best lip balms

The 15 Best Lip Balms of All Time

These moisturizing and nourishing lip balms will soothe sore lips. 

Chapped lips are a never-ending issue that can strike anytime, anywhere. From dealing with cold drinks during hot weather to hot drinks in cold weather.

I always have a lip balm to rescue me from present cracks and future flakiness outbreaks.

The Best Lip Balms

Today, I’ve curated the ultimate guide to the 15 best lip balms, from celebrity-approve to dermatologist-approved. 

La Mer Lip Balm

La Mer The Lip Balm

For satin-smooth, hydrated lips, this soothing balm leaves lips irresistibly soft, youthful, and nourished.

Legendary skincare expert, La Mer, introduces The Lip Balm, a velvety formula targeting dryness to restore moisture to pouts.

The transformative treatment is perfect for wearing underneath your favorite lipstick to keep lips soothed and plumped. It’s perfect to wear under your daily makeup.

Dr.Barbara Sturm Lip Balm

Dr. Barbara Sturm Lip Balm - Soothing Lip Hydrator with Vitamin E, Coconut Oil + Shea Butter

A multi-purpose lip balm that soothes, hydrates, and brings a natural glow to the high points of the complexion.

There is more than meets the eye regarding Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Lip Balm. It’s beautifully hydrating for the lips.

It has a rich formula that includes plant-based oils, shea butter, and waves of avocado, cacao, and sunflower for nourishment.

Antioxidant vitamin E that shields your lips from free radical environmental aggressors.

It’s also versatile in its many uses; why not dot it onto your cheekbones, brow bones or a light sheen to your eyes for added radiance?

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

Burt's Bees Lip Balm Stocking Stuffer, Moisturizing Lip Care Holiday Gift, 100% Natural, Original Beeswax with Vitamin E & Peppermint Oil

The much-loved celebrity-favorite classic Burt’s Bees Lip Balm, gets Selena Gomez and Blake Lively TV screen-ready lips.

It’s enriched with highly hydrating and nourishing ingredients, such as organic beeswax and antioxidant-rich fruit extracts, which act as a protective barrier against environmental aggressors.

This moisturizing, non-sticky, scented lip balm seamlessly glides on your lips, leaving no tackiness residue, just subtle sweetness, and supreme softness.

It is wallet-friendly and readily available in drugstores and grocery stores.

It’s ultimately long-lasting, making it your morning savior and daily essential. For the price point, you can have one on your bedroom makeup dresser, bathroom counter, in your car, work office, and gym bag. 

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask: Nourish & Hydrate with Vitamin C, Antioxidants

The cult-favorite Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask features a dense, glutinous texture and serene, sweet berry scent.

With a subtle yet potent formula that sinks into the skin seamlessly, seriously saving your lips overnight.

It’s infused with thoughtfully crafted nourishing vitamin C, other hydrating antioxidants, and plumping hyaluronic acid.

The two-in-one works as a lip balm and gloss if you ignore the written instruction and wear it during the day. This all-star lip balm keeps your lips super-moisturized and luminous 24/7. 

ILIA Lip Wrap Reviving Lip Balm

ILIA - Natural Lip Wrap Reviving Balm | Non-Toxic, Cruelty-Free, Clean Beauty

Check out ILIA Lip Wrap Reviving Lip Balm for a pocket-sized companion for everyday nourishment.

This reviving lip balm is expertly formulated with a proprietary blend of hyaluronic acid and sea succulent to revitalize and refresh delicate skin.

Providing a moisture barrier to your pout, it’s perfect for colder and drier months when the lips are prone to moisture loss.

For a fuller-looking pout like no other, that’s ultra-nourished and extra-moisturized.

Non-Toxic, Cruelty-Free, Clean Beauty.

Laneige Lip Glowy Balm

LANEIGE Lip Glowy Balm

For a pop of color that looks as good as it feels.

With Laneige Lip Glowy Balm, your lips will be popping! It’s quite shiny, very glowy, and heavenly light layer of hydration, leaving luscious lips.

This innovative glowy balm enriches lips with kissable softness.

Instead of utilizing the brand’s exclusive expertly crafted moisture-wrap formula, it moisturizes using all-natural shea and murumuru butter to quickly diminish fine lines and wrinkles while hydrating lips for a pillow-soft pout. 

Dior lip Sugar Scrub

Dior Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub

Prep your pout with this delectable Dior lip Sugar Scrub that will have you singing as you’re applying, “my lips like sugar, my lips like sugar, this candy got you sprung, this candy got you sprung…”

This deliciously decadent two-in-one lip balm is a triple threat, as it exfoliates, softens, nourishes, and adds a naturally rosy pink finish.

