Monday, 23 September 2013

Lotil Cream and Lip Balm Review

I am always on the look out for new skincare products and with the Winter months approaching, my skin and lips are often left feeling dry.

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Lotil is a brand I have never heard of before but they have been around for over 100 years, providing a range of skincare products that not only help with the symptoms of dry, chapped skin, they also help create a barrier against germs and bacteria.

I was sent their original hand cream in a 50ml tube and their twist up lip balm to test and review.

lotil cream and lip balm

The cream itself is a rich hydrating moisturiser and Lotil recommend using it on all dry skin, it has been known as the miracle worker. Containing powerful emolients, it rapidly rehydrates the skin, freeing it from that chapped feeling. It is non greasy and rubs in easily, I found that I only needed a small amount each time I used it. 

I liked that it can be used all over, from hands and feet to the face and body and it isn't just for people with things like eczema, it can be used on a day to day basis to protect your body from daily wear and tear. The best part about Lotil is that it also has antibacterial qualities guarding against infection, so can also be used on bites, rashes and small burns and wounds. 

The cream comes in four different sizes, a 30ml tube, a great size to just pop on your handbag, a 50ml tube, ideal size to take on holiday with you, a 114ml jar and a 500ml extra large container, so you never have to worry about running out.

The lip balm has all the same qualties of the cream, which makes it very effective at preventing and stopping cracked, dry, chapped lips. With added SPF30 protection, it is perfect for all year round use. Again a lovely size to just pop in your pocket or inside your handbag. 

I have now been testing these products for 3 weeks. I really like them both, especially the lip balm. As soon as Autumn arrives, I start getting dry, cracked lips and I am pleased to say that the Lotil lip balm has really helped, it hasn't stopped the dryness completely but my lips are a lot softer and less sore than they normally are. The cream has come in handy when I have been out and about. Pushing a pushchair around constantly means that my hands are forever exposed to the elements and the cream has really helped in making my hands feel less battered from the cold and windy weather.

The Lotil range can be bought from places like boots with the lip balm costing £1.18 and the cream starting from £3.08, the prices are extremely reasonable compared to a lot of other brands, definitely worth giving a try in my opinion.

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Disclaimer : These items were sent to me free of charge for reviewing purposes however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

23 comments:

  1. I always suffer from chapped lips in the winter so the lip balm sounds good!

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

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    1. my kids suffer with it too so always handy to have with me x

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  2. I love that the cream can be used all over to save buying lots of different types. :)

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    1. I'd never heard of it before I got asked to review, it is really nice x

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    2. It also means less things to carry in your bag, which is always helpful.

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  3. looks great and a fantastic price, i'm always dubious of expensive products especially if they don't work.
    Great for this colder weather were getting :) x

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    1. I was surprised at how cheap they were!!

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  4. i think i would love the lip balm i use so much over the winter.

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    1. me too, lip balm is a Winter must have!! x

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    1. Definitely at that price they are worth trying x

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  6. Oh this looks good. My lips and skin always suffer as we move from Summer to Autumn

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    1. The sudden temperature change always makes my lips go dry n horrible!! x

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  7. I've never heard of this brand but the products sound amazing, I love a good lipbalm.

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  8. Never heard of this before, love the chilly months as I love lip balm! Hehe

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  9. My skin and lips get really sore and dry during the Winter months so will have to give these products a try. Never heard of this brand before though so thanks for sharing.

    Vikki xxx
    Love From Mummy

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  10. Great review, i get really bad lips in the winter i should give this a go! thanks for sharing xx

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