Tasty Treatments For Chapped Lips

Hello lovelies! Today's post concerns something that I and many others have been battling recently - the rather unattractive dilemma that is dry, cracked and chapped lips. Mine are especially awful right now as I have a tiny scab directly under my bottom lip, which was previously a lovely zit - I very much enjoyed picking at it, but now I'm having to face the consequences of my vile actions...

I have actually seen a few of these posts around, but none of them featuring everyday, affordable products which aren't £20 'rejuvenating lip serums' and the like, or even worse, the horror that is greasy, unflavoured Vaseline. I have delved through my wondrous collection of lip balms and butters (around thirty in total) to bring you not just the very best, but the tastiest of the lot.

Up first is a product which I quite honestly can't live without, no exaggeration (well obviously a little exaggeration) - LUSH's Bubblegum Lip Scrub. I first discovered this products waaayyyy back in 2011 when a friend of mine brought hers into a Maths lesson. We then spent the next 45 minutes scooping the sugary pink substance out of the pot and eating it, that's just how delicious it it.

I'm so glad that she brought it in that day, as five years later I have two pots behind me and a third still going strong. I must use this product at least once a week, especially recently with my current chapped lip problems. The product works as a scrub (duh) and by applying it to clean, dry lips it removes any dead skin and leaves your lips soft, supple and flake-free. I have a cheeky habit of applying it just to lick it off again, it tastes just like candyfloss oddly enough, despite being bubblegum flavour. 

It can be purchased here for £5.50, which I will admit is a little steep considering it's mainly sugar and essential oils. I will however recommend using it with caution though, as over-enthusiastic scrubbing can leave your lips feeling a little sore. I like to use a creamy lip butter directly after using my lip scrub, which brings me to the next product on my list.


I actually received this lip butter as part of a gift from a friend in Germany and after doing a little bit of research I have found that the brand Labello is actually the German equivalent of Nivea. The taste is almost indescribable, that's how good it is. The only thing I can liken it to is Swizzels Drumstick lollies, the milk and raspberry flavoured ones!

The lip butter creamy and a little gloopy, it requires some rubbing in. It does have a little colour to it, which I like a lot. I mainly apply this butter either after using the lip scrub, or immediately after b rushing my teeth before I go to bed in order to let it soak in overnight. I always wake up with gorgeously soft lips in the morning, ready for lipstick to be applied. I don't tend to use this product throughout the day due to it's gloopiness. It does require a mirror to apply or otherwise it leaves a white tinge when it's first applied to lips. Apart from that one downside it truly is a fabulous product and can be purchased from Superdrug for £2.09 here.

My final product is one that most of you will have heard of and possibly already own, and that is the Baby Lips moisturising lip balm in "Quenched", the original flavour. For the purpose of this article, I actually wanted to feature the Mango Pie flavour, however when it came to taking the photos I couldn't find it! Drat!

Quenched is also a wonderful lip balm, and while others say it has no flavour I myself think it tastes like Hartley's orange jelly! It is incredibly addictive and I carry mine almost everywhere I go (which is why there's not much left.) I will say that although they promise 8 hours of moisture on the Baby Lips website, you pretty much get half an hour tops after applying the product, which is why I go through it so quickly.

It feels almost watery on the lips and is very light to wear, which is probably why I like it so much. I nearly always apply it before I put on lipstick as I don't like the feeling of lipstick when it dries.

I own so many Baby Lips lip balms - Quenched, Peppermint, Cherry Me, Pink Punch and Mango Pie and whilst they are expensive in the UK at around £3-£4 each, I actually got my Mango Pie flavour from Poundland! So keep your eyes peeled!


I hope you found this article helpful!
What are your go-to lip care products?
Are they similar to mine?

24 comments

  1. I can't live without Aquaphor! I apply a really thick layer before I go to bed and wake up to super soft and moisturized lips. It doesn't really taste like anything though, which is probably for the best so I don't end up eating all of it lol!

