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Funknfritter
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:21 am    Post subject: Best lip balm Reply with quote

Hi all, I’m wondering what people think is the best treatment for dry lips that is READILY AVAILABLE? I realize there is one by a trumpet player for trumpet players, but I need something you can run to any grocery or drug store and pick up on the fly.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Chopsaver, and if you buy a bunch at a time you won't need to worry about running to the store when you run out. And I swear I've seen it in stores. I think I saw it in a health food store near me? I can't remember.

But my brother swears by Blistex DCT. Works for him. Try that, it's available everywhere and I think it's popular with the Drum Corps crowd.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a favorite that can be difficult to find a brick and mortar source for. That always frustrated me until I purchased a bunch online and reorder when I am getting down to the last few.

That way you could even toss one or more in with your trumpet accessories.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turkle wrote:
I love Chopsaver, and if you buy a bunch at a time you won't need to worry about running to the store when you run out. And I swear I've seen it in stores. I think I saw it in a health food store near me? I can't remember.

But my brother swears by Blistex DCT. Works for him. Try that, it's available everywhere and I think it's popular with the Drum Corps crowd.

It was in CVS pharmacies back in 2015/16. I don’t know if it still is, but it doesn’t show up on the cvs website.

This thread from 2015 announces the business deal with CVS.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chopsaver. https://www.chopsaver.com

Stay away from anything with Camphor or "medicated". Feels good but has a drying affect over time, not to mention the chemical part. Who knows if that's really good for you.

Old school.. Vaseline/petrolium jelly. But even that says not to digest or "insert".. how could you not if you're putting it on your lips.??
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks everyone... gonna look for the chopsaver at the store, hopefully that's available. If not, i guess the least "medicated" product available. i appreciate the help
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neutrogena is the best I’ve found. I also mix some CBD oil into melted neutrogena and that I also like.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite is Mentholatum Natural Ice. It is medicated and I used it daily for decades. It outperformed other non-medicated lip balms hands down.

I never experienced any drying effect, but that may just be me.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robinson's Lip Renew Recovery is my favorite.
https://www.robinsonsremedies.com/
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DCT is the best by far that I've found. And while not every store carries it I have managed to find it in regular stores like CVS.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Burt's bees vanilla bean flavor. Peppermint oil- found in their other flavors and in blistex- doesn't react well with my lips over time despite its otherwise soothing qualities.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, I can’t recommend chopsaver; very expensive and very inconsistent.
I cannot tell you how many times I purchased a grainy tube of chopsaver from CVS. The price is much higher than other similar lip balms. I purchased 3 tubes from Midwest clinic 3 years ago and had to o a toss 2 of the tubes, both dry and grainy.
Also, this is the same experience most of my colleagues have run into. Perhaps this is a quality control issue, but I would not currently recommend chopsaver.

The best bang for your buck and ubiquitous; Whole Foods Organic Lip Balm.
Usually $1/tube, no fancy medications, supposedly natural.

+1 for Robinson’s products. You’ll likely need to stock up online and a bit pricey. But, great products and often good sales.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Burt's Bees, the honey version the few times I need a lip balm.
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