Dry lips plague me from approximately October through April. I’m constantly looking for new products to use on my lips to at the very least keep them from cracking and at the most, keep them soft and moisturized all winter long. Drugstore brands generally don’t do the trick save for the moisturizing ChapStick brand and even then I’m not always satisfied.
Cue this wonderful product from The Body Shop. It may be part of an apparent men’s line but considering all that means is it doesn’t smell like a flower or fruit, I don’t know why that would stop me. One day, all products will be created equal and it won’t matter who uses what as long as it does what you want. But now is not the time for rants about the unnecessarily gendered marketing of lip balm.
This stuff is amazing. Like with most balms, I find I have to apply it several times a day for it to do its thing. But the results are amazing. Even in late October when Chicago isn’t as cold as I know it can be, my lips have been drying out way too easily. Bumps and cracks were threatening to make days miserable. This stuff stopped that in its tracks. At first, it just seemed to hold any dryness from getting any worse. After a few hours, it started to make things better. Once it did, though- whoa. I don’t know that I would use drugstore lip balm again.
It works great under lipstick, too! I like applying a layer of this before I put on lipstick to keep things a little softer. I’ve found it helps my lipstick last a little longer, too.
Admittedly, this stuff is a bit expensive for lip conditioner but definitely worth it in the long run. I can definitely justify spending a little bit more on a product like this if it means not having cracked and painful lips all winter.
What are some of your favorite lip products?