I must own about 30 lip balms in total, if you search in all my bags and coat pockets that is, currently in the drawer next to me I have four, which is kind of ridiculous really. But that got me thinking, out of the three lip balm products I use most often, which actually does its job best?
If you read my posts quite a lot you’ll probably have heard me complain about my dry lips and dry skin on numerous occasions, my skin in winter would probably come under the category of extremely dry, it gets that bad. Because of the dryness I have tried so many of the moisturisers and lip balms out there, the three lip balms I currently use a lot are the Nivea Lip Butter, The Body Shop Vitamin E lip balm and Benefit’s Benebalm. I’ve given these three a fair test over the last three months or so and am more than ready to give my judgement on them, so here goes. (Which one do you think will be the best?)
I currently have a backup of Benebalm because I got it in a set at Christmas and I was rather happy that I did. This balm wouldn’t be the overall winner if you have dry lips like myself, it won’t fix them but it does offer a quick hit of moisture and a sheer wash of colour. It’s not a heavy duty balm, however, out of the three it is the prettiest, (but it does cost the most…)
I’ve used Nivea lip balms for years now, especially after I burnt my lips on holiday in France a few years ago. I bought this a while a go after I saw a couple of YouTuber’s raving about it. Now one thing I don’t like about this is that you have to use your finger to apply which is kind of eewww but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good product because it is. It’s moisturising and smoothes my dry and cracking lips but I’ll be honest it’s still not the best. It provides relief for about 20 minutes or so but then I’ll have to reapply, but on the plus side it smells amazing!
I saved the best till last of course. This is The Body Shop Vitamin E lip balm, this is a balm that is always about my person. This is not only a stick balm, my personal favourite type of balm, but it also is incredibly hydrating, moisturising and soothing. It doesn’t have the best taste or smell but it does help my lips. By using this throughout a day my dryness decreases and my lips stop cracking too much. This balm also is great under matte lipsticks as it stops the tight, dry feeling they can sometimes create. If you’re a sufferer of dry lips this is for you, especially as it has the added bonus of SPF 15, (goodbye sun burnt lips!)
I definitely would recommend all three, but for different reasons: Benebalm if you want a sheer lip tint, Nivea’s Lip Butter if you want quick relief and The Body Shop’s Vitamin E balm is the one you need if you’re lips are not a fan of winter. What are your lip balm recommendations? I’ve heard the NUXE balm is pretty good!