A Lip Treatment Balm for Every Budget

As soon as it gets cold, the first thing to go is my lips, which crack, split and peel which not only looks *hideous*, it also feels very uncomfortable and can quickly become painful when I pick at the peeling bit and end up cutting my lip.  Lovely! I’ve developed some real lip treatment loves over the years, but I also have to tread carefully as some of them are great at treating dry lips, but also cause little spots around the lips themselves (presumably worse so if you’re breakout prone like me) so here are three gorgeous lip treatments that’ll thoroughly nourish your lips without causing any additional issues.

First up at the budget side of things is Carmex, who offer a fantastic selection of different flavours and applicators – my current favourite is the Lime Twist Stick (although I’ve just seen they have a vanilla Twist Stick, so that’s next on my list) as I much prefer a stick format to a tube or pot, but that’s just personal preference.  What’s so great about Carmex products is that even though they are budget, they perform like a more luxury product, feeling nourishing on the lips rather than plasticky.  After my move recently I misplaced my Twist Stick for a couple of nights and it was very noticeable – this is a product that really works.  You can find the majority of the Carmex range at Boots here – link – where everything is less than a fiver.

I will always have a soft spot for Lanolips as I just love the brand; years ago I was having a total nightmare with dry lips and one of their treatment products came to the rescue – for seriously fast results, they are brilliant, and I also love, love, LOVE their tinted balms too; I carry a couple around with me at all times. Pictured is the Lanolips Ointment which is a multi-use balm that’s kind of like a more budget-friendly and natural take on the cult Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream, so you can use it for anything that needs a serious hit of moisture, such as cracked heels, cuticles and dry skin, making it a great option for winter care.  Most importantly, it really is an amazing lip treatment.  Lanolip products are around the £8 – £12 mark and you can find a small selection at Boots here – link.

Interestingly, I included the Decleor Intense Nutrition Lipbalm as my luxury choice as I tend to associate Decleor as a luxury brand generally, but actually, the price point is similar to that of Lanolips.  If you prefer a decadent, nourishing balm that feels and looks luxurious then the Decleor one is a lovely option that feels rich on the lips, but it has a slightly melting texture so it gives lips a soft sheen too.  Find it here – link – for £10.50.

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