18 Lip Balms Without Petrolatum That Protect and Heal
To hydrate your lips, board-certified dermatologist Lily Talakoub of McLean Skin in McLean, Virginia, explains that petrolatum, waxes, and mineral oils only provide a barrier on the skin. “They feel nice, but they do not retain moisture in the skin," she begins. “They create an almost addictive habit where you have to use them constantly to avoid feeling chapped." Instead, look for humectants (like hyaluronic acid and glycerin), which bind water to skin, and emollients (like shea butter and olive oil), which soothe and repair the skin barrier. To save you from a day spent scanning ingredient labels, ahead you'll find 18 petrolatum-free lip balms — both clear and tinted — to pamper your pout all winter long.
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