Do your lips seem to be perpetually dry? Same! They still get chapped even though I try to drink lots of water. So, like you, I’m on the hunt for the best lip balms for dry lips available in the Philippines!
What ingredients make a good lip balm?
Skincare, including lip care, is still very personal. So what may work for someone may not work for you and vice versa. But there *are* some ingredients that you can keep an eye on because they’ve been proven to be effective in giving the lips the hydration it needs.
Honey is a great ingredient for lip balms because it’s a humectant, which means it attracts moisture. Honey is also known to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties so it’s great if your lips are extremely chapped to the point of flaking off — no nasty infections with this ingredient in your lip balm.
Butters like shea and cocoa are great for keeping the lips enveloped with moisture.
Good ol’ petroleum jelly is, well, good! It traps in moisture and helps heal chapped lips.
Got discoloration on your lips or you just want protection on top of moisture? Look for zinc oxide or titanium oxide — these help block UV rays.
Now, you have a good idea of what to look for in lip balms for dry lips! But you don’t really need to lift a finger to search further because I’ve narrowed it down for you. Here are the 12 best ones you can get in the Philippines.
Best lip balms for dry lips in the Philippines
Burt’s Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter
This lip balm from the natural brand is packed with lip-conditioning Kokum butter, shea butters and marula oil that leave the skin feeling soft and smooth.
Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy
You can never go wrong with petroleum jelly. But if you like it in a more ‘grown-up’ way, this pick from Vaseline is just what you need. It promises to soothe and heal parched lips with the help of not just petroleum jelly but also cocoa butter.
NIVEA Lip Ultra Care and Protect Lip Balm with SPF 30
This NIVEA lip balm promises to instantly melt into your lips for that much-need moisture. It claims that the moisture lasts for 24 hours. It also has SPF!
Mentholatum Lip Pure
This 100% food-grade (yes, you’ll have no trouble if you ingest this) lip conditioner contains Royal Jelly Extract and Manuka Honey for lips that are moisturized and protected.
Glossier Balm Dotcom
This cult-favorite lip balm is packed with antioxidant-rich moisturizers to keep your lips from being chafed and chapped.
Himalaya Lip Balm
Made with traditional ayurvedic treatments as inspiration, this lip conditioner has castor oil, coconut oil, wheat germ, carrot, and sweet indrajao. Not only does this promise to keep your lips hydrated but also protected against the cold.
NARS Afterglow Lip Balm
Want a bit of tint to go with hydration? This lip balm from NARS promises to deliver both. It has nourishing Monoi Oil and a sheer, shimmery tint for lips that are moisturized *and* radiant.
Luxe Organix Soft Lips Lip Sleeping Mask
Luxe Organix promises to banish chapped lips with this lip sleeping mask that contains vitamin E, shea butter and macadamia oil. It’s also paraben- and alcohol-free.
Human Nature Honey Mint Lip Butter
Hydrating jojoba oil is paired with multi-tasking sunflower oil in this lip-hydrating balm. It has honey that works great for healing chapped skin too.
Laneige Sleeping Mask
This one’s a cult-favorite too, and for good reason. This K-beauty pick promises to deliver for the lips the nourishing benefits its counterpart for the skin does. It has an antioxidant-rich Berry Mix Complex (which means it protects your skin against free radicals that can make your lips and skin age faster).
MAYBELLINE Baby Lips Loves Color Lip Balm
This one’s a bit of an oldie but a goodie. It’s lip balm the way you know it — moisturizing, has a bit of a tint, fun scent, accessible and inexpensive. What’s not to love?
LUCAS PAPAW OINTMENT From Australia
This was all the rage during the height of the YouTube beauty community circa 2015-2016. You may still want to pick it up now though because it still ultra-hydrating and protecting benefits.
Apollo Lip Balm
Soothe dry and chapped lips with good ol’ petroleum jelly enriched with hydrating vitamin E found in this affordable lip balm.
Which of these lip balms for dry lips will you try?
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