ChapStick Hydration Lock Review: Dual-Ended Lip Balm, Yo

I’m not gonna lie: I like a gimmick. Not all gimmicks, of course, but when a lip balm can be dual-ended, I’m immediately intrigued.

And that’s what ChapStick Hydration Lock has going for it. It has a lip balm on either end. Cool, right?

ChapStick Hydration Lock Review: Two ChapSticksChapStick Hydration Lock comes in two varieties:

  • ChapStick Hydration Lock Moisturize & Renew
  • ChapStick Hydration Lock Day & Night

They go for around $3.49 each.

ChapStick Hydration Lock ReviewEach ChapStick has two ends, and they’re color-coded.

ChapStick Hydration Lock Review: Day & NightFor Day & Night, the yellow end is meant to be used during the day, and the blue is meant for nighttime.

  • Day has SPF 12 and a nice vanilla scent.
  • Night has oils and butters and a citrus scent.

While each side is supposed to have a different formula, it’s difficult to tell the difference between the two, besides scent. I can tell that Night is just a bit softer and silkier, though.

ChapStick Hydration Lock Review: Moisturize & RenewFor Moisturize & Renew, the light blue end is used to moisturize and the bright blue end is used to renew.

  • Moisturize has CoQ10 and Hyaluronic spheres and has a very slight vanilla scent.
  • Renew has shea and mango butters and seems to be unscented.

Though I could tell a slight difference in each end for Day & Night, that’s not really the case for this one. They both feel about the same, and the scents are the only noticeable differences.

ChapStick Hydration Lock Review: The Final Verdict

Hydration Lock has a few things going for it. For one, this is ChapStick, and, like always, they are the kings of lip balm. The stuff makes my lips feel soft without leaving behind a waxy residue. Also, I like that the Day version has an SPF. Best of all, it has the gimmick of being dual-ended. I’m a fan of that.

Still, there is a downside. While the formulas may be different in these lip balm duos, it’s really hard to tell. I guess we just have to take their word for it.

For these reasons, I give these lip balms a…


You can pick these up in drugstores and big box stores wherever ChapStick is sold (aka, most places) for around $3.49 each.


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  1. I have one of these and I Like it. 🙂

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