Sunday, March 6, 2011

Lip Protection - Importance -

Hello Ladies
Today I am going to share with you a small realization I had recently. Lip protection.

I have been a devout believer in sunscreen DAILY since I was 16, I started applying sunscreen for the eyes since I was 19 but I have been always slightly lazy with SPF lip balms.
I am a lip balm fiend and constantly buy more because, my main focus was moisturization. I easily have five lip balms open and all over my purses, jackets, or room.

Recently I noticed, I had a tiny brown spot on my lip.
( The first night I thought it was chocolate I ate) =P
Turns out my lip had developed a brown spot from too much sun exposure!!! What???? I was pretty stunned considering I spend about 7 minutes outside daily. Two block walk to the train for work, no lunch break, and walking home well after the sun went down. I don't even get my recommended 15 minutes! But apparently that was enough????
( I don't even sit near a window at work)

I realized all my current lip balms after going through every jacket and purse were non SPF
*damn*


I searched my stash and found all my SPF lip balms, sad to say, very few found, which I have been living off on




So behold my current stash that have now all been moved to PM only
*My beloved Burts Bees* - I heard they have a SPF version also! but not in the original flavor


I am currently using the "By Terry" as my over night treatment as it is too pricey to just whack on throughout the day.

I am also going to Las Vegas in a few weeks, where they have far more sun than the North East - which has been a non stop rain -a -thon

I am in the market for a HG SPF lip balm

Here are the contenders:

Dior Lip Glow - Bit pricey

Dior Addict Lip Glow

Jack Black Intensive Therapy Lip Balm
I know this is the Sephora 100 point current gift ( I am def getting the trial one)
But I would get the full size Lemon and Chamomile

Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25

Fresh Sugar Lip Therapy- I would buy Rose ( I have heard this is over hyped)
Also pricey

Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

I ask you ladies, what is your favorite SPF lip balm??
( drugstore or high end, I don't have a preference as long as it works well)
I need some choices before I go on my trip

- I will note I hate Carmex. I hated the version in the tub, tube ( shown above) and stick. I also do not like plain flavored items, and would prefer some tint so I can grab and go -Sorry if I am too picky! =*(
( I am searching for HG here lol )

This post is to warn all of you to please please please do not forget to protect your lips!
I know after I am done with my current over night stash, I will never buy a non spf lip balm again!







15 comments:

  1. Eeek I didn't realize it was that important either. Maybe I should start soon too! I don't even apply lip balm throughout the day =X Please share when you find your HG ^__^

    Which eye SPF do you use? I've been wanting to start but didn't know which were good/bad.

    I hate today's weather! So gloomy :(

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  2. @mandy: It has been raining for like 8 hrs!!!!
    My HG Sunscreen is DiorSnow, it is small and pricey but it lasts me an entire yr! I just repurchased my 4th tube.
    For less expensive I have heard good thing abt La Roche Posey which is found in those more new Duane Reades, or Neutrogena Ultra Sheery dry is popular. I use the sports version in the summer, when I run outdoors!

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  3. hehe "you thought it was chocolate" hehe that's so cute. it's so easy to forget protecting our lips! that dior gloss looks devine .. but yes, a lil pricey >.<
    thanks for the tip

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  4. You use the same sunscreen for the eye area as well? I've heard loads of people say they love DiorSnow. Idk when I'd bring myself to purchase it lol Where do they sell it in NYC? They have some La Roche Posey at certain CVS's too. I'll have to double check next time I go.

    It's been 8hrs?! When will the warmer weather come..):

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  5. For my eyes I use Shiseido's Eye Sun Protection with SPF 32

    They sell Dior Snow in Macy's, Bloomies, Nordies, any place that has a Dior counter
    I bought mine in Macy's near me but I have also seen it at the 34th st location

    I just for the 1st time bought the Dior Snow toner but have yet to open it!

    NV tried La Roche Posey but I have been hearing gr8 things abt it, im sure u can find it on youtube

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  6. I definitely recommend Jack Black since it has SPF 25, and Burt's Bees. You can check out Badger balm but I'm not sure they have a lip tint. You should also check out the Nivea line if you are browsing at a drugstore. I really love the Milk and Honey one but I can't recall if it has SPF (but they have many that do). I don't like Carmex either :0

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  7. @ Rainy DAys and Lattes: THANKS! yup I have the milk and honey and it has no spf =(
    Will be getting Jack black this wk from Sephora cash in those points!!!

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  8. Thanks for this post, i didnt realise you could get sun damage as easily as that either, thanks for the info. I dont really use lipbalms with an spf so cant help though xx

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  9. I am a Burts Bees fan. I wish wish wish that they would add SPF!

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  10. I am a Burts Bees fan. I wish wish wish that they would add SPF!

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  11. Thanks for this post, i didnt realise you could get sun damage as easily as that either, thanks for the info. I dont really use lipbalms with an spf so cant help though xx

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  12. I definitely recommend Jack Black since it has SPF 25, and Burt's Bees. You can check out Badger balm but I'm not sure they have a lip tint. You should also check out the Nivea line if you are browsing at a drugstore. I really love the Milk and Honey one but I can't recall if it has SPF (but they have many that do). I don't like Carmex either :0

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  13. @mandy: It has been raining for like 8 hrs!!!!
    My HG Sunscreen is DiorSnow, it is small and pricey but it lasts me an entire yr! I just repurchased my 4th tube.
    For less expensive I have heard good thing abt La Roche Posey which is found in those more new Duane Reades, or Neutrogena Ultra Sheery dry is popular. I use the sports version in the summer, when I run outdoors!

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  14. My HG lipbalm is Uriage lipstick ! But I didn't know we could develop brown spots on lips :o ! I will probably looking for a spf one too. Hope it's available :'(

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  15. oh i nv heard of that brand, but now spf is a MUST

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