How To Banish Chapped Lips This Winter

A recent survey found that 48% of consumers' biggest winter beauty concern is dry, chapped lips. Caused by exposure to sun, wind or cold air, where the excessive moisture loss leads to uncomfortably tight skin that often splits, they're not only uncomfortable but also wreak havoc on the perfectly applied lipstick you'll be wearing this party season.

For those days when lip balm just isn't enough, we've compiled the ultimate list of targeted treatments – everything from masks to oils and sugar scrubs. Keep your purses, pockets and nightstands stocked with the best remedies for one of winter's biggest skincare issues.

Click on to see our favourite lip care products to see you through the season.

This plant-based product by oil experts, Clarins, is as luxurious as it is effective. Ultra-rich ingredients include hazelnut, mirabelle and organic jojoba oils, providing your lips with much-needed nourishment in a non-sticky formula. And in this particular shade, it contains lavish flecks of gold. Marie McKeever, head of training for Clarins UK, explains the benefits of an oil: "The 100% natural, pure plant oils are rich in active ingredients which rebalance the skin and deliver maximum comfort." We love wearing this over matte lipsticks for a glossy finish.

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Honey Glam, £19, available at John Lewis
Sheet masks aren't going anywhere, and with targeted treatments like this Starskin Lip Mask, there's one for every skin concern. Formulated with naturally fermented coconut juice, pop one of these on for 15 minutes before applying your favourite lippy.

Starskin Dreamkiss Plumping and Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Lip Mask, £8.50, available at Feel Unique
Encased in the chicest of packaging lies this hydrating, paraben-free balm, infused with nourishing Brazilian Nut Oil and soothing Chamomile.

Kjaer Weis Lip Balm, £42, available at Alyaka
The brown sugar crystals in this lip polish gently exfoliate the skin while the natural humectants prevent moisture loss. Results are instantly noticeable – use before applying lipstick.

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, £19.50, available at Fresh
This innovative product is our favourite from Tom Ford's Soleil Winter 2017 Collection. The oil-based rollerball creates a glossy shine with a hint of colour. Infused with jojoba and coconut oil, this is going straight to the top of our Christmas list.

Tom Ford Lip Slick in Hibiscus Kiss, £40, available at John Lewis
The active ingredient in this non-gloopy formula – hydrogenated polyisobutene fatty acids – is exactly what your lips need. The fatty acids restore the lips' moisture barrier, meaning you can wear it under lipstick without the colour smudging or fading.

Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm, £10, available at Space NK
This antioxidant-rich, natural salve softens skin and protects against moisture loss.

Jurlique Rose Love Balm, £10, available at Jurlique
The star ingredient of this balm, fermented pawpaw, is a fruit extract from the carica papaya plant, which boasts natural healing qualities. Nourishment comes in the form of olive fruit oil, and the aloe barbadensis leaf juice soothes irritated skin.

Dr. PAWPAW Original Balm, £6.95, available at Look Fantastic
Clinique's Repairwear Intensive Lip Treatment diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on and around the lips. Its gel-based formula promotes the skin's natural collagen production, while antioxidants shield skin from environmental aggressors and replenish the moisture barrier, giving you smooth, soft and hydrated lips.

Clinique Repairwear Intensive Lip Treatment, £24.50, available at Look Fantastic
The combination of shea butter and coconut oil in this targeted treatment provides deep hydration with 100% natural ingredients. Pop one on before bed and let it work its magic.

NUGG Lip Mask, £10, available at Selfridges
This restorative concentrate counteracts the signs of premature ageing caused by environmental damage, and the combination of humectants and emollients will leave your lips replenished and rejuvenated.

SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair, £36.75, available at SkinCeuticals
This multipurpose formula can be used to treat chapped lips, dry or cracked skin and minor injuries on the body. Enriched with soothing panthenol 5% and bacterial agents, it alleviates uncomfortable skin tightness.

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Lips, £6, available at Feel Unique
This luxurious lip conditioner defends the skin from damaging environmental effects using vitamin E. Honey, a natural emollient, brings a hint of flavour.

Jo Malone Vitamin E Lip Conditioner, £23, available at Jo Malone
Enriched with vitamins C and E and shea butter, this soothing moisture treatment can be worn underneath lipstick or on its own for a glossy, non-sticky finish.

Estée Lauder Lip Conditioner SPF 15, £17.50, available at Feel Unique
Dry skin experts, Eucerin, created this lip balm as an antidote to severely dry and cracked lips. The soothing liquorice extract reduces redness caused by dehydration. We recommend keeping this on your desk to apply throughout the day.

Eucerin Dry Skin Intensive Lip Balm, £6, available at Boots
For something a little more high-tech, Perk offer a lip treatment designed to hydrate and exfoliate. Think of a mini facial for your pout, there's even a lip serum to take home with you, infused with peppermint oil and peony extract for smoother, plumper skin.

Perk Lip Treatment, £35, bookings available from Perk
Argan oil reduces the appearance of skin flaking and this Body Shop balm does just that while nourishing and softening the skin, leaving a natural-looking sheen.

The Body Shop Wild Argan Solid Oil Lips, £4.50, available at The Body Shop
This lip tint produces a bespoke colour as it interacts with your lip tone. Enriched with apricot, macadamia seed, coriander fruit, jojoba seed and passion flower oils, it's a salubrious skin softener that provides a universally flattering glow.

YSL Beauté Volupté Tint-in-Oil, £28, available at Feel Unique
Packed with rich cocoa and shea butters, this lip balm leaves your lips hydrated with a subtle flavour of peppermint. It's also paraben and petrolatum-free.

EOS Limited Edition Visibly Soft Peppermint Cream, £6.50, available at Boots
This 100% organic, plant-based lip balm is an infusion of three simple ingredients: virgin coconut oil, apricot oil and beeswax. It's a fuss-free, nourishing and travel-friendly product.

By Sarah Organic Lip Balm, £12, available at By Sarah

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