As someone who likes to go lipstick-free on most days, I have a quite a few lip balms I love using to keep my lips moisturised. Check out these best of lip balms out there and pick one that fits your budget.

Vaseline Original Pure Skin Jelly

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Photo source: Vaseline

Nothing beats the Vaseline mini jelly jars which you get at your local mom and pop chemist. Perfect for those notorious for misplacing their lip balms like me, since it’s so cheap. If it’s healing you’re after, Vaseline is still the most basic, effective, time-tested lip balm.

Where: You can find it any chemist or local departmental store

Price: INR 5

Himalaya Herbals

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Photo source: Himalaya

Himalaya’s lip balm is made up of completely natural ingredients  if you’re into the organic revolution. It’s enriched with the hydrating oils like castor, coconut, wheat germ, and carrot to provide healing and protective benefits. More than like a balm, it glides on like a smooth and soothing cream.

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Price: INR 30

Maybelline Baby Lips

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Photo source: Maybelline

Who wouldn’t envy skin and lips as soft as a baby’s? Easily available almost everywhere and providing instant hydration and shine, Maybelline Baby Lips promises baby soft lips for as long as 8 hours. What I personally love is that it comes in beautiful tinted variations for those like me who prefer to go lipstick-free.

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Price: INR 150

Nivea Fruity Shine

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Photo source: Nykaa

The delicious fruity scent is just one of the yummy factors of this lip balm. It comes in a range of fruit-inspired shades that give off fabulous sheer color and shimmering shine.

Pro Tip: make it work double duty by using it as a cheek tint for a natural looking flush!

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Price: INR 150

Biotique Lip Balms

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Photo source: Nykaa

What I love about Biotique’s lip balms is the unique range of variants that provide real solutions to real girl problems. Try the Lightening Lip Balm with SPF to help heal and renew dark lips or the Plumping Lip Balm to restore lip fullness. Available in pots and sticks.

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Price: INR 150-175

The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Lipcare Stick

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Photo source: The Body Shop

The Body Shop is known to have quite a few good lip balms {you can also try out their Vitamin E Lipcare}. With its creamy butter-like texture, it really is total lip care in a stick. It’s non-greasy making it perfect to wear under your favorite lipstick to keep your lips from drying.

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Price: INR 350

L’Occitane Shea Ultra Rich Lip Balm

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Photo source: Loccitane

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Another multi-awarded product made with shea butter and certified organic ingredients. The ultra-rich formula stays on longer than other lip balms. It feels light weight on lips and is heavy duty on nourishment. Shine and tint free, it works perfectly well when worn under lipsticks.

Where: Find a complete list of stores here.

Price: INR 600

Khiel’s Lip Balm #1

Photo source: Kiehls

Photo source: Kiehls

A favorite among beauty editors, this one has made the list of top beauty products many a times. Plus, it doesn’t leave a waxy feeling on the lips. The trick with this is to apply liberally and allow its vitamin E infused formula to absorb into the lips, leaving it supple and protected.

Where: For a complete list of stores, click here

Price: INR. 650

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