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Lypsyl is the go-to brand for a chap-stick. This is their original moisturising lip balm stick.
The good thing about these little sticks is that you shove them in your bag, your pocket, whatever. The down side is you end up losing the damned things, or dropping them somewhere that you can't get them back from. And then you've got to buy another one.
These are soft and gentle on your lips - and really do soothe chapped lips. My lips get chapped a lot in the winter because my own skin hates me, and I have very sensitive skin/a lot of skin allergies, so I have to be careful with the products that I use. I've never had any reactions to Lypsyl, but, that said, if you have skin problems I would try it on your hand or something first because the very last thing that you want is your lips swelling up.
The primary base for most lip balms is petroleum, and this is no different. So, just don't throw it into the fire, and you'll be fine. Not the gentlest of chemicals, and I don't recommend eating the stuff (which some of my school friends used to do - yeuch!) but overall it's not going to do you much harm.
You can usually pick these up from chemists and supermarkets, either in a multipack or in individual chap-sticks - for just a couple of quid. If you've ever suffered in the winter from chapped lips, you'll know just how much of a life saver these little sticks can be.
All of my life I've suffered with dry and sore lips. Could this be due to too much kissing I hear you ask? Seriously, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have to use Vaseline or Lipsyl.
As an every day, and night, lip lubricant Vaseline is my first choice but when it comes to the cold English winter time I do like to keep a Lipsyl Original stick in my pocket for when I go out in the cold, especially when walking my dog. I do apply lip moisturiser before going out but sometimes it’s good to top this up while I'm out, especially when the weather is bitter and so drying to both skin and lips.
Lipsyl Original is ideal for these times.
It is so handy to carry around and it stays so nice and clean with the top staying firmly in place.
As for the feel of it? Well, texture wise it’s quite thick and a perhaps just a little on the greasy side. I don’t mind this as I cannot stand having dry lips. But I don’t think it feels as nice as Vaseline, or at least not to me.
I think it is a great product for protecting the lips in cold weather and it is very soothing but not quite as good as an everyday moisturiser. Well, it IS good but, in my opinion, there are other moisturisers that are just that little bit better in the way that they feel when applied to one’s lips.
I think the taste isn't too strong and have no problem on that score.
Lipsyl Original is readily available from chemists and supermarkets as well as on-line retailers.
I usually pay around the £2 mark for one of these sticks.
I am reviwing Lypsyl original .
I have always seemed to have suffered with dry chapped lips ,this never seem to get better but my lips are greatly improved when I use a lip salve . I have tried numerous different salves , these include Tesco lipsalve ,salves from the £1 shop and from Home Bargains .
I have tried a few more expensive ones in little glass pots but the only salve that really helps my lips is the Lypsyl original lypsalve.Even other varieties of Lypsyl are not as good as this original blue one .
Lypsyl original contains aloe vera and vitamin E and comes in the familiar blue lipstick like container .
The tube contains 4.3g of salve .
To apply this salve just screw up like a lipstick and apply like a lippy.
The salve itself is opaque and has no smell to it ,it has a nice creamy consistency and glides on my lips without pulling at their delicate tissue
The salve goes on my lips easily and smoothly and instantly calms any burning and dry lips .My lips are soon eased when I apply this salve . In my own opinion I need to reapply about every 2 hours , I will also apply more Lypsyl after drinking and eating food as some off the product will lost.
I also apply salve at bedtime as I think I must breathe through my mouth in my sleep ,because I always wake up with very dry lips ,so applying this product at bedtime actually helps me.
Lypsyl also make other salves including Peach, Strawberry, Lemon, Cherry and Mint, there is also a medicated one to treat coldsores. They seem to cater for all there .
But I only ever use the original after finding it works ,why should I change?
The only downside I will mention is that the little blue lid is easily dropped and will always roll under my sofa ,my fault not theirs , I wont take a star off for my clumsiness .
It is resonably priced from around £1,20 ,and lasts a long time.
There are a pack of three on Amazon for £5.99 at the time of writing .
I always keep one Lypsyl in my handbag and one on my bedside table at home ,there's even one by my pencil pot while i'm typing this.
WOULD I RECCOMEND**********
I would reccomend Lypsyl original to all , it really does smooth away those awful chapped lips ,which we all get from time to time
I am giving this product 5 stars
Thanks for reading my review .........
