Editors' Picks: The Best Lip Balms for Baby-Soft Lips
Finding the right lip balm is an essential part of every solid beauty routine. Ask any lip balm enthusiast: Each has their lip balm, the one trusted product they carry everywhere. It's no wonder lip balm has become a cult-like item for even the most casual beauty fans. Smooth, nourished lips are the key to bringing out the best in your favourite lip product. Lip balm can act as a fantastic base, smoothing the application of lipstick, while the right tinted variation is perfect for on-the-go colour.
Consistency and packaging also play a pivotal role in finding the right balm: Do you prefer yours as a stick or in a tin? Solid or as a cream? We took all of this into consideration when rounding up a batch of our favourite picks. The best lip balms are also available at a variety of price points, from drugstore steals to "treat yourself" favourites that we've included here. Go ahead and pamper your lips with one of these 8 creamy and luxurious formulas.
One of the best organic lip balms is also a drugstore pick: Enter Dr. Bronner's Organic Lip Balm. This product is made for sensitive lips and has zero fragrance or dye. Fans on Target's site, like Steph, say, "I've been plagued with some sort of allergy to common ingredients in lip balm or lipsticks. This stuff is a life saver! It works great and I don't have an allergic reaction to it! Not to mention it's super affordable." With a price like this, we know what we're adding to our cart the next time we're at the drugstore.
Nuxe Nourishing Lip Balm ($20)
If you prefer your lip balm in a jar, Nuxe is a great pick. Its buttery consistency is never overly glossy or sticky and works as a fantastic night treatment. This Parisian beauty secret isn't limited to your lips, either—apply to cuticles to prevent hangnails. The brand also suggests mixing the product with a pinch of brown sugar to act as an exfoliant.
Sisley Paris Confort Extreme Levres Nutritive Lip Balm ($85)
If you're in need of an emergency treatment for super-chapped lips, Sisley's Nutritive Lip Balm is your go-to. Nordstrom user Clarque writes, "I tend to have dry lips, so I have tried many, many different lip balms. This one is the most expensive, but it is also the only one that keeps my lips moist. I put it on first thing in the morning, and then again before I go to sleep. This balm is the best and will keep your lips supple, smooth, and feeling great."
An incredible product at an unbeatable price, Rosebud Salve has over 4600 positive reviews on Sephora—and with good reason. This balm treats mildly to severely chapped lips and can also be applied to dry elbows and knees. Meena73 on Sephora says, "It's sheer and super easy to apply, not at all sticky and the scent is incredibly light." It leaves a hint of sheen on the lips without noticeable colour.
Omorovicza Perfecting Lip Balm ($59)
Hungarian skincare line Omorovicza has the perfect nighttime lip treatment with its conditioning balm. The tingling formula includes key ingredients like shea butter and eucalyptus oil to calm and repair dry skin. User Kat writes, "I have been buying this lip balm now for about four years. It's very expensive for a lip balm, but there's nothing else like it. It has a great scent, feels ultra moisturising on the lips, and gives your lips a non-sticky glossy finish."
Ilia Lip Conditioner ($33)
Ilia's well-crafted line, made with top-tier ingredients, continues with its ultra-moisturising lip conditioner. Made with cocoa butter, jojoba oil, and vitamin E, this lightly scented balm instantly soothes dry, cracked lips. It contains only a very light fragrance and no colour for a no-frills pick that's all about hydration.
Up next, keep reading to see our picks for the best lip masks around.
This post was originally published on April 22, 2015, and has since been updated.