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7 Hydrating Balms That Will Keep Winter-Chapped Lips at Bay

By Somdutta Mazumder

Updated - May 9, 20247 min read

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Winter is a season that brings along an equal share of boons and banes into our lives. On one hand, we have celebrations, parties and special treats, things I'm sure we're all super excited about. But on the flip side, there's dry and itchy skin, flaky, chapped lips and hair that just won't care!


Let's key in on the most annoying one of winter's hardships, shall we?


Have you ever had to bring together every ounce of your willpower to resist biting off the drying skin on your lips? Then you know the pain that comes with sore, scaly, severely chapped lips! While chapped lips can happen any time of the year, it's around the season of cold winds and dropping air moisture that our lips suffer the most. That is unless we decide to be mindful of our pucker's hydration needs. 


If that's the juncture you've arrived at, we have some solutions we can offer. Thoroughly moisturising balms for your lips that bring them back to the pink of their health. Curious? Start scrolling down for our list of the 7 best lip balms you can fight winter harshness with. 


1. The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care SPF 15

Some lip products also tend to draw out the moisture from your lips, but not this one. 


Price: ₹395 for 4.2gm 


Why is it the best lip balm for winters?

  • Owing to its creamy consistency, this lip balm does its job in just a light dash
  • It's super moisturising
  • The hydrating effect lasts longer than a lot of lip balms in the market
  • This Body Shop Lip balm comes with SPF 15, and we could all use some extra protection during these hot sunny days
  • For people who aren't fond of strong smells in their lip products, this one comes with a very mild vanilla fragrance. 


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2. Kama Ayurveda Almond And Coconut Lip Balm

Kama lip balms are extremely high quality, so if you're willing to shell out a few extra bucks for lip care, this is a luxurious lip balm you should go for. 


Price: ₹575 for 5gms


Why is it the best lip balm for winters?

  • This lip balm is very quick to remove any dryness from the lips
  • Supply lips them with moisture, and seal it in to make your pucker plump and healthy
  • Loyal users have also claimed to have seen a reduction in pigmentation on the lips
  • The texture of this lip balm is light and smooth, yet it manages to stay put even in the most humid of places.
  • The almond coconut smell is to die for! 


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3. Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Lip Moisturizer SPF 15

This lip moisturizer by Neutrogena does exactly what it claims in its name. 


Price: ₹175 for 4gm


Why is it the best lip balm for winters?

  • The hydrating formula soothes and heals chapped lips
  • It also softens flaking pouts, and conditions the lips to become healthy and nourished
  • It has a light texture that does not leave a coat of wax on the lips
  • It doesn't have any fragrance or tint, so you can also use this lip balm as a hydrating primer below a layer of lipstick
  • It also has a paraben-free SPF 15 sunblock to protect your lips against harsh weather 


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4. Nykaa Lip Crush Macaron Lip Balm - Mint

Okay first off, the packaging is absolutely adorable and the product looks like a macaron! This is one of the best beauty products you can eat. 


Price: ₹224 for 8gm


Why is it the best lip balm for winters?

  • This lip balm by Nykaa is also immensely smooth to apply
  • Long-lasting lip product for overnight hydration
  • We especially recommend the mint flavour, which comes with a refreshing smell, and cools your lips
  • It's very efficient at healing cracks on the lips, and giving your pucker the softness you're looking for


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5. Maybelline Alia Loves New York Baby Lips - Highline Wine

This lip balm by Maybelline New York has a number of qualities to boast of. It comes with a great pigmented tint, so for the perfect blend of makeup and beauty care, you should pick a tube of this lip balm!


Price: ₹175 for 4gm


Why is it the best lip balm for winters?

  • The formula is enriched with Vitamin E and coconut oil
  • The product with an SPF 20 gives extensive protection to your lips against UV rays
  • The moisturisation from this lip balm lasts for up to 16 hours!
  • Highline Wine is definitely our favourite shade because of how good it looks on all kinds of complexions


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6. Lakme Lip Love Chapstick

Available in 6 fruity flavours and lightly pigmented shades, along with 1 colourless variant, the Lakme Lip Lope chapstick is a godsend for sealing in moisture in your lips, all day long. 


Price: ₹150 for 4.5gm


Why is it the best lip balm for winters?

  • Lakme promises up to 22 hours of hydration for your lips in this stick,
  • Gives SPF 15 to shelter them from the harsh sun rays
  • The fragrance is amazing
  • This lip balm leaves a tinded sheen on your lips while moisturising without the need for reapplication


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7. Vaseline Lip Care Cocoa Butter

This is the ultimate budget-friendly lip balm that's extremely easy on the pocket, and super hydrating on the lips. 


Price: ₹45 for 10gm


Why is it the best lip balm for winters?

  • The product is an absolute steal
  • It comes with a divine chocolate smell, and you will have to really resist eating the lip balm off!
  • It's healing, softening and without any colour


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Lips don't lie... nor does this list of the best lip balms in India.




Q. Which lip balm is the best for winter?

A. Nykaa Lip Crush Macaroon Lip balm and Lip Love Chapstick by Lakme India are the best lip balms best of winter.


Q. How can I keep my lips healthy in winter?

A. Use ointment-based lip balms, stay hydrated, and don't bite and brush your lips.