The manufacturers say
“Blistex Intensive Moisturiser Lip Cream delivers penetrating moisturisers in a unique formula to help relieve dry, cracked & chapped lips.
Hydrate your lips with the penetrating moisturising lip cream. Intensive Moisturiser contains 5 penetrating moisturisers for serious saturation & a unique formula that soothes your lips with a deep down tingle.
It will leave your lovely lips feeling soothed and refreshed, whilst looking beautifully soft and smooth.”
I bought this because I wanted an intensive moisturiser for my lips. As this is advertised as containing 5 penetrating moisturisers for serious saturation, I thought this was just what I wanted.
So far so good, but perhaps I should have become suspicious of the next statement that it has "a unique formula that soothes your lips with a deep down tingle. In my experience, soothing things haven't tingled before. The two just don't seem to go together to me.
I originally thought that my dry lips, which were covered in hard skin, with the change to the winter season, would benefit from this.
After the first application, my lips were OK. On the second, about 12 hours later, they started to flake and become sore.
I have not used it since, as I think that this product first takes away the skin's top natural barrier away to get the moisturisers in.
I believe some people (especially ladies) use various methods of exfoliation, including chemical (AHAs), to get rid of the wrinkles on the top layers of skin, including lips. They then use moisturisers to help keep the new skin revealed in good condition. THIS IS NOT THE SORT OF PRODUCT I WAS LOOKING FOR, although I believe it is the sort of product I got, due to the misleading words on the packing.
Blistex say that this has SPF10. Anyone who has the same experience as me, will certainly need protection from the sun afterwards.
Blistex also make a "Moisture Max Lip Balm". This is a similar price, but you get a tube double the size. With hindsight that is what I should have bought, or a product that said lip BALM, or just stuck with the good old cheap Vaselene.
I may suit some people but not me.
This small 5g tube costs around £2.50, but I wouldn't use it again, if you paid me.
When the weather gets cold I get really dry and sore skin at the corners of my mouth. Not only does it look horrible but it's very sore and painful.
It first flared up when I was at University, and I was very self-conscious. I lathered on the vaseline but it got gradually worse and I effectively had broken skin around my lips which was horrible. After about 4-5 weeks of it gradually getting worse I went to the pharmacy and they suggested Blistex. I was unsure as the Blistex only cost a couple of quid and my mouth was in a pretty bad shape, but within a day I had almost completely healed.
Ever since then, whenever I feel the start of sore skin I make sure I have some Blistex in my handbag. My last tube ran out last month, so when I felt the skin getting sore last week I headed straight to Boots on my lunch break!
These days Blistex costs £2.63. The tube has been updated this year and is plastic with a lid that screws off. The previous tubes were kind of a soft tin, and I did find that after squeezing it the metal could crack and you'd have to throw the tube away. The new plastic bottle is much improved and looks more modern. The tube now has an applicator on it, but I tend to use my fingers to massage the product into the problem areas, and then use any excess on the rest of my lips.
When applying the product to the very dry/chapped skin it is a bit tingly but not unpleasant. The product has a chemically taste but is a bit aniseedy, it's not particularly tasty but it's not horrible either. As mentioned, it clears up any chaps or dry skin really quickly, but it also leaves lips feeling moisturised and very soft. I tend to use it a few times a day - whenever I remember or if the corners of my mouth feels dry, and even that has made my lips feel very soft and smooth. I walk outside for about half an hour a day in the wind and rain, so that is a huge achievement!
Overall Blistex has been a lifesaver for me, it clears up my dry chapped skin and makes me look and feel better. I've been buying it for years and I don't plan to stop any time soon - and for £2.63 you can't go wrong!
My lips tend to get dry and cracked, which is really annoying, as well as my dry throat which may or may not be related. It's a bit annoying when I forget about my lips then see in the mirror that they are all chapped and unhealthy looking, as I feel fine it is something that is a bit of a bind.
