Best Lip Balms for Dry Lips 2023

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best lip balms 2023

Having a good lip care product that works on dry, chapped lips is key to caring for the thin, delicate skin on the mouth and keeping your pout looking perfect. I have tested quite a few different ones, and here’s my list of the best lip balms for 2023.

Why do lips get dry?

Dry lips are mainly caused by a range of environmental factors including dry or cold weather, sun damage, if you lick your lips too much, or some foods you eat.

Lip skin is particularly vulnerable to external influences because it is super thin and delicate.

Best Lip Balms for 2023

I find that a good lip balm is an essential part of my kit, especially if I want to feel comfortable and for my lipstick or lip colour to look good. I have included all my favourites here.

Clinique Moisture Surge Lip Hydro-Plump Treatment

This have been one of my favourite lip balms since I first tried it a few years back. Not only am I obsessed with the baby pink tube, but the formula is absolutely excellent and can rescue my lips quickly even when they are super dry.

Best Lip Balms for 2023 - Clinique Moisture Surge Lip Hydro-Plump Treatment
Best Lip Balms for 2023 – Clinique Moisture Surge Lip Hydro-Plump Treatment

It contains a gorgeous blend of lipids, shea butter and ceramides to really care for the skin barrier and provide deep nourishment and intense hydration. Love it.

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Eucerin Acute Lip Balm

This one isn’t quite as pretty but it is super effective at tackling dryness on the lips and also the skin around the mouth.

Best Lip Balms 2023 - Eucerin Acute Lip Balm
Best Lip Balms 2023 – Eucerin Acute Lip Balm

It ues soothing Licorice Extract to reduce redness and soothe and Evening primrose oil to maintain the lips’ natural protective barrier. Panthenol and Glycerol moisturise, heal and soften The formula is suitable for conditions such as lip-lick eczema, cheilitis or dry lips caused by medical treatment.

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Teoxane 3D Lip

I am absolutely obsessed with the texture of this treatment lip balm from Teoxane.

Best Lip Balms 2023 - Teoxane 3D Lip
Best Lip Balms 2023 – Teoxane 3D Lip

It is a beautiful gel-oil texture that instantly soothes and smooths the lips with powerful anti-aging action. It contains Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen, Shea Butter and Ceramides, and together these ingredients work to soften, hydrate and strengthen the lip skin.

It is super comfortable to wear and looks really gorgeous too. It is not cheap, but it literally transforms dry, chapped lips in a couple of uses.

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Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm

This lip balm from Summer Fridays, which was satisfyingly repackaged last year, is one of those lip balms that looks as good as it feels.

Best Lip Balms 2023 - Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm
Best Lip Balms 2023 – Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm

It has a gorgeous thick buttery texture that melts into the lips and give a pretty high shine finish.  It has a blend of butters and seed oils that provide instant comfort. 

I loved it even when it was in annoying metal packaging, and love it more now that it has a more convenient tube.

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Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid + Peptide Lip Booster

This is another new lip launch from 2021 and it’s packed with anti-ageing ingredients.

Best Lip Balms 2023 - Paula's Choice Hyaluronic Acid + Peptide Lip Booster
Best Lip Balms 2023 – Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid + Peptide Lip Booster

It contains Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides and Squalane, to hydrate, firm and moisturise. This formula looks great on the lips and has a lovely volumising effect.

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La Mer The Lip Balm

I had to include the Lip Balm from La Mer because I absolutely love it. It might be expensive and boujee but it totally works and it makes lips soft, smooth and happy.

Best Lip Balms 2023 - La Mer The Lip Balm
Best Lip Balms 2023 – La Mer The Lip Balm

The formula uses La Mer’s Miracle Broth ingredient which is calming and conditioning, and it leaves a soft velvety sheen on the lips. It’s fab.

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Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

Well this is a real classic and something I have had in my beauty arsenal for over twenty years.

Best Lip Balms 2023 - Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour
Best Lip Balms 2023 – Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour

Arden actually do a specific 8 Hour lip balm but I prefer the original skin protectant for literally everything!

It helps to lock in moisture and soothe any skin that’s feeling dry, plus it leave a gorgeous gloss on the lips.

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Cle de Peau Lip Glorifier

This is one of my favourite tinted lip balms ever. It’s not cheap but it is absolutely gorgeous!

Best Lip Balms for 2023 - Cle de Peau Lip Glorifier
Best Lip Balms for 2023 – Cle de Peau Lip Glorifier

It uses skincare technology and the formula uses Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, derived from licorice root, to defend against dryness and smooth out the lips. There also a blend of botanical oils which help to moisturise and make lips look more volumised. My favourite shade is Neutral Pink.

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Read the Cle de Peau Lip Glorifier Review & Swatches.

Indeed Labs Hydraluron + Tinted Lip Treatment

If you want a soft hit of colour plus super hydration, then you should check these out.

Best Lip Balms 2023 - Indeed Labs Hydraluron + Tinted Lip Treatment
Best Lip Balms 2023 – Indeed Labs Hydraluron + Tinted Lip Treatment

As well as hydration the formula include Volulip Ultra Filling Spheres and HydraSynol IDL to plump and smooth the lips. And the shades look super pretty.

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Fenty Skin Cherry Treat Conditioning & Strengthening Lip Oil

If you like something a little more glossy and juicy, this is the one for you. This Fenty lip oil-gloss is so lovely, and whenever I wear it, I always get questions about what’s on my lips.

Best Lip Balms for 2023 - FENTY Skin Cherry Treat Conditioning & Strengthening Lip Oil
Best Lip Balms for 2023 – FENTY Skin Cherry Treat Conditioning & Strengthening Lip Oil

The formula is enriched with Cherry Seed Oil, Barbados Cherry Extra and Wild Cherry Extract, plus Jojoba seed and rosehip fruit oils help lock in moisture to soothe dry lips.

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