Physical Health, Wellness / Self-Care

The best Lip Balms to get you through this terrible winter

No one likes chapped lips.

words by: Sahar Khraibani
Mar 4, 2021

Winter on the East Coast is not only awful because it’s freezing, but you have to deal with a whole lot of skin irritations that are weather-contingent. For example: chapped lips. Probably one of the most frustrating feelings in the world, nothing would soothe it unless you have access to great lip balms. Though I have to admit, mask-wearing has drastically decreased the dryness of my lips, I still have to resort to wearing lip balm at least once a day.


Here are our top three lip balms that we recommend:


Jack Black Intense Therapy lip balm

Your lips don’t only need to be moisturized, but they also require SPF to shield them from the damage of the sun. This is why Jack Black’s balm is a great choice for anyone with sensitive skin: it uses SPF 25—which is perfect for a sunny winter day whether you’re in the city or hitting the slopes. It also is packed with Vitamin E and green tea, making it all-around useful and nourishing.


Buy it now from Get Jack Black for $8.


Burt’s Bees medicated lip balm

No one can really compete with a classic such as Burt’s Bees. This brand’s been around for decades, and this lip balm remains the best in the game. Since it’s medicated, it serves all kinds of purposes: from chapped lips to cold sores and fever blisters. The menthol and eucalyptus-infused classic speeds up your lips’ healing process while leaving you feeling smooth and nice.


Buy a pack of two from Burt’s Bees for $8.


Blue Lagoon Iceland lip balm

This is a little bit of a splurge, but it may be worth it. This lip balm uses the same science and chemistry that is found in the nutritious blue-green microalgae of Blue Lagoon in Iceland. Helping the lips’ collagen levels, the balm nourishes, hydrates, moisturizes, and also maintains your lips’ plumpness.


Buy it now from Blue Lagoon Skincare for $34.


Photo via Sarah Kobos/The New York Times