Out of all of the beauty products I use on a daily basis, there is one beauty product I can't live without: lip balm. I carry a tube with me everywhere, without fail. I keep one in my car, in my coat pockets, and most recently, at my desk while I work from home.
Because I use lip balm so frequently, I've tried out quite a few different brands. I'm always searching for the one product that will leave my lips feeling hydrated without having to constantly reapply. So far, the search has turned up fruitless — until now, thanks to the new Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm ($22).
When I first heard about the product, I knew I had to buy it immediately (and I did — I clicked "add to cart" the very day it launched). I'm already a huge fan of the clean beauty brand's Jet Lag Mask, an ultrahydrating face mask that leaves your skin silky smooth, so I was hoping this new balm would be like the Jet Lag Mask for lips, and I wasn't disappointed.
This was not your typical lip balm, which I'm used to seeing in tub or stick form. The formula — which includes shea butter, murumuru butter, and vegan waxes — comes in a sleek, sustainable (yay to recyclable packaging) aluminum tube that made it fun to use and helped with getting just the right amount on my lips.
Upon first application, I instantly noticed that the texture was exactly what I've been missing. It wasn't too sticky or greasy, and it glided on smoothly. I loved the vanilla scent, which was subtle and not too overpowering. The product gave my lips a hydrating boost that lasted for hours without a second application. I also loved the glossy finish it left behind, and would happily go sans-lipstick while wearing just this product. Even after the shine faded, my lips still felt moisturized and soft to the touch.
Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm can be used day or night, as a balm during the day or an intensive hydrating mask while you sleep. Slathering it on overnight left my lips so moisturized in the morning, I was able to go all day without reapplying — and that's unheard of for my usually dry, cracked lips. The combination of clean ingredients, plus the great results I experienced, makes this a product I will repurchase again and again.