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Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips

January 20, 2014

If you read my blog you will know that I am either wearing a bold lipstick or a plain lip balm... there seems to be no in between. This post today is a review of the newest lip balm that I have in my collection, and I have been loving wearing it on a daily basis and especially before I go to bed.

I received this from Lookfantastic.com which is a British site that sells a huge range of makeup (including Stila at a much cheaper price than what we buy it for in Australia, and Urban Decay that is pretty much impossible to buy in Australia), haircare, skincare etc. and has free worldwide shipping!

This Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips retails on the Lookfantastic site for £11.50... which seems like a lot of money for a lip balm (that's around $22). But this lip balm contains 15g of product, which is nearly 3 times the amount of the infamous Korres Lip Butters (which retail for $18 in Australia). I believe you can also find this lip balm in Mecca Cosmetica, but it retails for $28.

This is supposed to be a cult multipurpose balm that was originally designed as a nipple balm for breastfeeding women. I guess they now market it mainly as a lip gloss, but the information on the Lookfantastic site says:

"Ideal for dry cuticles, dry skin patches, burns and abrasions, severely chapped lips, sore nipples, split ends, eczema, babies’ bottoms, and much more, it's an essential amongst top celebrity make-up artists. Used behind the scenes for extra long lasting lip gloss, eyelids, cheek bones, neatening eyebrows and basic skin emergencies, it's completely tasteless, odourless and fragrance free."

So if you want a heavy duty lip balm that does all of the above, then this is a good one to try. This has no scent or taste, and even though I do prefer a nice scent, I know a lot of people hate unnecessary perfumes added to their skincare.

I thought this didn't have the ingredients list on the tube, but I realised that it does (right near the barcode in the photo above) and it only contains one ingredient - medical grade lanolin. If you hate products that contain dozens of ingredients and chemicals, then this would be a great lip balm for you. But for people who don't know what lanolin is, it is a product that comes from sheep wool so this wouldn't be suitable for vegans. Lanolin is known to hold 200% its weight in moisture.

The product is very thick and the amount in the photo above would be enough for 2-3 lip applications. You can see in the swatch below that this does have a slightly yellow tint, but this doesn't look yellow on the lips. You can also see how shiny this applies. It has no scent, no taste, is super thick, but the balm doesn't feel at all sticky on the lips.

This is the perfect balm for someone who wants a very thick hydrating balm that doesn't contain any added nasty ingredients, doesn't feel sticky or uncomfortable on the lips, can be applied over lipsticks to add some shine, and can be used as a multi-purpose balm. After saying all of that, I mainly only use this on my lips before I go to bed.

Has anyone else tried this balm? I am surprised I haven't seen it around the blogging community!


  1. Do you think this is better for chapped lips than paw paw? xx


    1. I dont like paw paw, so in my opinion I do think its better :)

  2. I suffer from severe dry lips. Nice post, I might more into this product.

  3. this product is now in my wishlist. http://thewhimsywoman.blogspot.com/

  4. Sounds much like Lansinoh which you can pick up for a fraction of the price at the chemist/Priceline

    1. Like the Lanolips 101 ointment yes (which isn't cheap either) but all the other lanolips products don't contain 100% lanolin

  5. I really want to give this a go.. Been suffering from dry chapped lips for about a month now..

  6. I absolutely love lanolin products, they are very hydrating and moisturising! A brand I love that might be a little more accessible is Lanolips- they have their 101 Ointment which is also pure lanolin :) Amazing stuff! There's also another brand called Lasinoh which is placed in the baby section of a pharmacy- and it is pure lanolin but marketed for nipples (I work in pharmacy) which is excellent and much more affordable! I haven't seen this Dr Lipp balm before though and I really like its simple packaging :)

  7. I agree with you Kat, this is something new for me, haven’t seen this product yet from other bloggers. Glad you shared, it looks healthy for the lips!
    ~Pauline @Kallony


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