chapped lips


I didn't know whether to post this under beauty or health but anyway lately (or should I say most of my adult life) I've been struggling with dry, chapped lips and am dissatisfied with lip balms. Well, I ran across this article and found it interesting and have now switched over to Burt's Bees and it seems to be working so far. 
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Jul 20, 2010 @ 09:08 pm

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I love burt's bees!

I can't really comment on the science, but it makes a certain sense: with Burt's Bees I don't experience the constant need to reapply after an hour or two. Some balms feel great for a short while but then lips feel waxy but dry at the same time.

I think any time you can use a product with fewer chemical additives it is generally a better choice :)
Jul 21, 2010 @ 08:59 am

Burt's Bees is also one of my favourites!

I remember reading that lip balm creates a barrier on our lips to seal in the moisture, but once we forget to put some on, our lips feel extra dry because our lips aren't creating their own "natural barrier" (because the lip balm has been doing all the work all along). I also can't comment on whether this is correct or not, but it makes sense to me.

Carmex is more like a healing lip balm so it has salicylic acid, phenol, and menthol, all of which are drying but help soften chapped lips. I used to use this all the time but my lips got really dry. Now I mainly use this in the winter or just whenever I need it.

Everything in moderation is probably the best when it comes to lip balms!
Jul 21, 2010 @ 03:09 pm

other lip balms

I actually bought the Burt's Bees lip balm a while ago, tried it once and didn't like it so I just put it away. Burt's Bees in my personal opinion seemed more of a waxy drier formula but when I use Carmex and Blistex which are more moisturizing, I become dependent on it and feel like I am reapplying all the time. I've become addicted to chapstick. haha. But after reading that article I pulled out my Burt's Bees and have been using it. It seems to last longer and I don't feel like I'm having to put it on every half hour. The Carmex type of stuff that contains phenol must be more drying in the long run.

Are there any other lip products you ladies find that work or maybe Burt's Bees is the best out there?
Jul 21, 2010 @ 08:37 pm

pure shea butter

I really like Aveeno, the one that comes in a little tub, not the stick. But it does feel a bit thick on the lips, so I only use it at night and the moisterizing effect lasts all night.

The other thing I've tried is Pure Shea Butter. I don't know if all shea butter is good for this but the one I have says it's good for the whole body, including the lips. I have it at work for my hands but one day, I was desparate for lip balm and I tried the shea butter. It was awesome. It didn't feel waxy or thick; it absorbed quickly into the skin and my lips felt so much better within a few minute of rubbing the stuff in.

I bought it at a craft show in Ottawa and I can't remember how much it cost. It wasn't very expensive, considering the size of it and how great it works. This is the company information:

Golden Goose Natural Products:
Jul 21, 2010 @ 09:26 pm

Less waxy lip balm suggestions

I really like SoftLip lip balms too! They're not as waxy at Burt's Bees and make my lips really soft. I've used up 3 Lip Butters from this year and I love how I can choose the scent/flavour I want. They aren't waxy, but I found that the textures aren't very consistent, with some scents, the lip balms are on the glossy/slippery side (but definitely not waxy).
Jul 22, 2010 @ 11:07 am

Burts bees all the way!

I had VERY chapped peeling lips. I tried everything I heard of from pure Vitamin E oil to Carmex, Nivea, etc. I even tried the Burts Bees chapstick but it did nothing for me. My friend bought me the burts bees lip balm that comes in a small pot. Just using the pads of my finger to apply it wasn't helping at all. I then tried scraping product off with my nail and applied it a bit more thickly to my lips and it miraculously cured my chapped lips!!! I didn't think anything would fix them but this worked! Now that they're "fixed" I only apply it when I need it, which isn't even everyday.
Aug 09, 2010 @ 02:13 pm

I love Nivea lip balm

I never tried Burts bees but Nivea lip balm really works for me. I put it on before bed and the next day my lips are not dry at all...try it
Aug 10, 2010 @ 09:43 pm


Thank you all for the feedback. I've never tried Aveeno. Pure Shea butter sounds interesting. I like SoftLip but I wish the applicator stick wasn't so skinny. I looove Nivea lotion so the lip balm might be worth trying! I've now bought three Burt's Bees lip balms in the honey, pomegranate and a peppermint cooling kind. I like the pomegranate the best because it has a slight tint of red to it. It's definitely been helping so far. I don't feel like I have to reapply all the time. I'll probably be looking for the Burt's Bees lip balm in a pot.
Aug 10, 2010 @ 11:10 pm

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