With winter coming, and us preparing for new snow adventures, many of us don’t think about the cold affecting our lips. We do care about the skin, hair and other parts of our bodies, but lips are too often forgotten, when, in fact, they are the only part that cannot protect itself.
According to LipSmart, unlike most other areas of your skin, your lips contain no oil glands and cannot generate their own hydration. But, caring for your lips will not only save you the pain and the ugly bleeding, it will also add softness, reduce dryness and make you a much better person to kiss. Because of that, we are going to suggest some lip balms made especially for men that will provide the ultimate care to them. And, no, it is not unmanly or anything like that. Trust us, ladies will appreciate.
1. Eucerin Aquaphor Lip Repair
Instant help for your dry, cracked and chapped lips, Aquaphor Lip Repair by Eucerin has a unique formula with Shea butter, chamomile essence and nourishing vitamin E. It has healing moisture that will make your lips look healthy and full. Not only that – it will also protect them from harsh elements that may harm them. It was created for sensitive lips so it has no dye, no preservatives or fragrances. This SPF 30 lip balm is perfect protection from the wind and the cold.
BUY | $3.60
2. Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25
This award-winning lip balm for men features skin conditioners and antioxidants that will provide quick relief. Irritated, dry and chapped lips will feel much better instantly thanks to its emollient components. Unlike the waxy sticks, this one penetrates your skin instantly, to soothe and relieve pain in seconds. In addition, it has an SPF of 35 and offers protection from windburn and extreme temperatures. Perfect for winter, it comes in five variants: Black Tea & Blackberry, Natural Mint & Shea Butter, Grapefruit & Ginger, Shea Butter and Vitamin E, Natural Mint & Vanilla. Pick your favorite and you are ready for winter.
BUY | $7.50
3. Mario Badescu Lip Wax
Lip Wax in stick by Mario Badescu is rich in vitamin C and E, it’s great at helping your lips recover from the cold weather. Whether they’re dry, irritated, chapped or cracked, it will help moisturize them and bring them back to their old shape. It’s a classic lip conditioner that is now available in a convenient tube, so it’s going to be much easier for you fellas to apply it. Other than vitamins, it contains lanolin, palm oil, rose hips oil and many other ingredients that will work together to fix what winter hurt.
BUY | $5.00
4. +Ernest Supplies Lip Protect With SPF 12
Nobody likes to see glossy lips on a man, and this lip balm made sure that never happens to you. It was made for men only, and it will be matte on your lips, never making you feel weird. It’s an all-natural product that contains primarily organic calendula, organic olive oil and organic beeswax and has the essence described by users as fresh spearmint leaves. It also a SPF 12 that will keep your lips protected from sudden sunshine. Use it every day to make sure your lips stay moist and hydrated at all times.
BUY | $15.00 for 3-pack
5. NIVEA A Kiss of Moisture Essential Lip Care
No list of skincare products can go without NIVEA – you’re definitely going to agree with us on this one. This one is a unisex lip balm that was inspired by, obviously, kisses. It will make sure every kiss you give is a memorable one, making your lips look and feel soft and smooth. Enriched with Jojoba oil and Shea butter, it will provide moisturization that will start instantly and last for hours after applying it.
BUY | $2.33
6. Alder New York Juniper Lip Balm
This lip balm contains all those ingredients that you know are helpful when it comes to hydration and moisturizing: organic coconut oil, Shea butter, beeswax, Jojoba oil, vitamin E and even some essential oils. It’s going to make sure your lips are well protected, soft and full. It’s great for both fighting dry skin and preventing it – just use it daily and results will be visible sooner than you thought.
BUY | $10
7. Tom Ford For Men Hydrating Lip Balm
Anything with the name Tom Ford is recognized for its high quality, and the same can be said for this hydrating lip balm. It was made with natural butters, oils and vitamins and its sole purpose is to make your lips look and feel amazing. It will lock in moisture in order to prevent them from getting dry, and it will shield them from any kind of weather – perfect for both summer and the upcoming season. Your lips will look healthy, supple and sleek after using it.
BUY | $40.94
8. Evolution Man Lip Balm SPF 15
This lip conditioner for men provides long lasting protection with a matte finish. It will help calm razor burn as well as revitalize your skin. No environmental elements will be able to harm your lips if you apply it – nor will the sun’s harmful rays. It’s great even in extreme weather conditions – such as the ones you’re going to be in this winter. It offers UVA/UVB protection, as well as SPF 15. Use it every day and know that your lips won’t get dry or irritated.
BUY | $9.99
9. Burt’s Bees Lip Balms
If you’re looking for all-natural lip balms to protect you during this winter season, Burt’s Bees is the way to go. They offer a variety of infused balms that will hydrate and nourish your lips. Flavors like Beeswax, Honey, Açaí Berry and Kokum Butter are available – and they all have the same purpose. They will leave your lips feeling soft, healthy and moisturized. Just pick your favorite and get on your skis.
BUY | from $6
10. L’Occitane En Provence Shea Butter Lip Balm Stick
You know by now that Shea butter is one of the best ingredients when it comes to skin moisturizing. This time, L’Occitane En Provence brings a lip balm stick that is based on this ingredient Burkina Faso to make sure your lips are always hydrated and well protected. You can’t go wrong with natural products, and this is definitely one: you can be sure that any dry, chapped or irritated lips will disappear in no time. Try it out and you’ll see what we mean.
BUY | $8
11. Every Man Jack Lip Balm Sun Protection
Again, we have Shea butter coming to the rescue of your lips, along with another helpful plant, Aloe Vera. Plus, you have UVA and UVB protection and some vitamin E to seal the deal. SPF is 15, in case you were wondering, and you get a two-pack for the price. This lip balm for men doesn’t contain any parabens, dyes or fragrances – it’s all natural and it will make sure your lips stay healthy and smooth, while they don’t guarantee it will make you a smooth talker.
BUY | $13.95
12. Anthony Mint & White Tea Lip Balm SPF 25
This may come as a surprise, but other than the regular use of lip balms, this one also offers fresh breath. It will, of course, moisturize your lips, give them a healthy look and keep them from getting dry or cracked. It contains resveratrol that will make sure of that, while a special ingredient, stevia, will help freshen your breath. Its unique formula will leave your lips matte and never give you the embarrassment of seeing your lips glossy in the mirror. It also has UVA and UVB protection, as well as SPF 25.
BUY | $8
What you should pay attention to when buying a lip balm
There are so many out there, but in our list you probably noticed that certain ingredients are often mentioned. That’s because they are highly beneficial for your skin and they will help your lips recover much quicker – like Shea butter, Jojoba oil, vitamin E and C. Those are the words you should be using when picking a balm for yourself. Also, make sure it doesn’t leave gloss on your lips – you want one that will make them matte.
UVA and UVB protection is also very important, even if you think that it’s winter and it doesn’t matter – you’re wrong. Find ones that have it, as well as an SPF – the higher it is, the better.
In the end, make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients – you could make more damage than good to yourself.
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