Lip balm is practically synonymous with cold weather, but that doesn't mean it's not necessary during summer. In fact, it's just as important. Harmful ultraviolet rays can dry the lips and put you at risk for cancer, just like any other part of the body. That's why it's so crucial to wear lip balm with SPF when you're exposed to sunlight.
One of the most impressive contenders is Dr. T's Supergoop! AcaiFusion Lip Balm SPF 30 ($8.50), a powerful formula that combines the antioxidant powers of acai berries, the rich moisture of shea butter and vitamins C and E for additional free radical protection. This impressive balm is quite a treat! It feels indulgent and hydrating, and can even be worn beneath your everyday gloss for a protective boost.
A potent blend of peptides, vitamins, sunscreen and moisturizers makes the Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Lip Balm SPF 15 ($15) a must-have, line-busting miracle worker. Slightly tinted, this pink balm is infused with faint shimmer for a fresh look that complements any low-key summer face. Toss it into your purse for on-the-go touch ups. This is one multitasking product you won't want to be without.
If you prefer your balms with a hint of color, Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatments ($22.50) are the way to go. Available in four formulas (Plum, Rose, Sugar Honey and the original Sugar), they're delightfully scented, loaded with pampering ingredients like black currant seed oil and natural sugar and contain SPF 15. Try Sugar Honey this summer; it's a very wearable sheer nude that looks great on anyone.
Savor the goodness and natural sun protection of healing vitamin E and the hydrating powers of sweet honey in the Jo Malone Vitamin E Lip Conditioner SPF 15 ($20). Consider it the LBD of lip treatments: it's perfect for day and evening wear, feels incredible and works wonders when nothing else will.