Friday, December 21, 2012
Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm
I have seen this doing the blog rounds and was pleased when I got the chance to try it out for myself as I had heard such good things about it. About this time of year I suffer from terriby dry and chapped lips. I have plenty of balms that help moisturise or create a barrier for a while, but they don't last as long as this one.
Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm is, as the name suggests, best known as a nipple balm by breast feeding mothers. It is used as a protective barrier to help when they inevitably get sore. But the balm was so good, and the news spread, that it was tried on other parts of the body too.
The texture is thick, not liquidy, more like a wax texture. People have compared it to Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, and I guess that is the closest comparison, as I can't think of anything closer. It has a similar waxy texture, but it is not as greasy as the eight hour cream. But it is thicker. doesn't get messy like the EA cream and doesn't spread. It stays put.
Many people don't like the menthol smell of EA cream, but personally I don't mind it, but the plus with this, if you don't like smells, is that it is fragrance free.
And unlike many other balms this really does feel like it treated my lips, long after it had come off too. A plus point.
It is a little on the pricey side for me and costs £11.50 you get 15ml. I got this one as a PR sample, and I would spend my own money on it, but having seen how good it works I wouldn't be using it all over my body, but limit it to areas that I really need it, especially my lips.
What do you think of it? Would you buy it? What are your failsafe tips for keeping your lips moisturised during the harsh winter months?
Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm is available from Space NK from here.
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