A good-quality lip balm is a winter essential. offers a guide
brand’s bestsellers and offers serious lip protection – in 1988 it was worn by a group of mountaineers who conquered Mount Everest.
Balms for… fun
We love lip balms in gorgeous little tins that you can pop in your purse or pencil case.
Perfumeria Gal Apricot Lip Balm, $10.95, (02) 9663 4277 A big seller at David Jones.
Agatha Ruiz de La Prada Lip Balm in Frambeusa, $10.95, (02) 9663 4277 (5) These balms come in a range of fruit flavours including Tropical, Frambeusa (raspberry, pictured) and Kiwi.
Balms for… kids
Babies have delicate skin and, particularly when they’re going through the drooling stage, cold wind can wreak havoc.
Avado Organics Baby Natural Organic Lip Balm, $7, www. avadoorganics.com.au Contains avocado oil and beeswax.
Lanolips 101 Ointment, $17.95, (02) 9315 9315 Contains medical-grade lanolin cream that seals and soothes.
Key Sun Clear Zinke for Babies & Toddlers Sun Stick SPF30+, $6.99, 1800 791 381 When babies are out in the sun, this can be used anywhere on their bodies, including the face and lips.
U Little Beauty All Natural Lip Balm, $11.99, 1800 791 381 Perfect for older children.
Nivea Essential Care, $3.98, 1800 103 023 (6) A good alternative for little boys, who will appreciate the masculine blue packaging.