The temps have dropped and our lips are officially drier than the Sahara. If winter has your pout in a painful state, you can't go past five of the best lip balms on the market.
1. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Intensive Lip Balm
If you couldn't already tell from the name, this lip balm is praised for its intensive healing properties.
"I have had a hard time looking for the perfect lip balm (I have skin issues, where my lips just get all chapped, red, flaky, and itchy whenever I use any lip products) but this one has been working so well for me! I've been using it for a little bit over a month now and so far the issues I've had in the past have not resurfaced. Will definitely keep my fingers crossed that this continue to work for me!" says one reviewer.
2. Maybelline Baby Lips
At only $4 a pop, this lip balm does the job without breaking the bank. Plus it's SPF 15 so it'll protect you from UV rays while you pucker up.
"I love this product so much!! It makes my lips soft, moisturised and FLAWLESS!! I love that it can also double as an on-the-go lipgloss as is does have a very sheer glossy finish," says a reviewer.
3. Alpha-H Absolute Lip Perfector
This popular Aussie product not only protects your lips but works as a powerful plumper.
"I've found it really hard to find a lip balm that keeps my lips from chapping/peeling through winter, and this one by Alpha-H is the only one that works! It's smooth, blends easily into the lips, and has a refreshing minty zing which plumps up the lips. You don't have to use a lot each time, so it lasts for ages! Absolutely the best lip balm on the market :)" says one user.
4. Glossier Balm Dotcom
Glossier's Balm Dotcom is a cult-favourite amongst beauty gurus, offering a dense, waxy texture that seals in moisture no matter what (with some cute packaging too boot).
"This is a game changer. I rub my lips together a lot to kind of spread the product out evenly and it stays through that, and it even stays on through a night's sleep. If you ever order something off of Glossier then I definitely recommend it!" says one review.
5. Lucas' Papaw Ointment
This Aussie icon is one of the hardest working products in the biz, helping to offer relief for chapped lips, minor burns, chafing, cuts, rashes, wounds, splinters and sunburn.
"I have been using this ointment for years and wouldn't switch to anything else!! This is amazing for cracked and sore lips - I routinely use it every morning & a small amount goes a long way! Very moisturising. Mosquito bites, itchy skin - this ointment gets used for all!" says one user.