Lanolips 101 Ointment* £10.99
As soon as it gets cold the battle against my dry and flaky lips begins and doesn't really end til it starts to warm up again. Lanolips is one of those cult products I've heard about for years and has won multiple beauty awards, including being called the world's best lip balm. With claims like that it became top of my wishlist of things to put to the test.
Lanolips 101 Ointment is a multipurpose balm that contains 100% pure lanolin (the wax on a sheep's fur- hence the cute packaging) and can hold up to 200% of it's weight in water. Lanolips can be used on lips, cuticles and dry skin patches. It's a very thick, unscented balm that feels almost like a paste until it's warmed up where it melts into the skin.
I pop a thick layer of this on before bed and leave it to work it's magic. In the morning my lips are softened, moisturised and hydrated. I like to take a small amount of this and put it on as the first step in my make up routine so by the time I get to lipstick it's melted into my lips leaving a really comfortable base for lipstick. Combining this with a lip scrub has meant that my lips aren't turning into the chapped and dry mess that they usually are this time of year.
I honestly think this is the best lip balm I've ever tried and I'd put it straight to the top of your beauty wishlist if your lips are suffering in the cold weather! I haven't tried it on cuticles but I whacked some on the dry bits round my nose when I had a bad cold a couple of weeks ago and it sorted my skin out over night too.
It's a pricey lip balm, but it's completely worth it and I don't think I'll ever be without it!
Lanolips 101 Ointment costs £10.99 here.