The Best Coconut Oil Lip Balms for Insanely Hydrated Lips
If we've learned just two things during our time as beauty editors, it's that you can never have enough lip balm, and when in doubt, cover every inch of yourself in coconut oil. We're joking, but not really… Say what you want about coconut oil, but when it comes to its luscious moisturising abilities, it's rather unbeatable. Plus, it has omega fatty acid–infused and anti-bacterial perks to back it up. Therefore, it's not all too uncommon for us to wilfully push aside our fancy lotions, butters, and creams in favour of our one-stop-shop tube of coconut oil. Not only does it moisturise in a far superior manner than most other hydrating concoctions we own, it also yields a healthily glowing after-effect we can't get enough of.
So why not spread the love to our lips? We've been known to rub the pure stuff on our pout as a pre-bedtime masking ritual, but for everyday use, a multi-faceted coconut oil–infused lip balm would be twice as nice. And thankfully, many of our favourite beauty brands are delivering. Keep reading for our roundup of the best coconut oil–enriched lip balms money can buy.
Kopari Coconut Lip Love ($16)
If you're not yet familiar with Kopari (the ultimate beauty alchemists when it comes to all things coconut), then consider yourself introduced. We slather ourselves with everything they sell—especially come tropical vacation season—but feel especially partial to this luxe coconut oil lip balm which boasts a pretty, glossy finish. Plus, naturally occurring omega fatty acids keep your pucker in tip-top shape.
Frank Body Lip Balm ($19)
Though objectively unrelated, coffee and lip balm are the quintessential power-couple. After all, they're the first two things we reach for each morning. For the ultimate hit of caffeine and moisture, this cult-favourite version from Frank Body is an editor favourite and a sent-from-the-heavens savior for super-parched pouts. An ingredient list featuring a luxe blend of oils (including coconut, olive, and macadamia), vitamin E, and yes, coffee, gifts lips with the ultimate caffeine fix. Bonus: The brand just debuted two new tints.
Burt's Bees Lip Balm in Coconut & Pear ($7)
We know you already love Burt's Bees (and probably have a lip balm—or three—stashed in each of your bags.) However, from us to you, consider this extra coconutty formula your newest tropical addiction. Amazing scent aside, it's expertly equipped with coconut oil, shea butter, pear fruit extract, rosemary, and more. Lush lips, ahead.
Cocovit Orange & Basil Lip Balm ($22)
Dry, chapped lips are simply no match for this heavenly lip balm from Cocovit. Thanks to coconut oil, rich shea butter, beeswax, vitamin E, and a pinch of oil from orange and basil, the end result is plush, perfectly nourished lips. Plus, every ingredient is organic and ethically sourced from South India.
RMS Beauty Lip And Skin Balm ($36)
By all means, don't stop at your lips. This do-it-all balm from RMS is an enchanting elixir that somehow manages to soothe our under-eyes, lips, fine lines, and wrinkles—even stubbornly dehydrated cuticles. Almost every ingredient is certified organic, and the indulgent combination of coconut oil and vanilla makes our heads spin in the best way possible.
Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Lip Conditioner ($31)
A heavy dose of coconut oil can sometimes verge a tad heavy for sensitive skin—especially if you don't take well to more comedogenic oils like coconut. However, this weightless lip balm from vegan, cruelty-free brand Herbivore is anything but overpowering.
Layer it on lips to correct dullness, dryness, and even pesky discolouration. It's fabulous under lipstick and is infused with the likes of organic coconut oil and Moroccan rose absolute, which nixes inflammation and instantly revitalises a parched pucker.
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