Unlike our facial skin, lips do not have any oil gland. There is literally no mechanism to protect them from the extremities of the environment; be it the harsh coldness of winter or the scorching heat of summer. That is why we need to nourish our lips externally by using lip moisturizers. These products build a protective shield against the external conditions and locks in the moisture so that our lips remain supple. Today I will be sharing 15 of the top-rated lip moisturizers available in the Indian market. Read on to find more.
1. Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm
Price: Rs.175 for 4 gm (Tint-free ones) & Rs.190 for 4 gm (Tinted ones) Buy here
These lip balms are my first choice because they are moisturizing and the tinted shades are great substitutes for lip colours. Maybelline gives gazillions of options when it comes to Baby lips. Here is a list of all my favourite variants:
A. Colourless: Mango Pie, Anti-oxidant Berry, Lychee Addict, Watermelon Smooth
B. Tinted: Pink Lolita, Coral Flush, Cherry Kiss, Berry Crush, Rose Addict
C. Extremely pigmented: Spiced Up! Range (Berry Sherbet, Tropical Punch and Spicy Cinnamon), Bright Out Loud range (Beaming Violate, Pink Alert, Striking Orange, Vivid Peach)
2. Lakme Lip Love Lip Care
Price: Rs. 180 for 3.8 gm Buy here
These ‘Superbrand-2016’ balm-sticks have tinted layer outside whereas the inner part or the core contains colourless lip moisturizer. There are 8 variants in this collection namely Strawberry, Cherry, Grape, Raspberry, Black Currant, Caramel, Tangerine and Cocoa.
3. Forest Essentials Luscious Lip Balm
Price: Rs. 595 for 4 gm Buy here
Forest Essentials has made the age-old ayurvedic lip moisturizing formulas available to us in readymade form through their ‘Luscious’ lip balms. They have three variants namely Sweet Narangi, Sugared Rose Petal, and Kokum Butter & Honey.
4. Lotus Herbals Lip Balm
Price: Rs. 135 for 5 gm Buy here
The pot version lip balms by Lotus Herbals come in three variants; Strawberry, Raspberry and Fruity Fusion. These are packed with Vitamin-E, antioxidants and natural emollients for nourishing and healing chapped lips.
5. VLCC Lovable lips Lip Balm
Price: Rs. 125 for 4.5 gm Buy here
VLCC Lovable lips lip balms by looks very attractive and contains jojoba oil, almond oil and Vitamin E. There are total eight variants; out of which one called Almond is non-tinted and the rest are tinted. The tinted variants are Mango, Strawberry, Cherry, Honey, Rose, Orange and Peach.
6. Kama Ayurveda Lip Balm
Price: Rs. 455 for 5 gm (rose variant) and Rs. 525 for 5 gm (other variants) Buy here
Kama Ayurveda lip balms are organic and natural solutions to all winter lip-worries. Rose, Almond & Coconut, Vanilla and Mint are the four variants of this collection. All of them get absorbed into the lips quite fast and provide healthy lips with regular usage.
7. Himalaya Herbals Lip Care
Price: Rs. 125 for 4.5 gm Buy here
Himalaya Herbals makes six of the widely appreciated lip balms. They are named as Peach Shine, Strawberry Shine, Litchi Shine, Rich Cocoa Butter, Natural Soft Vanilla. These preservative free formulas are enriched with beeswax, castor oil and some natural antioxidants.
8. Fab India Lip Butter
Price: Rs.150 for 10 gm
Fab India lip butters work wonders on excessively dry lips. There are three variants in this range. One of them called Plum Passion has a deep pink tint. The other two variants called Fruity Vanilla and Dew Plum are colourless.
9. Nivea Fruity Shine Lip Balm
Price: Rs. 185 for 4.8 gm Buy here
The Fruity Shine range by Nivea consists of six light-weight tinted and fragrant lip balms. They are named, coloured and flavoured after six yummy fruits Watermelon, Cherry, Strawberry, Pink Guava, Pomegranate and Peach.
10. The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm
Price: Rs. 275 for 10 ml Buy here
The Born Lippy lip balms are said to give ‘colour, flavour and moisture for more kissable lips’ by the brand. This collection has three pigmented lip balms called Raspberry, Satsuma Shimmer and Passionberry.
11. Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Lip Moisturizer
Price: Rs. 149 for 4 gm Buy here
This is an artificial colouring and flavour free lip moisturizer that comes with SPF-15. Its non-sticky formula makes lips plump and reduces pigmentation.
12. Biotique Lip Balm
Price: Rs. 149 for 5gm & Rs. 175 for 12 gm Buy here
Biotique has six beeswax-based herbal lip balms. Bio Berry Plumping and Bio Almond Overnight Therapy balms are for dry lips. Bio White Whitening and Bio Peppermint Fresh-Kiss have light texture. Bio Aloe Vera Nourishing and Bio Morning Nectar Lightening Lip balms are enriched with SPF-30.
13. Elle 18 Juicy Lip Balm
Price: Rs. 110 for 9 ml Buy here
Available in see-through tubes these tinted lip balms have an awesome flavour and shiny finish just like a lip gloss. Elle 18 people have added the word ’Juicy’ in front of all the shade names that is how the shade names became Juicy Pink, Juicy Red and Juicy Peach.
14. Vaseline Lip Therapy
Price: Rs.150 for 4 gm Buy here
These Lip Therapy lip balms are newer additions to the Vaseline family. There are 3 variants in this range; Original, Cocoa Glow and Rosy Glow. These lip balms have rich and creamy texture.
15. Vichy Aqualia Thermal Lips
Price: Rs. 490 for 4.7 ml Buy here
This tint-free lip balm is paraben-free and dermatologist tested as well. With the goodness of thermal spa water, vitamin E and shea butter, this one promises healthy pouts.
What is your favourite lip moisturizer? Share in the comments below.
Guest post by Sreeparna G.