The Best Lip Care Options for Men

Men, we feel you: it’s hard to find lip care designed for you. Most lip products are unisex, but if you’re looking for sleek packaging and gender-neutral flavours, we’ve got some options for you.

Men, we feel you: it’s hard to find lip care designed for you. Most lip products are unisex, but if you’re looking for sleek packaging and gender-neutral flavours, we’ve got some options for you.

 

The Best Lip Care Options for Men

 

Moisturising Lip Balms


Moisturising lip balms contain emollients, which are hydrators rather than waxy occlusives. Emollients actually sink into the skin of the lips, providing nourishment and hydration.

These are the kinds of lip balms you want to put on before giving your partner a good smooch ... or for just a plain old dry, crusty lip situation. Some great options for men in this class of balms are:

La Roche–Posay Cicaplast Soothing Repairing Balm: Gender-neutral packaging, shea butter, glycerine, and panthenol make this a total winner for men who need soothing and repairing ingredients in their balm.

L’Occitane Ultra Rich Shea Lip Balm: This balm also contains rich, emollient shea butter—L'Occitane's hero ingredient—in a sleek blue-and-white tube to hydrate and protect men’s lips.


Protective Lip Balms


Traditional lip balms protect delicate lip tissue from dehydration with occlusive ingredients that seal in moisture. Examples of such ingredients include beeswax, petrolatum, and cocoa butter.

Best for men who work or live in harsh weather conditions and need a little extra protection, these balms form a protective coating on the lips. Ideally, you'd layer such a product over one of the above moisturising balms, but it's not necessary. Some good lip protectants are:

ASPAR Sweet Orange Lip Balm: This lip balm has protective qualities stemming from the coconut oil and cocoa butter in the formula. The simple white packaging with black lettering will keep your boys from thinking you’ve been digging into your girl’s lipstick stash.

Burt’s Bees Ultra-Conditioning Lip Balm: This balm locks in moisture and protects with beeswax. Because Burt's Bees is a household name, no one will think twice if you're using the brand's products.


The Best Lip Care Options for Men


SPF Lip Balms


As a slick gentleman, you don’t want sunburnt lips to keep you from catching a smooch or two. An SPF lip balm is a great choice for active fellows.

Every inch of exposed skin needs sun protection. A gender-neutral SPF balm such as Aesop Protective Lip Balm SPF 30 is a great option for days out golfing or kicking a ball around with the boys. Keep those lips safe and ready for action.

So there you go, boys: tons of macho balms for you to try. Check out our full selection of lip balms if none of these struck your fancy. Remember: taking care of your skin isn’t a feminine pursuit; it’s a human pursuit. 

Your skin is your largest organ (!), so you need to keep it healthy and protected. Why not check out our skincare options for men as well? The ladies love a man who takes care of himself.

 

The Best Lip Care Options for Men