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Blended with a bountiful mix of shea butter and castor seed oil. It’s a salve that can be used on lips and cuticles to rapidly improve skin barriers feeling parched.
Perfect beneath make-up, it works as a lip primer and moisture booster to keep lips comfortable, hydrated and happy. A cocktail of antioxidants, emollients and vitamins, it’s lightweight and the first step to achieving a perfect pout.
Augustinus Bader is every bit as luxurious as it is effective. Containing a blend of shea butter and castor seed oil, it’s designed to combat extreme temperatures, dryness and irritation, often brought on by the grim British winter.
This pretty pink number is made with a blend of avocado and olive oils, wheat germ, and aloe vera along with SPF15 protection, so it’s a good one to have on hand when the weather gets warmer.
The slanted applicator fits perfectly onto the lips so you never use too much or end up a sticky mess and the formula, infused with vitamin e is softening. It leaves a subtle gloss that’s perfect if you want a more natural makeup look or are ditching the lipstick underneath your face mask.
Packed with seed butters and botanical extracts including shea and murumuru to intensely hydrate. As a result the texture is a mix between a silky oil and smoothing butter, with a subtle scent of vanilla.
Enriched with chaulmoogra, oat and meadow seed oil, it’s not just designed for lips either, you can use the multi-purpose product on other dry areas of skin too. Keep yours deskside for touch ups between Zoom calls and keep chapped, flaking skin at bay.
Perfect for moisturising and soothing dry chapped lips, the stick can also be used to help relieve rough dry skin on any area of your body – from elbows to heels. The product also contains zero percent water, meaning it won’t freeze as we go into the cold winter months.
A thick wax, it’s very rich so be careful to massage it properly into skin and the dark yellow colour is a bit off, but once applied it transforms into a gloss that’s odourless and fragrance-free.
An underrated gem, its packed with botanical extracts, natural oil and waxes to deliver a much-needed burst of moisture for skin that’s in need of hydration. Boasting sunflower seed oil with rosemary, calendula and chamomile extracts, it’s a great way to protect skin just before you head out into the harsh winter.
There’s multiple flavours and tinted versions available, all with a sheer colour payoff, but if you’re looking to keep things completely natural, try coconut. It leaves a subtle gloss on the lips but isn’t sticky and if formulated with castor oil, beeswax and lanolin, without being slippy.
The vegan formula feels like a gel and comes in a generous sized tube that will last months. It’s ideal if you’re constantly finding yourself waking up in the mornings with dry lips, despite regularly applying a lip balm throughout the day.
It’s not sticky, greasy or wet to touch, and a little goes a long way. Thanks to its formula packed with panthenol, it creates a nourishing barrier on the lips to prevent future chapped skin too.
This is great if you suffer from perpetually dry lips and want something easy to apply that’s waxier in texture and won’t add colour, shine or stickiness.
This clear one, rich in kokum butter, is a great all-rounder, and slightly oily in texture, which leaves skin feeling smooth and soothed in seconds, with little top-ups throughout the day needed.
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