Oh the joy of having allergic reactions to lip balms. Last time it was the EOS lip balm, which I have a post on HERE. This time it is Nivea's lip balms. I have the Touch of Smoothness and Milk & Honey balms. I used this product on Saturday (4 days ago) and yesterday I started having a dry patch above my lip. Now, it is absolutely horrible.
Not only is this embarrassing, it is also very painful. The bottom of my lip looks and feels raw. My top lip felt like it was forming little bumps, but now it is just dry skin. I know this picture isn't flattering, but when searching for this problem there is no good pictures really showing what happens. Now I found a connection between these Nivea lip balms and the EOS. They both have Beeswax in them. I think this may be the problem even though I have never had this problem in the past. EOS's first ingredient is Beeswax and Nivea has it almost at the end of the list. Either way, I am going to start really reading labels to my lip products because this is not a fun problem to have.
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