• Mon, Nov 29 2010

Gallery: 10 Alternatives To Chapstick

Oh, it’s dry outside. And cold. And awful. Your lips are all sad and wrinkled and pruney, like a geriatric’s neck waddle. If that neck waddle were made out of sandpaper. And… this analogy really doesn’t hold up.

Anyhow, your lips are gross now. What are you going to do? Grab some ChapStick? God, you’re unoriginal. Everyone in the entire world uses ChapStick. Here. We’ll help you cultivate a pretend personality via unorthodox (and awesome) Chapstick alternatives.

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  • CurlySarah29

    I use Eucerin’s Aquaphor lotion on my lips – you can sometimes find the little travel sizes, and you need the smallest amount ever. No taste or smell to it, if that’s not your thing – and it’s not sticky. And it’s glossy too. :)

    • Hannah Rose Siegel

      I am totally with you. I’m addicted to Aquaphor.

    • Kiwi

      I use A&D ointment or Aquaphor… based on whatever is left over from my tattoo regiment.

  • Lizzy

    Neoporin Lip Health Daily Hydration Therapy. Awesome stuff if you have really chapped lips.

  • Eileen

    I have rediscovered Bonne Bell Lipsmackers. Because I am eight, and also because they work while being delicious – tropical punch is my favorite.

    • Lilit Marcus

      I was a diehard fan of the Dr. Pepper scent.

  • Meg

    If**king love Carmex! That being said I also adore Nivea & Soft-lips. Definetly going to try the Rosebud Salve & maybe make some scones while I watch Little Women.

  • Jen

    Rosebud Salve is my fav by far! They also have a Minted Rosebud Lip Balm that has a nice cooling sensation.

  • Ellen W.

    I’m one of those people for whome Carmex doesn’t tingle- it burns like I just put tiger balm on my lips, same with Burts Bees.

    But I love Rosebud Salve because it works and it smells nice and I love Korres Wild Rose Lip Butter (I have it in Wild Rose) because my office gets dry and my lips chap easily and because I love Benefit’s Benetint Lip balm and Korres costs half as much.

  • johnnycomelately

    Aren’t all the alternatives more expensive? Why do we need to spend extra money to prove our independence?

  • Kat

    I agree with a few of the other comments, Aquaphor is my go-to product. When my lips get gross and chapped I slather some Aquaphor on my lips, and voila! My lips are no longer disgusting and actually look really healthy.

  • Ally

    There’s no Lucas’ PawPaw Ointment on this list :( That makes my lips sad

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  • Kelly

    I have the Jack Black…it’s good, but it has a minty tingle, which is often the last thing I want when it’s cold out!