The Best Lip Balm for Men in 2020 | GQ
Lip balm is important: The skin on your lips is thinner than it is on the rest of your body, so it’s also the most prone to dryness and cracking. Threats to your lips come from everywhere: sunburn, windburn, cold and dry air, bacteria, cold sores, you name it. It’s a rough world out there for your kisser. For all these reasons, you need a plan to keep that skin strong and smooth—and that solution comes packed into a tiny tube or tin.
A great lip balm is chock-full of nourishing oils like sunflower, castor, or tea tree, and skin-smoothing butters like cocoa or shea. Highly concentrated balms prevent dryness and cuts from worsening, while preserving existing moisture and protecting lips from the daily assault of the outside world. We rounded up seven of our favorite balms (after testing about 700,000 of them). Whether you’re treating chapped lips or preventing the next parching, these are the best lip balms on the market, period.
The Best Lip Balm (That You Can Also Use on the Rest of Your Body)
Rogers RESTORE lip balm
Doctor Rogers’ plant-based lip balm quickly heals the worst cracks, and does so without any potentially harmful ingredients like petroleum, lanolin, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, or fragrance. And because it’s a remix of her cult-favorite “everywhere balm,” this product doesn’t heal and shield only the lips: You can apply it to your cuticles, dry patches of skin, eczema, tattoos, cuts, burns, you name it.
The Best Lip Balm with SPF
Jack Black Intense Therapy lip balm
Your lips need SPF protection too. Jack Black’s balm uses SPF 25 to shield the precious skin from UV rays and harsh ski-slope winds alike. It also delivers vitamin E and green tea, which further protects against skin-frying elements.
The Best Lip Balm for Prescription-Grade Healing
Burt’s Bees medicated lip balm
If you’ve got more than just chapped lips—we’re talking cold sores and fever blisters—then speed up the healing with the menthol- and eucalyptus-infused drugstore favorite. (It goes without saying that it’ll deliver a supercharged fix to standard-level dryness too.)
The Best Scented Lip Balm
Malin+Goetz Mojito lip balm
Malin+Goetz’s mojito-scented, gel-based balm also uses fatty acids to soften and plump the lips on contact, while shielding them from further strain. It’s in a squeeze tube, instead of a roll-on stick, so it’s easy to share some with anyone you’re smooching. (Logistically, this shouldn’t have concerned you in the first place, but still.)
The Best Organic Lip Balm
Dr. Bronner’s organic lip balm
This beeswax balm uses organic oils to hydrate and soften the lips: Jojoba, avocado, and hemp oils deliver nourishment and moisture, while peppermint essential oil gives you the tingle of freshness so you can feel it working.
The Best Lip Balm for Plumping
Blue Lagoon Iceland lip balm
This lip balm packs the same healing powers as the otherworldly Blue Lagoon. And that’s because it uses the same science and technology to deliver nutritious blue-green microalgae. It helps support the lips’ collagen levels, keeping them plump, while a range of butters, oils, and extracts keeps skin soft and strong.
The Best Overnight Lip Treatment
C.O. Bigelow overnight lip balm
The best time to restore (and prevent) dry lips is overnight. That’s because your cells regenerate while you sleep. So you want a product like C.O. Bigelow’s shea butter balm to kickstart the regenerative benefits. Apply some before bed, whether your lips hurt real bad or just need an extra line of defense from cold, dry air. In the morning, you’ll wake with a soft, smooth set.
7 Best Lip Balm Ingredients for Softer Lips
It’s a battle searching for that perfect lip balm to bring out your pout, because let’s be honest: there are so many lip products out there in the market today. So how can you be sure you’re picking out the best one with great ingredients for your lips?
Keep in mind that there are ingredients that work for you and ingredients that don’t work. Not to mention that it’s often the case that it’s a personal preference depending on the scent, brand, and texture you like. To save you some heartache, here are a few common ingredients you’ll find in your lip care products.
Petrolatum / Petroleum Jelly / Mineral Oil
If you thought of Vaseline, you are correct!
Petroleum jelly is also an occlusive that works as a barrier to prevent the skin’s moisture from evaporating into the air while keeping out bacteria and other outside particles from entering the skin. Petroleum, petroleum jelly, and mineral oil are all derived from crude oil. To give another perspective, crude oil is used for multiple purposes, including gas for running your car.
In many cases, it’s the knowledge of crude oil that causes controversy within the beauty industry. But what’s misunderstood is that these ingredients underwent an ultra-refining and purifying process. This process strips away all the impurities present in natural crude oil and leaves behind a clear substance that’s generally safe for using as cosmetics and applying onto the skin.
However, not everyone can tolerate petroleum jelly or mineral oil. While it’s good for some, it can cause irritation and other unpleasant reactions for others.
Some people swear by lanolin as their holy grail for bringing out soft lips. So what is it? Lanolin is a natural and animal-derived product harvested from sheep’s wool. When refined, the outcome is another occlusive that prevents water from evaporating the skin and keeps it moisturized and soft-feeling. Sounds great right?
Unfortunately, there is controversy with lanolin. While it’s generally safe to us, it’s also an ingredient that can be potential allergens and irritate the skin. This is especially the case with people who have sensitive skin, broken, or even chapped skin. If you find that you’re in need of some extra moisture and you’re not sensitive to it, lanolin is great for keeping your lips moisturized.
If you’re all about that honey life, you’re probably aware that raw honey has a variety of healing properties on the skin. It works to hydrate, even out texture, and plump the skin, while destroying acne-causing bacteria with its antibacterial and antifungal properties. The good news is that this ingredient is safe to use for healing your lips. It’s rich in minerals, vitamins, amino acids and antioxidants, which is great for fighting off free radicals.
It’s another popular ingredient that’s mostly included to help provide structure and texture to the lip balms. A good indicator is to see if your lip balm feels more waxy and less greasy, which shows that the product has a higher content of beeswax.
Shea Butter & Cocoa Butter
These two might be comedogenic when slathering onto the skin, but did you know they work wonderfully for your lips? Shea butter is rich in fatty acids and contains key components terpenic alcohols and phytosterols, which heal wounds and sooth inflamed skin. Additionally, cocoa butter is rich in vitamins, from A1, B1, C, D, E, iron, and magnesium. All of these vitamins are nutrients needed to maintain soft and healthy looking lips.
We’re mostly talking about base oils such as marula, coconut, olive, jojoba, almond, sunflower, and hemp seed oils. Basically, these are all oils you can put on your face and achieve similar and beneficial results in moisturizing the skin. These oils contain essential fatty acids which are a rich source of antioxidants, and help to deeply moisturize the skin on our lips while forming a protective barrier.
Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide
They’re also known as ingredients for protecting your skin against the sun! SPF is so important to maintaining your skin’s health, so don’t your lips deserve the same treatment? Finding a lip product that contains SPF is great in protecting not just your skin, but your delicate lips.
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£16, Buy online here
Of the natural brands I tried this was my favourite; not least because despite loving the brand I can’t use a lot of their products or enjoy their spa treatments due to the strong essential oils. A waxy pot of balm, it takes a while to apply enough to make a difference but once on the natural rose, vanilla, calendula and cocoa butter formula creates super soft lips.
Malin + Goetz Lip Moisturizer
£10, Buy online here
While this feels like a thicker, petroleum-based balm, this gel-like formula is actually full of fatty acids which work to hydrate and protect the skin. Containing no nasties and no fragrance, I’d buy it again in a flash. It really works.
Lanolips 101 Ointment
£10.99, Buy online here
You heard it from Dr Bunting above, and I can testify that lanolin really does work when it comes to staying power and long lasting softness for your delicate skin. The original and, in my opinion, best, is the Lanolips 101 Ointment. Beauty insiders love it, as it contains pure medical grade lanolin – and that’s it. Simple yet brilliant; use it everywhere.
