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tell me what is your favourite, tried and tested lip balm please!

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Ineedahug Sun 06-Dec-15 14:13:27

Just that really. Lips are horrible and dry and I need a decent lip balm. Preferably one that I don't have to apply with my finger as I can't always guarantee that my hands are suitably clean (I work with lots of chemicals!) thanks smile

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 06-Dec-15 14:14:10

The yellow burts bees tube

IguanaTail Sun 06-Dec-15 14:14:57


Cheesymonster Sun 06-Dec-15 14:16:16

Same as Brillo

It's the only one I've repurchased over and over again. I like that it's all natural.

fitzbilly Sun 06-Dec-15 14:18:20

Is going to say carmex but no good if you can't always use your finger. The Burt's bees one in a yellow tube is also extremely good, I use that at work where my hands are not clean and the carmex at home.

readyforno2 Sun 06-Dec-15 14:23:22

You can get Carmex in a tube!

Kewcumber Sun 06-Dec-15 14:25:02

Blistex. Nothing else works as well IME.

R0nJ0n Sun 06-Dec-15 14:27:27

I find Carmex makes my lips feel dryer in the long run. For me you can't beat the basic Chapstick.

UnGoogleable Sun 06-Dec-15 14:27:28

Nivea Lip Hydro for me. It's got a nice consistency and smells lovely.

Although I've always loved good old fashioned Lipsyl too, for the same reasons.

I have a Burt's Bees one in a little tin, and I find it too dry, just doesn't really do much for me.

WowOoo Sun 06-Dec-15 14:28:39

I've bought a Boots plain lip salve and a Nivea one. Both around £1.50 and work and last very well.

MrsBosh Sun 06-Dec-15 14:30:43

I use Elizabeth Arden 8-hour cream on my lips before bed. In the morning I use either Burt's Bees or Nivea in a stick. The Nivea has a more smoothing consistency when I rub my lips together but overall I think the EA does the best job smile

ZaraW Sun 06-Dec-15 14:37:57

Badger balm is my favourite though it comes in a tin not a tube.

knitknack Sun 06-Dec-15 14:40:16

I've just bought the flexitol one (not sure if it's called that but it's by same people who make the awesome hoof cream that I use in the summer!). My gosh it's good - it actually works! No surprise I guess sine it's all about 'function' rather than being 'pretty'.

It'd be perfect for you OP because it has one of those applicators with a sloping surface that you squeeze some balm onto and then apply straight to your lips (like those Lancôme juicy tube things everyone was mad for about 20 years ago!) so you don't touch the product at all.

Cheesymonster Sun 06-Dec-15 14:44:04

I think they've changed the formula of Lipsyl and it smells awful now.

DancingDuck Sun 06-Dec-15 14:45:21

Palmers Cocoabutter lip balm is the best by far. Next best is Blistex cream.

The Carmex stick is tinted so looks pretty but dries out your mouth.

Kajamite Sun 06-Dec-15 14:51:13

Definitely Neutrogena Norwegian Formula for me. My lips get so dry/sore that I end up looking like I've got a second pair of lips with the redness.

Norwegian Formula sorts the redness right out and hydrates my lips for the day smile

RoosterCogburn Sun 06-Dec-15 15:01:33

Palmers Cocoabutter lip balm - amazing stuff.

GraciesMansion Sun 06-Dec-15 15:04:14

Burts Bees, yellow tube. The only one I've bought over and over.

TooMuchRain Sun 06-Dec-15 15:08:24

Burts bees is my favourite, don't like the tingle with carmex though otherwise it feels nice.

Solo Sun 06-Dec-15 15:21:58


I guarantee that if you use this your lips will heal very quickly. If my lips happen to get sore, dry, chapped etc because I've run out (very rare!!), then they will either be completely healed by morning or it will take another night of overnight use to be perfect. Slather it on before sleep every night to keep them in tip top condition. You can get it from most independent chemist shops.

It's good for any skin soreness, skin grazes, sore noses from too much nose blowing, cracked toes, dry elbows or knees and the list goes on. You won't want to be without it once you've tried it.

It's been sold since the 1870's and was formulated for the poor people of London originally.

Fraggleyourock Sun 06-Dec-15 15:28:59

I've been told that nothing is more nourishing and moisturising for your lips than lanolin, people swear by it! Lots of my breast feeding friends have kept buying it to use as lip balm long after needing it for sore nipples. It's expensive, but a tube lasts a really long time. They put it on before bed and then lips are fine all day, and if they do happen to get sore or chapped, a cheap lip balm will do during the day time. I've not tried it yet, but I fully intend to!

leadrightfoot Sun 06-Dec-15 15:29:44

Nivea lip care
Vaseline aloe Vera have on or other in every bag / coat / car / room

Sparkletastic Sun 06-Dec-15 15:33:44

Dr Lipp Nipple Balm - more for lips than nips and comes in a little tube. It is the absolute business. If you can have a pot for at home then Reve du Miel by Nuxe.

bingohandjob Sun 06-Dec-15 15:48:13

Lansinoh lanolin nipple cream. Decant into little travel pot for your handbag. Amazing.

Ineedahug Sun 06-Dec-15 18:26:58

Wow thanks all! I see an Amazon ordering spree coming on! grin

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