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      09.09.2013 21:18

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      I love this product, when my usual everyday lip salve has not protested my lips enough, if I have a cold sore or cracked lips, this comes to the rescue.More often than not I apply this cream at night time and the next morning my lips have healed.The only problem I have found with it is if you squeeze the tube too much it just keeps pouring out of the tube.You have to squeeze a small amount and put the lid on quickly.When you apply the cream to your lips, there is a tingling sensation which I don't particularly like.

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      11.05.2013 17:41
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      Holy grail product - I have used it for years and will continue to do so

      Blistex Relief Cream is a product I have used for years and will turn to for years to come. I often get dry, chapped lips that are very painful and most lip products seem to irritate them and hurt more. However, blistex relief cream always heals my lips without pain within a day or so.

      The cream comes in a little tube which is actually an ideal size to carry around in your handbag as you use very little of the product. When applied to the lips it provides a tingling sensation which I find rather pleasant and it makes me feel like the product is actually doing something.

      When my lips are very chapped I apply the product 2-3 times a day, normally morning and evening and then if it bothering a lot in the day and normally my lips feel healthy and back to normal in less than 48 hours. However, it does say on the tube that the cream can be applied ever hour if you choose to. It does have a very strong smell which I know some people find unpleasant but as I only use the product when my lips are very bad I don't find it to be an issue.

      The only negative I have is that when you take off the cap, the cream shoots out of the tube very quickly without you squeezing it at all! I believe this is probably to do with the pressure as every tube I've owned has been like this. I just ensure I'm prepared to hold the tube over my finger and quickly replace the cap to avoid any mess.

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      11.07.2012 15:37
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      It works

      Coldsores are a perpetual problem, often showing up just when I really don't need them; before an important meeting at work, a big night out or a date! This is not a miracle cure but it does help the healing process and makes the cold sore clear up as quickly as possible and prevents it spreading.

      ==Price and availability==

      The cost of a tube of this stuff is aroun £3.70 which is quite a lot for a 25ml tube.

      ==Description==

      The tube is small and it has a red long thin cap. Under the cap is a really small nozzle from out which the cream is dispensed. The cream is really thick and you need a bit of pressure to get the thick lotion out of the thin hole. Often too much comes blurting out and it is a challenge only getting the required amount out of the tube. The liquid is cream and smooth, you only need a few milimeters of cream to apply to your lip. This is only for external ailments.

      ==Results==

      Applying the cream to the offending cold sore offers some relief. A cold sore is often dry and cracked so putting a liquid on it softens it so it immediately starts to look less horrendous. I apply this cream frequently throughout the day keeping it moisturised so the cream can start to help the healing. After a few days of applying the cream the cold sore is smaller and less ferocious looking. It contains the spread of the infection so it heals much quicker. This cream may be expensive for such a small tube but you really only need a small amount every time you apply it. It soaks in pretty quick so I liberally apply it throughout the day. Although it doesn't cure the cold sore immediately it quickly stops it feeling as sore and chapped.

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      14.04.2012 13:03
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      Fantastic, can't recommend it more!

      My lips are normally pretty good at staying moisturised but a few weeks ago when I returned to uni, the shock of going from beautiful sunshine down south to harsh gale force winds and down pouring rain turned my lips to chapped monstrosities in the matter of hours. As I said, it's not a problem I've ever really had before so I was a bit stumped as to how to solve it! For the first few days, I just coated them in Vaseline - after getting fed up of them cracking and bleeding all the time, I turned to google for help and found that Vaseline was likely to be making them worse.

      Googling found me a few recommendations that I considered carefully. Home made recipes included gargling with salt water (not for me) and putting strange concoctions on your lips, whereas shop bought remedies all seemed to point to Blistex (with some confusion over whether Blistex and chapsticks were the same thing). Next time I was able to get to town, my first purchase was a tube of this.

