Friday, February 26, 2010

Beauty Review: LypSyl Lip Balm LypMoisturizer (Original Formula)

As you know I am always on the look out for a product to heal my dry flaking lips. This time I was testing LypSyl Balm . I’ve heard some good stuff about their products and how natural and moisturizing they were and how some celebs were using LypSyl, so I was curious to try it. LypSyl is available in several variations: for example LypMoisturizerHoney Berry and SPF 15, LypMedicationwith Eucalyptus, LypRadiance Honey Rose etc. I was trying out LypMoisturizerOriginal Formula.

Moisturizes, heals, softens, protects, refreshes.

Close-Up on Ingredients:
Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Paraffin, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Ceresin, Beeswax, Flavor, Certified, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), Bixa Orellana Seed Extract

My Experience and Impressions
First of all I really liked the packaging. It is not a usual Chap Stick tube. It’s an oval case that feels pleasant in the hand. I like attention to detail and a sliding little bee tab to push the balm up or down.

The first time I tried LypSyl balm I picked up the packaging again to read if it mentions anything about lip plumping. No kidding! My lips just looked smoother and more plump in a matter of seconds. I also felt some light tingling sensation characteristic of lip plumping glosses. But there was no mention of plumping on the box so I guess the effect is due to the intense moisturizing and mint! LypSyl Original Formula has no shine and I found that the texture of LypSyl is softer than the usual Chap Stick. It’s a pleasure to apply - I like the minty flavor and the cooling tingling sensation. I really like the immediate moisturizing and soothing effect. I was hoping that in time with regular my lips will become healthier: less dry and will stop flaking completely. However even though there was an improvement some flaking still remained after 2 weeks of use.

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Bottom Line:
Even though my lips didn't become 100% flake-free, I like the product and would recommend trying it. In the end, I did enjoy using it but my lips are quite a challenge!

LypSyl Original Formula is available on


Evelyn said...

Nice review, as I do get very chapped lips in the winter.

TAE said...

I often have chapped lips and you will never find me with out some type of lip balm. Lately I've found that using a lip balm with olive oil really helps heal my lips quickly.

Rob said...

My lips are a challenge, too. I first came across LypSyl back in 2005ish when it was still in a cylindrical tube. I'm a saxophonist and one of my fellow musicians recommended it. Later Wal-Mart stopped carrying it and I found ChopSaver (also a great product, but costs twice as much). Just a couple days ago I found LypSyl at Walgreens and was glad to pay half the price for more product.

Something I really want to mention is that I got the Honeyberry flavor because I know the mint flavoring in most balms is part of what causes lip chapping. If you have strong lips and use the other balms sparingly it's not a problem, but if you use it more than once a day and have a problem with chapped lips that mint will kill them slowly.

Galina said...

Rob, thank you so much for your informative comment! I did enjoy using LypSyl. But I couldn't find it in my current country of residence and when I travel I never think of looking for LypSyl. So now I am using some french balm. I like it! I should post about it.
It is very interesting that you noticed that menthol flavor causes chapping. They do use mint in balms alot! Strange...

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