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Posted: 10/2/2012 5:48:18 PM
My lips are so dry and have a burning feeling. Can you recommend a good lip balm. I already use Burt's Bees.

Thanks.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:00:34 PM
I bought some Nivea the other day and I really like it. I think it was called Nivea Smoothing. it's very soft and doesn't feel thick like chapstick or others


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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:00:56 PM
I am never without lip balm. I don't like burts bees; it's too dry. I like Blistex Complete Moisture which doesn't have menthol or camphor so it just protects without tingling or drying. Blistex five star is also good, Blistex daily conditioning treatment (DCT), and Blistex simple and sensitive, all good.

I am a big fan of Blistex, obvs.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:06:33 PM
I love Fresh Sugar. I started using it when the clear was the only option, but now they have about half a dozen tints - they look dark but go on with just a hint of color.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:08:51 PM
I like the nivea as well.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:11:15 PM
I'm a blistex fan, too. But I like the regular old original cream.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:12:43 PM
The Burt's Bees moisturizing type is better than the regular one. I just started using it a couple of week's ago!


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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:14:18 PM
I like the original Chapstick and always have a tube in my bathroom drawer, a kitchen drawer and in my purse and at least 2 on hand to replace them when they're used up.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:26:16 PM
I love this one from Sephora. If my lips are sensitive and burning, the last thing I want is cherry or mint on top--ouch! This one is very silky and soft and soothing.

Sephora Super Nourishing Lip Balm





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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:26:47 PM
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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:34:03 PM
I have a lip balm addiction...bad!! My favorite is Baby Lips by Maybelline, but I also like the Carmex with Vanilla.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:40:54 PM
Vaseline for lips is what I use every night.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 8:15:13 PM
I also just started using the Fresh Sugar and that stuff is amazing! It is on the pricey side but really healed my chapped lips quickly.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 8:22:42 PM
I'm an anachronism--I've used Bonne Bell Lipsmackers for years at night before bed and I keep some in my office drawer too. I'm putting on some now as a matter of fact.

During the day, I use Clinique Butter Shine Lipstick in Delovely. It's very sheer, very emollient but not goopy or sticky and the case looks like bamboo-tres chic.

My lips almost never get chapped because I'm obsessive about putting stuff on them.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 8:24:33 PM
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Posted: 10/2/2012 8:57:07 PM
I usually use Burt's Pomegranate but if they feel really bad I use Aquaphor at night.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 9:09:20 PM
I love the lip balms by EOS...they are in a little ball/egg shaped container.



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Posted: 10/2/2012 9:12:57 PM
The new stuff from Philosophy is amazing!! I just bought 2 more so I would have one for the car and one for work. My dh keeps stealing mine. It's called Kiss me Tonight. The review says it is shea and mango butter. I have blown through one. I'm not easily sold on lip products. They will make a tester for you-that is how I tried it. Good luck.



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Posted: 10/2/2012 9:41:22 PM
Thanks everyone for your suggestions!

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Posted: 10/2/2012 9:55:37 PM
I love Fresh Sugar. I started using it when the clear was the only option, but now they have about half a dozen tints - they look dark but go on with just a hint of color.



I like them too. That's the free birthday gift from Sephora right now. It stays on all day and has SPF 15 in it.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 9:58:40 PM
I just read today about using Aquaphor on your lips. I didn't have any, but did find a tube of CeraVe which is another good lotion and they feel great so far!!!
They've been burning all day!!!

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Posted: 10/2/2012 10:00:39 PM
The Moody Bee makes THE BEST lip balm.

But they are in Canada. You gotta google them and then order from them

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Posted: 10/2/2012 10:01:40 PM
EOS. Best stuff on the planet for dry lips.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 10:02:38 PM
Lucas Papaw. It's good for everything! But I doubt you can get it there, I'm pretty sure it's an Australian product.

I've also got a Nivea Essential Care stick that it very smooth and soothing.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 10:48:40 PM
Vicks Vapor Rub.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 11:16:21 PM
Fresh Sugar is the absolute best pricey but amaaazing!!!


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Posted: 10/3/2012 1:27:43 AM
The Peas are better than any women's magazine, for sure. I would have difficulty getting some of these where I live, but am going to try the Clinique-- thanks. My favourite has not been mentioned yet- La Mer the lip balm (in a tub ). A little pricey but worth it for sure.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 1:57:00 AM
I have post menopausal skin that is super dry, and I used to live in Chicago where the winters would make my dry lips unbearable.

I discovered Murad Lip Protection. I now get it at Sephora. I used to have a clear kind, but Sephora only carries the Energizing Pomegranate kind. It is very light pink in the tube, but it really doesn't change your lip color.

As for lip color, I am in love with Clinique's Chubby Sticks. They're more moisturizing than a lip stick and have more coverage than a lip gloss. Since using these, my lips aren't nearly as dry as they used to be. I also love Clinique's lip glosses because they're not sticky and give your lips a nice tint.

Sometimes when my lips are very dry, I will put the Murad on top of Clinique's Chubby Stick.

When my lips are extremely dry, I do use Carmex. It does help with peeling, chapped lips.

