I change almost every skincare product depending on the time of year. For example, I would set aside my thicker facial creams that tend to be more greasy for a lighter moisturiser in summer. However, there is one skincare product that I use all year round and that is a good quality lip balm. I have been on the hunt for one that soothes dry chapped lips in the winter and protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays in summer. A good all-rounder.
Due to it's oily consistency, I am not a lover of Vaseline and write this with about 8 unopened pots in my drawer (All received as part of presents!). I find that the oily/greasy texture doesn't really moisturise my lips and so I tried out other lip balms that were more 'solid', something like bees wax.
The kind people at Lypsyl sent me this little trio last week to try out and I can honestly say that they have worked wonders on my lips in that hot, humid weather! At £1.50 a pop, Lypsyl lip balms are cheaper than other 'top' brands. At that price, why wouldn't we give it a go? I especially like how the product comes in a screw up tube, I'm a bit of germ freak when it comes to using your finger to put lip balm from a pot!
The flavours in the trio are strawberry polka dot, cherry blossom and original. My favourite out of the three is the original flavour as I love the fresh scent of aloe vera, I actually used the strawberry one in my early teens at school and when I opened the packet it was a bit like deja vu! I love it when something takes you back in time. I have no idea why I swapped Lypsyl for it's more expensive counterparts though, I guess it kind of disappeared from the shelves? Either that or I overlooked it for some strange reason because I did like it when I used it all those years ago.
The cherry Blossom and Strawberry flavours are tinted however, I didn't notice much colour on my lips after I applied the product. This doesn't bother me as I would rather a normal, non-tinted lip balm! If you are looking for a balm that soothes and hydrates lips, lasts well and is great value for money, stick to the original Lypsyl! It will certainly be making its way into my holiday beauty case, that SPF 15 could come in handy in the 30 degree heat...
Lypsyl is available in the larger supermarkets like Asda, Sainsbury's and Tesco or you can purchase packs of three on Amazon
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