It’s been a while since I did a review so given how bad the weather is out there today, I figured now would be the perfect time for one on winter lip balms!
Spring isn’t too far away, but it’s still freezing cold out there so I always find it pays to have a good lip balm to hand! I myself suffer from dry lips so regardless of what time of year it is, I ALWAYS have a lip balm (or 3) in my handbag, car, house, my mams house, my housecoat pocket etc! They’re everywhere!
There are so many balms on the market at the moment, and it’s often hard to know which ones are good. I know it’s a matter of personal preference, but speaking as someone who suffers from dry chapped lips, I’ve decided to list the top 3 that I always find work brilliantly for me.
- Dr Paw Paw Ointment
My sister Carla introduced me to Dr Paw Paw Ointment only a few days ago, and I’m already obsessed with it! She has been using it for a few weeks now and swears by it! It’s every bit as good as Elizabeth Arden’s 8 Hour Cream, only waaay cheaper (Seriously, it costs less than a tenner!)
I’ve only been using Carla’s one for the past few days, but I have already noticed a difference in my lips. It’s such a hydrating balm and it really works too. Some balms just leave your lips feeling soft for a few minutes and then they’re back to feeling dry again. That’s not the case with this.
Apparently Elle McPherson is a big Dr Paw Paw fan. Like the 8 Hour Cream, it’s a multi-use product so you can use it on your skin as well as your lips.
It’s available in plain and tinted.
2. Carmex Cherry Flavoured Balm
To me, Carmex will always be one of the old reliables when it comes to lip balms!
This particular balm comes in the form of a little tub and a tube, but I always prefer the tube because it’s just more hygienic than dipping your finger into a tub.
I really love the cherry scent of it too, and, like Dr Paw Paw, it’s really good for helping to heal chapped lips.
Buy it here
3. Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream
And last and in no way least, the reliable 8 hour cream!
I was sent a big tub of this last year and I’m still using it! I have long been a fan of the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour range. The original 8 Hour Cream is legendary in the beauty world. It’s SO hydrating and is great for healing dry skin and lips.
Whenever I have the flu, I tend to end up with dry chapped skin around my nose but this cream clears it right up in no time.
It’s a God send for dry skin and I always use it when I need extra hydration. For lips, it’s amazing, but if like me you don’t like dipping your finger into a tub or squeezing the contents of the tube onto your finger, then you might be interested to know that you can also pick it up in lip balm form!
The Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectants are also available in different tints, so if you would prefer a tinted balm to a plain one, then check out the options below.
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What are your faves? Just comment below..