pure Avène spring water, this lip butter soothes and heals dry lips in an instant. Other natural ingredients like white beeswax, jojoba oil and shea butter work together to keep your lips moisturized throughout the day. Slather it on before bed as an overnight treatment to wake up to smooth, soft-to-the-touch lips.
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