And somewhere between that mental statement and now, I tried the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, and I was a convert. This is absolutely, no qualms, the BEST lip balm I have ever used. My lips don't usually get dry, but every now and them I develop severely chapped lips. (Curse you, Montreal weather. *fistshake*) This is the only lip treatment that soothes, hydrates and heals them, and does so in record time. I can have the worst cracking and peeling, and within two days of treatment my lips will be back to normal. The SPF is a nice bonus.
I always keep a tube of the original with me, but it also comes in a few different varieties, each with a light tint of color.
The mini versions, often available in little kits like this stocking stuffer set, are usually a fairly good deal and a less wallet-crunching way of trying out different shades. This trio, for example, was 32$ CAD, compared to one tube at 26$ CAD.
The regular size is .15 ounces, while the minis are each .08 onces. That works out to less than half the price for slightly more than half the amount.
Availability: The regular-sized ones are available from Sephora and the Fresh website. This particular trio is sold out, but similar sets are often available, like this duo. Price is 26$ CAD.
Pros: Incredibly moisturizing and protective. Instantly relieves chapped lips, doesn't feel sticky. Nicely scented, with a selection of shades. Swanky packaging for a lip balm.
Cons: Also a hefty price tag for a lip balm. Worth it in my opinion, but YMWV. The scents might be off-putting to some.
(I purchased these from Sephora.)