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Blistex, The Company
Blistex was founded in 1947 as a small family run company. They specialise in lip care products and are based in Oak Brook, Illinois. There official website is www.blistex.com.
Blistex Soothing Splash is described as roller ball moisturiser. It has Jojoba, aloe vera and menthol in the ingredients. The product comes in a silver tube, with a screw on lid and silver roller ball inside. The writing on the outside is red and blue. It says on the outside that it is recyclable and the product once opened will last 12 months. It is found with the lip balms in the shops.
I am a huge fan of lip balms and moisturisers so when looking for my monthly supply which consists of my usual go to lip balm and a new one to try I picked up this one. When I got home I liked the packaging, I thought it looked quite funky. When opening the Soothing Splash, the roller ball looked good and moved well and looked like it would be a good product.
When I first used the product it had a refreshing feel and my lips felt moisturised. Once applied it gives a slight sheen to the lips and absorbed reasonably well. There was a slight layer still left which after about 15 minutes started to go a little sticky and then another five minutes or so started to go dry. This seemed to me to be very strange. I had to keep replying the product to feel what benefit it had for such little time. After a few hours though I had to give up, it just didn't seem worth it. I think the only positive I found was the fragrance.
I can tell you that I am very disappointed with this product. I have tried other Blistex products and they have been great but I can personally say I won't be buying this one again. I think for the price it is certainly not worth the money paid for it either.
Price and Availability
It is available on the internet and most high street stores. It is priced at around £2.59.
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I seem to have constantly dry lips, which I put down to a combination of the weather in Glasgow and working in an air-conditioned office. I have a few go-to products that I use on a very regular basis but do like to have a change from time to time. I was buying my usual Blistex lip cream in Boots and noticed that they had a 2 for £3 offer on Blistex products so took the opportunity to try out the Soothing Splash liquid moisturiser. I usually pay around £2/3 for one lip balm so thought this was a very reasonable price for two.
The packaging for the 'lip splash' is very typical for a lip balm - a small plastic tube which is a light grey/silvery colour with Blistex brand name printed on the side and a screw on lid. The big difference with this lip balm is with the applicator which can be seen once the lid is removed. Instead of having a plastic surface or stick of balm there is a small metallic ball in the end of the tube - about half of which is exposed. In applying the lip balm you roll this ball across your lips which spreads across a thin layer. This novel applicator is definitely my favourite aspect of the lip splash as it is very cooling and instantly soothing.
The product itself is quite different from other lip balms that I have used as it is much thinner and almost watery. The smell is also quite unique - it is very fresh and slightly minty which is pleasant. Because it is so thin and watery it spreads very evenly and you don't get a lot of excess or any greasy, sticky residue left over on your lips. The downside is that it absorbs/dries out very quickly and can leave my lips feeling a bit tight, rather than the indulged soft feeling I expect from a lip balm - and not feeling moisturised at all. I tried out this balm for a few days but unfortunately had to give up on it early on as my lips were missing out on their usual comfort and moisturiser so I couldn't really comment on whether or not the longer lasting effects are any better.
I think that the lip splash feels lovely to apply and is immediately soothing to dry, sore lips but unfortunately the effects seemed very short lasting so I quickly returned to my usual lip cream.
I very rarely suffer with sore or chapped lips as I have several Lypsyls or little tins of Vaseline scattered around in the car, various handbags or coat pockets. I think I've got into the habit of applying these balms especially in the winter months, but they really act as a barrier, helping prevent lip problems. After a particularly nasty cold just after christmas I felt that my lips were much drier than usual and looking red around the edges. This wasn't helped by the fact that they were so dry I couldn't seem to stop myself from licking them, especially when stood in the school yard in the freezing cold, waiting to pick my eldest up. Add to that the annoyance that my winter coat now has a hole in the pocket and my Lypsyl is now rolling around free in the lining. By the end of the week my lips looked like something from a horror film and were driving me around the bend.
I finally made time to pop into my local Boots chemist, with a mental list of great lip repair products to try after reading loads of reviews (it seems everyone was having the same problem as me!) but unfortunately, our branch is a little on the small side so my choice was rather limited. The only product that looked advanced enough to repair my lips was the Blistex Soothing Splash costing £2.35 for 4ml. This seemed a little expensive for such a small tube, but I was looking forward to some relief.
