It happens every year, starting around Halloween and lasting all the way through to swimsuit season: My lips throw an epic tantrum. They get chapped, red, cracked, sore and all sorts of other gross adjectives. And with the polar vortex turning New York City into an arctic landscape this winter, I’ve been in particularly sorry shape. That is, until recently, when I discovered the best product for chapped lips I’ve ever tried (and I’ve tried them all). Behold—Chapstuff by Mayron’s Goods!
Actress Melanie Mayron and her pharmacist father, Mel, founded the brand in 1998, after she had trouble finding all-natural baby products on the market. And while the duo started with diaper creams and baby shampoos, they’ve since branched out to include items for adults, which is where Chapstuff (and my salvation) come in. Made from beeswax, shea butter and organic ingredients like coconut oil, aloe and rosemary extract, it changed my life after just three applications. My lips are now smoother and softer than they’ve ever been at this time of year, and I don’t feel the need to obsessively reapply it every four minutes the way I sometimes do with other lip balms. The extra-wide shape of the stick ensures I get tons of coverage from just one swipe. Plus, people look at me like I’m putting deodorant on my lips, which is pretty fun. Give Mayron’s a try!
CHAPSTUFF, $14, MAYRONSGOODS.COM