The 5 Best Lip Balms for Seriously Chapped Lips

Fix your dry, cracked lips for good with our list of the best lip balms ever.

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The 5 best lip balms for seriously chapped lips

We all know that when winter comes around, any hydration or moisture that we have in our skin is ripped away by the harsh, cold weather. Most of us stock up on heavy moisturizers and body creams, but we often neglect our lips in the process.

If you’re suffering from chapped lips this season (or year round), never fear! I’ve tested out tons of lip balms and here are the absolute best lip balms ever for chapped lips:

Glossier Balm Dotcom 

Pick 1 out of the 5 or collect them all! 

A remedy for my lips that I have been OBSESSED with lately is Glossier’s Balm Dotcom ($12). Currently I have the Rose Balm Dotcom that has a slight translucent pink tint, but I’m waiting till I go to the Glossier store in Los Angeles to test out the Birthday Balm Dotcom

Glossier describes Balm Dotcom as “a hydrating, long-lasting, multipurpose lip balm and skin salve that’s packed with antioxidants and natural emollients to nourish and repair dry, chafed skin. The dense, waxy texture stays in place to seal in moisture wherever it goes”. 

Balm Dotcom is perfect if you like a thick, waxy lip balm with a bit of flavor — as it comes in so many options, you’re sure to find the right one for you. It also comes in unscented, if that’s your thing.

FRESH Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 

With a slight tint AND SPF protection! 

When it comes to lip balms I’ve always loved ones that have a slight tint to them, so that you get some color to your lips and they’ll be moisturized at the same time. A classic lip treatment that always does the trick is FRESH’s Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 ($24). This lip treatment comes in various colors and instantly softens your lips, while improving the appearance of dry or chapped lips. 

Made with sugar — a natural humectant — and antioxidant-rich grapeseed oil, this balm has a bit more slip to it than Balm Dotcom. You will be amazed at how moisturized and smooth your lips will be, plus this product will replace your lip color for a tinted finish! 


“A cult-favorite, multitasking miracle balm in a convenient tube format”

I’ve used the ROSEBUD PERFUME CO.Strawberry Lip Balm ever since I was little because it smells so good and is so soft to apply, but I found that the ROSEBUD PERFUME CO.Rosebud Salve ($7) works even better. Deeply moisturizing and comforting to the skin, this salve effortlessly coats your dry or chapped lips, so that they’ll soon be replaced with smooth lips. The price is pretty amazing for how much product you get as well.

Vaseline® Lip Therapy® Cocoa Butter Mini

A cult classic and the OG of lip balms 

I have quite a few friends who swear by Vaseline’s Lip Therapy ($1.89) as a winter lip balm. This super inexpensive product helps to lock in moisture, is non-sticky, and leaves a natural and glossy shine on your lips. Also, it comes in a super cute small tub that fits anywhere, so you can bring it on the go! 

While I don’t love the packaging of this (the tub can be unhygienic), this product is simple, effective, and adorable! What else more do you need?

NIVEA Moisture Lip Care 

100 years of lip care experience! 

NIVEA Moisture Lip Care ($3.27) is created with shea butter and provitamin B5 to give you that ultimate moisturizing lip balm. Thicker than most lip balms and definitely creamier than most other products on this list, it lasts a while after application and doesn’t leave a sticky residue. There is also a tinted version if you want a little bit of shine and color to your lips! 

This is a fantastic drugstore buy that you can pick up just about anywhere, so if you need a good lip balm in a hurry, this is the one to get.

Any recommendations to protect your lips in the cold weather? 

Since we’ve let you know about couple of our favorite remedies let us know below about yours! What is your holy grail lip balm? Tell us in the comments!

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