I tried the Philosophy lip cream, but it wasn't moisturizing enough. My skin is extremely dry, though. In the winter, I have to use Bobbi Brown's face essential oil under my moisturizer because my skin gets so flaky. At night, I use Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair serum under my Clinique All About Eyes, and Khiel's Abyssine cream. For daytime, I use the Abyssine cream with SPF 23 and Estee Lauder's Idealist which gives skin a gorgeous glow without makeup.

I get tons of compliments on my skin, and no one believes I'm 35. I just take good care of my skin, and I started as a teen. I grew up at the beach and used a lot of sunblock. My grandmother had the most gorgeous wrinkle free skin, and she had lupus and was allergic to the sun. So the lack of sun damage make her skin so radiant. She was a real inspiration for me to take care of my skin.

I've read Paula Begoun's Don't Go to the Makeup Counter Without Me, and she has a great website, Cosmetic Cop. She explains why peppermint and menthol in lip balms are more drying and require you to use more of them. Her reviews on different skin care products and cosmetics are a bit harsh. I think if you find something that works for you, go for it. She is a chemist, so she knows what the different ingredients in products actually do.



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Posted: 10/3/2012 4:18:55 AM

As for lip color, I am in love with Clinique's Chubby Sticks. They're more moisturizing than a lip stick and have more coverage than a lip gloss. Since using these, my lips aren't nearly as dry as they used to be.


Same here - I love those things. That's what I have on now.

At night I use a balm from an Etsy seller - Long Winter Farm. She has a bunch of different and frequently changing scents/flavours, but my favourites are always ones with honey in the name (Orange Honey my all-time favourite).


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Posted: 10/3/2012 4:43:28 AM
I like Oriflame tender care when my lips are really really sore. Other than that, I love the l'occitane lip balm. Since I've been using the Revlon lip butters I find my lips don't often get dry, though.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:14:29 AM
At night put Vick's or Mentholatum on your lips.




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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:22:56 AM
I swear by Blistex Medicated Lip Balm.
I must have 25 tubes of it all over, home, car, office, etc.



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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:11:46 AM
Nicole in TX,

Did you let the child go to the office to call home and ask someone to bring him/her some chapstick?

Also, I can't believe you are working with everything you have mentioned. How are you feeling?

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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:33:15 AM
Best lip balm ever is By Terry, Baume de Rose.
Another one that is a little more expensive, but well worth it. A got a friend to bring me back some from Paris when she went in February and I've just hit the bottom of the jar... I've used it several times a day every day, so despite the price it lasts a long time.

Also don't ever use Vicks on the lips, in the mouth, or in the nose...it says that right on the package. It's turpentine oil...the stuff used to clean up oil paint that you avoid breathing in, camphor (same thing moth balls are made of) Eucalyptus oil (which can be fatal even in small doses when swallowed) and petroleum. If if it wasn't poisonous ...why anyone thinks that combination would fix sore lips is beyond me, it's likely to make them more sore and cracked.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:46:30 AM
Aquaphor. I have like 50 tubes all over my house and in every purse. I got them from a friend who works with cancer patients and says it was originally used to soothe their skin after chemo. Good enough for cancer patients = good enough for me!! Nothing else helps as good and fast as Aquaphor.

I'm so surprised so many of you like EOS. It's fun and smells nice, but it does nothing for my lips...like wax just sitting on top of them.




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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:51:08 AM
I use Aquaphor on new tattoos but never thought to try it on my lips. I'm going to right now...thanks for the tip.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:55:39 AM
Another vote for Fresh Sugar, but I use Rosebud Salve every night before bed. Every night.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:59:11 AM
I am a Carmex girl. Have used it for years and always go back to it when lured away from it by the pretty tubes with their claims of lip perfection. NOT a fan of the original, though. Love the Strawberry and Cherry. The Vanilla is okay as is the Lime.





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Posted: 10/3/2012 9:48:50 AM
EOS, Fresh Sugar, & Philosophy's Kiss me are my favorite lip balms at the moment.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 10:21:13 AM
I am a Carmex girl, and have been for many years. Cheap and effective.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 12:46:57 PM
I really like the "Yes to" brand, especially the mango. the carrot is also nice.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 3:26:57 PM
IMHO Lansinoh works best


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Posted: 10/3/2012 5:55:37 PM

At night put Vick's or Mentholatum on your lips.



Really? I can imagine it works, but personally it just sounds awful to me.

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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:25:54 AM
I really like "love your lips" by MyChelle. A little pricey but will last a long time.
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Posted: 10/4/2012 5:47:48 AM

Lucas Papaw. It's good for everything! But I doubt you can get it there, I'm pretty sure it's an Australian product.


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Posted: 10/4/2012 8:01:29 AM
E.O.S is great. I have them all! I also use homemade stuff and lip balms purchased from crafters. I never, ever put petroleum on my mouth--ever! That stuff is toxic!

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Posted: 10/4/2012 8:18:14 AM

I like Blistex Complete Moisture which doesn't have menthol or camphor so it just protects without tingling or drying.

Another vote for this. I do a lot of cycling, so my lips get dried out from the wind, and I keep this in my bike jersey at all times.
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