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On my quest for keeping my skin in top shape this winter I have discovered this amazing lip product. I play saxophone and find it really difficult to stop my lips cracking the day after several gigs on the trot. They sometimes crack so badly I cant speak!
I was recommended to try Blistex daily lip conditioner as it would prevent rather than having to cure it afterwards. It has a nice tingle when you apply it, you just need a sliver of the product and use your finger tip to apply it.
I use it particularly on the corners of my lips and put a bit more on that area. The product goes on clear, and seems to keep my lips feeling a little bit less sore and definately stops the cracking.
The product comes in a 12ml tub which is perfect for taking it around in your handbag. It has a screw lid and unlike the vaseline lip tub it doesnt get stuck and have to be wrenched off.
The actual balm looks yellow in the tub, but on your finger tip its almost invisible. It does leave a sheen on your lips and if you give someone a peck on the cheek afterwards it will come off!
If you are a saxophonist or just have problems with cracked lips during the winter then try this. Its not more than £2, and lasts for such a long time.
I first used Blistex at the age of 12 when I had braces and a lot of mouth leakage, leaving raw skin not only on my lips but completely around my mouth (think the joker in Batman). Blistex was the one product that relieved the constant itching and pain, as well as moisturising and returning my lips and the rest of my face to a normal colour.
Whilst I don't have problems with eczema to the extreme any more, I do still suffer from very dry skin and the occasional itchy dry patch of red skin around the corners of my mouth and the absolute best product I have found to both prevent and cure this problem is Blistex daily conditioner. The texture of this lip balm is a little waxy but not greasy like a lot of other lip products I have tried, and not watery like some other Blistex products. It warms up between your fingers nicely so that it is very easy to apply to the most chapped flaky lips.
The lip conditioner has a very fresh scent to it - almost a little hint of peppermint/ menthol but is not overpowering to the point where you can smell it all day. It works very quickly, moisturising dry lips superbly and easing any pain or discomfort. On the occasions that my eczema does flare up, I can also apply this to the corners of my mouth which sometimes become cracked and painful, and to the skin around my mouth which becomes flaky. This lip conditioner eases the pain of the cracked corners unbelievably quickly and gets rid of embarrassing dry flakes of skin immediately, whilst leaving what you might call a coating - in other words it doesn't just disappear into the skin, it soothes immediately but remains on the skin protecting it, without causing a greasy appearance.
The pot is a little cumbersome - it doesn't really fit in your jeans pocket without digging in to your hip, and the lid has a tendency to unscrew itself when in my pocket, which results in various bits of dirt and fluff getting into the lid. Also, if left in your jeans pocket the lip conditioner does tend to melt a little and become quite gooey but solidifies again when it cools down a bit - however all these problems could be easily solved by not putting it in your pocket! The lip conditioner is a great base for lipstick too and doesn't slide off or water down the colour of lipstick/ gloss applied on top of it. I love this product so much that whenever it is on offer I stock up, and my husband pinches it too so it must be good!
Although this seems like quite a mundane product, I think it might just be my favourite of all time.
This product set me back £2.59 at my local Boots store, which I think is completely worth it. The pot seems quite small, but due to the texture of the product, it lasts for such a long time. I bought this product just before Christmas and I am not even halfway through, which is really surprising seeing as it goes everywhere with me in my handbag and I use it all the time!
The lip balm comes in a little silvery plastic pot with a screw top lid. Usually, I like the stick type balms more because I think they are more hygenic and I also think they are slightly more practical for everyday use, but I make exceptions for this one because I like it so much. I also like to use this product just before bed to give me the softest lips ever when I wake up in the morning.
The actual product itself is yellow in colour and has the texture of wax. It is quite hard in texture, but comes away easily with the heat in your finger. The scent is quite pleasant it is very sweet and a little minty. It has menthol in it, so it does make my lips tingle a little when I put it on. This bothered me at the beginning, but after a few uses, I felt that this wasn't a problem anymore and hardly noticed it.
I will definitely be buying this product again (if it ever runs out that is!) because it gives me the softest lips and I like the slight shine it gives when I wear it alone, or even under other lip products. I think it does a good job at keeping that horrible stinging sensation at bay, and banishes dry, patchy, peeling lips.
