5 Editor-Approved Winter Lip Balms
Baby, it’s still cold outside, and real talk: It’s going to stay that way for at least another two months—time to embrace it. While it’s important to hydrate lips year-round, we’re here to call out a few thicker formulas that protect against those pesky elements leading to chapped and dried-out lips in the winter. Editor approved, these products work better than basic lip balms and glosses, though you can always pile those on top for colour and texture. From supermarket standbys to luxurious splurges, keep scrolling for five balms that will battle the brutal weather on your lips’ behalf.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Dark Chocolate & Mint Lip Balm SPF 15 ($4)
Warning: This stick smells so good (like Mint Slice) it may make you hungry. The lightweight formula contains all-natural ingredients to heal the delicate skin on lips without looking and feeling too shiny.
What we love about Rosebud Salve, another wonderfully scented option, is that it's a slightly tackier formula that gives a glossy look to lips. We prefer this one more for a night out.
Carmex Original Moisturising Lip Balm Tube ($6)
Carmex is officially the big leagues in lip protection and your best weapon in recovery. Getting over the common cold or tackling a ski trip where wind will constantly be hitting your face? This stuff will 100% help you out. Note: It has a medicinal scent you may want to consider before smooching your significant other.
What do you put on your lips in the winter? Let us know your favourite in the comments!