<strong>PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:</strong> Blistex Medicated Berry Lip Balm helps temporarily relieve chapped or cracked lips, protect lips from the drying effects of wind and cold weather, and prevent sunburn. Its easy glide formula also soothes irritated lips. Dry, Chapped Lips: Blistex Lip Balm has three long-lasting protectants, and it seals in lip moisture to prevent drying of lip tissue. It glides on comfortably to provide complete coverage and avoid further irritation of chapped lips. Sun Protection: Blistex Lip Balm provides SPF 15 protection. Remember, Lips don't tan, but they do burn.
Directions: Use frequently for lip protection against the harmful effects of sun, wind and cold. See carton for details.
Caution: Avoid contact with eyes. Discontinue use if signs of rash or irritation appear. Limiting sun exposure, wearing protective clothing, and using sunscreens may reduce the risks of skin aging, skin cancer and other harmful effects of the sun.
<strong>MY THOUGHTS:</strong> While organizing the washroom, I discovered an opened package of three assorted 4.25 g Blistex Medicated Lip Balms (Regular, Mint and Berry). Since the Regular was already gone and my boyfriend opted to take the Mint, I was left with the Berry.
The packaging consists of an opaque fuschia tube with a screw bottom to control the amount of product dispensed. The salmon pink balm itself is quite slippery, thus a minute amount of product will suffice which also means this balm will last a while. In addition, it contains a subtle chemical fragrance that is suppose to mimic berries, although not successfully. When using this lip balm, I did notice a faint pink stain on the rim of white beverage cups and utensils. So, despite its longevity throughout the day, periodic reapplication will be required.
A majority of the ingredients in this formulation are occlusive agents (i.e., petrolatum, waxes, oils and silicones) which increase the moisture in the skin by providing a physical barrier to epidermal water loss. However, when combined with emolients (i.e., lanolin, mineral oil) it reduces the heavy feeling on skin by increasing lubrication.
<strong>ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:</strong> Padimate O 6.6% w/w (sunscreen), Oxybenzone 2.5% w/w (sunscreen), Dimethicone 2% w/w (skin protectant).
<strong>OTHER INGREDIENTS:</strong> Beeswax, Camphor, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate, Euphoria Cerifera Wax (Candelilla), Flavors, Isopropyl Myristate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Stearate, Lanolin, Lanolin Oil, Menthol, Methylparaben, Mineral Oil, Ozokerite, Paraffin, Petrolatum, Polybutene, Propylparaben, Red 6 Lake, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Titanium Dioxide.
<strong>MYSELF:</strong> I'm an Euro-Canadian with combination and sensitive skin that is prone to clogged pores (Baumann skin type: OSPW).