Twelve Hyaluroil Lip Treatment
£28, Buy online here
I’m slightly cheating by including this here, as it’s not a balm – but nothing works quite like this treatment oil to soothe and, more importantly, repair chapped lips. Twelve, created by pharmacist and botanical expert Pedro Catala, is a results-driven range which focuses only on the ingredients you need for better skin; in this lip oil is hyaluronic acid, konjac root powder (which helps to naturally condition the lips), antioxidants, organic argan oil and sunflower oil. It leaves lips glossy and healthy looking while making sure chapped skin feels immediately softer and protected.
Sukin Paw Paw Ointment
£6.99, Buy online here or at Holland & Barrett
Paw Paw (also known as papaya) has long been used in skincare – but often, the products you see on the shelves use only a small extract, together with petroleum jelly. However, with no mineral oils (or parabens, if you’re avoiding those too), this multi-purpose saviour from Sukin uses fermented Paw Paw plus castor seed oil to help hold moisture and soothe sore lips and skin. A generous 25ml tube, it’s a great budget buy as well as being vegan-friendly, and perfect for sensitive skin on the lips and beyond; use on any dryness, irritation or even nappy rash for instant relief.
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7 Best Lip Balms 2020
THE WEATHER, heating, and pollution can all play havoc with our lips – leading to dry, chapped chops.
But, don’t worry, investing in the best lip balm will soon see a return to a soft, kissable, pillowy pout.
Hydrate your lips with our selection of the best lip balmsCredit: Getty – Contributor
Most lip balms will be packed with lip-loving ingredients like lanolin, coconut oil, vitamin E and shea butter for a serious surge of hydration.
But others will also offer multi-use properties, from lip balms with tinted colour to pout-plumpers that offer a natural collagen boost.
Some products will even be perfect for tackling other dry patches, nourishing cuticles, and polishing your brows, too.
We’ve rounded up the best lip balms below for super-soft, nourished lips and a chap-free pout.
Keep balm and carry on.
1. Best lip balm overall: Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm
Best lip balm for very dry lips – Nuxe Rêve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip BalmCredit: Cult Beauty
- Nuxe Rêve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm, £11 from Cult Beauty – buy here
Ok, all lip balms are for dry lips, but sometimes you need an extra dose of moisture to banish those chaps and cracks.
Enter the Nuxe Rêve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm (the clue is in the title), for a rehabilitated kissing machine.
Formulated with conditioning plant extracts, anti-bacterial honey and soothing shea butter it kicks cracks to the curb and leaves you with soft, supple lips.
When a lip balm is successfully tested in the extreme cold of the Canadian mountains, you know it means business.
2. Best 100% natural lip balm: Dr. Lipp’s Original Nipple Balm For Lips
Dr. Lipp’s Original Nipple Balm is hypoallergenic
- Dr. Lipps’s Original Nipple Balm, £12 from Lookfantastic – buy here
Loved by beauty-fanatics everywhere, the Original Nipple Balm has become somewhat of a cult classic.
It’s highly nourishing for dry lips but can also be used on sore nipples (hence the name), dry skin, sunburn and to make your makeup last longer.
It’s hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, paraben-free, and basically everything nasty-free, so it’s suitable for infants too.
3. Best lip balm with SPF: Lanolips Tinted Balm
Best lip balm with SPF – Lanolips Lip Ointment SPF30 RoseCredit: Look Fantastic
- Lanolips Lip Ointment SPF30 Rose, £8.99 from Cult Beauty – buy here
Light up your lips with a sheer pop of pink while simultaneously protecting and nourishing them.
Infused with beeswax, lanolin and coconut oil, this lovely lip balm moisturises delicate skin and leaves a healthy, vibrant sheen.
And it packs a real protection punch with a high SPF 30.
It’s multitasking, conditioner, colour, and protector. What’s not to love?
4. Best plumping lip balm: Frank Body Lip Balm
Best plumping lip balm – Frank Body Lip BalmCredit: Cult Beauty
- Frank Body Lip Balm, £6.95 from Cult Beauty – buy here
We love a hardworking hydrator, and it doesn’t get much better than this dryness-beating, pout-plumping balm.
Packed with all sorts of good-for-you-goodies, it’s also a clean product-lovers dream, with natural ingredients like lanolin working to moisturise and protect against cracking.
Coconut, grapeseed and olive oils nourish, while vitamin E soothes irritation.
And here’s the best bit: coffee arabica seed oil helps to improve blood flow and collagen production for a natural plumper pout. Whoop. Did we also mention you can use any excess on your cuticles, brows or dry patches? What are you waiting for?
5. Best drugstore lip balm: Carmex Cherry Lip Balm
Best drugstore lip balm – Carmex Cherry Lip Balm
- Carmex Cherry Lip Balm, £3 from Boots – buy here
Dry, cracked lips? This soothing salve has got you covered.
Truly nourishing, it doesn’t just sit on your lips, it melts in and deeply moisturises.
What’s more, it’s got added SPF 15, meaning it conditions and protects at the same time.
Perfect on its own or for a luxurious lipstick undercoat.
And for under three quid, it’s a must-buy.
6. Best lip balm for dry lips: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Balm
Best lip balm: Star buy – Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Nourishing Lip BalmCredit: Look Fantastic
- Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Nourishing Lip Balm, £20 from Look Fantastic – buy here
There’s no pout that this miracle-working lip-conditioner can’t perfect.
Eight essential vitamins and minerals combine to deliver a heavy hydration hit, while a broad-spectrum SPF 20 protects your lips from further damage, making it perfect for vacations as well as everyday use.
Renowned for its healing properties, this balm is enriched with emollients and vitamin E and, quite frankly, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
It’s not cheap, but you only need a tiny bit to get great results. Go, go, go!
7. Best lip balm with a tint: Nars After Glow Lip Balm
Best lip balm with a tint – Nars Afterglow Lip BalmCredit: Nars/ Cult beauty
- Nars Afterglow Lip Balm, £23 from Cult Beauty – buy here
You can now coat your lips with the same gold-gilded peachy-pink perfection as the iconic Orgasm blusher from Nars.
The Afterglow Lip Balm offers a sheer sheen of non-sticky colour, while the brand’s signature monoi hydrating complex works to maintain your mouth, keeping it crack and chap-free.
Soft, hydrated, super-healthy lips with a luxury glow to boot. We love.
If you’re after a gorgeous coloured balm at the other end of the price scale, you can’t go wrong with Burt’s Bees Tinted Balm for a natural-looking sheen and long-lasting hydration.
What’s the point of lip balm?
Cold and dry weather can draw moisture away from your lips and cause them to dry out.
Lip balms are designed to protect your lips from these external environments and lock in the moisture.
To also protect your lips from the sun, look for one with SPF.
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Best Lip Balms For Men
As much as we love the winter weather and the holiday season, we can’t deny the fact that this season is probably the worst one for our skin.
Let alone the dry patches and flaky skin, one also has to deal with chapped and cracked lips.
Winter affects each skin type in a different manner. However, when it comes to lip care, the harshness of the winters affects everyone equally.
This is why every man must have at least one lip balm in their bag at all times. Here are 7 highly moisturising lip balms for men that you can pick from.
1. Harvest Cocoa Butter Lip Balm
This lip balm for men consists of cocoa butter, honey and beeswax that will hydrate your lips and lock-in the moisture for long hours. It is also extremely rich in Vitamin E, which helps in cell regeneration. This will help you keep your lips from turning dark.
2. Loco Cocoa: Lip Balm & Lip Scrub
If you want your lips to stay soft, a lip scrub is just as important for you. This combo has an all-natural and handmade lip scrub and a lip balm. Scrub your lips at least once a week and use the lip balm daily for soft and moisturised lips.
3. Lip Repair Balm With Vitamin E
Like we mentioned earlier, Vitamin E is a great ingredient if you want to treat dark and dry lips. This lip balm is enriched with Vitamin E along with almond oil and mango butter. The goodness of all these ingredients help in healing chapped lips and also in protecting them from pollution and sun damage.
