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Lip care 101: The most hydrating lip oils and balms

Find your lip’s new BFF!

While everyone has their own preferences about the best lip balms there is no denying that it’s a mainstay in even the most basic of beauty routines. This humble product finds itself in our beauty bags, bathroom shelves and even on our bedside tables. It’s not surprising though since there is nothing quite as unpleasant as having chapped and flaky lips. However, lip care has extended far beyond balms. The new kid on the block is lip oils (basically a blend of the balm and the gloss). And with more and more beauty brands jumping onto this trend train, we’ve rounded up the most hydrating products available.

Scroll down to find your lip's new BFF!

Juicy Chemistry’s Blood Orange and Rosehip Lip Balm

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If you’re looking for a way to soothe your chapped and pigmented lips, this lip butter from Juicy Chemistry is a good solution. It’s rich in oils that contain Vitamin C which helps soften lips while reversing discolouration.

As the name suggests, the main components in this lip butter are blood orange which soothes and softens the lips and rosehip which replenishes the lip's collagen levels and improves the skin’s ability to retain moisture.

Clarins Lip Comfort Oil

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If you’ve been searching high and low for a product that blends the soothing properties of a balm with the shiny properties of a gloss, your journey ends here. The key ingredients in this product include raspberry (which supplies the lips with antioxidants), hazelnut (which nourishes and gives the lips a slight plumping effect) and jojoba (which softens the lips). It’s all the lippy goodness we need in one bottle! 

Forest Essentials Sugared Rose Petal Lip Balm

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A unique Ayurvedic preparation of kokum butter, organic beeswax and cocoa butter, this lip balm by Forest Essentials not only helps to replenish dry, chapped and flaky lips but also seals in moisture which soothes damaged skin and gives it a glossy feel. It’s earned a spot on your beauty shelf (and in your travel vanity), wouldn’t you say?

Dior Addict Lip Glow- Universal Clear

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This lip balm from Dior nourishes, protects and softens the lips. It’s infused with cherry oil and shea butter to provide 24-hour hydration. As a bonus, this lip balm also has a colour reviver technology which allows it to react with the moisture levels of the lips to enhance the custom colour and add a subtle shine. 

Charlotte's Magic Lip Oil

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Enriched with Hyaluronic Acid and plant extracts this magic lip oil by Charlotte Tilbury is so much more. It’s a lip conditioner by day and a lip-sleeping mask at night. The intense hydration that it provides leaves you with fuller-looking healthier lips. It’s packed with the

goodness of Aloe Vera that supplies your skin with antioxidants and Vitamins A and C. Not to mention the soothing properties that it brings along with it. If used regularly, this lip oil truly is magical.

Laneige Lip Glowy Balm

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If you’re looking for something that is subtly shiny but doesn’t weigh your lips down, Laneige is the way to go. This lip balm coats the lips with a breathable layer, making them look supple, healthy and glossy. It’s perfect for the days' matte lipsticks have wreaked havoc on your lips. In fact, this lip balm also makes for an ideal lip primer. It’s one handy little tube!