It effectively exfoliates by using fine grains of organic sugar that easily melt away, leaving them smooth and prepped for flawless make-up application.

It needs simply to be swiped across your mouth to buff away any dead skin cells, revealing a hydrated pout underneath.

Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm

Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm

Sometimes, lips need a little repairing.

Enter this iconic, vegan, and silky Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm that efficiently nourishes and moisturizes your cracked lips. It is a fan-favorite for those who refuse to use non-vegan lip balms containing animal-by products like beeswax.

This high-shine and vanilla-scented balm will keep your lips hydrated and silky smooth.

It’s infused with vegan waxes, shea, and murumuru butter for a sumptuously soft pout, while the sweet scent will make you want to keep applying this product all day long.


Lucas Papaw Ointment 

Lucas Papaw Ointment

A trip to Sephora is an open invitation to get this vegan wonder.

Another one-and-done salve that’s the perfect solution for dry, dull, lackluster lips.

This tried-and-true Lucas Papaw Ointment will always come to your rescue, as it instantly and incredibly moisturizes.

It’s a fine blend of vaseline and fermented papaw (papaya). Its thick, gloppy, and glossy texture glides on easily. 


Carmex Lip Balm

Carmex Lip Balm Tube Classic Medicated

Say goodbye to dry lips with the classic Carmex Lip Balm.

This bathroom shelf must-have delivers an unmatched nurturing treatment infused with unparalleled camphor, which ensures it delivers soothing hydration while protecting your lips from the elements.

Camphor is a mild pain reliever known for its remarkable ability to soothe cracked, chapped lips. It’s also infused with menthol, which provides a cooling effect that delivers Carmex its signature minty scent.

Sun Bum Lip Balm, SPF 30

Sun Bum SPF 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm | Vegan and Cruelty Free Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Lip Care with Aloe and Vitamin E for Moisturized Lips

A blend of antioxidants helps to nourish and protect the lips naturally.

Become a beach babe with the help of Sun Bum Lip Balm, SPF 30. Available in an array of flavors.

It’s nutrient-rich, with vitamin E and aloe vera to nourish and soothe lips susceptible to sunburn. 

COOLA Mineral Liplux Organic Tinted Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 30

COOLA Organic Tinted Lip Balm & Mineral Sunscreen With SPF 30, Dermatologist Tested Lip Care For Daily Protection, Vegan

Summer is synonymous with SPF. If you’re looking for mineral sunblock instead of a chemical one, look no further than COOLA Mineral Liplux Organic Tinted Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 30.

This tinted lip balm features cupuaçu butter and mongongo oil, serving a creamy, spreadable texture.

It comes in various cute colors– a hard-working staple for every make-up collection.

Vegan and cruelty-free.

Dr. Lipp Superfood Tint

Dr.Lipp SUPERFOOD TINT for Lips, Cheeks & Eyelids

Drench your lips in moisturizer-infused color. The clue is in the name of Dr. Lipp Superfood Tint – a perfect blend of rose-tinted colors that bathes lips in hydration.

Its unique marbled moisturizer formula was originally made for breastfeeding mothers. It has an ultra-caring creamy texture to nourish and smooth lips, with a dewy gloss for a healthy-looking pout every day.

Glossier Balm Dotcom in Birthday

Glossier Balm Dotcom

The final step to your signature pout.

Whether you’re 13 or 30, the glittery Glossier Balm Dotcom in Birthday is a glistening glimmer of youthful hope for all women.

It’s fun and lively, from the vibrant packing to the eloquent naming. It also glamorously works as a blush, giving you yet another miraculously magical two-for-one deal.

It has many stunning shades, such as berry, coconut, and birthday. Not to mention, it’s wallet-friendly and smells like a dream.

This cult-favorite lip balm is super-moisturizing and delivers a subdued shimmer. 

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Swivel Stick with Vitamin E

Looking for an inexpensive drugstore gem? Take a trip to your local drugstore and pick up a new ultra-hydrating Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick. Palmer’s swivel stick at around $3 does more than just moisturize chapped lips.

The vitamin E-enriched balm effectively soothes dry patches on the body or face, making it a no-brainer purchase. 

Final Verdict 

My favorite is the Dior lip Sugar Scrub because it unanimously exfoliates, nourishes, and softens my lips.

My go-to alternative is the La Mer Lip Balm simultaneously soothes and hydrates dry lips.

The Dr.Barbara Sturm Lip Balm is worth the splurge as it seamlessly nourishes and softens the skin while giving it a light sheen.