Lips have especially thin and sensitive skin, so they’re one area you should pay extra special attention to when it comes to sun. And that doesn’t mean slathering your sunblock on your pout until you look like you just kissed a lifeguard on the nose. Plenty of beloved lip balms now use SPF in their formulas. Ahead, the best—and most glamorous—ways to protect your lips all year long.
Although our priority is protection, it’s never a bad idea to keep your lips nourished. Make sure you know the primary causes of chapped lips, and then look for a lip balm with SPF that also happens to be the ones that know best how to take care of your lips. Look for products made with moisturizing ingredients like vitamin E and Shea butter. For rich moisture, try The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care SPF 15, an “intense moisture serum” all for the lips. We also love Sun Bum SPF 30 Coconut Lip Balm for deep moisture with that summery, vacation feel of coconut.
If you’re going to have pouty, nourished lips, you might as well throw in a little color. Tinted lip balm means high-pigment payoff in addition to SPF protection. Jane Iredale Flirt LipDrink SPF 15 Lip Balm comes in four shades, from sheer to deep nude. If you’re looking for the perfect rose hue, try babo botanicals Seka Rose Mineral Sunscreen for a lip that’s just pink enough.
Natural beauty lovers know there’s something extra invigorating about using a product you know is cruelty-free and beneficial for your skin. Made from mineral sunscreen yet somehow still managing a rich color payoff is COOLA Mineral LipLux SPF 30 Purple Sky.