When it comes to the winter months, I slather lip balm onto my lips left right and centre, even more so than I do during the summertime. I've got to say that the cold weather has really taken its toll on my skin this year, more so than in previous years as my usually very oily skin has actually become quite dry, my lips included.
The Dr Organic Aloe Vera Lip Balm has come to my rescue. It came in the post just before Christmas and I have leant on it like a crutch ever since.
The Aloe Vera lip balm comes in stick form which I much prefer to a pot as it is so fuss free and easy to use. I am much more likely to continuously use something if it isn't messy to use which is exactly what I've done with this lip balm.
What I like the most about this lip balm is the way that it feels when applied to my lips. Too many lip balms feel slippy and almost greasy on the lips whereas this one really does feel balmy. It has a solid texture in the stick that warms on contact with the lips to leave quite a substantial layer that feels immediately moisturising on the lips. It doesn't feel greasy or sticky in the slightest which makes it great as a base for applying other lip products on top of (particularly matte lippies like MAC's Ruby Woo).
The soothing properties of the aloe vera in this lip balm really became apparent when applying it on my lips when they were feeling a little chapped and weather beaten after being out in the snow. I really felt as though my lips were soothed and deeply nourished which stopped them from really drying out further. I'd forgotten to apply it that morning as I was in a rush to get out of the door and I really think that the lip balm helped to rescue my lips when I got home! Needless to say, I have been applying it morning, noon and night religiously ever since.
Unlike a lot of lip balms and Vaseline type products, the Dr Organic Aloe Vera Lip Balm really does feel as though it is doing my lips some good when I use it as I can see and feel a noticeable difference in the hydration of my lips. It is pretty long lasting too and I only need to reapply it a couple of times throughout the day depending on how often I've eaten and drank.
Aside from the Organic Aloe Vera, it also contains Shea Butter, Beeswax and Vitamin E which are all known for their hydrating and moisturising properties. It also has SPF 15 which is helpful to protect the lips from the suns UVA and UVB rays. As the stick of lip balm is pretty solid, I think this one would be great for taking away to hotter climates as well as I don't think it would melt as easily as some other lip balms I've used in the past!
You can find out more about the Aloe Vera line from Dr Organic here and buy your own lip balm from Holland and Barrett for a purse friendly £3.49. At the time of writing, Dr Organic products are currently on buy one get one half price so snap up a bargain while you can!
What is your favourite lip balm to use at this time of the year? Do you have any other favourite products from Dr Organic that you think I should try out?