Sunscreen needs to be applied to the entire body. That includes smaller areas that we might not consider like the ears, the back of the neck and, of course, lips. The skin on our lips is especially thin, so it's important to always use an SPF lip product to avoid burns in the summer.
In the winter, we have no trouble remembering to slather on lip balm to keep lips looking their pouty best, but we somehow completely forget about protecting them from the summer sun. Thankfully, there's no need to trade your favorite lipstick or gloss for a basic SPF lip balm as there are plenty of protective lip products that have a kiss of color, gorgeous finishes and incredible formulas. (And if you still can't give up your favorite lippie, you can always layer on a lip balm with SPF.)
Read on for 12 of our favorite SPF lip products to stock up on this summer.
Quench parched dry lips and keep them protected with this lip balm. The wheat-free, vegan product is formulated with waxes and oils, including castor seed oil and avocado oil, for major hydration. Titanium dioxide delivers broad-spectrum SPF 15 protection, no matter which shade you pick.
This anti-aging lip treatment covers all bases: It offers SPF 15 protection, has neuropeptides to smooth vertical lip lines and hydrates to keep lips kissably soft. The universally flattering color is more like a tinted lip balm than a lipstick. It has sheer, buildable coverage and a unique solid-to-serum formulation that feels like a kiss of moisture.
Are you after a lip treatment with a high SPF? This dermatologist-tested lip balm has SPF 35 protection and is light enough to layer under your favorite lipsticks and glosses. It's also moisturizing, so it'll provide comfortable wear.
This lip treatment is a favorite for keeping kissers smooth, moisturized and protected. Available in several colors, this orange-red shade is the newest addition to the collection and was inspired by exotic fruits of Bangkok that look bold but actually have a subtle taste. The lippie looks vibrant in the bullet but leaves behind a soft tint. Sugar keeps lips free of flakes while antioxidant-rich grapeseed oil hydrates.