From the cracked and bleeding to those just needing a hydration pick-me-up, lip balm is every woman’s and man’s best friend. Everyone is different, so there are a couple things to consider when choosing a balm; Tint, texture, flavors, and ingredients. Tint, texture, and flavor tend to personal preference, but ingredients can be harder to understand. (streetdirectory)
Typically lip balms are made with menthol, scented oils, beeswax, petroleum jelly, and may include sunscreen or vitamins. Take caution when choosing your new compliment, not all ingredients are created equal. (streetdirectory) Petroleum jelly, made from crude oil, tends to be short-lived. Menthol can trick consumers into the ‘healing feeling’. Shea butter and jojoba in products like evolution of smooth hydrate really well and tend to bank great reviews. Beeswax in products like Burt’s Bees are great for your lips however some don’t enjoy the waxy-ness of the product. Balms that include sunscreen protect from UV rays but can irritate the skin of some. (ambiencefinearts) All lips are different, here’s a quick list of the 5 best lip balms.
5. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Dark Chocolate & Cherry Lip Butter will run you $3.95 has a great smell and the cocoa butter won’t leave you reapplying. (totalbeauty)
2. Blistex Deep Renewal, $3.19 and Blistex DCT, $2.49 are both great Blistex products and soothing for super chapped lips, reviews love the barely-there feel and the long lasting hydration. (totalbeauty) (huffingtonpost)
1. Evolution of Smooth Visibly Soft Lip Balm Coconut Milk is less than $3 on Walmart. The combination s of shea butter and jojoba oil nourish lips. The tale-tell applicator makes this pick more sanitary. Banking some of the best reviews for moisturizing with a non-greasy texture and great scents. EOS has a new coconut oil and milk formula that’s getting some of the best reviews yet. (ultabeauty) (evolutionofsmooth) All scents and flavors are natural, which really sinks this one into the 1st place spot as the best lip balm of 2016. Visit the website: evolutionofsmooth.com.
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