3/10/2010

SOMETHING FOR THE SMOOCHER

I'm always on the lookout for a really great drugstore lip balm.  Recently, I had the opportunity to test out a couple of new lip products by Neosporin.

It’s been a cold start to 2010 for many of you (I'm talking about you East Coasters and Midwesterners with all that snow!), so you might be in need of soothing dry lips.  It's not just the cold weather and biting wind, but dry air from being inside heated spaces.

"The makers of Neosporin, the leader in the topical antibiotic treatment category, are redefining lip care with the recently launched line, Neosporin LIP HEALTH™. There are two new products that feature a patented technology and a unique formula that is clinically shown to lock-in moisture and to restore visibly healthier lips in 3 days while improving the three signs of lip health: hydration, smooth texture and tone.

Neosporin LIP HEALTH™ Daily Hydration Therapy - For daytime use, this product contains SPF 20 to protect against sun damage. It is important to still use SPF on your lips in the winter! Its penetrating formula replenishes essential lipids and contains emollients, vitamins, and a peptide that nourishes and helps strengthen the lips.

Neosporin LIP HEALTH™ Overnight Renewal Therapy™ - This has a unique and luxurious formula of emollients, nutrients and vitamins and penetrates deep within the skin surface.  It works during the body’s natural recovery process - sleep - to result in softer, smoother lips by day.

Unlike other products that simply provide a topical barrier, these have a patented technology that penetrates within the skin's surface to restore healthier lips. They also provide a great base for color."

Both products have a very budget-friendly cost of $4.99 (suggested retail price) and are available nationwide at major food, drug, and mass chain stores.  I see it's also available at one of my fave online shopping sites - Drugstore.com (here and here).


 


















"The #1 doctor recommended brand of topical antibiotic treatment, NEOSPORIN®, now introduces NEOSPORIN® LIP HEALTH™ Daily Hydration Therapy. The unique formula is clinically shown to restore visibly healthier lips in 3 days and lock‐in moisture. It contains SPF 20 to protect lips from sunburn. Plus, its unique formula, featuring a patented combination of essential lipids and antioxidants, penetrates deep within the skin’s surface, resulting in softer, smoother lips every day. Peptides, vitamins and emollients also help to nourish and strengthen lips overtime.

• Restores visibly healthier lips in 3 days
• Contains SPF 20 to protect against sunburn
• Repairs and nourishes lips
• Reduces dryness making lips less prone to chapping
• Results is smoother, softer lips during day
• Improves lip tone
• Refreshing citrus scent of neroli, pettigrain and orange oil"


Finally a great lip balm for daytime that isn't sticky or gloopy and has sunscreen.  This comes in a tube with a slanted lip applicator (though I wish the surface area were a little larger, it probably prevents overapplication). I found the daily lip therapy great to use under lipstick!  And it's small size makes it very easy to carry around in my little makeup bag.





















"The #1 doctor recommended brand of topical antibiotic treatment, NEOSPORIN®, now introduces NEOSPORIN® LIP HEALTH™ OVERNIGHT RENEWAL THERAPY™. It is clinically shown to restore visibly healthier lips in 3 days by improving the three signs of lip health: hydration, smooth texture and tone. Its unique formula, featuring a patented combination of essential lipids and antioxidants, penetrates deep within the skin’s surface to work during the body’s natural recovery process while you sleep, resulting in softer, smoother lips every day. Peptides, vitamins and emollients also help to nourish and strengthen lips overtime.
 

• Restores visibly healthier lips in 3 days
• Repairs and nourishes lips overnight
• Reduces dryness making lips less prone to chapping
• Results is smoother, softer lips during day
• Improves lip tone
• Refreshing citrus scent of neroli, pettigrain and orange oil"


Usually I'm not a fan of lip balms in pots, but this is different than others that I have tried.  This stuff is like a very thick lotion and even though it's opaque white, it's not visible on the lips (unless you were to put on too much, like I did one night. But I was going to sleep, so it didn't really matter).  I've been using the overnight treatment faithfully every night, and I really love how my lips are dry and chapped in the morning - and we like to keep the house warm at night (dry air!).  The product itself feels really nice on - I can tell that I'm wearing a lip product, but it's nice and slippery and not sticky.  It also has a really light scent and no noticeable flavor.  This product has earned a spot on my nightstand for sure.

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