4. Blueberry & Guava Lip Balms
This combo of lip balms for men consists of two lip balms of fruity flavours. Lightly scented with essential oils, these lip balms have all-natural ingredients and provide intense hydration without any tint.
5. Calendula Lip Moisturiser
Prepared from 100% natural oils and butter, this lip balm is one of a kind. If you don’t live in colder regions of the country, this lip balm is perfect for you. It’s a moisturiser, which means that it will get easily absorbed into your skin. It’s a great option for you if your lips only need light nourishment.
6. Coconut & Vanilla Mint Chapsticks
Next, we have a chapstick combo for you. Within this combo, you will get a Vanilla Mint lip balm with SPF 15 for daytime and a Coconut lip balm for night time. Enriched with natural ingredients, these lip balms will hydrate your lips, promote cell regeneration and protect your lips from sun exposure.
7. Guava & Peach Lip Balms
Lastly, we have another set of lip balms for men by Karmic. Treat those dry and chapped lips with these peach and guava flavoured lip balms. They are enriched with essential oils that nourish, hydrate and protect your lips from the winter dryness.
Lip balms are essential products for men. After all, no one likes dry and chapped lips. Not only do they look bad, but also feel uncomfortable. Give your lips the treatment they deserve with these lip balms and you’ll start seeing an actual difference within a day or two.
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Lip balm is a product that appears in a cosmetic bag earlier than others, even in adolescence, and accompanies us always and everywhere. How do you choose your ideal option?
What is lip balm?
Lip balm is a separate category of lip products, the main function of which is not decorative, but care.The skin of the lips is very thin, therefore, first of all, it is she who suffers from the cold wind, dry air, high or low temperatures. The task of the balm is to create a special protective layer on the lips. Or – to help solve the problem if the lips are still chapped.
Balm nourishes the skin of the lips, prevents moisture loss, helps to cope with peeling and small cracks, heals wounds and cuts. Often, there are also SPF filters in the composition, which guarantee the protection of the delicate skin of the lips from the sun (look for good examples of such products here).
The first lip balms appeared at the end of the 19th century. Today they are produced by both “pharmacy” brands and popular make-up brands, while they are sold everywhere – from specialized cosmetics stores to ordinary supermarkets and gas stations. The most common format is a colorless lip balm. But nowadays, more and more popular are balms, which simultaneously take care of the lips, and give them a light shade (they are called “tint”).
What is included in lip balms?
Compositions of balms can vary greatly depending on the manufacturer (as, in general, and compositions of lipsticks), but active caring and moisturizing ingredients will be required in the list of ingredients. Among them are the following:
- beeswax or vegetable wax (softens and smoothes the skin, makes it more firm and elastic),
- natural oils (coconut, apricot, almond, argan, cocoa, shea, jojoba) – are responsible for moisturizing and nourishing the skin,
- vitamins (groups A, E, C, F) – strengthen and protect the skin,
- plant extracts (aloe vera, chamomile, sage, calendula) – relieve irritation and soothe,
- panthenol and honey – have excellent healing properties.
How to choose a lip balm?
There are three factors to consider when choosing a lip balm.
If you buy a balm for the summer, make sure that the package is labeled SPF and contains moisturizing ingredients. The “winter” version should have a richer texture and as many nutritious ingredients as possible. We’ve collected the best lip products for summer here, and here for the colder lip products.
Determine exactly why you need lip balm.
- Are you seriously worried about the condition of your lips – the skin is cracked and peeling, small cracks and wounds have formed? Give preference to a medicated balm (most likely, in this case, you will see the word repair on the tube).
- Looking for a two-in-one product that simultaneously cares for your lips and gives them color? Take a closer look at toning balm or lip balm.
- Do you need a balm just to keep your lips in perfect condition? Buy a base moisturizing balm with a light texture, waxes, oils and vitamin E in the composition.
- If you are allergic to any ingredients (eg honey), first of all make sure that they are not in the balm.
- Be sure to smell the balm before buying: someone loves rich scents, while someone, on the contrary, is looking for cosmetics without fragrances at all. By the way, if you love sweet smells, you will definitely love one of these products.
- When choosing, consider the form of release of the balm. Which product will be more convenient for you to use – a stick or a solid balm that you need to apply with your finger?
How to apply the balm?
Due to its soft texture, any balm can be spread with your fingertips or applied from a stick directly to the lips.
But if you are talking about a fairly bright lipstick-balm, you may need a special lip brush made of artificial bristles that will distribute the pigment evenly.
Lip balm: 7 types
Nowadays, lip balm is more often a multifunctional product that solves several tasks at once.But depending on the main function and composition, they can be roughly divided into seven main categories.
This category includes products that contain mainly natural ingredients. This also includes those balms that are made at home from improvised means – for example, based on wax and oils.
In this case, the name also speaks for itself – moisturizing lip balms intensively saturate the skin with moisture and prevent its loss.Look for moisturizing on the packaging. In the summer, be sure to keep it with you, as the hot air dries your lips instantly. A high-quality balm is one of the tools that will help quickly bring dry lips back to normal.
This balm has a denser and richer consistency, as well as a composition with a high content of nutritional components. It is better to buy it in winter: it will cope perfectly with the problem of dry chapped lips. Nourishing balms include, for example, Baby Lips Dr.Maybelline Rescue with Eucalyptus and Vitamin E. This product protects lips for up to 12 hours!
Maybelline New York, Baby Lips Dr. Rescue © maybelline.com.ru
Solves specific problems, helps to heal cracks and small wounds (and some balms also cope with more serious problems – for example, herpes).Take a closer look at La Roche-Posay’s Cicaplast balm, which contains panthenol and helps to quickly restore the skin of the lips if it is severely chapped, chapped or chapped. By the way, it can be used even by children. And apply to other areas of the skin that have been affected by the sun (if you have not followed the basic rules of tanning).
Gives lips an interesting shade and shine, while caring for the skin. This category, in particular, includes tint balms (provide a translucent natural effect) and lipstick balms (guarantee a brighter and more intense color).You can find an overview of one of our favorite tint balms here.
YSL, Volupté Tint-In-Balm © yslbeauty.com.ru
Lip balm that contains SPF filters. As a rule, we are talking about SPF 15-25, but for people with very sensitive skin, lip products with higher protection factors are produced – for example, the Capital Ideal Soleil stick from Vichy is labeled SPF 50+.It can also be used for other sensitive areas – in particular, locally treating moles.
Vichy, Capital Ideal Soleil © vichy.ru
This balm will help to visually plump lips due to special components in the composition (for example, collagen or hyaluronic acid). These balms fill in fine wrinkles, making the surface of the lips smoother and more voluminous.A great example is the Infaillible Tube Top Gloss from L’Oréal Paris. It can be applied to clean lips to instantly enlarge them, or spread over a colored gloss for an impressive volumetric effect. Such tools are sometimes called plumpers, read more about this category here.
L’Oréal Paris, Infaillible Tube Top Gloss © loreal-paris.ru
Lip Balm Formats
You most likely buy a single copy of a face powder or foundation, but several lip balms can be stored in a cosmetic bag at once – in different formats and for all occasions.
The most popular balm format, as it is the easiest to use – just twist the stick a little and apply lipstick. It can be either colorless or tinted.
Balm in a tube
Balm with a creamy or gel texture is easier to apply directly from the tube. Try Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells Nourishing Balm, one drop of which is enough to keep lips smooth and hydrated all day long.
Lancôme, Absolue Precious Cells © lancome.ru
Liquid balm (gloss balm)
Liquid balm is essentially a lip gloss that has caring properties. This type of balm is not so common, but if you are more used to using an applicator to apply the product to your lips, it will suit you perfectly. Explore this rating of lip gloss, among them there are those that can quite successfully replace the balm.
Compact size is the main advantage of a hard lip balm: it fits even in a small clutch. You need to apply the composition from a jar with your fingers, patting movements. So you massage your lips and improve blood microcirculation.
