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 Splurge: C.O. Bigelow My Favorite Sport Balm
You'll pay a bit more for this balm, but it's worth it. Natural ingredients like coconut and olive oil, vitamin E, and beeswax soothe lips, while herbal extracts give it a nice tingle and invigorating scent. The texture is smooth, never sticky. Plus, it delivers broad-spectrum sun protection and has a carabiner attached right to the cap, for easy access outside of your pocket. [$7.50; bigelowchemists.com]
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