- Sun & Tan
- Lip Balm With SPF
Everything You Need to Know About Lip Balm with SPF
It’s time to talk SPF.
Usually, when we’re preparing for a hot beach day or just exploring in the sun, we’ll smear our body and face in sun cream. However, there's one spot we know always gets neglected when it comes to sun protection, and that's your lips. Yes, you heard us, your lips. We know how important protecting our skin is, yet how many of us can say we make the same effort with our precious lips?
Plenty at Cosmetify HQ are guilty, but with our low-down we’ve convinced everyone it’s about time they pucker up and protect their pout.
Why do you need to protect your lips?
In a nutshell: the skin on your lips is the thinnest and most fragile, so it’s crucial to protect them from harmful UVA and UVB rays. And remember UV rays can still have negative effects even on cloudy, gloomy Mondays, not just on the beach in Ibiza with a cocktail in hand.
So, you know you need it, but do you know what the consequences are if your forgo the SPF entirely? Sadly, after a long period of sun damage you could experience:
- Diseases, such as skin cancer
- Irritation, including chapped, dry and sore lips
- Reduced collagen and accelerated signs of aging
Which lip SPF should I go for?
So, is any old SPF the answer? Absolutely not. Chalky residue? Weird smell? Gloopy consistency? No thank you. SPF for your lips doesn’t have to be a pain, instead you can find a range of nourishing and hydrating lip products that make your pout pop and keep your delicate skin protected.
However, what’s important to remember is that your sun factor needs to be of a certain level to actually protect you from UVA and UVB rays. And as always, you must reapply the SPF over the course of the day.
So, without further ado here our top lip balms with SPF that will keep you happy, hydrated and protected all year round.
Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm
These popular balms not only come in super cute capsules, but they are also highly moisturising and have an SPF of 20. You can use these nourishing sunscreen lip balms either on their own or as a protective base for your lipsticks. They also come in different flavours and tints to add a little oomph to your lips.
Carmex Cherry Duo
Carmex lip balm formula is a classic and great at combatting dry lips. There's a range of flavours to try, but we love this cherry one - it's sure to moisturise your lips and protect them with an SPF of 15, and it smells pretty delicious too. So now you can enjoy soft supple lips that are no match for the sun.
Aesop Protective Lip Balm SPF30
Must-have beauty brand, Aesop, brings you this lustrous lip treatment balm with broad spectrum SPF 30. It is deeply hydrating and includes jojoba oil to to keep your lips moisturised all day. A truly versatile lip treatment that will both nourish your lips and protect them from UV rays.
In come the sun care experts at Ultrasun with their unique formula which is specifically for your precious smile. It includes blackcurrant seed oil which helps moisturise and soothe irritated lips, while SPF 30 protects you from any damage.
Natura Bissé Essential Shock Intense Lip & Eye Cream SPF15
OK so not technically a lip balm, but this indulgent product is perfect for protecting the delicate area around your lips from sun damage. It might be on the pricier side, but it's truly an extra special treat for both your lip and eyes contour areas. The formula contains SPF 15 and is infused with an intelligent combination of nourishing ingredients including amino acids, vitamins C, E and F, as well as repairing rose mosqueta oil.
Top tip: Make sure you lather up your lips before applying your favourite glam gloss, as high-shine products can attract sunlight.
No matter the formula, keep your lips luscious and oh-so-kissable this season (and every other) with these nourishing lip balms with SPF, and learn more with our fool-proof lip balm guide and lip care guide! And if you're on the hunt for all over suncreams, take a look at the best sunscreen for sensitive skin and the eco-friendly sunscreens you need this Summer.
Written by Rebecca Jenkinson
A skincare obsessive who is desperately seeking the perfect serum. Big brows, big lashes and a flush of blush is my go-to look.