NYX Professional Makeup, #Thisiseverything Lip Balm from NYX © nyxcosmetic.ru
This balm has an oily texture, comes in bottles with an applicator like lip gloss, and boasts a higher oil content.For example, YSL’s Volupté Tint-In-Oil contains four of them – apricot, jojoba, coriander and passionflower. The product intensively nourishes the lips, gives them a glossy shine and a light shade (there are six colors in the palette). Read more about why you need lip products in oil format here.
A common colored lipstick to obtain the status of a balm must, firstly, have a soft and delicate texture, and secondly, take care of the lips. A worthy example is Ecstasy Shine Lipstick by Giorgio Armani.This line includes a dozen different shades, the saturation of which can be adjusted.
Giorgio Armani, Ecstasy Shine Lipstick © armanibeauty.com.ru
It seems that these funds – balm and tint – cannot coexist peacefully: the classic tint dries the lips quite a lot, while the balm, on the contrary, is designed to moisturize them.However, a high-quality tint balm combines the best qualities of the two products – it makes the lips a little brighter, but at the same time looks after them perfectly.
The creamy texture, “hidden” in a pencil, is a convenient solution for those who do not like lip products from jars, but have not learned how to evenly paint their lips with lipstick (by the way, have you watched our video dedicated to this topic?). With such a pencil, the process of applying even the brightest balm will take a couple of seconds.Take a closer look at NYX Professional Makeup Chunky Hydrating Lippie, which contains Candelilla and Carnauba wax, sunflower and jojoba seed oil, and vitamin E.
NYX Professional Makeup, Chunky Hydrating Lippie © nyxcosmetic.ru
Makeup Remover Balm
NYX Professional Makeup has an original balm that solves a non-trivial task – removes makeup from lips.Just apply it, for example, over long-lasting lipstick – and remove with a cotton pad. The balm will easily remove color from the lips without smudging the lipstick. By the way, Be Gone! Lip Color Remover can also be applied to clean lips: due to vitamin E and beeswax in the composition with the basic functions of the balm, it also copes with a bang.
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A quality balm can be useful not only for lip care.How else can it be applied?
The cuticle looks dry and sloppy, but there is no special product at hand? Just apply any lip balm on it and massage lightly. Read about other ways to care for your cuticles here.
Instead of eyebrow gel
Apply a drop of liquid balm to a clean brush and comb through your eyebrows. The balm will help style the hair and complete the eyebrow makeup.By the way, lip balm in this case does not have to be transparent at all: colored eyebrows are in fashion now.
As a makeup remover
At the end of the working day, the mascara crumbled under the eyes and smeared, but for the evening there are still important plans? Dab a little lip balm on black mascara marks – you’ll be surprised how easy it will be to remove them with a regular tissue or cotton pad.
As sos tool
If you accidentally scratch or cut your skin while shaving, apply a little panthenol medicated lip balm to the affected area.It will help stop the bleeding and relieve irritation.
To create a hairstyle
Is your styling ready, but a few hairs are missing from the overall ideal picture? Rub the lip balm between your palms and smooth down the unruly strands.
Rating lip balms
Our selection of great lip balms for all time!
Collagenist Re-Plump Lip Care, Helena Rubinstein
This thick balm contains microscopic collagen molecules that fill small folds on the lips, making their surface smoother and more voluminous.Sensual plump lips without injections – and in just a minute! What other beauty tricks can help make your lips look plump? Read here.
Baby Lips Balm Blush, Maybelline New York
Each product in the Baby Lips collection of balms is a bestseller, but the round version is perhaps the most loved. This nourishing balm with oils and vitamin E can also be used as a cream blush. The result is a fresh natural glow (see here).
Lip balm Him / Her, Giorgio Armani
Does your boyfriend often secretly use your lip balm? Let the secret be revealed – give him this version by Giorgio Armani! This moisturizing and nourishing balm is suitable for both women and men. And thanks to the brutal black packaging, it does not scare away the latter.
Rehab Lip Love, Urban Decay
Revitalizing balm with coconut and shea butter will save even in the most desperate situations.Plus, this balm has a mint flavor and aroma that will help freshen your breath.
Butter Lip Balm, NYX Professional Makeup
A tinted lip balm of rare quality: it does not provide a glossy effect, but a delicate satin finish. The lips look well-groomed and beautiful. It contains shea butter and sunflower seeds, candelilla and beeswax, vitamin E, chamomile extract.
Nutritic Levres, La Roche-Posay
This lip balm is one of the most popular products in its category. Quickly repairs dry and chapped lips, even suitable for sensitive skin. For maximum effect, apply a thick layer of balm overnight.
Another proven version of the “pharmacy” product that will help to quickly put the skin of the lips in order.Ingredients include glycerin, shea butter, vitamin E and the famous thermal water. Suitable for those who love balms completely tasteless, odorless and colorless.
Sheer Color Balm, Shu Uemura
As a rule, tint balms are not very noticeable on the skin, but this option is the most daring of all. The balm provides the lips with a neon orange glow (just for fans of trendy neon makeup)! The composition is no less impressive than the shade: ceramides protect against dryness, and the amino acid ectoine moisturizes.
The immodest name “lip balm number one” this tool really deserves: the ratings of the best balms rarely do without its presence. In the composition – a shock dose of oils (olive, wheat germ, cottonseed). In combination with vitamin E and allantoin, this complex moisturizes, nourishes and protects lips from the negative effects of wind and temperature extremes.
Baume In Love, Lancôme
Lipstick-balm for those who would like to brighten the natural lip shade.In a stick, this balm looks bright pink, but on the lips it provides a beautiful color of delicate rose. Lips visually become more sensual and voluminous. By the way, we talked about other proven lip products from Lancôme in this article.
Top Secrets Lip Perfector, YSL
Bestseller YSL can be used instead of lip primer.Let it soak well and wipe off excess with a tissue. The surface of the lips will remain even and smooth, and the bright lipstick will be evenly distributed.
What’s your favorite lip balm? Leave a comment!
90,000 Lip balm: top 7 best products this spring
Lip balm is a universal cosmetic product for women of any age, regardless of the season. Hygienic lipstick can be used to moisturize the lips, but in the spring it is especially necessary to apply a nourishing lip balm.It protects the skin not only from temperature extremes, dry air and wind, but also from the sun’s rays.
Yes, harsh weather in our climatic zone can wreak havoc on the skin: in the spring our lips become a little dry at best, discomfort appears, and at worst, chapped and sore. Cracked lips can allow dust and bacteria to enter the bloodstream, which can lead to sore lips. Then a balm for chapped lips is needed.
The best lip balms, irreplaceable companions of makeup artists and many girls consider – Carmex and Lucas’ Papaw.But there are other great products, for example, moisturizing lip balm, oil for dry lips and others, which will also ideally prepare the skin for applying any lipstick, even of the most persistent and the most matte . We are talking about new products – they will save your lips this spring.
Use one of our top lip balms, whether you’re looking for maximum shine, adding some color to your lips, or just trying to moisturize your skin.
Kiehl’s, Love Oil For Lips
Kiehl’s Moisturizing Lip Oil gives your lips a natural shine and a beautiful, luscious color.The radiant oil deeply nourishes and moisturizes the lips, smoothes the texture and relieves the feeling of tightness. The balm contains a blend of coconut oil, moringa oil and acerola cherry extract to help heal cracked lips. You can buy it in the official store and on the website of the brand, the volume is 9 ml, the approximate price is 649 UAH.
L’Occitane, Lip Balm Shea Delightful Tea Castelbajac
Organic Shea Butter Lip Balm nourishes the lips, making them smoother and softer.Intensively moisturizes dry and chapped lips, protecting against future damage. Repairs chapped skin and protects it from wind, sun and cold. You can buy it in the official store and on the website of the brand, the volume is 12 ml, the approximate price is 279 UAH.