    Great post as usual. xo

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    1. Thank you my darling!

      I have never tried Aquaphor! Not even heard of it actually, is it US exclusive? xx

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  2. Love this post! I want to try all these products, especially the lip scrub. Sophie xx

    http://stylestarsandsparkle.com/

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed my post Sophie! The lip scrub is truly delicious, I am guilty of eating it from time to time... xx

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  3. Bleugh I hate vaseline on my lips. I love putting burts bees on my lips before bed, I find it's the only thing that actually helps. Some lip products just sit on top and temporarily moisturise. I'm really keen on trying the Lush Lip Scrub though, I bet it smells amazing!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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    1. Vaseline grosses me out no matter what flavour it is, that's why I'm so obsessed with lip butters! I have the original Burts Bees and I adore it (I wonder where I left it now...) The lip scrub smells like Snow Fairy! xx

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  4. Love this post! I too see the LUSH scrub as more of a 'snack' then beauty product! :)

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    1. Thanks, thank goodness I'm not alone!

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  5. Awesome post! Labello lip products are my favourites!

    xo
    http://thepinkporcelaindoll.blogspot.it

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    1. I'd never heard of the brand until I received the butter from my friend, couldn't believe it was Nivea when I researched it! xx

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  6. Fab post gorgeous !! I am in love with the Lush lip scrubs .. I have to admit I am guilty of eating them too hahah (can't say that's good for my teeth - but it does a fab job on the lips!). I adore the Nivea lip balms too.. As you have such a huge collection I am assuming you've tried their Vanilla and macadamia oil one (which smells so yummy !! )

    Saira
    www.throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    Xxx

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    1. Thank you my dear, I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
      I haven't tried that one actually - My collection is mainly Baby Lips and assorted fizzy drink flavours (mountain dew, cola etc.) I shall keep my eye out for it xx

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  7. I love my EOS lip balm!
    I've never tried a lip scrub before and I could really do with one at the moment!
    Next time I'm in Lush I'll be purchasing some!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Helen

    www.jumblebug.co.uk

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    1. I've honestly never had an EOS lip balm, I've never even them in shops round here! What flavour would you recommend if I were to order one online?
      Deffo get a LUSH scrub - my friend says the popcorn one is also amazing!

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  8. Ok, unpopular opinion... I hate all of the Baby Lips products, I don't know what it is but they always smell really latex-y to me.

    I do agree with you on the raspberry nivea one though, it's gorgeous. I also love my mint EOS ball and Body Shop's lip butters. I have a lemon one that's been discontinued (sob) and a pink grapefruit one that I <3.

    x

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    1. Woah, someone's being controversial today ;)

      I adore the lemon lip butter, didn't know it was discontinued!! :( Xx

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  9. okay so i used the lip butter last night and it was so good, i'm in love

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    1. I'm so glad you like it Vicki! Awww thank you for buying a product I recommended! xx

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  10. I love this post Alice!! I now want to try that lip scrub, I'm not a huge bubblegum flavour fan but it sounds like no matter what, it will taste/smell delicious! Next time I'm in LUSH I'll need to grab it!

    I'm also a huge fan of Baby Lips! Love them! Great post girly :)

    Jenn xx
    www.aspoonfulofsugars.wordpress.com

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    1. Oddly enough it tastes like candyfloss, not bubblegum at all! I'm so glad you liked the post!

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  11. Love the lush scrub! It tastes so good and really works! I use cymex as a base layer every day during the winter due to the constant temperature change :)

    www.studentpaperie.wordpress.com

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    1. It's just so amazing! I've never tried cymex, I think I may have to get some xx

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  12. Lush Bubblegum lip scrub is my holy grail product for winter! I also love old but good Carmex lip balms. They always work well for me! :)

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    1. I have a tube of Strawberry Carmex, but I truly hate the taste!! xx

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