It's the Balm: Best Ways to Treat Your Lips


Apparently Mother Nature hasn't gotten the memo: It's spring. Alas, the forecast still calls for flurries and frigid temps.

The winter has been rough on my skin, my hair, my mentality, and--oh yeah--my lips. Good thing I always have a moisturizing lip product on hand. I've got my Laura Mercier Lip Balm in my handbag and my Rosebud Salve is in my back pocket at all times... And, in a pinch, a bit of Baby Aquaphor will always do the trick!

I've rounded up nine absolutely incredible treatments. They not only provide hydration, they also provide a glamorous shine. From drugstore ChapSticks to luxurious lip balms, these nine goodies will keep your lips feeling luscious (and flake-free) until the drying winter weather finally comes to an end. You'll love them so much, you'll use them long into spring.

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 1. Laura Mercier Lip Balm, $22
This super-hydrating balm has vitamins A, C, and E to help condition, protect and soften lips. It also smells like heaven.

2. Rosebud Salve, $6
Be warned: This little tin might just become your next addition. With the fragrance of rose and a rich texture, you can use it on your lips as well as on scrapes and burns.

3. Burt’s Bees Lip Balm, $4
Rejoice—this 100 percent natural formula now available in a squeeze tube. It boasts Vitamin E, beeswax, and peppermint—which acts as a quick pick-me-up!

4. By Terry Rose Balm, $60
A bit of a splurge, this ultra-decadent product can be used on lips and nails. The delicate floral fragrance is delightful too!

5. Aquaphor Baby To Go, $5
You probably already have this in your diaper bag. Use it on Baby’s skin—and your lips too! Gentle and free of fragrances and preservatives, it’s rich, healing, and incredibly moisturizing too. (If it’s good enough for your little one, it’s good enough for you.)

6. La Mer the Lip Balm, $55
Want to treat yourself… and your lips? This cool mint treatment is as luxurious as they get. It provides a protective barrier while intensely hydrating lips.

7. L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm, $10
Made with shea butter this uber-rich formula glides on like a dream.

8. Clinique Super Balm, $15
This super balm is like a drink of water for your lips. Plus, it gives lips a silky, glassy sheen.

9. Honest Company Organic Lip Balm Trio, $8.95
This lip trio includes Lavender Mint, Sweet Orange Vanilla, and Purely Simple options. Organic oils gently moisturize the lips without harsh ingredients and chemicals.

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