All Hail Dr. Lipp!

Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm is somewhat of a cult product. When I worked in Space NK, this would fly off the shelves – with a strong following of devout fans which keep coming back for more. It’s not because they all have problematic nipples – the Nipple Balm is more like a wonder balm – one of those products you can put to so many different uses. I had never been drawn to it, as I was once a nursing mother myself, the smell of it (although it is a much much weaker smell) took me back to those days, and back then I had never been inclined to try my nipple balm on my lips so seemed normal not to try it now. Eventually curiosity got the better of me. It does make me wonder who tried it first, and how they discovered it could do so many things?

It’s most commonly used for lips – providing amazing moisture and healing properties. I had a crack in the corner of my lip, and after one day of using the Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm on it, it was completely gone.  Similarly, a rash I had from a reaction to a necklace went after one day too. It can be used for any chapped, dry skin, fine lines, sore noses, split ends, dry cuticles and minor burns and abrasions, and of course, it can also be used for cracked nipples. It’s been medically proven to reduce skin roughness by up to 40% in one hour, and you can definitely tell – your lips / skin feel so much better after one round of it. It’s 100% natural and 100% pure with no parabens which means it’s perfect for the whole family.

I had planed on putting this into my make up kit, but after a couple of weeks of using it, I have fallen in love – this one is staying firmly in my handbag!

Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm costs £11.50 for 15ml and is available at Space NK, Cultbeauty, Zuneta and LostInBeauty.

Trilogy Ultra Hydrating Face Cream

I need to give a shout out to my new friend – Trilogy’s Ultra Hydrating Face Cream.

When I was first sent this I was a little worried about trying it out – I have sensitive, spot prone, combination skin – and assumed that this would make my oily bits even oilier, so I put it away for when I was feeling very dry, or if I found someone else to test it out on.

A couple of weeks ago, I tested it for myself. I was feeling very dry.

If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen me say that I had suddenly developed really dry, itchy and flaky eyelids. As well as this – I had a huge spot near my lip, and because of all the spot treatments I’d put on it, the whole area of skin had dried out and was beginning to flake. This was not me at my best!

I first used it at night in case it turned me into a shine-ball, but I need not have worried. Although it’s incredibly rich and thick, it seems to moistuise my face in a ‘dry’ way if possible – not leaving any traces of dewiness.

It contains Manuka Honey, Evening Primrose and Coconut which all have great moisutrising and calming properties. Alongside the Lavender smell, it feels very soothing as it’s applied.

My skin drank the moisturiser up immediately and by the following morning there were definite improvements. After one more day my flaky lids and lips were restored to their former glory – hurrah!

I have been so impressed with this face cream that I have started using it during the day as well as at night time, as a part of my daily routine. Make up looks great over it – it had occurred to me that foundation may slip off as it’s so moisturising, but that’s not the case.

As I mentioned earlier, I have combination skin, and because I use Retin-A I do get dry patches. Since using this, all my dry patches have completely vanished. If you suffer from dry bits on your face please please please, try to get your hands on this – it really worked miracles on mine!