Our pick of the best natural lip care products to see you through the winter
Lush Lip Scrub
With gently exfoliating sugar granules and the rich moisturising benefits of jojoba oil, the lip scrubs from Lush leave your lips kissably soft. Mint Julips smells divine, with the unique blend of peppermint oil and sweet vanilla extract evocating the scent of after dinner mints. The candy shop sweetness of Bubblegum is a fun alternative.
Lush Lip Service Lip Balm
This beautiful lip balm is packed full of nourishing oils and butters to keep your lips moisturised all year round. With rich beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter and apricot kernel oil to lock in moisture and refreshing high notes of tangerine and mandarin oil this lightweight balm is the perfect way to combat dry skin.
Our Tiny Bees Lip Balm
This 100 per cent natural lip balm smells incredible. Formed from a beautiful blend of honey, beeswax and almond oil. The honey smells amazing, as well as retaining moisture. Naturally preserved and 100 per cent natural, this is where Our Tiny Bees started from. They now offer the most beautiful range of natural skin care products and candles.
The Body Shop Born Lippy
The fruity, juicy fragrances of these lip butters make them irresistible.
They leave your lips feeling soft, nourished and silky. The strawberry lip butter is made from cold-pressed strawberry seed oil and gives lips a subtle red tint. The watermelon lip butter smells delicious and offers a clear sheen. Somewhere between a gloss and a balm, these butters are a real treat.
Arrow Boost Color Enhancing Lip Balm
This fabulous product is the perfect lightweight alternative to lipstick. The unique formula adjusts to your pH, enhancing the natural colour of your lips with just a hint of colour. With a refreshing minty fragrance and nourishing mango seed butter keeping your lips hydrated, I love the subtle pink shade that this lip balm provides.
Tropic Lip Love Balm
Made naturally with rosehip, shea and cocoa butter. The invigorating natural fragrance of lemon and sweet orange essential oil is mouthwatering. Jojoba, avocado and carrot oils provide a welcome injection of moisture to keep your lips soft and hydrated all winter long. Tropic products are all vegan and cruelty-free.
Silvan skincare Patchouli Lip Balm
Packed full of nutrients in the form of beeswax, cocoa butter, rice bran, as well as nourishing avocado, apricot and jojoba oils. Musky patchouli essential oil adds a heady fragrance, as well as healing cracked and chapped lips. The beautiful softening lip balms from Silvan are also available in vanilla, myrrh and pure fragrances.
MooGoo Natural Tingling Honey Lip Balm
The MooGoo philosophy of “made from edible ingredients because what goes on the lips gets eaten” is one that resounds strongly with us. I adore this lip balm. From the quirky milk carton packaging to the refreshing zingy tingle that the menthol provides, this balm leaves your lips feeling smooth, soft and nourished.
Beeswax is found in a lot of natural lip balms. It forms a protective layer over the skin, keeping moisture locked in and forming a barrier against environmental contaminants. It is also a powerful antioxidant, as well as having strong anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Beeswax will soothe chapped lips while locking in moisture and protecting against further damage. The powerful vitamin A component is vital for healthy cell development and regeneration. Beeswax also provides a powerful protective layer that guards against UV damage and possible infection.
This article first featured in the October ’17 issue of Natural Mumma Magazine.