Need product suggestions for dry, cracked lips

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I have horrendous dry lips all year long, not just in winter. It gets so bad that they crack and peel and then bleed and scab. I've tried tons of lip products that are supposed to help but nothing has cured me of this painful nuisance. Here is what I've tried:


1. Fresh Lip Scrub - I'm currently using this twice a day, and it has helped in sloughing off the dead skin that accumulates but it hasn't actually helped the source of the problem.

2. Fresh Lip Treatment

3. Dr. Lipp's Nipple Balm for Lips

4. Jack Black Lip Balm

5. Rosebud Salve

6. Burt's Bees lip balm


Numbers 2-6 are various lip balms I've tried that are supposed to be the best for dry lips but none have seriously helped the issue. I have no idea what causes my dry lips since I literally have this problem 24/7/365. I know several of the medications I'm on cause really bad dry mouth, so that's my best guess as to why my lips are so dry.


Does anyone have any suggestions for other lip treatments? I'm willing to shell out the big bucks for a true miracle product.

Re: Need product suggestions for dry, cracked lips

Hi lreagan,


Make sure you drink a lot of water! I love teas but they give me super cotton mouth and dry lips. No fun! I get very dry lips as well which makes wearing my fave nude or matte lip colors look terrible) but using a light exfoliator can help to remove dead skin cells in the meantime while we find a good lip balm for you!


Perricone Age Correct Lip Plumper is a good one for rejuvenating and hydrating properties

Perricone MD - Age Correct - Lip Plumper



Korres Lip butters are VERY smooth and non sticky, almost buttery with light hints of color


Lip Butter


and I love the Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Lip Treatment and Clinique Superbalms. SO smooth and hydrating!


Moisture Bound Lip Treatment Superbalm Lip Treatment

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

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Like I mentioned in my post, I am using the Fresh lip exfoliant twice a day and it does help with removing the dead skin but it still doesn't help the underlying problem. Several of the medications I'm on have dry mouth as a side effect, so I don't know if that's why my lips are always so dry. I do drink a lot of water but I still have perpetual dry mouth.


Thank you for the suggestions!

Re: Need product suggestions for dry, cracked lips

Bliss has the Fabulips Collection that comes with a cleanser, a scrub and a lip balm. You can research it to see if it is right for you. Hope this helps!

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Thank you!

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make sure you're wearing a balm or gloss that has SPF in it.  I used to have horrendously cracked, bleeding lips even when wearing lipstick until I realized I never used a product with sunscreen in it.  It took a couple of months, but with consistent exfoliating and SPF, they looked and felt MUCH better.  If you wear lipstick often, a good sunscreen balm is the LaVanila SPF 30 pot.  Doesn't feel sticky and lipstick and glosses go on well over it.

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I really like the Aloe Vera Lip Treatment from The Body Shop. It's very rich and moisturizing, but not too greasy, and has a light fragrance. It's normally $9.50, but it looks like it's on sale! I'd check out the Body Shop Website if you're interested.

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