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7 Top Best Lip Balms For Dark , Dry and Chapped Lips in 2020

Updated: Jul 20, 2020

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Whether men or women, dark lips can definitely bring down your whole personality and confidence. Some even have issues of extremely dry and chapped lips. Women with dry, cracked lips often face issues of lipstick settling in between the crevices of the lips, thus ruining the complete look.

We all wish to have the soft, rosy lips. Isn't it? Using a good, moisturizing lip balm can be your elixir. It's necessary to choose the right product from the infinite options available in the market. Always go for the one which has SPF, moisturizing properties, and tint ( for girls ) to make your lips soft, supple and protected. There are also some lip balms to lighten the dark pigmentation due to smoking, sunburn or lack of lip care, etc.

So without wasting much time, let's look at the best and top lip balms to help you get rid of all your lip problems.

Reasons for having dark, dry and chapped lips

  1. Improper Lip care

  2. No moisturization for lips

  3. Smoking

  4. Excessive exposure to sunlight / UV rays

  5. Improper diet

  6. Improper removal of lip makeup.

  7. Genetics

  8. Allergens found in toothpaste or synthetic colors.

Best Lip Balms For Dark, Dry & Chapped Lips

If you buffer through the internet you may find a huge list of lip balms. I have filtered out the best 7 among all based on my experience. I have also mentioned lip balms that are suitable for men too. So let's get started.

1) NIVEA Original Care Lip Balm -

Products from Nivea are usually good. The Nivea original Lip care nourishes deeply nourishes and protects your lips from dryness. It’s pampering formula provides rich care and keeps your lips super soft all day. Suitable for both men and women.


  • It moisturizes the lips and adds a shiny tint at the same time.

  • Easy to apply as it comes in a thick twist stick, similar to the lipstick packaging.

  • Enriched with ingredients like Shea butter, jojoba oil which helps to moisturize lips and keep them hydrated.

  • Stays longer on lips, unlike other lip balms which need to be re-applied again and again.

  • Great product for those who have very dry lips.

  • One stick lasts for a long time.

  • It doesn’t suck moisture out.

  • Dermatologist tested.

  • Affordable product and is easily available

  • No artificial color.


  • No SPF.

  • Needs to be reapplied after meals.

  • If applied too much gives a whitish texture on the lips.

2) Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Lip Moisturizer SPF 15 -

This lip balm softens and protects dry, chapped lips without any waxy feel.

Its moisture-enriched formula soothes and conditions your lips, keeping them healthy looking and soft in all weather. It’s a colorless and odorless lip balm that’s suitable for women and men.


  • It is free of color and fragrance.

  • Has no waxy feeling.

  • Contains SPF 15 which acts as protection from the UV rays.

  • Moisturizes your lips pretty well.

  • Free from PABA.

  • Very neat and hygiene packing.

  • Travel and budget-friendly.


  • Re-applying is needed at regular intervals.

3) Biotic Bio Fruit Whitening Lip Balm -

If you want a lip balm to get rid of the dark pigmentation on your lips, then this is the one. This natural product contains Angur, Mulethi, Badam, Kusumbhi, and Til which helps in lightening and moisturizing your lips.


  • It’s enriched in essential vitamins hence provides smooth and flawless lips.

  • Helps in fading the dark pigmentation on lips.

  • Has a rose-tinted texture

  • Deeply moisturize and nourish the lips.

  • It revitalizes your lips, adding to its natural glow.

  • Affordable and travel-friendly packaging.

  • It has therapeutic properties hence doesn’t harm your skin.

  • Best to apply before going to bed as a night care lip balm.


  • No SPF. Thus it can be used only to cure de-pigmentation and no to prevent it.

  • Not much suitable for the day as it starts bleeding after some time.

  • Comes in tube packaging, hence less hygienic as we need to take the product with our fingers for every use.

  • Not suitable for men.

4) Maybelline Baby Lips Alia Loves New York Lip Balm -

My first lip balm was the old Maybelline baby lips lip balm. Though the product was good it broke me out at the chin area. After that, I stopped using that product. But Maybelline recently launched this new tinted lip balm which worked pretty awesome for me. Infused with SPF 20 and enriched with Vitamin E and coconut oil, it provides 16 hours of continuous moisture, care, and repair.


  • Moisturizes your lips instantly

  • Contains SPF 20 thus prevents de-pigmentation

  • Repairs chapped lips

  • Does not bleed

  • Can be worn without lipstick as it gives a nice shiny tint to your lips

  • Pretty Packaging

  • Travel Friendly

  • Inexpensive


  • Men can’t use this as they are tinted lip balms.

5) BAREAIR Moisturising Lip Balm -

It is enriched with Vitamin E, Almond Oil & Mango Butter with their natural hydrating and healing properties. It gives a nourishing touch to your lips and keeps them moisturized. It effectively fades nicotine stains, brightens dark lips, and hydrates lips. Both men and women can give it a shot.


  • Repairs dry chapped lips.

  • Fades for nicotine stains from lips hence a savior for people who smoke.

  • Hydrates and keeps the lips moisturized for a long time.

  • Brightens dark pigmented lips.

  • Free of Harmful Chemicals & Toxins like Parabens, SLS/SLES, Silicones, etc.

  • Good fragrance

  • Cute packaging and travel friendly.


  • Sightly expensive when compared to other lip balms. But that’s totally worth the benefits.

6) The Body Shop Vitamin E lip balm -

This is rich in vitamin E and therefore protects and smooths the lips. This cruelty-free product keeps your lip moisturized. Can be applied smoothly on lips. Works pretty well for both men and women.


  • Easy to apply on the lips.

  • Good sturdy packaging

  • Moisturize your lips.

  • Heals and repairs cracked lips.

  • Has SPF hence prevents de-pigmentation


  • Slightly on the expensive side

  • Need reapplication as it does not stay on your lips for a longer time.

7) Kaumudi Handmade & Natural Lip Balm -

It’s enriched in pure ghee, virgin almond oil, Shea & cocoa butter, and other natural ingredients. It comes in tinted and transparent color thus suitable for both men and women. It works perfectly for all lip problems.


  • Heals cracked and chapped lips.

  • Gives super soft and flawless lips.

  • Prevents and fades dark pigmentation on the lips.

  • Has SPF hence protects from sun rays.

  • It keeps your lips hydrated and provides a rich look at the same time.

  • Affordable

  • Cute packaging

  • Mild fragrance


  • None

So if you are someone who never used a lip balm, then it's now time to pick one that impressed you the most. Also for people with dark lips, ebb away all those discolorations from your pout with the right choice of lip balm. Make sure you use them regularly all through the day for the best results.

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