I was sent Letibalm to try out. Now you know that I’m using Roaccutane to clear up my skin right? Well, after 5 months on Roaccutane my lips are taking a beating.

They are extremely dry and cracked, and some days they start bleeding too. I’ve tried everything, and I do have a few solutions that seem to work. My worst lip days are Mondays. The aircon in the office just kills my skin after the weekend’s recovery time. By the end of Monday, my lips are generally feeling awful.


I’ve been using Letibalm for a few days now. I’m trying the paediatric balm (for kids age 0-8 years) and the repair fluid.

It’s designed to be used on your lips and nose, and the area in between.

Letibalm is a gentle, restorative balm that moisturises dry skin, helps to repair chaps and cracks and calms irritation. It also creates a protective layer to prevent further damage. Made with natural decongestants menthol and camphor, Letibalm will help ease breathing.

My findings:

  • Because it contains menthol and camphor, and because my skin is UBER sensitive at the moment, I must be honest, the Letibalm (adult version) stings a bit. However, it lasts a long time on my lips and makes a huge difference! That stinging sensation is probably not felt by most people though… my skin is just crazily sensitive at the moment.
  • The paediatric tub is fabulous. It’s so much milder, so there’s no stinging at all. I love the scent of the balm, and although it’s quite tough to get some out of the tube (it’s pretty hard balm), it works amazingly well.

My verdict: I’d buy it to keep in my office drawer permanently. It really seems to counteract that awful dry aircon air.

It’s available from Dischem.