Our lips are susceptible to drying out 365 days of the year! Our pout is the first part of the body to suffer from an uncomfortable, chapped dryness. And it can be difficult to combat, whether it’s due to lack of humidity, frequent sun exposure or medication; it’s important to give your lips a little extra nourishment and protect them from further drying effects.
But, with so many lip balms on offer, it can be challenging to know where to start! Whether you’re looking for a multi-purpose lip balm that can be used on other dry patches or a tinted alternative to your favourite lipstick, the high-quality, scientifically-backed formulas in our French Pharmacy collection are a great place to start. The best bit? They’re all under £7.
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Prices featured have been taken from our French Pharmacy Promotion throughout April 2023; these may vary after this time.
1. The Soothing Lip Balm
The Eucerin Dry Skin Acute Lip Balm is a favourite around Escentual Head Office. Its innovative blend of active ingredients takes moisturising your lips to the next level. Infused with licorice extract, it works to soothe redness and irritation, whilst added primrose oil regenerates your lip’s protective barrier to prevent dryness caused by external aggressors such as pollution. Clinically and dermatologically proven, the Dry Skin Lip Balm has been found to improve dryness, itching and burning.
2. The Family-Friendly Lip Balm
If you’re prone to severe chapped lips or dermatitis, try the Avene Cicalfate Restorative Lip Cream. The gentle, fragrance-free formula is suitable for everyone, including babies, children and adults. Its weightless, silky texture coats the lips in a thin moisturising film for a soothed, soft and comfortable finish. I love how multifunctional it is! The nourishing formula offers instant relief whenever I’m suffering from dry patches on my nose, eyes or lips. Plus, it’s water-resistant too, so you can be ready for all the elements.
3. The Tinted Lip Balm
If you’re looking for an every day, hydrating alternative to your lipstick, the Vichy Naturalblend Lip Balm is it. It improves the appearance of dryness by up to 26% whilst coating the lips in a subtle mineral pigment. Crafted using Vichy’s iconic Mineralizing Water, the hypoallergenic formula softens and hydrates your lips for a non-greasy and non-sticky finish. The tinted lip balm is available in a range of soft buttery shades including pink, coral and nude; this lip balm is perfect for adding a dash of natural colour to your pout.
4. The Hypoallergenic Lip Balm
Part of the best-selling La Roche-Posay Cicaplast range for broken, damaged and chapped skin, the Cicaplast Lip Balm is a must-have for dehydrated lips. Infused with La Roche Posay’s iconic thermal spring water, the 100% hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested design contains minimal ingredients, making it ideal for sensitive skin. From the first use, lips are soothed and comforted; after just four weeks, irritation around the lips is reduced. I love the creamy, soft texture that effortlessly glides across the skin.