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One of the most annoying thing about winter is that I suffer from really bad chapped lips. These can get so bad they bleed and look very unsightly - something I have become quite self conscious of. When I said this to my mum, she recommended that I try Blisteze (also known as Blistex). At only around £2.50 for a small tube (which lasts a long time) I would say that this is good value for money.
The first thing I noticed is that you have to be very careful when taking it out the tube as it can come flying out really fast and then a lot can get wasted. Just apply a little pressure and it will come out. Also, after a long time of use, if you continually bend the metal tube in the same place to get the product out, the casing can crack and the product will leak out the side - again wasting the product.
However, as an actual product I would highly recommend this. I apply at night before I go to bed, so that the cream has time to soak in without being rubbed off during the day by eating and drinking etc. When you first apply it, especially if your lips are quite badly chapped, it will sting. A lot. But I feel like this shows that the product is working. However, I would highly recommend that you wash your hands after applying because if you get this near or in your eyes it is extremely painful.
After a few days of using the product I started to notice real differences. It's not a smoothing balm like other lip products but a healing cream and so works in a different way. Don't expect baby soft lips, expect healed and healthy lips instead and you will be pleased with your product.
WHAT IS IT?
Blisteze Cream is not for cosmetic use and is medicated for if you have got a cold sore or sore lips. I have not used it on a cold sore but when we went skiing last year my lips became very chapped and sore in the very cold weather and I bought a little tube to help myself feel better.
It is now called Blistex but it is the name of the product only that has changed.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
You squeeze the cream out of the tube onto your finger and then smear it across your lips so that you cover all of the skin. You can use it as often as you need to but try not to use too much because that can make the problem worse.
If you feel like you are getting the feeling of a cold sore coming then you should apply it when it first starts to tingle and Blistex say that it will help to stop the cold sore being severe.
WHAT I THINK
I was happy with Blistex and thought it helped my lips to get better faster than if I had used a lip balm that is not as medicated. The relief from my sore lips stopped quick and it took only two applications for me to start feeling better and for the redness around my lips to be reduced.
It makes my lips feel a little bit greasy but I think that is because of how medicated it is and it is sealing the moisture into my lips by having this texture. It is not unpleasant but this cream is not as nice as other lips balms and does not smell good also.
A tube of Blistex costs about £2.50 and I think that is value because even though it comes in a very small tube it lasts for a long time because you have to use such a small amount every time.
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Sadly I am faced with the cold sore virus known as herpes and without fail 2 times a year I tend to get cold sore appearing on my face with can be quite annoying. I usually get them in the change of season like in the summer/winter months.
I have use many other products before to try and moisture the lip and others even to dry it out and blisteze really seems to work for me, its not a cure but what I would say is it heals up the process of healing and can also stop symptoms spreading and getting worse across the lip.
The best thing is that blisteze really does help stop any stinging feeling on the lips and leaves them feeling soft.
I personally only use this product for cold sores but it can be used for chapped and even sunburnt lips aswell which is als handy if you are faced with any of those lip problems. Yo can buy the cream from any chemist and also shops and supermarkets.
To apply the cream squirt a small amount on the finger tip and then slowly cover the irritated area to ensure it gets a full covering of the cream to do its job.
The product comes in a tub of 5g and will cost you anything up to £3 which is not bad.
If you use the cream only to fight off a cold sore you will have extra left over incase you get any problms in the future with cold sores.
I would recommend this product to everyone as I have found it to be very good and it works for me. Good luck and why not give it a try.
I've always suffered from dry lips - no, it's worse than that, verging on a dermatological problem, in that the skin around my lips puffs and gets tight and red and dry. It is really incredibly attractive, and actually feels much worse than it looks (even). This used to happen much more when I was younger, in any stressful situation, even when I wasn't aware of feeling stressed, like long journeys for example. It is kind of a self perpetuating situation, because it hurts and looks horrible which makes you feel depressed and more stressed, especially as it tends to happen around special occasions. (Don't all clamour for a date at once.)
Anyway, as I said, it happens a lot less these days, but back in the day I used to try just about all the lip balms and salves on the market. From medicated ones to delicious Body Shop fruit flavoured concoctions - they didn't work. At least, they gave some immediate relief but didn't help actually solve the problem, and they sometimes gave me a sore throat (from licking my lips I guess) and even better (joy of joys) the greasiness caused me to get spot around my mouth. Cue another vicious circle of misery and stress. I felt like staying in with a bag over my head.
