As it’s approaching that time of year when my lips start to really get chapped, I’m hunting for a new lip balm.
I need one that sinks into my lips and doesn’t leave a waxy residue on my lips. (I have band practice and little flecks of lip balm in the mouthpiece is really disgusting.) A nice flavor would be nice too, though not required.
I have been using Chapstick’s moisturizing balm, but it stings when I put it on and has started leaving the residue on my lips. Yuck.
the merry hempsters ‘hip trip for lips’- it’s all natural and all that good stuff, not heavy at all, and keeps my lips soft and non-peeling. i use the ‘natural’ or non-flavor version but they also have minty ones, citrus ones and i think vanilla too. i’ve only seen them at natural food stores though, and only one in my area has them so i have to stock up!
Liquids (water preferably, but anything with water in it will do). Applied internally. As long as you’re hydrated, your lips won’t dry out. I haven’t had chapped lips since I tossed away the Chap-Stik and went to liquid a couple of decades ago.
I don’t know, I think that wind and cold on wet lips is what causes my chapped lips, because I always get chapped lips during marching band season.
Not that I don’t need to drink more water anyway, so I’ll try that.
But thanks for all the suggestions. I’ve seen some of the Blistex here, so I’ll probably check that out. I really don’t know if there is a health food store around here. I’ve heard some other really good things about Burt’s Bees, so maybe I’ll send my mother out on a hunt.
I took a look at this site last night. I don’t know if it’s intended as a joke, but if it is, it’s an awfully sick one. :mad:
As for my favorite, it’s Carmex in the tube. The stuff in the jar is too messy for me. When I was in Navy boot camp, however, we got this brand designed for the troops in Desert Storm. It worked pretty well, and it didn’t melt. I don’t remember the name of the brand.
getting the same results as some of you.
to me it's just the same as Chapstick, which is a little
like Blistex, which is like straight-up Vaseline, which is
like lard ...all this stuff is, is grease, fancy grease.
One could just as well use bear fat..
I’ve been addicted to lip balm since 7th grade, and I have plenty of experiance. SoftLips tastes great and is one of my favorites, but it doesn’t tend to stay on for a long time.
Blistex, Chapstik, and Burt’s Bees are just too goopy for me.
My most favorite of all? I really like Bonne Bell LipBurst. It comes in great flavors (fresh peach is my favorite, but they’re all yummy) and adds a hint of glossiness to your lips. And it has vitamin e and aloe - even after the gloss wears off, your lips still feel soft and moisturized. And I’ve had a few guys tell me it’s very kissable.
Slight aside, and agreement that marching band is horrible on the lips…
I’m not really sure what that site is intended as, but while not even comparable to other addictions in its effects, lip balm addiction can be a problem.
After all, at one time or another, I’ve spent my last $1.50 on lip balm instead of food, I’ve panicked because I was separated from my lip balm, I’ve gotten strange comments due to the fact that I cannot eat without at least 3-4 applications of lip balm…
Yes, I know it’s not comparable to a real addiction, but I am trying to kick the lip balm habit.
I like the hemp ones, they seem to work the best. But I also like the one made by Ice Drops mouth fresheners- they are tiny but have the same amount of stuff as larger sizes, and they fit in your pocket easier without having that nasty twisting thing at the bottom that pushes the stick into the cap. I HATE that.