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a year ago

EDIT: Unfortunately, this product has been discontinued. Pity. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This is a stellar lip balm with a great formula that is rather rare, at least in the Western market. How many drugstore lip balms have ceramides? This has 5 ceramides (1, 3, 6-II, NS, EOS), cholesterol, glycerin, Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Vitamin E (tocopheryl acetate), and hyaluronic acid. I would've given this 5 lippies if not for the taste. The reviews are true - it will leave a horribly bitter aftertaste in your mouth, especially at the very back of your tongue. However, I will continue to use it, because this is one of the few lip balms I've tried that goes on matte, so it's great for guys. It's also heavy on the dimethicone, which is listed as an active ingredient at 1%, and that's great for forming a seal over your lips to halt transepidermal water loss (TEWL). If I were to pick between this and the Paula's Choice Lipscreen SPF 50, I'd go with this, because the PC SPF lip balm goes on glossy, which I don't like. Interestingly enough, both SPF lip balms have the same active ingredients, just at different percentages (PC: 3% Avobenzone, 5% Homosalate, 5% Octisalate, 2.5% Octocrylene // Cerave: 3% Avobenzone, 10% Homosalate, 5% Octisalate, 10% Octocrylene). I find it curious that the PC lip balm has a higher SPF rating than the Cerave, despite the Cerave having 5% more Homosalate and 7.5% more Octocrylene. Either PC's rating is inflated, or Cerave's rating has been played down.

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a year ago

I was so excited to try this lip balm after reading a stellar Beautypedia review. It's hard to find a really good lip balm with an SPF, an itt was impossible to find in any stores near me, which only made it more desirable to me, lol! So when I finally saw it on Target's website, I grabbed it. Sadly, I have never been so disappointed in a product in my life! Yes, it glides on smoothly and it moisturizes without leaving an oily or sticky sheen, two big pros; however, these are completely negated by its horrible taste!! It was hideous and rendered this unwearable. I'm a big CeraVe fan and use many of their unique and excellently formulated products, but this was a big miss for me.

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