Dry winter lips are only normal at this time of year. Lucky for you, we have a selection of lip-smackingly natural lip balms and lip exfoliators to help you restore and soothe dry winter lips. Whether you’re looking for something to combat occasional dryness, soothe sensitivity or prevent the early signs of ageing, our guide to banishing dry winter lips will help you choose the best balm for your needs.
Exfoliators for Dry Winter Lips
Often overlooked, but if you really think about it, you dedicate time each week to exfoliating your face and body, so why miss out your lips? We have two dedicated lip exfoliators:
Ilia Balmy Nights
Steering clear of the synthetic beads that conventional exfoliators contain, Ilia Balmy Nights utilises granules of volcanic stone powder in a handy balm stick making it easy to simply rub over dry winter lips to buff them off.
Bybi Beauty Buffer Lip Scrub
This is ideal for lips that suffer from severe dehydration by buffing the lips smooth with sugar and strawberry extract to slough away dead, dry skin. Sweet almond oil will help restore moisture, priming lips for your balm and lipstick. A touch of cinnamon works to perk up dry winter lips.
For Perpetual Dryness
For those with dry lips, having to constantly apply lip balm throughout the day can become a compulsion. Try these:
Nuori Lip Treat
Firstly, the gorgeous minimalist packaging means that we’re more inclined to admire it or show it off, thus applying more often than we should throughout the day. Secondly, it has some of our favourite nourishing winter ingredients like berry, beeswax, sweet almond and apricot oils, avocado, shea butter and cocoa butter to keep lips soft and protected. Win-win.
Twelve Beauty Hyaluroil Lip Treatment
A botanical powerhouse which acts fast. It’s infused with encapsulated hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, leaving lips plumped, elastic and hydrated. We love the formula, it’s somewhat between a gloss and an oil without being too runny, dense, or gloopy – it feels just right.
Ilia Balmy Days
Full of organic goodness, this dryness combating balm is the perfect anytime pick-me-up for your lips. Use alongside Ilia Balmy Nights for the ultimate lip treatment, or otherwise under one of the Ilia lip colours.
De Mamiel Rose Lip Balm
Our favourite flavoured balm, this subtly sweet, silky balm combines some of our favourite seed and flower oils to restore and hydrate lacklustre lips. Featuring an array of nourishing #SkinFoods such as Manuka Honey, as well as the uniquely hydrating properties of Monoi Oil, makes this little jar of goodness any #GreenBeauty’s handbag must-have.
The Best in Anti-Ageing
Most people won’t go without an eye cream but totally overlook the area around their lips which can be almost as prone to fine lines as eyes. Add these to your beauty regime:
Tata Harper Be True Line Reducing Lip Treatment
Helping to reduce the signs of ageing, this sheer lip plumping treatment contains two of the best natural anti-ageing ingredients from the skincare line. A treat for lips, both Spanish Lavender and Date Palm that have been utilised for their muscle-relaxing, wrinkle-reducing properties. We like to use it at night and blend it just outside the line.
Rms Beauty Lip & Skin Balm
We’re devotees of this powerful blend of antioxidant- and vitamin-rich ingredients, which is good enough to eat. In particular, the Propolis Extract and Centella Asiatica Extract are anti-photoaging powerhouses. The only downside? Choosing between the Vanilla or Cocoa flavours, which are equally delicious. We’ll take both!
For Sensitive Souls
Our selection of lip balms are good enough to eat, but there is the odd sensitive soul who needs to be careful about what they use. The range below have been tried and tested by Content’s most sensitive customers:
Therapi Honey Lip Nectar
This protective and nourishing lip balm with a silky rich texture has been formulated with shea butter, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, Cotswold honey, beeswax and other delightful organic ingredients that will nourish, moisturise and soften lips.
Hurraw Moon Lip Balm
Suitable for sensitive lips, one of our all time favourite overnight lip treatments, Hurraw Moon Lip Balm, features a super-hydrating array of organic ingredients such as vitamin rich Avocado Oil and restorative Argan Oil. For those that find beeswax and shea butter a problem, this is ideal as they have formulated without either. This clever balm also contains some of nature’s finest natural relaxation-inducing aromatherapeutics to help lull you to sleep as it conditions!
Unisex Lip Balms
Let’s be honest, chances are, the special men in your life are probably stealing your lip balm on a daily basis in winter. So why not have them steal these unisex lip balms instead? They’re fuss- , shine- and fragrance-free and therefore they’re favourites of Content boys #FromTheShopFloor.
Absolution Le Baume Lip Balm
It’s packed with wonderful nourishing and organic ingredients like Omega-3 and -6 rich Perilla oil, Marula Seed Oil – known for its anti-oxidant properties – and Calendula Extract, which creates a natural barrier against external aggressions. It also doubles up as a cuticle repair.
Intelligent Nutrients Organic Lip Delivery Nutrition
Boys love this super emollient combination of organic oils like coconut, castor seed and sunflower which is good enough to eat. Non-cakey and non-sticky, it feels light on lips yet ultra nourishing too. Softness guaranteed.