Guide To Choosing The Best Lip Balm

Guide to Choosing the Best Lip Balm


The skin on our lips is so soft and thin that the blood vessels can be seen through it. That’s what gives our lips their red colour. Our lips don’t have any sebum or sweat glands, which are responsible for supplying our skin with oil and moisture. And the corneal layer, which protects our skin from harmful environmental influences, is very thin on our lips, as well. Our lips are therefore dependent on care and protection from the outside. This is why you should use lip balm.

Maintaining healthy lips is all about finding the best lip balm and remembering to reapply it.

When choosing a lip balm, you need to acknowledge:

  • What state your lips are in
  • What your lips need

Whether your lips are cracked and dry during winter or need a bit of extra protection in the hot summer sun, the perfect lip balm for you is out there!


The four most important functions a good lip balm can offer you include:

1.  Intense hydration and protection

When winter hits, keep your water bottle handy, and protect your lips with a cosy scarf and a lip balm that means business. NIVEA’s Repair & Protection Lip Balm provides an intense level of care and protection for lips that are prone to excessive drying. Hydra IQ provides deep, penetrating moisture support and SPF 15 protects your lips against UVA and UVB rays.

Apply this lip balm liberally at night and wake up with soft, supple lips.


2.  Sexy shine and colour

There is no rule to say you can’t mix a little glamour with lip protection. Once your lips are soft and smooth, a little colour and shine can go a long way. NIVEA’s Blackberry Shine Lip Balm provides soft, moisturised lips with a hint of berry tint. It is enriched with Castor Seed Oil and Shea Butter to keep your lips feeling smooth and moisturised.

repair and protect lip balm

3.  Sun protection

The skin on your lips is just as vulnerable to the sun’s rays as the skin on your face. Get summer-smart and arm yourself with NIVEA’s Ultra Care & Protect SPF30 Lip Balm.

This lip balm defends your lips from damaging UV rays with SPF 30 protection.


4.  Everyday moisture and maintenance

Once your lips are well hydrated, they simply need a bit of daily maintenance. NIVEA’s Original Care Lip Balm provides essential, long lasting protection for your lips, every day.

Enriched with shea butter, your lips will always feel soft and smooth.

essential care lip balm

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.