Aesop Protective Lip Balm

There are plenty of good lip balms out there (not least our own Beauty Bible Lip Balm, available exclusively from Victoria Health) - but there aren't many that meet our high standards of lip-nourishment, while also offering the sort of SPF level required for the beach or the slopes.  The good news, then, is that this fantastic balm has been launched by botanical brand Aesop just in time for peak skiing season.  Packed with lip-caring candelilla and carnauba waxes, castor seed and jojoba oil, it almost plumps lips with goodness - but also slicks on the highest SPF of any Aesop product to date, shielding and smoothing all in one.  The bonus:  unlike a lot of SPF balms, it doesn't taste chalky or synthetic - probably because it's almost entirely natural, without silicones, paraffin or any animal ingredients. UK readers find Aesop Protective Lip Balm at www.aesop.co.uk/£13 - buy here