Just hear me out, yes, I'm doing a review on a tube of lip balm, but it's for a very good reason. When I was offered a pr sample of the Goslings Original ChopSaver Lip Care ($3.99), I browsed the website and was automatically intrigued about the product. The all-natural, herbal lip care, ChopSaver, was developed by professional trumpet player, Dan Gosling, in his own kitchen. Motivated by the natural healing agent derived from sunflowers, Arnica, he concocted the perfect formula to also include organic ingredients Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Avocado Oil, Aloe, Citrus Oils, and Grapeseed Oil (see ingredient list here*).
Not only is his lip balm highly touted by musicians who no longer need to worry about chapping, soreness or inflammation, ChopSaver is also recommended by doctors as a Petroleum and gluten-free lip care that is long lasting and soothing. Their is also the ChopSaver SPF 15 lip balm for outdoor protection.
Now, as a full time beauty blogger, I wear a lot of lip products. Sometimes one a day, most times 5-20 a day when I'm doing a swatching session with new lip color collections. With repetitive application, wiping off with a wet wipe or moistened cotton pad, reapplication, wiping off, over and over... my lips will suffer from abrasion. They turn tomato red, they swell with irritation, the corners will feel raw and sensitive to the slightest smirk, and my lip skin will feel so swollen and tight that they will start to crack and bleed if I do not smother them with ointment immediately. I've tried various lip balms, from Vaseline Lip Treatments to L'Occitane Shea Butter, and everything in between. Nothing really soaked in like I needed, they always felt waxy and just sitting on top of my lips.
And then ChopSaver came along, and I honestly threw out all my other chap sticks and lip balms. This is the only lip care product I have tried that truly heals and protects my lips without ever feeling waxy or mask like. I was wearing it every day for about a week, and my lips were the most perfect they have ever been. I skipped a week and used a Burt's Bees lip balm instead, and I noticed within the first day that my lips started feeling dry, rough and chapping again. It is night and day how purely honest the ChopSaver is. I don't think I've ever felt as monogamous towards a lip balm as I do with ChopSaver!
Castor Oil, Candelilla Wax, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Aloe Vera, Carnauba Wax, Avocado Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Arnica, Calendula, Comfrey, Raspberry Leaf, White Willow, Vitamin E, Citrus Essential Oils, Ginger Essential Oil, Pea Isolate.
ChopSaver with SPF 15 is fully compliant with the latest FDA regulations for Broad Spectrum Protection.