Apivita, Lip Care with Chamomile SPF 15
Lip balm with beeswax and chamomile protects lips from wind, frost and sunlight. Chamomile and propolis have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and regenerative properties, soothing and healing even the most sensitive and chapped lip skin.It also contains provitamin B5 and avocado oil, which nourish and moisturize the dermis. The product does not leave a sticky oily layer on the lips and can be applied both under and on lipsticks. You can buy it on the website, the volume is 4.4 g, the approximate price is 195 UAH.
Acqua di Parma, Fico di Amalfi Blue Mediterraneo
Daily lip balm moisturizes, soothes and protects the skin of the lips, and also has the signature Fico di Amalfi scent. The product contains shea butter and vitamin C, which repair damaged, dry and cracked skin and soothe the dermis.Available for purchase online, volume 15 ml, 17 €.
The balm from the French brand not only nourishes the skin of the lips, but also prevents it from dehydration. Has a pleasant aroma of bergamot, which resembles the smell of French Madeleine biscuits. Thanks to the light texture of the balm, the skin of the lips is improved. The composition includes the amino acid hydroxyproline, which is a collagen synthesis booster, which makes lips plump and softer. A gentle balm that gives your lips a light shine and protects against all weather conditions.You can buy it in the official store of the brand and on the website, the volume is 15 ml, the approximate price is 900 UAH.
Elizabeth Arden, Eight Hours Cream Lip Protectant Stick Sunscreen SPF 15
This lip rescue cream instantly recovers dry and chapped skin, soothes and relieves irritation after sun exposure, and heals cracks. The balm helps protect against the harmful effects of UV light with SPF 15 for eight hours. Also suitable for children and men, as the product is not pigmented and does not leave a strong gloss on the lips.You can buy it on the brand’s website, the volume is 3.6 g, the estimated price is $ 24.
Dior, Lip Glow To The Max
Dior Tinted Lip Balm looks like a two-tone Christmas candy. The peculiarity of the product is not only in its beautiful packaging, but also in the fact that the balm adjusts to your skin pH and lip shade, enhancing the natural color and giving the lips a light shine. The formula is formulated with Mango Oil to moisturize and nourish the skin and protect it from the negative effects of environmental factors.You can buy it in the official store of the brand and on the website, the volume is 3.5 g, the estimated price is 899 UAH.
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90,000 7 best lip balms
Julia Petkevich-Sochnova, author of the BeButterfly blog and columnist at BeautyHack, talks about wonderful lip balms that will come in handy in the cold season.
For those who do not want to sacrifice decorative functions in favor of care, there are cute balms L`Occitane Pivoine Sublime Tinted Lip Balms. Available in five pretty shades. I love pink the most – it looks very cute on the lips. In addition to the color scheme, the balms moisturize the lips, contain the SPF factor, and have a durable and high-quality metal case. They also have a hard stick that does not melt at high temperatures, so they are especially good for travel to the sea and the sun.
Lush Honey Nets is one of my oldest favorite balms, I have been using it for about seven years. Once upon a time it won me over not only with its gorgeous vanilla-honey aroma, which prompts me to eat it, but also with its excellent leaving qualities. The product repairs dry lips overnight and prepares them for a new day!
The most expensive and premium balm I love is 3LAB Healthy Glow Lip Balm. There are so many anti-aging, that is, caring and regenerating ingredients in the composition that it can be confused with a face cream! In fact, this is an excellent balm for use during the day – in addition to the moisturizing it provides, the product works with the ph-factor of the lips and enhances their native shade, so it turns out that there is a symbiosis of beauty and benefit.
About a hundred years ago, a small pharmaceutical company, Everon, was formed. A little later, they created their first cosmetic product, and it became a lip balm. Then Everon was renamed into the already well-known Weleda brand, but that very first product in the range was left, and in memory of its origins, they gave it a name in honor of the original name of the company. Despite such a long journey, the balm copes well with the modern problems of the skin of the lips – dryness, chapped and peeling.
Estée Lauder Genuine Glow Reviving Oil Lip Tint is great for everyone! First, it has a cute design and a cool soft silicone applicator. Secondly, it does an excellent job of weather protection and lip care. Thirdly, it enhances the natural tone of the lips and gives them a wonderful gloss, thereby replacing gloss. Fourth, it has a very pleasant mint aroma and taste.
The most suitable balm for the harsh autumn-winter conditions is Logona Naturkosmetik Rich Bio-Calendula Lip Balm.It is very nutritious, therefore, literally overnight or in a few days, it is able to restore even the most parched lips! It is ideal to use it at night, but it can also be used during the day: due to its dense and dense texture, it creates a protective barrier on the skin of the lips that even the most piercing blizzards will not “break through”. In addition, it has been produced since 1978, and time is the best indicator of quality and efficiency.
If you suddenly fly to the sea or just to a hot country with a scorching sun, then do not forget to take sun protection for your lips! For these purposes, La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Stick Sensitive Lips, which has a high protection factor, is perfect.In addition, it moisturizes the lips and prevents them from chapping, and is also very economical: he saved me on several trips. If you are not against canned lip balms, then I know another great option – “Dudong” Erborian Doudoune for Lips. It softens instantly, feels very pleasant on them and is great for use at night, when it works to restore the skin of the lips. And after a couple of applications, the application turns into a soothing ritual, so it lies on the nightstand next to the bed and waits in the wings every day.
I will complete the selection with one more effective balm, more precisely with the line of Kiehl’s Lip Balm # 1. They are available in the assortment of brands with various aromas: everything is good for my taste, but in the autumn-winter period, the hands (and lips) are drawn to the cranberry, and in the spring-summer to the mint. If I know that in the morning I will apply demanding and capricious lipstick, and my lips are far from being in perfect shape, then these balms are able to urgently (during sleep) solve this problem! For use in the daytime, they do not suit me so well (they are quickly eaten), but at night they are ideal!
90,000 Top-rated best lip balms
Lip balm is an indispensable attribute of any women’s cosmetic bag.Providing emergency assistance to delicate skin, it saturates it with nutrients and trace elements, effectively eliminates flaking and roughness. If in the summer, many neglect its use, then the harsh winter months are forced to buy care products to avoid dryness and cracking. Next, we will tell you about the features of the choice and the importance of using!
Contents of the article
- Varieties, selection and application rules
- What is this
- What’s in
- Features of choice: which nourishing lip balm is the best and most effective
- How to apply
- 7 main types
- 5 non-standard uses
- Rating of the best lip care products
- The best in the moisturizing category
- Best in Nutritional Category
- Complex action
- Best in Treatment Category
- For children and adolescents
Varieties, rules for selection and application
Today you can buy lip moisturizer both in a cosmetic store and in a regular pharmacy.There is no clear and unambiguous answer to the question of what it refers to (beauty products or health products). However, some consider it to be a cosmeceutical – medical cosmetics.
The algorithm of use is extremely simple – you just need to apply a small amount to the skin and distribute evenly over the entire surface. It begins to act instantly, and after a couple of seconds the feeling of dryness or tightness completely disappears. It is especially important to use this product in the autumn-winter period, when the skin suffers from frequent temperature changes and aggressive environmental influences.
What is it
Lip balm is a separate category of care products, the main task of which is to moisturize and restore damaged skin. Since the layer of the epidermis covering the lip mucous membranes is rather thin, it needs delicate complex care. The balm film acts as a kind of protective barrier, which protects the delicate layers of the skin from a dry climate, harsh wind, ultraviolet radiation and other adverse factors.
Another name for a restoring product is widely known – hygienic lipstick. As a rule, it applies to those funds that are enclosed in special sticks.
What is included in the composition
The chemical formula of the caring balm-shine is presented:
- natural oils, which provide nutrition and hydration of the skin;
- wax (in pharmaceutical products, as a rule, bee wax is used, and in cosmetic – vegetable wax), which normalizes the water balance, increases firmness and elasticity;
- herbal extracts that provide an antiseptic effect, relieve inflammation;
- vitamin complexes responsible for strengthening the barrier functions of the skin.
