Turns out, our lips are made up of some of the most delicate skin on our body, but anything other than hydration is often an afterthought. The easy fix? Stocking up on lip balms with SPF to protect them from harmful UV rays and nourish them all at once. Here are 12 we rotate all year long.
1. Aquaphor Lip Repair + Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Yes, Aquaphor has its own SPF lip balm that promises to quench your pout with hydration and protect it against UVA and UVB rays. Swap out your regular tub for this variety—the only difference you’ll notice is in the health of your lips.
2. SUPERGOOP! PLAY Lip Balm SPF 30 with Acai
Supergoop! Just reformulated all of its products to be reef safe, including this acai-flavored lip balm. It’s loaded with good-for-skin ingredients like honey, shea butter and sunflower seed oil to nurture while deflecting harmful rays.
3. JACK BLACK Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25
This lip balm may taste minty fresh, but there are actually a ton of other antioxidants in the ingredients. Grapefruit and ginger were added to refresh and soothe, while shea butter and avocado oil bring lip-softening and conditioning properties. You’ll want to keep one of these in every bag.
4. COOLA Liplux SPF 30
We love Coola’s SPF products, so we knew this nourishing lip balm would become an instant fave. It even gets the coveted Clean at Sephora seal, so you can ensure the ingredients are non-toxic.
5. Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment SPF 30
If you want a hint of color without wearing a super pigmented lipstick, this Kiehl’s lip treatment fits the bill. It comes in five juicy shades of pink and one sheer formula for a natural-looking flush with the added reassurance of sun protection.
6. Vanicream Lip Protectant Sunscreen SPF 30
Vanicream’s Moisturizing Cream has over 6,000 positive reviews on Amazon, so we had high hopes for its lip balm. And boy, did it deliver. Just like the moisturizer, it’s dermatologist recommended and free from irritants, making it safe for those with sensitive skin.
7. Fresh Sugar Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 15
This buttery lip balm comes in an array of sheer summery hues, but we’re partial to the rosé shade, which is a favorite of Meghan Markle’s.
8. Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Color Balm SPF 50
Another tinted option to add to the list, Colorescience’s balm boasts an unprecedented SPF 50 for the lips, which is the highest level of protection we’ve seen in a lip product.
9. Neutrogena Revitalizing and Moisturizing Tinted Lip Balm with Sun Protective Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen
We’re all for the instant gratification of a protected, balmy-looking pout, but we’re also thinking about the long-term benefits. If you’re looking for a product that acts like skincare for your lips, this restorative balm is it. It claims to improve the texture of your lips after just one week of use.
10. w3ll people Nudist Lip Butter SPF 15
Only use mineral sunscreens? This nourishing SPF lip butter is made with non-micronized zinc (plus other conditioning ingredients like jojoba seed oil and aloe) to keep skin soft, flake-free and protected.
11. ChapStick Lip Moisturizer and Skin Protectant SPF 15 (3 Pack)
There’s probably one of these classic ChapSticks rolling around in every purse and on every car floor—and for good reason. It’s hydrating, convenient and packs in SPF.
12. Burt's Bees 100% Natural All-Weather SPF15 Moisturizing Lip Balm
While we’re partial to the coconut and pear flavor, the all-weather SPF 15 version allows us to go about our day without worrying about a potential lip burn (ouch). Plus, it delivers all the same nourishing ingredients, so it’s what we’d call a double whammy.