Our lips get lots of love on the color front, but when it comes to lip care — not so much. Truth be told, the delicate skin on our lips is one of the most susceptible areas to the elements — and anyone who’s experienced the painful throbbing of a lip sunburn knows that reality far too well. Thankfully, there’s a special category of SPF-spiked lip balms that inject a healthy dose of SPF 30-plus sun protection into our favorite lip-conditioning formulas.
While lip balms are hardly the flashiest products in your beauty lineup, these protective and pampering sunscreen-enhanced lip products give the otherwise basic balm a little boost for summer (and all-year-round). With options that include hints of tint, glossy shine, and satin finishes, these SPF balms make lip protection look — and feel — good.
With so many options, with so many ingredients like different levels of sunscreen, moisturizing shea butter, vitamin E, cooling aloe, and more — we guarantee we found one that will satisfy all of your hydration and protection needs. Below, we gathered up a batch of dermatologists’ favorites, drugstore staples, and must-try newness. Keep scrolling for a curated edit of the best lip balms with SPF 30 or higher we’re stocking in every tote, cupholder, and backpack this summer.
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