      I paid around £2.25 for this from Superdrug and received a small, 5g metal tube for my pennies. Eager to get the healing going, I applied a generous amount of the cream onto my lips and felt an initial tingle, along with a mentholly aroma. It doesn't really taste, but it does definitely have a smell associated with it. The packaging is plain and clinical - the cap of the tube is red with blue writing on a white background and a blue tip to the tube. It has the ingredients, application advice and in red, 'Formerly Blisteze' written on the tube. The application advice is to apply once an hour every hour initially, then when the symptoms ease a bit to apply it as needed. It can be used for cold sores or chapped and cracked lips.

      The application is where we meet our first and only problem; occasionally you can take the lid off and the cream will just come out without any pressure being put on the tube. It doesn't stop either! This means that you can waste a lot of the cream because trying to get it on your finger and trying to get the cap back on quick time is hard. A lot of the cream then ends up on the inside of the cap or the outside of the tube. And as the product is in the first place a little bit expensive, it can be a bit annoying to waste it when you're advised to use it so often.

      The best thing about this product is that it works! My lips felt softer straight away and within about 5 hours the chaps and nicks were starting to heal. By the next day you wouldn't have even noticed that two days before my lips were bleeding and cracking any time I opened my mouth. It took about three days of application to get them back to total normality and now I only use the cream once a week or so when I feel my lips getting a little dry. This is now going to be a staple ingredient in my first aid closet, and the product I will definitely turn to next time my lips decide they want to turn plastic and make me look like I've been in a knuckle fight.

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      07.04.2012 18:58
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      A must-have for winter

      I've had this lip cream knocking around my handbag for a few months now. I bought it in the midst of winter, when my lips were really chapped and flaky due to the cold weather. I kept getting really dry patches in the corners of my mouth, and I wasn't sure if it was just dryness or if I was about to start getting cold sores. So, I decided to ditch my usual lip balm, and try something medicated just in case.

      I didn't really look at other brands to be honest. When it comes to medicated lip balm, Blistex is the only one I think of. I trotted off to Boots and bought this little 5g tube for £2.85. I thought this was good value for something which is doing a bit more than just moisturising your lips. It comes in a tube with a screw on lid, but I'll talk more about the packaging later.

      I quickly scanned the packaging before buying this product, and it claims to provide quick relief for occasional cold sores, cracked and chapped lips. The fact it had Braille on the box as a safety precaution convinced me that it has active ingredients, and is in fact medicated, and when I looked closer I saw that these active ingredient is ammonia, in various forms. For this reason, you have to be over 16 to buy this product, which is bizarre because surely teenagers might get cold sores and chapped lips too?!

      As this is medicated, there are guidelines on the packaging regarding how to apply. I personally didn't bother reading this because I'm not an idiot so I wasn't about to start applying this to my eye or sticking it somewhere I shouldn't. It's fairly obvious you just apply it to your lips, but for the purpose of my review I have looked at the instructions in more detail, and it advises on first symptoms of a cold sore to apply this every hour. It also advises to apply "frequently" if you have chapped or cracked lips. I think what it means by "every hour" is that you should remember to apply every hour, not that you can't apply it more than once per hour. If that makes sense?! It also recommends consulting your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are on other medication, breastfeeding, pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or suffer from allergies. To be honest, I thought this was a bit extreme, but I guess it is a medicine at the end of the day and should be treated as a medicine rather than lip balm.

      I wouldn't usually copy a list of ingredients on reviews, but as this is medicated it's probably worth checking you're not allergic to any of the ingredients. I know my mum is supposed to avoid lanolin due to her excema, so this kind of thing could be useful to know. The ingredients are:

      Aromatic Ammonia Solution BP 6.04%, Strong Ammonia Solution BP 0.10%, White soft paraffin, Modified Lanolin, Sorbitan Palmitate, Polysorbate 40, Peppermint Oil, Sodium Saccharin, Ethanol 96%, Racemic Camphor, Cineole, Purified Water.