Some products contain panthenol and honey components that promote faster healing of small cracks and wounds. How to do it yourself –
Features of choice: which nourishing lip balm is the best and most effective
When choosing the right moisturizer, start from the following factors:
- Usage time. If light and weightless textures are suitable for summer, then for winter you need to stock up on denser and softer options.
- Appointments. Strictly decide what you are buying lipstick for: as a base for the main shine or for the treatment of dryness and flaking.
- Personal preferences. Perhaps this is one of the most significant factors.
In addition, it is necessary to ensure that there are no ingredients in the composition that can cause an allergic reaction.
How to Apply
Due to the soft, fast-absorbing texture, balsamic products can be applied with fingertips.If we are talking about hygiene sticks, then they are distributed by analogy with ordinary lipsticks.
7 main types
Next, we will talk about all the existing varieties, in order to understand which lip balm is better, it was easier.
This category includes hypoallergenic, created on the basis of natural ingredients and ingredients. As a rule, beeswax or vegetable oils are used as a base.
The name speaks for itself – these are products that provide intensive nourishment and hydration of the skin. To consolidate the result, they are used by the course.
A distinctive feature is a dense structure that creates a protective film on the surface of the lips. It not only saturates the skin with useful vitamins and microelements, but also protects them from negative ultraviolet effects.
These lipsticks increase the regenerating properties.The results will become noticeable after the first use – small cracks will heal, the wounds will soften and begin to heal.
In addition to the caring effect, it slightly tints, giving a certain shade. Replaces the classic shine during the recovery and treatment of pathological dryness.
Especially useful in summer, avoiding the negative effects of sunlight.To maintain the protective effect, it must be renewed every one and a half to two hours.
For lip augmentation
Balms with a gel consistency slightly enlarge the lips, giving them a seductive swelling. At the same time, they carefully care for the condition of the epidermis, maintaining the required pH level.
Cosmetologists recommend keeping several types of hygienic lipsticks in a cosmetic bag at once – for all occasions. We will briefly characterize all existing species, help you make your choice.
One of the most popular formats, simple and easy to use. It can be both colorless and tinted.
Products with a gel or creamy texture with increased moisturizing properties. Ideal for daily use, may be difficult to apply in public places (work, walking, etc.) as they are spread with fingers.
Familiar format, complemented by a convenient applicator brush. It is well distributed on the skin, does not cause discomfort.
Compactness is the key advantage. Fits even in the smallest clutches, applied with fingertips.
Some people may not like the oily texture, but it has a number of important advantages. First, it delicately cares for the skin, nourishing and vitaminizing them.Secondly, it creates a reliable protective barrier that can withstand external stimuli.
Contains nutrients and components, unlike ordinary ones. In addition to decorative, it performs a caring function, protects lips from negative influences.
This is a matting agent with a dense coating. It would seem, how can it moisturize? It’s simple: the innovative formula, including oils and vitamins, gently cares for the epidermis, activating regeneration processes.
Creamy, enclosed in a pencil format – a convenient option for those who live life literally on the run. Easy and convenient to use, effectively moisturizes the lip surface.
The NYX line has a very extravagant balsam product for make-up removal. This is a real find for those who are accustomed to using highly pigmented tints that eats into the skin.
5 non-standard uses
How else can you use a beauty moisturizer for your lips?
- For cuticle care. Apply a small amount to your fingers and massage thoroughly – the manicure will begin to look more well-groomed.
- For fixing eyebrows. The liquid balm can replace the fixing gel by giving the brows the desired shape.
- Make-up remover. At the end of the day, shadows can crumble, forming unsightly prints.Just put a couple of balm drops on them and remove everything with a dry tissue.
- For creating styling. In an emergency, the tint will help to fix naughty curls, laying them in the right sequence.
- For the elimination of peeling on the face. Easily replaces moisturizers but clogs pores.
Also, it can act as a sos-agent, quickly restoring damaged integuments.
Rating of the best lip care products
Below you will find several selections of the best caring beauty products in different functional categories.
The best in the moisturizing category
Which products are most effective in fighting dryness and flaking? Answers further!
Rexaline Hyper-Hydrating Repairing
Contains hyaluronic acid and nourishing oils. This combination allows you to quickly smooth out wrinkles and roughness, level the surface. Available in twelve milliliter tubes with a convenient dispenser.
Red protective lip balm for the winter – the best regenerating lip balm in our top rating, it provides intensive nourishment and hydration, saturates the skin with essential microelements.Can be used as a base for pigmented lipstick.
Yves Rocher Honey & Muesli BIO
Completely natural product with a hypoallergenic formula. Does not cause redness and irritation, removes the feeling of dryness and tightness, protects against ultraviolet rays.
Nivea Aqua Care
A quality budget option that should be in any cosmetic bag. Instantly eliminates discomfort, takes care of the condition of the lips.Low cost is a key benefit.
The best in the nutritional category
Similar products are ideal for age-related care, recommended for use in the winter season.
Soleil Noir Stick Levres SPF 30
A popular moisturizing medicated lip balm in a stick. The main purpose is protection from UV rays. However, in addition to this function, the product also saturates with essential trace elements, avoiding dullness.
Darphin Age-Defying Lip Balm
It has a lifting effect, smoothes cracks and wrinkles, removes “seizures” in the corners.It may roll off during prolonged wear, so it is recommended to refresh the top layer every 2-3 hours.
The absolute leaders in the cosmeceutical industry are considered universal products that affect the entire range of problems.
EOS lip balm
A couple of years ago, this brand made a splash, becoming the main must-have of all girls. Today, you can purchase it at any beauty store or order it online.
Velvet sponges “Protection and nourishment”
Tint balm-tint, which not only tints, but also delicately cares for the skin. Creates a light noble glow that adds a piquant accent.
The best in the treatment category
If you are looking for a purely revitalizing effect, we advise you to pay attention to the following selection.
Classic Carmex Moisturizing
Balm, which until recently could only be bought in America.Today it is actively sold in Russian stores, which is good news.
Hurraw Night Treatment
Organic, lightly scented. Ideal for overnight use, removes all roughness and imperfections within six hours.
STYX Rose Garden lip balm
The best care option for cold and dry winters. Restores and nourishes the damaged surface, gives a light glow.
For children and adolescents
Children’s skin is particularly tender, and therefore needs delicate care.
Lux Visage Girl-Kitty
As part of the popular yellow dry lip balm in a tube, sea buckthorn oil and vitamin E – what can better moisturize a dehydrated epidermis? A pleasant bonus is a sweetish aftertaste and unobtrusive aroma.
Has a hypoallergenic composition, does not provoke redness and irritation. Gently cares for the skin, protecting it from aggressive environmental influences.
90,000 Best Lip Balms – 2019-2020 Ranking
The skin of the lips is the most delicate and sensitive, and most of all negative factors affect their appearance.Without proper care, dryness, peeling, cracks, inflammation quickly appear, which give a sloppy and unhealthy look, even with super makeup.
If we add to this the excessive attachment of women to long-lasting matte lipsticks, the result: dry and dehydrated lips. Restorative, moisturizing, protective and healing balms or hygienic lipsticks will come to the rescue, which will return the skin of the lips to a healthy look.
Top makeup artist and beauty expert
The most important lip care against chapping and dryness is a balm!
My favorite balms that I use for care and recovery every day:
1.One Hundred Beauty Recipes
2. Pure Line
5. Viviene Sabo
6. Lucas Papaw
Top 10 Best Lip Balms
The rating of the best lip balms contains the most popular and well-proven products based on positive customer reviews and high expert ratings.
