What's best for chapped lips?

(62 Posts)
MrsMcGregor Wed 18-Dec-13 23:01:36

Chapstick isn't healing my chapped lips - not did it prevent them! What's best please? I've found Blistex good in the past but maybe there's something better out there?


Flibbedyjibbet Wed 18-Dec-13 23:08:18

Eight Hour Cream...

I am about to sneak in to the sleeping 3 year old with my index finger coated in the stuff and smother her chapped, picked lips. If I get away with it they will be virtually healed by morning.

arfur Wed 18-Dec-13 23:08:21

I've converted from Vaseline to Carmex and it's the best I've found. They do a really nice tinted gloss one which is brill for maintaining, but if your lips are already dry or sore get the little yellow pot, I put it on before bed and by morning they are restored. Tis like magic!

Blisteeze for me.

Kahlua4me Wed 18-Dec-13 23:09:49

Try putting Vaseline on overnight. I found that works well for all my family.

WhereMyMilk Wed 18-Dec-13 23:10:10

Carmex every time!

FTRsGotAShinyNewNN Wed 18-Dec-13 23:11:18

Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream stick, definitely

MmeCinqAnneauxDor Wed 18-Dec-13 23:13:24

I always lurk on these threads in the hope of finding somethign really great, but am always disappointed. I have really dry lips - so dry that I can never wear lipstick.

Blistex is good. Flexitol lipbalm slightly better, imo.

Lanolin is not bad but a bit bulky to carry around.

Vaseline does nothing for me.

Honey based ones are ok - Burts Bees have a nice tinted lipbalm.

Can you tell I have tried them all?

superzero Wed 18-Dec-13 23:13:52

Another vote for 8 hour cream

I love NUXE BAUME LEVRES REVE DE MIEL (sorry for caps, copy pasted it)

I keep vanilla Carmex in my bag too.

skyeskyeskye Wed 18-Dec-13 23:17:33

Vaseline overnight, or Blisteze during day if really sore.

Crazycake Wed 18-Dec-13 23:18:45

Carmex by far! I have a squeezy tube for prevention but if they're really dry the little yellow pot does the trick every time and I always have very dry lips. IMO Vaseline is rubbish, it's ok whilst you use it but my lips are always dryer afterward than they were in the first place.

Mummybookworm Wed 18-Dec-13 23:20:38

Carmex or 8 hr cream

ChuckitintheBucket Wed 18-Dec-13 23:21:12

Lypsyl, the original and best, although I cant seem to buy it in the shops these days, have to buy it online.

chartreuse Wed 18-Dec-13 23:23:35

La Roche Posay Ceralip is really good

chartreuse Wed 18-Dec-13 23:23:40

La Roche Posay Ceralip is really good

Might not work for you, but olive oil is surprisingly good. Just try not to lick it off! That's the main killer with anything.

GW297 Wed 18-Dec-13 23:48:13

The best one I've found is an aloe Vera one but I also rate blistex.

LadyFlumpalot Wed 18-Dec-13 23:50:51

Lanisoh or whatever it's called, the stuff for nipples.

Blisteze/Blistex whichever one it is these days. Tried many others but nothing beats it IMO.

Inaminutenow Wed 18-Dec-13 23:56:57

I like Norwegian Formula.

Catswiththumbs Thu 19-Dec-13 00:19:54

Palmers cocoa butter lip balm

Blistex made mine sting, carmex dried them out more in the long run as does Vaseline.
Original Nivea is good for me too

Aquelven Thu 19-Dec-13 04:02:17

Palmers, the E45 stick or best of all the tin of L'Occitane solid Shea butter.

Josiejumpismyname Thu 19-Dec-13 05:33:15

Eve Lom's kiss mix! It works wonders for dry lips.

Sosyermaw Thu 19-Dec-13 05:35:34

Carmex! Especially the cherry flavour! grin

TobyLerone Thu 19-Dec-13 05:44:22

Carmex. Or Lanolips Lemonaid.

r2d2pink Thu 19-Dec-13 06:44:54

8hr cream is the business, been using for years and rarely have chapped lips as a result, incl when I go skiing

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Thu 19-Dec-13 06:48:46

Blistex for me, I've tried Carmex (the yellow one) but don't like the taste. Vaselline gives temporary relief (I like the Aloe one) but doesn't heal mine.

CecyHall Thu 19-Dec-13 06:53:03

Nuxe for me, I put it on at 10 last night and it's still on my lips now and I'm a thumb sucker

It is also matte so you don't have that horrid shiny glossy look around your lips like with Vaseline etc. I think it's a game changed for me.

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Thu 19-Dec-13 06:54:27

I second Lansinoh, had some left over from early days with DS2, and it's brilliant for healing chapped lips. In fact they ought to advertise it - Lansinoh - for nips and lips!

