If you're one of those people who applies sunscreen every day, rain or shine, winter or summer—congratulations, you're doing it right. Adequate SPF protection year-round is one of the most important parts of your skincare routine, both in terms of preventing skin cancer and slowing down the signs of aging. But even the biggest sunscreen fiends among us are probably forgetting to protect their lips on a regular basis. And that's bad news because your lips need sun protection too.
We've rounded up our favorite lip sunscreens—whether you prefer a tinted balm or a no-frills waterproof one, there's an option for everyone. Shop our lip sunscreen picks below.
This Fresh lip treatment is a classic for a reason: The colors are perfectly sheer, the formula is moisturizing, and it has a solid SPF.
This coconut oil–infused balm also boasts an SPF 25.
A no-frills option that's hydrating and long-lasting.
The water-resistant SPF formula and pretty tint of this balm make it perfect for beachy occasions.
We never met an Aesop product we didn't like—the brand is known for its luxe botanical formulas—and this lip sunscreen is no exception.
We're in love with the nonsticky formula of this clear SPF-infused balm.
The water-resistant, hydrating formula feels like a dream on chapped lips. However, it does have a slightly sunscreen-y taste. Not a dealbreaker, but just FYI.
In addition to SPF, the formula of this balm is packed with nourishing antioxidants and fruit butters.
Shea butter plus SPF 30 make this under-$5 buy a hydrating, sun-protecting win.
This balm can be used to give extra sun protection to your lips, under your eyes, and on your earlobes (aka places you typically forget to apply sunscreen).
While it doesn't boast as high of an SPF as the others (it clocks in at SPF 6), it is full of free radical–fighting antioxidants.
Next up: The best sunscreens for every skin type.