What is it:
*lipivir is the first prescription-free product of its kind now available for Canadians to avoid cold sore outbreaks along with the pain, stress and embarrassment that often come with them.
*lipivir is a clear gel ointment made from a unique mixture of polyethylene glycols (PEGs): a safe, non-active ingredient commonly used as filler in products like skin creams, which scientists discovered interferes with HSV-1, preventing its ability to infect healthy cells in the lips. The drug-free formula can be used alone or safely added to existing cold sore treatment regimens.
*It is available for $26.99 in a discreet 2 gram tube that lasts up to two months.
How it works:
*The product should be applied twice daily on and around the lip area to reduce the frequency of cold sores.
*You simply add this product to your daily beauty routine.
According to Renee Susin, Pharmacist in Halifax, NS
“Cold sore products currently on the market focus on either treating a cold sore once it has already started to emerge or covering it up. lipivir is the very first over-the-counter product of its kind available in Canada that can help sufferers prevent outbreaks. Given the stress, embarrassment and difficulty encountered when treating an active cold sore, this new product can not only improve the well-being of those who have recurrent outbreaks but also may limit transmission of the virus.”
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however, as always, all opinions on this blog remain my own.