The Best Lip Balms with SPF
Lips have especially thin and sensitive skin, so they're one area you should pay extra special attention to when it comes to sun.
Best moisturizing lip balm with SPF
Although our priority is protection, it’s never a bad idea to keep your lips nourished. Look for a lip balm with SPF that also happens to know how to take care of your lips. Look for products made with moisturizing ingredients like vitamin E and Shea butter. For rich moisture, try The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care SPF 15, an intense moisture serum for the lips. We also love Sun Bum SPF 30 Coconut Lip Balm for deep moisture with that summery, vacation feel of coconut.
Best tinted lip balm with SPF
If you’re going to have pouty, nourished lips, you might as well throw in a little colour. Tinted lip balm means high-pigment payoff in addition to SPF protection. Jane Iredale Flirt LipDrink SPF 15 Lip Balm comes in four shades, from sheer to deep nude. If you’re looking for the perfect rose hue, try babo botanicals Seka Rose Mineral Sunscreen for a lip that’s just pink enough.
Best natural lip balm with SFF
Natural beauty lovers know there’s something extra invigorating about using a product you know is cruelty-free and beneficial for your skin. Made from mineral sunscreen yet somehow still managing a rich colour payoff is COOLA Mineral LipLux SPF 30 Purple Sky.
Best anti-aging lip balm with SPF
Judging by the staggering rise in lip injections, we have a feeling that most of you care about how your lips look. Opt for an anti-aging lip sunscreen to help keep those fine lines at bay—epicuren Anti-Aging Balm SPF 15 is formulated with goodness like tea tree oil, cocoa butter, and Shea and sunflower oil.
Best budget lip balm with SPF
For a product that just works, it doesn’t hurt to go back to basics. Palmer’s Original Ultra Moisturizing lip protectant is SPF 15 and costs less than $2. There’s pretty much no reason not to have this lip balm with SPF in your bag right now.
(Related: 4 Sun Hats to Protect Your Skin From UV Rays)
Best lip balm with SPF for preventing cold sores
If you have dry, flaky lips that court cold sores, opt for a lip balm with SPF that will keep your pout in check. Carmex Daily Care SPF 15 comes in a citrus flavour that will cheer you up even when you’re fighting a cold sore. For lips in need of extra love, Nivea Recovery Medicated Lip Care SPF 15 is here to heal.
(Related: How to Manage (and Prevent) a Cold Sore)
Best splurge lip balm with SPF
If you have a kissable night ahead, it pays to prep with a lip you’ll truly love. Dior Addict Lip Glow Balm comes in four satiny shades and combines that special “don’t my lips look good” glow with SPF 10.