I wrote Lip Saver in hopes of finding a solution to my chronically dry lips, or at least to start a discussion of what other people have experienced. Never did I think it would lead me to Boob Cream. I wondered… why hadn’t I thought of using boob cream before? I’ve tried just about everything else including diaper rash cream?!? But then again, I don’t have kids and have never needed to moisturize my nipples. hahaha.
I walked into Babies R Us, sought out a female employee, and sheepishly asked where I could find “boob cream.” She looked puzzled and I thought, “Oh God, please don’t announce it on the PA system!” A second later, she laughed and showed me where the boob cream was (aka Lansinoh). I hurried home, and excitedly applied the boob cream on my lips. As soon as I put it on, I thought… “where have you been all my life!?!”
Lansinoh is similar to Vaseline and Aquaphor, but much thicker in consistency. It’s an extremely dense ointment and acts as a barrier to lock in moisture. Other lip moisturizers have lanolin in it too, but in smaller doses mixed with a lot of other ingredients. Lansinoh is just pure lanolin in it’s purest and preservative free form.
I recommend warming it up between (clean) fingers before applying. It can be quick difficult to apply right out of the bottle to apply because it’s so thick.
So it works great, but was it safe to digest lanolin? Then it occurrs to me (!) that if it’s safe for a baby to digest, it’s probably safe for me too.
Here are the lip moisturizers that were in my makeup bag today (excluding colored lip glosses):
Crazy lip balm lady right? Now that I have Lansinoh in my life, I think I’ll reduce it just to that… and maybe a lip gloss.
This is exactly why I started PrettyGossip. I wanted to be able to discuss and share with people all the things that help us feel and look pretty. Boob cream is definitely helping me feel pretty and confident today. If this post has helped you or you know someone who suffers from dry lips, please share this post.
A huge thank you to kelizabethr, a pretty gossiper and fellow blogger, who introduced me to the “Boob Cream.”