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What's best for chapped lips?

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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?


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!

MsUumellmahaye Thu 19-Dec-13 11:49:03

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.

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