Whether you apply the balm on your lips or cheeks, your dry, cracked winter skin will thank you.

By Arielle Tschinkel
October 08, 2019
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With fall and winter quickly approaching, many of us are saying goodbye to hot, humid weather in favor of cooler temps. While sweater weather usually means less humidity (a beauty win!), it can also mean dry, chapped lips—with dry, scaly skin everywhere else to boot.

Turns out, the savior for all your winter skin woes is a $17 lip balm beloved by celebs like Drew Barrymore, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Alicia Keys, Chelsea Handler, Sienna Miller, and more. When they need to soothe irritated lips and scaly skin, these famous faces turn to Lanolips The Original 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm (Buy It, $17, ulta.com)—an ultra-hydrating, ultra-nourishing balm designed to soften not only your lips but the skin on the rest of your body, too. Yep, it's that good.

The celeb-loved product locks in hydration thanks to an ingredient called lanolin, a fat naturally secreted by wool-bearing animals (like sheep) to help protect their skin and wool from harsh weather conditions like extreme wind, rain, and the sun's strong rays. The waxy, oily substance also has antibacterial and antifungal properties, making it aces for preventing skin infections.

As its name suggests, Lanolips The Original 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm can soothe more than just cracked lips. It can also help to soften dry cuticles, cracked heels, and even dry nasal passages, making it a must-have in your arsenal as cold weather approaches. The multipurpose balm is also great for dry, brittle nails, minor cuts, insect bites, and it works on windburn and cheeks chapped from harsh winter air—so if you're out skiing, snowboarding, or simply enjoying the winter weather, you're sure to need a tube close by. (Related: 8 Skin-Care Secrets from Winter Athletes)

Lanolips The Original 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm can also work as a straight-up beauty product: Mix it in with your daily moisturizer for super soft skin, use it as a brow product to keep stray hairs at bay, or add a bit to your foundation for a dewy, glowy look.

Safe enough for babies and small children, the balm is made with a natural formula free of artificial colors, fragrances, parabens (hormone-disrupting chemicals found in many beauty products), petrolatum (a jelly potentially mixed in with other contaminants when featured in beauty and skin products), and mineral oil (a byproduct that's often mixed with carcinogenic agents when added to beauty and skin products).

Not convinced yet? Take it from Alicia Keys, who told Allure, that the multipurpose balm was among her top 10 beauty must-haves in 2017. Or ask Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who recently called it a "hero product" on her website: "You can use this balm absolutely anywhere...from lips to nips—and anything in between—for some serious, lasting hydration," said the supermodel. Even Chelsea Handler slathered the balm all over her face in an Instagram Story last year, according to the Daily Mail. (Related: We Got 6 Dermatologists to Reveal Their Winter Skin-Care Routines)

Online reviewers are equally as enthusiastic about Lanolips The Original 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm, with one recent five-star reviewer calling it the "holy grail of lip care" and their "new must-have."

Snag a tube for yourself at Ulta, Nordstrom, or on Amazon, and see what the fuss is all about—and get ready to kiss dry lips goodbye this winter.


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