Just like hair elastics and bobby pins, lip balms have a knack of disappearing even though we own approximately 1,000. But now that we’re midway through summer with the sunburn to prove it (you can never wear enough sunscreen, kids) you need to be able to locate at least one lip balm with SPF at all times. Whether that’s a tinted lip balm that looks like lipstick, a dermatologist recommended formula or the highest SPF you can find, be sure your favorite doesn’t go missing like the rest of ‘em.
As a general reminder, no matter what level of sun protection factor you choose, you need to reapply at least once every two hours to keep your lips safe. Feel like you put too much product on your lips? Add even more — you can never have too much.
Keep reading to learn more about the six best lip balms that contain SPF.
If Lipstick is More Your Style
Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner, SPF 15
If you’re a lipstick hoarder who gets excited about swiveling up a brand new bullet, this lip conditioner from Ilia Beauty has got you covered. It comes in six shades (see below for a clear red shade named Woo Hoo) and it’ll give you sheer payoff, as a normal lip balm would.
A price You Seriously Can’t Beat
You’ve probably come across Maybelline Baby Lips before — if you don’t already have a few in your lip balm stash. Besides using it for hydration and sun protection, you can apply this lip balm as highlighter on your cheekbones to create a natural, dewy looking finish.
The Balm You Always Have on Hand
No matter what time of year, Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm always comes in clutch. The Natural Mint & Shea Butter formula is soothing and cooling on your lips, making it ideal for hot days on the beach or chapped, irritated lips.
A Coconut Oil Balm With a Hint of Tint
Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment is a lippie you’ll instantly become addicted to. The coconut oil formula comes in six shades, including one that’s untinted. This will give your lips a healthy flush of color and glossiness.
The Dermatologist-Recommended Formula
EltaMD UV Lip Balm, SPF 31
Recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation and dermatologist Dr. Patricia Wexler, EltaMD UV Lip Balm is more of an SPF than an actual lip balm, but it will still protect dry, chapped lips. Apply the creamy formula every two hours to ensure you’re keeping your lips safe from UV rays.
The Lip Gloss That Turns Any Lip Color Into SPF 50
Supergoop Shine On Lip Screen, SPF 50
For the highest SPF, try out Supergoop Shine On Lip Screen. You can either wear it on its own for a glossy finish (without any stickiness!) or use it as a top coat for your favorite lipstick.