Hot chocolate, fuzzy socks, soft blankets, scarfs.... and chapped lips-- Winter has arrived!!! Having super dry lips all of the time is the not so fun part of the coldest months to come. Every year, I struggle to try to find the perfect chapstick that will actually work. Certain chapstick brands pride themselves in different areas of expertise whether it be hydration, moisture, or the highest SPF. Here are five chapsticks that include all those and combine it with their recipe, making the perfect lip balm for this holiday season:
1. Baby Lips by Maybelline
This gives your lips renewal and continuous moisture for 8 hours!! It also has SPF 20 so it keeps you protected at the beach. After a week of using it, you’ll have baby-smooth lips. Glow balm is a new type of baby-lips and it reacts with your pH and reveals the perfect shade of pink, which is SO cool.
2. Carmex Original
This lip balm creates a special long-lasting barrier to help heal and soothe lips. It also has camphor, menthol, and cocoa butter to help cool and moisturize. Like most brands these days, it has an SPF of 15 to keep your lips from being harmed by the sun.
3. Clinique Superbalm
This odorless, colorless, lip balm will heal your lips in just about an hour!! The slightly thicker consistency is beneficial for all-day hydration, lasting a long time before you would need to re-apply. It’s a little on the pricey side BUT lasts awhile-- so, it’s totally worth it.
This company has been around for over 50 years! Fun fact, it was founded in 1947. So, you know that their stuff MUST be good. As soon as it's applied, it instantly makes your lips feel better and soothed-- unlike other things like, Vaseline. It comes in a variety of flavors but the medicated is the most recommended and the fastest acting when lips are in need of nourishment.
5. Hemp Lip Conditioner
This lip balm is unique because it is made with Hemp Seed Oil. This oil has an unusually high concentration of fatty acids. This greatly helps repair the skin and keeps it smooth. Hemp brand is found to work the best in the elements-- rain, snow, and sun! It gives off that all-natural, herbal, aroma too. It is also perfect for wearing under or over lipstick to keep your lips full of moisture-- especially matte!
Next time you're due for a new chapstick, consider trying one of these brands out-- there is a lip balm for everyone. You might be presently surprised just how big of a difference it can make. Your lips will be thanking you!!!