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.
AND IT IS AMAZING.
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.