When it comes to sun protection, raise your hand if your SPF usage includes the lips. We know that most products focus on enhancing and drawing attention to the lower third but if the pout is not a part of your sun care regime, it’s time to reconsider your approach without sacrificing quality. But, why is that important, you may ask? Due to the skin being thinner and thereby more delicate on the lips, the area is susceptible to sun damage, a cold sore breakout, sunburns, and skin cancer. And, with the UVA and UVB rays being even more aggressive in the summer (hello, longer days), it’s always a good idea to apply a protective shield.
The Best SPF Lip Products
Now, we know that it may be hard to trade your favorite lip product for one that’s SPF-powered but when it comes to the latest innovations, we can ensure the formulas are anything but boring. So, whether you’re in the market for a hydrating lip oil, a non-greasy balm, or a colorful gloss, there’s plenty to choose from.
COTZ Lip Balm SPF 45 Tinted
For those looking for a quick top-up of protection via lip balm, this tinted option is broad spectrum sans white cast – yes, really. Combining mineral powerhouse zinc oxide with a subtle kiwi ginger flavor, it’s great alone or under your favorite gloss. $9 cotzskincare.com
Naked Sunday’s Glo + Go Hydrating Lip Oil SPF 50+
The search for a lip oil that does double duty is over because Naked Sunday’s has perfected the formulation with this hydrating two-in-one option. The lightweight lip oil is not only a sublime shade of pink that boasts a high SPF, but it’s also packed with good-for-you ingredients like vitamin C, amino acids, and vitamin E. Consider us in love. $22, nakedsundays.com
Supergoop! Lipscreen Shine SPF 40
If you grew up in an era when lip gloss was king, you may be wary of overtly glossy (read: sticky) products but worry no more. This clear gloss offers broad spectrum protection while leaving your lips silky smooth with its use of shea butter, coconut, and sesame seed oils alongside grape seed extract for an extra antioxidant boost. $22, supergoop.com
EltaMD UV Lip Balm Broad-Spectrum SPF 36
For those who experience dry and chapped lips even in the summer months, this moisturizing lip balm is a soothing and skin-boosting relief. Keep the rays away with the broad spectrum protection and your lips healthy via a handful of antioxidants. $13, eltamd.com
ImageMD Restoring Lip Enhancer SPF 15
It’s hard not to rave about this formula because it’s that good. Developed by a plastic surgeon, this nourishing formula contains avocado oil, a peptide complex, and marine collagen filling spheres to plump up your pout. $33, imageskincare.co
Coola Mineral Liplux® Organic Tinted Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 30
Some products are so good, you forget they’re also good for you. Consider this lp balm one of those. Available in multiple shades that layer perfectly alone (or together) the silky smooth balm provides a hydrating finish to any lip. These are mainstays even after the sun’s gone down. $18, coola.com
Colorescience® Lip Shine
We often turn to Colorescence for many of our SPF needs and when it comes to a protective gloss, they did not disappoint. Not only are the various shades optimized to give the lips a glossy finish, but they are also packed with peptides, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E. Who said sun care had to be boring? $23, colorescience.com
All products featured are independently selected by our editors, however, AEDIT may receive a commission on items purchased through our links.
More Related Articles
‘Try on’ aesthetic procedures and instantly visualize possible results with AEDIT and our patented 3D aesthetic simulator.