I can not say that this better than regular lip balm for your lips; but this product is a joy to apply. It may be imagination or that the product was concocted by a trumpet player, it feels better than any other balm I have used. I use it almost daily and my lips are never chapped. This product has a pleasant smell. I do not go for perfumes and smelly candles and I am very picky about smells; but that is my favorite aspect of Chop-Saver. One bit of warning, this does not have sunscreen. For sunscreen get Chop-Saver Lip Balm with SPF15 Sunscreen. I have stopped using all other balms because my preference is for this product.