A Sephora employee recommended this to me when I had severely chapped lips that were painful and scabbing up. She had me try this on in the store and it instantly helped my lips feel better as there is quite a bit of upfront moisture. The oil does go on thick, but it sinks into the lips in just a few minutes. Over a year and a half later I'm still using this on a nightly basis. It is a bit pricey up front, but all you need is half a pump to cover your entire lips.