Good, Better, Best: Lip Balms
When I shop, I go out and look for the best product out there. In this case, something to treat my lips. I want a product that can prevent blisters, chapped lips, and can work with a lipstick or lip stain. If you are like me, than look no further. I am posting my Good, Better, Best products in this category.
My Good, Better, Best rating system is inspired by the Steven & Chris show, wherein they introduce home decor ideas. I will introduce 3 products that I love and use. They are all great but rated here based on performance and price. These are all tops compared to other products in the same price range or those with the same Unique Selling Point.
My Good-Better-Best for this category are Vaseline, Decleor Eye & Lip Moisturizing Mask, and Laura Mercier’s Lip Silk.
GOOD – Vaseline $4.00CAD for 100g
Vaseline or Petroleum Jelly, is a mix of paraffins, waxes and mineral oils that have a melting point just above body temperature so it melts on contact with your skin, fills in cracks, protects lips from exterior elements, and acts as a sealant keeping moisture in.
Every night I put Vaseline on my lips before bed and I wake up with moist lips. It goes on top of almost any lipstick or stain. It doesn’t have any medical effects. Not anymore. However, it is an excellent sealant. On very dry days, I have to reapply. They came out with a diamond encrusted jar in one of their promotional give-aways. Fancy jar or regular jar, Vaseline is a GOOD lip balm.
1 – Price
2 – Glossy finish like a lipgloss
3 – Excellent sealant
BETTER – Decleor Eye & Lip Moisturizing Mask $40 for 1oz.
This is an all-natural beauty product. It relaxes and quenches using Aromatic Mints and Orange Blossom Waters. It hydrates and protects against environment using extracts of Codium, Wild Pansy and micro-proteins of Moringa Oleifera. It smooths dehydration lines with extracts of Ivy, Cornflower and Sweet Clover Flower Water. The targeted active plant ingredients uses aquaporin technology to make eyes and lips feel smooth and refreshed. A small dab the size of a sesame seed is all you need to cover your lips. So a little goes a long way with $40.
I recently stumbled upon this product as part of a gift set. This product amazed me. Decleor Eye & Lip Moisturizing Mask was a better sealant for my lips than Vaseline. It kept the moisture in, and protected my lips for a good part of the day. It feels also thinner than Vaseline and coast my lips right away without rubbing off. It also works well over lipsticks and lip stains. Love it!
1 – Duo treatment – eye & lip
2 – Long-lasting
3 – Thin and light
4 – All-Natural
Best – Laura Mercier Lip Silk $30.00CAD for 0.4oz
This is my Best rating of all lip balms. It reduces feathering and soothes dry lips for a smoother surface. It prepares lipstick wear and holds color. It is allergy tested in and is fragrance-free. A tiny amount is all you need.
The Laura Mercier sales rep said to me “It will change your life”. I laughed and took a sample home. Well, it has changed my life. Before this product, I relied on good old Vaseline for my routine lip treatment. It was inexpensive and felt pretty safe. Vaseline was better than any lip balms on the market.
Wrong! The Laura Mercier Lip Silk blew me away. After a few days with this product, my lips were smoother and younger looking. The peeling and cracking started to heal. And, I had less fine lines because of it. This product meets all my needs. I am frightened by the price and only getting 0.4oz but a little goes a long way. This product will last! It will slowly absorb into your skin. I put a tiny dab, the size of a sesame seed, on my lips before bedtime and have to wipe the rest off in the morning if I want to put on lipstick. Re-apply every 12 hours. Amazing!
1 – Reduces fine lines for a smoother surface
2 – Reduces peeling and cracking
3 – Lasts 12hrs +
4 – Hypoallergenic
All 3 products are amazing lip balms. I hope you try all 3 or choose the one that best suits your needs. Take care of your lips this Winter!
Good, Better, Best: Lip Balms