Chapped lips don't stand a chance with these hydrating lip balms.
The Best Lip Balms
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The days are shorter, temperatures are cooler, and your lips are drier than ever. Happily, there's no shortage of new lip products that go way beyond basic balm, promising to leave your lips smooth, soft, and flake-free (and with a pretty hint of color, too). Check out these 10 products your lips will love.
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Kiehl's Love Oil for Lips
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For extra-hydrated, glowy lips, an oil is your BFF. This newbie uses coconut and moringa oils to hydrate, soften, and leave behind the prettiest, totally natural-looking sheen. There are four tinted shades for those who prefer a hint of flushed color, and an untinted option, too.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
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Masks aren't just for your face. This overnight leave-on touts an exclusive, hyaluronic acid–based, moisture whip technology that coats lips to lock in hydration while you snooze. A mix of different berry extracts delivers a hit of antioxidants, plus a delicious scent and flavor.
Eos Organic Pure & Free Stick
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The brand's first-ever flavor-free balm, this is made with 100 percent natural and organic ingredients: sunflower seed, jojoba, coconut, and olive oils, plus shea butter, just to name a few. Simple yet effective, it's choice for lip balm purists.
Innsifree Vivid Creamy Tints
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When you want a heavy dose of hydration and complete color, reach for this tube. Moisturizing olive leaf and canola extracts smooth your lips, while the highly pigmented formula delivers lasting color. Swipe any one of the 12 shades over your entire pout for a dewy pop, or dab it just in the middle of your lips and blend outward for a trendy, gradient look.
Naturally Serious Lip Service 3-in-1 Lip Serum
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You use a serum on your skin, so why not treat your lips to one, too? Not only does this formula contain a laundry list of moisturizing ingredients, it also has a blend of six different antioxidants to protect against pollution and environmental damage. Dab it on throughout the day, or before bed as an overnight treatment.
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Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip Remover
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These individual wipes will take off even the longest-lasting lipstick, no scrubbing required. Also nice: They contain jojoba oil to leave your lips feeling soft, not stripped, afterward.
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Sara Happ Sweet Clay Lip Mask
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Make this mask part of your next self-care Sunday routine. Healing bentonite clay, hydrating shea butter, plus other natural oils and herbs leave your lips extra soft and smooth. Leave it on for a few minutes—or overnight.
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Maybelline New York Prime It Up Multi-Benefit Lip Primer
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Swipe on this clear, pencil-shaped primer pre-lipstick. Smooth adhesive powders will up the staying power of any color. But it still feels weightless on lips.
Sephora Collection Melting Lip Clicks
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These new solid serum sticks apply like a lipstick, leave behind the shine of a gloss, and feel like an oil, giving you the best of all three worlds. Each of the five neutral, wearable shades (good luck picking your favorite, we can't) delivers the ideal hint of color.
Physician's Formula Organic Wear Rose Oil Lip Polish
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When your lips are super dry and cracked, lip balm alone won't cut it; you need to use something to buff away the flakes first. Enter this pretty pink scrub, which uses organic raw sugar to do just that, and also contains organic shea butter, coconut oil, and rosehip oil to nourish and hydrate lips.
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