I don't realy like flavoured lipbalm as I happen to dislike most of the flavours they tend to come in (namely watermelon) and so usually buy unscented, unflavoured products such as this. I usually interchange between using vaseline and this lipbalm, having both in my bag, but vaseline is usually a lot messier and so its much more convenient to use Lypsyl.
Application is very easy, you simply twist the bottom of the blue tube it comes in and more of the balm is pushed up. I'm always careful not to twist too much as then sometimes the balm bar can snap, or you can get a mushiness around the edge from when you pop back on the lid. The product is flavourless although there is a quite generic, almost waxless taste to it that I like because it is very neutral and means I won't be constantly licking my lips like I do with flavoured lip balms. You apply the balm in the same way you would a lipstick so its very easy and quick to do.
What I like about this product is that I can apply it very quickly so if I have left the house and its colder than I expected, I can just quickly a pply a layer and it is quickly absorbed into my lips. It gives immediate relief to any chapped-ness I may be experiecing, which is especially good for me as I tend to suffer from my lips peeling in the winter months and attempt to prevent this. It makes my lips feel nice and soft which is great especially when the weather is a little harsher. I've also noticed that it prevent me from grinding my teeth against my lips, which I tend to do when they are cracked, as I am conscious not to remove the balm so its also good for me personally for that reason.
Although the balm itself is white and quite thick, once it has been applied it is not visible. Even when I am over-generous in my application it still absorbs quickly and cannot be seen. It doesn't give my lips any shine like some other lips balms do, but I am willing to not get this for the sake of all the other benefits it does grant me.
The shape and size of Lypsil means that it can easily be carried around, even just in your pocket. Its very convenient in both use and to carry. Although the tube isblue, the product is neither overly mascluine or feminine so I think either sex can be comfortable carrying and using the product. It cost me around £1.50 from Boots and came incased in a plastic mold against a cardboard backing which is very plain and tells exactly what the product does. This is very easy to remove and the tube itself is also often encased in a further plastic wrapping to protect it.
I would recommend this product as it does exactly what it claims to. It is effective at both moisturising and softening the lips, as well as giving relief when your lips are sore and chapped. The price is very reasonable and the protect is very convenient. The size makes it discreet and easy to carry. A must have, particularly in the winter months.
I've been using Lypsyl for years and although I have tried other lip balms this has remained my favourite. The varieties have been updated and sadly they no longer make my favourite Mint version so I have started using 'The Original' one.
The Lypsyl is in cardboard backed plastic packaging like a toothbrush. The cardboard is perforated making it easy to get into your Lypsyl. All the information about the product is on the back of the packaging so once you have opened it and discarded it you no longer have it to refer to. It tells you that the Lypsyl contains Vitamin E and Aloe Vera to moisturise your lips and stop them drying out. The ingredients are also listed.
The plastic stick has a small lid which is easy to take on and off. The product is easy to apply like a lipstick, you just turn the bottom to move more product to the top.
I've always suffered from dry lips which gets worse in the winter months. To avoid them getting so dry that they crack I apply Lypsyl every morning and night and I find that most of the year this is enough to keep them moisturised all day. When I've tried other brands I find I have to apply them far more regularly and even then the results aren't as good.
This Lypsyl contains SPF 15 to protect your lips against the sun. This is a great added benefit for summer months.
Price and availability
This product isn't as widely available as it used to be. I bought my last one in Lloyds chemist as I had been looking for my favourite mint variety but had been unable to find it anywhere and so when I saw the original one I thought it was better than nothing. It cost me £1.09 which I think is great value for this excellent product.
Would I recommend?
Yes, this Lypsyl keeps my lips in excellent condition. They are soft and smooth which makes it easy to apply lipstick to them if I want.
When I was a child I used to get cracked lips quite often in the winter months. My nanny used to buy me Lypsyl and it worked very well when I was a child.
I still suffer regularly from cracked lips, so I'm always searching for good lip balm products to use to heal my lips. I decided to go back and try Lypsyl again to see if it would be as effective as it was.
Pros and Cons
None, in my opinion this product does its job perfectly
I think Lypsyl is a great product and that Lypsyl works well for me.
I normally only have to apply Lypsyl once a day, I do that right after brushing my teeth so that the water does not wash it off. Once I've applied Lypsyl it takes about half an hour after that I cant even notice it my lips. The only time that I might re apply it is if I have been talking a lot in my job or sometimes the rain can wash it off but this would happen rarely.
