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 Classic: Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
When it works, why change it? Burt's has been making its original-formula balm in a silver-dollar-size tin for 22 years, and we're still digging it. Beeswax is the primary moisture-locking ingredient, with coconut and almond oils adding extra all-natural lube. A hint of peppermint makes the balm tingle and perks up your senses without being overpowering. [$3; burtsbees.com]
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