Product Type: Blistex Lip Care
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Winter Lip Saver
Member Name: benlepensive
Advantages: powerful remedy
Disadvantages: quite potent
Winter is well and truly upon as myself and some friends were remarking on chapped lips and the chill of the morning dew the other day. To say that I suffer from bad lips would be an understatement. My bedroom drawer is seething with lip balms, gels and treatments, most of them become started then I get bored and switch to another brand mid way through or lose them! While Vaseline remains my friend for lip recovery, Blistex used to help me in the past through very harsh winter weather. I would say Blistex is for people with real problem lips, whereas Vaseline crosses the boundaries from relief into cosmetic purposes.
Blistex might have the most awful name for a lip treatment, but the stuff does do a fine job. When I used it I was somewhat shocked by the powerful menthol aroma it unleashed on my lips. The remedy is so cooling and chilling that you actually forget about harsh winds and dry weather for a while. The cooling sensation does die down after a few minutes, but you feel discouraged from lip licking, as it does not taste too great!
A thin layer is needed here and it leaves a smooth greasy coating on the lips. I used to find re-application was needed every few hours. It did used to help with my chapped areas and stopped flaky bits coming off. I also used it on elbows and knuckles when my skin got very sore and it worked rather well here too. So the question is, Blistex or Vaseline? Vaseline has a nicer taste and is less abrasive, but I think the medicinal properties of Blistex give it an edge for colder seasons. Vaseline would win for an all year round lip balm, whereas this would be for really severe lip damage. At just over a pound for a tub, it is good value and does the job with conviction.
Summary: works well for winter
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