After using Lypsyl normally it takes about 1 - 4 days after that my lips are healthy and back to normal, in the winter months I do stick to applying it once a day just so that the cold does not get to my lips and I find that by doing this my lips are normally healthy.
One of the great things about Lypsyl is that it's so small and discreet and this makes it suitable for both men and women. If you are a man like me you can keep it hidden and nobody will know that you are wearing any lip balm if you just apply it in the bathroom.
Price and Availability
I really like Lypsyl and always have a tube on me. I recommend it to you and it should work as well for you as it works for me.
Lypsyl Original - £1 from a number of stockists
I have tried this product in the past and have found the scent / flavour to be very sickly. I think that this product can be very sickly, and the grainy feel to the product does not help this.
The product is easy to apply but does feel very nasty on your lips.
The product is available in a wide variety of flavours including:
Cherry blossom as well as
I have tried it in strawberry before (and possibly mint also) and again found it to be very grainy feeling, as well as rather sickly which I did put down to the flavour last time. However after trying this in original have decided that it must be the formula just doesn't agree with me.
I can't comment on the efficacy of the product as it had to be wiped of almost immediately as it was such a sickly horrid feeling on my lips. It wasn't sticky though so it wouldn't get hair stuck in it. You couldn't really see it on the original flavour either so i imagine good for men - but the product really had no other redeeming qualities in my eyes.
It's a shame really as the product is so easily available, and the packaging is very tough, and easy to use.
WHAT IS IT?
A unscented and unflavoured lip balm from Lypsyl.
A blue tube with pull of lid and twist section at the bottom to allow you to twist the balm stick up and down. It's a very basic tube but original looking and stands out on the shelf as being what most people consider to be the original of all lip balms in the UK. The packaging is good because it is unisex and this is the reason I buy it as my husband uses lip balm but doesn't like to carry anything that is designed to be on the feminine side.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
I like flavoured lip balm but this is very effective when my lips are starting to chap and sometimes does a better job than my flavoured or tinted balms. It has the consistency of a solid Vaseline and is very smooth to apply to my lips, the stick is quite fragile so I make sure I don't twist it up too much because I don't want it to break. There's no taste apart from a waxy flavour and that's the only smell too, there's nothing bad about it but it feels more like an everyday item instead of something I like to pamper myself with like my Clinique and Soap & Glory lip balms.
It makes my lips feel very soft and is an effective barrier against cold weather and other external forces that could affect my lips. It protects when my lips are in good condition but because I don't use it very often my other lip balms will sometimes not be as effective as I'd like and then I use the Lypsyl Original to help soothe any soreness on my lips and remove any chapped skin or cold weather lines that have developed.
It absorbs into my lips quickly and doesn't leave any visible sign that you're wearing it as long as you don't use too much, this is good because again it makes it more attractive to men who need to use a lip balm. It's not greasy but leaves my lips feeling a tiny bit slippery after I've used the balm, this is a good feeling because it makes my lips feel smooth and healthy but I have to wait for longer than usual to apply lipstick over this Lypsyl lip balm so it's not as good as a primer as I thought it would be.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
I use a lip balm or lip salve product on a near-daily basis to keep my lips smoothened and moisturised, mainly as I find the delicate skin on my lips can become chapped and broken very easily. The weather (either hot or cold!), air conditioning and central heating are just an example of the things that can really play havoc with the condition of my skin, and my lips in particular need to be moisturised thoroughly to compensate for this a little.
I own a variety of lip balm products as it is the type of product that I use so often. I tend to discard the lip balm once it has been opened for a month or so, and replace it with a new one. For this reason, I will often 'stock up' on any bargains that I see when out and about.
I was presented with the perfect opportunity recently whilst browsing in a local independent pharmacy. The shop in question had a sale on at the time, and I took full advantage of some of the cut-price products on offer. I ended up buying two little sticks called the "Original Lip Moisturiser Balm" from the well known "Lypsyl" range of lip balms and lip care items. The little sticks were reduced to only 99 pence each, offering an excellent value for money price. I believe that the normal price for the sticks was £2 each.
I have seen the Lypsyl Original Moisturiser Balm on sale in a variety of retailers such as pharmacies and supermarkets, so I believe it is widely available to buy. If you prefer to purchase online, you will find them on Amazon (www.amazon.co.uk) with prices starting from £0.99 plus P&P or from eBay (www.eBay.co.uk) with prices at around £3 including postage costs. (Info correct as @ July 2012).
