14 March, 2010

Lip cream

I think there are three sorts of lip cream.
  • The first is a sort that I never buy. It often comes in gimmicky packaging, can be colored or flavored and never actually does anything for dry sore lips.
  • The second sort is, I think, the most invidious of all. Usually, it looks like a very sensible useful product. When you put it on you feel relief. However! Some short time later the effect wears off, and you have to reapply the lip cream. Heaven help you of you are not in the position to reapply said lip cream, as you lips will continue to grow more and more anxious until you almost feel the need to remove them from you face, the irritation is so extreme! Hence this particular products main source of insidious-ness. It will 'addict' you lips to it, so you just have to keep using it and using it FOREVER!
  • The last sort is, of course, the only sort you should buy. It is the sort that works. You put it on, you feel relief, the end.
To add confusion to this story of lip cream, there are also three sorts of packaging for lip cream
  • Little pots, that you put your finger in and then wipe on your lips
  • Twisty ones: both the sort that work like lip stick and the sort that work like glue sticks with a post up the middle
  • lastly there are the tinny little tubes, that you squeeze a bit and carefully wipe the end of the tube on you lips to apply (danger danger)
The really confusing part about this is that the packing method is in NO WAY an indicator as to the usefulness of the product contained with in. I have 'good' lip cream in all three packaging types.

My advice (which you didn't ask for) is to find a good brand (either by trial and error or by recommendation by a friend) and STICK TOO IT! (well der!)

1 comment:

Super Mum said...

Well I guess the thesis on lipcream was a diversion to put off mowing the lawn...... but yes I have one of the second kind. Its mildly medicated and says its for cracked lips but must be for cold sores. Its in the third kind of packaging. Fortunately I have at least one of each of the good sort for each handbag, and at least two little pots from the emu oil people at home (very effective) .... thats in addition to the 35 lipsticks.