10 Librederm Hygienic lipstick Aevit
9 Organic Shop Lip Balm Organic kitchen Toffee Candy
8 La Cree Lip Balm
7 Pure Line Anti-chapping Lip Balm
6 Lucas’ Papaw Lip Balm
5 Nivea Lip Balm Basic Care
4 Himalaya Herbals Carrot Seed Oil Lip Balm
3 Maybelline New York Lip Balm Baby lips
2 Belweder balm Protecteur
1 Neutrogena Lipstick Norwegian formula
90,000 7 best lip balms from summer collections
Whatever one may say, the summer will enter its domain, if not today, then exactly in two weeks according to the calendar.Consequently, preparation for this bright and hot period should be carried out even more thoroughly than all the previous months in anticipation of it, because there is time for force majeure situations caused by the lack of the correct sun cream with the required SP factor and trips to various kinds of epilation procedures , there is critically little left. However, if regular sports, active rest, a balanced detox program have already left an indelible and much-desired imprint on your body, then you just have to take care of updating your cosmetic bag, replacing matte, dense lipsticks with light vibes and bright, shining lip gloss on a gel or water base.We have compiled a list of the 7 best, in our opinion, options that can be a great addition to summer looks.
1. Dior Addict Fluid Stick
The summer Tie Dye collection of the Dior Haute Couture line has been replenished with bright and long-lasting water-based glossy fluids, instead of the usual wax for winter lines, which led to its maximum lightness. In addition to the fact that they are practically not felt on the lips, Dior Addict Fluid Stick gives lips deep hydration and protection from the negative effects of the sun’s rays.
2. Lancôme Juicy Tubes
Tubed lip glosses have become traditional for Lancôme, which this year has expanded the French Paradise collection with three neon shades, while retaining the formula and texture of the products familiar to fans of the brand.
3. Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer
The new collection of lip polishes from Marc Jacobs is the perfect solution for those looking for rich and long-lasting shades.The glossy texture covers the lips with an even, dense layer, while the shine effect gives them more volume.
4. Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupte
Inspired by vibrant Marrakech, with flowing labyrinths of narrow streets, colorful bazaars, kaleidoscopes of intricate sculpting and mosaics, the YSL Saharienne Summer Cosmetics Collection also contains rich lip gloss shades that are ideal for matching complexion and giving it more freshness.
5. Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color
The Laura Mercier line of lipstick tints with a liquid texture contains nine shades, each of which will be an excellent addition to a summer beauty wardrobe.
6. Givenchy Gelee D’Interdit Croisiere
The main advantage that distinguishes Givenchy lip gloss, included in the summer Croisiere collection, is not only a pleasant palette, but also hyaluronic acid, which is part of their composition and helps to give the lips more volume by naturally improving the microcirculation of blood in them and deep hydration.
7. Chanel Lèvres Scintillantes
Chanel cosmetics line with the Mediterranean name Méditerranée has been replenished with glossy shine with a gel texture that provides lips with not only bright color, but also proper care and hydration.
90,000 TOP-8 Best Lip Balms – 2021 Rating
Lip Balm is a hygienic lipstick designed to moisturize, nourish (dry), restore and protect the skin in winter from the negative effects of low temperatures and wind.In order for a product to cope with such tasks, it must include active and natural ingredients. We studied the available offers on the market and selected the 8 best lip balms out of 50 options according to the above criteria. The TOP is compiled on the basis of customer reviews, test results and expert opinions, and is also intended to facilitate the choice of a reliable cosmetic product.
Lip balm which company is better to buy
There are many cosmetic companies on the market, but not all of them can boast of safe, high-quality, affordable, effective and easy-to-use balms.We studied the offers of 30 companies and, on the basis of this, selected 8 of them, whose products, in fact, were included in this TOP. Among the leading brands are American, French and Chinese. This is how the list of the winners of our rating looks like:
- Eos – balms of this brand guarantee 100% moisture to lips, giving them freshness, healthy and beautiful appearance. The brand’s products are organic, made on the basis of natural ingredients and do not harm the skin.When using it, a negative reaction usually does not arise, which makes it popular. The composition is free of parabens, phthalates, silicone and other synthetics. They are available in interesting packaging and catch the eye with their spherical shape, however, not everyone considers it convenient.
- Carma Laboratories, Inc – The company was founded in 1937, when its creator, Alfred Walbing, manually prepared a balm to get rid of dry skin and numerous cracks. It contains camphor oil, lanolin and menthol.The inventor began to replicate his products only in 1973, and since then this trade mark has been considered one of the leaders in terms of sales of cosmetics in more than 70 countries of the world. The assortment of Carma Laboratories has both budgetary funds and options in the middle price range. She makes some of the best lip balms at an affordable cost.
- Bobbi Brown – the brand is considered one of the best in America. The company was founded by a female makeup artist whose beauty secret lies in staying natural under all circumstances.Among the creator’s values are comfort, naturalness, harmony in appearance. Bobbi Brown products are represented in more than 60 countries around the world. Despite its popularity, it remains accessible to people with different incomes.
- Belweder – The emergence of this company is associated with an increase in the number of people suffering from allergies to various cosmetic products. This firm has taken responsibility for developing safe products that do not cause side effects. The success of the brand is ensured by the use of unique formulations developed taking into account the needs of women in natural beauty.At the same time, high quality products and a reasonable price are combined here.
- Himalaya Drug is an Indian cosmetics company since 1930. Its main office is located in Bangalore city. Among its competitors, it is favorably distinguished by a competent combination of plant components that enhance each other’s action and make the use of the company’s products even more effective. Himalaya Drug balms are created from plants grown in natural conditions, without the use of hazardous fertilizers and chemicals.
- Yves Rocher is a French, world-renowned company for the production of cosmetics, including care products. It offers products of the middle price range for buyers of different purchasing power. The company focuses on the naturalness and safety of the raw materials used in the process of creating cosmetics. Natural oils, vitamin E and many others are often found among its components. other. The product smells good and is easily tolerated by the skin.
- Nivea is one of the oldest cosmetic brands on the market, which was registered in 1911.Then the cream was put on the market, and after a while various masks, soaps, balms began to be produced. In Russia, the Beiersdorf division is responsible for selling the company’s products. Nivea products are valued for their safe and effective formulation, which includes mostly natural or semi-synthetic supplements. At the same time, they have an optimal ratio of quality and price, which makes her lip balms one of the best on the market.
- Oriflame is a company offering a wide range of cosmetic products, including medical ones.She has a variety of balms that increase volume, change shade, and help restore skin. The price of funds from this company is very democratic and it is not difficult to acquire them; this can be done both from the representatives of the brand and on its official website.
Those looking for budget products should pay attention to the offers from Nivea, Oriflame or Belweder. Eos and Carma Laboratories operate in the middle price range. Premium products are offered by Himalaya Drug, Bobbi Brown and Yves Rocher.
Rating of the best lip balms
This TOP was based on real customer reviews, expert advice and the results of our own tests. While preparing this rating, we paid attention to the following points:
- Type of product – medical or cosmetic;
- Volume and form of issue;
- Odor and color;
- Economical consumption;
- Consistency and ease of application;
- Lack of hazardous additives;
- Skin reaction;
- The speed of obtaining the desired effect;
- Duration of the results obtained;
- Lack of side effects and discomfort;
- Value for money;
- Availability in pharmacies and shops;
- Does it look natural on the skin?
Also, when compiling the rating, we took into account the reputation of the company, since it often happens that firms, due to their high positions in the market, inflate their prices.
The best moisturizing lip balms
Before compiling this TOP, we studied 10 different products from the budget and premium categories. Based on the results of their analysis, 3 best balms were selected. They stood out from other options for their efficiency and safety.
Eos Vanilla Mint
This is the best choice of lip balms with the best value for money.It provides deep hydration to the skin due to the inclusion of Shea butter and vitamin E, gives it smoothness and a beautiful, natural shine. Thus, it is possible to take care not only of their appearance, but also of their health.
Eos Vanilla Mint balm is indispensable in winter, because it perfectly protects the mucous membrane from chapping and contributes to its rapid recovery in the presence of cracks. The choice in its favor is made, in particular, because of the light refreshing scent of vanilla mint, which persists for a long time.
