Although lip balm was only “invented” in the 1800s, people throughout history (including Queen Cleopatra!) have been using some form of lip moisturiser for hundreds of years. From sunscreen balms to overnight masks, lip balms are an absolute must-have for healthy and beautiful lips all year round.
Looking for a new addition to your daily lip care routine? Here are some of the best lip balms in Australia.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care
Made with fair-trade coconut oil and vitamin E, this ultra-nourishing lip balm is a saviour for dry, dehydrated lips. The easy swipe-and-smooth application of The Body Shop’s vitamin E Lip Care provides long-lasting moisture, even in harsh weather. It’s best to layer this under your lip colour for an amazingly soft, satiny finish.
NIVEA Hydro Care Lip Balm
As much as your skin needs extra protection and hydration during summer, so do your lips. Nivea Hydro Care is perfect for those hot, sunny days because of its moisturising formula that contains pure water, aloe vera, and SPF 15 against UVA and UVB rays.
Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm in Jasmine Green Tea
If you like the original cult classic formula, then you’ll love Carmex’s Jasmine Green Tea Lip Balm. Get intensive moisture repair in everyone’s favourite easy-squeeze tube. The floral tea scent is subtle but oh-so-tantalizing, you’ll want to keep reapplying it throughout the day!
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lip Balm
Lip balm and sunscreen in one, Palmer’s combines vitamin E and pure cocoa butter in one super-powered, moisturising formula. Not only does it have a delicious, indulgent scent, but it’s also incredibly effective at healing peeling lips and preventing a crusty, flakey pout.
Crazy Rumors Vegan Lip Balm
This cruelty-free, vegan brand is making waves in the beauty world. Crazy Rumors live up to its name with a moisturising formula and a lot of unique flavours like banana split, cinnamon bun, hot cocoa, gingerbread, and even a “mystery flavour”.
Maybelline Baby Lips
If tinted lip balm is more your speed, then drugstore mainstay Maybelline New York Baby Lips Color will be your lips’ best friend. Jen says, “I love these lip balms. They are perfect when you want a hint of colour without having to use another product. Very moisturising and very easy to use.”
Lucas’ Papaw Ointment
Where would we be without this homegrown, iconic lip balm? The Lucas’ Papaw formula is specially designed to protect your lips in extreme Australian weather. On top of its ability to heal burns and provide exceptional moisture to dry lips, it also provides a rich, gorgeous sheen for everyday wear.
Eos Lip Balm Sphere
We’d recommend this trendy product on the packaging alone! But this cute, small balm sure packs a punch. Eos’ Lip Balm Spheres use all-organic ingredients like oils, shea butter, and beeswax to provide intense moisture.
Plus, the formula contains no harmful parabens or phthalates, and is completely gluten-free to boot! Get hydrated lips in delicious flavours such as honey apple, pomegranate, strawberry sorbet, cucumber melon, and coconut milk.
No lip balm list would be complete without the classic, all-natural Burt’s Bees Lip Balm. The original beeswax stick is a lifesaver, especially for chapped lips. It also has peppermint oil for a slight cooling sensation. Most of all, it just really works—expect soft, smooth lips all day.
Vaseline Lip Therapy
For seriously dry, chapped lips, you’ll need more than a barely-there moisturiser. Vaseline Lip Therapy is made out of 100% pure vaseline jelly for long-lasting relief and healing. The formula is incredibly rich, maybe a little too rich for regular wear.
But slather it on before bed as an overnight mask, and you’ll wake up with perfectly soft and smooth lips every time. Vaseline Lip Therapy is also available in other scents, such as original, aloe, and rosy.
Lanolips 101 Ointment
Proudly made in Australia, Lanolips 101 Ointment is an extremely hydrating balm for your lips, cuticles, elbows, knees...basically anywhere that’s dry, cracked, and needs a little extra TLC. Its main ingredient is medical-grade lanolin, a natural ingredient that mimics your skin’s natural lipids and holds up to 400% its weight in moisture.
La Mer Lip Balm
That price tag is a little shocking, but if you’re familiar with la Mer, you know they can do no wrong. A luxury lip balm in every sense of the word, La Mer’s bestselling The Lip Balm is full of potassium, vitamin C, and essential oils to treat your lips to the care it deserves.
There’s no salve like Blistex, Australia’s #1 bestselling lip balm. There are tons of balms in their lip care line, including the Ultra Lip Balm with SPF 50, the Intensive Repair Balm for dry and chapped lips, and the Deep Renewal for hydration and anti-ageing. We simply can’t choose just one; but rest assured that Blistex is a brand you can trust, no matter what the product.
Choosing the best lip balm from the hundreds options isn’t easy, but hopefully this guide will point you in the right direction. Keep your puckers hydrated—it’s time to make dry and flakey lips a thing of the past.