A while ago they got really sore, and were peeling off , I will spare any more details, so I went online and looked at reviews and did some research, I ordered 2 things, an intensive repair cream from Blistex and this 5 g Intensive moisturiser hydrate from Blistex, my one has spf added as well.
I thought if I get my lips back to normal with the Intensive repair cream, which came in a tiny metal tube, then I can maintain them with the intensive moisturiser.
It contains shea butter and Blistex's own unique formula for hydrating lips. It also has SPF 6 0r 10 depending which you choose to protect your lips from the sun.
I paid about £2.60 for it online and got combined postage, it ranges between £2.5 and £3 in the shops.
Once I got my lips back to looking and feeling normal, I could use the Intensive moisturiser I'm not very good at remembering to use it unless my lips hurt though ! I have been using it this week as my lip started cracking, and in a few minutes it felt smother and better, and then I put some more on a few hours later and I think it helps the lips heal themselves as you don't pick them.
It has a nice tingly feel when you first put it on and tastes okay, I wouldn't try and drink coffee after putting this on though, as it's a bit like after you have just cleaned your teeth, if you have ever tried to drink coffee straight away, it tastes pretty bad !
Blistex is a brand I've trusted for a long time, always being my number one go-to for chapped lips. As winter slowly creeps up on us, I thought I better stock up on some Blistex ready for the harsh weather which can be drying on my skin.
Blistex Intensive Moisturiser claims to be a long lasting lip balm which intensively hydrates and softens the lips. It contains shea butter to condition, allantoin to protect and camaphore to sooth. It can be found in well-known drugstores such as Boots or Superdrug, larger supermarkets and some discount stores such as Bodycare. It is currently sold for £2.63. The lip balm is contained in a squeezy tube with an applicator so there's no need to dip your hands into a pot which can be unhygienic.
Using the tube to squeeze out the balm is easy enough and it is easy to control the amount you want out. There is a fresh minty scent upon applying this which is very pleasant. It tastes as it smells and is quite similar to toothpaste. There is also a nice tingling sensation, which again, is reminiscent of toothpaste. Although the balm appears to be a white cream, it rubs in effortlessly and appears clear on my lips. My lips instantly feel relieved from any dryness and tightness. As I rub my lips together, the balm feels somewhat grainy, which I'm guessing is a mild exfoliant to rid of any flaky skin and help to keep lips smooth. These tiny exfoliant particles are not visible, but can be felt.
After wearing the lip balm for a few hours, my lips still feel soft and moisturised. It is fairly long-lasting, needing to be re-applied about every 3 hours. It is not greasy or glossy-looking like some lip balms, so is fine for use under lipsticks.
Although not the most intense lip balm Blistex make, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a lip balm that helps to cure flakes and dryness. It is good for daily use and a good size to carry around. It's not the cheapest lip balm on the market, but I do think it's worth that bit extra for something that works.
I'm just coming to the end of this tube of lip moisturiser, and was surprised to discover I hadn't already reviewed it! I picked this up from Boots last autumn, when the weather first starting turning cold and windy, and it's lasted a good 6 months or so with daily use. It retails around £2.50 from places like Boots and Superdrug.
I have so many lip balms, it's bordering on an addiction. I hate the feeling of having dry or sore lips, and when the weather is cold and windy they crack easily and are generally uncomfortable. I tend to have a stash of lip balms to deal with my lips at various stages of dryness, and this is one I use as an intense moisturiser. This means I wouldn't use it constantly throughout the day, but instead would just use it once or twice a day to give my lips a moisture boost.
The product is packaged in a tube, which is then housed in a cardboard box. A bit unnecessary if you ask me, but I guess they have to have the box to write the product information on. The tube contains 5g of the moisturiser, which doesn't sound like much but lasts ages as you only need a tiny bit each time. It has a slanted tip, which makes it easy to apply straight from the tube. This is ideal for me because I hate getting anything gloopy or sticky on my fingers as I tend to use lip balm a lot throughout the day.
