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The Best Lip Products with Skin Care Benefits

When it comes to skin care, your lips don’t often get the pampering they deserve. While you might stay on top of the latest lipstick shades and formulas, that doesn’t mean you’re giving your lips all the TLC they need. Sure, there may be a lip balm or two tucked inside your purse or lying around in your bathroom shelf, but if you really want to get serious about maintaining a perfect pout, it’s time to take a closer look at your lip products.

Why Lip Care Is Important

Just like your skin, your lips needs consistent care. That’s because your lips don’t have sweat or oil glands, which means they don’t get the added protection that your skin’s natural moisture provides.

This is also why they are prone to chapping, cracking, and feeling dry. Not to mention, they are made of the thinnest skin in your body, making them even more susceptible to damage when exposed to the elements and the sun.

How to Choose the Right Lip Products

Luckily, your lip care options are no longer limited to the glitter glosses and chapsticks of your tween years. Whether you’re eyeing a tint, balm or stain, it’s best to choose multitasking products that add natural-looking color with a healthy dose of moisture and protection.

As far as ingredients are concerned, Anna H. Chacon, a board-certified dermatologist in Weston, Fla., says SPF should be your priority. “A lip balm with sun protection is the ideal product. A lip conditioner is also helpful at keeping [lips] supple,” she adds.

When it comes to adding and locking in moisture to your lips, look for the usual hydrating ingredients that you typically find in your skin care products. These include hyaluronic acid, vitamins A, C and E, aloe vera and nourishing oils.

Best Lip Care Products to Try

Ready for softer, healthier lips? We’ve compiled our favorite multitasking lip color products below.

  1. ILIA Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm 0.15 oz.
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    ILIA Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm 0.15 oz.

    Ultra-nourishing and moisturizing, this tinted lip balm is infused with rosehip seed oil, shea butter and salicornia (sea succulent) that all work together to hydrate, condition and protect your lips from the elements. Plus, its buildable formula lets you create different looks—whether you want to go subtle or bold—without having to worry about bleeding or settling into lines.

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  2. Wander Beauty Lip Retreat Oil (10 ml.)
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    Wander Beauty Lip Retreat Oil (10 ml.)

    You’ll never have to worry about dry, chapped or flaky lips again with this moisturizing lip treatment that helps calm, repair and moisturize while leaving your pout with a gloss-like shine and pigment. It’s infused with apricot kernel, avocado and rosa canina fruit oils, which are loaded with nourishing vitamin E, fatty acids and antioxidants.

     

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  3. Dermstore Exclusive BY TERRY Hyaluronic Hydra-Balm 2.6 g.
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    Dermstore Exclusive BY TERRY Hyaluronic Hydra-Balm 2.6 g.

    Featuring hyaluronic acid and crystal color micro-pigments, this intensely hydrating formula replenishes and rejuvenates dry, chapped lips. Perfect for day or night, this vegan lipstick adds a sheer wash of color for softer and healthier-looking lips.

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  4. Kjaer Weis Matte Naturally Liquid Lipstick 0.12 fl. oz.
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    Kjaer Weis Matte Naturally Liquid Lipstick 0.12 fl. oz.

    Infused with hyaluronic acid, shea butter and castor seed oils, this Certified Organic lipstick leaves your lips with a velvety finish without the usual tightness and dryness that comes with using matte colors. Its long-wearing and hydrating formula glides like a gloss and nourishes your lips from the inside, making it perfect for your day-to-night look.

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  5. COVER FX Monochromatic Lip Color (0.3 fl. oz.)
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    COVER FX Monochromatic Lip Color (0.3 fl. oz.)

    If you love matte lips but hate the way some formulas leave your lips dry and tight, then this liquid lip color is your new best friend. Featuring antioxidant-rich and ultra-nourishing vitamins C and E, it gives your lips a soft velvety feel while keeping it moisturized and protected from free radicals.

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  6. jane iredale Beyond Matte Lip Fixation Lip Stain (0.09 fl. oz.)
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    jane iredale Beyond Matte Lip Fixation Lip Stain (0.09 fl. oz.)

    With plant-based oils and dimethicone in its formula, this long-lasting liquid lipstick is proof that you don’t have to endure dryness and discomfort to indulge your love for matte lips. Featuring seven luxurious and richly pigmented shades, it protects and conditions your lips while leaving it with a soft, beyond-matte finish.

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  7. RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek (0.15 oz.)
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    RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek (0.15 oz.)

    If you’re the type of gal who likes her skin care routine quick and uncomplicated, then this blendable formula is for you. It not only does double duty as a lip-and-cheek color, but it also ensures your lips stay moisturized and protected. It features buriti oil, shea butter and organic cocoa seed butter to help condition the skin on your lips and cheeks while adding a healthy, natural-looking flush.

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Beauty Reporter

Janeca Racho

With over 10 years of writing and editing experience, Janeca Racho has worked with clients in the fashion, entertainment, food, health and travel industries. An adventurer at heart, she will gladly trade her heels for a good pair of hiking shoes and skip hotels to camp under the stars. She loves horror movies, googling ingredients in her beauty products and backpacking trips with her toddler. Her newfound obsession: nude lipstick.