Your Lips Are Still Chapped, We Know They Are
February 12, 2009
It was 60 degrees in New York yesterday, but for some reason my lips are more chapped than ever. We have a feeling many of you are in the same boat, so we took a bunch of our favorite balms onto Better.tv to let you know what will remedy your cracking lips – check them out below and in our Lip Balm Guide .
Most balms are scented, but we’re particularly crazy about these three: Weleda Everon Lip Balm ($4.49) has vanilla and rose extracts, which combine to give it a subtle, pretty scent different from most we’ve tried. Exuviance Multi-Protctive Lip Balm ($8) has a light mint scent (plus SPF 15!) and Tinte Cosmetics Lip Colors ($14) come in a seven fun, retro varieties including cream soda, bubble gum and root beer.
Since it’s on your lips and you wind up basically eating your balm eventually, we came up with a few eco and natural options. Softlips PURE ($18 for 6) is USDA certified organic, and readily available at lots of drugstores. A more indulgent balm, LAVANILA Pure Vanilla Healthy Lip Butter ($16) is a creamy blend of butters, including shea and cocoa. Korres Lip Butter ($9) also contains shea butter, plus a slight tint – and it’s free of parabens and sulfates to boot.
If your lips seem beyond repair, let these ultra-rich formulas come to the rescue. Ren Biomimetic Lip Honey ($19) contains omega 3 and 6 oils to nourish and protect; Snog lip balm ($2.50) is made to penetrate dry lips instead of just sitting on top. AMOREPACIFIC Moisture Bound Lip Treatment ($35) uses bamboo sap for an extra jolt of moisture, and can hydrate for up to eight hours.