Winter: lip balm, lip gloss, anything more?

Just a couple of days ago I uploaded a post on lip balm and lip care for a softer, plumper lips 💋.

As I said, the lips are the most noticeable features of our body, it’s literally the first thing people notice about our face.

From today, I’ll be sharing a series of sequels to the previous post by uploading my favorite lip care products from lip balms, to lip gloss, lip scrub, and what not?!

The products shared would include both my review of them and also the reviews of random online shoppers, this is because what may work for me might not work for you, bringing on the experience of others, I believe, will give you a much broader perspective, helping you decide if it is something you would want to purchase in the future.


So without further ado

Lip balm FAQs

When it comes to lip cosmetic products, lip balm is the second most commonly known product after lipsticks

But what is a lip balm?

Lip balm or lip salve is a wax-like substance applied topically to the lips to moisturize and relieve chapped or dry lips, angular cheilitis, stomatitis, or cold sores. Lip balm often contains beeswax or carnauba wax, camphor, cetyl alcohol, lanolin, paraffin, and petrolatum, among other ingredients. Some varieties contain dyes, flavor, fragrance, phenol, salicylic acid, and sunscreen.

What does a lip balm do?

The primary purpose of lip balm is to provide an occlusive layer on the lip surface to seal moisture in lips and protect them from external exposure. Dry air, cold temperatures, and wind all have a drying effect on skin by drawing moisture away from the body.


How do you use a lip balm?

To apply lip balm, place the tip of the container against your bottom lip and apply a thin, even layer of the balm, then repeat for your top lip. If you like you can transfer the lip balm to your finger first, then spread it across your lips. Rub your lips together to help spread out the lip gloss evenly.


Do you apply lip balm before lipstick?

By applying chapstick or lip balm first, the product will have adequate time to soak into your lips, creating a smooth, supple base for whatever lip look you may be creating. If you apply any sort of hydrating product right before lipstick, your lips won’t actually be able to absorb any of the moisture.

How long does a lip balm last?

Generally, lip balms last from 1 to 5 years. The longer all beauty and personal care products go without being opened, the longer they stay fresh. Once a lip balm has been exposed to the air, your lips, and possibly other surfaces or substances, the product begins to breed bacteria.


My top three favorite lip balms

You should note that the brands presented here are not aligned based which is better than the other directly but on the basis of the purpose which each of them serves for different issues. They have all been selected from numerous other options.

I did so because I had noticed other bloggers who had talked about the top-rated lip balms and other similar lip cosmetic categories them all as on the level and for narrow purposes.


Class: A-

  • Petroleum Jelly like, nice on the lips, not too heavy, not too greasy, however, it can be a bit sticky which could pull on your hair if it gets in the way!
  • It does a decent job of soothing and hydrating, however, it isn’t a heavy-duty product. What this means is that it may not be suitable for the harsh winter day. You do need to reapply often as it wears off quite quickly.
  • best used at night for soothing and repairing purposes.
  • fragrance-free, paraben-free, however, if it accidentally gets into your mouth, it tastes like poison🤣
  • it may be suitable for people with sensitive skin, but beware if you got a chamomile allergy.
  • a bit pricey, it costs about $3.97 on amazon.
My ratings
  • Quality/Effectiveness: 4.5/5
  • Durability: 3/5
  • Sensitivity: 4/5 (may vary)
  • Pricing: 3.5/5


Class: A-

  • It has a more sanitary application, it definitely lasts fairly longer than Aquaphor.
  • it is noticeably thinner than the original version of the Carmex lip balm (I use the wintergreen flavor).
  • in comparison to the original version of it, the formula is quite thin, additionally, it does make it difficult to layer lipstick on it, you won’t get an evenly sleek distribution.
  • it is more suitable for milder climate conditions when using it as a day product, think summer, autumn, and spring. it contains an SPF15.
  • it does have a soothing effect, however, this may not be the case for everyone.
My ratings
  • Quality/Effectiveness: 4/5
  • Durability: 4/5
  • Sensitivity: 4/5 (may vary)
  • Pricing: 4/5

Burts bee

Class: A+

  • Heavy-duty, excellent for all seasons. SPF15
  • Long-wear, thick, yet lightweight. 100% natural, day friendly. it can also double as a sleep mask for an extra moisturizing effect.
  • great smell, sanitary application method.
My ratings
  • Quality/Effectiveness: 4.5/5
  • durability: 4.5/5
  • Sensitivity: 4.5/5
  • Pricing: 5/5

where to purchase

<a href=”http://Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lip Balm, Multipack – Original Beeswax, Strawberry, Coconut & Pear and Vanilla Bean with Beeswax & Fruit Extracts – 4 Tubes“>Burts bees 3 in 1 pack lip balm

<a href=”http://Aquaphor Lip Repair Ointment – Long-lasting Moisture to Soothe Dry Chapped Lips Tube, 0.35 Fl Oz (Pack of 1)""“>Aquaphor lip repair ointment

Carmex Lip Balm Tube Classic Medicated 0.35 Ounce 3 Count (10.3ml)


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