Chapped lips are not fun: you can’t really wear a liquid lipstick without having a “desert lip” look, not to mention that dry lips just feel uncomfortable. That’s why I mention in the blog times and times again that I have at least one lip balm or lip treatment in each of my bags, jackets, as well as all over my apartment. Based on your comments and questions, dry lips seem to be a major problem for many of you too. I decided to round up 15 of my favorite lip balms of all time, arranged in a list of most luxurious and expensive to affordable drugstore lip balms.
This luxurious, decadent smelling lip balm is a cult classic for a reason. The rose balm has a very pleasant, not-sticky and buttery consistency that deeply hydrates your lips to a perfection. I love applying it during the day under my lipstick for a long-lasting hydration and yummy rose scent.
Active Ingredients: Rose flower wax, shea butter, and Vitamin E.
Need to Know: The balm contains SPF15 that helps to protect your lips from sun and fight the signs of aging.
Where to Buy: $60 at SpaceNK.
If you are an adept of “no makeup makeup” looks, this beautifully packaged lip balm is a must-have. Not only it comes in a perfectly displayable tube, it also looks exceptionally beautiful in photos. Think a better, more hydrated version of your lips—with a slightly pinkish tint that will look darker or lighter depending on the pH balance of your skin.
Active Ingredients: Shea butter, pepperslim and coolact (help to deliver a slightly fresh sensation upon application), and eoslin (the ingredient that delivers a customized rosy shade to your lips)
Need to Know: The packaging of this lipstick features genuine pink leather.
Where to Buy: $37 at Sephora.
The packaging of this thick and deeply nourishing lip product reminds me of an eye cream which actually is a great design idea as it makes the application more hygienic. The lip balm feels a bit minty on the lips and has a typical lip gloss finish—but don’t let it fool you as no other lip gloss fixes chapped lips quicker than this luxurious lip balm!
Active Ingredients: Blue Lagoon Algae, Cacao Seed Butter, Sunflower oil, and Berry Wax.
Need to Know: This lip balm is vegan, fragrance and gluten-free and has not been tested on animals.
Where to Buy: $35 at Amazon.
This gold leaf lip balm is so beautiful – it reminds more of a piece of luxurious jewelry rather than lip treatment. Even when I’m testing other lip balms, this one is always on my desk – not only because it’s one of my favorite lip balms of all time, but also because I just enjoy looking at this beauty.
Active Ingredients: Japanese Camelia Oil; Vitamins A, B, D, and E.
Need to Know: The formula features 23-Karat gold flakes. The product is sulfates, parabens, and phthalates-free. Its dermatologist tested and cruelty-free. This lip balm is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.
Where to Buy: $30 at Sephora.
You probably already familiar with brand’s best-selling overnight lip treatment, and this daytime lip restoring complex is a great addition to the line. The product features a unique and very hygienic packaging (when you twist the tube, a tiny amount of a product is dispensed) and addresses 3 concerns: chapping, aging, and dryness.
Active Ingredients: Palmitoyl oligopeptide (stimulates collagen production); cocoa butter, avocado oil, and shea butter (nourish and soften lips), and hyaluronic acid (delivers moisture to your lips).
Need to Know: This formula is free of artificial fragrances and colorants.
Where to Buy: $27 at Ulta.
I wrote about this nourishing lip oil about a year ago, and it still remains a favorite of mine. It comes in a perfect shade of pink and applies so smoothly on my lips. The product features a convenient large applicator that allows distributing the product in just a few swipes.
Active Ingredients: Organic Amaranth Oil (nourishes and comforts lips).
Need to Know: This tinted lip oil comes in 7 shades. It’s formulated without parabens and sulfates.
Where to Buy: $26 at Clarins USA.
That was the first lip balm I’ve ever felt for—and my admiration of its soothing and hydrating formula continues to this day. I love a subtle, gentle hue this tinted product leaves on my lips as well as it’s delicious and such memorable scent. This lip balm has been a best-seller for years for years: it’s one of the best lip treatments you could possibly wish for!
Active Ingredients: Sugar, meadowfoam and black seed oils (help to moisturize lips), and grape seed oil (softens lips).
Need to Know: The formula contains SPF15 protection and comes in 18 different shades and variations. The product is free of petroleum, mineral oil, and lanolin.