The only issue I would point out with this tube, is that it is quite difficult to control how much product you are using. You only need to squeeze the tube very gently, unless you're near the bottom, and even then you tend to end up with too much on your lips. This is not only wasteful, but also means you run the risk of walking round with a white moustache.....be warned! Also, if you're the kind of person who wears lipstick on a daily basis, applying straight from the tube can be messy and unhygienic because you'll end up with the tip being stained with lipstick. This isn't an issue for me however, because I only wear lipstick very rarely. On the plus side, the tube is tiny so you can fit it into the smallest of handbags or pockets.
White moustache aside, I do find this product very effective at dealing with sore and cracked lips. Mine have been particularly bad lately, due to some exceptionally windy weather, and I have had skin peeling from my lips, alongside cracks in the corners. Applying this moisturiser just once has an immediate impact, and I notice my lips are moisturised and smooth yet again. If I was to use a standard lip balm such as Vaseline, I would be forever reapplying to try to get the same result.
Although it's not unpleasant to use, I do find it quite gloopy, being more like a cream than lip balm. This means I tend to apply it either at home or in the office, because if I apply it just before leaving the house the wind tends to make my hair fly around and stick to my lips. Not a good look. It also has a slight menthol type mint smell to it, and it makes your lips tingle slightly on application. It is one I would recommend applying when you're not about to kiss someone or have a drink, as you'll lose most of it on the glass. I tend to apply it just before sleeping, as this is when I know I can leave it to do its work overnight.
I will definitely buy this lip product again, although I'm hoping the wind is going to die down soon so I can start using some of my lighter lip products. Blimey, if the sun should grace us with its presence, I might even dig out the tinted lip balms! In the meantime, I am happy that this product is preparing my lips for summer, and protecting them from the elements. It also has SPF 10 built in, which means you could continue to use it during the summer months if you wanted to. The main downside for me is the fact you need to be near a mirror when applying, otherwise you'll look like a child who has just had a glass of milk and left a moustache. For that reason, I'm knocking a star off.
(Review also appears on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)
This is a review of Blistex Intensive Moisturiser Hydrate which is a more medicated lip balm that I use rather than a lip gloss when my lips are in need of a little TLC. I find when the colder weather comes, this Blistex product is the one I turn to.
What is it?
The product comes in a 5g tube and has quite a large screw top lid, the body of the product is plastic and easy to squeeze up through the applicator which I think is called a 'calves foot' in the beauty world. It is slanted with a hole on the side so you can apply direct to lips.
You only need a tiny bit of this on your lips as it goes a long way. It comes out white and seems to melt on the lips (I don't notice it is white after a couple of seconds) and has a nice light minty tingly taste and sensation. It makes my lips feel a bit greasy but not irritatingly so. I find that the small 5ml tube will last a good few months, even with regular use, although I do tend to lose it in pockets for a few days at a time when I have taken it out and about with me!
Price and availability
This costs around £2 to £3 in chemists and shops like Superdrug and Boots. I do think it is a bit medicated and better for dry and cracked lips than a lip balm or Vaseline so is worth spending the extra money to buy.
I like the tingly sensation on my lips and think it is worth the money to buy this product. I first bought it when I saw a work colleague using it all the time and she said it was her favourite every beauty product. I am a bit nosey and usually have to try things if someone swears by them. This is probably not a lip product I would bother taking on holiday or using during warmer climes, it's more of a winter lip treatment in my opinion. I like the plastic tube as it's easy to manipulate the tube if you squeeze out a little too much unlike the metal tubes that keep sending product out as you desperately try to replace the cap!
If you have bothersome lips, try this and be pleasantly surprised. You'll be glad you did.
Blistex has been around for as long as I can remember and although I chop and change lip creams and salves, I always tend to go back to this one time and time again. I have two in my bag at the moment and another one in my desk drawer at work. I think I must collect them! My favourite one of the Blistex range is their Hydrate one, which really does give long lasting hydration to chapped and dehydrated lips. I think the main reason I like this particular one so much is due to the fact that it contains one of my favourite ingredients as far as moisturisation goes - Shea Butter. I find this product works incredibly quickly and efficiently in replenishing lost moisture to my poor old lips. I don't know about you, but if my lips are not looking at their best and are dry, cracked and sore, I feel a mess. There is nothing worse than lipstick over the top of dry, cracked lips - it looks a terrible mess, not to mention being quite painful.
