Hey everybody! Our lips may have not been looking or feeling their best this Winter season. When temperatures fluctuate, our lips can quickly become dehydrated, which can then lead to flaking, bleeding and painful swelling! The skin of the lips is thinner than skin elsewhere on the body, consisting of 3-5 cellular layers instead of up to 16. Therefore, Lips tend to dry out faster than other parts of the body.
It’s important for men and women use the right products to create a barrier between harsh environmental elements and our lips. I’m sharing my picks for this year ranging from £4 to £70:
I’ve mentioned this one in my earlier blog posts and it is a firm installation in my bathroom, bedroom, handbag, and now life. This treats+prevents chapped lips and is perfect as an overnight treatment or for prepping a matte lip look. Invest in this!
I’m obsessed with Le Labo Fragrances so I did not need any persuading to try this lip balm. It leaves a non-sticky matte finish and offers ample hydration.
Super nourishing lip balm with a light grapefruit scent. This is infused with plant oils, honey, shea butter, and grapefruit essence. If you love French pharmacy products like me, this one is a real treat.
This one is a super affordable one that you can throw in your handbag and use every day. This contains beeswax, coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, peppermint oil and lanolin.
This ointment contains 4% paw paw and antimicrobial properties for burns, wounds, chafing and bites. This is great as an artificial barrier to protect your lips from the lack of humidity in dry air. FUN FACT: I once used this to heal up a bad burn from a waxing session and my skin was perfect after one day of excessive application.
This is a super luxurious treatment infused with a potent concentration of La Mer’s Miracle Broth™, with marine extracts, botanicals and vitamins to regenerate lip skin. It’s also flavoured with mint to leave your lips feeling refreshed and soothed. I’m obsessed with mint scented/flavoured lip balms.
Similar to the pawpaw ointment, this is a multipurpose balm and skin salve. I love the packaging and the different flavours/scents to add a subtle sheer tint of colour.
Formulated with Sweet Almond Oil, Cocoa Butter, Murumuru Butter, Shea Butter, Kombucha Extract & TEAOXI® Moroccan Mint Leaf. This is another mint-infused lip balm that I love! It has a super soft texture and provides great hydration. I used this when I was in -10 degrees celsius weather in Switzerland and it kept my lips protected and gave me a lovely sheer red tint. It’s available in 6 different shades.
Great for soothing sore skin and hydrating extremely dry areas. Use it on your lips and your bits. This contains medical grade lanolin and is super thick in texture. Warm it up between your fingers and massage it into your lips.
Another lanolin-based gem for extremely dry lips, skin patches, dry nasal passages, and cuticles. This is a super dense salve that seals in moisture and is great for healing dry, cracked skin.
Super impressed with Drunk Elephant skincare, so was excited to try out the lip balm. This is fragrance free with a matte finish, and leave the lips feeling soft. Formulated with Vitamin C, peptides, sea fern algae, and green tea leaf.
I adore lip treatments and lip products! I would say they’re my favourite category of beauty products. I’ll be creating a separate post on lip masks and overnight treatments later down the track.
Please let me know if you have any recommendations for lip balms or lipsticks and leave a comment!