These lip balms are essential for make-out preparation

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Not to brag or anything, but my lips take up a decent amount of real estate on my face. Back when plump lips weren’t au courant, it was much easier to get away with a little bit of dry lip. But in this economy? Think again.

The world of lip hydration is almost comically complicated. We have lip balms with SPF, lip masks, lip scrubsand lip oils. We even have that viral lip oils there are so sought after that you can hardly get your hands on one. But the truth is that taking care of your lips is actually quite simple. Because our lips get so much action throughout the day (wink wink), they get dry more easily than other parts of our body. Investing in a quality lip balm can get rid of any dryness, irritation or even chapped lips. Here you will find the 20 best lip balms for every budget, skin type and zodiac sign.

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Best for chapped lips

Carmex

Classic lip balm

2

Best for everyone

CeraVe

Healing salve

3

Best for overnight treatment

LANE OWNER

Lip Sleeping Mask

4

Best viral lip oil

Dior

Lip Glow Oil

5

Best for water loss

eos

The Hero Lip Repair

6

Best lip mask

Tatcha

The Kissu Lip Mask

7

Best for chapped lips

Aquaphor

Lip Repair Ointment

8

Best for nourished lips

Biba Los Angeles

Lip treatment

9

Best gift

Fresh

Sugar lip balm

10

Best for sensitive skin

Vaseline

Lip therapy

11

Best lipstick primer

Jones’s way

Lippie Stick Ultimate Lip Balm

12

Best for rough lips

Summer Fridays

Lip Butter Balm

13

Best for irritated lips

Uriage

Bariederm Cica-Lip protective balm

14

Best plastic-free packaging

develop together

Moisturizing lip balm

15

Best for Gen Z

Blanker

Balsam Dotcom

16

Best Plumping Balm

Buxom

Power-Full Plump Lip Balm

17

Best for long-lasting hydration

Avenue

Cicalfate Restorative Lip Cream

18

Best for adding volume

Drunk elephant

Lip Balm

19

Best for everyday use

Burt’s bees

Beeswax lip balm 4 pack

20

Best tinted lip balm

Nars

Afterglow lip balm

What is the best lip balm for dry lips?

“The best lip balm is the one that will give you adequate moisture, but also prevent water loss and lock in moisture,” says Dr. Lol. “Our lips lose hydration throughout the day (by breathing, eating and talking), and since most of us don’t drink enough water, it’s important to hydrate our lips!”

Which ingredients help keep lips hydrated for longer?

To ensure proper hydration, the ingredient list on lip balms is important reading. “Make sure you look for ingredients like petrolatum, glycerin, dimethicone, beeswax, plant-based oils, squalane and hyaluronic acid, as these all help hydrate and lock in moisture,” says Dr. Lol.

Can some lip balms cause dry lips?

If you’ve ever wondered if your lip balm is actually causing more dryness, you’re not alone. “Because lip balms are meant to lock in moisture, overuse of certain lip balms can prevent your lips from getting moisture from the external environment and can seal your lips, kind of like glue, which can lead to dry lips,” warns Dr. … Lol.

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