Chapstick • lipbalm • Lip Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This review is for Chapstick Classic (black tube).
I've had F'd up chapped lips for years. Yes, I lick and pick and chew at my lips, especially at the crusty parts. Bad bad bad. I have faithfully use many Carmex products, Blistex balms and ointments (miss that retro tube from 20 years ago!), as well as exfoliating sugar scrubby things (some of which drew blood). No matter what, my lips have never been soft and smooth and healed.
Then, 4 days ago on a random whim that I cannot account for, I bought a tube of Chapstick Classic for a dollar. Yes, it is not a completely "natural" product, but neither is Carmex or Blistex. It doesn't taste like anything yummy. But it works. Holy crap does it work.
First of all, it isn't sticky, so it stays put. Second, the lack of taste does not encourage you to lick the product off. Third... my lips are finally healed after 4 days of use. My only regret is that I didn't try this 20 years ago.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Hazel
Bought one for $1. To quote comic book guy 'worst purchase ever'. Left my lips even more chapped within 10 minutes, and left two pimples on my lips.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
-very unhealthy ingredients (look it up on EWG skin deep)
-after applying it my lips peeled a lot once my lips absorbed it after a couple hours, hence the 'addictive' effect
-found out that Chapstick doesn't genuinely moisturize and lock in moisture. Look up what Dr. Oz has to say about it - he says to use lanolin, coconut oil, and shea butter instead. I started using Burt's Bees Replenishing lip balm and it's much better and all-natural, with lanolin and coconut oil.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Used up of what was left yesterday . Too waxy made my bottom lip breakout if i used it often. Not buying again
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Classic original black tube. I love this and have one everywhere: my car, my bathroom, my handbag, my gym bag. EVERYwhere. Sometimes I wish it had higher SPF but generally I don't like the higher SPF ones really because I can taste the SPF!
Love that this is nearly matte. It just protects and softens my lips. Love it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Gotta love Chapstick! I don't know where I'd be without my Chapstick. I love the Classic one the best- I've tried all the fancy moisturizing and cherry ones but they just don't do it for me. I also love the smell of it- so simple and so warming. It really does help restore my lips, and I also use it as an anti-irritant. Definetely an essential product!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This does the opposite of what it's supposed to do. And its name is chapstick. How ironic. Don't waste your 99 cents.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
The paraffin based chapstick can actually make chapping worse! Ever met a chapstick addict? There are many. And that's because once you put it on your lips do feel TEMPORARILY smoother - but then your chapping worsens, so you apply again. And again. And again. Sorry - but no, thanks. There are way better lip hydrators on the market. Sure it's cheap, but in this case you get what you pay for.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
My lips get VERY dry and chapped, so i couldn't get by with just this, but it works pretty well and its good for carrying around in the day. Unlike a lot of lip balms it actually helps soothe my lips rather than just smelling nice and making your lips look pink.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
After using this for several years, it has stopped working for me. It doesn't do anything to prevet my lips from getting chapped and it doesn't help once they are chapped. For some reason my lips get really dry overnight and even if I put tons of this one right before I got to bed, it doesn't last until the morning.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
The only lip balm I think I'll ever use and will ever want to use. This is my HG lip balm by far.
I hardly ever have chapped lips, but whenever I do, I always reach for this product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I always have chapped lips during all the seasons, and when I apply this lipbalm, it feels like it's just sitting on my lips. It doesn't moisturize, nor make my chapped lips any better, and if anything, it makes my lips even worse. It's cheap, so I give it credit for that, but I would refrain from buying this product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
A classic staple in my bathroom cupboard-always to be found at the bottom of my bag, my makeup case, and basically anywhere else that I lurk. Given the strong proliferation of lip treatment products flooding the DS market, this lip treatment is a surprising stayer, amidst the competition from the variants of Softlips, Vaseline, Burt's Bees, Nivea, Blistex, Carmex, Rosebud Salve et. al It can be waxy, or mushy, but it is a temperature-dependent product, so the slippy texture can vary, depending on where you store it. The outer label always falls off on mine, but aside from that, the packaging is almost always reliable-never had a problem with the tube not winding up properly, product breakage, etc. The classic does have a slightly medicinal scent/flavor/taste to it, but not obtrusive. In my book, it's not trying to be something else-except reliable and effective. I practically live in this balm, even in the Northern California Winter, which is nowhere near as harsh as winters on the South Island of New Zealand, where I spent my childhood-and grew to love this Chapstick-long before the advent of scented/tinted balms. I've strayed to other balms and treatments at different times, including the Blixtex in the white screw top jar, which as close to an equal to this, as any. Still, there's something less disturbing about using a stick balm on your lips, rather than your fingers. This is it. Unless the formulation changes radically, this will remain a cult favorite for me. I also appreciate that it isn't overly glossy-just polished and refined-and is also a great base for lipstick application.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Original Chapstick is my HG of lip balms. I love the simple black packaging, and the light-pink balm - it is almost a little vintage! This is one of the few lip balms that actually moisterizes my lips without drying them out further. In addition, the texture is perfect and it leaves your lips with a soft, moisterized look. Did I mention it is dirt cheap and available everywhere? This is a must-have for everyone.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I got the 30 spf one cuz i love spf
it smelled like lemons tasted like em too
but i mousturres good after wiping the tip.
feels good on my lips and looks natrual
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
i have reviewed some flavors here individually, but here is my take on the brand in general. i like it for the following reasons, like someone else said, this is not a greasy, off your lips in two seconds, super shiny lip balm. its waxier (look at the ingredients) and therefore lasts longer on the lips, feels more soothing, and coats better in my opinion. i have a med condition that kills off all my moisture glands so i know dry like many cannot fathom! i have about 25 lip balms as i need some stashed everywhere, and i even have a few at a time in my purse should i lose one. i come back to this when though i try many, cause it works and helps. it also provides a smoother base for lip gloss, lip stick, to adhere to.
i find the cherry most emollient for some reason (i find this to be true of cherry in store brands as well).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Best lip product I ever used. Its the only lipbalm thats ever really made my lips soft! Ill continue buying this as long as they keep making it. My favorite is the cherry!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Works good to keep my lips moisturized, but doesn't heal severely chapped lips (for that I use Aquaphor). This is a nice everyday-type lip balm with some SPF in it. My favorite is the original.
EDIT: Just tried the Spearmint one and I really like it!!!!..... may become a new favorite flavor
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I can't imagine life without Chapstick! :) I keep one in every purse, in my medicine cabinet, beside the bed... I use it every morning under my lipstick, throughout the day, and every night before going to bed. My husband always comments on my soft lips! I like the cherry and the original. Cherry adds a bit of color and looks great over lip liner. I have been complimented on the look!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Okay, I just gotta say it: ChapStick Original Scent is my desert-island lip balm. I have reviewed dozens of balms on this site, many of which came and went and are now moldering in a forgotten train case in the closet. What's the one balm I always have in the car for easy access? Plain old black-label ChapStick. Yeah, it's just petrolatum and wax with a few other things thrown in, but it's just perfect IMO. The scent is kind of cold-cream-ish and comforting, the texture is thick and waxy and stays put a long time. I like that. I hate thin, oily balms that slide off my lips. ChapStick makes my lips look really nice and "finished" even without lipstick, and it works very well in harsh conditions. It may not be the most glamorous product, but it's my go-to lip balm.