      So, the science bit is done, how did the product work? Well, on application it does feel quite strong and you get a bit of a tingling sensation on your lips. This is clearly the active ingredient getting to work. It tastes quite pleasant, and a bit minty, which is probably the peppermint oil from the ingredient list. I tend to apply it when I know I'm not about to be eating or drinking, and for a few nights I applied it before bed then realised I couldn't give my partner a goodnight kiss! It's not sticky or anything, but it is quite strong so I'd rather it was getting to work on my lips than being transferred onto a glass or cup.

      As for the results, I was pleased that the condition of my lips improved after using this frequently for a couple of days. The dry patches in the corners of my mouth cleared up, and the flaking and cracked parts of my lips had improved too. I decided as it had done the trick, I would keep hold of it and use my normal lip balm until I had any further problems, because it is medicated I didn't want to waste it or use it unnecessarily.

      The only slightly annoying thing I find with this product, is the packaging. When you first use it, the cream comes out of the tube at a very fast rate, to the point you have to just shove the lid back on to stop it from coming out. Then, as you get further down the tube, after carrying it about in my handbag it started to split a bit, which meant it leaked a bit in my handbag. I'm not sure if the freshness of the product is preserved when there are cracks in the tube, so if I need to use it again I might have to go out and buy a new one. Although it only costs a few pounds, it's a bit annoying that they haven't considered the practicality of the packaging.

      Overall though, this solved my dry and chapped lip issues, and I would recommend this product, especially for winter use.

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        25.01.2012 15:09
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        An effective fast working cream

        I don't know why, but in the last few months I have suddenly developed painful and irritating cold sores around my mouth. As I am not used to them, I am finding it all rather traumatic and I feel like wrapping a scarf around my face before heading out in public! After suffering several in silence I decided that I needed to invest in something to help put an end to it so I purchased a tube of Blistex (formally known as Blisteze).



        Bilstex comes in a small cardboard box which tells you that alongside cold sores, this product can also be used to treat cracked, chapped and sore lips. There is a lot of information on the box - how to use the product, what to expect the results to be, to consult your doctor if symptoms persist, storage requirements and to keep out of reach of children. It is worth noting the information because some of it is very useful and also take a good look at the ingredients before application in case of any allergies.



        The tube that contains the product is very small measuring only 8cm in length and 2cm at its widest point - I really like this because it means that it is discreet enough to put in your pocket so you have it on your person all of the time. Most of the information that is printed on the box is duplicated onto the tube. Usage of the product is easy - the contents are accessed by squeezing the tube but only very slightly or too much of the product comes out, I have found that I need to put the screw lid back on to the tube very quickly once I have a sufficient amount on my finger, otherwise it continues to dispense, this does however mean that the lid gets quite gunked up with the product so the excess needs to be wiped off fairly regularly.



        A small amount goes a long way so I only need the tiniest amount for a full application. With clean hands I dispense a small amount and rub it into the offending area, and with its smooth consistency this is easy. Blisteze is initially a creamy colour but with a few rubs it quickly becomes clear and absorbs rapidly leaving only a slight sheen which looks pleasant and would not be especially noticeable even on a man, there is no stickiness at all and I like the feeling of it on my lips.



        As soon as the substance is applied, I can practically feel it working - the area immediately goes very cold probably due to the ammonia and peppermint oil that is included in the ingredients - it is a refreshing sensation and this lasts for ten minutes or so after application. So, the main question has to be, does it work? A resounding yes. Left untreated a cold sore can last over a week but with this product the blistering and swelling disappears after a day leaving only a red patch which can easily be covered with makeup, but with continuous use, I find that even this goes after about three days which is brilliant in my opinion. I apply Blisteze at least once an hour, usually going over it with some concealer to hide the redness and this seems to do the trick and I can quickly wave the sore goodbye and get on with my life! Most of the time cold sores appear without indication, but occasionally I get the tingly feeling which means that one is on the way, but I think that I have warded several off by early use of Blistex.



        On lips, this product is just as effective. Even applied to terribly dry and cracking lips, this product soothes and mends leaving them soft and smooth after only a few applications and it also provides a good barrier against harsh weather. It is not waterproof, and it does come off on glasses and mugs, but it is no hardship to re-apply when necessary.



