The best balms come from facialists and the french. Nuxe Reve de Miel (£9.50) is a creation of the latter. This deliciously rich balm works to comfort, soothe and soften dry and chapped lips. Ever since I picked up a pot in Paris a year ago, my chops haven't been able to get enough of the stuff. The matte texture is soft, spreadable and non-sticky with a beeswax scent. I always reach for this in the winter, it's like an overnight moisture masque for your lips (it works particularly well as a follow up to the Lush lip scrub too). For a daytime lipstick-base, I favour the formulation in stick (£5.50), whilst lighter on the lips, it protects ones pout just as well.