The Vine: April 12, 2013
My lips need help. Years ago, I had this stuff from Clinique that was a lip lotion. It was supposed to smooth and moisturize at the same time. The texture was lotion-y, not waxy. Of course, this was about 12 years ago so it's long discontinued.
I'd like to find something similar. A lot of the time I find the standard lip stuff feels like it just sits on top of my lips, rather than soaking in and doing any actual moisturizing. In my arsenal I have Burt's Bees (who doesn't, really), something from I Love Carrots, Lush something or other (it's in a tin and is mostly cocoa butter), and a tub of something that is mostly avocado oil from Cracker Barrel that I bought in a fit of desperation on a road trip. When things are really bad, I put a good bit of Aquaphor on my lips before bed. (A lifesaver when I had pneumonia and was mouth-breathing for a couple of months.)
But it all just sits there, coating. There has to be something out there that is more absorb-y.
Thanks in advance,
I only have five million lip balm things because none of them do what I want
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