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The Best Lip Balms on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about the best beauty buys for ultrasensitive winter skin, the best hydrating moisturizers, and the beauty goods you need for fall, we’ve gone to great lengths here to pinpoint the best lip balms for chapped lips that you can find on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

The Best All-Purpose Lip Balm

Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm
$7 at Amazon

4.3 stars, 359 reviews

“Rosebud Salve is the best balm for your chapped skin/face. It’s a lifesaver in the winter! If you have dry, chapped hands or cheeks in the winter, use Rosebud on them, and it de-chaps and protects those areas, making them feel so much better. I use it on my lips at night, and they are so smooth in the morning. When I get a cold, I put it under my nose to prevent dry skin from blowing my nose frequently. I even put it on mild burns, and it helps alleviate the pain and promote healing.”

The Best Tinted and Scented Lip Balm

Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm
$4 at Amazon

4.3 stars, 2,572 reviews

“I am a proud owner of Baby Lips by Maybelline: Quenched, Peach Kiss, and Grape Vine. The application is buttery smooth on the lips and adds a barely there tint to your lips. The scents are so sweet and unique to each of their own. In my opinion, Quenched smells like Froot Loops, Peach Kiss smells of mangoes mixed with peach, and Grape Vine smells like typical artificial grape, along with a subtle hint of bubble gum. Quenched and Peppermint are great for a shiny and glossy look, while Peach Kiss is a more coral-pink nude with shimmer. Grape gives my lips the perfect amount of color that brings life to my no-makeup face.”

The Best Men’s Lip Balm

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25
$8 at Amazon

4.4 stars, 972 reviews

“It’s been extremely dry here in Southern California and it showed on my poor lips. I pride myself on my smile and the situation was looking pretty bleak. I was searching for a product that would exfoliate my lips when I stumbled across this item. It provides lasting hydration and was the effective cure to my peeling, dry lips. Will definitely purchase again. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Burt’s, but Jack Black provides lasting moisture with little gloss. No dude wants greasy globs of gloss-like balm. Great, great, great product.”

The Best Medicated Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees 100 Percent Natural Medicated Moisturizing Lip Balm
$6 for a pack of two at Amazon

4.6 stars, 515 reviews

“Hands-down favorite beauty product! I keep one on my night stand, one in the bathroom, one at my office desk, one in my purse, one in my travel bag … and I’m sure there are others stashed throughout my life. Great product if you live in dry climates, which was where I originally started using this product. I also use it on my cuticles, on scabs, dry patches of skin, and around my nose (like when I have a cold). Multipurpose product for sure!”

The Best Long-Lasting Lip Balm

4.5 stars, 1,188 reviews

“I naturally have very dry lips. As a kid, they were always split and bleeding. (Attractive, I know). Now that I am adult, I try many things to keep my lips from flaking and peeling away like the crust of a croissant. Croissants are good, but they are not something you want to kiss! I would also like to note, I am on an antibiotic for acne (which is drying) as well as Retin-A (which is also drying), plus I do a wash with 10 percent benzoperoxide (also drying) every morning. So you can imagine what my poor lips go through.

“This chapstick is basically flavored Vaseline that comes in a tiny container. I really like how small and easy the container is to carry around. The flavor is good and subtle; it isn’t too overwhelming. This does a great job soaking in. My lips feel well-nourished for four hours during the day with occasional lip-licking and food-eating, and it lasts all eight hours through the night (I wake up with very soft lips). 5 out of 5 stars.”

Vaseline Crème Brûlée Lip Therapy

The Best Lip Balm With SPF

Nivea Smoothness Lip Care SPF 15
$13 for a pack of six at Amazon

4.7 stars, 230 reviews

“This is my new go-to chapped lip balm. Plus, it has SPF which I always look for in a lip balm. I live in Colorado so, since I walk my dog a lot, I’m exposed to hot sun, cold weather, and a very dry climate. This really keeps my lips soft.”

The Lip Balm You’ll Never Have Troubling Locating in a Purse

EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm in Strawberry Sorbet
$4 at Amazon

4.3 stars, 200 reviews

“I gotta tell you that when I saw EOS in the checkout line of Walmart I thought the shape was silly. But when I found out it was organic and didn’t test on animals, I had to try it. I’m so glad I did. These balms are the best. Not waxy or sticky, the flavors are subtle yet much more tasty than other balms. I am now in love with the shape as it is much easier to find in your purse single-handed. I now have Strawberry, Honeysuckle Honeydew, and Lemon Drop. They are all amazing and work like no other.”

The Best Unflavored Lip Balm

Blistex Daily Conditioning Treatment
$8 for a pack of three at Amazon

4.8 stars, 223 reviews

“If you don’t want a lip balm that is fruity, medicine-y, or has some weird bubblegum flavor, the Blistex DCT is a good choice. The balm makes your lips feel soft without the smell or aftertaste you may get from other products. Blistex DCT does have a slight scent, but it is mild and pleasant not like perfume. I order these Blistex tubs a dozen at a time and place them in multiple locations such as the car, kitchen, nightstand, backpack, golf bag, and other places. You’ll find having them nearby is very convenient and you won’t suffer from chapped lips even during cold weather.”

The Best Lip Balm for Sensitive Skin

Aquaphor Immediate Relief Lip Repair
$3 at Amazon

4.5 stars, 617 reviews

“My dermatologist recommended I use this for a small rash that broke out near my mouth. Turns out it was eczema, and this was the one and only product I used that entire time that helped the problem without causing any irritation. I have very sensitive skin to begin with, and this is the only thing I will be using in the future!”

The Best Overnight Lip Balm

Neosporin Lip Health Overnight Renewal Therapy
$6 at Amazon

4.6 stars, 453 reviews

“Nothing works as well — I use it almost nightly, and whenever I’m without it the difference is visible. This stuff does what expensive beauty brands only wish they could do: moisturizes, minimizes signs of aging, and gets my lips ready for another day. And if the weather gets to you, and you somehow wind up with cracked lips anyway, it heals and protects, and is so gentle that you might wonder why you ever used another product. I’m afraid if they hear me saying how great it is, they might raise the price. Shh, let’s keep this a secret between us.”

The Best Organic Lip Balm

4.7 stars, 1,155 reviews

“My son is a heavy mouth-breather during the day and night. He suffers from chronic dry lip symptoms. In the past we have tried many lip products from various brands of chapsticks. ChapSticks do not add a shield of protection on his lips, while petroleum-based lip balms add a greasy layer. All of which he generally wipes off immediately upon applying, due to his oral sensitivity.

“Finally, I found this product: It smells great, has all-natural ingredients, and is a medium between ChapSticks and Aquaphor. It applies smoothly and provides great moisture and protection. An added bonus is that it is all-natural and comes in a variety of flavors; my son loves it. I highly recommend this product for dry lips and especially kids.”

Sky Organics Lip Balm

The Creamiest Lip Balm

Nivea Butter in Smooth Kiss
$4 at Amazon

4.3 stars, 424 reviews

“I was sold when I read “lip butter” and then it came and blew me out of the water! It is the softest, creamiest lip butter my lips have ever had the privilege of coming in contact with. Your significant other will love it too. Makes your lips SO soft and perfect! I swear by this all the time — but especially in the winter months. No cracked lips over here!”

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The Best Lip Balms, Hands Down, According to Amazon Reviews