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Saturday, May 2, 2015

EGO SKIN CARE: VIRAPROX - TRIPLE ACTION LIP BALM FOR PROTECTION AGAINST COLD SORES REVIEW !





Happy weekends all! 

I can't believe we've past another week (again) and so my beauty adventures continue through this wintry and cold season... Today I discuss and review about Ego Skincare's range of lipbalm called ViraproX...  is basically a lip balm that targets the common triggers of cold sores which can include: dry lips, sunburn, stress and fatigue. 
Here's a fun fact you didn't know: Approximately 76% of Australians carry the herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 which has no cure and can manifest as painful cold cores around your lip areas. Thankfully, ViraporX acts as a shield to help protect against cold sore outbreaks in the form of an easy to apply lip balm. 

You don't realise this but cold sores form first but giving you a tingling and itchy feeling around your lips. You'll notice a blister-like form that is filled with small fluid and can make the area around your lips very red, sore and itchy. I've had this a on several occasions and this may even be due to the type of junk foods that you consume.. They are really uncomfortable and thankfully there's ViraproX to help soothe any cold sores or prevent them from surfacing onto your lips! 

The ingredients in the formulation include - pertrolatum, glycerine, caprylic triglyceride and cocoa seed butter which essential helps to keep your lips feel hydrated and moisturised. Also, this lip balm includes a SPF formula of SPF UVA & UVB broad spectrum protection, which basically protects your lips from any sun damage which can trigger cold sores to surface up. They say that the sun induced cold sores is more severe than those triggered by other causes. So it's worthwhile knowing that there's added sun protection in the lip balm which can protect my lips from being damaged. 
Also the balm includes menthol which provides cooling and anti-itch properties for the skin. The menthol works to relieve any soreness around the cold sore areas that you might experience. Being around hot temperatures make increase your chances of getting cold sores, so it's great to know that the menthol and lysine helps to ease the uncomfortable symptoms. 
I've been using the lipbalm for a week now and I love how my lips are super protected from the sun and feels super hydrated all the time. I haven't experienced any cold sores forming on my lips yet, so it's a great lipbalm for prevention. The product is in a tube form with a glide on lip applicator for which you simply squeeze a little to distribute product onto your lips. This makes it very convenient for when you just want to apply it on the go or simply pop it into your purse because it's so handy for when you need a good lip balm that will make your lips feel hydrated. 
I find this lip balm useful because it contains sunscreen and menthol that can reduce any discomfort from cold sores or break outs. I would apply this sunscreen daily - several times a day to ensure that I protect myself from further breakouts on my lips and also from sun damage. 
Overall, this is great lip balm that's definitely for those who are experiencing cold sores or wanting to prevent them from surfacing, I am giving this a 4.8/5 stars!

POSITIVES:
  • SPF broad spectrum 30+
  • Moisturising
  • Protects lips and keeps them hydrated. 
  • Designed for people who suffer from cold sores. 
NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch. 
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Avoid eyes and contact with broken skin. 
  • If irritation occurs, wash the affected area. 
  • When using any products on cold sores always ensure you clean hands and fingers to help prevent cross infection on the face or to the product.
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Thank you EGOSKINCARE + VIRAPROX for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.

2 comments:

  1. Great review.. i just went out and purchased it to use on my trip to Europe in July. Hopefully this helps me remain cold sore free!

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    1. Thanks Kim, hope you have positive experiences with it! Let me know on how you go with it ;)

      xx

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