        I can't believe I suffered unnecessarily for so long when I could have just used this as it really is an excellent product and also so widely available in supermarkets and pharmacies. For 5g, the price is about £3.50 which is a small price to pay to get my confidence back, and also the fact that one tiny tube lasts so long makes this very good value for money. I would not hesitate to recommend Blistex and I know that I will always keep this product close to hand.


        Also posted on Ciao under my username chilcott1

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          24.08.2011 19:30

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          a miracle cure cream for chapped lips

          What an absolute godsend! I have always suffered with bad lips and no products from chemists nor doctors seemed to work, but this is perfect. Not only is it the perfect size to slip into a pocket in a bag or jeans its got a nice, clean, fresh, minty smell and you only need a small amount each time to soothe the lips.

          It tends to the problem (dry/chapped lips) straight away and feels very soothing and moisturising at the same time! After using a few times, my lips always instantly feel better and I have now been using Blistex Relief Cream for years - I'm practically addicted! I always recommend the product to friends and family and they always say how pleased they are. It is usually priced anywhere between £1.80 - £2.50 but is definitely worth every penny!

          It comes in a small metallic tube, which usually keeps it cool, but be careful not to leave it in the sun or it does get very runny. I always find putting in the fridge for a few minutes can help!

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          02.01.2011 23:07
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          An excellent little product for both chapped lips and cold sores

          I have been plagued by recurrent cold sores for several years, so have had ample opportunity to test out most of the remedies and treatments on the market. One product that I've never really considered using is Blistex (formerly known as Blisteze which, personally, I actually think is the better name.) Although the packaging does state that this is also suitable for cold sores, I was more than a little sceptical about its abilities in that area, particularly as every other treatment I've tried as always proved to be a disappointment. I only originally bought a tiny little 5g tube of this Blistex relief cream with my eight year old son in mind, rather than myself, as his lips had started to dry out and crack a little during the recent cold spell.

          My son first tried this on his sore lips at home when they'd got so bad they had actually literally cracked and started to bleed. Despite being an open sore, and being a 'sensitive' little boy when it comes to pain - in other words he does like making a bit of a fuss- he didn't find this too painful to use and was soon asking to be allowed to apply some more. I was amazed just how quickly this cream started to show visible results. He started using this in the early afternoon, used his last application at bedtime and by morning, there was no visible sign of the cracking on his lips at all! I really didn't expect any treatment of this type to be quite so effective. The only drawback was that my son wasn't able to use this cream easily at school and continue to get the full benefits throughout the day. (For 'health and safety reasons', I expect, his school classed this as a 'medicine' and it had to be left in the office and asked for at break times, rather than being kept to hand in his bag. Sounds daft to me, particularly as he was allowed to take in a tube of Lipsyl instead and keep this with him.)

          After witnessing the speedy results that Blistex had with my son's dry lips, I decided that it had to be worth a try for my recurrent cold sores, even though the packaging only states that this is suitable for occasional cold sores. As this cost me just £2.25 from Lloyds Pharmacy, which is around half the cost of Zovirax, for example, I wasn't expecting miracles - all the more so because I find the expensive cold sore treatments on the market to be pretty ineffective - but was just hoping for a little relief.

          I found that this cream does sting a little bit when applied to cracked lips or to an active cold sore, particularly when it's at that nasty stage when the sore has crusted and cracked. After an uncomfortable couple of seconds, that stinging is soon overtaken by a surprisingly pleasant minty tingle. As this is applied on the lips, I can also smell a mild minty scent too which is much more pleasant than the taste and smell of other medicated cold sore treatments. Once the tingling starts, this stuff really does feel quite pleasant and helps to soothe the irritation surprisingly effectively and for a considerable length of time. The cream penetrates the skin quite quickly and doesn't need to be rubbed in particularly as it is gradually absorbed into the lips, although it does leave a greasy coating behind. I prefer this as I find rubbing cracked lips or an active cold sore can be quite painful and I am also worried about spreading the cold sore virus to other parts of my mouth, however vigilant I am about hand washing. With this cream, I try to apply as little as possible and leave it to absorb naturally with as little contact as possible. The only difficulty in application is that the cream has a tendency to snake out of its tube like silly string!

