ChapStick® Ingredients: Everything You Need to Know

ChapStick® Ingredients: Everything You Need to Know

Find out everything you need to know about ChapStick'® lip balm! Learn what ingredients go into ChapStick'®, how it's made, and the full range of ChapStick'® flavors.

Nourished, healthy looking lips that feel great are the name of the game at ChapStick'®. Since the 1880s, we've been making America's favorite lip balm, and our tried-and-true skincare for lips protects and moisturizes. oday, ChapStick'® is a household name that's available in four timeless flavors' Classic Original, Cherry, Spearmint and Strawberry'as well as exciting new and limited edition flavors like Cake Batter, Juicy Grape, Cotton Candy and Pumpkin Pie, just to name a few.

We pride ourselves on being the authority on skincare for lips, creating iconic products and innovative formulations that go beyond classic lip balms. No matter your lip needs, ChapStick'® keeps you looking and feeling your best. Read on to learn about ChapStick'® ingredients, flavors and more!

How We Make Our Bestselling Lip Balm

Our dedication to lip health began in the 1880s, with the invention of a new lip care category: lip balm. The active ingredient in our Classic line of lip balms is white petrolatum for skin protection. This ingredient is combined with other nourishing waxy compounds including camphor, carnauba wax and arachidyl propionate.

To make our iconic ChapStick'® lip balm, we heat up the ingredients and combine them in a large blender, which mixes together the ChapStick'® ingredients. Next, we add color and flavor. The final step in the process is pouring this mix into containers, which is the convenient tube you can tuck into your pocket and bring along wherever you need to go!

What's more, ChapStick'® lip balms are paraben-free and not tested on animals. ChapStick'® lip balm is also free from aspartame, fish derivatives, lactose, sulfites, pork derivatives and yeast.

How Does ChapStick'® Work?

ChapStick'® Original Classic lip balm helps soften lips and keeps your lips healthy looking and happy ' without feeling waxy, sticky or greasy. It also provides protection against dryness and chapping, creating a barrier that prevents your lips from losing moisture.


Loyal to the classics? Our iconic lip balm products include flavored lip balm, medicated & SPF lip balm, moisture & hydration lip balm and tinted lip balm.

Choosing the Best ChapStick'® for You

With lip balms and other lip care products available in a range of flavors and forms, it can be a challenge to pick a favorite. If flavor is the most important factor, we've got plenty to choose from. Treat your lips to an island vacation with our Tropical Paradise Collection or keep it simple with the classics'cherry, spearmint and strawberry. We also have a seasonal collection of Holiday Flavors which lets you enjoy candy cane, pumpkin pie, vanilla latte and more flavors all year round. 

ChapStick'® also has medicated and SPF lip balm available for lips that need a little extra TLC. 

Questions You've Asked

You've got questions, we've got answers!

  • Does ChapStick'® expire? We recommend using ChapStick'® within one year after opening, but products without an expiration date don't expire'check the packaging for details.
  • Are ChapStick'® ingredients edible? Chapstick is for external use only.1
  • How can I remove ChapStick'® lip balm stains from clothing? There are a few different ways to get lip balm stains out of clothing, starting with wiping away excess amounts, using dishwashing soap or treating the stain with a prewash stain remover. Consult the care tags on your clothing for specific instructions on how to remove stains.

For more information about ChapStick'® ingredients and other questions, visit our FAQ page.

1. My Child Ate Lip Products. Illinois Poison Center.

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