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Chapped lips and winter go hand-in-hand – until now.

Regular application of a nourishing and moisturising lip balm is the key to soft, healthy lips. A quality balm will also help to optimise lipstick colour and prevent creasing.

Gone are the days when the good old chapstick was the choice du jour.  Now balms come with SPF for sun protection and contain special ingredients such as bees wax, jojoba oil, cacao, macadamia nut oil and olive oil to name a few.

For those who prefer a more natural lip, tinted lip balms have the added advantage of lip-soothing benefits with colour.

There are also many organic, vegan and natural brands on the market that are chemical-free and cruelty-free.

Simply Google lip balms to find a brand that aligns with your needs and budget.  To help, here are a few of the top-rated lip balms:

Lanolips 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm The Original


Dior Addict Lip Glow Sugar Scrub, $49

Welleco Organic Cacao Lip Balm, $27

Chemical, Certified Cruelty Free, Biodegradable and Recyclable
Dr Bronner’s Organic Lip Balm – Peppermint, $5.95


Sunscreen SPF 15
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream Lip Protectant Stick Sunscreen SPF 15


[Main picture image credit: Irving Penn, ‘Bee on Lips’ 1995]

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