I like the applicator on this product. It is simple and easy to apply straight to the lips but I actually prefer to pop a small amount onto my ring finger and then apply to my lips. I use this both on bare lips and also over the top of a lip colour. Although it is white in colour, it won't change the colour of any make up product I have on my lips and it sinks in immediately and I can feel it working straight away at moisturising my lips.
I like to use this product if I am going outside in harsh winter weather and I have also taken it on holiday with me to protect my lips from the sun. As well as providing protection from chapped and dry lips, it will also heal and mend lips which are dry and cracked and bleeding. The smell of this product is fairly intense though not unpleasant. It has a deep medicinal smell and I like this as it makes me feel like it is healing and protecting my lips from further abuse.
One small tube costs only £2.59 and is widely available. A tube will last me many months but I think that I have so many as I tend to lose track of where I have put them. They are small enough to become easily mislaid and consequently I ended up buying another one then finding the one I have 'lost' - that way I end up with loads. They have a long shelf life, however, and are not going to go off quickly and it is always handy to have a few.
I can find nothing negative about this product at all. It works extremely well, it heals and protects and I can happily recommend as a great lip cream.
This lip balm has become an absolute staple in my collection. I suffer very dry lips, particularly in Winter and on top of this an allergic reaction that led to extremely sore lips led me to search high and low for something to relieve it. I spent a fortune, filling my bedside table with tubes, tubs and sticks of every salve imaginable until I found this. Now I have no need to continue hunting!
OK, I'll admit, I'd long since heard of this product and two things had put me off trying it. The first was the packaging. I'm ashamed to admit it now, but it looked quite boring and 'medical'. Sitting on the shelf alongside much prettier competitors, it always got left in the shadows for me. Also, I wasn't particularly keen on the applicator, having had lipglosses with a similar design, I remember they were quite inefficient. The second issue for me was the price, at around £2.60 it just seemed like a lot of money for such a dull looking product. What tempted me into buying it was that it just so happened to be on offer in ASDA for 60p, and that was that, lip-love at first sight. I take back all my previous negatives thoughts, Blistex, and I hope you forgive me ;)
The packaging is blue and simple, with the well recognised Blistex stamp in red emblazoned on the front. It advertises to us straight away that this is a hydrating product and also mentions that it has SPF 10. Not all lip balms seem to offer sun protection these days, I think it's really important so I approve of Blistex including this.
Once you rip off all the boring cardboard you're left with a white and blue tube. It really is so small and nondescript, I almost forgive myself for my previous misgivings. It looks much more like a treatment than a treat, which I suppose it is.
The tube contains 5g of the product, and its ingredients are:
Aqua, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cera Alba, Petrolatum, Ethyhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Sorbitan Isostearate, C18-36 Acid Glycol Ester, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Polysorbate 60, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Aroma, Stearyl Behenate, Cetyl Alcohol, Allantoin, Camphor, Olea Europaea, Dimethicone, Phosphoric Acid, Hydrated Silica, Butyrospermum Parkii, Sorbitan Olivate, Lanolin Alcohol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Ammonium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Behenyl Alcohol, Thymol, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Oleic Acid, Arachidyl Glucoside, Lauric Acid, Sodium Saccharin, Citric Acid, Limonene, Calcium Disodium EDTA, Linalool
Now, at this point I'd already committed to try this lip balm, but seeing the ingredients list did make me falter. I'm very conscious about what I put in and on my body, and I tend to opt for products with natural ingredients. Seeing things like Linalool, Alcohol and Glyerine on the list concerned me a bit, usually I'd steer well away from these drying ingredients. But, my lips and I were desperate so I went for it anyway...
