Best Lip Products (Including Lip Exfoliators)
Whether it's a lip balm, a lip suncreen, or a lip scrub to remove dry, flaky skin, a lip product must meet these criteria to make the Best Products list:
- The formula must be gentle and fragrance-free
- It must be effective for its intended purpose
- It must not contain irritants such as camphor, menthol, or fragrant oils that damage lips and reinforce chapping and irritation
- If sunscreen is present, it must provide broad-spectrum protection and be rated SPF 15 or greater
Lips are certainly a focal point of the face, and an area that should not be ignored when it comes to sun protection and moisturizing. As it turns out, there are several outstanding products to help you take excellent care of your lips and make uncomfortable chapping a distant memory!
The lip products on this list include options to remove dry, flaky skin from chapped lips, protect lips from daily sun exposure, or prevent lips from becoming dry and chapped. And all of them are fragrance-free, because fragrance, whether natural or synthetic, is a big source of lip irritation.
Unless you apply an opaque lipstick every day, it is important to use a lip balm or lipstick with sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater (recommended lipsticks with sunscreen appear elsewhere on this site). Taking the time to protect your skin from sun exposure should always include your delicate, sun-vulnerable lips, too.