This is by far the best lip balm I've ever used. First of all, it's very affordable and it's thick (in consistency and size). Most other lip balms are too oily and leafy my mouth area greasy feeling, are too thick and will not absorb at all, or seem too good to be true, and leave you reapplying constantly. This lip balm hydrates lips and keeps them hydrated for a very long time. It smooths over the lips without effort.