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    15 Moisturizing Lip Balms That People Actually Swear By

    Can you *imagine* the thought of your lip balm actually, dare I say, working?

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    1. An SPF 25-infused Jack Black lip balm available in six delicious flavors: basil lemon, black tea and blackberry, natural mint, grapefruit and ginger, lemon, and cucumber lime.

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    This balm is made with beeswax, green tea leaf extract, shea butter, and cocoa seed butter to provide intense, long-lasting moisture to even the most chapped of pouts.

    Promising review: "This is genuinely the best lip balm I’ve ever tried. I’ve had severely dry, cracked lips since I was a teenager, and basically everything I’ve tried in the past has failed me on one level or another. I’ve been using these Jack Black balms for the past six months or so, and my lips have looked soooo much better. I used to have cracks, and the layer of skin would constantly peel away. I had light scarring and discoloration due to years of dryness and peeling, but not anymore! This even kept my lips protected during a very cold winter in the Midwest. I have six of these floating around my house/purse/work backpack. And I don’t ever see myself using another lip product." —Cara

    Get it from Amazon for $8 (available in five scents).

    2. A Maybelline ~baby lips~ balm so inexpensive, my morning iced coffee actually costs more. I suppose this is as good an excuse as any to...potentially...maybe...purchase all seven options of them...?

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    This balm is available in both clear and tinted flavors, the latter of which can be used as a cream blush or subtle eyeshadow!

    Promising review: "I can't live without this lip balm! I have about five of them in rotation between my kitchen, car, purse, office, etc. A makeup artist taught me a great trick: keep one in your purse and use as a cream blush for a little color pick-me-up when needed. Works wonderfully! There are days when I wear no makeup, but do use these to add a little color on my cheeks, lips and lids." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $2.69 (available in seven flavors).

    3. An O'Keeffe's lip balm for anyone who is ready to bid adieu to dry, chapped, crack-when-you-smile lips. This formula even has a cooling effect to give your sinuses a minty, awakening treat.

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    Promising review: "I have had chronic dry lips since childhood, to the point where my lips would crack and bleed. This is the first product that has made a significant difference for me! It is a heavy, waxy coating that stays on for hours yet feels light and smooth. It even has a soothing menthol tingle that feels great when my lips are irritated." —A.H.

    Get it Amazon for $6.78.

    4. A multi-use Glossier skin salve perfect for a) hydrating your lips, and b) hydrating the most irritatingly dry parts of your limbs on-the-go. We're all looking at you, pointy elbows and peeling cuticles.

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    These cruelty-free, hypoallergenic come in a variety of delicious scents and tints ranging from birthday cake and berry to mint and coconut.

    Promising review: "So I'm usually a coconut/vanilla kind of gal. Anything along those lines are my fave scents and flavors, so naturally I have the birthday cake and coconut balm dot coms. However, berry is a GAME CHANGER. I never like these kind of scents, but oh my it smells like food?! Like apple crumble?!!!! So delish, and the tint is amazing. I actually purchased one for my office and one for home (with no regrets)." —Sophie

    Get it from Glossier for $12 (available in eight flavors).

    5. A Burt’s Bees lip balm that provides moisture (thanks to a blend of shea butter and botanical waxes) as well as a buildable tint, meaning you'll be able to give your pout some color without drying it out in the process. Matte lipsticks = so great in theory, so painfully drying in practice.

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    Promising review: "I really love this product! As someone who has never mastered the art of lipstick, this is perfect. I tend to be more of a minimalist with makeup and this is so easy to just slide on before going out. You'll have to reapply during the day/night, but the application is very quick." —Cornelius

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.48 (available in six colors).

    6. A Lipstick Queen lipstick packaged in deceivingly green form, but surprise! It has nothing in common with Kermit. This moisturizing formula will reveal a perfectly pink hue within seconds, one that's totally unique to *your* pH balance.

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    Not only does it provide the perfect pop of color, but this balm *also* contains essential oils and vitamin E for the ultimate dose of a) moisture, and b) softness.

    Promising review: "A 'flattering shade of pink' was an ever illusive thing for me until I found Lipstick Queen! I am a red-head with tricky coloring, and pinks always look too garish on me — so naturally when I learned about this, I HAD to give it a go. I am in LOVE! It's super hydrating, lightweight, and is a very flattering shade that is uniquely mine. I'm thrilled!" —Stepper the Mighty

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    7. A paraben-free Bioderma moisturizing lipstick for long-lasting hydration that *won't* eventually dry out your lips even more. I know that you know what I'm talking about.

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    Promising review: "I am addicted to lip balms, and this is the first kind I have found that actually moisturizes my lips without drying them out more. I only have to apply this once in the morning and once at night (and with other lip balms, I usually have to reapply every hour or so)." —grelmcmu

    Get it from Amazon for $4.90.