The price is wonderful considering the lasting power of this and I like the scent, feel and effects of this balm very much.
5 stars from me.
Before I found this product I had always been a loyal Vaseline girl. I had found that is was the only product that didn't dry my lips out. However, I was starting to feel like my lips we getting a little greasy so I wanted to try something else.
The lip conditioner comes in a really cute little put with a screw top. It is made of plastic, a kind of translucent whitish colour. Its such a convenient size it would fit in any handbag or even a pocket without much fuss. It is also hardwearing. When I have had metal tins they have got a bit bashed and tarnished, but that hasn't happened with this product.
Once I actually used the conditioner I was really impressed. it feels really nice on my lips and conditioners straight away. It has a slightly medical taste and smell, but I quite like that. And it makes me feel like it is doing me good too! The moisturiser sinks in quickly and whilst I can feel that I have it on my lips it is in no way unpleasant, my lips feel soft and protected but not at all sticky. I tend to put this on as I am leaving the house in the morning and I don't need to reapply until lunchtime.
I started using this last winter and am still using the same pot now. I normally get chapped lips in the cold weather but that just didn't happen, even though this winter was so long! I used it 2-3 times a day and still have some left, you don't need to apply much at a time. Sparingly really is better. It tastes nice on my lips but not so good that I would want to lick it off! It works as a really good barrier from the cold and wind and feels great. I really would recommend it! and at less than £3 a pot it really is economical too.
This product costs £2.59 in Boots, but I bought mine from Bodycare where it was around £2.00. It's available at most good drugstores and grocery stores.
The product comes in a little white pot with a screw-off lid. The Blistex logo and name of the product are on the lid, whilst the ingredients list is on the bottom of the pot. All other information is printed on the piece of cardboard in which the pot is attached to. The pot contains 7g of product which is an average amount of lip balm.
The balm can be applied as often as needed and does feel very nice on application. It's very smooth and makes my lips feel tingly. I usually need to re-apply this every two to three hours so it does stay on for quite a while, even after eating and drinking. I think the smell is quite medicated but it isn't too overpowering. I find that this product really does improve the condition of my lips. I can go out in the cold without my lips getting chapped. It also makes a great base for lipstick too by making the application smoother.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good every day all round lip balm.
You can't not love Blistex, it's the most convenient, effective, and stimulating lip conditioner (or lip balm) out there. I use this regularly, especially in winter when my skin can get particularly dry, and I find it never fails to moisten my lips and bring the skin back to its smooth best condition. It has that famous tingle as well when you apply it, which feels so nice and refreshing, but doesn't leave any annoying or unpleasant aftertaste in your mouth like some other lip balms do. I also find this isn't too oily, it doesn't cover the back of my throat like, for example, lip balms from The Body Shop do.
The little pot it comes in is super handy and great for keeping in your bag at all times. Just make sure you don't take it to the beach or get sand in it, because this grit is really annoying once it makes its way into the container itself.
I decided to buy Blistex last winter as my drips were constantly chapped because they were battered by our country's weather. I popped down to my local Boots and paid £2.09 for a small 14 gram pot.
The pot is very small and round with a screw cap and has a green carboard packaging that it is advertised in. This particular Blistex was a Daily Lip Conditioner although Blistex do a wide range of lip care products. The Daily Lip Conditioner is advertised to 'be used every day no matter what the climate or activity'.
It is a lip balm as opposed to a cream and can de applied daily. The purpose of the balm, is to sooth and replenish dry lips. The other thing that appealed to me about this cream is that it contains SPF 15. Even in this country and as a lot of us are aware the weather conditions may not be tropical but can still do some serious damage to your skin. What with all the marketing going on recently regarding skin care in the sun it appears a lot of people forget about their lips.
Blistex has got included in the ingredients Aloe Vera and Vitamin E both of which help skin and are healthy for your lips leaving them looking soft. I tend to apply this by rubbing my bare finger in the pot, you only need a small amount and then rubbing softly into my lips. They are left feeling really smooth and incredibly soft. The pot I have had seems to have lasted forever until I needed to renew it. I think by using it maybe 3 or 4 times a week it lasted nearly 4-5 months.
