My lips never turn white in the shower anymore, and I just use this organic chapstick I got from wholefoods. However if I go a period of time throughout the day without chapstick my inner lips (where they touch each other) will become dry and bother me. I almost never (99% of the time) get the white line anymore either. I would say I'm super close to cured, but I don't have any plans to ever stop using this organic lip balm. I like how it smells and tastes, and it makes my lips feel good.