Gosling's Original ChopSaver Lip Care Review, Photos

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Gosling's ChopSaver Lip Care

It's officially Canadian winter, which can last anywhere from three to six months. With a few days lately dropping to -20C with windchill, the dry winter air is in full force. I need serious moisture, so when offered to review Gosling's Original ChopSaver Lip Care*, which was originally made for wind and brass musicians, of course I jumped at the opportunity. Keep reading to see what I thought!

Gosling's ChopSaver Lip Care

ChopSaver's ingredients are all-natural, with ten of them being certified organic. The first three are castor oil, candelilla wax, and beeswax, so the formula is a thicker one that will definitely stick to your lips for several hours and through drinking and light eating. There are also lip-nourishing ingredients like shea butter, mango butter, and arnica, among others -- and they're close to the top of the list and plentiful. There's a light citrus flavour/scent that is nice and not cloying.

I never thought about wind/brass musicians needing lip balm, but it makes a lot of sense now that I think about it! They would need something protective and nourishing that wouldn't wear off easily, and I find ChopSaver hits those marks (notes?) The waxy formula helps it stick to lips, as I noted before, and all the natural conditioning agents make lips smooth and soft. As per usual during winter, I've been dealing with an on- and off-again stuffy nose, along with the below-zero temperatures and high winds, and I haven't had chapped lips since using this lip balm!

Gosling's ChopSaver Lip Care

One small issue with ChopSaver is that the balm in the tube hardens in colder rooms/areas, so I'd make a note of that and warm it up between fingers or lips when applying. I've been keeping the tube in my bedroom which cools down in the daytime, but I don't find it affects the performance of the product. It's softer and smoother to apply when kept in warmer locations, however.

I definitely recommend checking out ChopSaver's lip balms, whether you're a musician or live in a cold climate, or just want a lip balm that works well! There's a version with SPF 15 too (sample packet shown in the first photo) which otherwise has the same formula. Americans and Canadians can order two- and three-packs of each on the ChopSaver website. Shipping to Canada is $8 USD though, so I'd either wait until our dollar isn't so poor or if you're going across the border. The balms can also be bought at CVS in the US.

Gosling's ChopSaver Lip Care Ingredients

How are your lips treating you this winter?

*Product provided for review. All opinions are my own.

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