Pucker Up


As the remaining days of summer sun beat down, the seasons bring humidity and noticeable dryness or its simply just part of your EDC, lip balm is or will quickly become a key component to your lips’ appearance and happiness. The sticks, balms, applicants come in all sorts of sizes, colors, flavors and ideally without the shimmer and shine of Katy Perry’s cherry chapstick. There is nothing worse than needing to medicate your lips and not having anything to fight off the chapped pucker. Find one you like, more importantly, that your lips like and keep it handy or in your Dopp. Even if you don’t necessarily need it, you never know when that hottie with the body across the way may be in desperate need of a savior. 

Jack Black – Intense Therapy Lip Balm

The Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm is literally in tents. It’s fueled by enhanced skin conditioners and antioxidants that help to soothe and replenish your chapped lips. Shea Butter, Avacado Oil and Green Tea provide natural remedies to ward any lip licking and Jack Black adds 25 SPF to this balm to battle the UV rays of daylight. It comes in a nice little squeeze bottle for easy application and because it matters for some, the pineapple-mint flavor is something truly extraordinary. 


Rugged & Dapper – Moisture Fix Men’s Lip Balm

When things are Rugged & Dapper, they are just that much better and the Moisture Fix Men’s Lip Balm proves to be just that with natural ingredients warding off all things bad to your set of puckers. It nourishes like a mother and her newborn child, hydrates like Niagra Falls and shields like the Wakandan perimeter. And with a fresh eucalyptus mint flavor, the Rugged & Dapper Lip Balm is a man stick to keep handy.


Ski Balm – SKI NAKED 30 SPF 

If you haven’t done it, it’s not recommended. If you have done it, high five to you and hopefully you stayed upright. Ski Balm Ski Naked 30 SPF Lip Balm is made by skiers to fight off windburn, sunshine, and the extremes of winter sports. It’s made in the U.S. of A with cruelty-free standards and promotes skiing naked – it can’t get much better than that. It’s going to look and work great pulled from your pocket on the slopes or at après and has the versatility to protect during the summer days on the big city streets. And if you choose to Ski Naked, there us a good possibility this balm will be used on more parts of your body than just your lips.


Burts Bees – Beeswax Lip Balm

It seems to be almost daily news that our little pollen spreading friends are disappearing and thus, life as we know it is in jeopardy. Thankfully Burt still has his bees and a Beeswax Lip Balm to keep your lips looking healthy and ready to co-mingle. It’s coined as “The Original and The Best,” packed with Vitamin E and hints of Peppermint Oil to tickle your inhibitions. But really the waspy nature of Burts Bees comes from the little bees and their waxy byproduct that helps to moisturizes your lips. Most everyone knows the yellow and red stick, but it’s your lips that will truly appreciate the lathering.


Baxter of California – Hydro Salve 

California is all about the sunshine and packing products with you to keep your skin safe and looking healthy. Baxter of California’s Hydro Salve Lip Balm uses a unique combination of coconut oil, Shea butter, and vitamin E to leave your lips feeling and looking great with a “California Citrus” flavor. There is no shine from the application and even Mrs. Robinson will appreciate how supple it leaves your lips feeling. 


Sun Bum – Signature SPF 30 

Trusted by lifeguards around the world, the Sun Bum Signature SPF 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm is built for those who work and play hard in the sun. The composition of reef-friendly and cruelty-free ingredients helps to assure a broad spectrum of protection for those who enjoy comfort and the outdoors. The stick is epically black and packed with SPF 30 to keep you looking like you belong on the catwalk instead of at Everest’s base camp. And as they say, “Trust the Bum.”


Kiehls – Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing

With production dating back to 1851, Kiehls has been in the man business for quite some time. The Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm proves they have tested time and time again to get the formula just right. It leaves a matte finish with Shea butter and Squalane (A signature Kiehl’s ingredient of highly-refined botanical lipid derived from olives) leading the way to revitalization. It’s formulated for men, which means you can withhold it from your gf – if you want to play that game, but it’s certainly suited to refuel your ‘thirsty’ lips.


Vertly – Hemp CBD Infused Balm

Would you really think we’d get through a list of body care products without including CBD? Vertly Hemp CBD Infused Lip Balm is providing the TLC with a full spectrum hemp cannabinoid extract that helps chill, love and releases tension from the body. It’s not going to get you high, but there is always something special about using products derived from natural ingredients that will keep you high on life. And the fact that packaging says “LIP BUTTER”, well, that just adds to the awesomeness.


Lucky Bastard – The Tube

For those who want the protection, but not the pocket bulk comes Lucky Bastard’s Tube. It’s oval, not round, so fits better in your pocket and is packed with natural SPF to combat every day you #hittheconcrete. The Tube’s exclusive formula and Original Gentlemen’s Lip Balm stems from brothers that grew up in harsh conditions of Minnesota and now battle the sun of SoCal. They know protection and when you lather up with The Tube, you’ll be the Lucky Bastard.


Keep it in the pocket, in the car, keep it handy or in the drawer, just be sure to have a stick or balm within arm’s reach because on any given Sunday the threat of dry, chapped, cracked lips could become a reality. 


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