It’s not the most exciting beauty item one can purchase, but lip balm is probably a must-have for the majority of us. The heat and air-conditioning can wreak havoc on our lips in summer, while the winter wind is the arch-nemesis.
I use lip balm – a lot. Reviewing it was harder than I expected because I’ve always had multiple lip balms on the go. You’ll find them scattered around, next to my bed, at my desk, in my handbag … I’ve even found one nestled in the pocket of last year’s winter coat. And usually they’re different types and brands, making it tricky to narrow down the good from the bad.
Not anymore. It’s time to scrutinise …
Brand: Natio Moisturising lip balm
Price: $4.95 at Discount Chemist, Myer and selected chemists and health food shops. You can also find it online.
Why we love it: It’s vegan, Australian owned and formaldehyde free.
Verdict (yay or nay): It’s SPF 30+ and has vitiman E and aloe vera. I prefer lip balms that come in a stick rather than a squeezy tube so that’s a win. It’s also reasonably priced and moisturising.
For really dried out lips, like mine currently are, I needed to do some diy treatments such as coconut oil or honey. This neat, compact tube is a perfect fit for your bag, pocket or bedside table. And it’s super cheap. Yay!