“ Brand: Blistex / Balm / Type: Lip Balm / What it does: regenerates, „
I jump through Lip Balms like theres no tomorrow, depending on the mood I'm in, what's on sale and the time of year! I always keep one in my scrub top pocket at work and I think it has become a bit of an OCD to apply it, as my lips are more than often fine! It was through my Lip Balm quest that I discovered Blistex.
I bought the Blistex Condition Lip Balm basically because it was on offer- I got a 4.25g tube for £1 which, in my opinion, isn't a bad price for a brand I've heard of. The balm claims to protect lips from the elements for perfect lip care everyday- a big claim!
The actual balm itself is smooth and soft. It applies to the lips very well, not leaving them feeling sticky or greasy. The concoction contains Vitamin E, Cocoa Butter and Aloe Vera to soften it. It also contains Jojoba Oil and Camphor for, it claims, perfectly conditioned and gorgeous lips!
If I'm honest, I didn't notice much difference between Blistex and any other cheap-ish lip balm I'd purchased. It didn't stay on my lips very long and I found myself applying it more often than some of my other favourite brands. Admittedly, I didn't develop any problems with my lips, so it may have been doing its job properly but, then again, it's the middle of Summer too (oh, but it does have SPF15 protection).
I probably won't be buying this again; mainly because I know of much better brands. It wasn't a bad lip balm, it just wasn't a great one.
Blistex Conditioning Lip Balm comes in a typical balm stick form, which is enclosed in a cardboard sleeve when I bought it. On here states the usual information for such a product, the branding and the ibligatory set of female lips. The lip balm stick itself is predominantly white in colour, with a peach/red coloured cap. On this is written the word 'Blistex' in large lettering. I carry lip balm around with me when I have sore lips - usually through the winter months really. I believe that the packaging is just a little too much, but perhaps this is for security reasons (theft and hygiene) more than anything.
The lip balm is very simple to apply, I would imagine pretty much the same as applying lipstick or lipgloss (I am a man, i wouldn't know these things!). The lip balm itself contains jojoba oil, camphor and cocoa butter to ensure the perfect conditioning of your lips. This lip balm leaves my lips feeling plump and supple due to the balm's protective formula and the aroma is sweet and comforting. The lip balm has a wheel which can be twisted to the base of the stick to control the quantity of balm you wish to apply. Re-applying frequently is advised when you find your lips are dry - either from hot or cold weather.
The Blistex Conditioning Lip Balm offers good protection from the cold elements, and also helps your lips recover if they do become damaged. Priced at around the £1-£2 mark the lip balm is reasonably priced and something I would recommend to anyone that suffers a lot from chapped lips.
Blistex Conditioning Lip Balm - It cost around £2 - £2.50 when I bought it from Boots, and it's worth every penny.
I've never liked the feel of anything on my lips, which considering I have dry skin and need a lip balm, has always been an annoyance - I've bought so many to use them 2 or 3 times and no more as they annoyed me. Some I've found have a greasy feel, some felt heavy, some balms clogged.
But thankfully, not this one!
The tube is pretty plain, a peachy coloured lid and end (the bit you turn), inbetween is white. It says Blistex in red, say "Conditioning Lip Balm" and has manufacturing details in english on one side and other languages on the other.
The smell is quite pleasant, it smells of petroleum jelly but it's faint, so not in your face too much, and the other things in it stop it being too chemically.. According to the website it contains Cocoa Butter, camphor and vitamin E, the ingredients list also contains coconut oil.
The balm is a pale yellow colour to look at but goes on clear, it adds some shine too but doesn't look too much. Application is typical just run it over your lips, I sometimes massage it in with my finger is I need it, but either way it does a good job.
The best bit for me is that it doesn't leave your lips greasy, it leaves them feeling natural but hydrated, which for me, is perfect.
No complaints about this product, it's simple and effective, at a very good price.