External Analgesic/Lip Protectant. Helps heal severe dryness and relieve cold sores. Penetrating medication & moisture. Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment with an Advanced Moisture System that delivers penetrating medication in a unique formula to relieve cold sores and severe lip dryness. Blistex Lip Ointment contains four medications to provide relief from the pain, itching and discomfort of lip sores and blisters. The moisture and emollient base in Blistex Lip Ointment hydrates and softens lip cells to alleviate cracking and seriously dry lips. Beauty professionals also routinely use Blistex Lip Ointment to return a smooth texture to lips before applying lip color. When using as a lipstick base, apply liberally and leave on lips for five minutes. Then remove excess with a tissue before applying color. Made in USA.