Our favorites for velvety soft lips
The thin skin of our lips needs a lot of care, especially in the cold season. We’ll tell you which products will help now.
In the cold autumn and winter, our lips dry out quickly, become brittle or even crack. To prevent this, you should regularly use a nourishing lip balm that moisturizes and protects the skin. You can read here which ingredients a good lip balm should contain and what else you can do against chapped lips.
What is a lip balm?
In contrast to lip care sticks such as Labello and Co., lip balm is creamier and is usually sold in jars or tubes and applied with the fingers. Lip balm is usually richer and contains a high proportion of nourishing oils or fats that make the lips supple and provide them with a protective film. Lip balm is the right choice, especially in winter and for dry, chapped or chapped lips.
In addition to the nourishing lip balms, there are also some with color, sun protection or a plumping effect. As an alternative to lip balm, you can also use lip oil, which is usually applied with a roll-on, moisturizes and leaves a beautiful shine.
Why you should use a lip balm
The skin on the lips is thin and sensitive. When speaking, laughing, eating and drinking, however, this part is heavily used. In winter, the cold and heated air also dry out the skin, which in the worst case can lead to bleeding lips or cracked corners of the mouth. That’s why you should regularly provide them with an extra portion of care – preferably with moisturizing lip care products based on natural ingredients. By the way, the rumor that lip care products are addictive is not true.
Good and bad ingredients in lip balms
Natural fats such as cocoa or shea butter, coconut or jojoba oil quickly make the lips supple again. Beeswax and honey can also help heal stressed lips. What does not belong in natural lip care, however, are mineral oils, paraffins, parabens or alcohol. These substances can enter the digestive tract through the mouth or enter the bloodstream through cracks in the lips and accumulate in the body. Some of the health consequences have not been clarified. You are on the safe side with natural cosmetics.
Lip Balm: These are our favorites
dr Hauschka Lip Balm
100% natural cosmetics and recommended by Stiftung Warentest: Der lip balm by dr. Hauschka nourishes the lips with beeswax and vegetable oils and protects them from drying out. The composition with kidney vetch, marigold and St. John’s wort regenerates even chapped, chapped lips and mouth wrinkles. Real silk powder gives the lips a velvety feel.
Nuxe Reve de Miel
The lip balm Rêve de Miel from Nuxe contains honey, botanical oils and propolis, a rare and valuable ingredient from the beehive. The balm soothes and cares for dry lips and impresses with an invigorating scent.
Burt’s Bees Lip Balm
With beeswax and vitamin E it lasts dry lips smooth and nourished all day long. A hint of peppermint oil provides a pleasant kick of freshness. This lip balm is also made from purely natural ingredients.
dr Barbara Storm Lip Balm
The luxurious one Lip Balm by Dr. Barbara Storm is rich in moisture and provides a silky-soft glow. Vitamin E, vegetable oils, rich shea butter and natural beeswax protect and care for the lips. As a true all-rounder, the colorless balm is also gentle enough to optically emphasize cheekbones and eyebrow bones or to conjure up a delicate shine on the eyelids.
HelloBody Coco Riche Lip Balm
Of the HelloBody Lip Balm provides a soft kissable mouth with coconut oil, shea butter and rosehip seed oil. A small amount is enough to intensively care for the lips and also provides a beautiful shine. The formula is 100% natural and also not tested on animals.
Tip: Of course you can also make your own lip balm. So you can choose the ingredients that you particularly like. What you almost always need is beeswax and nourishing oil. Here’s how with just four ingredients Make your own lip balm can.
Our tips for soft lips
- You should do not wet rough lips with tongueas this would further dry out the lips and worsen the condition.
- You should Use lip balm before applying lipstick. This keeps the skin from drying out.
- On sunny days use a lip balm or Lip balm with sun protection factorto protect the thin skin.
- A peeling removes dead skin cells from the lips. scrubs for the lips you can buy it or make it yourself from honey and sugar. It is best to exfoliate in the evening and then apply a nourishing lip balm.