Use These 7 Lip Balms and Kiss Dry Lips Goodbye


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Winter, read our lips: you’re not drying us out this year. Armed with moisturizing products ranging from ultra-healing ointments to tubes of tinted hydration, you’ll be ready to fight the frost without cracking from the cold.

Read on for our favorite balms to soften, repair and protect your pout from the elements.

By Terry Baume de Rose, $60

We’re kicking off our list with a luxurious cult-classic. This rejuvenating salve nourishes lips with a moisturizing combination of floral oils, rose wax, ceramides, and vitamin E. The rich formula targets dry, damaged and aging skin for smooth results with the uplifting aroma of fresh roses.

Lucas’ Papaw Ointment Lip Balm, $8.95

This rich lip balm acts more like an ointment to deeply heal chapped lips with added antibacterial properties to protect against infection. The secret? Antimicrobial carica papaya (aka papaw), a fruit grown and fermented in Queensland Australia. When added to pharmaceutical-grade petroleum, the papaw fruit can be applied topically to restore cracked lips to a soft, healthy state. Not to mention, this multipurpose formula may be used to relieve symptoms of dermatitis and eczema, as well as treat minor cuts and burns.

MOB Beauty Hydrating Shine Lip Balm, $20

We love a good tinted lip balm, especially one that nourishes dry lips. With a buttery blend of skin hydrators, including jojoba, sunflower, and chamomile, this tube holds the key to a more moisturized pout. Unlike typical tinted balms, one swipe yields pigmented color with a cushiony feel.

RMS Beauty Tinted Daily Lip Balm, $20

If you’re looking to maintain lip softness throughout the week, this balm delivers lightweight hydration with a hint of just-bitten color. Backed by jojoba oil, cocoa seed butter, and candelilla wax, this antioxidant-rich formula delivers a moisturizing flush that stays put for smooth, natural results.

Augustinus Bader Lip Balm, $41

Environmental stressors stay back! This balm is armed with 40 good-for-you ingredients that protect skin from the elements while alleviating dry, cracked lips. With a reparative blend of shea butter, castor oil, and vitamin E, chapped lips feel super soft and supple. Plus, Augustinus Bader’s patented technology, called TFC8® (Trigger Factor Complex), encourages cellular renewal to heal lips and reduce visible signs of aging.

Bioderma Atoderm Lip Balm, $10.99

Kiss textured lips goodbye with this shea butter and avocado oil-infused lip balm. The creamy texture envelops lips in hydration, effectively soothing rashes, dryness, and flakiness. Swipe on the formula daily to biologically repair and regenerate weakened lips.

Sisley-Paris Nutritive Lip Balm, $100

We know it’s a hefty price, but hear us out. From cold to pollution, this Allure Beauty Awards 2023 winner keeps your lips protected against environmental aggressors that dull delicate skin. Packed with 7 skin-loving ingredients, including plum kernel, shea, and mango butter, the potted lip balm instantly soothes and moisturizes while strengthening the skin barrier over time.