Finding the best lip balm for men can be tricky – men can be incredibly picky. They want a lip balm that works but doesn’t look like they’re wearing lip-gloss. Finding a lip balm that’s not glittery, flowery, or tinted pink is tough! We took on the challenge and found a bunch of balms made just for men – nothing girly about these lip balms! Here are a few things you might need to consider before buying a lip balm for men.
Organic: Buying organic lip balms is always a good idea, especially if you have sensitive skin or you’re allergic to synthetic ingredients. Check the ingredients list carefully to make sure you recognize ingredients and that the list is short and sweet!
SPF: If you plan to wear your lip balm outside, get one with some kind of SPF sun protection. Many organic brands don’t have SPF protection, so read labels carefully. For indoor, everyday wear, you can probably get away without SPF.
Pieces: Do you lose lip balms often? Consider buying a multipack to both save money and stock up in case you lose a tube or two! Multipacks are also great if you’re buying gifts or handing them out to your family.
Flavored: We know that most men don’t want flowery or fruity flavors in their lip balm. However, sometimes buying plain balm is just too boring. We found both plain and a variety of minty flavors that should suit everyone’s’ taste preferences!
No-Shine: Another common gripe among men about buying lip balms is that they look too shiny like lipstick or lip-gloss. Thankfully, there are no-shine or matte formulas out there that look like you’re not wearing anything on your lips at all!
Size: Most standard lip balms come in 0.15 oz. tubes, but some out there come in larger sizes. If you need a lip balm tube that lasts, or you use it frequently outdoors, grabbing a larger size is a good idea.
Now that you know what’s out there for men’s lip balms, let’s get into the reviews! We researched 10 different lip balms, some aimed specifically at men and some for the whole family. They’re all effective and totally man-approved! If you don’t have time to look at the whole list, that’s okay! Check out our Top Pick and Budget Pick first, and come back later to find out about the other manly lip balms you should totally stock up on!
Article last updated on:
June 4, 2019