Nobody loves dry, chapped lips! They aren’t flattering on anyone and can hurt like hell. You need to take good care of your precious lips, especially in the cold winter months. But don’t worry, we got you covered.

First things first. Are your lips already flaking? Then the only thing for it is to exfoliate. Lip scrubs buff away chapped, flaky lips to reveal a soft, plump pout and that we love!

We love Frank Body, the brand specialises in coffee-based scrubs. Their lip scrub is made of ground coffee and coffee seed oil (it also tastes like coffee) with raw sugar, macadamia oil and beeswax. It treats the senses as well as the lips – buffing them up, so they’re flake-free and ready to go.

Lip Scrub  //  FRANK BODY

Now, step 2 balm them up!

It is impossible to do a lip balm guide without including La Mer. My relationship with my La Mer lip balm is a love story. It’s velvety on the mouth, minty and sweet at the same time with a hint of vanilla. It feels so good on the lips and gives the lips a smooth, silky finish. But it isn’t cheap, like, not at all. But it is so worth the splurge.

Lip Balm  //  LA MER


This two-in-one is a softly textured hydrating SPF 30 lip balm and sun cream. It contains shea butter to protect and moisturise, the product is oil based so won’t freeze on contact with cold air. The perfect travel companion for your next ski holiday.

Winter Sun Protection SPF 30 Face & Lip  //  RITUALS

Dr Paw Paw Original Multipurpose Balm is an award-winning soothing balm with naturally fermented Paw Paw. It is the ultimate lip balm. But when they say it is a multipurpose balm, they really mean it! You can also use it on skin, nails and cuticles, and use it as finishing touches on your makeup. The balm provides relief for dry, irritated skin and dry, cracked skin such as hands, heels and elbows. Its calming properties help with nappy rash, prickly heat, bites and stings and creates the perfect base for makeup. It is also available in a tinted version. Now, what is not to love?

Dr Paw Paw Original Multipurpose Balm 25ml  //  DR. PAW PAW

Last but not the least, here is a true classic with 80 years of experience to take care of dry, chapped lips. This no-bullshit lip balm provides a long-lasting protective barrier to help promote healing. It glides on smoothly, helps soften and hydrates the lips with moisturising cocoa butter and cools (really cools) and soothes them with camphor and menthol.

Carmex Classic Lip Balm  //  CARMEX

The products were gifted, but we wouldn’t write about them if we didn’t love them.