Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips is one of my favorite products EVER. I got some last winter for my ridiculously chapped lips, and it worked perfectly. It didn’t interfere with my lipstick, as a matter of fact, it made my lipstick go on more easily. Unfortunately, my other half ended up using it all up on his elbows. At least they were no longer scratchy when he bumped into me!
What makes this stuff so special? Well, it’s 100% lanolin, but it’s not just any lanolin. Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm is 100% medical grade lanolin. It’s colorless, odorless, and tasteless. As the FDA does not regulate lanolin in cosmetics, many products contain lanolin that is not medical grade, and thus, may contain impurities and cause irritation.
Unlike petroleum, the lanolin in Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm forms a semi-occlusive barrier. This means it protects, but remains “breathable.” Also, most lanolin-based balms are medicated and have a medicinal scent. Dr. Lipp balm does not have any scent, so it’s perfect to use anywhere. Yes, you can even use it on your face! Also, it comes in a tube instead of a jar or pot, so it’s very sanitary and easy to use.
One of my favorite things about this balm is that it’s both effective AND very versatile. Not only is it awesome on my lips, especially after exfoliating, but it’s great for rough skin (the reason Jerry “borrowed” it from me…lol). I even used a cotton swab to dab some onto my gums right before using tooth whitening trays to keep them from getting irritated. If you apply it to your skin, it is a bit sticky at first, because it’s 100% natural and pure, but that goes away quickly. On my lips, though, I don’t experience any stickiness, they just become smooth and soft. Trust me, you NEED this stuff!
When Pontine at Dr. Lipp sent me this tube of Original Nipple Balm for Lips (thank you very much, Pontine, you are the bestest!), she also sent me a booklet with several uses, including: eyebrow taming, applying on top of blush for a natural glow, smoothing flyaway hair, and softening cracked cuticles. You’ll have to check out the Dr. Lipp website or place an order if you want to know the rest! 😉
I’ll be posting one of my favorite tricks with Dr. Lipp balm very soon, so keep checking back!