The tube is usually packaged in a cardboard sleeve, but as the shop has problems with shoplifters, the product had already been removed. I took the empty box to the counter and the cashier offered to throw it away after it had been scanned, so I can't comment on that packaging.
The tube itself is in a metallic grey plastic and is a bit shorter than a Lypsyl tube. The top screws on which is good, it won't come off easily in your pocket/ bag. The rest of the tube tells us again what the product is and give us the Blistex address, advises us to only keep the product for 12 months and warns that it is a choking hazard and is not to be used on under 3's. Underneath the screw cap is a metal rollerball which you use to apply the liquid.
The tube is slightly opaque, so when under the right light, you can see how much product is left. I've been using this for four weeks, at least once an hour the first week, but now generally two or three times a day and I've used about a tenth of it, so will probably lose it before it's finished!
The liquid is very runny, so easy to apply and feels greasy on the lips. When I rub my lips together to smooth the liquid it spreads well and I can easily cover both lips with one quick application. I started off applying generously, but it just collects in the corners of your mouth and you wipe it away which is a waste. The minty smell is very distinct as soon as you remove the lid, so very strong when on the lips. It does give an instant cooling sensation and it does give your lips a little tingle, which isn't really unpleasant, but not great when applying outside in the cold! The liquid does absorb, but there is a slight greasy feel to my lips which lasts me for about 10 minutes or so, if I resist the urge to lick it off! If I do lick it though, the taste is slightly minty and quite sweet, which just encourages me to lick it more. The sheen on my lips is subtle and the greasiness isn't enough to make my hair stick to it which is a bonus.
I did find the product immediately soothing and my lips had improved after just a couple of days. Although, about ten minutes after application I feel the product starts to dry out and my lips feel a little tight and warm. They are smooth to the touch though. I am still using this, but mainly as it's in my coat pocket when I do the school run. When I remember to take my handbag I favour the original chapstick my friend recommended, I prefer it as it has no taste so I have no urge to lick my lips.
I don't feel that I can recommend it fully, I wouldn't buy it again because of the price and the unpleasant drying sensation. The Chapstick I now have cost under a pound, makes my lips lovely and soft and doesn't make me want to lick my lips.
==Blistex Soothing Splash Liquid Moisturiser For Lips==
I am always in the market for a lip product that is going to get rid of my forever dry and unappealing lips which is why I have literally a draw full of half used lip balms (to go along with my half used mascaras) which are probably in need of throwing out.
This Blistex soothing splash Liquid moisturiser is a product ii purchased last year and found it to be a really good one for, literally as it says, soothing and moisturising dry lips, especially in the winter.
I purchased this one from my local Boots, which is a small store so it makes me think that this product is widely available, and paid a little under the £3 price range for it. This is about the right price for a product such as this and I really wouldn't want to pay any more for one.
The product seemed different to all the other lip balms on the shelves because of the fact that the application area of the balm is made from a silver roller ball. This roller ball nt only allows the liquid moisturiser to be applied easily but also works to cool down your lips with the cold smooth metal of the ball.
The lid which allows you to use the roller ball is a screw cap which maintains the cleanliness of the applicator well and is easily removed and replaced. The tube is not very big and only contains 4 ml of the liquid product inside however this has seemed to last me a good amount of time with sporadic use.
A few rolls over each lips is all you need for a good amount of the product to be applied. The Blistex is a clear light liquid that glides over the lips with ease and take a little while to soak in so protects your lips as well. The liquid feels very sleek on the lips and not in the least sticky or creamy.
After using the product, my lips feel so much better if they were sore or irritated and it really does do a good job of cooling them done and hydrating them again. It is gentle enough to use when the lips are really sore and works at bringing them back to kissable perfection. The light liquid works hard at giving the lips the right amount of moisture whilst still feeling as though you are not coating them in lard.
All in all I have to say that this has got to be one of the best things to use when you have painfully sore or chapped lips. It really does what it says on the tin and soothes the lips to the fullest. Although I don't use it all the time for my dry lips, it is especially handy for the winter time when I tend to lick my lips a lot in the cold winter air and thus get red hot lips that need cooling down.
It is a top product of mine for the lips and I would have to give it a 5 out of 5 star rating and an exceptionally high recommendation!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.