- Pleasant smell;
- If accidentally swallowed, it will not cause discomfort;
- Stays on the lips for a long time;
- Virtually no synthetic components;
- Difficult to counterfeit due to security barcode;
- “Grinds” the surface;
- Convenient form of release, with a rounded end.
- At first, there may be a feeling of sticky lips.
In the reviews they write that Eos Vanilla Mint, if necessary, can be easily washed off with clean water or a napkin, without leaving an unpleasant aftertaste. This became possible due to the absence of phthalates, petroleum jelly, paraffin, gluten in the composition.
… I tested Carmex Pomegranate lip balm from the rating and I can say that it has both therapeutic and cosmetic effects – heals cracks, prevents their appearance, gives smoothness…….
This is a budget balm from a series of medicinal, and in winter it will be very useful. It comes in a convenient package, in the form of a stick that fits easily into your purse. The peculiarity of this tool lies in the possibility of its use as a base for applying ordinary lipstick, which increases its durability.
The reviews also indicate a pronounced lip augmentation with Carmex Pomegranate, which makes them more beautiful and “alive”.This effect is provided thanks to oils and vitamin E, which, by the way, also deeply moisturizes the skin, protecting it from cracks. In addition to this, the negative effects of sunlight and poor quality water are prevented.
- Pleasant smell of sweet pomegranate;
- Good texture;
- Fast recovery effect;
- Makes lips smooth;
- Gives the surface a natural shine;
- Easy to apply.
- Not the largest volume among competitors – 4.25 g.
Belweder moisturizing with aloe extract
This product was included in the rating of the best due to its bright healing effect. It gives the skin softness, elasticity, smoothness, silkiness within a few minutes after application. The results obtained are stored for a long time. It is also important here that with its help it is possible to avoid the appearance of cracks and quickly eliminate the consequences of weathering.Belweder is highly appreciated by elderly women who want to prolong the youthfulness of their lips, since due to the presence of vitamin E in the composition, it acts as an antioxidant.
- Volume in 7 ml;
- Leaves a natural shine;
- Suitable for application before lipstick;
- Designed for all skin types;
- Economical consumption;
- Pleasant consistency, does not spread over the surface.
- Must be applied with applicator;
- The frequency of application should be at least 3-4 times a day.
The best lip balms with oils
These products are very useful in winter, when the skin suffers from chapping and low temperatures. They are designed to moisturize it and protect it from cracking. For this purpose, the 3 lip balms presented in the ranking work best. They have been selected from the 10 most popular beauty products.
Bobbi Brown Lip Balm SPF15
Compared to previous participants, this product is enriched with more oils – olive and wheat germ.This means that the skin is provided with reliable protection against cracking and discomfort, bleeding and burning sensations. It is also pleasant that with its help additional volume is given to them, and this is especially noted in the reviews of the owner of thin lips. The inconvenience here lies only in the fact that the product is not produced in the form of a stick, as usual, but in a jar, and therefore it must be applied, for example, with a brush.
- Easy to combine with pencil and lipstick, also from the same brand;
- Long-term moisturizing effect;
- Does not roll on the surface;
- Holds for a long time;
- Smells good;
- Looks natural.
- Very hard texture, not always convenient to spread over the lips.
According to customer reviews, Bobbi Brown Lip Balm SPF15, when stored for a long time in a cool place, becomes thicker, so it is better to apply the product with your fingers.
Himalaya Herbals with Carrot Seed Oil
Introducing one of the most effective remedies, it deserves attention for its safety and fast results.The composition of the cosmetic product does not include hazardous chemical additives, and therefore no side reaction occurs. It is very convenient that the balm is sold in a tube with an applicator for ease of application. The mass is easily squeezed out and distributed over the surface without any problems. Its color is slightly white, which indicates the absence of synthetic dyes.
- Protects against cracks;
- Accelerates skin healing;
- Effective for herpes;
- Eliminates jamming;
- Relieves increased dryness of the lips;
- Does not flow at high temperatures.
- Slightly sticky;
- Not very pleasant to the “taste” due to the content of petroleum jelly.
Himalaya Herbals balm is available in a 10 g tube and this amount is enough for at least two weeks of regular use.
Yves Rocher Shea
This is another balm that combines both therapeutic and cosmetic functions. Reviews show that it quickly restores damaged skin, soothes it when chapped in winter, deeply moisturizes and eliminates bleeding.After getting rid of these problems, a feeling of comfort returns to the person, and this applies to both women and men, for whom this remedy is also designed. We must pay tribute to the manufacturer for the fact that he took exclusively natural ingredients as a basis, this guarantees delicate lip care.
- Affordable price;
- Convenient packaging;
- Ease of application;
- Does not wash off for a long time;
- Pleasant aroma;
- Optimal texture.
- Not detected.
The best lip balms with tint
Such products are very rare on the market. They are distinguished from ordinary products by a pronounced cosmetic effect, which manifests itself in giving the skin a different shade. For this purpose, the two best lip balms according to customer reviews, which are described below, do an excellent job.
Nivea Pearl Shine
This balm is intended for people over 18 years of age, and its advantage over other products lies in the possibility of using it in case of increased sensitivity of the lips.This can be explained by the presence in the composition of hypoallergenic components of natural origin – jojoba and shea oils, grape seed extract, but there is still a small amount of synthetics here.
The cosmetic product is easily applied to the skin and spreads without problems due to its optimal texture and consistency. Due to its long-lasting moisturizing and nourishing effect, it is not necessary to use it too often, it is enough to use it once a day. That is why it is enough for a rather long period, about a month.The Nivea Pearl Shine lip treatment results in silky, soft and velvety lips that look beautiful and healthy.
- European quality;
- Suitable for all skin types;
- Relevant both in summer and winter;
- Leaves no marks on the lips;
- High resistance to water;
- Gives a natural, beautiful color.
- Low gloss;
- Not for men;
- Does not apply to medicinal products.
Oriflame The One Color Adapt
Despite its rather low price, this tool is very popular. There are several reasons for this – the chameleon effect, which gives intrigue, reliable protection of the skin from dryness, wind, poor-quality water, and the sun. Reviews of the best Oriflame The One Color Adapt lip balm show that it effectively prevents the unpleasant sensations of dehydration. After application to the surface, the composition does not spread due to its optimal consistency.With its help, the effect of smoothness and additional volume is created, the lips become brighter, but at the same time their shade remains natural.
- Covers lips with a thin protective film;
- Does not tighten the skin;
- Washes off slowly, even when exposed to water;
- Does not cause an allergic reaction;
- Perfectly combined with other cosmetic products.
- Small volume – 1.6 g;
- Initially leaves a slight trace, which then disappears.
Which lip balm is better to choose
Those who plan to use the product mainly in winter should pay attention to cosmetic products containing various oils that perfectly moisturize the skin. To restore it in case of damage and bleeding, herpes and traces of teeth exposure, the option with the presence of vitamin E in the composition, which accelerates tissue regeneration, will be relevant. If the lips are naturally not very bright in color, then it is best to choose a tint balm.At the same time, it is most convenient to take the one that is made in the form of a stick on the road.
Here’s what kind of lip balm is best for the current situation:
- If your lips are rough, then Eos Vanilla Mint will help you fix the situation.
- For heavy weathering, it makes sense to use Carmex Pomegranate.
- In case of large cracks and bleeding, consider purchasing Belweder Moisturizer with aloe extract.
- If you need to achieve an effect of additional volume, then Bobbi Brown Lip Balm SPF15 can correct the situation.
- Himalaya Herbals perfectly copes with seizures and herpes with carrot seed oil, which belongs to medicinal products.
- Owners of sensitive lips should pay attention to the Yves Rocher Shea balm with a hypoallergenic composition for delicate care.
- To make the mucous silky smooth and at the same time to quickly restore it after the negative effects of wind and low temperatures, you can use Nivea Pearl Shine.