I've always been struggling with chapped lips and have always been looking for a good lip balm.
As you can see, I tried all of these lip balms over time. I have ONE FAVOURITE at the moment and I think I'm going to stick with it for a long long time because it is that good. But let's take a look at each of them first, shall we?
1. VASELINE Intensive Care
We all know Vaseline. It's probably the most talk-about lip balm out there. Every time I get a lip balm, I always get Vaseline because I don't know how other lip balms would work on me. After using this one here for a while, I wanted to switch to a stick form lip balm. At one point, it got really hot in Kuching and the Vaseline was always in my bag..and it melted to almost a watery texture which got really messy and I didn't like it. I went to find the stick form but no where to be found. Also after time, I started disliking the oily texture it left on my lips. It felt too slippery and yeah, not a fan.
2. PALMER'S Cocoa Butter Formula
So I got this one instead! My boyfriend recommended it to me because he used it before and said it's pretty good. And yes, it tasted of cocoa and butter which was nice! I started using it for a couple of days and it was fine. But in less than a week, my lips felt drier and started to chap again. I thought maybe I was just lacking of water. But nope, that wasn't it. It was definitely the lip balm. This happened to me before with a another lip balm and I knew instantly it happened again (for the second time) because of this lip balm right here. It differs - when my boyfriend used it, it worked well on him. But I guess there's some ingredient in the lip balm that didn't go well with my lips.
The condition of my lips were bad. It's not your typical chapped drying lips. My lips actually felt really really dry and the texture of my lips was like sand paper, I kid you not. You don't feel any smoothness nor skin peeling off anymore. It just turned to sand paper, that's how bad my lips had gotten. And then I knew that my lips are actually sensitive. Oh my eyes too - recently I went to the doctor because my right eye was swelling and it was because of this eyeshadow I was using. I didn't know I was this sensitive.
3. MENTHOLATUM Lipbalm
This was like my last resort. If this didn't work, I don't know what would. Well there is Vaseline but I really don't want oily lips. My lips were like sand paper and I was just praying that this lip balm would cure it. And it did after a week or so - I was so glad! It does have that minty taste to it (which I'm not too fond of) but I got over it because my lips needed this. And I had gotten used to the minty feeling after a while. It's hydrating and it doesn't leave this shiny look nor oily feeling on your lips. It's just nice. The one you're seeing in the picture is my second purchase actually. I really really like it and highly recommend it to everyone, especially you gals and guys out there who have really sensitive lips like I do.
I apply whenever my lips feel dry. Since I rinse my mouth (most of the time) after I have a meal, I apply the lip balm 3 - 5 times a day? It depends. Also, whenever I'm going out where I'm going to use a lipstick, I apply it beforehand.
So yeah, I guess you guys can figure it out by now. My FAVOURITE LIP BALM is the MENTHOLATUM's. It's such a good lip balm. I hope this helps for anyone who is still in search for a good lip balm or just wants to try a different product for their lips. It's the holidays so Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. Have fun and be safe, everyone!