There are few items more essential to your handbag than the humble lip balm. This multi-purpose hero can double as a cuticle cream, cheek highlighter and fly-away tamer for unruly tresses.
A recent Reddit thread asked users to share the favourite/most reliable/best value lip balm and here's which cult classics came out on top...
$42.63 | net-a-porter.com/au/
"This is a game changer. I rub my lips together a lot to kind of spread the product out evenly and it stays through that, and it even stays on through a night's sleep. If you ever order something off of Glossier then I definitely recommend it!" Says one enthusiastic Redditor.
$19 | mecca.com.au
"I have tried WAY too many lip balms/masks and the only one that has actually changed the conditions of my lips was the Malin+Goetz Lip Moisturiser. It actually hydrates your lips rather than creating a waxy/oily film to give the appearance of soft lips. It is clear and has a glossy finish so I wear it over lip tints all day. I couldn't recommend it enough," says this Reddit user.
$3.95 | priceline.com.au
One user wrote: "this stuff is great! I use it day and night. I love that there are color tinted ones, medicated ones, and ones with SPF. Love love love it!."
$14.95 | adorebeauty.com.au
"I've repurchased Smith's rosebud salve probably around 5 times, in both tin and tube forms. I keep the tin on my bathroom counter and the tube in my purse. It is so good for keeping your lips soft and chap-free. I use it every night before bed and it works wonders." Says another Redditor.
$5.99 | priceline.com.au
This user swears by an Australian favourite, "I put some Papaw ointement on my lips and they were fixed overnight and the softest they've ever been. It's seriously a miracle cream."