~~~~What's it like?~~~~
A bit strange, actually!
Once you remove the twist cap, you'll be met with a squeeze applicator. As I mentioned before, I'm not overly keen on these. They put me in mind of cheap lip glosses, where you always squeeze too much out and end up smearing it all over your lips before clamping the lid down and letting excess product ooze out under the lid, creating messy wastage. With this balm, I've combated this by giving it the tiniest squeeze, before scooping up the product and applying it with a fingertip. It's much easier and more precise, plus it gives you the chance to rub it in more effectively. Also, you really don't need a lot of this balm at all, so I get the feeling applying it this way actually makes it last longer. Little money saving tip for you there!
The smell is very overpowering, but not unpleasant. It's quite menthol scented, and again it smells very medicinal rather than a faux-sweet fruit fragrance you might get from other lip salves. I've grown used to it now, and actually I really like the smell - it's quite a reassuring scent, it smells soothing and like a proper lip treatment.
When you apply the moisturiser, you'll immediately feel a tingling cool sensation. It's not particularly strong or burning, but it's there all the same - if you've tried a lip plumping gloss, its' a similar feeling to that. It's another reassuring feature of the product, because it makes you feel as if it's instantly working.
It's a white product, with quite a thick consistency so it does require a generous amount of rubbing in unless you want to look like you've smeared Colgate all round your lips! But it does absorb very quickly, which was a nice surprise as at first it feels as if it may leave a top layer of residue behind.
Should you forget you've applied it and lick your lips, you'll soon regret it because it has quite an unpleasant taste. For this reason, I like to apply it at night time before I sleep. This also gives the best chance of working - I always wake up the next morning with well moisturised, soft lips if I've applied this the night before. Having said that, I've also found it's an amazing base for lipsticks too. I wanted to protect my lips a bit so rubbed a small amount of this in, before removing any left behind with a tissue and applying my usual lipstick - it made the lipstick last longer, and gave it a lovely sheen without being too glossy or noticeable, perfect!
For everyday use, I still choose something less heavy duty and nicer tasting. But when my lips start to show the tell tale signs of chapping, I immediately reach for this and before I know it. they're back in perfect condition again. Even when they were in the worst condition ever, I noticed immediate benefit and relief from the soreness. Within three days, they were almost back to normal. Some cheaper, greasier lip balms I've noticed tend to sit on the lip and protect it, but don't permeate the skin and moisturise it at all. Blistex Intensive Moisturiser seems to do exactly the opposite and act more like a cream than a balm - it quickly absorbs without a trace, reaching deep down into the skin and hydrating it, exactly as it says it should. For that reason, it's my go to product for any lip emergencies.
Thanks for reading :)
I have used Blistex products for probably 10 years now and still come back to this one every time. I have purchased some of their other lip products but I really do like this one best and make sure I always have one handy.
The product is described on boots as 'Long-lasting hydration fix for lips...condition[s], perfect[s] and protect[s] deep down'. I think that is a pretty fair description, I always use it when I have sore lips as it is strong and fast acting. It contains shea butter, camphor and allantoin and is made in the UK. I think it is great to support products produced in the UK so that is just another plus for me.
The packaging is a white tube with a cylindrical lid (almost like a smaller version of a toothpaste tube) and the tube has a curved applicator that can be applied straight to your lips. I tend to actually use my finger to apply as I like to be able to lend the product to other people too - not so happy using it on my lips and other peoples' too. The lip moisturiser is a white cream which has a strong almost menthol smell/taste to it. When you apply it to your lips there is a strong sensation which is not tingly or painful - it just feels as though it is working straight away. I am always a bit reluctant to use white lip products for fear that they don't rub in properly and you end up looking like a clown, I have never had this problem with blistex. It leaves my lips feelings well moisturised, smooth and is the best protection I have ever used against sore lips. My only criticism would be that I wouldn't use it over a lip colour - I think this is more of a remedy for chapped lips than it is a balm or a salve. That said, I have other products to use over coloured tints or lipsticks so that isn't really too much of an issue for me. I think it is a must have for winter as it instantly rehydrates dry lips.
