The Best Lip Balms to get your hands on (and on your lips) this Summer!
The SPF Ones:
Balmkind SPF 20 Lip Balm, RRP £13.00
Firm fave, this gorgeous concoction of Lysine, Alpine Rose, Oat Lipids and Liquorice Root is rich in ceramides and packs a punch of long-lasting nourishing, moisture and UVA/UVB protection, keeping lips soft, smooth and hydrated. Vegan-friendly and free from parabens, mineral oil or petrolatum.
Available at balmkind.co.uk
Hello Sunday The One For Your Lips Lip Balm SPF 50, RRP £5.00
Protect your lips everyday with this moisturising lip balm with SPF50 protection from new fave suncare cult brand Hello Sunday! Enriched with Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid this balm will leave your lips feeling super soft and the infusion of Monoi fragrance will leave them smelling like sunshine!
Available at Cult Beauty
Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm SPF15, RRP from £2.99
Everyday SPF 15 sun protection and water-resistant up to 80 minutes, this classic smoothes, soothes and softens lips, keeping them looking and feeling healthy. Now the problem is to choose between Fresh Cherry or juicy Watermelon (a fave) or Yummy Strawberry or Pineapple Mint or Pomegranate or Lime Twist or….
That’ So All In One SPF15 Lip Butter, RRP £9.99
A light texture balm that provides instant elasticity and softness thanks to the Shea butter in the formula and that protects the delicate skin of the lips during sun exposure thanks to its SPF15 protection factor. The buttery formula melts easily and creates an emollient film to provide immediate comfort and softness to your lips without feeling sticky. Vegan friendly.
Available at thatsoskincare.com
Blistex Ultra Lip Balm SPF50+, RRP £2.99
Protects your lips from the damaging effects of the sun with this SPF 50+ as this defends lips from UVA and UVB rays, locks in moisture with effective antioxidants, an hydrating blend of vitamin C & E, which also helps to keep lips moisturised throughout the day.
Best for night-time:
Glow Hub Pep Talk_ Plumping Peptide Rescue Balm, RRP £8.00
Infused with Pink Grapefruit, Rosehip, Avocado and Almond Oils, rich in vitamins B & E, this will soothe, soften, plump and hydrate lips whilst the Peptides cocktail will help to smooth and define the contours and any creases, to deliver the plumpest of pouts!
Kear SofiLip Balm, RRP £7.50
This natural lip balm is a blend of Beeswax, Pure Olive Oil, Sea Buckthorn Berry and Calendula Oils which will nourish, moisturise and protect, making it ideal for dry, cracked and chapped lips, especially as an overnight treatment. And you can choose between Apricot, Cinnamon and Mandarin scented.
Q+A Liquorice Lip Oil, RRP £6.50
Who doesn’t love a good lip oil? Moisturising, plumping, soothing and nourishing, this lip oil is packed with nourishing, plumping and moisturising ingredients like Liquorice Root, Soybean Extract and Prickly Pear Seed Oil to deliver more than just your basic everyday hydration. Brilliant for dry, chapped lips as it will help repair and soothe lips. Vegan-friendly and free from petroleum derivatives.
Available at qandaskin.com
SVR Topialyse Nourishing Lip Balm, RRP £4.00
Like just about everything else from this french pharmacy brand, this lip treatment is brilliant! This reparative and nourishing lip balm enriched with Omegas 3, 6 and 9, soothes, protects and moisturises dry, sensitive, irritated and chapped lips, helping them regenerate, for long-lasting smoothness and hydration. (And Amazon is currently selling packs of 2 for £6.50!).
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy, RRP £11.00
With a moisturising formula which brings with it all the same goodness of their Ultra Repair Cream, it works to heal, nourish and hydrate dry and chapped lips. Protective and soothing, it’s enriched with Shea Butter and Glycerine, and also helps to protect against free radicals, for soft, nourished, smooth lips. Petroleum and parabens free.
Available at Look Fantastic
Illamasqua Hydra Lip Tints, RRP £20.00 each
These ultra-cool lip tints are enriched with Apricot, Peach Kernel and Sweet Almond Oils, to help keep lips soft, smooth, nourished and hydrated whilst delivering a subtle hint of colour. Inspired by the colour mixology techniques used by makeup artists everywhere, they each sport 2 bright, mixable shades which blend seamlessly together to create an uber-wearable Summer hue. Choose between Banoffee (a caramel nude), Grapevine (a subtle true grape purple shade), Swimsuit (a sheer bright red), Mocktail (a rose pink) and Picnic Plum (a soft cool lilac plum shade).
Indeed Labs Peach Hydraluron+ Tinted Lip Treatment, RRP £14.99
A cocktail of Pomegranate Sterols, Hyaluronic Acid, Coffee, Tea, and Tropical Fruit Extracts that work to increase hydration, promote elasticity and replenish the lips’ moisture barrier, keeping lips nourished, smooth and plump all whilst adding a soft tint.
Available at ASOS
Dr.Lipp Superfood Tints, RRP £6.99 each or pack of 3 for £18.00
The original winning formula blends Lanolin with Superfood Plant Pigments of Sweet Potato (a natural pink tint), Elderberry (a sexy burgundy) or Red Radish (a fresh coral), for an ultra-nourishing, moisturising, soothing hint of colour you can use to add tint, glow and gloss to lips, cheeks, lids and any other bits!
Available at drlipp.com
Burt’s Bees Natural Origin Tinted Lip Balm, RRP £5.99 each
With 8 shades to choose from – faves being the warm berry shades of Red Dahlia, Magnolia and Daisy – , you can keep your lips smooth and moisturised for longer. With a blend of Botanical and Bee’s Waxes, Shea Butter and Plant Oils, they will nourish and treat dry lips, for a smoother, long lasting hit of hydration and a sheer hint of colour.
Available at Burt’s Bees
Versed Silk Slip Conditioning Tinted Lip Oil, RRP £9.00 each
There’s nothing quite like a lip oil to keep our lips feeling soft, smooth and nourished. Enriched with Vitamin E, Jojoba, Camellia and Sesame Oils, these will impart a very soft wash of colour with a very highly hydrating, moisturising finish. Available in 3 beautiful hues, you can pick between Blossom (a medium pink), Ruby (a sheer blue-red) or Fig (a mauve-berry shade).
Available at Cult Beauty