Make sure your package says "original lip balm" on it or it isn't the one I'm reviewing.
My lips get absolutely destroyed in winter from the lack of humidity. I've used roughly a dozen lip balms and none of them come close to working as well as this one. The closest so far would have to be the Banana Boat 45 SPF UVB Aloe Vera w/ Vitamin E lip balm, but the problem with that one is it contains ingredients that degrade into free radicals when exposed to sunlight (so it has the same problem as most sunblocks on the market). The new version of this lip balm also has the same problem, since they basically decided to copy the same recipe that all the other lip balm manufacturers are using (which is a damn shame).
If my lips are several chapped I only need to apply this lip balm 2-3 times over the course of a few hours before I'm nearly back to normal. The Banana Boat balm takes over a day to get me back to normal.
Why do these companies feel the need to use ingredients that create free radicals? Shouldn't it be obvious that those chemicals shouldn't be used? It boggles my mind. There's already tons of healthy alternatives but companies still use the free radical creating chemicals which are harder to produce. I would certainly switch to a healthier lip balm if it was for sale.
She's a huge lip balm person. She announced one day she had found a new favorite, and this plain Carmex was it. But she said her current tube of the stuff was about to run out, so she needed more. However, she said she couldn't find them in stores anymore for some reason. (By the way, within a week of buying these online, we've since noticed them in stores like Walmart and Walgreens. I guess the local stores replenished their supply after we bought online.)
Anyway, as soon as they arrived, she tore into the packaging and applied the lip balm. Didn't take long for her to announce that she doesn't like it as much as the other tube she'd had when she previously decided Carmex was her new favorite. So it seems like the company has used multiple different formulas for making this product, and we unwittingly bought the version she doesn't like as much as a different version.
Ah, well. That's how it goes sometimes. Glad we only bought a 3-pack instead of a much bigger box (which I almost did, just to make sure she was well-stocked on her new favorite).
Hope you guys have better luck, ending up with the version that's made with the formula you prefer.
I heard someone mention how nice this chap stick is for chapped lips. I have tried it this winter and love it. I don't regularly use chap stick, but this kind seems to work great for healing chapped and sore lips that would have taken a long time without it. I put some on last night where my lips were chapped and they feel perfectly normal today.
I also used this chap stick on hands they had very bad cracks from washing dishes, the next morning they felt much better and the cracks were visibly better. I don't know if there is some product specifically for chapped hands, but I'll certainly be using this when I have chapped hands until I find it.
I think there is some kind of medication in this chap stick that helps the lips heal quickly and stops pain.
I absolutely love this lip balm! For a long time, Blistex and Burt's Bee were my go-to lip moisturizers, until I discovered this! This lasts longer on my lips than any other lip balms I've tried. I don't feel the need to keep reapplying throughout the day. The formulation feels waxier and thicker than the others. There's a cool, tingling sensation after application that even with the original formula, my lips look as if it has more color (and slightly plumper)! This has protected my lips through the winter and the SPF is a plus for warmer days as well!
My lips are perpetually chapped (or so it seems). I've tried other brands (Chapstick, Burt's Bees) but I find them to harsh. Chapstick in particular is so tough in texture, its seems to damage my lips when they are chapped - maybe it's better as a preventative?
This six pack was a good value compared to my local pharmacy and it's great to have one everywhere I need it - purse. office, bathroom, living room side table, etc.