Lip balm?

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.

What’s your favorite brand?

Hmmm. I think this winter, the brand of choice for Cranky will be Burt’s Bees. I also like Natural Ice. My husband swears by the ol’ black tube of Chapstick, though.

oh yes, burt’s bees rocks.
but…not the lifeguard one unless you dig whitish lips.

most of the ones at health stores are really nice, but can be pricey.

if you are looking for cheap and good, try Avon. you can order online, even. they range anywhere from 60 cents to 80 cents. good stuff maynard. :slight_smile:

if you want something local, blistex makes nice ones.
are you a girl? (i didn’t check, sorry). a nice one is smooth and silky (a bit too glossy for guys).

hope it helps.

I swear by Blistex Herbal Answer. Works like a charm, and it smells great, too. Kind of fruity and spicy at the same time. They always have it at the grocery store and the mega drugstores.

I prefer plain Vaseline, but I must really warn everyone of the dangers of lip balm addiction. :smiley:

lel the addicted.

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!

Can I just mention the agony of having your one-and-only lip balm go off the market? It’s a terrible thing. Luckily I stocked up, so I haven’t hit bottom yet…

Available, usually, at GNC or some health food stores.
Works great on your nose if you get a cold, too!

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. :slight_smile:

I definitly cast my vote for Burt’s Bees. Smooth, tingly, minty, soothing, refreshing…ahh! I have gone through two of the little yellow lip balms in just over a year. That’s some good stuff.

Blistex Complete Moisture is the one for me. It’s a “Surge of Moisture Lips Can Feel” says so right on the tube! :smiley:
Not to mention the pleasant lemon flavour.

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..

it’s cause you’re supposed to put it on your mouth!!!

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_smile:

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.

YMMV, perhaps.

I use DCT, aka Daily Conditioning Treatment by Blistex. I don’t need it year round but right now I need it desparately.

I woke up this morning with chapped lips and my upper lip was all swollen like I had taken a punch from the night before!

It always has worked well for me. It has a mentholatum smell to it but it’s better than Carmex, the smell of Carmex makes me want to puke.

This is surreal. Reminds me of an Onion article, “Consumer Paralyzed by Lip Balm Choices.”

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.