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ChapStick is a brand name for lip balm manufactured by Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, used in the United States, Australia, Canada, and United Kingdom. It is intended to help treat and prevent chapped lips; hence the name. Many varieties also include SPF 15 sunscreen in order to prevent sunburn. ChapStick. ... ChapStick. ... ChapStick. ... ChapStick. ... This article is about brands in marketing. ... A tube of ChapStick. ... Wyeth-Ayerst is a large American pharmaceutical company. ... Chapped lips is a condition whereby the lips become dry and possibly cracked. ...

Due to ChapStick's popularity, the term has become a genericized trademark, used to refer to any lip balm contained in a lipstick-style tube and applied in the same manner as lipstick. However, the term is still a registered trademark, with rights exclusively owned by Wyeth. In the United Kingdom the product's main competitor is Lipsyl which is distributed in similar packaging. A genericized trademark (also known as a generic trade mark or proprietary eponym) is a trademark or brand name that has become the colloquial or generic description for (or synonymous with) a particular class of product or service. ... The Bass Red Triangle, was the first trademark registered in Britain in 1876. ...

ChapStick comes in several different varieties, each with its own flavor and stylized applicators. Various formulations include the Classics, Moisturizers, Medicated, Flava-Craze, Overnight, and All-Natural.

Chapstick is sometimes available in special flavors developed in connection with marketing partners such as Disney (as in cross-promotions with Winnie the Pooh or the movie Cars) or with causes, such as Breast Cancer Awareness, in which 30¢ is donated for each stick sold,[1] (as in the "Susan G. Komen Pink Pack"). The "Flava-Craze" line is marketed to children, with colorful applicators and "fun" flavors such as "Grape Craze," "Blue Crazeberry," and "Watermelon Splash." Pooh redirects here. ... This article is about the animated movie. ... Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ... Susan G. Komen for the Cure, formerly known as The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, is an organization supporting breast cancer research. ...

Any given ChapStick may contain camphor, beeswax, menthol, petrolatum, phenol, Vitamin E, and aloe. However, there are hundreds of variants of ChapStick, each with its own composition. Hundreds of generic lipbalms also exist, each with their own varieties and flavors, meaning there are several thousand Chapstick and Chapstick-like products available to consumers. R-phrases 11-20/21/22-36/37/38 S-phrases 16-26-36 RTECS number EX1260000 (R) EX1250000 (S) Supplementary data page Structure and properties n, εr, etc. ... For the rock song by Nirvana, see Beeswax (song). ... Menthol is a covalent organic compound made synthetically or obtained from peppermint or other mint oils. ... Petroleum jelly or petrolatum is a byproduct of the refining of petroleum, made from the residue of petroleum distillation left in the still after all the oil has been vaporized. ... Phenol, also known under an older name of carbolic acid, is a toxic, colourless crystalline solid with a sweet tarry odor. ... The α-tocopherol form of vitamin E. Main articles: tocopherol and tocotrienol Vitamin E is the collective name for a set of 8 related tocopherols and tocotrienols, which are fat-soluble vitamins with antioxidant properties. ... Species See Species For other uses, see Aloe (disambiguation). ...



ChapStick functions as both a sunscreen, available with SPFs as high as 30, and a skin moisturizer and lubricant to help prevent and protect chafed, chapped, sunburned, cracked, and windburned lips. Sunscreen (also known as sunblock, suntan lotion) is a lotion, spray or other topical product that is intended to protect the skin from the suns ultraviolet (UV) radiation. ... Sunscreen or sunblock is a lotion that is applied to reduce skin damage by blocking ultraviolet radiation from the sun. ...

"Medicated" varieties also contain analgesics to relieve sore lips. For other uses of painkiller, see painkiller (disambiguation) An analgesic (colloquially known as painkiller) is any member of the diverse group of drugs used to relieve pain. ...

History of ChapStick

In the early 1870s, Dr. Charles Browne Fleet,[2] a physician and pharmacological tinkerer from Lynchburg, Virginia, invented ChapStick as a lip balm. The handmade product, which resembled a wickless candle wrapped in tin foil, was sold locally, but did not have much success. Do[[Media:Insert non-formatted text here]]ctor Charles Browne Fleet (September 18, 1843 - May 12, 1916) was a pharmacist and inventor of the laxative but more importantly, Chapstick. ... Lynchburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ...

In 1912, John Morton, also a Lynchburg resident, bought the rights to the product for five dollars. In their family kitchen, Mrs. Morton melted the pink ChapStick mixture, cooled it, and cut in into sticks. Their lucrative sales were used to found the Morton Manufacturing Corporation.

In 1963, The A. P. Robins Company acquired ChapStick from Morton Manufacturing Corporation. At that time, only ChapStick Lip Balm regular stick was being marketed to consumers; subsequently, many more varieties have been introduced. This includes ChapStick flavored sticks in 1971, ChapStick Sunblock 15 in 1981, ChapStick Petroleum Jelly Plus in 1981, and ChapStick Medicated in 1992. Picabo Street is commonly seen on television commercials as one of the company's endorsers. Sunscreen or sunblock is a lotion that is applied to reduce skin damage by blocking ultraviolet radiation from the sun. ... Picabo Street (born April 3, 1971 in Triumph, Idaho) is an American skier, now retired and living in Portland, Oregon. ...

Microphones in ChapStick tubes, used by E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy during the burglary in the Watergate building.

ChapStick tubes with hidden microphones played a role in the Watergate scandal of the early 1970s.[3] Image File history File links WatergateChapstickMicrophones. ... Image File history File links WatergateChapstickMicrophones. ... Microphones redirects here. ... -1... George Gordon Battle Liddy (born November 30, 1930) was the chief operative for U.S. President Richard Nixons White House Plumbers unit. ... The Watergate complex in Washington, DC., with the Kennedy Center visible in the background. ... Watergate redirects here. ...

US Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee starred in ChapStick commercials on television in which she dubbed herself "Suzy ChapStick." [4] An athlete carries the Olympic torch during the 2002 torch relay The Winter Olympic Games are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. ... Suzy Chaffee is an Olympic gold medal skier and actress. ...


  1. ^ ChapStick
  2. ^ C.B. Fleet: History
  3. ^ The Watergate Files - The Watergate Trial: May 1972 - June 1973 - Overview
  4. ^ Where Are They Now? Suzanne 'Suzy Chapstick' Chaffee, celebrity skier

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ChapStick Lip Conditioner is an advanced conditioning and moisturising formula enriched with 10 moisturisers including vitamin E and aloe vera.
ChapStick Ultra SPF 30+ is a very high protection sunscreen to protect your lips from sun damage.
ChapStick All Natural is a unique blend of 10 moisturisers including Natural vitamin E together with jojoba, mango butter, coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, candelilla and sunflower extracts.
Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Announces the Availability of ChapStick 100% Naturals (482 words)
ChapStick Botanical Medleyand#61652; is specially formulated to help keep lips naturally hydrated and smooth with a blend of botanical ingredients, including sunflower oil, coconut oil, jojoba and candelilla wax.
For 125 years, ChapStick, one of today’s leading lip care brands, has been a beauty care essential that delivers nourishment to dry, dehydrated lips and helps keep them looking and feeling their healthy best.
ChapStick lip products are specially formulated to seal in moisture to help relieve and prevent dry, chapped lips.
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