During the winter months, many of us reach for thick, moisturizing creams and serums to combat dryness, but what about our lips? The harsh cold outside and dry air inside can wreak some serious havoc, and lips also need some TLC.
Below we share our top product picks to help you get the softest, smoothest, most kissable lips yet, to wear that bold lip color with confidence or if you find yourself underneath the mistletoe with a special someone.
Buy It: LUSH Lip Scrub, $10.95
Exfoliating your lips reaps many of the same benefits as exfoliating your skin, smoothing away dead skin cells and stimulating cell turnover. Though there are simple ways to DIY a lip scrub at home, LUSH’s lip scrubs get the job done and taste delicious.
The Mint Julips flavor is my favorite, as it leaves lips smooth, minty fresh and with a “protective coating of organic jojoba oil” that keeps lips hydrated. Simply scrub your lips with the sugar scrub and lick off the excess.
Buy It: Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, $26
This heavy duty leave-on lip mask is great for putting on lips right before you go to bed to treat your lips and keep them moisturized all night long. The “innovative, natural formula” features organic agave nectar, jojoba oil, vanilla CO2 extract and the antioxidant trans-resveratrol, which is associated with health benefits.
Buy It: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, $24
This “cult-favorite, bestselling lip treatment” is a bestseller for a reason. It moisturizes, protects and smooths lips, and comes in a variety of shades for those that like a hint of color with the moisturizing benefits. It has an SPF of 15 and its formula contains reparative oils, waxes and real sugar.
Buy It: Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25, $7.50
This emollient balm is a bit thicker than your average lip balm, but in my experience it keeps lips moisturized for longer periods of time, which is always a plus. The original natural mint and Shea butter flavor has a nice cooling effect when it is applied. Its formula is “enriched with superior skin conditioners and antioxidants,” such as Vitamin E, green tea extract and Shea butter.
Buy It: Burt’s Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm, $4
You can “kiss dry lips goodbye” with this 100 percent natural lip balm. Infused with kokum, shea, and cocoa butters, this lip balm gives long-lasting moisture at an affordable price. The product applies very smoothly and provides immediate relief for dry, chapped lips.