The packaging for the Lypsyl is on a par with most other lip balm products that I use regularly. Comprising of a little cylindrical tube or 'stick' made of robust blue plastic, there is a little 'wheel' situated at the bottom which can be rotated easily to slide the solid 'stick' of product out of the plastic housing. This allows the tip of the solid balm to be applied to the lips and it can easily be replaced into the tube by turning the little 'wheel' in the opposite direction.
The consistency of the Lypsyl product is quite smooth and I have found no crystallised particles or unpleasant grit-like bits within the clear-coloured balm when it is applied to the lips, which is something I have found can be the case from time to time with cheaply-branded alternatives. This is something that I find extremely annoying as not only does it take something from the pleasant feeling of having smoothened lips, but I find such particles can be unsightly and their appearance can ruin the overall effect of smooth and shiny, moisturised lips.
There is little or no effort required with applying the product to the lips. I find it is a quick and easy process, and a small 'slick' of product is more than sufficient to provide full moisturisation to my dry lips.
A noticeable aroma is present during the application process, and this remains whilst the product is being worn. I could quite understand if the aroma/taste of the product was off-putting to some, as it feels quite 'perfumed' whilst it is being worn and there is a definite sweetness detected. For me however, I don't find it to be too overpowering or intrusive, and it's not something that would prevent me from repurchasing the product again.
The results achieved from the Lypsyl are on a par with most other lip salves that I will regularly purchase; lips are provided with full moisturisation and are therefore free from any unsightly rough or dry patches. The delicate lip skin is no longer easily cracked or aggravated by the elements or from indoor heating/airing devices and it feels more 'guarded' against such damage, thanks to the 'slicked' feeling left behind after use. Furthermore, I find that the effects are relatively long-lasting, and even if I happen to skip a day of use with the product, the skin on my lips will usually remain fully moisturised until the following day.
There is nothing 'sticky' or overly 'heavy' to be found in this product's consistency and texture, and my lips don't feel unpleasant whilst it is being worn. I prefer using 'lighter' products on my lips rather than slathering them in Vaseline or lip gloss products that feel unpleasantly sticky to me. The Lypsyl Original Moisturiser fit's the bill perfectly thanks to its pleasant consistency. I have found too that if I want to remove the product, it lifts off easily with a cotton wool pad or facial wipe, without much rubbing or cleansing being required. Even a light paper handkerchief will effectively remove the product from the lips, such is its light texture.
The product is completely clear, so is versatile enough to fit in with any make-up scheme or complexion. Whilst other balms and glosses offer a little 'tint' to the lips, the Lypsyl Original Moisturiser Balm's clear slick is not necessarily a negative point as I find it is entirely suitable for any occasion and is unobtrusive when co-ordinating with other cosmetics and make-up being worn at the same time.
Overall, I was pleased with the results achieved from the Lypsyl Moisturiser Balm and have already repurchased some more of the discounted sticks for myself. I have nothing negative to report about the product's effectiveness or its ability to carry out its intended purpose. For this reason, I feel that top marks are appropriate in the product rating score.
My partner knows how much I am constantly moisturising my lips and how many tubs, tubes, glosses and sticks of all varieties of lip moisturisers I leave all around the place. He went to Devon recently and said he was bringing me back a present and when he did he gave me this teeny stick of lypsyl. (I know what your all thinking, I should break up with him then and there for this so called gift! But it was all in jest haha!)
I am sure he paid no more than a £1 for this, and it is quite small coming in at a 4.3g tube. It is in deep blue packaging, and has a base at the bottom which when twisted, makes the lypsyl rise out the tube so able to be applied directly to the lips.
I was very disappointed with this product, and I think my partner was too as I think he thought I would actually appreciate it! It is a white, solid substance, much thicker than vaseline but when applied to the lips it has no colour and leaves no shine. It feels quite harsh and dry, and for some reason just seemed to crumble and fall apart when I rubbed it against my lips (my lips aren't that harsh or rough I promise! Or maybe my partner was trying to tell me something when he bought me this lol) and did not really moisturise them at all. It did not soothe or soften my lips or leave them feeling nourished at all, but seemed to do the opposite! I tried to be patient and continue using it, but after numerous attempts it still left my lips dry afterwards and I gave up and went back to using my tub of vaseline.
