In the past when it came to dry or chapped lips, I would turn to Vaseline petroleum jelly or lips balms like those from LipIce, The Body Shop and even Kiehl’s.
Vaseline was my savior for protecting my lips from the extreme cold when I was in Korea during Winter one year. When you’re cold and shivering with chapped lips, to heck with oily looking lips and dirty fingers! But in hot and humid climates like Singapore, Vaseline always left me with oily-looking lips and if left overnight, would coagulate into white blobs of slimy stuff on the lips. Not sexy. At all. I don’t like carrying that bulky container around, nor do I like applying lip stuff with my finger.
Not even Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 SPF 4 managed to relieve my cracked lips. And I didn’t like that I had to apply it with my finger too. It smelt nice though.
I prefer those that come in stick form, and can repair, calm and protect my lips from environmental aggressions.