I Truly Can't Live Without This Game-Changing Lip Product—Let Me Explain

You know when your lips are so beyond chapped that it seems like nothing can help? Like, they hurt and/or sting, they're flaky as heck, and you really can't stop licking or touching them. I think we've all been there before. I know at least once a month at minimum my lips can get chapped for a few days, and especially more so in the winter months.

Sure, you can try to slather on the lip balm, but I find that no matter how much I put on throughout the day, nothing seems to work. I try to drink as much water as I can to make sure my skin stays hydrated. I turn on the humidifier at home as another way to stave off the dryness. And of course, I try to stop licking or picking at my dried-out lips as best as I can because I know that makes it way worse.


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But one thing I've discovered in the past year that has really helped is applying a lip mask to really lock in that moisture. You can use a lot of these masks overnight to let them work their magic, which is great because you don't have to worry about reapplying after drinking or eating because you're, well, sleeping. I find that a lip mask, in conjunction with all of the remedies above, has helped speed up the healing time for my lips.

So now I try to do a lip mask at least once a week, even if my lips are doing okay just to make sure I'm keeping them conditioned and moisturized. Take a look at some of my favorites, plus some editor and reader best-sellers below.

1. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

2. Kiehl's Buttermask Intense Repair Lip Treatment

3. Henné Lip Mask

4. Tatcha The Kissu Lip Mask

5. Kinship Supermelt Vegan Lip Jelly Mask

6. Burt's Bees Overnight Intensive Lip Treatment

7. Fresh Sugar Recovery Lip Mask Advanced Therapy

8. Patchology FlashPatch Renewal 5 Minute Hydrogels

9. BareMinerals Ageless Phyto-Retinol Lip Mask

10. Milk Makeup Melatonin Overnight Lip Mask

11. Ilia Lip Wrap Treatment Mask

12. KNC Beauty All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask

13. Bite Beauty Agave+ Nighttime Vegan Lip Therapy

14. 111Skin Infusion Lip Mask and Plumping Duo Stick

15. Patrick Ta Major Glow Softening Lip Masque

16. Kari Gran Lip Whip Perfector

17. Sara Happ The Sweet Clay Lip Mask

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Managing Editor

Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019.

In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot).

She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.