Cosmetic Corner

Cosmetic Corner: Dermatologists Weigh in on Lip Balms

Leading dermatologists offered their recommendations on the top lip balms. See what they’re recommending to their patients and why.


To improve patient care and outcomes, leading dermatologists offered their recommendations on lip balms. Consideration must be given to:

  • Aquaphor Lip Repair
    Beiersdorf, Inc
    Recommended by Gary Goldenberg, MD, New York, New York
  • CeraVe Healing Ointment
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
    “Combining ceramides with hyaluronic acid in a waxy ointment base, it hydrates, protects, and repairs the damaged skin barrier.”—Joshua Zeichner, MD, New York, New York
  • Lip Balm #1
    “It is quite moisturizing with squalene, aloe vera, vitamin E, and wheat germ oil.”—Anthony M. Rossi, MD, New York, New York
  • Lip Renewal SPF 50
    June Jacobs Laboratories LLC
    “This lip balm contains shea butter and vitamin E for hydration with a hint of pomegranate flavor. It also provides photoprotection for daily use.”—Cherise M. Levi, DO, New York, New York
  • Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm SPF 20
    Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc
    “It moisturizes the lips, protects from UV rays, and is available in a variety of shades. It should be reapplied frequently for UV protection.”—Shari Lipner, MD, PhD, New York, New York
  • Vanicream Lip Protectant SPF 30
    Pharmaceutical Specialties, Inc
    “It has titanium dioxide for good UV protection.”—Anthony M. Rossi, MD, New York, New York
  • Xtend Your Youth Lip Filler & Volumizer
    Dr. Brandt Skincare
    “This unique formula restores moisture and smooths the lip surface, creating a canvas for longer-lasting lip color. Its potent blend of antioxidants including vitamin E, green tea, white tea, and grape seed extract protects lips from free radical damage, while also working to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles.”—Whitney Bowe, MD, New York, New York

Cutis invites readers to send us their recommendations. Self-tanners and cleansing devices will be featured in upcoming editions of Cosmetic Corner. Please e-mail your recommendation(s) to the Editorial Office.

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Cutis or Frontline Medical Communications Inc. and shall not be used for product endorsement purposes. Any reference made to a specific commercial product does not indicate or imply that Cutis or Frontline Medical Communications Inc. endorses, recommends, or favors the product mentioned. No guarantee is given to the effects of recommended products.

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