In terms of price this is an absolute steal! Boots retail the product at £2.59 which is fairly cheap in comparison to similar products from different brands. I also find it very long lasting - you only need to use a small amount at a time and the applicator prevents too much from being released in one go. Mine usually lasts me 6 months or so, with other lip salves being used at the same time for different purposes. I like £5.00 a year isn't a bad price to pay for dry lip relief.
Overall, I would thoroughly recommend it as a beauty staple. I usually have two on the go - one in my pencil case (I'm training to be a teacher, got to have that red pen handy) and one for my handbag. Sometimes I even sneak an extra one for my bedside table is it is great when applied overnight for sore lips. My absolutely favourite lip moisturiser.
Winter is always a killer on the health of my lips....my pout often dries out at this time of year and I always seem to struggle to keep them moisturised and soft often falling foul to cracking and dryness so I'm always on the lookout for lip care products that are going to refresh and hydrate my lips again to make them more comfortable and kissable.
Some of the adverts on the TV recently have been promoting lip care products and the one that kept on popping up while I was watching was one for Blistex intensive moisturiser, so recently whilst shopping in my local Asda this was the latest and greatest product that I chose to give a try.
Most of you may or may not recognise Blistex as one of those products that's been around for years specialising in lip care products from the intensive moisturiser I picked up to other variations that deal with chapped lips and cold sores. Having been around for over 60 years it's fair to say that Blistex are one of the leaders in innovation when it comes to lip care.
**About Blistex Intensive moisturiser**
When I first took this moisturiser out of its presentation box I was suprised to find a very small tube containing the product itself, but then again I'm not sure what I expected as the presentation box itself is quite small and it clearly states on the box that this is a 5g tube contained within. So I opened up the cap and was faced immediately with an applicator tip to assist with the application of the product itself and I was also hit with a very strong smell of menthol / anasthetic which wasn't wholly unpleasant and reminded me of the fragrance you get with products such as vick and tiger balm which immediately makes me think of medication. When applying the consistency of the product is quite creamy and is white in colour but don't worry, after it's been rubbed in it absorbs clear with no gloss effect. Immediately after putting on my lips they feel a little cold and tingly which I believe comes from the camphor contained in the product and I truly believe that the product is working when I feel this kind of sensation.
The recommendation is to apply the product frequently especially during dry, cold or very sunny spells, but as I spend most of my time in doors I find myself re-applying this product only a few times a day.
**What's in it**
The product itself has three main ingredients;
1. Shea Butter to condition the skin
2. Camphor to sooth lips
3. Allantoin to protect the skin
So does the product do all these things. Well since I started using the product I can definately notice a dramatic improvement in the overall condition of my lips. Upon application the product absorbs quickly and in my opinion you can really feel it working, although some may not like the tingly sensation that goes along with it. My lips are certainly a lot smoother and softer since I started using the moisturiser, which I believe comes from the constant hydration they get from the product and one notable improvement was at the corners of my mouth. On one side my mouth had become very cracked and sore after having had several lengthy dental appointments and all of the lip products I had tried seemed to get rid of it for a day or too and then it would come back worse than ever but after using blistex I can honestly say that this seems to have cleared up completely with no sign of it coming back.
**My overall thoughts and opinion**
I can honestly say that I think this is one of the best lip care products I have tried to date, and I have tried a few. The tingling sensation tells me that the product is doing something to my lips that I have not experienced with some of the other products I have used, and after only a few days of use I began to notice significant improvement in the condition of my lips overall. Highly recommended. Although this tube only holds 5g of the product, a little does go a long way, but with regular use, I find that a tube lasts maximum of a month before it needs replacing which I don't think is too bad.
**Cost and availability**
When I bought the blistex intensive moisturiser as I indicated before it was during one of my shopping trips to Asda and I got it for less than £2. I can't remember the exact price but I believe it was around £1.87 which I didn't think was too expensive.
