View Full Version : ISO good lip balm...

12-14-2009, 02:43 PM
I normally wear lipstick, and my lips remain relatively soft. I had a few days off a few weeks ago and didn't wear makeup during the time. At the same time, I had a cold and was doing some mouth breathing. I have ended up with sore, chapped, peeling lips.

I've been using cocoa butter on them with minimal luck. Any suggestions for a healing balm that works?


mary jo

12-14-2009, 02:55 PM
My daughter uses Vitamin E - she punctures a hole in the capsule and just applies it to her lips.

Peeling lips are such a pain!!!

12-14-2009, 03:51 PM
I've been using Burt's Bees. My son was using Burt's Bees but recently tried Yes to Carrots. He gets cracking and bleeding lips during football season -- before it really gets cold and dry here, just from playing trombone so much. So far, I think that one is his favorite.

12-14-2009, 03:59 PM
I second the recc for Burt's Bees. There are several different ones I like. They also make a colored balm/gloss combo that I have worn in place of lipstick.

DH is a fanatic for "Soft-Lips" because it goes on clear, but isn't too glossy, is soft (not waxy), and does the job even in harsh, outside contitions. And the tube is small so it goes easily in a pocket.

12-14-2009, 04:10 PM
Cherry Chapstick

12-14-2009, 04:24 PM
I like Smith's Rosebud Salve which I apply religiously every night at bedtime. I see now they have tubes, I might need to get some of those.

Love to Run
12-14-2009, 04:34 PM
My all-time favorite is Blistex Herbal Answer. Not too many stores carry it but it is worth searching for.


12-14-2009, 05:13 PM
Badger Balm is my all time favorite.


12-14-2009, 07:20 PM
My DD, who has very dry skin and lips, swears by Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick.


12-14-2009, 08:48 PM
I really like Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lip Soother (http://www.neutrogena.com/econsumer/ntg/productdetail.browse?segment=women&catId=2&subCatId=6&productId=342&target=/products/cosmetics/moistureshine-lip-soother.jsp)
It's a
dermatologist-developed, conditioning gloss that couples the healing benefits of a lip balm with the high-shine of your favorite lip gloss, plus broad-spectrum SPF protection.
Keeps my lips nice and soft and I love that it has SPF protection.

Another is Sonia Kashuk Hydrating Lip Balm also with an SPF factor and also a soft tint gloss that keeps lips nice and soft.

Cafe Latte
12-14-2009, 09:02 PM
I don't use a lot of balm, but I like Banana Boat SPF 45 that I bought this past summer at Target.


Vaseline also works fine.

12-14-2009, 09:02 PM
Carmex in the squeezy-tube is my go-to year round.



12-14-2009, 10:59 PM
Aquaphor is really good.

12-15-2009, 06:56 AM
I love eco lips- i use the bee free every night before bed and before walking the dog- its soft and works great. I also love their spf for golf and everday use. I've tried just about every lip balm out there trying to find one that works, tastes ok, and lasts- some of them go squirrely in the tube after a few weeks and eco lips is absolutely the best-

I see that they also have a medicated one that might be great for your chapped lips.




12-15-2009, 07:06 AM
I can't be without Chapstick Overnight Treatment Lip Balm. I have found nothing else that keeps my lips as moist as it does. Without it, my lips are dry and cracking and I feel miserable. For me, it works even better that Burt's Bees, which was the best thing I'd found previously. FWIW, Target is the only place I have found it.

12-15-2009, 08:05 AM
I like Aveeno Essential Moisture. It goes on soft, not waxy.