This tasty orange-flavored balm is almost an ointment. Which is why it glides onto lips easily and absorbs like a lotion, providing quick relief from dryness while vitamin E aids in smoothing the skin. Bonus: it lasts a while and doesn't feel shiny or sticky.
$10 by Anthony
This oval-shaped tube lays much flatter in your pocket. Plus, the soft, smooth formula is sourced from all organic ingredients including almond oil, shea butter and natural menthol.
$8 by Lucky Bastard Co.
If you want a really minty balm that tastes great and also keeps dryness at bay, this is it. The all-natural avocado and hemp oil boosts hydration while beeswax adds a layer of protection against cold, wind and dry weather.
$3.49 by Dr. Bronner's
This balm is certified vegan and contains no silicone or paraffin either. The hydrating formula goes on fairly thick so lips feel smooth and protected (without having to constantly reapply). It's also got natural zinc oxide to shield that sensitive skin from UVA and UVB rays.
$20 by Aesop
Any lip balm list has to have one of these yellow tubes, right? But the medicated version (packed with menthol and eucalyptus) is even better than the original because it soothes pain and irritation while healing chapped skin, cracks and even cold sores.
$4.59 by Burt's Bees
For Active Guys
If you're into sports or outdoor activities, this long-lasting, shine-free balm ensures your lips are hydrated and protected for long stretches. The broad-spectrum SPF covers lips for 80 minutes while the beeswax-based formula creates a protective barrier to lock in moisture.
$12 (for 3-pack) by Oars + Alps
The best time to load up on lip balm is at bedtime. That's because our cells regenerate most while we're asleep. This “lip mask” uses hyaluronic acid to form a protective film over the lips that supercharges hydration while healing cracks and soothing irritation or extreme dryness. It's a little sticky, but it ensures you wake up with soft, supple and healthy lips.
$22 by Laneige