I think that this lip balm has a very soothing effect on your lips and I have found that when going out it is a good idea to apply a coat of this under your lipstick as it seems to make it last longer. All in all for how much this balm is and how long it lasted I think this is extremely good value.
I suffer really sore chapped lips, especially in winter so when i was out one day and realised i had forgot my vaseline i ran into boots and striaght to lip care. The main reason i chose this was because of the attractive packaging. It has a large pair of lips and and lovely bright grean and pink background. It also said new and improved even more moisturising which made me want to try it.
I now absolutley love this product! On the packet it also said great as a base for lipstick (which i thought was just a way of making more people want to buy it) but it really does! My lipstick seems to last longer and look more flawless. I also like the fact it has SPF15, because in summer, i dont tend to think about protecting my lips and just put the dryness of them down to the heat but since using this on holiday my lips havent dryed out! The other thing i like about this product is the fact that you dont feel as though you have to apply it all the time like some.
Blistex daily lip conditioner contains Aloe Vera, vitamins A and E and collagen which keeps my lips looking healthier all year round and i love it! Its costs around £2.09 for 7ml from boots (prices may vary depending on where you go) you can also purchase this product from superdrug and most supermarkets! Its great value for money and last months. I would definatly recommend this product especially through the winter months my lips feel and look a lot healthier!
So the big chill sets in and my lips dry out. That is basically the deal my body seems to have with Mother Nature. After finally getting through my tube of Carmex which is my number one choice of lip care, I was in a dilemma. Either sit at work all day licking my lips until they were red raw or popping to the corner shop and see if they has any emergency supplies in there! I couldn't bare it anymore and I chose the second option. Corner shop here I come. They had hardly any beauty or health supplies, just the usual bread and milk. But behind the counter, where they keep the odd packet of painkillers and the like, I saw a glimmer of hope. I was actually surprised that they had a few packets of Blistex behind their counter. So I asked for one at the rather expensive price of £3.00 (I know it is cheaper in other places but this was an emergency!) and now, here I am writing this!
** Blistex **
Blistex is an American company which started in 1947 as a small family run business. They have grown and grown and they specialise in all kinds of lip care. Blistex is now sold in over 75 countries! That's a lot of lips!
**What is the Blistex Daily Conditioner SPF15 ? **
It is packaged in a simple yet charming little white tub with the pink/red Blistex logo. This is displays nicely in a little cardboard stand, although really the cardboard is useless as it serves no purpose other then to make it easier to store in the shop. The Conditioner itself is in a solid form. Similar to soft wax and it has a very deep distinct smell of honey and a hint of vanilla. Very sweet and a pleasant aroma. Blistex describe this lip care as a conditioner for everyday use. No matter what climate or activity, apply it frequently to help prevent and replenish moisture-starved cells for healthy, soft lips in all conditions. So by how it sounds, it works a bit like body lotion for the lips.
** So what is it like to use? **
The first thing I should say is that the pot it quite small so if you have nails, or if your fingers are on the larger side it is a little difficult to get any out! Anyway, once you do manage to get a bit out it smoothes on to the lips really well, and you don't need too much as it is quite thick. It instantly soothes because your lips feel moisturised and nourished. It felt great when I first applied it as my lips were dry and sore. It felt like I had an instant seal over my lips. After a few minutes I had a soft tingling sensation which lasted for a good while. It was very cooling and refreshing. I was quite surprised as it the packaging doesn't suggest it heals lips or anything along those lines, just that's it conditions.
After a few days of using it 4-5 times a day I found that my lips were softer but as for replenishing the moisture it seemed to have the reverse effect. Although the roughness on my lips had gone which made them look better, they still felt dry. I think this is fine as a daily conditioner, but there are plenty of better lip balms out there that work better and have an easier application.
When the conditioner was on it wasn't noticeable, in other words it has no colour and no shine and sinks in pretty quickly. Depending on your preference this can be a good thing. However, I like a little gloss and a little glisten. Nothing bright and florescent but just something that adds a little hint of a tint. Although this has no spark to it, it is a great base to apply lipstick or a thick lip gloss too. It evens out the lips and makes them look more kissable!
