Lip Balm #1

All Skin Types, including Sensitive Skin

A moisturizing lip balm that helps soothe and smooth dry lips.

Lip Balm #1 is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 221.
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Lip Balm #1

Lip Balm #1

A moisturizing lip balm that helps soothe and smooth dry lips.

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What It Is

Our moisturizing lip balm nourishes and soothes dry lips. Smooth on this balm to hydrate lips from dryness in the winter and around the year. A Kiehl’s classic since the 1960s!

What It’s Good For

  • Smoothes and moisturizes dry lips
  • Also available in Cranberry, Mint or Mango scented lip balms
  • For lip care

Key Ingredients

How to Use

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True to our founding family’s mission, we strive to improve the quality of the communities we serve by reducing our
environmental impact, formulating responsibly, and supporting charitable causes. This formula is made with:
Responsible Formulation
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Commitment to Recycling
Commitment to Recycling
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wish it came in a better package with applicator The balm does not have an applicator so it is very awkward to use and uncomfortable, it is an easy fix. The product itself is very useful works very well
Date published: 2020-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TRULY #1!!!! I’ve used this since I was 15 yo, saw it in a magazine & tried it. I refuse to use anything else since! Leaves a nice gloss on your lips & truly hydrates. Doesn’t just lay on top. My favorite is the ones with SPF, because the sun here is no joke! Little glossy for men, but the men’s one is JUST as great!!
Date published: 2020-04-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Two tubes smell odd: Both of the last two tubes of the lip balm I’ve received have started to smell really funky. I’ve been using this product since the 1990s, have had tubes stashed in golf bags, toiletry bags, my car, using them sparingly, and never had any of them smell like these last two. Honestly, I can’t even tell if it’s the balm or the plastic...it doesn’t seem to smell on me(?). The viscosity also seems different...thinner and greasier.
Date published: 2020-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I buy 3 at a time I really love this lip balm. I have had dozens and I buy them three at a time to keep in every jacket, bag, room, etc. It's really nourishing and I like that it gives a healthy, shiny look without the stickiness of a gloss. This stuff is really great I have been using for years and will continue to use it.
Date published: 2020-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family Favorite Hands down my family's favorite lip balm and we've tried many. My son and daughters in their 20s love it! One of my girls begged me to send her some at school because nothing else worked as well. That said, the tube is not as great as the jar was. This is a huge miss on the company's part and I hope they will listen to customers and bring it back! There are several favorite products missing from the line up ever since the company was purchased and as a decades long customer, it is really frustrating. As the saying goes, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" please! Thank you.
Date published: 2020-04-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bring back the Jar Like every other reviewer on here I am asking you bring back the jar. Definitely not the same in a tube. Smart companies listen to their customers and it’s a shame you haven’t yet.
Date published: 2020-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love for the colder months! I got this lip balm free with a birthday coupon and I totally recommend! It is a thicker balm when it comes out of the tube, but stays on without feeling oily or heavy. I didn't realize how cracked my lips were until a few days after I started using this balm. Made a huge difference for my birthday party! I have the balm in mint and I plan to repurchase!
Date published: 2020-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product in poor package Oh Kiehl's lip balm, how I've tried to quit you. You're hard to get as you're priced twice as much elsewhere so I tend to buy it bulk here at Kiehl's as I have no local store. Yes, as people have mentioned it goes on greasy BUT it absorbs well within 30 minutes without being shiny. On occasion when I've lapsed or had something happen to get chapped lips it is the best at bringing my lips back I've found. A few nights of heavy coverage will totally heal it. The packaging is just bad. Bad enough that I've tried about every other touted lip balm on the market. I always come back to Kiehl's though it just works better. The problem with the packaging is twofold. I'm a guy so I like to carry a tube in my pocket. MANY times I've reached in to a pocket of goop as the lid has come off. Also it's almost impossible in the tube to get the right amount, especially as the tube gets low....it tends to give you way more than you want and once you squeeze there is no going back. Also the stuff is not cheap and unless you cut open the tube there is a lot of wasted product left in the tube when you run out. SO....my solution was to buy some reusable amber glass jars in 15mL size. A tube will fit perfectly in it. Squeeze all you can and with a little plastic makeup spatula or something cut the tube open and you can get a lot more out near the opening. And in the jar it is much easier to use a fingertip to get out just what you need. Works like a charm and now I have one at home, one at work, and one in the car.
