Cooler weather and indoor heating can lead to dry, chapped lips that seem to never repair all winter long. These latest glosses, balms—tinted and clear—and treatments are vying for a room at the bottom of your purse and are formulated to get you through the next few months. Here, 10 winter must haves that soothe, hydrate and smooth for softer, more supple lips.
Byredo Flavored Lip Balm ($50)
With three minty flavors—Camomille d’Anjou ,Bergamotte de Bahia and Thé à la menthe d’Agadir—this limited-edition, 100-percent natural balm is nourishing, glides on smooth and makes the perfect daily lip conditioning treatment or primer. Housed in Byredo’s signature curvilinear metal casing, it also looks like a mini work of art.
There is no other lip treatment quite like the Dermelect Smooth Upper Lip Professional & Perioral Anti-Aging Treatment ($49) in that it takes into account the entire mouth and smile area to target barcode lines on the upper lip, frown lines in the corners of the mouth and deeper nasolabial folds. The round, cooling applicator tip has us applying it all day long, but directions say use twice a day for best results.
What’s more Californian than sunflower seed oil? The base ingredient in this lip oil softens while a “sparkle suspension” gives lips a healthy, illuminating glow.
A fall favorite already, this spiced-honey tint has the same lanolin, shea butter and vitamin E blend of the other cult-favorite balms, but with an added bold, spicy hue.
Plump, hydrate, soften and protect with Naked Sundays SPF50 Glow + Go Lip Oil in Salted Caramel ($22). This slick gloss is infused with vitamin C, amino acids, lycopene and vitamin E, which help to hydrate lips while fighting free radicals.
Giving a soothing veil of sheer color, we love Well People Lip Nurture Hydrating Balm ($12) which nourishes with plant-based ingredients like castor seed oil, shea butter and coconut oil. This glossy wonder comes in 10 vivid shades.
Rich botanicals in ALO Lasting Lip Balm ($12) include coconut oil, avocado, rosehip and alma. The formula melts on your mouth on contact and feels more like a butter than a balm.
Delivering a lip-nourishing wet shine, Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Ice Cooling Lip Luminzer ($24) includes peppermint for that minty feeling and shea butter with vitamin E to lock in moisture while plumping them up.
We love a product with upcycled ingredients and the Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Perfecting Lip Sugar Scrub ($14) uses pomegranate seeds with sugarcane and rosehip oil to slough off dead skin cells from your pout and reveal fresher lips.