Keeping Lips Lovely With Lypsyl

The first product I ever bought myself, no parent by my side handing me the money, was a cherry lip balm in Llandudno Superdrug. I absolutely cherished it, and from that moment I became a lip balm fiend. There's even an old photo from a disposable camera where I had stacked my collection and scrawled 'lip balm city' over it!

Back then, all I cared about was the fruitiest flavour and shiniest shimmers, but nowadays I look for much more from my lip balms. I have very sensitive lips that need tonnes of moisture and protection, which is exactly what Lypsyl promise. 

a yellow lip balm tube on white card packaging sits in a pink bucket, and a red lip balm on red card packaging lies on pink floral fabric

  My 6 year old self would be thrilled to see that they still offer fruity fragrances, but the range expands far beyond that, and they also offer refreshing mint and fennel, soothing cucumber, and original scents. I was delighted to see that the balms have an SPF of 15, and the range includes a factor 50 UVA/UVB sun protection balm, too.

Our lips are very delicate, and it's easy to forget that the sun can damage them just like the rest of our skin, so it's wise to choose a high SPF and keep it on hand to reapply. For an easy look on sunny days, try wearing a lip stain and topping up your lip SPF every few hours. It will keep your lips soft without smudging the colour underneath. No excuses!

Burned, chapped lips are no fun at all, so I would recommend that everyone picks up a few to stash in coat pockets, glove boxes, and school bags. This formula is suitable for children over 3, so it's a great way to get them into sun protection from an early age. A certain someone thinks that they were made for cats, too...

brown cat paw holding a package of lip balm
fluffy brown cat lying on pink floral fabric and holding lip balm package

Lypsyl haven't just limited themselves to SPF and fun fragrances, and have made sure that their formulas contain truly nourishing ingredients such as avocado oil, aloe vera, cocoa butter, vitamin E and beeswax. The ingredients all work to deeply hydrate, soothe, and protect lips, and all my beauty lovers know that smooth lips are the key to the best lipstick looks.

The only downside to these balms is the incredibly strong chemical taste that came with the coconut and almond variety. I much preferred the strawberry and pomegranate one which had no issues, just a lovely sweet scent.

What's your go to lip balm?

I was gifted these Lypsyl products in an event goody bag. How kind!



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