Lip balms are always at hand, in several pieces, especially in winter. I don’t like dry lips or even lipstick on them, just good nourishing care that I don’t have to reapply too often. Of the five I’ve used this winter (I have to mention their differences are minimal), only Drunk Elephant ™ disappointed me a bit, while JOWAÉ was a pleasant surprise. It’s also the first product of that brand I’ve tried. There is a large selection of lip sticks on the market, so you can really choose according to personal preferences.
Drunk Elephant ™ lip balm (the packaging states that it can also be applied to the eye area)
I have already written about this brand and I really like the concept of clean cosmetics to which they also belong. They use lettuce oil in all products, including this stick, whose packaging is simply irresistible.
Drunk Elephant ™ balm creates a thin, nourishing film on the lips that nicely defines them and discreetly highlights them. I like the shape of the stick because it is simply applied to the entire lips in one go. Disadvantages are poor durability, ie frequent application is required, and high cost. It contains the smallest amount of the tested ones, and it is the most expensive. In addition to lettuce oil, it also contains soybean oil, coconut, avocado, saffron, cranberry, mongoose, chamomile extract and shea butter, as well as various waxes and the preservative phenoxyethanol.
Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Beeswax / Cera Alba / Cire d’abeille, Ozokerja, Polyisobutene Soybean) Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Cera Carnauba / Cire de carnauba, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Candelilla Cera / Cire de candelilla, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Dictyopteris Membranacea Extract, Magnolia Thai ) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Schinziophyton Rautanenii (Mongongo nut) Kernel Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Tetrahelylxylde Sorbitan Isostearate, Lauryl Alcohol, Linoleic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol
Packaging: stick 3.7g
Price: £ 15.00
Rating: 3.5 / 5
Uriage nourishing stick that protects and regenerates the lips
It contains shea butter, borage oil, hyaluronic acid, vitamins C and E. It contains fragrance and mineral oil and preservative butylhydroxytoluene (Bht). It is nourishing, has a gentle scent and stays on the lips for a long time. It’s a real winter, greasy stick. There is an odorless version from the Uriage Xemose line.
Ingredients: Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Paraffin, Cera Microcrystalline (Microcrystalline Wax), Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, C12-13 Alkyl Lactate, Cera Alba, Beeswa , Borago Officinalis (Borago Officinalis Seed Oil), Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Perfume (Fragrance), Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bht.
Packing: stick 4g
Price: 41 kn
Rating: 3.5 / 5
Carmex SPF15 stick that soothes, protects and nourishes the lips
As soon as you apply Carmex lip balm, you will feel a wave of freshness due to the menthol in the composition. That feeling disappears in a few moments, and the lips remain soft and nourished. Although at first I didn’t like the cooling effect of menthol, after a few days I got used to it and it didn’t bother me anymore. There is also a mild vanilla taste that softens the strength of menthol a bit. This is a product of an American brand with 90 years of tradition, whose lip care products are characterized by a noticeable yellow-red packaging. It is colorless, nourishing and has the longest durability of these tried and tested balms, and at the same time it has renewed my lips the fastest. It also has SPF15 protection factor.
Contains cocoa butter, menthol, vanilla, fragrance, salicylic acid. For those who avoid products with ingredients of animal origin, it should be noted that this balm contains lanolin.
Octinoxate 7.50% – protective chemical filter
Oxybenzone 4.00% – protective chemical filter
White Petrolatum 35.00% – lip protection (white Vaseline)
Ingredients: Petrolatum, Lanolin, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera, Ethylhexyl / Methoxycinnamate, Benzophenone-3, Ozokerite, Cetyl Esters, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Cera Alba, Paraffin, Camphor, Menthol, Salicylic Acid, Perfume, Vanillin, Limone citronellal.
Packaging: stick 4.25g
Price: 12.90 kn
Rating: 3.5 / 5
JOWAÉ stick for the care of dry and damaged lips
This nourishing balm is enriched with antioxidant lumiphenols and camellia oil that nourish and protect the lips, making them soft and nourished. It represents the best price-quality ratio. The ingredients are of natural origin, does not leave a sticky film, is not greasy, absorbs quickly and has good durability.
It contains shea butter, camellia, coconut, sweet almond, sunflower, macadamia and olive oil, vegetable glycerin and stabilized vitamin E. It does not contain fragrance or parabens.
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Cera Alba / Beeswax / Cire d’Abeille, Olus Oil / Vegetable Oil / Huile Végétale, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Helianthus Annuus Hybrid Oil / Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Candelilla Cera / Euphorbia Cer / Cire de Candelilla, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Behenyl Esters, Isoamyl Laurate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-6 Esters Behenate, Hydrogenadus Vegeta (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Aqua / Water / Eau, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sempervivum Tectorum Extract, Citric Acid.
Packing: 4 g
Price: 34 kn
Rating: 4.5 / 5
La Roche Posay NUTRITIC stick for dry and very dry lips
It contains biolipids and ceramides 5, which compensate for the lack of ceramides and restore the skin barrier, shea butter and glycerin. It has a non-greasy texture and is instantly absorbed. It contains white lemon balm oil, black currant, foxglove, soy, coriander, apricot, vitamins E and C.
Composition: POLYETHYLENE • polybutene • bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2 • Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) • Hydrogenated POLYISOBUTENE • myristyl myristate • cera alba (beeswax) • OCTYLDODECANOL • Ricinus communis (Castor) Seed Oil • cetyl alcohol • Meadowfoam (meadowfoam) SEED OIL • CETYL PALMITATE • GLYCERIN. RIBES nigrum (black currant) seed oil • Echium LYCOPSIS FRUIT OIL • Coriandrum sativum (coriander) FRUIT OIL • Prunus armeniaca (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL • tocopheryl acetate • HYDROXYPALMITOYL SPHINGANINE • TETRADIBUTYL PENTAERITHRITYL • Hydroxyhydrocinnamate • CI 77891 (titanium dioxide) • Stearyl Alcohol • GLYCINE SOYBEAN OIL • MYRISTYL ALCOHOL • CITRIC ACID • TOCOPHEROL • ASCORBYL PALMITATE.
Price: 55.50 kn