Well, I have covered many topics in the blog like skincare, hair products and so on… but I am seeing the need to talk about a terror that has been tormenting men, the cracked lip.
There are many cheap chapstick brands in the market today, mostly seeing in gas stations, but the question is, are those the best alternative for your lips? We are going to find out about this now.
You should always carry a chapstick with you, but it is even more important during winter times because, like your body skin, it tends to get dry and get a “cracked” very easily.
Trust me, Girls Will Notice it: Being the only man in a family of two other sisters made me learn things that many men don’t know. One of those things is how to take care of my skin.
Thankfully, I learned this lesson early and I was able to maintain a nice skin. It is true, the younger you start taking care of yourself, the best results you will have when you reach a certain older age.
I was always a believer of taking care of my skin including my lips. After years of trying different types of chapsticks, I can say with confidence that I have found the best ones to keep your lips looking reddish and healthy.
What to Look For:
Like in any skin product, there are some main ingredients and features you need to look for when a choosing for a good chapstick and they are:
Moisturizing Ingredients: You want to use a lip moisturizer that not just leaves an oily surface on your lips that will go away in couple minutes, but find a good chapstick that will improve the overall health of your lips.
Sunscreen: This is one of the most important factors when choosing a lip balm because like your face, your lip is very sensitive and the sun is one of the biggest reasons for that chapped lip look.
Fragrance: It is actually not easy to find a chapstick that doesn’t have a funny smell. If possible go odorless, but if not, go with mint/light fragrances that will not be stronger than your perfume.
Avoid glossy looks: Like I said, many chapsticks tend to leave a oily shiny finish when you put them on, but you can totally find ones that moist your lips without giving that look.
Best Chapsticks I have found:
1. Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25
Provides conditioning and protects the lips from sun and wind. It contains antioxidants, moisturizers and provide broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protectionBUY HERE $7.50
2. LIP BALM Peppermint – With Natural Beeswax Lip Care
A natural lipbalm made in the USA. Ingredients include beeswax, Sunflower Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Lanolin, Vitamin E (non-GMO), Peppermint, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Cocoa Seed Butter.BUY HERE $11.99
3. Beyond Coastal Active Lip Spf 15 Balm
Daily moisturizing lip balm with NATURAL inactives. It keeps your lips soft and beautiful. True broad spectrum UVA/UVB coverage for complete sun protection. Rich in NATURAL anti-oxidants.BUY HERE $6.13
4. Kiehl’s ‘Facial Fuel’ No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm for Men
Remember what I said about the no-shine matte look? The Kiehl’s lip balm does just that. It has a moisturizing formula that protects thinner lip skin from dehydration. It goes on with a matte finish and is perfectly portable for use on the go.BUY HERE $9.00
5. Supergoop!® ‘AcaiFusion’ Lip Balm SPF 30
Provides a higher SPF for more protection for those exposed to the sun. The SPF 30 Fusion lip balms provide a unique high UV-protection solution to protect against broad-spectrum UV rays in a super-antioxidant and regenerative formulation.
Super berry açai hydrates your lips, fights free radicals and helps repair oxidation damage. Shea butter provides deep and instant hydration.BUY HERE $9.50
6. Anthony Lip Balm
I like the Anthony brand, and I actually own a couple of their products. This Lip Balm moisturizes, softens and conditions dry, chapped lips.
Its formula is filled with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 25 to protect lips against sun damage while leaving them with a matte finish. It even freshens your breath.BUY HERE $8.00
7. Nivea a Kiss of Moisture Essential Lip Care
The Nivea A Kiss of Moisture Essential Lip Care features a Rich, caring formula that protects from dryness. It uses Jojoba oil & shea butter to provide a long-lasting seal in moisture.BUY HERE $12.78
8. La Mer ‘The Lip Balm’
The La mer lip balm is a high end lip moisturizer made specially for delicate lips. It uses a potent concentrated patented formula to delivers moisture and strengthens lips’ moisture barrier to help prevent further damage. It’s flavored with cool, refreshing mint.BUY HERE $55.00
9. Aquaphor Lip Repair Dry, Chapped Lip Balm
This is a stronger lip balm for an immediate relief. The best chapstick for those with serious problem of dry and cracked lips. Perfect for snow days where the wind and cold makes your lips very dehydrated. It is enriched with moisturizing shea butter, soothing chamomile essence and nourishing vitamins.BUY HERE $8.83
10. Ernest Supplies Lip Protect SPF 12
Another all natural base lip balm with spf 12 protection. This lip balm has unique ingredients; Organic calendula, olive oil and beeswax base. It is also a men’s chapstick designed to go on with a clear, matte finish, so, no embarrassing glossy lips.BUY HERE $12.50
11. LAB SERIES PLO LS LIP TECH
This is the chapstick I have been using for the longest and I really like it. It has a great fragrance and you feel the moisture right away.BUY HERE $28.48
12. Baxter of California Hydro Salve Lip Balm
Baxter of California is well known for providing high quality products for men, and this is one more of them. The Baxter of California’s Hydro Salve is a mojito flavored, vitamin enriched natural lip balm.BUY HERE $10.00
I always believed that all great things are made when you pay attention to details. So just like your outfit, hairstyle, etc your skin and specially lips needs to be in a great condition.
How often do you use a lip balm and do you go for the cheaper or the one with most quality?