BEAUTY
15 Of The Best Lip Balms For Dry Lips, According To Dermatologists
By NOHA ABUHADRA
Best Staple Lip Balm
Those tiny pots of Vaseline Lip Therapy are a staple for a reason — formulated with petroleum jelly and cocoa seed butter, this lip balm is heavy-duty and will keep your lips chap-free all day. Adored by dermatologists and consumers alike, the Vaseline Lip Therapy in Cocoa Butter is available at Target for $3.69.
Best Deep Healing Lip Balm
CeraVe’s Healing Ointment is a great fix for all dry skin, but it excels at treating and healing chapped lips. Like all CeraVe products, it’s made without lanolin and fragrances that can cause irritation, and is composed of petroleum, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides that keep your lips hydrated; find it at Ulta for $10.99.
Best Lip Balm With SPF
Your lips need UV protection all year round, and the eos Ultra SPF Coconut Lip Balm, available on the eos website for $3.69, is a great choice. Dermatologist Dr. Marni Nussbaum raved about how the lip balm “features 100-percent mineral-based sunscreen, so it reflects the sun rather than gets absorbed.”
Best Tinted Lip Balm
Sun Bum’s Tinted Lip Balm not only contains SPF but is available in four different shades, from nude to a warm red, to give your lips just the right amount of color to save you an extra layer of lipstick. You can pick some up at Ulta for $5.99, and enjoy the moisturization provided by the balm’s shea butter and coconut oil.
Best Repairing Lip Balm
If your lips feel beyond repair, try SkinFix’s Barrier+ Lip Repair Lip Balm with a number of healing ingredients like jojoba oil, vitamin E, vitamin B complex, copper, zinc, and coconut oil. Dermatologist Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd recommends this as an everyday lip balm, and it’s available for $15 at skinfix.com.