While some balms make your lips feel smooth, some ingredients in popular balms actually prevent your lips from shedding skin, which ultimately leads to dryer—and rougher— lips. No bueno! But, these balms will do the trick.
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Supergoop 'Shine On' Lip Screen with Grape Polyphenols SPF 50
Believe it or not, your lips take a lot or wear and tear through out the year, and they're often the last things we think about when it comes to SPF. Supergoop's newest addition takes the guess work out of lip care and you can forget about the possibility of sun burned lip as you lounge in the sun. Did we mention that it also doubles as a gloss? Win-win!
Supergoop 'Shine On' Lip Screen with Grape Polyphenols SPF 50 ($22, at neimanmarcus.com)
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Lanolips Banana Balm Lip Sheen 3-in-1
If the scent of banana isn't enough to win you over, the hydrating, conditioning and smoothing formula surely will. An Australian-made beauty staple, this balm goes on smooth and doens't leave a sticky residue. Wear it alone or layer it over your favorite lip tint or lipstick for added shine.
If you're a texture snob (we get it) lip balm may not be your thing, but this new Clarins lip oil may be just what the doctor order: soothing and light weight. And, it comes in this grogeous rosy hue that is universally flattering.
Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil ($25, at sephora.com)
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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea™ Quench Lip Rescue
Lately, Tarte has been hitting their lip products out of the park this Rainforest of the Sea™ Quench Lip Rescue is no different. I mean, any lip balm that has "Rainforest" in the title literally screams hydration. Chock-full of algae and marine flower extracts, this balm pulls triple duty offering subtle color, hydration and anti-aging properties. Sold!
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea™ Quench Lip Rescue ($19, at sephora.com)
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Balm Dot Com
The beauty-sphere has been going crazy since the launch of Glossier's now, cult-favorite, lip balm. The thick formula goes on smooth and melts into lips delivering optimal hydration just when you need it. I love to use it as a night treatment to make sure my lips stay conditioned while I snooze.