I have of late been suffering really dry lips, I think it is mainly the hot and sunny weather we have been getting. I normally use Carmex or Vaseline, however I found that even using these my lips still felt sore and itchy.
I decided to try something a little more intensive so after a look around Boots I decided to buy Blistex Intensive Moisture. A tube contains 5g of the cream and costs £2.59.
The cream promises to help relieve dry, cracked and chapped lips by delivering penetrating moisture. Blistex state that this cream contains 5 deep moisturisers and a unique formula that will give a deep down tingle.
Unlike other traditional lip balms this is a cream. It comes in a little tube with an applicator that is angled so you can smooth it straight onto your lips. The cream has a distinct smell of menthol which is really nice, it reminds me of Vicks Vapour rub. You only need the smallest amount of cream to cover your lips. You are advised to apply whenever necessary.
Immediately after applying this cream my lips began to tingle, instantly the relief was noticable, the itching had stopped and my lips felt soft and soothed. What I liked about this cream was that I could feel it absorbing into my lips, I didn't get the usual greasy layer on my lips that as soon as it disappeared left my lips feeling dry again. Inevitably I got some of the cream in my mouth, it didn't have any noticable taste.
After using this cream just once my lips felt soft and moisturised, I continued using it as and when I needed to and within a day my lips were back to normal, I have since continued using this everyday to prevent my lips getting dry again. The formula also has spf 6 so it can help prevent your lips burning in the sun.
It does state on the container it can only be kept for 12 months once opened.
I would definately buy this again, it is much nicer than other lip balms I have tried and really works!
I was out shopping one very cold day in December when my bottom lip started to crack. I only had a lipstick on me, which was hopeless for treating my increasingly painful lip. So I ended up in Boots looking at an array of balms and creams. I finally selected Blistex Instensive Moisturiser which promised to relieve my dry, cracked lips.
At £3.50 for a small 5g tube, this product seemed quite expensive. However, it really works. My cracked lip felt better the minute I applied the cream, and, after a few applications, it had pretty much healed within 24 hours. Overall my lips also felt much softer and more moisturised.
The tube has a slanted nozzle, so you can squeeze out a little of the white cream and apply it directly from the tube to your lips. It tingles a little when you put it on your lips and it has a slightly minty, medicinal taste. However, this is very slight and not at all off putting. Once the cream has absorbed into your lips, you can't really see it. It's not greasy like some other lip balms, so you can apply lipstick over the top.
I keep the small tube in my bag now, but I only tend to use it when my lips are really dry and sore. I find that it works really quickly, and I haven't suffered from another split lip since using Blistex. It's only a small tube, but you only need a small amount. This tube will easily have lasted the whole winter, which I think makes it pretty good value for money.
This is a great product for quickly treating and repairing very dry, chapped or cracked lips.
Just like my poor hands, my lips have also taken a serious beating this winter. The icy conditions have left them very dry and chapped and they had even started to flake and peel.
I was originally using Nivea repair and protection and although I do like this product, it just wasn't enough to keep my lips from drying out and I needed a little extra help.
I had used blistex lip creams in the past and remembered them as being good so I decided to try this one.
The product comes in a white plastic squeezy tube. When you take of the screw on lid, there is a plastic, angled applicator, with a small hole in the middle where the product comes out. This makes it very easy to apply and I like the fact that you don't have to use your finger like you do with some of the other products available on the market, especially the products that come in little tins.
The product itself is a white cream. I was a little concerned when i first applied it because I found the medicated smell quite strong and it made my lips tingle a little. After contined use, I got used to this and now I quite like the smell and tingling sensation.
After the first application, I felt a big difference immediately. My lips felt moisturised and this product really felt like it was doing the trick.
After continued use, my lips are in much better condition. I am very happy with the results.
