It has been a while since I wrote a product review.
I have been using the Blistex Complete Moisture Lip Balm for a few months now. I came across Blistex in the early 1990's when I was working for the local drug store/ pharmacy while waiting for my exam results.
Well, I must say that I tried looking for this brand high and low and one day I saw it at Watsons but they only have one variety. The one that I am looking for is the mint flavour. Nevertheless, I grabbed it.
I had a very bad chapped lips a while ago, my lips cracked and bled. It had since improved after seeing the doctor and after applying this lip balm every few hours. I tote this around and apply on my lips regularly. I also apply it before I go to bed.
Complete Moisture is formulated with moisturising ingredients that actually penetrate into dry lips, instead of just sitting on the surface.
Good Ingredients (in my opinion) that caught my eyes :
jojoba esters, lecithin, squalene
Some not so good ingredients that I spotted in the ingredient list:
3 types of parabens & petrolatum
I love the texture of Blistex Complete Moisture. It has a very fresh lemony/citrus taste. It glides smoothly onto the lips and is able to seal in some moisture to a certain degree. It also has sunscreen i.e. oxybenzone and octinoxate.
Rating for flavour: 4/5
Rating for effectiveness: 3.5/5
However, I must warn you that this product contains 2% (w/w) of dimethicone. If you are alergic to dimethicone (a type of silicon normally used in beauty products like moisturiser, sunblock / face cream/serum), you may want to skip this product.
I am quite satisfied with this lip balm and will be on the lookout for the Mint flavour. If anyone of you spot the Mint variant, please let me know.
Thanks and have a lovely week ahead!