This winter my lips seem to be especially prone to becoming painfully chapped. I have barely stepped foot outside of the house (I'm hibernating inside with my baby girl), and I swear that I'm not licking my lips, so I'm not sure what my problem is. (Note that chapped lips aren't on the list of skin changes with pregnancy, though I'm sure my massive hormone fluctuations have something to do with this issue.)
Regardless, I'm in love with all lip balms that include hydration other than the normal occlusives. This lip butter from C&E is living in the pocket of my jeans, and I can assure you it will be transferred to my pre-pregnancy jean pocket as well, as soon as I can fit into those.
This lip butter boasts Shea Butter as the first ingredient (acts as an emollient and humectant) and feels like a very thick hand cream rather than a lip balm. The shea butter (and the other moisturizing ingredients, things like castor seed oil, cocoa seed butter, lemon peel oil and sunflower oil) help to infuse lips with moisture before sealing them off from further damage. I love that the sweet lemony flavor isn't overwhelming or too medicinal, and there are a ton of other flavors as well.
Crabtree & Evelyn Lip Butters