I have a bit of a weird issue when it comes to lip balms in that I tend to be able to use a lip balm for so long, then my lips get dry and sore, almost as if the lip balm is making it worse rather than better. I have used all kinds but bin them when they don’t seem to work for me anymore. Likewise if I come out in a cold sore, which I do when I am run down, I will bin whatever lip care I was using at the time….maybe an over reaction but I don’t fancy a cold sore spreading! (By the way…the one thing I would recommend again and again for cold sores is Lysine ointment…you can get it from Holland & Barrett and it really does work!)
The lip balm I am currently using is the Forever Living Aloe Sun Lips and I have been using this most days for the last couple of months and it is great. I use it every morning and night at least, when applying the rest of my skincare but also during the day if I feel I need to.
It is a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection containing Jojoba seed oil for moisturisation and aloe vera for it’s soothing action. It has more of a vaseline-type of feel to it but with a cooling mint sensation when applied.
Forever do another lip balm but I opted not to try that as it contains propylparaben but Sun Lips does not. I have mentioned before that I will favour a product that does not contain parabens over one that does due to the link with parabens and breast cancer. I’ve said before though, I am sure many products I use contain parabens, but I will reduce my exposure to them where I can.
I can recommend Sun Lips if you have dry lips especially during the winter.
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