Take a peek inside any of team HFM's handbags at any given time and you'll find at least 3-5 different lip balms in various stick, pot and oil forms. Therefore, we'd like to think we know our fair share when it comes to finding the best products for banishing dry, flaky lips. Click through to see our favourites…
1) Best SPF Protection
eos Lemon Drop Lip Balm SPF15, £6.50
Many of us wear moisturiser everyday with an SPF in to shield our skin from UV rays, but we forget that our lips need protecting from the sun too. This one has SPF15, which is ideal for everyday protection and the best part is it tastes just like lemon meringue pie!
2) Best Tinted Balm
Dior Addict Lip Glow, £24
The ultimate low-maintenance lip colour, this clever balm adapts to the pH of your lips to create a pretty flush of pink. As it only reacts with your lips and not the surrounding skin, you don't need to worry about precision so it’s perfect for on the go touch-ups. Plus, with packaging this gorgeous you’ll want to keep reapplying all day!
3) Best All-Natural Balm
Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Beeswax Lip Balm, £3.69
Made with beeswax to prevent moisture loss and packed full of coconut and sunflower oil to soften the lips, this is an affordable (and reliable) option that’s great for everyday use.
4) Best Anti-Ageing Balm
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Magic, £25
Just like our skin, our lips also begin to show signs of ageing over time, gradually becoming thinner and developing wrinkles. This balm from makeup mogul Charlotte Tilbury is designed to combat this with hyaluronic acid to plump up the lips and fill out any fine lines.
5) Best Multi-Tasking Balm
Trilogy Everything Balm, £21.50
The perfect travel companion, this soothing solid oil contains rosehip, pawpaw and manuka honey and has an endless list of uses (as the name would suggest!). Use on dry lips, cuticles, sore noses, dry heels or anywhere else that needs a little moisture.
6) Best Intensive Treatment
Nuxes Rêve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm, £9.50
If your lips are seriously dry and in need of some major TLC, apply a layer of this thick balm overnight and trust us, you’ll wake up with baby soft lips. Made with shea butter, sweet almond oil and honey, consider this a deep conditioner for your lips.