Call it unhealthy, but we are slightly obsessed with Lip Balms. Our handbags, carry-ons, suitcases and bedside tables are never, ever without a balm. Travelling, especially aeroplanes wrecks havoc on your lips so here is a curated list of our favourite lip balms to keep your pout moisturised - believe us... we have tried them all!
Tatcha Gold Spun Camellia Lip Balm
This is like your fancy, special occasion lip balm. Not only is it super hydrating due to the Camellia oil, oleic acid, vitamins A, B, D and E and omegas 3, 6 and 9... it also has real 23-karat gold flakes - yes, you read correctly. Please don't leave this at the bottom of your handbag, treat it with the special care it deserves!
Available from MECCA here
AESOP Rosehip Seed Lip Cream
Firstly, like everything else in AESOP just one whiff of this lip cream is enough to have you hooked for life. This is more of a cream formula, so it may feel a little strange at first but stick with it! It's packed with vitamins and free from silicone and paraffin which also makes it perfect for those with sensitive skin of the lips.
Available from AESOP here
Lanolips 101 Ointment Superbalm
When a lip balm reaches cult status you know they're onto a good thing. This super dense lanolin balm penetrates and seals in moisture. Best for use for extreme hydration and can be used not only on the lips, but also on your dry cuticles, dry skin patches and cracked heels. This balm will not let you down and should be in every bag and carry on.
Available from Lanolips here
Malin + Goetz Lip Moisturiser
A lip product that not only revives and hydrates it's also can double as makeup as it's glossy enough to be used on a night out without the stickiness. Let's just say - the 'in-the-know' simply lust after this soothing and affordable lip balm. It's especially good for long-haul flights because its staying power is next level.
Available from MECCA here
Lucas Paw Paw Ointment
You can't walk into any supermarket, pharmacy or department store without spotting this famous red tube and there's a reason why. With packaging and formula that hasn't changed in a million years, not to mention it's lack of instagram account *SHOCK HORROR!* - it's all part of the charm of this extremely affordable (we're talking under $5), unassuming product that graces the lips of some of the biggest celebrities like Kate Moss and Cara Delevigne and stocked on the largest luxury website in the world Net-a-Porter!!!!.
The ointment has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and can be used as a local topical application on your lips, sunburn, rashes, insect bites and can help relieve symptoms of dermatitis and eczema. In fact, check your medicine cupboard, because you probably already have a tube. If not, it's...
Available pretty much everywhere...