New formulas for face, hair, eyes, and more

Balms are some of the best skin- and hair-nourishing products you can find—especially in the cold, dry winter months. They shield you from environmental factors (like sun, wind, and cold) as well as pollutants, while simultaneously fortifying cells and restoring moisture. 

“Balms can have consistencies ranging anywhere from a liquid to a solid and are tailored to a specific purpose,” says board-certified dermatologist Jennifer S. Kitchin, based in Harrison, New York. In other words, you’re unlikely to achieve the desired result if you apply the same balm to your lips, hair, face, and eyes. Each of the five below, from skincare brands that have thoughtfully considered their ingredients, has its own unique use case.