When it comes to lip balm, most guys just want something that works. Whether you're looking to repair cracked winter lips, prevent a blistering sunburn on the slopes, or just keep lips from drying out through the day, you want a balm you can trust and one that won't goop up, leave lip marks on glasses, or remind you of that fruit-tasting gunk your junior high girlfriend slathered on every 10 minutes. We've waded through a bevy of balms, from the newest products to time-tested classics, to bring you eight of our favorites, good for every situation.
Best Drugstore Buy: Coppertone Sport Lip Balm SPF 30
This brand-new balm packs a lot of functionality into one tube. Coppertone coats lips with a combo of petrolatum, beeswax, and oils, and its broad-spectrum sunscreen formula guards against burn-causing UVB rays and the deeper-penetrating UVA rays responsible for skin cancer. Bonus: It doesn't taste like sunscreen or paint lips chalky-white. [$2.99; coppertone.com]
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