I really wouldn't recommend this item at all, which is weird as my mum swears by it, and literally it is the only thing that comes near her lips except the occasional dab of lipstick if she's on her way out. However for me, it just didn't agree. If you are able to have microscopic vision and actually read the tube there is a claim it contains aloe vera and vitamin E but this seems to me a load of nonsense as it cannot be smelt or felt in anyway from this product.
So sadly its only 1 star from me, but I feel even this is too generous.
I have a massive collection of lip balms and moisturising lip glosses, as I cannot leave the house without one in my handbag. When I'm working or out somewhere, I will reapply as much as every hour to make sure I don't get chapped lips, as for me, that is something I really don't want to worry about. I have had very bad chapped lips before in the winter and it took so long to get them back to normal, that I don't ever want to go there again. So I have gained quite a collection as every time I'm in Boots, or somewhere that has a cosmetics section, I'm looking at all the new lip balms. Recently, I was out in the town centre, when I realised I had swapped my bags over and didn't have my favourite lip balm with me. After searching throughout the whole of my bag, I couldn't find one single lip balm. Disappointed in myself for forgetting, I purchased a Lypsyl Original tube, to keep me going throughout the day. I have to say, the thing that attracted me most to this was the price. It was £0.90 for the tube. The packaging is bright blue and has the Lypsyl Logo on the front, it is a tube where you twist the bottom to push more of the product up and can be purchased from many different places such as Boots, Wilkinson and Superdrug, as well as online.
Advantages & Effects - One huge advantage was the price. I love when I can get a good product for under a pound, and because I have so many lip balms and I would be swapping them around all the time I knew I would get long term use out of this product, alongside my others. I like the texture of this balm when it's on my lips. It feels silky, but not at all greasy which is a massive plus. I don't like to feel like my lips are coated in oily product especially during the more windy winter months as I find my hair sticks to things that are more oily and I end up dragging the coated ends of my hair halfway across my face and smearing product everywhere! But anyway, Lypsyl is a well-known product which to my knowledge has been around for a fairly long time. So when I bought the product I was expecting good things. And it did deliver in the moisturising stakes. I loved the way my lips felt when I didn't have any on, just after it had been doing it's magic. They were really soft and felt like they had been thoroughly moisturised. I also like that I can apply this before putting on lipstick etc, and it makes the lipstick look much more creamy and not dry out my lips.
Disadvantages - However, when using this product, I did come across some issues, which I will have to take into consideration when thinking about purchasing this product again. Firstly, I was put off by the quite powerful scent of this balm. It smells very reminiscent of talcum powder, with that sickly perfume smell. Personally I didn't like this aspect, because I think it is quite overpowering, and when I apply the product to my lips, then accidently lick them, I can taste bitterness, which is caused by the perfume of the product. This might not be the case for some people, as they might be used to strongly scented lip products, but I prefer mine to be more neutral. Also, I found this product to be very firm, so it is sometimes hard to get any onto my lips, and I find myself rubbing it over them about 5 times, before I feel like there has been enough applied. Usually, I find that it helps to roll the tube between my warm hands, to heat the product before applying it.
Overall Thoughts - Personally, I wouldn't buy this product again, because although I liked the effect it had on my lips and how versatile it could be, I really didn't like the perfume. I find it too overpowering, so maybe in future I would go for another Lypsyl product, but something with a different scent. Lypsyl make a range of balms, so I could try one with a Strawberry scent, which might be more pleasant for me. However, all in all, for the quality of the product, the price is a bargain.
Winter really plays havoc with my skin and I have something called winter dry skin which causes my skin to become ultra-dry and itchy and can actually be painful with the itching causing me to scratch so much that I bleed. I keep it under control with using emollient creams on a daily basis. The skin on my face is another matter and whilst I can usually keep my facial skin ok my lips really become sore and chapped.
I had to buy lypsyl a few weeks ago as my lips were really dry and cracked and the shop had nothing else. I haven't used lypsyl in years because I think there are other better products out there but I was desperate so I had to bite the bullet and just buy it.
The best thing about it as far as I am concerned is that it was really cheap and only cost me £1.09 which I thought was a really good price.
The balm comes in a stick which does make it much easier to use and more hygienic than one you have to spread on with your fingers. I'm not sure what the ingredients are in lypsyl but it feels like some sort of thick bees wax. I do know though that it also contains vitamin E and Aloe Vera. When you first glide it on your lips it immediately does offer relief from the pain of the dryness and cracked lips and it does feel like it is protecting them from further damage.
