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 Organic: Hurraw! Lip Balm
Made in small batches in Whitefish, Montana, this artisan balm is simply awesome. It's crafted from organic, vegan, and raw ingredients (and without artificial preservatives), yet it doesn't melt or get gross as some other lip balms that don't have the synthetic junk do. The unique oval-shaped tube easily slides into – and stays put in – pants and shirt pockets, and unexpected flavors like Chocolate, Chai Spice, Almond, and even Root Beer are subtly tasty and not too candy-like. [$3.79 to $4.29; hurrawbalm.com]
Credit: Photograph by Michael Pirrocco