It seems like overnight the weather has gone from being reasonably mild and a bit chilly to absolutely freezing. I’ve had the central heating on longer each day and layering up to keep out the cold, but it feels like the Artic out there. I have to step up the lip conditioning in this weather as I more prone to dry, chapped lips and as a lover of a matte lipstick, I need that perfect pout. I was going to do a post on my top five lip products however I ended up with six as I just couldn’t narrow them down. So, here are my top six Winter Lip Saviours and quite possibly the Best Lip Balms.
First up is a much hyped about and much loved product, the Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm. I use this as an intensive treatment and prefer to use it at night. I wake up each morning with the balm still present on my lips and my lips feeling exceptionally nourished and soft. The balm has quite a sandy texture and feels quite grainy when you first apply but it feels lovely on and smells absolutely divine. For my French beauty products, I buy mine from Farmaline as they have some of the most competitive prices. Nuxe Reve De Miel is £8 at Farmaline.
My most used day time lip balm comes from the geniuses from Burt’s Bees. They have a huge selection of different flavoured lip balms, lip shimmers, tinted lip balms and salves that you would be hard pushed at choosing just one. I’ve been using the hydrating lip balm with Coconut and Pear*. It tastes and smells like holidays. To say I’ve been using this daily for around a month, I still have a lot of product left in this deceptively large tube. A only £3.69 per tube, it’s great value for money and ever so tempting to buy the whole set!
The Rodial Stem Cell Super-Food Glam Balm Lip is quite pricey at £19 for a 10g tub, however I’ve grabbed a few of the tubes whilst they’ve been free on the front of magazines. The tubes hold the exact same amount as the tubs so I’m very happy now I have a few to keep me going. I am a massive fan of the Rodial Stem Cell Cleanser, which is how I came about the lip balm. It smells like roses and conditions and hydrates the lips whilst making them look full and plump.
A quick fix comes from French brand Galénic. The Argane lip balm is more like a serum that quickly nourishes dry lips. It doesn’t last very long on the lips but it’s like it absorbs into your lips to soothe and replenish them. The scent is to die for. Its like a creamy caramel vanilla flavour. Delicious. The Galénic range is available from Farmaline and the Galénic Argane lip balm is £6.48
Nature is a wonderful thing, and two products that have hit my top six are both made from naturally derived ingredients and are animal cruelty free. Lanolin, the main ingredient is one of natures most wonderful moisturisers and I use both Dr Lipp and Lanolips Golden Ointment on my lips, hands, skin and any dry patches. Dr Lipp Nipple Balm for lips was a product that I raved about back in the Summer of last year. I am on my second tube and at £11.50 for 15ml, it isn’t cheap but my goodness, it is worth its weight in gold in my eyes.
The second lanolin based product comes from Lanolips. I had a lot of struggle with deciding whether to choose the Golden Ointment* or the Banana Balm, but the ointment wins as it’s a multi purpose product. The pretty vintage tin is also a winner in my eyes and I love keeping this in my bag for on the go touch ups. You can also buy the golden ointment in a tube but if you love the tin as much as I do, you can get it from Victoria Health for £7.99. The manuka honey and 60% pure grade lanolin make this a great option for very dry skin and it’s fab for my days out in the skies.
What are your top tips for keeping your skin in good condition throughout this cold weather?