At the check out lane of Office Depot, I notice Chap Stick SPF15 Moisturizer, reduced to 14 cents. I looked at the cashier and asked if the price was right, and if it was for sale? The answer to both questions came back “Yes”. I said that I couldn’t believe the price, and the guy told me that he knew they would be sold if he put them where everyone checking out, could see them.
The package was completely sealed and I used a box cutter to open it, and get out the tube of Chap Stick. The color of the tube s blue and it has a white seal on the end. It states that the seal was for my protection. ‘Twist cap to break seal’. This I did but it didn’t work. I passed it over to Len and he couldn’t open it either. We got the box cutter and broke the seal.
The lip balm is a cream color and I twisted the bottom of the tube so that it came above the edge. I put it up to my nose, and it has a very pleasant, slight fragrance. I then applied it to both my bottom and top lips. I then pursed them together and I could feel the moisture immediately. It felt very much like petroleum jelly, or Vaseline, as we called it in England.
After applying it I decided to go swimming. Even though the time was 6.30 p.m., the temperature here in Florida, was almost 90 degrees and the sun still shinning. My lips were great while swimming and after I returned home. During the evening I drank a glass of water, and my lips still felt good. They didn’t slide off one another but quite a bit of the moisture remained.
The next day I put the Chap Stick Moisturizer on after having a glass of water. I then proceeded to head off for breakfast. I had several cups of decaffeinated coffee and half an order of biscuits and gravy. I used my napkin to remove any food on my lips and then pursed them together. They were still moist, although the slight, greasy effect had left my lips. As I would be walking in the sun to my car, I figured that I needed to apply a little more. After all, I may have lost the SPF15 sunscreen on my lips, and I didn’t want to go into the sunshine without the protection.
I have to say that Chap Stick Moisturizer is much better than the generic store brands. They do nothing for my lips. However, I think I prefer Blistex to all the other makes of lip balm, I have tried.
By purchasing this one for just 14 cents I think it was the bargain of the century. I am very pleased with the moisture I have in my lips, and will continue to use it, until it is finished. I tend to use my lip balm before getting dry or chapped lips.
White petrolatum 40.7%
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