If we were making a list of addictions we can’t seem to quit, lip balm is at the top. If you’re like us, you probably have a few balms stashed in your bag, your desk, your jacket, and your nightstand. We’ve even been guilty of tucking a balm (or two) in the waistband of our pants when our lips were extra chapped. Thankfully, with the right balm, one or two applications per day is all it takes to treat and prevent chapped lips.
When it comes to searching for lip balms to help combat unsightly and painful chapped lips, the more natural the ingredients, the better. Some lip balms include alcohol that can actually make your lips drier, forcing you to constantly reapply the balm. Others simply sit on top of your lips, creating a layer of product that locks in the dryness instead of treating it.
Here are five lip balms that will not only treat your chapped lips, but help prevent chapping in the future.
1. O’Keeffe’s Lip Repair
When it comes to extreme relief, O’Keeffe’s is a go-to, and they’re beloved for their “Working Hands” lotion. They also make a great lip balm, which is available in a pack of one, two or three. The balm provides 35 SPF protection, restoring moisture to your lips while also protecting them.
O'Keeffe's Lip Repair
2. Beessential All Natural Lip Balm
If there’s a natural ingredient that increases moisture, it’s probably found in Beessential All Natural Lip Balm. Just reading the ingredient list is soothing, with the balm including Vitamin E, coconut, shea, beeswax and honey. The Beessential All Natural Lip Balm is paraben free, GMO free, gluten free, and alcohol free, which means it will keep your lips hydrated without the constant need for reapplication.
Beessential All Natural Lip Balm
3. Christina Moss Naturals Lip Balm
If you want to keep your lip balm as natural as possible without sacrificing effectiveness, try Christina Moss Naturals Lip Balm. It’s made with organic, non-GMO ingredients and is free from soy, gluten, corn, chemical fillers and synthetic fragrances, making it the ideal choice for anyone with sensitive skin. Not only does the balm treat and protect chapped lips, it’s safe for babies and works as a great base for lipstick.