An intensely nourishing lipbalm, helps repair dry, chapped lips. Protects lips from dryness.

For most of us, lip care doesn’t go much further than the obvious lip balm during the winter months. Even then, we only reach out to it when our lips have already been damaged by the winter cold.  In other words: When it’s too late…. Airconditioning, by the way, is equally agressive to our lips.

Ingredients: Aqua, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Isohexdecane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxy Stearate, Cera Alba, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Glycine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Phenoxyethanol, Tribehenin, Glyceryl Behenate, Capryloyl Glycine, Triticum Vulgare, Sodium Lactate, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, Lecithin, Polysorbate 80, Alcohol, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide.

Bepanthol lip balm

Unfortunately, the lip balms of most commercial brands are based on mineral oil, which, in my opinion, DOESN’T HELP AT ALL. This, plus a rather large amount of “cooling” MENTHOL – to make you forget the pain -, brings us in a vicious circle, which we can hardly get out of.

Cold weather, central heating and airconditioning in summer, all cause our lips to dry out.

A good lip balm should have both MOISTURIZING and HEALING ingredients, so our lips can actually REPAIR  themselves.

Although my associations with the producer of this product (Bayer) are with weed killer rather than with skin care, their Bepathol Lip Balm is truly a wonderful product. One of the key ingredients, Panthenol (VITAMIN B5) helps REPAIRING our lips and supports the growth of new skin cells.

Skin-identical – thus natural – oils, like CERAMIDES, strengthen the skin barrier, which helps the healing process of dry, chapped lips. And all this in a nice, creamy , non-sticky-at-all formula.

Positive points: nice, soft and hydrating, no sticky feeling (like most lip balms). Fast results. Fragrance free.

Negative points: make a larger tube, please !

Fragrance: no (thank god); I’m not a fan of strawberry, mango or other exotic tastes on my lips….

Sold through pharmacies and some drug stores.


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