Made with 100% natural ingredients such as jojoba seeds and olive oil, and housed in100% recycled packaging, this balm is an eco superstar. Vitamin E soothes lips while essential moisture protects for future dryness. Neutrogena Naturals Lip Balm, $2.99; neutrogena.com.
Not only does this balm come in packaging so adorable you'll want to leave it out on your desk all day, but it also works on all dry spots, from lips to cuticles to skin. Its natural ingredients such as castor seed oil, beeswax, and lanolin soothe, moisturize, and condition skin. Glossier Balm Dotcom, $12; glossier.com.
The high SPF is one reason this lip balm is on our radar. The antioxidant-rich formulation is the other. It helps your skin take on environmental nasties and encourages cell renewal for a smile that looks good today and may look even better tomorrow. Supergoop! AcaiFusion Lip Balm SPF 30, $8.50; shop.nordstrom.com.
"When Kerry Washington tells you the secret to her perfect neutral lip, you listen. After she recommended these color sticks, I immediately tried out her favorite shade—Almond—and added it to my daily routine. I love Wine Berry too. This is the only drugstore lip crayon I've tried that moisturizes like a balm, smells delicious, and has strong color payoff." —Kristina Rodulfo, Associate Editor, ELLE.com Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick, $8; neutrogena.com
Whether you are headed for a beach in the Caribbean or a slope in Aspen for your winter getaway, it is important to pack a moisturizing balm that can safely transition your lips from gray days to intensely bright ones. Made with Zinc, this treatment can leave behind a subtle white cast upon application, but it fades to a subtle sheen. Shiseido Sun Protection Lip Treatment SPF 36 PA++, $21; sephora.com.