One little bonus to this Blistex conditioner is that it does have a Sun Protection Factor of 15. In other words, your lips get 15 times more protection from the sun then if you wasn't wearing the conditioner. Although you might not be able to see the protection it will stop your lips from burning and also protect the soft layers of the lips. In my opinion this is the main benefit from this conditioner. So a thumbs up for that one!
Although this did a great job short term and gave me the instant relief from the cold weather on my lips, in terms of day to day use I wouldn't really recommend it. It is nothing special and didn't live up to its promise of extra moisture. However, I wouldn't completely rule out the Blistex guy's altogether as they do a huge range of lip care products. If you are not in as much of a rush as I was when I purchased mine then you will probably find one that suits what you're looking for. The range includes relief creams to lips splashes of colour and gloss. (Probably more my type of product!)
If you want more information on the products available and some extra lip care advice the Blistex website is http://www.blistex.co.uk/BlistexMain.aspx
1 Star for the indulgent fragrance
1 Star for the immediate tingling relief
1 Star for the sun protection
A bit disappointing but far from completely useless.
Thanks for reading :-)
Spending much time outside with the horses, lip balms are a must for my chapped, sometimes flaky lips over the winter months! I have tried a number of brands, colours, consistencies over the years including nivea sticks, Vaseline pots (inc the aloe vera one) and other blistex products. I wasn't overly impressed with their soothing splash liquid one that I had tried previously which really dried my lips out.
I was all set on buying the Carmex lip balm (priced at £2.44) but saw this Blistex one at £1.95 and thought why not, any reason to save a bit of money!
The screw lid on the pot is very easy to open, especially when my hands are freezing cold unlike the Vaseline pot which I always struggle to open. On first applying, it leaves your lips with quite a shine and with a tingling sensation which I guess must be the menthol ingredients. I tend to find I can feel the balm on my lips for a good hour or so depending on whether I eat or drink anything. It tastes a little odd but definitely not off putting.
Despite loving the feel/look of it, I do try to limit my appliance of the product to about 2-3 times per day as I do find that overuse sometimes leaves me needing to use the product more.
Overall I find this product easy to use and it does the job required. I'd definitely buy again though it isn't my favourite product that I've used.
Having bought this not so long ago, I already seem addicted to it! It set me back all of £2.50 for the little 7ml pot! I am sure it is cheaper elsewhere so keep your eyes out- I was desperate as my lips were very sore and I was at a petrol service station, I was feeling sorry for myself as I had just missed my bus and had a long walk home or 45 minute wait! Lip balm just seemed to fit the bill...
I have been using it every day. Its done the trick in terms of healing my chapped lips, but I do have to say I am wary of the pot!
I am wary because I am very aware that man made paraffin waxes and glycerin's can actually in turn make your lips dry. They stop your body actually producing the very moisture it needs to keep your lips supple. Instead, your skin becomes reliant on the additives in the product and so stops producing its own. You don't notice this until you stop using the product and your lips appear very dry- in fact, more dry then they were to begin with. I have to state, in the defence of this lip balm, there are no paraffin waxes or glycerin's in, but there is petroleum and Lanolin, which is more or less the same thing (man made products). It does however have Cocoa seed butter and Aloe in too though.
In terms of over use of lip balm, its not something that is damage for life- give it a few days and your lips are back to normal, but not without feeling irritatingly dry for a good day or so.
I applied the conditioner, which is basically very much like Vaseline -but with a twist- it has this menthol type cooling effect- it can feel like your lips are slightly boosted- in a good way. I would liken it to the Carmex lip balms.
The actual product is transparent when applied- though has a yellowy sort of appearance in its little pot. Its very easy to carry around in a bag and the lid simply winds off to open, you apply with your fingers or lip brush (but lets face it, who applies lip balm with a lip brush?!)
As long as you don't eat or drink anything, or lick your lips or kiss... the product stays on for quite some time. Hours I'd say- I never did test it out to its full extreme there as I didn't fancy going 24 hours with no food or liquid. Even in the name of research!
I liked this product as it had a nice feel to it on my lips, as well as the cooling and slight buzzing effect, it was not greasy, it was a dense conditioner, and it did relieve the discomfort I had with me biting my lips plus them being chapped. It also shealed them from the wind. Instead of feeling pain every time a gust of wind flew at me, I really didn't notice at all. Great relief!