          The tube recommends that this is reapplied every hour but I've found that I don't actually need it apply it so frequently to feel its effects. In fact, the cream does such a good job of soothing my sores that I often forget to reapply as often as I intend to because I'm no longer being bothered by a painful, cracking sore. I tend to apply every couple of hours. As well as providing instant relief, I found that the cream had a significant improvement on my cold sores, with the effects being particularly noticeable overnight. The sore seems much less prominent in the morning after using Blistex throughout the evening before and, despite not actually claiming to do so, I've found that this stuff does actually speed up the healing process and reduces the amount of time that the cold sore is visible and painful for.

          The Blistex does actually live up to its claims of providing soothing relief to sore, dry lips and painful cold sores too and, in my experience, actually exceeds them. I would certainly recommend that anybody who suffers from cold sores gives this stuff a try. It's a cheap option and also keeps lips comfortable and smooth so there is really nothing to lose. It's currently on offer at Lloyds and can be picked up for just £1.50 so well worth having a tube in. I'm certainly going to be stocking up!

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            25.11.2010 16:45
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            A great product I can't believe I hadn't used before

            ==Blistex Relief Cream - Healing==


            I have always suffered with dry and cracked lips and it is a constant battle to try and keep them looking half way decent. I saw this when I was in the chemist next door to work and it was on a half price offer which was one of the main reasons I was so drawn to it.

            The cream was usually priced at around the £3 mark and the offer price meant I paid less than £1.50p as I also had a 10% professional discount. Not only did the low price attract me but the fact that this product seemed like just the thing I needed for my dry and cracking lips. On the front of the outer packaging it states that it is a healing balm which gives medicated relief for occasional cold sores, cracked, chapped and sore lips.

            The cream itself is housed within an outer cardboard box which is pretty large but this is more for giving all the necessary information about the product and keeping it protected. The tube inside the box is a rather small one and holds a mere 5grams of the product. It doesn't look like a lip balm or a lip stick at all as it is in a metal type of tube with a screw cap and a pointed dispenser.

            The cream comes out as soon as the lid is screwed off and this gives me the impression that the little tube is filled to bursting (which is a good thing!). The product itself is a light yellow/cream colour and has a mild smell to it which is not overly bad but does have a slight menthol aroma to it although this doesn't come across as overly medicated.

            The product I find is easiest to apply with the use of the fingertips. A small amount of the Blistex Healing needs to be squeezed onto a finger tip and then this in turn needs to be applied to the lips. I have found that a tiny bit of the product is really all you need as a little does go a long way.

            The product felt rather cooling on my lips at first and I have to say that I did get instant relief from using it. The menthol type aroma seemed to have a cooling affect on my lips and this felt nice. The feel of my rough lips after a good half hour or so of the product being used was very good and I couldn't believe how much better in appearance they looked too.

            My cracked and dry lips felt sop much better after a few days of continual use with application 2 or 3 times per day. I have nearly come to the end of this tube now and I will most certainly be buying another seeing as how my lips are always far worse in the winter months and invariably too cracked and dry to wear lipstick. With using this product in the day it leaves my lips crack free and comfortable to wear a bold lipstick in the evening without it looking horrible!

            Thank you Blistex for this product which truly does Heal - a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation!

            Many thanks for taking the time to read.

            I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.

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              09.10.2010 23:56
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              Brilliant lip soothing cream.

              This is an absolute must for me in the colder months. I am guaranteed to get sore chapped lips, but funnily (touch wood) I never get coldsores.

              This little tube of wonder cream works miracles on sore lips and I have been using it for about 7 years or so.

              It costs around £1.89 - £2.50 (ish) depending on where you buy it, I bought a tube today in B&M Bargains and £1.89 is the price I paid.

