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A good lip balm gives the lips a boost of hydration. Keeps them smooth. Plumps up fine lines. Stops flaking. It's basically a beauty must. And we're betting any true beauty lover has a handful of balms stashed all about the place for when a desert-dry lip moment hits.
But which lip balms are the best? Check out ten that have achieved the Top Rated badge...
1. Trilogy Everything Balm
Beauty Review Member Daile says: A little goes a long way. I love the smell of it and it doesn't feel sticky like other lip products. It's a great pick me up, particularly on dry lips from being in an air conditioned office all day.
2. Hurraw Lip Balm
Beauty Review Member kathyjtp says: I started using this about 6 months ago and would never turn to a different brand ever! ...since switching to this I feel like I only have to apply a few times a day usually when I'm siting at work because the office is air-conditioned.
3. ecostore Beeswax Lip Balm
Beauty Review Member Hayleigh-Jane says: This is my in-car lip balm because it does not melt in the heat - total bonus! It lasts a long time and my lips feel soft and smooth. The balm isn't sticky but instead it is silky and soft.
4. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15
Beauty Review Member nome_12 says: I have tried a number of lip creams and this is by far the best one I have ever used. It keeps my lips soft and doesn't dry them out, while also keeping them protected from the sun with its SPF 15.
5. ecostore Lip Balm
Beauty Review Member ashie says: I love the cool, fresh feeling of the mint, and it actually keeps my lips hydrated and smooth. It helps when they are chapped and cracked, it feels like a medicated balm.
6. Coco Island Paw Paw Ointment
Beauty Review Member Tinadixon says: I often buy this for my sons lips, he often gets dry and broken lips. I like to get him this one as it seems to heal them really quick and it’s not girly so he can keep it in his school bag. I have used it on my lips after being out in the sun and it works a treat.
7. Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm
Beauty Review Member Cheshire_Cat says: I really like these for the subtle hint of color they give and the moisture they give my lips. I've nearly used one up, and I carry it with me all the time when my lips need a bit of a pick me up. Highly recommend.
Beauty Review Member Kita12 says: Great reputation, does what it claims, used since I was a teenager and now buy for my 7 year old daughter. Not life changing results but definitely helps windburnt and sore cracked lips. Smells great, easy to chuck in the handbag and affordable!
9. EOS Lip Balm
Beauty Review Member Georgia24 says: They are convenient, easy to fit in your handbag or pocket and they work well as a lip balm with a nice and pleasant scent that is not overpowering.
10. Maybelline Baby Lips
Beauty Review Member TaylaChais says: I've tried most of the Maybelline Baby Lips range and I think they're great! The scent is pleasant and not overly "plastic" smelling. These are just fun to have in your bag, the pop of colour is so cheerful you can't help but smile.