Believe it or not, your lips are also prone to sun damage and burn, because their skin is much thinner than anywhere else on your body. That is why stocking up on a good lip gloss or lipstick with SPF factor is so important during the summer, as well as other seasons of the year. I am listing here some of the best lip gloss products for sun protection.
Lancome L’Absolu Rouge SPF 12
This comes either with color, or clear as a balm, but both options have an SPF 12 sunscreen. Even with color this lipstick is deeply hydrating and nourishing. It glides easily and gives a beautiful color. The texture is amazingly creamy, smooth and moist and it also stays for hours! It’s a bit pricey though.
Clinique High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15
Another truly great lipstick with sun protection. It is moisturizing enough, without being greasy. Creamy texture, easy to apply. Comes with variety of subtle and gentle colors, which are great for the summer. I like Peach Pop color. It really stays on for a long time, even after I eat or drink.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
It is more like a treatment balm, although it comes in different shades, as well as clear. I think it’s good for a day on the beach. This lip balm is made with natural oils and vitamins and doesn’t contain parabens or any other synthetic stuff. I love it’s citrus smell and how it softens my lips.
Bobbi Brown Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15
This one is great if you already have problematic lips. It helps to smooth and moisturize dry and chapped lip skin quite fast. Very comfortable to wear and has a good coverage. It is based on coconut and shea butters, with avocado and apricot oils and vitamins, so it really does take care of your lips.
Lavanila The Healthy Lip Screen SPF 30
Ok, this one is for those who are serious about protecting their lips from damaging sun rays and want a product specifically for this purpose. It is also based on shea butter, like many other lip balms, but uses natural sun block – zinc oxide. It is very light-weight and moisturizing, with a good coverage and smells of peppermint and vanilla.