Top 10 Lip Balms in India
By Contributor: Monica
For girls with dry lips (read me) are an indispensable part of their life especially during winters. I have such dry and chapped lips that I have to keep applying lip balms throughout the day and also I can’t sleep without applying one, else I wake up with stretchy dry lips. There are so many lip balms in India with different flavours, spf, properties, petroleum jelly based, wax based, tubs, sticks, tubes and what not that it often gets confusing which one to pick. Here I am compiling the best non-tinted lip balms in India.
1. Forest Essentials Luscious Lip Balm Kokum Butter and Honey
Forest Essential Lip Balm Kokum Butter and Honey is uniquely designed to replenish and soften dry, chapped lips. Enriched with goodness of Natural Butters and Beeswax this balm gently heals and hydrate the lips. Free from synthetic chemicals and petroleum products this Lip Balm contains Kokum Butter, Almond oil and Honey to protect your lips. Due to its extraordinary moisturizing and hydrating properties it seals in moisture and soothes dry lips leaving them soft and glossy. Kerala Lime Glaze is another favourite. Price: Rs.595
2. L’occitane Ultra Rich Shea Butter Lip Balm
The rich formula nourishes, repairs and protects the lips. Much better than regular chemist/drugstore ones available. Price: Rs.600
3. Kiehl’s No.1 Lip Balm – SPF15
This #1 lip balms is a vitamin-infused treatment for your lips with no waxy barrier. Temporarily protects and helps relieve chapped or cracked lips. Helps protect lips from the drying effects of wind and cold weather. This ultra-smooth balm is designed to shield your lips from harsh environmental elements and keep them soft, supple…and kissable! One of the best hands down! Price: Rs.495.
Burt’s Bees is known to make the best lip balms in the world using natural beeswax. The finish is matte and you won’t get juicy looking lips. Just plain matte lips like you have applied nothing. So this makes it a perfect option to use under lipsticks. But the matteness in no way comes in the way of its moisturizing properties. It heals chapped lips nicely. I use it every night and it gives me smooth lips the next day. Price: Rs. 400.
5. Maybelline Baby Lips– Antioxidant Berry
Texture is thick but goes smooth on lips. Helps heal chapped lips and gives intense hydration. Smells nice too. I use this every day and night. Price: Rs.125.
6. Lush Honey Trap Lip Balm
Honey Trap is filled with toning sweet orange and cooling peppermint to soothe dry, chapped lips. Rich honey moisturizes and melted white chocolate is part of that delectable flavor. If you can track Lush in India then get this one. They have closed down all the stores! Price: Rs.730
7. The Body Shop Shea Lip Butter
This buttery balm melts onto the lips for instant hydration. It contains creamy shea butter. Instant hydration. Buttery texture. Leaves lips feeling soft and smooth. TBS Lip Balms are known to be best. And they bring out new flavours in their lip butters all the time. Price: Rs.350.
8. Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm
With its pleasant melting texture, this intensive balm – enriched with essential rose wax and shea butter – helps to repair chapped lips, hydrating them and leaving them soft and delicately pink. Price: around Rs.1500.
Apart from the fun taste and fragrance, it actually works to heal chapped lips and keeps them moisturized. The best part is its light and doesn’t give that oily balm shine. it looks like you have naturally well hydrated lips without giving away an obvious balmy appearance. Another thing I like is that you can actually wear it under your lipsticks without messing up the lipstick application. And since its colourless it won’t alter your lipstick colour. Price: Rs.295.
10. Himalaya Herbals Lip Balm
Lip Balm prevents chapping, drying and cracking of the lips. It contains a natural UV filter and Vit.E which nourishes, tones and softens the lips. Cheapest option available. Since most men dislike using anything fancy so they go with this no frills attached tube. Price: Rs.28.
Editor: The new Nivea Lip Butters and Vaseline Lip Therapy are also good. Using them and loving them.