it’s chapstick and chapped lips and things like chemistry ♪
That’s a song that I liked when I was in like, junior high? I still love that line, though.
I find it particularly relevant at times like these, because it’s chapped lip season! This is not particularly exciting, but it does give us a chance to talk about my favorite products to keep lips soft. I’m guilty of neglecting mine, and right now I’m doing some damage control from cracking and flaking. Gross! Here are my favorite lip products:
Burt’s Bees Beeswax lip balm was the first lip care product I was ever truly excited about using. The original beeswax kind is minty and has an appropriate tingle that feels like you are repairing damage. Once the honey version came out, I was in love with it. That became my go-to chapped lip fix and was always in my purse. Nowadays, I’m completely loving their tinted lip balm. It’s nearly impossible for me to wear lip color with my lips in bad shape, so this supplies that while moisturizing. The color is not overwhelming. I’m pretty fair and I’ve been rocking the darkest shade, Red Dahlia, without feeling like it’s a bold lip.
Eventually, my Burt’s Bees with honey was replaced by several of these in my purse. Maybelline’s Baby Lips is “clinical care for baby soft lips.” I honestly use this all year round to keep my lips from splitting, as they are prone to do. I have three varieties, all of which were in my purse until recently when I decided that was excessive. I have two colorless varieties: Quenched, which is my go-to, and Peppermint, which is the first I bought and a favorite in the winter. I also bought the neutral colored Peach Kiss, which really doesn’t add color but does keep my lips moisturized.
I’m sure you’ve seen EOS Smooth Spheres around, but these egg-shaped lip balms are totally worth the hype. EOS, which stands for Evolution of Smooth, has very gentle but effective lip products. I started using this when my lips were at their worst and it made such a difference! I purchased both the Sweet Mint and the Vanilla Mint varieties, and I am definitely looking to add to my collection. There are ten types in total right now. Sweet Mint is kind of a favorite of mine when it comes to both flavor and scent, so I favor this little sphere.
What are your favorite lip products for this season?
Also, if someone could recommend me a good lip exfoliant, I’d be very interested!