This stuff was a life-saver for me! My first year experiencing the dry winter was awful! My lips were so dry and irritated that they cracked and made it extremely painful to play the horn. After applying this lip balm consistently for a few days, there was a HUGE improvement right away! The lip balm is very soothing, with a bit of mint in it that cools your lips. After a few days of application, my lips felt smooth and soft. They were no longer cracked and painful.