    8. A Lano lemonaid treatment with whipped lanolin and lemon oil to naturally exfoliate allllllll the dead skin that has accumulated on your lips, thus revealing a soft and slightly shimmery surface.

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    Promising review: "I'm in Arizona, and my lips were dry, cracking, and even bleeding. I have tried almost every lip balm out there over the years, and this is the FIRST one that actually smoothed out my rough lips and moisturized long term. Within a day, my lips were back to normal, which is PHENOMENAL. Besides that, the subtle shimmer accentuates the lips just enough without being too mica-y. It smells great and has good slip...not too thick or thin. Highly recommend!" —Redhead in a Red Jeep

    Get it from Ulta for $15.95.

    9. A ginger sugar overnight mask you apply before bed and voilà! You'll wake up to a nourished pout, ready to take on even the most drying of matte lipstick formulas.

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    Promising review: "HOLY GRAIL! I have always had problems with my lips being painfully dry and peeling since being on Accutane fifteen years ago. I have tried EVERYTHING: every kind of lip balm, supplement, and scrub with no change. I've been using this mask for a little over a month now and my lips are soft and smooth...I can even wear long-wearing lipstick again! I also will occasionally wear it throughout the day as a lip balm. I seriously hope they never stop making this!" —MiteyMo

    Get it from Amazon for $7.58.

    10. A Dr. Bronner's organic lip balm set available in unscented, peppermint, lemon lime, and orange ginger flavors. The beauty of this four-pack? Keep one in your car, one in your purse, one at your office, and one at home. Never be lip balm-less again.

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    These organic balms use a combination of organic jojoba, avocado, and hemp oils to really penetrate the surface of your lips for ultimate hydration.

    Promising review: "This is by far one of the best lip balms I've ever used. It is comprised primarily of oils, rather than waxes; this means that your lips actually absorb the product. As a result, I find that my lips are moisturized and no longer have a thin layer of wax/dead skin sitting on the surface, a problem that I've encountered with a lot of other products." —May

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $11.94.

    11. A Mario Badescu lip balm that will melt into your lips (think ~the Wicked Witch of the West meets water~) and leave behind a soft, non-sticky surface that won't trap any of your stray hairs.

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    This little tube of goodness contains cocoa butter, coconut oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil, and vitamin e.

    Promising review: "This is the best, most hydrating lip balm ever. I can use it once a day (which is important because so many lip balms have ingredients that dry out your lips so that you use up the product and buy more), and my lips feel and look great all day." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    12. A Savannah Bee Company organic balm formulated with beeswax, honey, and flora essences. Consider this earl grey concoction to become as much a part of your daily routine as, well, your morning cup of earl grey.

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    Promising review: "My first encounter with this lip balm was at a grocery store. Curious and a sucker for anything tea-flavored, I bought a stick and immediately fell in love. It goes on smoothly, moisturizes like a dream, and has a fantastic flavor. This is the only lip balm I've ever used a full tube of!" —Calin C.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $7.84.

    13. A Supergoop! acai lip balm equipped with SPF30, ideal for anyone who plans on spending some time sweating under the sun. This will prevent your lips from getting burnt, which yes — that's a thing. A really, really uncomfortable thing.

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    Promising review: "This lip balm is the best! My lips get very burnt VERY easily in the sun and this is the only lip balm I’ve found that prevents them from burning. I brought this on a beach vacation recently and only had to apply it a couple times a day. Is it pricier than other lip balms? Yes. But honestly, you need to use so little that I think the price is 100% worth it. The scent is light, and it feels nice on my lips when I apply it." —Kat Medeiros

    Get it from Amazon for $9.50.

    14. A cruelty-free Aveda lip balm made from a blend of cinnamon leaf, clove, and anise oil that delivers long-lasting hydration — even in the coldest of climates (residents of Antarctica, take note.)

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    Promising review: "This has been my go-to product for several years now when it comes to fighting chapped lips in the winter." —minnyappolis

    Get it from Nordstrom for $9.

    15. A paraben-, sulfate-, and phthalate-free Fresh hydrating balm that genuinely smells good enough to eat (#CARAMEL), although you probably shouldn't. Just leave it on your lips. Please stop licking it off.

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    Promising review: "This is a holy grail product. Never have my lips been so soft! The value is amazing and is guaranteed to last you a long time because a little goes a long way. This stuff is no joke, completely hydrating, and smells absolutely amazing. It's literally like putting hydrating caramel on your lips." —salenat1

    Get it from Nordstrom for $18 (available in three scents).

    Your dry, cracked lips breathing a sigh of relief after you *finally* find them a good balm:

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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