The most amazing lip balm you will ever own.

I have tried many lip balms throughout my life. Name a brand and I have probably used it at some point.

I go through phases of having really dry lips. For a period of time, my lips will be fine, but then something will trigger my lips to become really dry. And when they become dry, I tend to lick them a bit more, meaning they get worse.

Oh, you vicious cycle, you.

The brands* I have tried before have worked in most part. Eventually my lips have returned to normal and all was well again.

But I have found the most amazing lip balm. It deals with the dry, chappiness like that *snaps fingers*.

No more giving it a few days of licking lips and constantly applying lip balm until your lips return to normal.

This magical lip balm is Clarins HydraQuench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm.



I first found some of this Clarins lip balm in my possession thanks to Man Piece’s mother who works for Shiseido. She gave me a couple of little test tubes of it and I started using them.

At first I just thought of them as another kind of lip balm. But, oh no, this lip balm is so much more.

Over the Christmas period I was out in the sun a lot and one day I found that my lips had actually gotten a little bit burnt. Ouch!

I pulled out the Clarins lip balm and applied some. By the time I woke up the next morning, my lips were back to normal.

Amazing stuff, eh? LIQUID GOLD.

So I decided to pick some more up when at duty free over New Year’s. Best. Decision. Ever.

It comes in a 15ml tube and, although that doesn’t sound like much, it will last a long time.

The only downside is that I paid $27AU for it duty free. So it will probably be more than $30 anywhere else. Probably something I will only ever pick up duty free, just so I can get that slight discount.

Do you think I could get away with rubbing it all over my face?

I also hear pawpaw ointment is pretty good too? I have never tried it though. Something about putting “ointment” on my lips seems weird. Also, it doesn’t seem to be that popular in New Zealand. Or even available.

*Lip balms I have tried include Nivea, Blistex, Smackers, bees wax ones, cupcake flavoured ones, skull milkshake flavoured ones (?? don’t even ask) and M&Ms. The M&M ones are actually pretty good, but have a very strong smell and taste to them – my sister from another mister picked them up from the M&Ms store in NYC. Werd. There are probably many more that I have tried too, but when they didn’t work for me, they were gone burgers fairly quickly.