Today I want to review something a little bit different. I’ve discussed lip products in a couple of hauls before, but I haven’t talked about a stand alone lip balm type product. I picked up the Blistex Daily Lip Conditioner quite a while ago, and initially bought it to keep on my bedside table as a night time lip balm, since like with hand creams I am awful at remembering to use them at night. Like with a hand cream, I bought a separate lip balm like this one so that I can have some form of over-night hydrating product, particularly since it was spring when I bought this, and we’re gradually moving towards autumn time when the weather cools down. What appealed to me about this particular lip balm is that it is a small pot, so it doesn’t take up much space, and as the name suggests, it is meant to “condition” the lips, which should mean lovely soft, hydrated lips in the morning.
It is a tiny pot, which I think is pretty cute and is also great for travel, and thanks to the menthol smells like really fresh. I personally don’t consider the smell overwhelming but if you are sensitive to scents then bear this in mind. The dark green colour on the lid also follows this theme of freshness, and on the lips leaves a refreshing sensation. I can’t find the right word to describe it, but stinging without the pain is all I can think of at the moment to describe the sensation I was just referring to.
The pot itself has a lid you twist to open, which is a simple design choice, and I can’t really fault it since if it falls on the floor, it shouldn’t break. Inside the pot, there is a very generous amount of product. I used this for a few days when I first bought it, and forgot about it for ages, and used it again recently, so there isn’t much of a dent/dip in the product, but you don’t need to use too much, which is a plus. I love products that apply to the ‘a little goes a long way’ practice. Who doesn’t want to get the most out of their money?
On the lips, like I said earlier, it leaves a refreshing feeling on the lips, which I think is thanks to the menthol. I can’t say it is particularly moisturising, which is a pain, since that’s the entire point of the product. I may be wrong, but I think one of the reasons for this is because it contains a form of alcohol called “benzyl alcohol”. Alcohol is known for drying out the skin and is often seen in facial skin care products, particularly toners. From my experience, toners with alcohol dry and irritate my skin, so this is the logic behind my thinking. You’re welcome to disagree with me, but that’s my theory.
Will I buy this again? No. I think I’ll just use a normal lip balm that I have sat in my ever-growing lip product collection. I don’t regret trying it though, since even before I convinced myself to start my blog, I have loved experimenting with products and seeing what works or doesn’t work well for me.