Blistex Intensive Moisturiser
No matter what the weather my lips feel constantly chapped. They dry out in the winter due to the cold, and in the summer from the heat. When this happens I cannot help but pick at them and then this makes them sore and straight away end up regretting it! This winter has been particularly bad as it has been so cold even the skin around my lips have felt tight and cracked.
I needed an intensive moisturiser to help sort out my problem as Burts Bees, Vaseline and similar products just did not seem to work. They made the area look worse as the products were greasy and intensified the problem.
Blistex started in 1947 by a family that was in the business of developing lip care products. Their aim was to create quality products and they soon became an innovative leader in the lip care sector. The range includes coldsore creams, intensive moisturisers, lip massage gels, lip balms and lip glosses.
On their website they also have top tips to help prevent chapped, dry lips that I thought I would share:
* Prevention is better than cure. To avoid chapped lips or cracked lips always wear a lip balm and reapply often, especially after eating or drinking.
* Avoid hot, spicy and salty foods.
* Drink lots of fluids to keep your body's hydration levels high, even in winter.
* When walking in the cold or wind wrap a scarf around the lower part of your face for extra protection.
* Avoid repetitive lip biting or sucking.
You should also avoid licking or wetting the lips as this will dry them out further.
Blistex is a well known brand by all and so is their packaging. Their logo is simple but eye catching. The intensive moisturiser is packaged in a small box with a tall backing card with a big pair of luscious lips on the front. Inside the box is a set of instructions. No other lip product that I have purchased before has ever contained instructions so you know that this means business! The tube itself is tiny - the packaging makes this look as if it is much larger. The tube is made of plastic and is easy to squeeze. The lid has a flat bottom so you can stand it on on a flat surface when not in use. The lid is ribbed and screws off to reveal an angled dispenser to make it easy to apply to your lips.
Unlike any other lip product that I have used, this is in the form of a cream which I found a bit weird. It has a thick consistency but melts with ease once it comes into contact with your lips. As soon as it touches your lips it leaves behind a cooling feeling and after a minute or so they will start to tingle. It also has a minty smell and taste to it which is unusual.
I would advise applying this using a mirror as if you put too much of the cream on it does not absorb very well and you are left with white lips which can be quite embarrassing!
This started to work after just one day and within three days my lips and the skin around them were smooth with no splitting or soreness. It's a miracle!
Price and Availability
I purchased this product in Tesco but have also seen it for sale in Boots, Superdrug and chemists. At £3.29 it may seem pretty expensive for the tiny 5g tube that it comes in but it really does last for ages. I have had mine for three months and still just around half of the tube left.
I give this product 5 Dooyoo Stars out of 5 as it does exactly what it says it does, is fast acting and leaves you with soft lips within days.
I've always used lip balms since I was a teenager to stop my lips from becoming dry and cracked, Lately however they had been really bad and normal lip balms weren't helping much so I decided I needed something more intense.
I went to Superdrug and saw some Blistex products. I decided the Blistex Intensive Moisturiser Hydrate cream looked the most like what I wanted.
The tube itself comes in a small card box which is attached to a larger piece of card. On here is a pair of pink lips which look wet and dewy. Personally I think there is too much packaging. Especially as the tube itself is rather small. Of course you can recycle the card. The tube is 10 ml . Despite this not sounding much I have found that less is more when it comes to this product.
How to Apply
There is a slanted applicator on the end of the tube (like the ones found on a lot of lip glosses) and you squeeze a little of the cream out and use the applicator to rub it into your lips.
Because the cream is white you do have to be careful not to apply to much because it does make your lips white if you do this. I've found that just a small bit is enough to moisturise my lips.
Obviously because this goes on your lips you will be able to taste it. It is easy to find lip balsm flavoured like things you like such as strawberry, coconut etc but what this cream? It has a slight minty taste and my lips feel tingly when I first put it on.
I have found that this cream does help my lips a lot more than a normal lip balm in this cold weather. I also like that it is small and easy to carry around. It also has an SPF factor 10 in it so I will be very useful during the summer as well.
Relieve dry, cracked & chapped lips /