Like many people who pack away their summer clothes in zip bags & bring out their winter wardrobe, the other day I put away my stick-balms to hibernate and dug out my lip balm pots.
My perspective on lip balms in pot packaging has changed in the last month partly because my lips need something heavier duty in winter, and I’ve re-discovered awesome products I’ve been missing out purely because I was deterred by the pot packaging.
To get the best results out of lip balm pots, use a cotton tip to scoop out a generous dollop, applying it religiously every morning, daytime (if I’m at home), and evenings. I leave the pots at my bedside table with cotton tips within reach to make it easier for me to stick to this new routine daily.
And my lips have never cracked a day since. (Flakiness, however is another story that deserves its own dedicate post)
Here are my favourite lip balm pots worth dipping into, especially if stick balms aren’t cutting it for you this winter.
Best for the mornings / outdoors
- BOBBI BROWN Lip Balm SPF 15 – wakes up your lips by stimulating blood flow & re-defines lip contours
- DIOR Creme de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm SPF10 – fast healing, nourishing & conceals imperfections
Best for indoors / night time
- PHILOSOPHY Kiss Me Tonight Intense Lip Therapy – rich & buttery, long lasting moisture and restores lip contours & texture.
- KORRES Lip Butter – melts on lips like whipped butter, in delicious Guava (colourless) and other tinted fruit varieties