My Top 4 Products to soothe dry lips

Carmex Blistex lip balm serum Dr Organic rose otto raspberrry lime relief

As the weather progressively continues to get colder (and windier), my skin, including my lips progressively get drier, more chapped, and require constant care and attention.

I have tried and tested numerous products in my search for the best lip balms / treatments / serums that will help me moisturise, protect and care for my dry lips. The following four items are the best products I have found that care for my lips and improve their texture whilst being soothing and sensitive.

The first one is a long-time favourite of mine and it’s by the brand Carmex. Although you might know the brand for it’s cherry-flavoured tube lip balm, they have also came out with a variety of different flavours in the twist-up version. My current favourite is the Carmex lip balm in the Twisted Lime flavour. It’s tangy on the lips, creates a barrier over your lips and gives you a slight tingle for the first few minutes after you apply it.

Carmex Blistex lip balm serum Dr Organic rose otto raspberrry lime relief

Another favourite of mine is from the brand Dr. Organic and it has a completely different texture to any of the other lip balms I’ll be mentioning, because it is a lip serum. The Dr. Organic Rose Otto Lip Balm Serum comes in a little tube and has a very slippery consistency on the lips. It sinks into the lips quite quickly because it is quite thin but leaves behind soft, plump lips that are hydrated. Although this brand comes out with a variety of ranges featuring different active ingredients, the Rose Otto one is my favourite in terms of scent, flavour and efficiency at soothing my lips when they are their worst.

Carmex Blistex lip balm serum Dr Organic rose otto raspberrry lime relief

The last two products I will mention as one, because they are both from the same brand and because they work best when used in conjunction. They are the Blistex lip balm in the flavour Raspberry Lemonade Blast and the Blistex Relief Cream. If you suffer from cold sores, these are the two you should definitely have at all times. The former is a standard lip balm but with all the hydrating and protecting properties of the Relief Cream. The latter has a whitish hue and I find is best applied during the night, ensuring a night-long layer on your lips whilst giving hydration and as the name implies, relief to sore lips.

What are your favourite lip balms / treatments? Have you tried any of the ones I’ve mentioned?

The best snail gel | Dr Organic Snail Gel Review

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If you’re anything like me you love finding that underrated product that even though it’s not shouted about all over YouTube and the beauty community, you know it to be better than those hyped-up products everyone else mentions.

For any beauty / skincare lover, finding that diamond in the rough product is the highlight of your year, and you find yourself trying to tell as many people as possible about ‘your’ discovery and how it has changed your life. For this reason I wanted to start sharing with you some of my beauty discoveries that I think should be getting a little more love and try and understand why there are not more people talking about these products.

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I have recently purchased my fourth tub of the Dr Organic Snail Gel, in preparation for when I finish my current one, which I’ve been rationing and scraping the bottom of for the past couple of weeks. This is one of those products for which I always wonder why people are not talking more about it, especially since I find it to be the best snail gel treatment product I have ever tried. I have literally never heard anyone saying they use or that they even know about this product, while I find that this is one I swear by and always end up going back to.

Why are people not talking about this product?

Although I’m sure many people are put off by the fact that this is in fact a ‘snail’ gel, I assure you that it is not slimy or disgusting in any way. The product itself smells slightly lemony and it is a very light gel that is easily absorbed into the skin. The Dr Organic Snail Gel is moisturising, anti-aging and helps against scars. It is a gel texture that is easily absorbed into the skin and works great under makeup or as your night treatment / moisturiser.

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The Dr Organic Snail Gel contains the Helix Aspera Muller which is the unique ingredient that the snail uses to quickly regenerate its own shell and skin when damaged. So you can imagine how the properties of this ingredient work great on maintaining gorgeous and healthy skin, as well as helping against acne scars and aging skin!

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Why you should try the Dr Organic Snail Gel?

This product works great whatever skin type you have. Whether it is dry, oily or combination, the Dr Organic Snail Gel doesn’t dry out your skin or make it feel greasy. It is a thin layer that is powerful in what it does. It keeps your skin hydrated and protected without clogging up your pores.

If you would like to learn more about the Dr Organic brand, I have done a Dr Organic Brand Introduction post, which you can check out.

What do you think about the Dr Organic Snail Gel?

My experience with Bio-Oil

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A little over three months ago I was given the opportunity to try out the Bio-Oil Multiuse Skincare Oil which contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil, which is meant to be highly effective for skin concerns, such as aging skin and dehydration. This product, I am sure needs no introduction to the avid skincare lovers who use this product in their everyday regimes. The product is also recommended for scars and stretch marks but its uses range to much more than that.
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3 Ways to Beautiful and Brighter Skin

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Everyday your skin is exposed to a lot of things – sun, wind, air-conditioning, stress and pollution. So it’s no wonder that on different days it reacts in different ways and needs different products and treatments to look its best. In order to keep your skin looking healthy, bright and young it is important to have in place a regular skincare regime to mitigate the adverse effects of the environment you are in and your lifestyle choices.
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Wangbii | Korean Beauty Haul

 

Wangbii is a Sliema based-shop that is the unique spot in Malta which offers a wide range of Korean cosmetics and skincare items. Now being a skincare junkie myself, it was inevitable that I would end up going through this shop eager to try out some of these hard to find items.

As you can see this is not a very large haul but there are a couple of gems amongst the items I managed to get my hands. Firstly I want to mention the favourite thing I got from this store, it is the Nature Republic Collagen Dream Vitamin C Capsule Foam Cleanser. This is a truly unique face cleanser in that it has these tiny little capsules that burst when you rub them against your face and also act as a mini scrub. Continue reading

Coconut Oil | The Good, the Great & the Amazing

This post has been a long time in the making, but I wanted to make sure that I could express correctly all the reasons for which I love coconut oil. It is also definitely something that I wanted to share with anyone who is skeptic about using coconut oil for beauty purposes.
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Many a time I have been asked about the benefits of coconut oil and its effectiveness, so finally in a somewhat concise way here is my two cents about why you should be using coconut oil everyday and why in my opinion it is good, great and amazing!
When I mention coconut oil I am referring to the raw virgin kind, nothing added to it and nothing tampered with original ingredient.

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