This New Balm Proves Skin Care’s Favorite Moisturizing Ingredient Can Work On Your Lips, Too


As much as you may love your go-to matte lipstick or super-shiny gloss, sometimes your pout needs a product that packs a more nourishing punch. That's where a good lip balm comes in. And if you've been looking for one that's effective enough to last through even an intense sweat session (and beyond), look no further than the just-launched Kosasport LipFuel.

The brand new balm is the first addition to Kosas' active beauty capsule, and it's here just in time to rescue your dry, chapped lips, no matter where your day takes you. The Kosasport product officially became available on Kosas' site on Feb. 19, and will make its way into select retailers (like Sephora, Violet Grey, Credo Beauty and Neiman Marcus) by March 2019. And before you think it's like any other basic lip balm, this new beauty product works just as hard as you do during a high-impact workout.

The brand's new balm owes its super-hydrating abilities to one much-loved skin care hero ingredient: hyaluronic acid. Just as it help your complexion retain moisture via serums and moisturizers, the incredibly effective, skin-loving acid works hard in this balm to lock in hydration for lasting softness, and gives lips a chance to repair themselves from pre-existing damage. And it keeps working long after application, thanks to an infusion of konjac root, a natural ingredient that acts as a protective barrier to keep the hyaluronic acid in place on your pout (and gives the balm its gel-like texture).

A variety of other nature-derived additives round out the good-for-you gel-balm, like vitamin E that plumps, repairs, and smooths lips, and wild mint that gives the product an energizing aroma. You'll also find a host of nourishing oils on the ingredient list, including super-softening jojoba oil, avocado oil, cacao seed butter, and grape seed oil — all of which add to the hydrating formula's long-lasting lip-repairing abilities.

And because it's good to have options, Kosas' first Kosasport product comes in three different shades, so you should never be at a loss for the ideal lip color. Baseline, a universal clear shade, is your go-to balm for any time of day, and could easily be layered under lipsticks post-workout to make sure your pout stays soft. The other two shades, warm-tan Pulse and cool-pink Rush, offer a sheer wash of pigment when you want the conditioning qualities of a balm but the punchiness of Kosas' pretty, impactful lip colors.

See and shop the inaugural product from Kosas' new Kosasport range below, and stay tuned for the brand's next launches made specifically for active, on-the-go lifestyles.