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Friday, April 9, 2010
Keep that kisser of yours hydrated all day! Here are six lip-loving balms that will keep your lips soft and supple throughout any kind of weather.
1. Twist & Pout Lip Clips, $7.50 / US $10
Do you always lose your lip balm in your bag? These stylish little spheres conveniently clip onto your jeans, bag or backpack –so no need to rummage around to find them.
Packed with the latest in pucker-protection technology, Twist & Pout’s petroleum-free formula contains natural ingredients including beeswax, vitamin E and aloe vera, and delivers a crucial combination of oils, butters and full spectrum UVA/UVB lip armour, boasting SPF 15 or higher.
It’s probably the cutest lip balm you’ll ever own.
Twist & Pout
Available at Dillard’s in the U.S., and Outer Layer in Toronto. For other locations in Canada, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Dermalogica Climate Control Lip Treatment, $10
Never fear dry, chapped lips when a stick of Climate Control Lip Treatment is close at hand. This clever treatment actually works to improve your lip’s natural barrier to protect from environmental damage and even has antiseptic properties in the form of lavender extract. Shea butter, vitamin E, wheat germ and oat extract work together to soothe sore spots and lock in moisture.
Now, if it could just give us an Angelina pout too!
Available at select salons and spas across North America
3. AmorePacific Moisture Bound Lip Treatment, $40 / US $35
This luxury brand from Korea uses a proprietary complex of Bamboo Sap, Green Tea Seed Oil Extract and Red Ginseng to protect and hydrate lips for up to eight hours. Formulated with mandarin extract, this balm encourages a natural boost in circulation and leaves lips with a rosy glow — no need to wear gloss or lipstick!
Available at Holt Renfrew in Canada and Sephora in the U.S
4. eos Lip Balm Smooth Sphere, US $3.29
eos’ Smooth Sphere is packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, to keep your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth.
We appreciate that it is USDA Organic certified and that the balm is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free.
Choose from four lip-smacking flavours: lemon drop, honeysuckle honeydew, summer fruit and sweet mint.
Available at Walgreens, Rite-Aid and Duane Reade in the U.S., and online at Drugstore.com and evolutionofsmooth.com
5. Aveda Lip Saver SPF 15, $12 / US $8.50
A cult favourite, Aveda’s little stick of botanical balm provides long-lasting protection from the elements, including the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays. Brazilian carnauba wax, candelilla wax and beeswax deliver long-lasting, moisturizing effects by adding a protective coating to lips.
Available at Aveda salons, spas, and stores across North America
6. Caudalie Lip Conditioner, $14 / US $12
This nourishing, anti-ageing lip treatment is 99.5 per cent natural and contains a powerful blend of anti-oxidants and nutrients. We love its subtle vanilla flavour.
Available at Murale in Canada and Sephora in the U.S.