The Best Lip Moisturizers for Dry Lips


Dry, chapped lips are never fun to deal with. Fortunately, there are dozens – if not hundreds – of lip moisturizers out there that are formulated to protect and restore your pout.

While finding the best lip moisturizer can be tricky, you’ll first want to determine which type of formula is best for you: For example, do you prefer a balm, stick, oil, gloss, or mask? From there, you’ll be able to narrow down your options. Also, keep in mind that there are great lip moisturizers across all price points, so there’s no need to shell out a ton of money to achieve soft, healthy-looking lips

To help make the process a little less intimidating, we’ve rounded up our top ten picks, each of which is chock-full of beneficial ingredients for optimal – and visible – results. And, as an added bonus, a handful of our top picks offer fun features like delicious flavors, tinted shades, and alluring scents.  

From a timeless, less-than-$2 drugstore staple to a TikTok-famous overnight mask designed specifically for your pout, read on for ten of our all-time favorite lip moisturizers. 

Dr. PAWPAW Overnight Lip Mask

The Dr. PAWPAW Overnight Lip Mask is enriched with conditioning ingredients like vitamin-rich papaya, moisturizing castor oil, fatty acid-packed olive oil, and soothing aloe vera. Its smooth, gel-like texture easily glides onto lips to deliver a powerful punch of hydration.

Shop: Dr. PAWPAW Overnight Lip Mask, $10.00

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

You’ve likely seen the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask pop up on your TikTok feed before –  and we’re here to tell you that it lives up to the hype. The fan-favorite lip mask is formulated to gently and effectively slough away dead skin.  It even comes with a mini spatula for easy application. Available in nine fun varieties, including Berry, Gingersnap, Sweet Candy, and Gummy Bear. 

Shop: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, $22.00

Lilah B Lovingly Lip™ Tinted Lip Oil

This Lilah B Lovingly Lip Tinted Lip Oil  pulls double-duty as a skincare and makeup staple. (Multipurpose beauty products FTW.) The product delivers a glossy sheen and the perfect punch of color, while its formula is enriched with a slew of good-for-you ingredients, including antioxidant-rich vitamin E. Choose from several shades, such as B. Romantic (a pretty pale pink) and Elegant (a gorgeous nude), 

Shop: Lilah B Lovingly Lip™ Tinted Lip Oil, $30.00

Burt’s Bees Renewing Lip Treatment

Pamper and protect your pout with this Burt’s Bees Renewing Lip Treatment. The ceramide-rich formula features all-natural ingredients like moisturizing coconut oil, vitamin-packed sunflower seed oil, and fatty acid-rich cocoa seed butter.

Shop: Burt’s Bees Renewing Lip Treatment, $8.99

Sisley Paris Nutritive Lip Balm

Slather your lips in this Sisley Paris Nutritive Lip Balm. It’s formulated with a blend of nourishing oils and butters – all of which work together to effectively smooth, soften and repair chapped lips. The creamy formula instantly melts onto the lips.

Shop: Sisley Paris Nutritive Lip Balm, $80.00

Vaseline Rosy Lips Lip Therapy

Vaseline’s Rosy Lips Lip Therapy delivers a pinky-sheer pop of color – plus much-needed hydration to get you through the cold, dry winter months. The subtle rose scent adds a nice touch, too. We’d also be remiss not to mention the under-$2 price tag.

Shop: Vaseline Rosy Lips Lip Therapy, $1.99

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy

Keep dry lips at bay by using First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Lip Therapy. The restorative lip treatment features three ultra-moisturizing ingredients: colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, and glycerin. Wear it solo or layered under your favorite lipstick or gloss. 

Shop: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy, $12.00

ChapStick Total Hydration Vitamin Enriched Tinted Lip Oil

Soothe dry, chapped lips by swiping on some of this ChapStick Total Hydration Vitamin Enriched Tinted Lip Oil. The smooth-gliding features conditioning vitamin C and moisturizing vitamin E. There are six shades total – including Midnight Magenta (a deep berry) and Nearly Nude (which is precisely what it sounds like!) – each of which offers a beautiful wash of color.

Shop: ChapStick Total Hydration Vitamin Enriched Tinted Lip Oil, $4.42 to $6.99 (depending on shade) 

Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Treatment Lip Balm

The Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Treatment Lip Balm is incredibly popular for good reason. First off, it promises to deliver up to 24 hours of conditioning. Hyaluronic acid (AKA HA) is one of its hero ingredients. (Fun fact: HA can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water – in other words, it’s incredibly hydrating.) Choose from two shades, translucent (clear) and Dream (a sheer pink).

Shop:Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Treatment Lip Balm, $26.00

Aquaphor Lip Repair Stick

Our favorite beauty staple now comes in a convenient stick form – and it clocks in at under $4 apiece! The Aquaphor Lip Repair Stick keeps lips looking and feeling healthy all season long. Jojoba seed oil soothes while castor seed oil conditions. 

Shop: Aquaphor Lip Repair Stick, $3.99

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Lauren Dana Ellman

Lauren Dana Ellman is a freelance writer and editor based in New York. If she’s not writing about the latest hair and makeup trends, she’s either trying them out or attempting to organize her expanding makeup collection. You could never have too many cream blushes, right?!


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