The problem that I have with lypsyl is that it doesn't ever feel like it is actually penetrating the skin and helping to heal the dryness and instead is only helping to mask it. The formulation just sort of sits on the top of the skin and is really bad for coming off meaning that to get any relief you need to keep reapplying it.
After using it for a couple of days I had to invest in some carmex as the lypsyl just wasn't helping to get rid of the dryness.
I think that for the price it would be excellent for people who just want something for the occasional dry lip but for people who have serious dryness and chapping I honestly believe that the oney would be better spent elsewhere on something that will actually help to heal the dryness and chapping instead of just masking it.
At this time of year I think we are all a little susceptible to chapped lips. Lypsyl is a well known brand when it comes to lip balms and they produce a wide range of different lip care products in various flavours. Original Lypsyl is the lip balm I use quite regularly, although I do use other flavours and even brands.
Original Lypsyl comes in a fairly simple royal blue cylindrical casing. To the base of this is a dial in the same colour, this allows you to adjust the position of the product for use - a bit like a lipstick. To the other end is a simple cap which is removed easily for application and protects the end of the Lypsyl when not in use.
The balm itself feels slightly greasy on my lips, although this is good as it creates a protective barrier against the elements. It doesn't give me the look of someone wearing lipstick, as it doesn't glimmer in the light, an important consideration when you are a man! The lip balm is easy to apply and lasts a number of hours. When I have cracked lips I apply Lypsyl Original and it soon makes my lips feel better and they sting a lot less. The Original variety has an Aloe Vera scent to it and although this quite subtle it is still present and calming. I try to avoid the fruity scents, such as strawberry as they can be quite girly.
The effects on my lips is that I am left feeling a lot happier. Cracked lips are left nourished and healthy, and protection from further damage is prevented. Costing around £2 for the 4.2g lip balm is very reasonable and the stick lasts for a very long time indeed. I have to replace these roughly every year, so I get a lot of use from each one. Overall I would recommend the Lypsyl Original Lip Balm to anyone suffering from cracked or chapped lips - especially men!
Like a lot of people I suffer with dry lips whenever the weather changes as does my husband which means this year has been dreadful for having dry lips. We end up with loads of different lypsyls lying around our house, my husband prefers a plain lypsyl but I like to buy something with flavour and smell.
In the range you can buy original, cherry blossom and strawberry and you can even buy them with a tint to them too which is great for people who wear make up all the time and don't like to have bare lips. One of these lypsyls will cost you about £1.50 if you go somewhere like Boots but you can always pick them up in chemists for around £1 where you will find stands holding loads of them.
The current lypsyl I am using is the original a my Cherry one has run out, the original doesn't really have a smell to it which I find strange for a lypsyl, when you buy a lypsyl it is covered in a plastic wrapping which is sealed around the top so you know that it hasn't been tampered with which I think is a good idea as there are some very strange characters around that like to cause harm with tampering. The product is in a blue plastic cylinder with a top which pushes on and has a blue dial at the bottom to allow you to move the product up inside the tube, you get 4g of product in each tube. The wrapper is very plain which could be to do with the fact that there is hardly any room on it, there is the lypsyl logo in white, a warning not to use if the seal is broken and some address information.
When you remove the lids the smells of nothing really but if i had to describe it I would say candle wax and you find that the product inside is a creamy white. The product is very easy to use and simply needs to be applied across the lips like you would apply lipstick just obviously you don't need to blot it. I love this product in flavours but not the original as if you lick your lips you get a greqasy feeling in your mouth and no taste although it certainly does moisturise your lips. I would reommend lypsyl but my recommendation would be for the flavoured version rather than the original.
Lypsyl has been going for years - and rightly so! THis product is a must have old fave and every girl who suffers from dry lips in summer and chapped lips for the cold in winter should at least give Lypsyl a go. THere are many varieties of Lypsyl but the original is still the best and because its clear, it wont interfere with your normal make up. THis product can be used by men because it is clear too. You get many many applications our of one stick of Lypsyl and so it will last at least a few months (depending on how often you need to use it). I would advice people thought that using lipbalm a lot can have an 'addictive' reaction on your lips and so the more you use it the more you'll need to use it to stop your lips drying out without it. I would also say that this stick is quite difficult to open at first as the wrapping is fiddly to open with it being celophane.