Winter comes, the air gets colder (and far less humid), we’re more indoors (with all that forced, hot air) and our lips get dry. Add a pandemic and country-wide lockdowns to the mix, and we’re all in need of a major fix! Here, our top products to soothe and repair dry lips. —Vita Daily
Creating the ultimate clean, luxurious lip balm was always something of a holy grail for Team Goop—and it took Gwenyth et al three full years to do it. Goopgenes Clean Nourishing Lip Balm ($26) has the creamiest smooth-gliding texture that’s pure luxury for lips. Cushy, nourishing, high-performance and subtly scented it’s made with rich, highest-quality botanical oils—coconut, argan, castor seed, jojoba, and sunflower—plus pomegranate extract and shea butter, is as incredible for chapped, cracked or dry lips as it is for every day, and comes in the most adorable package.
Often featured as an influencer empty (meaning IG gals like it a lot), Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Mask ($26) has a softening balm texture that closely adheres to lips for quick absorption. Enriched with vitamin C and antioxidants, its Moisture Wrap technology boasts hyaluronic acid and minerals to form a protective film over the lips to lock in moisture and active ingredients. A generous layer of this soothing mask at bedtime helps reduce flakiness so you can wake up to lips that feel refreshed, supple, and soft to the touch.
You have two lips, why not two balms? The Dr.Belmeur Lip Balm Duo Set ($25) includes the cult-fave ultra-moisturizing lip balm that protects dry lips and a lovely gentle coloured lip balm that moisturizes lips with a natural-looking hue and is suitable for daily use. The kicker? Both balms moisturize without the waxy feeling.