Product Type: Blistex Lip Care
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Blistex Lip Relief Cream Healing
Member Name: kiss_me_now9
Blistex Lip Relief Cream Healing
Advantages: Works incredibly quickly and well
Disadvantages: Can occasionally come out the tube of it's own accord, expensive outlay
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.
Summary: Fantastic, can't recommend it more!
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