Allthingsprettyreturns Thu 19-Dec-13 07:01:27

Nuxe reve de miel

BecauseIsaidS0 Thu 19-Dec-13 07:14:18

Burts Bees for me. Nothing else works (and I have chapped lips all the time, winter, summer and everything in between)

MrsCampbellBlack Thu 19-Dec-13 07:20:09

Byterry rose stuff - its £££ but way better than carmex etc. Vaseline is no good for me and in fact seems to make my lips worse.

angelinajelly Thu 19-Dec-13 09:05:20

Anything petroleum jelly-based will only provide temporary relief. It can't penetrate the skin, so just sits on top of it rather than actually moisturising. You need to use something beeswax or plant-based. Or I find that glosses work well.

Sakathu Thu 19-Dec-13 11:44:15

Carmex is amazing, it sloughs off the dead skin rather than just making it lovely and shiny, like Vaseline.

LostInAusNation Thu 19-Dec-13 11:48:57

Carmex is amazing.
Lasinoh nipple ointment was fab when I was breastfeeding and kept finding my lips dry too so I have to recommend that if you have it. A tad expensive as just a lip balm though unless you can get it on offer and it lasts an age!

seconding the nipple cream here smile

treaclesoda Thu 19-Dec-13 11:50:19

I have had great success with a surprisingly cheap option, to my great surprise. Tesco own brand medicated lip balm, this one. I see it says unavailable on the website, but they do have it in my local shop. Its about 90p for two tubes and works far better than most of the expensive stuff I have tried over the years.

trinity0097 Thu 19-Dec-13 12:05:32

Nivea sooth and protect gets my vote.

MrsMcGregor Thu 19-Dec-13 13:02:21

Wow! Thanks everyone. I've ordered the Nuxe lip blam - grapefruit and honey, mmmm! Shall come back to this read though if Nuxe isn't for me!

burnishedsilver Thu 19-Dec-13 17:34:15


kaumana Thu 19-Dec-13 17:47:00

Another vote for Carmex and 8 hour cream from me.

Chiggers Thu 19-Dec-13 18:00:50

I always make sure my face is well moisturised. I rub my finger down the fold where my cheek meets the nose and use that on my lips. My dad's dermatologist told me that the best stuff for your lips is your own natural oils. Works for me and I have a never-ending fresh supply without worrying about trying to find a container in a handbag.

Chiggers Thu 19-Dec-13 18:01:59

The only other stuff I'd use is coconut oil. Fantastic stuff, but it may not work for everyone.

AvonCallingBarksdale Thu 19-Dec-13 18:02:05

Vaseline, every time!

Lizzabadger Thu 19-Dec-13 18:02:43

The Carmex pots are very good and not too expensive.

Rockdoctor Thu 19-Dec-13 18:07:20

A vote for Burts Bees here. For a cheaper option, the vitamin E spf15 lip balm from the Body Shop. I usually have half a dozen of them on the go at any one time (in pockets, in my handbag, in the car etc.) - it's the only thing I still buy from the Body Shop.

KatyS36 Thu 19-Dec-13 19:44:48

Lypsil for me, I also have to buy on line.

Much better than the 8 _hour lip balm - to my surprise and disappointment.

ocelot41 Tue 07-Jan-14 20:20:46

Lansinoh nipple cream- seriously!

Twinklestein Tue 07-Jan-14 20:30:13

Burts Bees lip balm, carry it with you at all times & apply regularly.

I have a free option... drink enough water. I find I always get chapped lips when I am slightly dehydrated. Drink loads of water and it happens less.

ConstantCraving Tue 07-Jan-14 21:29:02

Korres Guava lip balm - its yummy, and it works.

Drink lots of water and carmex.

WhereIsMyHat Tue 07-Jan-14 22:28:27

Having left my nuxe lip balm 200 miles away, two nights ago, I can now say 100% hands down that it is the best ever lip balm. I already have dry lips. I'm going out to buy another pot tomorrow.

Coconut oil, rub into your lips.

Gently scrub with a damp flannel to get rid of flaky bits.

Reapply coconut oil, then your normal moisturiser over the top to seal the moisture in.

Then go to bed and wake up to lovely lips!

Hassled Tue 07-Jan-14 22:32:41

Vaseline. Nothing works better than vaseline.

chocolatespiders Tue 07-Jan-14 22:36:59

Palmers coco butter one is lush.

Carmex used to contain alcohol which is drying, it may have changed though.

solomanswife Wed 09-Apr-14 17:39:34

If you're a fan of Carmex lip balm and know someone going to the States, ask them to stock up for you. They sell 3 for $1.99 in most drug stores. Of course you might be crossing the Pond yourself...

KitKins Wed 09-Apr-14 23:01:08

Camex do a lip balm. It comes in 3 or 4 subtle colours and gives your lips a bit of shine and colour. It has the same tingle and cooling effect of the pot, so I assume it is the same stuff. This is my everyday bit of glam!


KitKins Wed 09-Apr-14 23:01:20

Sorry, can't seem to do the link thing!!

MrsMarigold Wed 09-Apr-14 23:03:13

I lover Lavera lip balm and burt's bees.

AngelinaCongleton Wed 09-Apr-14 23:09:02


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