Monday, June 4, 2012

Lip Balms!

Or Chap sticks as everyone calls them...even though it's a brand name & blah blah blah. I use them interchangeably. One thing most girls I meet, even if they're not into beauty/makeup, always have are chap sticks. Millions of them with all the brands out there. Here's my stash:
  • Live Laugh & Bath: Monkey Farts. Love the name. No SPF =( Mostly use just at night before bed.
  • Aquafina Flavor Splash: Strawberry Again, no SPF. This was a freebie from a friend when I was without lip balm. I love the smaller tubes, great for my itty bitty top lip =)
  • Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Another gift. I would not buy ever again. Peppermint can be drying/irrating.
  • Chap Stick: classic SPF of 4 which is a no go for outside. This one stays inside or I use it at work
  • Neutrogena Norwegian Formula SPF 15 which is what The American Cancer Society recommends. 
  • Blistex Deep Renewal SPF 15 - Yay! 
  • Maybelline Baby Lips: Pink Punch Highest SPF of them all (20) but just don't like it. The pink is too bright for my taste   




Neutrogena & Deep Renewal!
BDR is the only lip balm I repurchase. Usually they cost $1.97 but sometimes you can get 2 for that price =)



What To Buy:
petroleum: best moisturizer
atleast SPF 15: sun can damage lips too!

What To Avoid:
menthol
camphor (Carmex)
phenol
any balm advertised as medicated
These ingredients can all lead to over drying & more application. A bad cycle. These baddies also take away the protective barrier on your lip...leading to more chapping!


I hope this was informative about a product we all use! 





2 comments:

  1. waooo!! I only have one :(
    xx

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  2. I love burts bees honey lip balm :)

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