This adorable lip balm goes above and beyond

While some of us may not have very high expectations for our lip balms—I do. I’d rather pass (and deal with dryness) than stoop to using a waxy product like Chapstick, and I’m not a fan of creamy formulas that soak right in without leaving a protective layer behind. In my book, lip balms also get extra points for offering more than hydration—and Softlips’ new Cube Lip Protectant is my go-to at the moment.

As cute as it is effective, I can’t get enough of the glass-like prism and the dome-shaped balm inside. Simply twist off the cap and give your lips a swipe—no twisting or anything. The formula itself is fantastic as well, serving up long-lasting moisture thanks to shea butter, a blend of vitamins and antioxidants, SPF 15 and a subtle shiny finish that helps anyone look a bit more polished in a pinch. I received the Vanilla Bean version to test, and it makes for a sweet treat plus the ever-so-slightest minty tingle makes me feel like it’s working.

With quite a bit of cold weather ahead of us before spring makes its presence known, I definitely recommend adding this fabulous balm into the rotation–and at roughly $3 a pop, you can stash one in every one of your bags!

Get gorgeous at the airport!