Lip care has come a long way from just a basic lipbalm. With a myriad of options available in the market, here are 7 lip care products that we should all use.
A clear and light product when you need that little care for cold indoors or while you prep your lips to apply lip color. I love Caudalie Lip Conditioner. It is clear, light weight and lightly fragranced.
These are perfect when you need more than just a light swipe of moisture; for example on a dry windy day. I love Soultree Lotus & Kokum Butter Lip Balm. It is rich enough for my liking and smells great.
These are the richest and contain high amounts of oils & waxes that repair the lips. These are perfect during winters or as a night treatment before bed. I love Dragon Fruit Lip Butter by The Body Shop. It was a bit gritty initially. But now it’s creamy and buttery and dense. I also like NYX butter balm (currently in pannacotta). It is extremely buttery, slightly tinted and comes in a tube making it oh-so-convenient.
- Tinted balm
Your chapstick married your lipstick to produce this baby. The care of a chapstick and the color of a lipstick (though not as pigmented) in one. This is perfect if you want colour on your lips that is not highly pigmented. I love Burt’s Bees tinted balm (currently in petunia), which is silky soft with a slight hint of tint and Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm which is slightly greasy but has a good color payoff.
Lipsticks and tinted balms sure do hide our lip flaws, but we all want even toned natural lips. Oils like Kumkumadi oil & Almond oil are amazing at reducing pigmentation. Apply a thin film and leave it overnight. But you have to be consistent for at least 4 weeks before results show. This one is by Nyaasa.
- SPF balm
When SPF 15 in your regular chapstick is just not enough, we need a balm created specifically for sun protection. Sure SPF 15 is good enough for your regular day but if you are going to spend hours in the sun, use this baby. I love the Natio Moisturising Lip Balm SPF 30+. It is clear, light and comes with a slightly strong smell.
- Lip scrub
We have face scrubs, body scrubs, foot scrubs. How can we ignore our oh-so-delicate lips? Exfoliate as and when you feel the need to, and definitely before applying lip colors. I adore the Forest Essentials Cane Sugar Lip Scrub. It has fine grains of sugar which perfectly scrub lips without hurting them. And it smells citrusy and divine. I could eat it!