Flaky, cracked, itchy, tight—all words you don't want to hear when describing lips. Unfortunately, the issue is a common nuisance. Simple factors like sun exposure, hormonal changes, and dry air can quicken the chapping process, resulting in fine lines, scaly skin, and lips that feel like sandpaper. Instead of coating your lips with saliva in a futile attempt to assuage them (it doesn't help), try our top lip treatment picks. Unlike some balms, which rub off quickly and leave you continuously re-applying, these are packed with moisture to leave your lips shinier, smoother, and more hydrated for longer.
Sephora's lip balm collection is like dessert for your lips: their wide range of flavors like coconut, watermelon, and banana leave you with the juiciest, most delicious pucker.
We stan a chapstick classic. Smith's Rosebud Salve can be best described as a miracle potion in a tin can. Dab it on chapped lips, elbows, or knees to instantly condition and relieve dryness.
Ciate's lip oil is reminiscent of '90s Lip Smackers in the best way. Watermelon seed oil and Vitamin E team up in this glossy tube to give your lips a refreshing burst of hydration.
For gals wanting a bit more glam: Winky Lux's balm features pH-activated ingredients that trigger after application, leaving your lips with a flattering shade that's completely unique to you.
These mood stones inject your lips with color without the overwhelming starkness of a red lipstick. Plus it's super moisturizing so it won't stick to dry patches and fine lines.
Slather your lips in this minty goodness for a plumper pucker. Developed with the key ingredient of Miracle Broth (created through the biofermentation or combination of ingredients like sea kelp, calcium, magnesium, and wheat germ), the texture is moisturizing without being overly greasy.
A staple for those cursed with infinitely dry lips, the Balm Dotcom is an ultimate savior for the drier, winter months. Throw it in your bag when you're on the go for an instant dewy lip.
Laneige's squeezable balms coat the lips with a thin film that provides subtle color and locks in moisture to banish any dead skin cells.
Treat your lips to a summertime treat with a swipe of citrus. It's the same hydrating goodness as your trusty Burt's Bees balm–just infused with crystallized fruit juice to amp up the flavor.
Your lips age too: 3Lab's balm goes beyond just hydration to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Formulated with apple stem cell technology, it stimulates regeneration while boosting collagen production.
Lululemon is entering the world of beauty with their new line "Lululemon selfcare," and we're definitely here for it. Their quick-absorbing lip balm is packed with rich butters and natural oils to nourish your lips before and/or after a workout.
Fresh's formula has creamy coats of sea fennel and hyaluronic acid to help smooth fine lines, and of course, sugar to prevent moisture loss over time.
Nourish your lips sans sulfates and parabens. Drunk Elephant's clean formulation is spiked with an exotic blend of avocado, mongongo, cranberry, and marula oils to instantly replenish and soften.
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