              You get a cardboard carton which gives all the details about the cream and the tube itself is a metal type tube, shaped like a mini toothpaste tube and has a red lid. It comes in a 5g tube.

              Blistex (formerly Blisteze) is a medicated cream for the quick relief of sore lips and occasional coldsores. It comes out of the tube a pale cream coloured cream with a decent consistancy. You only need a small amount as it spreads in really well. When you first squeeze the tube, you will probably notice a few liquid droplets, then the cream will follow. A word of warning..... Don't squeeze to hard as the cream will keep on coming out for ages!!

              It has a very minty menthol scent to it, which smells very much like a lot of the plumping lipglosses available now, my lips feel very tingly upon first putting it on, which is not unpleasant in the slightlest. It feels like it's healing my lips immediatly and they feel softer and less likely to crack as soon as it's applied.
              This leaves a nice glossy sheen on your lips, so can be used instead of your usual gloss.

              This relief cream contains ~
              Strong ammonia solution 0.100% w/w
              Aromatic ammonia solution 6.040% w/w
              Liquefied phenol 0.494% w/w
              As well as many other ingredients.

              The pack also has brail writing which is a brilliant thing to have allowing blind people to find this product more easily.

              When the tube is running low, I bend the middle or roll it up and sometimes this causes the tube to split, allowing cream to escape from the sides!!! This isn't great when it's in your bag, so I wouldn't advise doing this, but if you must, wrap the tube in tissue or something first!

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              11.07.2010 22:56
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              Lipsmacking good

              I've used Blistex cream periodically since I was a teenager, lots and lots of years ago, even through its baffling brief name change to Blisteze and back again. It remains my go to product if my lips become sore or dry.

              You'll find this little gem in almost every chemist, supermarket, costing around the £2.55 mark (at that price in Tesco at the moment) and often smaller grocery stores too. It comes in a small box which is extended to create a mount that enables it to be hung from a 'hook'. The box has a picture of a nice pair of healthy lips, the name of the product, and all the usual info. The packaging uses trademark red white and blue colouring and states that it is medicated.

              This product is supposed to be good for use on cold sores; it doesn't claim to help shorten their life span just make it more comfortable when they are there. Luckily I've never suffered with cold sores so can't vouch for this aspect of the product personall. The instructions on the box are to initially apply every hour at first symptoms.

              My lips don't chap often, however in the summer months I'm plagued by hay fever. If the allergic reaction is strong my lips swell up and itch around the margins, often to the point where they sting, burn and I sometimes get tiny little cuts in the skin (like small paper cuts). You can't see anything obvious but it is annoying and can be painful. That is when I rush off to get my Blistex... (after overdosing on my anti-histamine tablets). My skin is also quite sensitive to lanolin products, and Blistex does contain modified lanolin which apparently my body has decided is ok.

              The tube is very small containing 5g of product; I was surprised that this is actually over 2g more in weight than my favourite (Gale Hayman) lip lift bullet. The nozzle is narrow and produces a thin line of soft ivory coloured cream. I find that you don't even have to squeeze for the first half dozen or so times of use, as the slightest pressure exerted during normal handling of the tube makes it squirt out quite alarmingly. Indeed you have to get the little red screw cap back on quickly, or you find yourselves with enough cream to moisturize your whole face. Once the tube is about a third empty this tendency disappears. Unless you make the mistake of holding the tube between your teeth whilst ferreting in your bag for your phone, then you are quite likely to find most of the contents of the tube on the floor or over your phone.

              On application there is a fresh tingling sensation, and an instant feeling of comfort. I find that I only need to re-apply it a few times over the course of a few hours and my lips are back to normal.

              Blistex relief cream does have an aroma but I can't quite put my finger on it. I find it very pleasant; it sort of hits me at the back of my nose and has an almost menthol hint about it. It does contain peppermint oil so that could account for the fresh menthol type smell. There is no real taste to the balm, apart from a mild fresh tingle to the tongue if you should run it over your lips shortly after application.

