Lip Glosses With SPF Protection Exist and These Are the Best Ones
It’s safe to say that we’re pretty passionate about sun safety and the daily use of sunscreen. But there are other ways to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. These include protective clothing, like hats, sunglasses and long-sleeved shirts and the use of other SPF products, like lip balms and glosses.
A good quality lip gloss that isn’t sticky or oily is a must-have in your beauty bag as it offers a subtle wash of colour and shine that can elevate your look in an instant. And, with added SPF protection, you can be sure that your lips are just as protected as your precious skin. Below, we’ve curated a list of the best lip glosses with SPF you can buy.
If you’re looking for a hydrating lip product, you can’t go past Lanolips. This Australian brand creates multipurpose balms and skincare products that are formulated with lanolin. When it comes to SPF protection for your lips, the Lanolips Tinted Lip Balm SPF30 ($14.95) is a winner.
Available in four shades — Perfect Nude, Rose, Rhubarb and Red Apple — this balm-meets-gloss product contains over 60 per cent ultra-pure medical grade lanolin as well as vitamin E to offer intense hydration. And, most importantly, it also contains SPF30, which helps protect against environmental aggressors.
Australian SPF brand Ultra Violette creates some of the best sunscreens on the market and also has a few killer lip glosses with SPF. The Ultra Violette Sheen Screen SPF50 Lip Balm ($25) comes in four shades — Nude, Peach, Rose and Shimmer — and is formulated with lanolin, cacao seed and shea butter to soothe, protect and hydrate your lips.
These beauties also offer SPF50+ protection and provide broad-spectrum UVA and UVB defence so your lips are always shielded from the harsh sun. The balm itself isn’t sticky or greasy and imparts a subtle wash of colour.
For a luscious lip gloss with anti-ageing properties, you’re best is Paula’s Choice Anti-Aging Lip Gloss SPF 40 ($29). This baby provides broad-spectrum protection of SPF40 to shield your lips from sun damage as well as decreasing the risk of skin cancer and premature ageing.
Formulated with a sheer pink tint, this soft-shine gloss provides a natural hint of colour and can be used on its own, or over the top of lipstick for added protection.