Those of you who haven't suffered from skin problems may think this is over reacting - those of you who have, won't. However, there is a happy ending, because I discovered 'Blisteze Relief Cream'. The 'Relief' say it all! I still call it Blisteze, even though it changed to Blistex some years back (I still say Opal Fruits too, yes. Don't even get me started about Marathon.) The pack was exactly as it looks above, although these days it is slightly different and the blue is a lighter shade.
Blisteze comes in a tiny metal tube, the sort that when you take the lid off it comes out in a stream and you have to scoop some onto your finger and ram the lid back on quick! It is white, and freshly minty smelling. A little bit goes a long way, and I can honestly say that this is the only lip cream, balm or salve that has ever made my lips feel better when they are on a self destructive road to nowhere (you know, metaphorically). Apply fast enough, and the problem never happens. Although it does feel slightly greasy on the lips, it has never blocked my pores in the way that other products have.
Blisteze, sorry, Blistex, now sell myriad other flavours and varieties of lip balm. All of them are soft options in comparison to this one, as far as I am concerned. They've tried to corner the gloss and shine end of the market, but should really stick to what they are good at, which basically is life-saving lip cream. The original is described as "medicated cream for quick relief of cold sores, cracked, chapped and sore lips". It does exactly that.
Available from chemists and some supermarkets - priced at £3 - £4.
I have used Blisteze for years - a year or so ago it was rebranded to Blistex, but still says Blisteze in small letters on the box.
It is nearly £3 for a small tube, but it lasts well. It has a very minty scent to it, but doesn't taste very nice if you accidentally get some in your mouth!
When applying you get a slight tingling sensation but you soon get used to it. When your lips are extremely dry and chapped, this does give instant relief, as well as helping to improve the condition in general.
It is advertised as being used for cold sores. I have never had a cold sore, but use it as an excellent reviver for dry lips. I use it all year round, but more so in the winter in the cold weather.
It goes on well under lipstick, and is very small so that it will fit into even the tiniest of handbags.
There are many things in life I dislike but only a few that I hate, one of the thing`s I hate most is chapped or dry lips. I have an awful habit of constantly licking my lips so of course when I do this out in the cold I end up with the dreaded chapped and sore lips.
There are many, many lip balms and supposed cures and preventions to this happening and although some of them help there are few that actually do what they claim. I found myself using Vaseline most of the time as prevention but if the chapped lip syndrome took bite then Vaseline done little or nothing to help repair the damage.
Finally I found the prevention and the cure all in one beautiful package. Blisteze Cream by Blistex not only prevents the drying and chapping of lips, should you forget to apply it or for some other reason end up with chapped or dry lips Blisteze cream will sooth and heal your lips in a very short time.
I found out about Blisteze cream on a visit to the chemist to see what they recommended I use for a cold sore I had picked up, the answer was Blisteze cream and it worked perfectly for the cold sore and has been keeping my lips in good shape now ever since (around 2 years). It is truly a product that can actually do what it claims it can do.
The way to apply this cream whether it be for prevention or for cure is exactly the same, make sure you have clean dry fingers, apply a pea sized amount of the cream on a finger tip and rub in till it is absorbed. There you have it your lips will be fully cared for in the simplest of fashions.
Now most great products or miracle cures come with the same problem.... The cost, well some may say at £2.50 for a 10cm long 5 g tube of cream this is no different but for me if you really want to look after your lips and remain highly kissable at all times then this product is worth every penny.
A tube lasts me a week but may well last others longer, at £2.50 a week it is easily affordable to most I would suspect and as I say most people will probably use it more sparingly then I do and therefore get longer out of it.
You will be able to locate this product in most supermarkets and probably every chemist and the price may fluctuate but in my local asda where I almost always purchase it from it is never pout of stock and always priced £2.50.
So all in all it is a product I would recommend highly to both girls and boys, I mean come on guys us girls don't want to be looking after our beautiful soft lips just to end up kissing dry chapped lips do we??
Thanks for reading.
A penetrating and soothing remedy to relieve and treat occasional cold sores and cracked and chapped lips, leaving your lips feeling soft again /