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The best lip balm?

(46 Posts)
florenceuk Thu 29-Nov-12 17:28:05

my lips have gone dry and sore. what's the best lip balm for this - I don't really know what's caused it, and nightly applications of Vaseline aren't helping!

Sallypuss Thu 29-Nov-12 17:36:12

Carmex without a doubt. Discovered it about 5 years ago and now don't use anything else and have about 5 pots of it around the house. Costs £2 from Boots and will repair lips overnight. Love it!

Glossynotflossy Thu 29-Nov-12 18:01:31

M and S pure. I got it as other lip balms were drying my lips out. The majority of ingredients are natural and its only a fiver!

If you want more expensive then Decleor which I also like but it has a strong( although nice) smell (for me at least)!

Zwitterion Thu 29-Nov-12 18:05:59

I really like Burt's Bees beeswax lip balm.

It's minty though, if you don't like that.

chocolatecheesecake Thu 29-Nov-12 18:58:11

Kiehls lip balm is the business. Only one I've found which isn't scented and moisturises as well as acting as a barrier. Expensive but lasts ages

pocketandsweet Thu 29-Nov-12 19:01:20

carmex. I used to bring it back in my suitcase before they started selling it here.

anniewoo Thu 29-Nov-12 19:16:49

I like Mac tinted lip balm or Model's Own. Both come in pots which are a bit of a faff as you need a brush too. I like colour on my lips otherwise i look like death warmed up. Elizabeth Arfen 8 hour lip balm(tinted) is good too

hopkinette Thu 29-Nov-12 19:20:49

Body Shop Vitamin E lip balm.

bonzo77 Thu 29-Nov-12 19:22:02

Carmex. Especially if you can find the minty one on a tube.

FeatherDownDuvet Thu 29-Nov-12 19:23:17

Elizabet Arden 8 hour lip protection is amazing stuff, I love it.

titan Thu 29-Nov-12 19:26:14

Nuxe reve de miel. Put on a layer at bedtime and it's still there in the morning.

Aquelven Thu 29-Nov-12 19:33:56


ScienceRocks Thu 29-Nov-12 19:35:07

Blisteze is great for very sore, chapped lips. Otherwise, I second the Burts Bees rrecommendation.

chipstick10 Thu 29-Nov-12 19:35:20

Dermalogica,it's an exfoliater as well. Also Jo Malone and Kiehls.

Mintyy Thu 29-Nov-12 19:35:41

Carmex. We just had a thread like this a couple of weeks ago and it was 95% carmex, 5% other.

Prolificmincepiebreeder Thu 29-Nov-12 19:39:12

Burts bees beeswax is really good

Fuckitthatlldo Thu 29-Nov-12 19:41:49

Another vote for Carmex. Brilliant stuff, and cheap too. Eight hour cream by Elizabeth Arden is good too, plus that medicated Blisteze stuff that comes in the tiny metal tube.

I think the main thing to do if you have dry lips though, is to make sure you're properly hydrated. I never get chapped lips if I'm drinking enough water/herbal tea/juice.

bellarose2011 Thu 29-Nov-12 19:44:51

yes carmex, i get really dry skin and have tries loads. its the only one that really sinks into your lips instead of sitting on the surface.
the cherry ones lovely!

TheBolter Thu 29-Nov-12 19:51:04

Vaseline lip therapy is the only stuff that work for me.

toofattorun Thu 29-Nov-12 20:01:15

Car ex.

toofattorun Thu 29-Nov-12 20:01:51

Poxy iPad!!

I meant Carmex!!!

MsOnatopp Thu 29-Nov-12 20:16:08

Carmex here too. Lips look nice as well as healing.

dogrilla Thu 29-Nov-12 20:27:39

Lansinoh! Lansinoh! Lansinoh! Simply nothing better for lips than a bit of nip balm

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 29-Nov-12 20:32:13

Waitrose baby bottom butter is good. Vaseline's molecules are bigger than vegetable or animal oils are so it doesnt soak in as well, hence it's a barrier more than a moisturiser.

Gnomi Thu 29-Nov-12 20:33:23

Another vote for Carmex here too!

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