In the same way as our hands, we can often neglect to protect our lips from the sun too. The heat can make our lips extra dry, feel tight and on occasion end up sunburnt. Unless we’re always sporting wide rimmed sun hats, our lips are always exposed to the elements. Finding a lip balm that offers sunscreen and a nourishing formulation with no white cast can be tricky but here’s my roundup of brilliant SPF lip balms for your summer handbag essentials.
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An argan-infused lip treatment balm that glides over lips effortlessly delivering factor 30 protection. It also contains nourishing oils and vitamin E to leave your lips feeling smooth and supple.
This is more of a creamy liquid lip balm consistency offering a pretty yet subtle tint of colour to the lips too. Packed with nourishing butters and oils, it feels comfortable and hydrating, not sticky and provides that all important SPF50 protection.
I’m a huge fan of the Buttermask for Lips* so consider this the sister product for everyday wear with SPF30 in stick format. It smooths and softens and the clear version provides a comforting layer of moisture under lipstick.
Suitable for more sensitive lips, this sunscreen stick is a soothing and hydrating option that can also be used around the eye area, ears, nose and targeted on exposed moles. It glides over lips and skin and is easy to reapply as needed throughout the day. A great multi-purpose protective SPF stick to have on hand.
Ultrasun is a brilliant and effective suncare brand that doesn’t disappoint with their super affordable SPF lip balm. A clear stick balm that feels nourishing on the lips and doesn’t drag or leave behind a sticky finish. Perfect to wear under or over other lip colour and reapply throughout the day.
I love Shiseido’s suncare range and their SPF lip balm offering is no exception. This blue liquid lip balm offers refreshing and soothing hydration for the summer. Works well both over and under lipstick and is water resistant.
Further reading: Sunscreens for your hands and my favourite facial sunscreens that work well under makeup.