Top-Rated Cold Sore Treatments

Based on 559 Influenster Reviews

Cold sores are painful, unsightly, and let's be honest uncomfortable. Although we can't always predict when a flare up might occur, we can arm ourselves with the proper tools to reduce redness, keep inflammation and pain at bay, and speed up healing time.

To battle your next cold sore, see these top reviewed cold sore-fighting products, as reviewed by Influensters!

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Kelly H.
ByKelly H.said...
Works well for cold sore healing. I don't feel the pain relief as much as it says I should. Softens the scabs though to help healing. Is working so far, especially for a more budget friendly option.
Works well for cold sore healing. I don't feel the pain relief as much as it says I should. Softens the scabs though to help healing. Is working so far, especially for a more budget friendly option.
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Emily M.
ByEmily M.said...
This stuff is amazing for cold sores! When I get stressed out I always get cold sores that are huge and painful! As soon as I feel one coming in I will use this and take lysine orally to help shorten it's life.
This stuff is amazing for cold sores! When I get stressed out I always get cold sores that are huge and painful! As soon as I feel one coming in I will use this and take lysine orally to help shorten it's life.
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chyna R.
Bychyna R.said...
Love this brand and everything they release but this is definitely one of my favorite products they've come out with. I would recommend this to everyone
Love this brand and everything they release but this is definitely one of my favorite products they've come out with. I would recommend this to everyone
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Katie T.
ByKatie T.said...
This stuff might have a strong smell but it has super powers. First, it numbs the cold sore. Then it dries it out, making the healing process start faster and preventing it from growing. This is something to keep in your medicine cabinet at all times. If it's applied at first hint of a cold store, it nips it in the bud before it gets noticeable!
This stuff might have a strong smell but it has super powers. First, it numbs the cold sore. Then it dries it out, making the healing process start faster and preventing it from growing. This is something to keep in your medicine cabinet at all times. If it's applied at first hint of a cold store, it nips it in the bud before it gets noticeable!
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Jasmine M.
ByJasmine M.said...
Whenever I have an outbreak This is what I HAVE to use otherwise I have the worst week of my life hiding under blankets hermiting from the world. SOON as I feel that tingle/burn sensation I run to the store and buy this and put it on and it soothes and cools. It makes the outbreak heal faster because it dries it out. I've noticed when I use this in the beginning of an outbreak they don't get as big as if I don't. I can sometimes stop an outbreak all together with its stuff and its a life saver! Absolutely Love this stuff! Only thing I don't love is the PRICE! OMG its so expensive! I don't always have twenty bucks laying around to grab one so I only get to use it with some breakouts, but when I do use it, its amazing!
Whenever I have an outbreak This is what I HAVE to use otherwise I have the worst week of my life hiding under blankets hermiting from the world. SOON as I feel that tingle/burn sensation I run to the store and buy this and put it on and it soothes and cools. It makes the outbreak heal faster because it dries it out. I've noticed when I use this in the beginning of an outbreak they don't get as big as if I don't. I can sometimes stop an outbreak all together with its stuff and its a life saver! Absolutely Love this stuff! Only thing I don't love is the PRICE! OMG its so expensive! I don't always have twenty bucks laying around to grab one so I only get to use it with some breakouts, but when I do use it, its amazing!
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Ana J.
ByAna J.said...
I have very sensitive skin on my face including my lips. I get cold sores maybe twice a year. This is my go to when I have them. Carmex Is most effective when the cold sore is dried. It helps my lips retain moisture and is very effective. I am a repeat buyer and recommend to those who get cold sores also.
I have very sensitive skin on my face including my lips. I get cold sores maybe twice a year. This is my go to when I have them. Carmex Is most effective when the cold sore is dried. It helps my lips retain moisture and is very effective. I am a repeat buyer and recommend to those who get cold sores also.
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Jenalee W.
ByJenalee W.said...
This and lysine ointment are my go to cold sore remedies. I dab the lysine ointment on first, then this. I love that it creates a barrier over the cold sore, it makes it much less noticeable, and also makes me stress less about them spreading. I've tried all the cold sore remedies out there, this is by far one of the best.
This and lysine ointment are my go to cold sore remedies. I dab the lysine ointment on first, then this. I love that it creates a barrier over the cold sore, it makes it much less noticeable, and also makes me stress less about them spreading. I've tried all the cold sore remedies out there, this is by far one of the best.