Fall is here – and temperatures are falling, too. Because cold weather can leave your skin (and lips) feeling dry and cracked, it’s important to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! If you don’t want to get left out in the cold, do yourself a favor this fall and don’t leave home without lip balm. Because let’s face it – nobody wants to pucker up with parched lips.
Not just any old lip balm will do, though. Most drugstore brands contain petroleum and other chemicals that simply sit on top of your lips, leading you to obsessively re-apply.
So which balm is best? Here are the Beauty Boss’s top picks for smooth, soft and beautiful lips:
1. Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. When it comes to lip balms, this old classic may be your best bet. Unlike drugstore balms, Burt’s Bees balm gets its soothing and moisturizing powers from natural ingredients like beeswax (duh) and coconut oil, while peppermint oil imparts an invigorating tingling feeling!
2. Weleda Everon Lip Balm. This gentle formula is the perfect solution for dry, delicate lips. Organic jojoba oil, organic shea butter and precious rose wax come together to gently hydrate, protect and nourish without leaving behind a tacky residue. The subtle rosy scent of this long-lasting balm is an added bonus!
3. Desert Essence Lip Rescue. Lips that are especially dry, chapped or flaky need extra special care. Desert Essence Lip Rescue is just that – a salvation from scaly, rough lips. Enriched with shea butter and gingko biloba, one swipe is all you need to get deep, long-lasting moisture that keeps lips looking smooth and feeling oh-so-soft.
4. Alba Botanica Hawaiian Clear Lip Gloss Coconut Cream. Matte balms are great for daytime wear, but if you’re looking for a little shine, try this moisturizing gloss. The smooth, non-sticky formula is enriched with tropical fruit extracts, organic coconut oil, organic beeswax, shea butter and vitamin E to protect, moisturize and soften. The only problem? It tastes so good, you’ll be tempted to lick it off!
Badger SPF 15 Sunblock Lip Balm. Provides the perfect amount of moisture and protection for outdoor activities. (Yes, you can get sunburned on your lips, even during colder months!)
The Beauty Boss blogs are compiled by our staff editors Rebecca Chopin and Katie Kaleita, who work closely with the Vitacost.com beauty department experts to bring you the most relevant, up-to-date information on natural beauty and anti-aging tips and trends.