I hate the Canadian winters for many reasons – one being that my skin and lips get painfully dry. And chapped dry lips is the worst – my lips get sore, cracked and pretty much make me look like I have leprosy!
So when I received an email from Goslings original ChopSaver Lip Care asking if I would like to try their product out I couldn’t reply HELLS YEAH fast enough (especially given that the weather has just taken a turn for COLD in Toronto).
According to me
This is a really great lip balm – especially if you are prone to getting chapped/dry lips. It has a really nice light citrus taste to it.
I find it very very moisturizing – it doesn’t absorb right away like some, which allows for a nice layer of protection. It is similar texture to Burts Bees, but I find it has more moisturizing properties and a “waxier” texture to it. Really love that there is an SPF 15 version because your lips need sun protection too.
I have been wearing it under my lipstick/lipliner during the day and don’t find it makes any impact on the durability of my lip makeup.
I do suggest putting on ChopSaver right away after washing your face, then doing your foundation/eyes/cheeks/etc. Leave the lipliner and lipstick to the end of your makeup routine to allow ChopSaver to absorb more (since it’s a thicker lip balm than the most).
I put on an extra thick layer at nighttime and have been waxing up to soft moist lips in the morning.
This product is for sure a MUST HAVE for the winter months for me.