I have always had chapped lips, and most any lip balm would do as far as giving me some relief. I moved from FL to CO a couple years ago and that first winter was so harsh on my lips. NOTHING helped relieve how dry, chapped, cracked, irritated and itchy my lips were. I tried what seemed like every lip balm/treatment available, including lanolin, bag balm and plain old vaseline to no avail. I came across reviews for Dr. Dan's and ordered it immediately at my local Walgreen's. It costs about $4 a tube. It came in the very next day and I got quick relief. It doesn't have the most pleasant smell, but it fades quickly. It does contain hydrocortisone, so I only use this until my lips are better and then I can easily go back to using another moisturizing lip balm to maintain my lips. If my lips start getting really dry, I reach for this and use it a few days in a row and all is well again. I always keep a few of these on hand and use them on my kids' lips too when they get uber dry. Would repurchase and highly recommend.
I purchased this product after hearing about all of the rave reviews and after suffering from chronic chapped lips. My lips had began to peel, bleed and itch around the lip line and my lips were constantly dry. I am not sure what caused my condition but nothing else was working to heal them. I had tried all kinds of lip treatments and balms to no avail. Not being able to find the product anywhere, I ordered it through my local pharmacy. As soon as it arrived, I applied it. I was totally blown away by the immediate results. My lips were instantly hydrated and the peeling stopped. I left it on overnight and in the morning, my lips were totally healed! As one of the other reviewers stated, the healthy pink color of my lips returned. My lips are now soft, hydrated and SEXY looking. Ladies if you have problems with chapped dry lips, please give Cortibalm a try. It's worth every penny. With a money back guarantee, you can't beat it!
This is EXACTLY what I needed! It's a one-of-a-kind lip balm. It heals severely chapped/dry lips and heals lips plagued with allergies to other lip products. My lips had become dark and really bad-looking due to either an allergy or just dryness and irritation. I get this problem frequently. This lip balm actually HEALED my lips and made them pink again. I haven't seen my lips this pink in a LONG time. It's also extremely long lasting. I used to apply lip balm at least 3 times an hour. With Cortibalm, I apply probably 4 times a DAY! It's just awesome. This is the product I've been looking for for years.
I am a bit weary of using this every day as it does contain a corticosteroid. I'll have to do more research to see if this can be used as an every day thing.
Ingredients: hydrocortisone 1%, petroleum jelly, beeswax, mineral oil.
So glad I finally decided to try this. I work in a pharmacy and a lot of our patients on accutane would order this lip balm to help with their severely dry lips. Recently my lips have gotten really, really dry and chapped. I needed to constantly put something on them or they would be peeling and cracking within hours. I read that if both your top and bottom lips are constantly chapped it can be a sign of an allergy so I cut out products trying to determine what I was allergic to. It even got to the point where I was using strawberry Tom's of Maine toothpaste (tastes soooo gross) thinking it was something in my toothpaste. Nothing worked so I finally broke down and decided to give this stuff a try and I'm so glad I did. Almost immediately my lips felt better. I can apply it only 3 times a day (I used to apply hourly) and my lips stay soft. I can still feel the moisture hours later. One caveat is that it does taste kind of nasty if you get it in your mouth- but I won't take a lippie off because it is so amazing otherwise.
Best. Lip. Balm. Ever. It pains me that I can't walk into my local Target and find Cortibalm. I wish I didn't have to mail order it always, but this stuff is worth it! Once you use it, you can never go back to Chapstick. It literally resurfaces your lips. And it's never greasy.
After reading these reviews and the even more laudatory reviews on Amazon, I ordered a 3-pack. I hate to ruin its near-perfect track record, and I really really wanted this to be my HG balm after trying tons and tons to no avail, but nope. The first few uses I thought it was great, but I guess since it's a steroid you can't use Cortibalm regularly.
I can see how it works for those with problematic (peely, blistery, etc) lips, but mine were just very dry. After a few applications, when I used this balm my lips would just go dry within the hour.
Hope it works better for you!
This is the absolute BEST lip balm I have ever tried, and I've tried them all. It does what it says. I've tried EVERYTHING and nothing works for my dry lips. If you visit their website and send a self addressed stamped envelope they will send you a sample to try.
Excerpt from their website.
"Dr. Daniel Viders is a board certified dermatologist in Central Massachusetts. After treating literally thousands of patients with mild to severe chapped lips, he developed the only truly hypoallergenic lip balm with 1% hydrocortisone - CortiBalm™. This lip balm is perfect for acne and psoriasis patients currently taking Accutane, Amnesteen or Soriatane. It is also great for chapped or irritated lips caused by exposure to the sun, wind, cold weather or a reaction from cosmetics."
Please give it a try if you have dry lips, you won't be disappointed. You can't find it just anywhere but if you take the info to your pharmacy they can order it for you.
I'm not on accutane, but this is great for those like me with chronically dry lips, especially in winter. The cortisone in it is very soothing and helps to heal your lips when they are so dry that they are peeling and sore. I don't use this every day, though--it has no SPF. Only at night, when needed.
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet! This is my all-time HG lipbalm!
I discovered this from some accutane users at acne.org and I must say, it's been a god send.
It thoroughly moisturizes my accutane scortched lips and also has hydrocortisone to help quash any inflammation. I can't live without this!
A must have for accutane users or those with chronically dry lips!!!
OMG!!!!!! Amazing lip balm, while an accutane this saved my lips, even now that I am done accutane I will use this forever!!!! BUY IT!!!! I don't wear anythign else now, amazing!!!
active - 1% Hydrocortisone
inactive- petroleum jelly, beeswax, mineral oil