I bought this upon recommendations by others. It has a very tingly/refreshing feeling when applied on the lips but that feeling really bothers me (think Vicks Vapourub applied on the lips). For a person like me who can't tolerate labels attached on clothing and have to have them removed, this tingling feeling is very disturbing. Otherwise it's very moisturizing. I think I'll stick to the regular Aveeno non-medicated version or with Lipsmackers.
I moved from Key West (Fl.) to Maine a few weeks ago. Normally, with any little change of weather my lips start breaking out "like a flower", it's a disaster, they burn, they hurt and they look totally unkissable (awfull). Before traveling, a friend of mine recommended me this lip treatment that comes in the presentation of a chapstick (so, no messy fingers involved). I've been using it since I came and my lips not just didn't break out, but also llook better than ever before. Now even my husband is into it. It smells delicious also, it's like fresh mint. Even when when i costs 2 or 3 times more than a regular 99 cents lipbar, it's 100% WORTH IT!!! Now I can't live without it. I use it as many times a day as I can remember to apply it (5 or 6) and I feel totally satisfied with the results. The difference is so hughe that I ended up throwing away the other dozen "other brands" that I had.
I have dry chapped lips pretty much all year round....i am always trying different brands and types of treatments for my cracked lips..this is excellent.... when my lips are real bad i put this on and it fixes them in less then 30 minutes... the only reason i gave it a 4 is because the flavoring .. but it definitely works great..
Love this lip balm. Someone gave me a tube of this last winter because I couldn't find anything that worked on my lips. Every year I go through hell in the winter with dry, cracked, chapped lips and now I finally have something that works for me!
ridiculous!!! how is this supposed to heal chapped lips w/ MENTHOL as one of the ingredients?? i dont know how this thing got such high ratings, the menthol made my lips more chapped and dry. it didnt help to moisturize at all, and the menthol stings like hell. never buyingagain, i like the essential aveeno balm and the cran-orange kiss my face.
Okay, like other people who reviewed, my lips were extremely dry (combination of using Accutane for a few months, and getting braces...uck). All the chapsticks I used would last 2 to 30 minutes, and would leave my lips feeling either extremely dry or like I just covered them in two layers of lard (and then they would dry out again lol). My lips were constantly peeling and bleeding. Aveeno Intense Relief is the only lip chap that has worked for me.
A little expensive, but I'll use today as an example of why it is well worth it. It was snowing and -9C outside today, and really dry. I put on Aveeno before I left the house, an hour and a half later in that weather, and my lips still weren't dried out. Amazed and astounded :P
I recommend it highly if your lips are ridiculously dry (like mine were). I've been using same stick since July because I don't need to put a lot of it on.
Bought it for about $7-8.00 CDN, should be available at local drugstore. Well worth it.
Edit: I just wanted to add, I had a scar on my lip for the past 6+ years and couldn't get rid of it, but after my lips kept peeling and being just awful, I noticed the scar was gone lol. Nothing to do with the Aveeno lip chap, but if you have some kind of scar on your lip maybe let your lips peel for a while longer :P
A bit expensive for a lip balm, but thats okay. I have to say that this is a really nice lip balm.
I get really really dry lips and hands in the winter, so i thought I'd try this one out, since its targeted for very dry lips. Now, I haven't given it the real test yet, as my lips aren't severely dry yet, but so far I'm really liking this.
-The scent is very pleasent, kinda vanillay but not too sugary sweet.
-It glides on the lips smoothly and leaves no chalky marks behind.
-This balm does however, leave quite a shine (for a lip balm) on my lips. So those that hate having a shiney lip balm should proabably avoid this.
-It really does moisturize and moisten my lips (leaving them kinda slick, but thats okay), lasts a bit too.
I might edit this later to see how this product fares in the really dry months ahead, but until then I definately reccomend this.
(the only thing I don't like about it is that the wheel to get the balm up out of the tube is located near the top of the balm, and I personally like having it on the bottom)
it has the menthol, tingly feeling of carmax, with the subtle taste of soft lips' french vanilla. great!
I like this a lot for a night treatment. It works as well as Carmex, but doesn't give me zits along my lip line. To avoid getting it under my nails, I use the top side of my nail to kind of push and gob of it out of the container.
I had to try this after reading all the reviews. I have very chapped lips and most balms dont do much for me. Being a student, this is quite expensive for a regular balm. But I've to say that this makes my lips soft and keeps them moisturized. It doesnt give a shine or anything. But I am glad to find something that works. I hate medicated stuff, but this just leaves a tingle which is good. i would defenitely buy if i have the bucks to spare!!