With the colder weather already brewing up here in New England, my lips are starting to feel more dry when I wake up in the morning. That is a reminder that I need to get back into the routine of applying a lip balm as the last step in my skin care routine right before bed. A lip balm is the perfect way to give lips that extra bit of hydration and lock in the moisture that they need. No matter what type of lip balm you use - sticks, pots, sphere or jelly - as long as you have a good formula, it will do the job.
The trick is finding the perfect lip balm with what seems like hundreds of lip balm formulas available. That's where I've come in and have done the work for you! I have put a lot of different lip balms to the test and have broken down the top 10 best for you.
1. Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment
This lip treatment takes the original to the next level. This one contains anti-aging ingredients proven to repair as it conditions. Buy Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment at Sephora, Nordstrom or fresh.com for $25.
3. Aquaphor Lip Repair
This silky feeling gel provides long-lasting relief for even the driest of lips. Doctors tend to recommend this more than any other lip treatment product. Buy Aquaphor Lip Repair at your favorite drugstore or mass retailer for about $4.99.
4. EOS Lip Balm Sphere
These flavored lip balm spheres are 100% natural and keep lips moist, soft, and super smooth. This one is especially great under lipstick. Buy EOS Lip Balm at your favorite drugstore or mass retailer for about $4.50.
5. Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm
This super conditioning lip balm protects from all the elements like wind and sun with both UVA and UVB protection. It is super thick and works wonders overnight. Buy Intense Therapy Lip Balm for $7.50 from getjackblack.com, Sephora, Nordstrom and Ulta.
6. Clinique Repairwear Intensive Lip Treatment
This smooth, gel-based lip treatment not only hydrated lips, it helps to repair the look of wrinkles on and around lips too. Buy Intensive Lip Treatment for $28 at clinique.com, Sephora, Nordstrom, Macy's or other department store counters.
7. Smith's Rosebud Salve Minted Rose Lip Balm
This cult favorite gently conditions lips with its pot of great tasting soothing balm like no other has since 1892. Buy Minted Rose Lip Balm for $7 at Sephora, Ulta and drugstore.com.
9. bliss Fabulips Softening Lip Balm
This softening lip balm stick leaves lips nourished, supple, and sealed in locked with moisture all day or night. Buy Fabulips for $16 at blissworld.com and Sephora.