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Recommend a lip balm please

(50 Posts)
creamcheeseandlox Mon 17-Jul-17 12:11:38

Been using the little tins of Vaseline for years but recently don't seem to be making any difference and my lips are still as dry after the Vaseline has worn off.

Recommend me some good balms/salves please.

TheFallenMadonna Mon 17-Jul-17 12:15:05

If my lips get sore and chapped I use Carmex. But everyday I use Dior Glow, which is ruinously expensive, but keeps them soft and gives a bit of colour.

littledunebuggy Mon 17-Jul-17 12:15:45

pricey but AMAZING

AUsernameThatNooneHas Mon 17-Jul-17 12:21:09

Definitely try Nuxe Reve de Miele at night
It is so thick but I like to put a good layer on at night if my lips feel dry but like a mask and I can still feel it there in the morning
It is completely matte so I like wearing it under lipstick too
It's about £9.50 Large Boots sell it, SpaceNk and here

Ooh it's a third off but I already have a back up

Monkeypuzzle32 Mon 17-Jul-17 12:22:25

You probably need a waxy one-my go to is Carmex, I was bought some Jack Wills ones and they are very good too.

LambChopsMcGee Mon 17-Jul-17 13:17:50

I use the blistex daily lip conditioner, in the little pot. Very good even on lips so dry they're bleeding. Got me through a harsh winter in a cold part of the country!

mrslebon Mon 17-Jul-17 14:04:36

I have dozens of tubes of Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant by Elizabeth Arden which I use as a lip balm. Couldn't live without the stuff! But does smell a bit like fly spray...

creamcheeseandlox Mon 17-Jul-17 14:47:29

Should have said...Need high street reasonably priced products.

Justhadmyhaircut Mon 17-Jul-17 14:48:46

Body shop hemp lip balm. .

namechange20050 Mon 17-Jul-17 14:51:56

Vaseline doesn't moisturise, it just sits in a layer on your lips. Try Carmex, it contains salicilic acid to actually get rid of the dead skin. Comes in lots of good flavours and is cheap & available everywhere.

burnishedsilver Mon 17-Jul-17 14:54:55

Burts bees

MidnightVelvetthe7th Mon 17-Jul-17 14:58:32

Vaseline is just a barrier cream, try Burts Bees at night & I use the Body Shop's Born Lippy in the sticks for a bit of colour & a day balm.

thefutureisfemale Mon 17-Jul-17 15:06:06

I recommend body shop hemp lip balm to clients- it really is very good

KoalaDownUnder Mon 17-Jul-17 15:09:03

littledunebuggy I'd lose that somewhere and then cry for a week! shock

yellowgymball Mon 17-Jul-17 15:17:06

I use Carmex Vanilla lip balm. Only need a little bit and it lasts for a few hours. It has a lasting effect as my lips don't go dry if I forget to put it on.

I used to use Vaseline but I felt like I became immune to it and the more i used it the dryer my lips were if I didn't put any on.

MikeUniformMike Mon 17-Jul-17 15:19:51

I have read that Carmex contain salicylic acid, which dries out your lip

MikeUniformMike Mon 17-Jul-17 15:20:53

lips. I have used various lip balms and some of them are drying. I use Chapstick because they are tinted and find them OK.

MinisWin Mon 17-Jul-17 15:24:14

Get yourself a tube of Lansinoh nipple cream - a few pounds more than a normal lip balm but works brilliantly, lasts forever and can also be used on other dry/sore bits. Same idea as Lanolips which is very good but even more expensive.

MaximaDeWit Mon 17-Jul-17 15:26:38

Lanolips 👍🏼

tarheelbaby Mon 17-Jul-17 15:27:20

I like neutrogena, ideally the kind with the twisty part at the top near the actual stuff and I also use nivea hydro care - both with spf. I also use EA 8hr cream from the tube as mentioned by mrslebon but only at night; it does smell medicinal. EA cream comes in sticks but is not as good in that formulation.
I have tried but will not bother again with blistex lip brilliance (shiny pink colour) and maybelline baby lips (peach kiss colour). Both are 'sweet' which leads to lip licking which just defeats the purpose and in the end the colouring was annoying.
Burt's Bees (I used to do their pre-printing; I met Burt's son!) from my homestate has some (mint?) oil in it which irritates my lips and makes them burn.

KoalaDownUnder Mon 17-Jul-17 16:13:07

Oh yes, Lanolips is excellent!

user1498328475 Mon 17-Jul-17 18:21:39

Nuxe in the little glass pot. This is brilliant stuff and genuinely seems to provide lasting moisture. Vaseline only makes my lips feel ok when freshly applied.

Groupie123 Mon 17-Jul-17 18:36:27

E.L.F lip exfoliator combined with balm. It has the best balm I've ever used.

WildCherryBlossom Mon 17-Jul-17 18:38:45

Carmex is fantastic, would definitely recommend that. But my absolute favourite is L'Occitane Rose lip balm. At £9 a tube it's not cheap but it lasts for ever and being pink tinted you look more made up (I've had quite a few compliments on it)

ReinettePompadour Mon 17-Jul-17 18:39:19

Lanolips lemonaid is really very lovely. It lasts ages too it is pricey but you're worth it grin

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