Where to Buy: $24 at Sephora.
This 95% certified organic lip product features a unique formula I’ve ever tested. It’s a lip oil, but it looks solid and comes in a typical lip crayon packaging. The product offers an immediate hydration and feels a bit minty upon application. I love applying a tiny layer of this product before a lipstick as its non-greasy formula works perfectly in combination with my favorite lipsticks.
Active Ingredients: Organic cold-pressed Jojoba seed oil, organic peppermint oil, and organic beeswax.
Need to Know: The formula is certified organic and all natural; it’s cruelty, GMO and gluten-free.
Where to Buy: $21 at Amazon.
I started testing this product just recently, but I’m already loving how it works for my dry lips. This 100% natural product features coconut oil and lemon butter that instantly melts into my lips to provide a long-lasting hydration and nourishment.
Active Ingredients: Coconut oil and Lemon Butter.
Need to Know: This lip treatment features SPF25 and comes in 6 shades.
Where to Buy: $19.50 at Kiehl’s.
You probably heard about brand’s signature product, Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. This super nourishing lip balm features the same signature scent and delivers immediate lip hydration results. Compared to many other lip products, this one contains a lot of product and only requires one swipe as it comes in a jumbo retractable tube.
Active Ingredients: Cupuacu butter, acai, and coconut oil.
Need to Know: This lip balm doesn’t contain parabens, phthalates, synthetic colors, and animal by-products.
Where to Buy: $18 at Sephora.
If you are a fan of products that smell delicious and look more like a gloss than a lip balm, you’ll love this one! It’s also great to use not only as a preventative measure, but also when your lips are already dry and chapped. This restorative lip balm formula nourishes and repairs damaged lips like nothing else!
Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B3, Aloe, Honey, and Goji Berri extracts.
Need to Know: This product is hypoallergenic and paraben-free.
Where to Buy: $15 at Neiman Marcus.
By the time I’m writing this post, I’ll be completely out of this lip balm – because I have it in my gym bag and it always saves my lips from drying on the way home. I would describe this formula as a soothing, non-sticky lip-gloss—because it’s just like that, super hydrating and glossy, but not tacky.
Active Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (nourishes and conditions skin).
Need to Know: The formula is oil, phthalate, silicone, and sulfate-free.
Where to Buy: $14 at Nordstrom.
From all the lip balms on the list, this one is one of the most used. And there is an explanation for that: it feels and works as effective as my all-time favorite Aquaphor treatment, but it’s petroleum-free and thus good for you!
Active Ingredients: Coconut oil (brand’s signature ingredient), squalene (hydrates lips), and shea butter (nourishes lips).
Need to Know: The formula is as natural as it gets: paraben, sulfate, and phthalate-free, vegan, non-GMO and gluten-free. Or, and it smells amazing without containing synthetic fragrances.
Where to Buy: $12 at Sephora.
For years, it’s been the one and only favorite lip balm from a drugstore and for a good reason! This 100% natural Vitamin E infused lip treatment feels amazing on my lips and provides much-needed hydration. I have so many of these in my house, because every time I forget a lip balm after leaving the house, I end up purchasing one at the nearby pharmacy.
Active Ingredients: Vitamin E (a great moisturizer) and beeswax (conditions lips), and Peppermint Oil (refreshes skin).
Need to Know: This lip balm has been created in 1991 and remained popular ever since. The product is 100% natural and free of parabens, phthalates, and petrolatum.
Where to Buy: $3 at Walmart.
If nothing else helps with my dry and chapped lips, I’ll just apply Aquaphor at night and call it a day. Yes, there is no fancy packaging or a delicious scent for this product, but it works so great that it doesn’t even need all that fluff. And from my part, I have to say that no matter how big my lip balm collection is, I always come back to this oldie but goodie product.
Active Ingredients: 41% petrolatum.
Need to Know: This magic ointment could be used for so many other conditions like minor cuts, scrapes, and burns.
Where to Buy: $5 for a set of 2 at Walmart.
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There you have it: a roundup of all my favorite lip balms and lip treatment that I discovered over the course of the last few years. I hope you found some new and exciting products on this list that will help you to solve any lip problems you are currently dealing with. I wonder if you know any additional lip balms you’d like to recommend? If so, please leave your recommendations in the comments area below!