When it comes to vicious cycles, chapped lips are the worst. Lick 'em, pick 'em, slather 'em with pricey balms...no matter what we do, they seem stuck in crocodile mode all winter 'round. Just when we were about to forever resign ourselves to a cracked, flakey existence, we came across an unexpected oasis in the form of Lansinoh ointment. We know you're wary of so-called miracle creams. You've been burned one too many times to let just any old balm into your heart. But trust us – this is the one.
Now before you get upset, let us warn you...this product is a little unorthodox. In fact, it may not be the first time it's touched your lips...it's actually meant to ease nipple irritation for breastfeeding mothers. That said, it wipes away any trace of dry skin in a matter of hours and it's made of 100% pure, all-natural lanolin (a waxy substance extracted from sheep's wool). You only need a teeny tiny dab every couple of days, so the 2 oz. bottle (coming in at a whopping $7.99, available at pretty much every drugstore) will last you a lifetime. We recommend applying it at night and then scrubbing dead skin off with a wet cloth the following morning.
Finally, you can say goodbye for good to rough, wrinkled lips and hello to a perfect pout!
Lansinoh HPA Lanolin, $7.99, available at Drugstore.com.