Nothing protects winter skin more than an ultra-soothing and hydrating beauty balm, keeping chapped lips and parched ruddy cheeks at bay. We also know no one has time to search for the best balm when their skin is parched and begging for some relief, which is why we have shortlisted some of our favourites to help you out…
Lanolips 101 Ointment Multipurpose Balm
Made with 100% pure grade lanolin (the stuff found in sheep’s wool), this product is cruelty-free, vegetarian and baby friendly, dermatologically tested and holds 200% of its weight in moisture – quite an achievement we think. Use generously and warm between the fingers before applying to your lips, cuticles or dry patches for instant relief.
£7.99 at Boots
Elemental Herbology Tree of Life Balm
Rich in the Buriti ‘Tree-of-Life’ oil – used by the native inhabitants of the Amazon for centuries – renowned for its high levels of essential fatty acids, this multi-purpose balm not only soothes inflammation and redness but is also known to help reduce the appearance of pesky stretch marks. With the most gorgeous citrus marmalade scent, we can’t get enough. A bath full of the stuff and we will be happy.
£22 at Feel Unique
Lyonsleaf Natural Beauty Balm
It may not look very flash but trust us, this little wonder really works – very well indeed. Used as a cleansing balm to dissolve dirt, remove makeup (including waterproof mascara) and rebalance dry or oily skin, you can also rub it into your heels, ankles and elbows for a more intense dose of nourishment throughout the colder months.
£12.95 at Lyonsleaf.co.uk
Antipodes Saviour Skin Balm
Now as far as ‘multi-use’ goes, this one really goes to town. Designed for the whole family and packed with the antibacterial properties of Australian tea tree and New Zealand totara, this wonder balm can be used on grazes and bruises, cracked skin, sun burn, shaving rash, sore muscles and of course, dry patches of skin. Is there anything it doesn’t do?
£28.99 at Planet Organic
Jurlique Love Balm
The perfect handbag essential to pop in your winter tote, this lightly tangerine scented balm will be your dry skin saviour while on the go. Apply to anywhere that needs an extra bit of TLC and simply enjoy the calming effect on your irritated skin.
£10 at Look Fantastic
Glossier Balm Dotcom
Recently launched on Net-A-Porter, this cult beauty brand is already making waves with its simply amazing packaging and ‘more skin, less makeup’ approach to beauty. So good, you will want one for your desk, one for your handbag and one for your bathroom shelf – it’s a good job they come in packs of three really.
£30 for set of 3 at Net-a-porter
Balance Me Stellar Beauty Balm
Made with an impressive hydrating blend of natural butters and skin-repairing oils, this balm can be used to comfort the usual dry patches of skin but also works great as a brow tamer, calm insect bites, prevent cold sores and even as a cheek highlighter. Now that’s what we call an investment product.
£18 at Balance Me
Sanctuary Spa 7 Day Moisture Miracle Oil Balm
If there’s one thing everyone knows about Sanctuary Spa, is the heavenly signature scent, so you’ll be pleased to know even its balm smells just as dreamy. The oil-rich miracle balm melts into the skin to form a luxurious veil that protects against the harshness of autumn/winter weather. Remember though, this product is for the body, not the face!
£7.50 at Boots
– Written by Amy-Lee Cowey