When we think of summertime, a few things immediately come to mind: hot, hot heat, a lot of barbecuing, and plenty of time spent at the beach or poolside.
However, some of our everyday summer activities can do a number on our lips, leaving them dry, cracked, and in dire need of moisture. From the sun’s powerful and harmful rays to excessive beer and sangria drinking and constant contact with harsh salt and chlorinated water, it’s crucial that we keep our lips protected and moisturized. Especially if you plan on engaging in some summer love lip-locking.
With that in mind, we rounded up 13 of the best balms of the summer—and we’re not talking your average tube of ChapStick. The following products are packed with extra benefits, whether they have added SPF, a moisture-filled hint of color, or a priming scrub. Some simply come in such adorable packaging, we can’t help but want to include them in our beach bags.
Click through the gallery below to check out our favorites of the season, and prepare to have a perfectly soft pout, all summer long.