Cold weather can really do a number on our bodies, and we have all suffered with chapped lips at some point and as well as being super uncomfortable, it’s not a good look.
Lip care is really important given the skin on our lips is some of the thinnest on our bodies, we really do need to keep them hydrated. Check out our top lip care picks to perfect, hydrate and protect….
Lip Care Picks – Oh Yours Beauty, Baby Girl Gloss – £9.99,
Oh Yours Beauty presents their latest launch: Baby Girl Gloss. The ‘next-generation’ lip gloss, which will leave your lips hydrated, glossed, with optimum staying power without using alcohol.
With six uniquely blended shades to compliment all skin tones, they are perfect for every and any occasion. Apply how you desire to create either a hydra-glossy, glass like finish or a subtle sheen. Can be applied on its own, with a lip pencil or over the top of a lipstick for an extra pop of colour and shine! Rich in antioxidants, this Sulphate, Paraben and Silicone free gloss is comfortable to wear, intensely moisturising and reassuringly long-wear. This product contains, anti-ageing and UV protective ingredients, is suitable for vegans and cruelty free.
Lip Care Picks – LIPVOLUME VOLUPTUOUS
Instantly surges lip plumpness, defines lip structure and shape, giving an immediate bolstered, voluptuous look. Made for thin lips giving the wow factor!
Designed to create fuller lips in an instant, LipVolume Voluptuous is a more intense formulation packing more punch than our signature LipVolume Treatment with a noticeably stronger tingle on application.
Formulated with powerful lip plumping peptides that help boost volume, enhancing lip shape, combined with key moisturising ingredients that smooth and soften, improving skin texture making lips appear more pouty and voluptuous. Clinically proven to boost lip size by 40%, boosting collagen as well as deeply hydrating so lips feel softer and are visibly bigger.
Lip Care Picks – Liquorice Lip Q Balm
A lip balm containing a highly concentrated extract of liquorice helps protect lips from cold sores, according to a study carried out by the Herpes Virus Association.
Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus and once you have contracted the virus they can reappear annoyingly over a lifetime.
The liquorice lip balm was found to be effective in a double-blind trial, carried out by the Herpes Virus Association.
The balm reduced the severity and duration of outbreaks for over 73% of subjects tested and, furthermore, 83% of subjects using the liquorice balm reported experiencing less outbreaks than when using their conventional treatments. While using the liquorice lip balm, testers reported that on average their outbreaks were only half their normal length and the time between outbreaks was much longer.
The key cold sore fighting ingredient in liquorice is glycyrrhizic acid (GA). GA specifically targets the genes that are required to maintain the virus in its latent state by interfering with the production of special proteins that feed the infected cells. Research published in the US Journal of Clinical Investigation has shown that due to its anti-viral actions, GA has the ability to weaken the cold sore virus which lies dormant in the skin between outbreaks.(1)
Unlike conventional treatments, due to its naturally derived ingredients, the balm can be worn at all times without any negative side-effects, meaning that it can be used in between cold sore outbreaks as a preventive measure.
Lip Care Picks – Dr. Paw Paw Tinted Balms
Enriched with the same award-winning formula as the Dr.PAWPAW Original Balm, these tinted balms are the perfect solution to a lip care product that will hydrate & soften whilst adding a pop of colour.
For use on face, lips, cheeks and eyelids, this diverse range of tinted balms have been specially formulated to suit all skin types and tones, making all shades part of a truly inclusive range.
Lip Care Picks – Gloss so glossy it’s Ludicrous!
Super glossy gloss in just a swipe! Milani’s Ludicrous Lip Gloss collection features 12 next-level shine lip glosses with subtle pops of glam colour sure to channel your inner supermodel bombshell.
Made with an ultra-moisturising formula, each gloss is super comfortable to wear and leaves an instant 3D effect to add volume to your pout.
Perfect for wearing alone or over a lip colour. Vegan and Cruelty free.
Lip Care Picks – Jelly Plumping Lip Tint Artistry Studio TOKYO edition
With hydrating and lip-plumping ingredients lips will love the sensation of this sheer, water-based tint with a matte finish. A heart shaped applicator makes the tint easy to apply, allow to set for 15 seconds and then reapply to build colour.
Inspired by the shades of Japanese watercolours it is available in two shades; Sakura and Persimmon. (The photo is Sakura shade)
Reminiscent of long summer days and childhood memories, Mavala, the leaders in Swiss nail care and cosmetics, has released its new range of Tinted Lip Balms.
Formulated with shea butter, aloe vera and apricot extract, the Mavala Tinted Lip Balms are gentle on the skin and comfortable to wear. Made to care for the skin, the balms nourish, moisturise and protect lips that are stressed and dry. The ultra-fine, non-sticky texture also contains SPF15 which makes it the perfect addition to a summer makeup bag for protection against UV rays.
Suitable for users aged 3+, the Tinted Lip Balms are a family friendly product to ensure lips are kept in top condition against factors including pollution, sun and cold, dry air. The balms are also dermatologically tested and gluten free.
With four delicate shades to choose from including a classic rich Vanilla, vibrant and summery Peach, a sweet treat ofCandy and Berry, a dark intense hue, the light and flattering shades leave a deliciously yet subtle taste on lips
Berry – an intense, rich berry shade like a summer wine
Vanilla – A delicately sweet, vanilla shade suitable for everyday wear
Candy – A candyfloss pink, reminiscence of summer fairgrounds
Peach – a delicious fruit punch with a vibrant shade
A gentle and effective scrub with powerful antioxidants of Vitamin C and E, blended with intensely rich botanical butters. Encourages exfoliation and helps to smooth and hydrate lips, leaving them with a healthy glow. RRP: £32
Designed for the Autumn/Winter months, Mavala’s new Graceful Collection embraces traditional lip colours which will flatter any skin tone. Reminiscent of fresh morning walks and crisp Autumn leaves, the collection embodies Autumnal vibes. Formulated with shea butter, aloe vera and vitamin E, the lipsticks are gentle on the skin and comfortable to wear.
RRP £13.65 per lipstick
Available from leading pharmacies nationwide
To help ease the pain of raw lips and protect the most delicate skin from the elements, try Dr. Bronner’s Organic Lip Balm. Providing a protective barrier from the elements, the balm contains no synthetic ingredients and is not petroleum-derived. Instead, the nourishing balm is packed with certified organic Avocado, Jojoba and Hemp oils for extra moisturisation. Fast absorbing on the lips, it contains antioxidants to soften, smooth and repair lips without leaving any greasy residue. Sold in four delicate scents – Lemon and Lime, Orange Ginger, Peppermint and Naked Unscented, there is a balm for everyones taste.
RRP £3.49 | Available from Dr. Bronner’s UK
A 100% natural multi-award-winning moisturising Tint made from superfood Red Radish pigment; a natural plant pigment rich in natural antioxidants! Our gorgeous Red Radish pigment has a soft coral shade that adds a perfect hint of tint to your lips, cheeks and eyelids for a healthy tinted glow and has no nasty chemicals for ohhhh so pure clean tinted lips & bits!