The one thing we tend to forget when we go out in the sun is lip protection. The best way to keep your lips protected from harmful UV rays is to use a decent SPF 50 lip balm, preferably without the nasties, such as petrolatum, PABA and parabens.
Why do we need to protect our lips?
Did you know, unlike our skin, lips lack sebaceous glands that naturally moisturise? Lips also lack melanin, the substance responsible for skin tanning and burning. Melanin offers a natural defence against UV rays for our skin, but without it, lips are more susceptible to sunburn. And that’s why a good quality lip balm with moisturising properties and broad-spectrum protection is crucial.
We’ve tried and tested several SPF lip balms and one standout is We Are Feel Good Inc’s SPF 50+ lip balm. It effectively keeps lips moisturised, protects them from the elements, and doesn’t exude any strange fragrances. We also love the Australian-owned and made aspect.
Their balms contain ingredients including:
- Vitamin E: Vitamin E effectively hydrates, alleviates irritation, shields against sun damage, and enhances lip volume.
- Cocoa Oil: Over time, cocoa butter works to create smooth and soft lips. With its abundant fat content and essential fatty acids, it offers a luxurious and protective therapy for your lips.
- Shea Butter: Shea butter is rich in vitamin E, offering both moisture and protective benefits.
- Omega 3, 6 & 9: These provide extra hydration and nourishment.
There are no nasties such as petrolatum – which only acts as a barrier to protect lips but doesn’t hydrate them – and can leave your lips feeling drier after it wears off. We Are Feel Good Inc’s balms also use ingredients such as beeswax, which gives it a creamy texture and is infused with Kakadu Plum and Coconut scents.
We Are Feel Good Inc. single lip balms are available for $19.95. However, if you can’t decide which balm to purchase, or you want to share some around with friends or family, you can purchase the lip balm sampler pack for $69 valued at $90. You’ll also receive free shipping within Australia for orders over $55.