Lip balm vs. Chapstick

Lip balm vs. Chapstick

Oct 25, 2022Zaryab Fayyaz

Chapped dry lip is a very common problem that is found in every age group. And the one thing that is very interesting is that it can happen in any season. In winter the air is cold and dry which removes the lip's moisture. Whereas in summer the sun’s UV rays damage the skin especially the lips because they are the most sensitive and delicate part of the body. Sometimes dry lips can be the result of persistent licking. 

When it comes to treating dry chapped lips the one thing that will instantly come into our mind is lip balm. Well, everyone is aware of the benefits of lip balm but other than lip balm there is one more thing which is chapstick. The two may look the same and therefore some people think that the terms “lip balm” and “chapstick” are interchangeable. But like hand cream and hand lotion, lip balm and chapstick are different from each other. How?

This is what the topic of our blog is about. In this blog, we will compare lip balm and chapstick. So, this blog will be about lip balm vs chapstick. 

What is lip balm?

Lip balms are usually made from a wax substance or contain wax that treats dryness and heals chapped and cracked lips. The lip balm will make a protective barrier on your lips. The barrier maintains moisture and protects the lips from sunburn.
There are 5 types of lip balms:
  • Tinted lip balm
  • SPF lip balm 
  • Medicated lip balm
  • Natural lip balm
  • Vegan lip balm 
  • Flavoured lip balm

MaGéAu Naturel's lip blam is Vegan, with an SPF 30, completely cruelty-free that protects the lips for the whole day, keeps them moisturised, and heals them. 

Ingredients in lip balm

Here are some of the common ingredients that lip balm contains:
  •       Beeswax
  •       Cocoa butter
  •       Castor oil
  •       Carnauba wax
  •       Petroleum or Vaseline jelly
  •       Honey
  •       Coconut oil
  •       Shea butter
  •       Vitamin E
  •       Lanolin

What is chapstick?

Chapstick is a type of lip balm or you can say a brand name for the lip balm that was invented in the 80s by the company “Pfizer.” Chapstick is a mixture of wax and oils which softens and gives moisture to the lips and prevents them from dryness. It heals chapped lips and protects them from cold windy weather. The best thing about chapstick is that it gives a soft and smooth feel without making your lips greasy and sticky. Chapstick is also available in different flavors and you can find it in any drugstore and supermarkets. Chapstick can only relate to one specific type of lip balm and that is the natural one.

Ingredients in Chapstick

  •       White petroleum 

  •       Camphor

  •       Carnauba wax

  •       Lanolin

  •       Light mineral oils

Difference between lip balm and chapstick


Lip balm


Lip balm is a general term that describes all types of lip ointments and sticks.

Chapstick is a popular term that only describes natural lip balm.

There are different types of lip balms.

There is the only type of chapstick that is a natural one. 

Lip balm is mostly applied with the index finger.

It’s easy to apply; you just have to roll the rotator. 

Lip balm mostly comes ia small glass and plastic jars

Chapstick comes in plastic roll-on packaging.


Other than that, lip balm and chapstick work in the same way and mostly contain the same ingredients.


Both lip balm and chapstick are great for the lips. There is just a small difference. No matter which one you choose, give your lips the extra tender loving care and protection it needs and deserves. There are so many choices in the market so you might get confused. In order to clear your confusion there is one good option which is MaGéAu Naturel Vegan Lip Balm which contains SPF 30 that protects your lips from the UV rays in every season. Our lip balm will repair your chapped lips and protect them from dry air and low temperature. Pre-orders are starting from the 1st of November so stay tuned to grab the best offers on time.

If you still have any questions or need any advice feel free to ask. We will be happy to help you. Thank you.




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