* The top-rated lip balms for protecting your lips – all for under $10
* Prevent cracks and dryness and provide UV light protection
* Use year-round for soft, smooth lips
Chapped lips occur year-round. Outside of winter, prolonged sun exposure and wind can leave your lips feeling just as dry and cracked as they were during the cold. Even if you don’t suffer from cracked and dry lips, it’s often worth applying lip balm to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. These little tubes fit in your pocket so there’s no excuse to not have a stick on hand at all times.
1. O’Keeffe’s Lip Repair
Ideal for providing instant relief to dry, cracked lips, O’Keeffe’s Lip Repair is an easy answer to pain around the mouth. Each tiny tube helps to heal and repair any breaks in your lips while creating a multi-layer barrier that prevents further cracking. For every application of this fast-acting relief, you can expect up to 8 hours of protection along with soft, smooth lips.
2. ArtNaturals Lip Balm
If you prefer a little variety in life, the ArtNaturals Lip Balm may be the way to go. This set of balms features 6 different flavors, including island coconut, passion pitaya, mango papaya and grapefruit. Each of the balms is made from natural beeswax combined with jojoba, sunflower seed oil and coconut to give your lips protection and a moisturizing experience. Furthermore, the ArtNaturals Lip Balm can be used under or over lipstick and is the perfect size for keeping in your pocket or handbag.
3. Rosebud Lip Balm
The Rosebud Lip Balm comes in a handy tin, which is easy to keep in your pocket or handbag throughout the day. It’s also available in minted or menthol rose and uses a mix of peppermint oil and cottonseed oil to produce a balm that’s both moisturizing and kind on your lips. Finally, the USA-made balm is cruelty-free and contains no gluten.
4. Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm
Instead of the usual tin or tube, the Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm comes in a squeeze tube, allowing you to apply the balm exactly where you need it. Not only does the balm provide relief from cracked lips and dryness, the conditioning ingredients combine to give you protection from the sun and wind, too. Those ingredients include UVA and UVB to create a balm ranked as SPF 25. In addition, you’ll also get to enjoy the in-balm antioxidants and moisturizers that will leave your lips feeling soft and smooth. And, best of all, the Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm is available in 5 delicious flavors, including natural mint, grapefruit and ginger (even though it isn’t technically for eating).
5. Supergoop! Fusion Lip Balm
By harnessing the strength and power of the superfood known as acai berries, this highly effective lip balm is able to protect your lips from the sun’s harmful rays while providing a hydrating, repairing and soothing experience for your lips. Rated at SPF 30+, the Supergoop! Fusion Lip Balm also fights free radicals, repairs oxidation damage and locks in the moisture around your skin. One of the best parts about this balm is the ease and comfort you’ll enjoy when you apply it. Compared to your normal balms, it’s not waxy or sticky and won’t leave a bad taste in your mouth either.