Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Review: Blistex Intensive Moisturiser.

I picked up this new lip balm in the poundshop about a month ago, and I've been using it a lot recently-I thought it was about time I gave it my review :)

The tube contains 5g of product (retailing at £2.59) has a lovely smooth plastic applicator type thing (I can't really explain it- look at the pictures!) that makes it nice and easy to use. The product inside has a rather odd texture for a lip balm- it looks and feels like a facial moisturiser (very unlike the typical solid lip balm) but that does mean that it sinks in pretty fast which is nice.

It also has a very minty scent (does anyone remember that Aquafresh liquid toothpaste- it came in a little bottle and was popular in the late '90s? It smells exactly like that! I have a very good memory for scent...) which gives a nice tingly feeling when you first apply it- though it's not as strongly tingly as the Mint Carmex.

Blistex claims that this balm is an 'intensive moisturiser', and I have so say it really does live up to those claims- despite it's super-light texture it is deeply moisturising and provides relief to chapped lips. It sinks in and gets to work really fast, which means it would be absolutely perfect for using underneath lipsticks. The only slight downside is that because it sinks in so fast I don't feel like the effects last as long- though perhaps that's a psychological thing...

It also has SPF10 which is always a lovely bonus to have with lip products- I don't know about you but I always forget that I need to protect my lips- and the skin is so delicate there it really needs it!

I do think it's on the pricey side- at £2.59 for 5ml it's about double the cost of Carmex tubes and I'm not convinced it's twice as good to justify the price. If I find another in a poundshop I'll definitely be snapping one up, but I'm not completely sure I'd repurchase at full price. That said, if you're prone to dry or chapped lips and like to wear lipsticks (without the risk of flaking...) this balm would be perfect for you.

What do you think of Blistex balms?



  1. i am using it atm and it is very good (i only bought it today though. i bought it for the full price and i really like it, so i will be purchasing it again. I DISAGREE WITH THE BAD STUFF YOU SAID ABOUT IT!

  2. I like the chocolatey one! :)
    ~Pauline @Kallony

    1. There's a chocolate one!!!??? I need it!!!



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