I have an addiction to lip salves. I carry them everywhere, in every pocket, every bag, even in my car. I have had monogamous love affairs with different brands over the years. Here are my top 5:
For the organic woman, Dr Hauschka’s lip care stick. Not too shiny, this orange stick just heightens your natural lip colour (better in the stick than in the pot). For the woman who wants to have moisture and cosmetic care at the same time, Dermalogica – renewal lip complex.
I started using Carmex lip balm in my teens and recently rediscovered this little gem. It slightly tingles upon application and is addictively re-applicable, but the taste might not be to everyone’s liking.
While I used Murad’s lip protector which has an SPF of 15, is the most glossy, and has a hint of pink, it is currently out of stock. A good alternative is Murad’s soothing skin and lip care.
Finally, Smith’s Rosebud Salve, which as well as applying to my lips, I put on my cuticles if they are especially dry. The texture is like Vaseline, it gives good moisture, but needs to be reapplied often.