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Best reasonably priced lip balm for very dry peeling lips

(47 Posts)
Flumplet Wed 28-Oct-15 11:26:37

Hi all

Can anyone recommend a very good and reasonably priced lip balm for very dry and peeling lips?? I have vaseline in one of the little round tins (slides off), palmers cocoa butter lip butter, various nivea ones, and i havent found that any of them really help. Also, should i be scrubbing my lips or is that just making it worse? I do this morning and evening.

Nabootique Wed 28-Oct-15 11:31:49

Blistex Relief Cream. Amazing stuff. Sorted mine out in 24 hours.

FauxFox Wed 28-Oct-15 11:32:37

Blistex Med Plus - comes in a little blue pot and stings like a bugger when you first put it on but it really works. If you can't cope with the sting carmex original in the yellow tube with a red lid is a milder, less stingy version.

Nabootique Wed 28-Oct-15 11:33:04

Oh, and no, don't scrub your lips. Whack a load of the cream on before bed and in the morning any dead skin will be kind of plumped up, and you can then sort of buff if off with your finger or a tissue.

Salene Wed 28-Oct-15 11:33:27

Vicks vapour rub is amazing

NotTodaySatan Wed 28-Oct-15 11:35:02

I've just bought this Burt's Bees one and in just 3 days it has transformed my dry hard lips.

I find that lots of lip balms just sit on the surface of your lips and don't actually do anything. This stuff penetrates and moisturises like nothing I've used before.

purplefizz26 Wed 28-Oct-15 11:37:17


Flumplet Wed 28-Oct-15 11:38:48

Vicks vapour rub?!! never heard that one before. i bet that makes them plump up a treat smile

Thanks for all your recommendations. will pop to chemist later!

shutupanddance Wed 28-Oct-15 11:42:01

Lansinoh nipple cream, honestly its amazing. Blistex also very good.

Sgtmajormummy Wed 28-Oct-15 11:44:34

If you can invest in a pot of Nuxe Reve de Miel I definitely recommend it. I suffered from chapped lips (not any more!) and regular coldsores but now a twice-daily application keeps coldsores at bay and helps the healing process when they do appear. My pot is nearly two years old, and a little goes a long way.

MrPorky Wed 28-Oct-15 11:47:51

Agree career or blister, either the cream or the blue pot.

The old fashioned blue Niven cream works well too.

Doesn't Vicks sting? Sorts out my athletes foot lovely, not sure I want it on my lips!

MrPorky Wed 28-Oct-15 11:48:55

Carmex or Blistex, grrr

PestoSkiissimos Wed 28-Oct-15 11:50:37


Salene Wed 28-Oct-15 11:51:16

Nope Vicks doesn't sting just a tingles a little bit

Honestly 1 application before bed and you will wake up with lovely smooth soft lips, it's fab stuff.

Salene Wed 28-Oct-15 11:53:43

Op do you have any in house, if so try it tonight before bed. And report back , I bet like me you then won't use anything else :-)

Flumplet Wed 28-Oct-15 11:57:59

i have a superdrug version - will have a go tonight and report back tomorrow!

Salene Wed 28-Oct-15 12:28:06

Yaaa :-)

GreenSand Wed 28-Oct-15 12:38:47

Carmex. Liberally and frequently.
Don't puck at your lups, and try not to lick them too often.
I also found mixing up the lip balm helped. So one in your bag, different one in your coat pocket, something pdifferent in your desk drawer, bedside table and hall table, if you have that many half used pits around.

GreenSand Wed 28-Oct-15 12:42:27

Pots, not pits

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 28-Oct-15 13:33:37

I have the Nuxe one (only faff is with it being in a pot, I don't want to get it under my nails so I use a brush)
It lasts ages, yes.

Lush sugar lip scrub is nice too ( I use in the shower)

Flumplet Wed 28-Oct-15 19:12:43

I also got the Calmex and blistex mediplus ones today for my bag and desk.

Mrsj70 Wed 28-Oct-15 19:14:30

Another one for Carmex!

Cerseirys Wed 28-Oct-15 19:16:15

I'm surprised at all the recommendations for Carmex and Blistex as they contain camphor, which can be really irritating to lips - hence the tingling!

eleven59 Wed 28-Oct-15 19:25:33

Blister. Nothing else comes close.

eleven59 Wed 28-Oct-15 19:26:14


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