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 for Sensitive Lips: Blistex Simple and Sensitive
A new formula from one of the oldest lip care companies, Simple and Sensitive is just that. Made from only six ingredients, including cocoa butter, sunflower seed oil, jojoba oil, and vitamin E, this hypoallergenic balm moistens lips without using any potentially irritating artificial fragrances, flavors, or oils. [$1.69; blistex.com]
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