I purchased a tube of Softlips, which is a lip protectant and sunscreen, recently because I was suffering from really chapped lips due to cold weather. Since the tube was called Softlips I thought that it would make my lips softer, and I liked the fact that it contained an SPF of 20, since so many lip balms and glosses, even expensive ones on the market don’t contain any.
I chose the vanilla scent which smelled great and I loved the easy way the Softlips glided on my lips, because it isn’t waxy, greasy, or goopy like other lip products I’ve tried. I liked the fact that it’s in a longer, sleeker tube than most drugstore lip balms, which feels more adult and is easy to throw into a pocket. Softlips contains a patented Mentholatum formula which leaves a cooling sensation behind after I applied it, which feels really good. I also loved the fact that it leaves lips with a natural looking sheen so I could wear it alone, and still feel attractive.
With all of these attributes, I found Softlips to be great but it just wasn’t the product for me, because it didn’t help my chapped lips at all. The formula was too light and didn’t penetrate the surface layers of skin enough to really moisturize my lips at all. Even if I applied it over and over my lips still wouldn’t be in better shape at the end of the day.
So I decided to purchase a tube of Blistex, even though I’d tried an herbal blend of the brand’s lip balm years ago that didn’t work, because I’d read that Angelina Jolie used Blistex on her pout. I purchased a tube of Blistex’s Medicated Berry’s Lip Protectant and Sunscreen with an SPF of 15 and even though I was skeptical, I tried it as soon as I got home.
Blistex’s first ingredient listed is beeswax, so it felt a lot thicker than the Softlips, but it didn’t feel waxy or stiff on my lips, in fact it went on quite smoothly and felt creamy. So I didn’t have to apply a lot for my lips to feel moisturized. It has a menthol, so it too produced a cooling sensation on my lips which felt good too, and made me feel like the product was working. I began to notice on the first day that my lips were feeling a little different, and the skin was starting to feel a bit tighter than normal. I thought this was a sign that the Blistex was going to eventually dry my lips further, but I decided to keep using it for awhile to see what my results would be. I noticed that by the end of the day, it had made the chapped skin soften a lot, and the more I continued to use the Blistex, the more the dead layers of skin were beginning to smooth out and blend back into my lips.
After a couple of weeks of using the Blistex Medicated Berry, my lips have never looked better. Blistex penetrated the skin’s layers to moisturize them, and my lips are no longer chapped and peeling. They look and feel softer and smoother, and they’re receiving protection against sun-damage. So it’s a great product that I’d recommend to anyone who suffers from chapped lips. I tried using Softlips again and now that my lips are soft from using Blistex, I found that Softlips felt and looked excellent on my lips. So I’d recommend it to a woman who doesn’t suffer from chapped lips, and is looking for a light balm to moisturize and protect her lips under lipstick or gloss. Blistex deserves 5 out of 5 stars, while Softlips gets 3.5 out of 5 stars.