              Although this does moisturise very effectively I would not use it as a *balm* as it sinks into the lips and does not have any barrier effect to prevent further moisture loss. When using an affordable balm I also like the Blistex stick balms amongst a few others, as they have a good moisturising action, and leave a barely noticeable protective coating on your lips which keep moisture in. Lots of other 'stick' balms in the same price bracket have a purely barrier effect which relies on the re-hydrating capabilities of your own body which they simply lock in.

              One thing that makes me reconsider using this as a quick, easy to find and reasonably priced option is that I have been unable to find out whether they test on animals. Blistex does not appear either on PETAs list of companies that do or don't test on animals.

              Blistex relief cream is a cheap and effective treatment for sore lips which can be obtained easily even in more remote areas. This is important to me as I cannot drive and I don't want to pay a fortune in bus fares to look for something effective in a bigger town, or wait until I can do a large shop from one of the supermarkets who do home deliveries. Being able to get hold of this in my local chemist two miles away is a big plus point, as the only other lip moisturising products or balms you will find here are Lypsil and Chapstick, both of which I find pretty useless once your lips have become ouchy.

              Ingredients
              Aromatic ammonia solution B.P. 6.04%, strong ammonia solution B.P. 0.10%, liquefied phenol B.P. 0.494% Also Contains: White soft paraffin, modified lanolin, sorbitan palmitate, polysorbate 40, peppermint oil, sodium saccharin, ethanol 96%, racemic camphor, cineole, purified water.

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                Minty relief for sore lips

                My daughter developed a small dry patch on the edge of her lip, and at first I wasn't too concerned. Over the next day or two it seemed to develop into a little spot like blemish and looked a little swollen, so I took her to our local walk-in centre.

                At the walk-in center we spoke to a lovely nurse who said it was in fact a cold sore. She explained to us what a cold sore was, how they begin and what treatment. She said that since it had developed in to the 'spot' stage there was very little we could do about it other than keep it clean and moisturised. She asked what we had been using on it, which at the time was just a little dab of vaseline. She recommended that we try Blistex Lip Relief Cream which cost £1.99 and is available from most chemists and supermarkets.

                We nipped next door to the pharmacy and bought a tube, which is really tiny at only 5g so I thought that I'd be back for more pretty quickly as it seemed so small. I didn't need to worry thought as a little goes a very long way.

                The style of the tube reminds me a little of a tube of really small toothpaste, with a little red lid. When you open the tube, just be careful not to squeeze too hard, as the cream still oozes out after you stop squeezing. It is a little fiddly, but this is the only down side to the product.

                It has a really nice minty smell which hit me as soon as I opened the tube. The cream contains peppermint oil which give a really zingy feel when you apply it to your lips. It is a little strange at first but you can really feel it getting to work. It also needs to be applied once every hour for the best results.

                It isn't just for cold sores, it can be used on chapped and dry lips, or when you feel you need a little TLC when the weather starts drying out your lips.

                When treating cold sores, it's best to use this at the first 'tingle', just before one pops up as this will help to shorten the duration the cold sore will last.

                After a few days my daughters cold sore was gone. I was really impressed with this cream. I've never suffered from a cold sore myself, but I know how painful chapped lips can be, so the relief this cream offers is a godsend.

                I'll definitely be buying this again and without a doubt it will be on my 'winter essentials' list this year for sure.

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                14.06.2010 18:07
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                Fantastic rescue cream, and all round lip conditioner

                The whole Blistex range seems to be a godsend! I tried this for the first time when I was at school and I haven't looked back.
                Everytime I get the slightest whiff of cracked lips, this will sort them out in no time at all and, if you contiune to use it afterwards, will keep your lips in tip-top condition.
                I always carry a lip salve in my bag as I hate to have dry lips, especially in the summer. I love medicated lip salves that make your lips tingle about 5 seconds after you put them on, and this one is no exception.
                I know a lot of my friends who suffer from cold sores used this to get rid of them - I've recommended it to so many people, and I don't think I'll stop recommending it.
                The only (small) criticism I would have is that sometimes the tube is a little unruly - I squirt a little bit out, and then I can't seem to stop the flow. I've lost count of the amount of times, I've ended up with a whole finger of relief cream, so there can be a bit of wastage.

