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Best OTC Choices in Lip Balms

With their wax-like consistency, lip balms can relieve chapped or dry lips as well as restore moisture to them. Here are Money’s picks for the best such products.

The selections were identified by, using a methodology that combines expert assessment with analysis of online reviews, ratings and other customer data.

The information provided on is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The products featured may not be right for everyone and may carry risk even if available without a prescription. Read the product’s label and consult with a professional for individual medical advice.

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Active Ingredients
Important Points
Aquaphor Lip Repair Glycerin Castor seed oil Shea butter
  • Fragrance-free
  • Preservative-free
  • Paraben-free
Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Beeswax
  • Can apply as needed
  • Moisturizes for 12 hours
  • Paraben-free
Carmex Classic Lip Balm Phenol Menthol Camphor Beeswax Petrolatum Lanolin
  • Safe for people 2 years and older
  • Can apply up to 4 times a day
  • Soothes chapped lips
ChapStick Classic Lip Balm White petrolatum
  • Paraben-free
  • Rehydrates lips
  • Contains dyes
EOS Lip Balm Sunflower oil Beeswax Shea butter
  • Paraben-free
  • Different scents available
Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm Petrolatum Shea butter
  • Moisturizes for 8 hours
  • Contains dyes
  • Different colors
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Lip Moisturizer Octinoxate Oxybenzone
  • Contains sunscreen
  • Safe for people 6 months and older
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm Mineral oil Dimethicone Theobroma cacao seed butter
  • Provides 48 hours of moisture
  • Helps prevent chapped, cracked lips
Vaseline Lip Therapy Petrolatum
  • Long-lasting relief
  • Non-sticky formula
No results match.

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