Date published: 2020-01-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Really miss the pot I notice that Kiel’s does not respond to those reviewers who ask about the pot. I love this lip balm and have been using it for years. I cannot understand why the pot was discontinued. The tube is such a pain...it’s hard to squeeze and I always end up with more than I need. I have actually started to cut the tube open and squeeze the balm into some of my empty pots. I think it’s time to find a alternative, which is disappointing. So many customers want to know....what happened to the pots?
Date published: 2019-12-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from PETROLATUM in Lip Balm While I have been using Kiehls' lip balm for over 20 yerars, I feel I must discontinue using this product due to the 1st ingredient being PETROLATUM which has shown to actually dry lips: the derivative from oil refining does not actively nourish the skin, but rather seals the lips so moisture does not escape. And as moisture can't get out, air and moisture can't get in – meaning it can dry your lips Petroleum jelly can create the illusion of moisturized, hydrated skin, all the while suffocating your pores! I hope you will reformulate this product to replace the petrolatum with more effective alternatives such as organic beeswax and/or shea butter.
Date published: 2019-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bring back the pot!! I've been using this lip balm for TWENTY years. Nothing works like it to soothe chapped and irritated lips. Actually, I haven't had chapped lips since I started using it. But the tube is awful and the cap falls off and rolls away in the car (this has literally happened to me many times) and trying to squeeze out the last bits result in a huge blob squirting out.. The pot/jar has been a constant next to my bed and desk and I'm desperate for it's return. Please bring back the pot!!
Date published: 2019-06-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Won’t purchase again This product comes out like a lip gloss. It does not feel like my lips get any moisture from it, and the application is awful. It maybe lasts 15min. If you prefer the glossy look vs moisture like a lip balm-this product is for you.
Date published: 2019-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love I have not tried this formula in the discounted jar so I can’t compare the two as other recent reviewers have. I love the tube formula. My lips get very dry because I have to speak all day and they get a bad reaction to balms with Shea butter (like the butter mask) and even bee’s wax where they get even more dry and peel, so it was nice to find this formula with the main ingredients being petroleum and lanolin. When I’m not using this product, I used modified lanolin (only ingredient) and the result for me is that my lips with any lanolin product in it gives my lips a healthy look and prevents chapping . If you like lanolin and/or petroleum on your lips then you’ll like this. I get it for its size. Other lanolin tubes (with one ingredient) are too large to carry around yet those large tubes are the same price as this small Kiel’s tube so I basically buy this for it’s small, carry around size.
Date published: 2019-03-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lip Balm While I do love this lip balm, the applicator is awful.
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Subpar lip balm that doesn’t last inside broken packaging I’ve liked every Kiehl’s product I’ve tried except this. Avoid this product. It has the consistency of thick oil, but it is in a small tube with a hole entirely too big. Because of this, every time I open the cap, a large amount has already filled the cap, and the product just pours out of the hole. It really does seem like they punched the wrong size hole. The product itself isn’t very good, nevermind that I waste more than twice what I use every application. It keeps my lips moist for maybe 20 minutes max.
Date published: 2019-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where is my Jar? So disappointed I can only purchase in the tube. Prefer the jar at my bedside! Bummer. On the look out for a new jarred product. Tube will stay in my purse!
Date published: 2018-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality and packaging My former boss introduced me to this lip balm as the best around. We would wear this in our office as it was so dry. I remember the pot and great texture of the product that felt nourishing on the lips and penetrating. I hadn’t purchased this for a long time as we used to buy this at Neiman Marcus. I received a tube for Christmas, and I definitely can tell the product has changed in texture, quality, and packaging. All 3 are not positive changes. The balm now feels topical, only, and very oily and way too emollient and could not be worn under lipstick. Terrible feel on the lips. I may use it for a cuticle moisturizer. Please consider what cutting costs does to the end consumer.
Date published: 2018-12-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bring back the jar! I am so disappointed that Kiehl's discontinued the jar. Why would you do that? It is one of your best products. Please bring it back. The tube is just not the same. I have been a product user for years and I couldn't believe it when the jar was discontinued.
Date published: 2018-11-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Who is listening? Long time Kiehl’s product lover - but after suffering my own disappointment discovering the lip balm tub had been discontinued I had hoped it was just temporary. Perhaps a manufacturing problem with the tubs I hoped. But no - perhaps L’Oréal has decided the product line just isn’t strong enough to justify the alternative packaging. A shame - the reviews requesting a return of the tub are so numerous (and all responded to with a polite but milquetoast corporate reply) I wonder if they all fall on deaf ears. I won’t turn my back on Kiehl’s products yet - but my fear is another corporate buyout is homogenizing an otherwise standout product line. I certainly hope not.