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                21.05.2010 22:29
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                Heals chapped lips - just be careful!

                I am a big fan of Blistex, they've never let me down. I am obsessed with their Soothing Splash, really just because how, well , soothing it is to apply!
                This seems to be one of their most popular products in my eyes, so I bought this both for curiosity and I was suffering from the first signs of dry,cracked lips. And no one wants that for summer time, right?

                The first thing I realised was the waste of packaging ( just like the rest of their products - Blistex doesn't really do much help for the environmental side of things ). For a tiny 5g ( ridiculously hopeless , but I'll go to that later ) tube it just seems too much cos really it's just a big picture of lips... ?

                On the tube it claims it is a '' medicated cream for quick relief of occasional cold sores, cracked, chapped and sore lips '' so thought this was perfect for me. The actual cream is a yellow-white colour so you must be careful when applying, a compact mirror may be essential here so you rub every bit of it in. This is why I like the Soothing Splash better for applying because it is like a clear liquid and you don't have to worry about rubbing it in.

                I want to get onto the subject of the actual tube now. AHHHHHHH I can't believe how bloody FRUSTRATING it is! It's the WORST TUBE EVER MADE BY MANKIND. EVER. So maybe that is an overreaction but I'm just trying to get a point across that this tube is awful. You give the most delicate pressure on to get the amount of cream you need and then all of a sudden have the contents of the tube start pouring out uncontrollably so you try to jam the lid on to fix this but then it makes a mess of the inside of the lid. It really is ridiculous, and I don't say all this about a tube usually but it seems such a waste of the cream ( and wipes getting it all off where you tried to wipe it ). I suggest Blistex think about a better design of tube because looking at previous reviews this seems to be a problem with the majority of them. And I suggest other people to keep the packaging in the box if possible and be extra careful when carrying it around.

                Though, on the plus side by applying this often it did help my lips and they didn't feel as dry as before, and the chapped effect was no longer a problem. I think I'll just stick to Vaseline and Blistex Soothing Splash for now though. Sorry Blistex, but the tube is so bad I'm knocking off two stars.

                I bought this for £2.19 in Boots.

                Hope my review helped you.
                - Megasaur

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                01.05.2010 16:15
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                i just love this product!

                i suffer VERY badly with coldsores, after one heals i get another...all year round :(

                i tried several different cold sore creams such as zovirax and compeed, i even went to holland and barrett to see if there were any tablets i could take and there were, but i was still getting them badly. my mum went to morocco and brought back a remedy that was meant to be really good for coldsores, suffice to say that didnt work either!

                i was getting really down and in the end decided the best thing to was to leave them alone and soon enough they would clear up. until one day i was out with my mum and felt one breaking out and i just knew it was going to be huge! so we took a trip to superdrug and i spotted blistex (formally blisteze...which my nana swore by)

                priced at just under £2 i thought it was a bit expensive for what you got (a 5ml tube) but i have to say it was the best £2 i have ever spent in my life! inside the cardboard packaging is a white tube with a red screw on lid. a bit like a teenie weenie toothpaste tube!! inside the tube is a creamy coloured..well i suppose cream, its quite thick but easy enough to rub onto your lips. it is also designed for cracked and chapped lips. the cream does have a minty flavour and does make your lips tingle slightly.

                **results**

                well after using the cream for a week or so (just to make sure i had gotten rid of the cold sore) it had completely gone and has yet to return (touch wood)

                do i reccommend this product?
                YES!

                it is theee best cold sore cream i have ever used! i carry it around in my handbag in the part where a mobile is suppose to go otherwise it may get squashed and the you have to be like lightening taking the lid off and getting it back on as it comes out of the tube on its own. i know this because i have squeezed it on the sides in a moment of excitement!

                do be warned that a little does go a long way

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              Lip service from the cream formerly known as Blisteze /