It is that time of year when dropping temperatures and whipping winds begin to take their toll on exposed body parts. The lips are usually the first to go, but there are a wide variety of lip balms and conditioners available to help provide protection and relief. Gone are the days of waxy chapsticks, when there was only one option available, made famous by Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee, who went on to be known as “Suzy Chapstick”. Great smelling and delicious tasting in an array of assorted flavors, made with natural ingredients like shea and cocoa butter, almond, grapeseed and avocado oil, these lip balms go on smooth to coat lips in hydration, seal in moisture and defend against the elements. So weather you prefer a stick or tube, the 10 lip balms featured here will help keep your kisser soft and smooth all winter long.
ROW 1: LABELLO CLASSIC CARE. A European favorite enriched with Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter; CLINIQUE SUPERBALM LIP TREATMENT. Deeply hydrating lip treatment helps repair dry, distressed lips and replenish moisture loss; THE BODY SHOP COCOA BUTTER LIP CARE STICK. Made with real cocoa butter that tastes and smells sugar sweet, and leaves lips looking luscious; SMITH ROSEBUD SALVE. A popular favorite since 1892! If you love it in the little tin, you’ll love it in the tube; KISS MY FACE LIP BALM.Available in lots of fruity flavors, soothes and protects lips naturally with shea butter, beeswax, vitamins and natural oils.
ROW 2: MAC LIP CONDITIONER. An emollient balm that conditions lips and locks in moisture with shea butter, avocado extract, almond and wheat germ oil, and vitamins A and E; LAURA MERCIER HYDRATINT. A vitamin-rich hydrating lip protectant, fortified with SPF 15 protection and an added hint of sheer natural color. C.O. BIGELOW LEMON LIP CREAM. A super-emollient formula that drenches lips with delicious lemon hydration; NIVEA KISS OF SMOOTHNESS. Hydrating Lip Care with SPF 10, enriched with natural Shea Butter and Aloe, helps provide long lasting moisture and protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays; KIEHLS LIP BALM #1. A longtime favorite, formulated with soothing emollients, SPF4, and now available in lots of tasty flavors like, Pear, Cranberry, Coconut and more!
SUZY CHAFFEE AKA “SUZY CHAPSTICK”
Photo by Hank De Vre