Soft, supple lips feel great and look beautiful. Sometimes, though, dry lips are unavoidable. They can be sore and painful, and even speaking can hurt. Eating can also be a nightmare, especially if you’re craving acidic or spicy foods that can sting the dry skin. Don’t worry! Below is Top 5 best products for dry lips.
Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
“I love the thick and slightly waxy feel of this balm. It’s excellent for sealing in moisture, and since it’s so affordable, I stockpile multiple tubes and keep them in all my bags and coat pockets. Cracked cuticles, rough miscellaneous dry patches, and even a chapped nose in the winter are no match for it.” —Lindsay Schallon, senior beauty edito
“I swear by this lip balm. And as someone with perpetually dry lips, trust that I would never steer you wrong. It goes on so smooth and shiny, but never feels greasy or sticky like some sticks. —Anna Moeslein, senior editor
“I stumbled upon this product on the checkout line of Anthropologie. It goes on like a balm, looks like a gloss, and has the best tropical smell and subtle hint of pink color. I also rub it into my cuticles when they need some hydration.” —Michelle Sulcov,
“As someone with big lips that are always dry, a ‘swipe and go’ Chapstick has never worked for me. My life hasn’t been the same since I bought this Laneige lip mask last year. It has a softening balm texture that isn’t sticky and wears off naturally throughout the night, or day, which is when I mostly use it. It also has a light berry smell that’s makes me nostalgic for my childhood cherry lip balms.” —Khaliha Hawkins, digital producer
“There are two products I always buy in bulk on Amazon: toothpaste and this life-saving balm. Sometimes there’s simply no hope for my dry lips, which means I keep a tub of this stuff by my bedside and in every bag I own. The only caveat: It leaves a sheer, white-tinted coating, which is fine at night, but I layer it under a gloss or lipstick during the day. It’s so good I don’t mind doubling up.” —Jillian Ruffo, contributing editor