Why do I need a nipple balm?! Dr Lipp Review

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One of the best things about beauty blogging and vlogging is how infectious your passion for all things make up and skincare can be. Friends and family often seem excited to ask my opinion on a product or tell me about their discoveries. This happened recently when my Mother-in-law returned from a holiday with a gift for me in the form of Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm; something I’d never seen nor heard of before. And let me tell you it’s an absolute beaut….

 
I know what you’re thinking; my nipples are fine as they are and don’t need their own beauty product thank you very much! But this is so much more than a nipple treatment. Yes, according to birchbox.co.uk (one of the sites it is stocked on), it was originally developed with breastfeeding mothers in mind but the beauty world has since realised it’s full potential and apparently Dr Lipp is a staple for many models and make up artists.

 
As for my opinion, I’ve now been using this for a couple of months and it is hands down the best lip balm I have ever used. Bold statement I know. The formula is thick, colourless (once applied) and odourless. It sinks into the lips and feels immediately nourishing rather than sitting on top of the lips and feeling more like a barrier (my personal pet hate with lip balms). The effects last pretty well too and it acts as a great primer for matte lipstick. I’ve also used it to keep my brows in place and soothe my sore nose during cold and flu season! I’ve now checked out the Dr Lipp website to find out 20 recommended uses, which I have listed below, and having perused these I’m interested to try the balm out as an eye gloss for that model-esque glossy lid look.

  1. Long lasting lip-gloss
  2. Cheek shine
  3. Eye gloss for dewy look
  4. Eyebrow shaping
  5. Lip primer
  6. As a mixer for pigments
  7. Perfect for ‘glitter lips’, eye glitter and diamantes
  8. Skin primer
  9. Smooth away fly away hair
  10. Gloss nails naturally
  11. Chapped lips
  12. Dry cuticles
  13. Dry skin patches
  14. Fine lines under eyes
  15. Split ends
  16. Eye lashes
  17. Itchy and sore skin
  18. Small cuts, burns & abraisons
  19. Sore noses from blowing
  20. Sore nipples from breast feeding

Any downsides? The price may put some people off; at around £12 for a travel size product (15 mls) it is definitely in the ‘high end’ category for a lip treatment. However, considering the multiple uses and that a little goes a long way I think it is well worth it and will definitely be repurchasing. I’ve also read some negative reviews from users stating it feels like a ‘glorified Vaseline’ but I disagree; colourless and odourless like petrolatum yes but far more nourishing. I find petrolatum actually dries my lips out but this does the opposite. It can be difficult to get out of the tube due to the thick nature of the formula but warming the tube up in your hands if it has been kept somewhere cold easily rectifies this. A final point of interest to some might be that the product is 100% medical grade lanolin, so to my knowledge is not vegan friendly (although this is an area I know little about so feel free to educate me in the comments!)

 
Overall? This is now my go to lip balm and I don’t leave home without it. In addition to Birchbox, you can also find Dr Lipp stocked at Space NK and Beauty Bay (where at time of writing Dr Lipp is on offer!)

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