No one is safe from dry and chapped lips, which makes lip balms a true beauty essential. Getting rid of that uncomfortable feeling brought about by a dehydrated pucker is one of the most satisfying things ever, to the point where we can't imagine not having a pot, tube, or stick of it on hand just in case. We can't blame you for having multiples in your bag, at home, or at work—it's that useful.
Hence, finding the right lip balm for your needs should be one of your top beauty priorities. To help cut your search short, below, we've put together a list of our favorite pout moisturizers. Shop away for perpetually smooth lips!
Nuxe Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm
This cult-favorite French pharmacy lip balm's star ingredients are honey and propolis—two bee-based ingredients that are known to help soothe and aid skin repair. It works its magic even on the most cracked lips! If your skin is feeling extra dry, apply a thin layer of this on the contour of your lips to lock in moisture!
NUXE Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm, P845, Rustan's
Lucas' Papaw Ointment
Many brands have created their own version of the paw paw balm, but the century-old formula by Lucas Papaw is the most popular for a reason. This ointment contains paw paw, or fermented papaya, which has natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties (learn more about it here!). Aside from being a treatment lip balm, it's also popularly used to treat wounds, burns, eczema, and dry skin.
LUCAS PAPAW Papaw Ointment, P499, Watsons
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
While silicone and sheet lip masks do exist, the convenience of this leave-on mask is tough to beat. This balm coats your pout with hyaluronic acid and antioxidants to rehydrate and plump, leaving you with baby soft lips. If the famous berry variant isn't your thing, there are also vanilla, apple lime, and grapefruit to choose from!
LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask, P950, SM Makati
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Lip Booster
For the lipstick lover with chronically dry lips, you might need more than just a plain lip balm. Make Up For Ever's Lip Booster, for one, acts like a hydrating serum, prepping the lips for color while providing that comfortable, gloss-like slide.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Lip Booster, P1500, SM Megamall
Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Lip Balm
Leave it to legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath to create a lip balm as luxurious as this. Taking after the look of her pigmented lipsticks, the Lip Fetish Lip Balm provides a sheer wash of moisture and shine without that heavy and sticky feeling. The shade selection isn't limited to clear either, with colors ranging from a holographic pink to sheer reds and peaches.
PAT MCGRATH Lip Fetish Lip Balm, P2490, Sephora.ph
La Mer The Lip Balm
La Mer's take on a lip balm is packed with ingredients that benefit your lips' moisture barrier to protect it from further damage. It has that light minty feel to it as well, so your puckers are not just softer but more refreshed.
LA MER The Lip Balm, P3800, Rustan's
Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil
If you're up for a splurge, this luxurious blend of moisture-boosting oils and anti-aging ingredients will make it worth your while. This one will give your lips a shine so intense that'll give you an excuse to skip lipstick, toning down visible cracks and dehydration in one swipe. Did we mention it has a gold plated tip that feels extra soothing when it's cold?
HOURGLASS N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil, P2750, Sephora.ph
Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15
This tinted lip balm is one of the most popular ones in the US, partly thanks to its ultra-wearable, barely-there shades. Here's a fun fact: It contains sugar not to add a sweet taste, but because sugar naturally helps retain moisture on the lips!
FRESH Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15, P1387, Sephora.ph
Dior Lip Glow
Dior mixes skincare and makeup with the Lip Glow—a sheer, mango butter-infused balm in universally-flattering shades. It's said to have color reviving technology, which adjusts to the chemistry of the user's lips for a unique wash of color.
DIOR Lip Glow, P1800, SM Makati
Vaseline Lip Therapy Balm Stick in Cocoa Butter
Vaseline's classic Lip Therapy jar now comes in stick form, so you can easily take it with you on the go. Cocoa and shea butter was added to the original formula to amp up nourishment and fill your senses with the comforting scent of cocoa butter.
VASELINE Lip Therapy Balm Stick in Cocoa Butter, P99, Watsons
Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil
The most comforting feature of this lip oil is not its lightweight formula, but the fact that it's made of purely plant oils for effective and long-lasting hydration. It'll leave a glassy coat on your lips that could substitute for a gloss.
CLARINS Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, P1350, SM Makati
Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
If you're looking for a natural lip balm with a simple yet effective formula, look no further than this best selling tube from Burt's Bees. Created from beeswax and a selection of plant oils like peppermint and jojoba, this will keep your puckers supple and minty fresh with each swipe.
BURT'S BEES Beeswax Lip Balm, P225, Beauty Bar
Nivea Original Care Lip Balm
Another no-fuss balm stick is Nivea's Original Care Lip Balm that contains shea butter and the brand's patented Hydra IQ technology for deep moisturization. The colorless variant is perfect as a base for lipstick and a protective film against dehydration.
NIVEA Original Care Lip Balm, P129, Watsons
MAC Prep + Prime Lip
Not all lip balms need oil to work its magic. Case in point: this oil- and fragrance-free lip primer that gently hydrates and prevents your lipstick from feathering.
MAC Prep + Prime Lip, P1100, Lazada
Carmex Original Lip Balm Stick SPF15
When you need more than just moisture, Carmex's original medicated formula creates a protective barrier on your lips with petrolatum and SPF 15 to defend it from dehydration and sun damage.
CARMEX Original Lip Balm Stick SPF15, P149.75, Watsons