The 3 Best Lip Balms on Amazon

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Fact: Lip balm is the one product we can never have enough of (seriously, check any of our pockets or purses and you’ll find a tube or jar in each). Whether you prefer a simple stick or a thicker salve, here are three tried-and-true options for you.

amazon review lucas papaw ointment

Editors' Pick: Lucas Papaw Ointment

The Facts:

  • A makeup artist favorite
  • Made from fermented papaya fruit
  • Multipurpose balm also works on dry cuticles, chafing and itching

We were first turned onto this stuff through an old Australian roommate of ours. (Apparently, it’s as ubiquitous as Vaseline over there.) Fast-forward five years and we’ve had numerous makeup artists recommend it to us as well and here’s why: It works wonders on any bit of dry skin. We mostly use it on our lips (addictively at that), but it’s also helped smooth over everything from cracked hands and heels to peeling skin from an intense acne treatment. And whereas we used to have to rely on our jet-setting friends to nab us a tube, it’s now available with Prime shipping.

amazon review henne organics lip balm

Splurge-worthy: Henné Organics Lip Balm Treatment

The Facts:

  • Made with 100% natural and USDA certified organic ingredients
  • Unscented and contains no essential oils
  • Non-sticky and non-greasy

This is hands down the cleanest lip balm we’ve ever used. (It only has seven ingredients and six of them are organic.) Add to that the sleek glass pot it comes in and the way it drenches your lips in moisture without feeling thick or greasy and, well, it’s a treat for the senses really. Plus, it’s one of few balms we don’t have to reapply continuously. Dab some on before bed and you’ll wake up to a softer, smoother pout every time.

amazon review burt s bees lip balm

Best Value: Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

The Facts:

  • Made with beeswax, vitamin E and peppermint oil
  • Formulated without parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or SLS
  • Layers well under lipstick

For those of you who love a minty tingle, look no further than the original Burt’s Bees balm. With a lightweight texture that doesn’t leave any telltale sheen behind, it’s amassed a fervent fan base among beauty lovers and non-beauty lovers alike. So much so that everyone from our brothers to our boyfriends has stolen a tube of this from us through the years. Luckily, this four-pack makes it easier to share (at two bucks a balm).

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Jenny Jin

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Jenny Jin is PureWow’s Beauty Director and is currently based in Los Angeles. Since beginning her journalism career at Real Simple magazine, she has become a human encyclopedia of...
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