Date published: 2018-10-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Product I actually really like this lip balm, especially in some of the scented flavours. My problem with this product is the packaging. You have to apply it to your finger and then apply to your lips - the product cannot be applied to your lips directly from the tube. Leaves me with a sticky mess after,
Date published: 2018-09-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from OMG Just received my bonus item today! What a disappointment. I have been a long time Kiehl's believer, but I am becoming more and more disenchanted with product changes. This, I feel, was the last straw with these guys...time to move on. K
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Come on Kiehl’s———- what the deal??? For over a year 95% of the reviews on this product is all about the JAR!!! We’ve been asking and asking. You keep saying you hear us, but nothing changes. This product is NOT the same in a tube, the jar is the only way to go! I have 1/2 of a hoarded jar left..... please please please bring back the jar. This is a 5 Star product that I have used for 20 years, please don’t make me find something else.
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Petrolatum is the first ingredient Although this product works well, I'm uncomfortable with the fact that petrolatum is the first ingredient listed on the back of the tube. Unless this ingredient is fully refined as white petrolatum (and I assume it's not since it's not indicated on the tube or on this website) - this ingredient is linked to cancer. When not fully refined, petrolatum could potentially be contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs... a carcinogen. I'm a big Kiehl's fan, but will be refraining from this product.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst lip balm ever I received this as a Christmas gift and at first it was great (despite the bad medicine tube design). However the consistency changed within 2 months of using it, so I put it in a drawer and forgot about it for a while. Stumbled on it today after another month and WOWZA! The stench when opening was so awful. It’s like something had died inside and was slowly decomposing. I did not know these types of products could expire so quickly! As a first time user of Kiehl products, this experience has definitely NOT persuaded me to try anything else. STAY AWAY from this tube!!!
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from PLEASE bring back the jar First world problem, I know. But why on earth are you not bringing back the jar? Do you not take all these reviews begging for its return seriously? I don't understand. Isn't that the goal of most businesses - to produce a beloved product with a huge cult following? There are no other products out there that can compare to Kiehl's #1 in a jar. It was perfection, and your company earned a lot of money from its sales, based on all the reviews begging you to bring it back. Wasn't that a win/win? The tube is nowhere near as good. Your responses to these reviews are all the same, and while I appreciate your sympathy, I really want my jar back! We all do! What gives??? Is there actually a legitimate reason you can't bring it back? Please listen to your customers!
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Please bring back the jar as titled. the jar is so much easier to use//locate in a purse --, my kids especially prefer the jar over the tube (stop using as it is in a tube). Please bring back the jar!
Date published: 2018-05-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Please, please please bring back the jar of Lip Balm! I've been using the lip balm in the jar(tub) since 1992 and am now distraught and dismayed that you can no longer purchase the lip balm this way. I consistently had a jar in every room of my house, in all of my bags and in my car. The lip balm in the tube is horrible in comparison. Now I don't know what to do. PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!! I have tried all the other lip care products and nothing comes close to the lip balm in the jar. I buy all of my skin care/hair care products from Kiehls and I am upset enough about the jar of lip balm being canceled that I am very close to being done with Kiehl's altogether and getting my products elsewhere.
Date published: 2018-05-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bring back the pot! I have been waiting and waiting for the lip balm #1 to come back in the pot. The texture in the tube is different, it’s harder to find in my purse, and I can’t get every last drop of lip balm out of the tubes like I can out of the pot. I have been a loyal customer for decades and the lip balm was my first product that I fell in love with all those years ago. Please bring it back! I have stopped buying the lip balm #1 because it isn’t in the pot, but I haven’t given up hope!
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Agree with other reviewers! Please bring back the jar! This is a great product but I like to use the jar instead of the tube. Even my 80 years old mom refused to use the tube and has to change another brand. Please listen to your customer and bring back the jar.
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great product, horrible applicator I got this as a complimentary birthday gift, and now that I've used it for a few months I felt I could leave a review. The formula is good for chapped/dry lips, and it's really helped me this winter. It can stay on the lips a long time, but if I drink something I have to reapply it. The biggest issue I have is the applicator. The flat tip makes applying the product difficult, and most of it gets pushed off to the sides and into the grooves for the cap. Later on most of the product ends up in the cap. I do recommend it as it does a great job healing lips, and I want to buy it when I run out, but they need to change the applicator or redo the entire packaging before I do.
Date published: 2018-03-26
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