Five Lip Balms To Get You Through Winter

Got dry mouth? On the outside, like when your flaking, chapped and cracked lips are so red and sore they feel like they’re taking over your entire mouth…maybe your face. At the risk of sounding like the iPhone campaign, there’s a balm for that. All you have to do is pick the one that sounds best and start applying it.

Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm
This pocket-sized tube of honey-scented lip balm is 100 per cent natural and paraben-, phthalate- and petrolatum-free. Loaded with beeswax, oils and butters, it will hydrate your lips and lock moisture in. You can thank natural emollient honey for that.
Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm is $4.99, available online at

Eos Organic Lip Balm in “Sweet Mint”
Egg-shaped for easy application, this vitamin-E, shea butter and jojoba-oil infused lip softener smells minty fresh. With it’s organic, hypoallergenic and paraben-, petrochemical- and gluten-free formula it’s ideal for anyone with dietary restrictions.
Eos Organic Lip Balm in “Sweet Mint” is $4.00, available online at

Polysporin Visible Lip Health Overnight Renewal
You can sleep in this one; its intensely hydrating and vitamin rich formula repairs and heals your chapped and cracked, dehydrated and scaling lips while you count sheep. Rub it on before bed for a minimum of three consecutive nights for best results.
Polysporin Visible Lip Health Overnight Renewal is $6.00, available online at

Nivea Men Active Care Lip Balm
Every day, no-shine lip balm that won’t wear off half way down the Black Diamond slopes or three points into your racquetball game. Fragrance-free, this tube’s pro-vitamin B5 and Hydra IQ formulation protects and moisturizes your lips in one swipe.
Nivea Men Active Care Lip Balm is $3.00, available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

Tom Ford For Men Hydrating Lip Balm
Luxurious feeling, this sheer, moisturizing balm combats dry lips while improving their overall texture with it’s unique blend of natural oils, vitamins and butter. Plus, it’s sleek container adds a touch of designer style to your grooming routine.
Tom Ford For Men Hydrating Lip Balm is $33, available at Holt Renfrew stores across Canada.

Adriana Ermter

Adriana is an award-winning writer and editor. The former beauty director for FASHION magazine and editor-in-chief of Salon and of Childview magazines has hosted beauty videos for, as well as contributed to Men’s FASHION, Chatelaine and, Flare and, Huffington Post Canada, National Post,,, and She lives in Toronto with her very spoiled feline, Trixie-Belle, and a fantastically large perfume collection.

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