$8.99 from Artie Beauty
"Blended with emollients, including squalane and aloe, this formula is amazingly smooth-gliding. Free radical neutralizers in olive oil and vitamin E defend against feather line creators and collagen deflators. Lips receive long-lasting moisture, look less rough, and feel undeniably more luscious."
lanolin oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax/candelilla cera/cire de candelilla, lanolin, beeswax/cera alba/cire d’abeille, stearic acid, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, squalane, pentylene glycol, panax ginseng root extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, tocopherol, phenoxyethanol, stearyl glycyrrhetinate
My lips went through hell this Summer; first they'd burn, then they'd itch, and finally they'd peel - in chunks. Then once the peeling was finally over, it'll start all over again.
I also ended up with a free trout pout because the skin around my lips got so irritated and swollen from the peeling.
In the end I had to resort to applying 2% hydrocortisone cream to my lips, and while that kept the itching and peeling at bay for as long as I kept applying it, the moment I stopped it'll all come back.
Burn, itch, peel. Rinse and repeat.
Since hydrocortisone is a steroid hormone and not intended for long term use, I had to look for a safer alternative.
I was quite skeptical about the DHC Lip Cream as I'd tried just about every other lipbalm out there to relieve my peeling lips with no avail, however, it proved me wrong.
The DHC Lip Cream doesn't heal like the hydrocortisone, but it does prevent the vicious cycle from restarting once my lips are healed. On application, it forms a protective barrier against any further loss of moisture and also leaves my lips soft and glossy.
I especially love how the lip cream comes packaged like that of a sleek lipstick instead of those fiddly plastic tubes that most lipbalms come in.
While the price is a bit high, this has definitely made HG status for me.
Flakey dry lips:
After DHC Lip Cream: