WAYYYYY better!! yes the packaging is super ugly, and if you don't know the product and see it at a store you automatically like - ugh never. but this product does work. Chapped lips, works, cold sores - works. My favorite is to use it on the edges of my lips. The acne medication i am on now, makes the skin around my lips dry up really bad, especially when its cold out. i always have a little bottle of this in each one of my purses.