But like I say, it make my lips drier in the long term. I think the best way I have fund for this is to wean yourself off it- don't just stop suddenly, (OMG this is starting to sound like a proper addiction!!) or you will end up with moisture leached lips.
But instead, gradually, reduce your applications per hour, then per day, then per week, by then your skins natural moisturisation will have kicked in and in addition, the chapped or bitten lip problem you had in the first place will have gone as well.
If there's one thing that always seems to affect me from late October every year it's chapped lips. No matter how much Vaseline I put on them at night I always seem to get sore lips during the day. Luckily my skin doesn't really flake off as I've seen on some people but nonetheless my lips feel chapped, dry and generally sting a little. I never leave the house without a lip balm in my bag and over the years I've become a bit of an expert when it comes to lip balms.
In my work handbag (yes I have a handbag for work and then several for weekend usage) I'm currently carrying a little pot of Blistex Daily Lip Conditioner which I purchased last month from Boots for £1.99. That price will get you a little white pot of the lip conditioner which comes housed in a lime green and white cardboard container, rather elaborate really when the little pot alone would suffice nicely on the shop shelves. The pot contains just over 14g of the product.
Blistex is an independent company that produces a range of products for the lips. After looking at their brightly coloured website I've learnt that they currently offer eight different products, the Daily Lip Conditioner being just one of them. The other products are packaged in either a small pot like this one or a tube and have various different names including Relief Cream (for very sore lips and cold sores), Silk and Shine (for added shine) and Satin and Gloss (with added gloss).
The daily lip conditioner comes in a small white pot with the brand name on the top in red. The packaging is quite effective really as it can withstand any battering in your bag and I as it's a screw on lid there's no chance of it coming off. I always worry with products such as Vaseline that the lid might accidentally pop off when it my bag so there's no chance of that with this Blistex product. Overall the packaging looks clean, effective and tidy so five stars there from me. The daily lip conditioner looks a little like bees wax to be perfectly honest, only slightly darker and more orange in colour. It has quite a solid consistency to it, if you tip the pot upside down there's no chance of it falling out although if you do allow the pot to get very hot you'll find the lip balm does melt slightly. There's quite an astringent, somewhat medical scent to it when you smell it - not overly unpleasant but not really the nicest of fragrances for a lip balm in my opinion.
To apply the product simply rub your finger over the top of it, if it's very cold then you may have to exert a little pressure with your finger. However under normal temperatures the product will go quite easily. Then you simply need to rub your finger gently over your lips before rubbing them together to ensure even coverage. The only issue I have here is that you must ensure you have clean hands when you apply this lip balm to avoid germs getting onto your lips or into the pot. There is a very slight tingling sensation, a little like Carmex lip balm but much less intense. The taste reflects the scent of the product, again not exactly an unpleasant scent but quite medical, a little sweet and sanitary too. The taste does fade after about ten minutes as does the slight shine that your lips get when you first apply the product. I can normally feel the lip balm coating my lips for around half an hour before it either fully soaks in or is removed onto glasses, etc.
The website advertises this particular product as providing tender love and care for younger looking lips, as such I presume it is medium in terms of moisturising. They seem to do stronger products for very chapped lips although this does offer to keep your lips healthy. It's bursting with vitamins A and E as well as containing aloe vera and collagen. It recommends you apply it daily or more frequently during prolonged exposure to dry, cold or sunny environments to protect your lips. Another added bonus is the fact that the product has SPF 15 to help protect against the sun's harmful rays, meaning it can also be quite useful in the summer too.
All in all I'm quite happy with the effects of this lip balm, it's really easy to use and also great to store. My only complaint is that you do have to use your finger to apply it which isn't always ideal if you don't have the chance to wash your hands before using it. The taste is a little odd but it's not unpleasant by any means and it gives quite a nice feel to my lips. My only concern is that the effects don't really last very long; if I apply it first thing in the morning my lips will often start to feel a little chapped long before lunch time so I do warn you that you'll find you're re-applying this about five or six times a day. I bought mine of a buy one get one free offer and if I saw that again then I'd definitely purchase it, however I'll probably try another lip balm next time if there's no offer on.
Thanks for reading.