Sunday, April 17, 2011

Product Review: Blistex Complete Moisture Lip Balm

Dear Friends

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.

Product description:
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

My review:
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!



Michelle said...

Looks great! :) I imagine the mint variant would feel lots better. :-/

miemiemie said...

aww so sweet of you, thanks so much! following you!

Lavender said...

Hi Michelle
Yea, I hope I can get the mint one soon.

Thanks Jamie!

MissKatv said...

simple yet elegant :)
thanks for sharing!
Oh BTW, new follower here. :)

Anonymous said...

i thought i wasnt allergic to anything but had a bad reaction to this even though i can use silicone on my face (as primer). it does leave a nice tingly feeling thanks to the lemony citrus flavor to it. i havent seen the mint one here in the US though (just for the plain blistex which is my fav BTW).

lavender said...

Thanks dear!

Hi Anonymous
Thanks for sharing, really appreciate it.


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