Moisturizing Lip Balms Made to Nourish Dry, Chapped LipsOctober 11, 2022
As far as we’re concerned, it’s impossible to have too many lip balms during any time of year, but when the weather turns cold, we double down on our collection. Come winter, we cling to the most moisturizing lip balms we can find in the hopes of alleviating our dehydrated, dry and chapped lips. Ahead, you’ll find a list of the best lip balms for winter, full of hydrating ingredients like shea butter, glycerin and hyaluronic acid.
Best Lip Mask
Kiehl’s Buttermask for Lips
This rich, hydrating formula contains a combination of coconut oil and wild mango butter that helps nourish and repair your lips overnight, so you’ll be ready to swipe on your favorite lipstick in the morning.
Best Glossy Balm Hybrid
IT Cosmetics Pillow Lips Solid Serum Lip Gloss
Nobody likes a sticky lip balm — and this glossy option is anything but. The lightly tinted formula glides onto the lips with ease and contains hyaluronic acid and collagen for a subtle plumping effect.
Best Luxe Lip Balm
Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells Nourishing Lip Balm
A nourishing blend of acacia honey, rosehip seed oil and vitamin E leaves your lips feeling pillowy soft. The rich formula also helps reduce the appearance of lip lines and gives a subtle plumping effect.
Best for Ultra-Chapped Lips
La Roche-Posay Nutritic Lip Balm
Soothe even the driest of lips with this restorative shea butter lip balm. Glycerin draws moisture to the lips while ceramides help maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
Best Vegan Lip Balm
Mented Cosmetics Balms Away Coconut Lip Treatment
For a subtle sheen and a boost of all-day hydration, reach for this deliciously coconutty lip balm. It’s formulated with shea butter and castor seed oil to soothe chapped lips, plus it’s cruelty-free and vegan.
Best Scented Lip Balm
Glossier Balm Dotcom
Available in a wide range of scents and both tinted and translucent options, we love the sheen this lip balm imparts and how soft and smooth it makes our lips feel. Castor oil, beeswax and lanolin make for a deeply hydrating trio.
Best Multipurpose Ointment
Lanolips 101 Ointment Multi-Balm
This is a rich, caring ointment that can be applied to any dry areas, from lips to rough cuticles and elbows. We like it because there’s truly something for everyone: It comes in tinted and clear options, unscented or in fun fruity scents like strawberry, coconut and peach. Lanolin, the star ingredient, helps seal in moisture.