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      23.05.2014 12:21
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      An ok lip balm but no better than a chapstick really

      Dr Hauschka do some lovely products and I am a bit fan of their Rose cream and facial toner especially as they really work for my skin. They are expensive but still a lot cheaper than some of the more premium brands and more effective for me personally. Because I love them so much I have tried a few different products they do and while most have been fabulous I haven't loved them as much as the toner and cream.
      The lip balm stick is the one thing from Dr Hauschka that I have been left disappointed with as to me it wasn't really any different than a 99 pence chap stick and I certainly wouldn't buy it again because of that reason.
      It isn't a bad lip balm but I just didn't think it could justify its price tag of 9.00.
      The stick is just basically a plain lip balm albeit with some natural and organic ingredients in it. The balm conditions and moisturises well but nothing special and I found that I needed to apply it more often than I would have expected given its price. I have no complaints in how it worked but it just didn't feel premium enough for the price nor did it make a huge difference in how my lips looked or felt. It also didn't feel all that special on my lips and didn't give them a lovely sheen or anything.
      When I bought it I knew it had sun protection built in so I thought it would be good to take on holiday with me but I was surprised to discover that the SPF only equates to a factor of 3 which I think is far too low especially if you are going to be using it while sunbathing. It might be ok for just walking about in the UK spring time but I wouldn't have thought it was high enough for most in summer or the sun abroad.
      For me I wouldn't buy this again or even recommend it. It is a nice lip balm but that's all it is as I didn't think there was anything special about it and I didn't think it was anywhere near as good as some of the other Dr Hauschka products that I have tried before or as good as the potted lip balm they also do that just feels more luxurious and works better at preventing dryness.

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      03.01.2014 20:40
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      A good balm

      During the winter months, my lips get really chapped and dry so I try to always ensure that I have some balm or cream in my handbag to stop me from touching or picking at them. I had used Dr Hauschka lip balm in the past and to be honest wasn't that impressed so when my mum brought me this for Christmas, I didn't really hold out much hope that it would be any good.

      Not many places stock Dr Hauschka, my mum buys it from John Lewis online, what I like about John Lewis is they offer a wide variety of delivery options (evenings, next days, specific days and Saturdays all for reasonable prices). You can also buy online from Dr Hauschka direct at http://www.drhauschka.co.uk where delivery is free if you spend over £40 but the delivery options are not as flexible.

      The lip care stick retails for £9 for a 4.9g stick which I do think is quite reasonable, especially when compared to more luxury brands on the market. The stick is white in colour with the orange, gold and black lettering and logos, it measures a few inches tall (very much a similar size to a Chapstick, just a little thicker).

      The inner balm is bright orange in colour, but doesn't actually have any taste; it does have a nice floral/zingy fragrance to it. Despite with bright colour, when I apply, I don't look like I am wearing orange lipstick (orange just isn't my colour). Instead, it gives my lips a nice shine. When applying, the balm transfers easily onto my lips which means I don't have to use too much, so despite the high price, I do think this will last me for a long time, more than cheaper versions on the market.

      Not only does this care stick help protect my lips from the elements and stop them drying out, I would say that it has improved the overall condition. My lips feel a lot softer since using and they don't chap and crack as much as they normally do.

      What I like about this brand is that they use completely natural ingredients and do not test on any animals. Also, they boast that where possible, they try and obtain most of their ingredients from certified biodynamic and organic sources.

      I tend to use this quite regularly, especially at the minute while its cold and after using for a couple of days, I did notice the difference and my lips certainly felt softer and didn't tend to dry out as quick.

      This is advertised as being a less intensive treatment that the pot of balm by Dr Hauschka, but I think that this actually performs a lot better.

      The only real downside is that I do have to reapply quite a lot throughout the day and for that reason, I the product gets 4 out of 5 stars from me.

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        02.01.2014 15:29
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        Overpriced and not intensive enough for me

        If there is one thing that I couldn't possibly live without it is a lip balm as there is nothing I hate more than having dry chapped lips. In winter I always get dry lips and have to use lip balm constantly which is honestly a bit of a vicious circle as I think that the balms make my lips used to the moisture which actually makes them drier in the long run. Knowing this doesn't make it any better though when my lips are dry so I still always use a balm.

        I got a Dr Hauschka balm from my sister who works in a salon as a freebie because they had opened two by accident as testers and only needed one. I've never been known to turn down a freebie in my life but this is definitely not one that I would pay money for especially as it is expensive and I didn't think it was effective enough to be paying the premium for it. I am currently using a Lacura lip balm which cost me £1 for 4 and for me personally these lip balms are just as effective for a fraction of the price so sometimes it does go to prove that buying an expensive brand doesn't mean that you will get a vastly superior product.

        As a lip balm it is ok but that's as far as I would go in my praise of it. It certainly isn't a bad lip balm but I just can't get over that it costs £10 when it doesn't do anything special. It moisturises but it doesn't feel greasy or heavy but I did think that when my lips were really dry I had to apply this several times for my lips to feel comfortable as one coating just wasn't enough. For lips that are just a little bit dry then this would be fine but personally I need something that is just that little bit heavier and more intense for my dry lips.

        Apparently this doesn't cause dependency meaning that you are supposed to be able to use it when you need without it making your lips crave moisture. This again is something that I didn't notice as when using it I felt that my lips needed balm just as much as they normally did before using it.

        One thing that this balm has going for it is that it contains an spf which is something that I actually really like because I suffer badly from coldsores which can be brought on by the sun. Unfortunately though this only has an spf of 3 which I think is far too low to be really effective and I can buy a balm with a higher spf for only a couple of pounds.

        Overall I wouldn't recommend this balm. I don't think it is bad but for the money it doesn't do anything special enough to justify the price and there are much cheaper brands available which do just as good a job as this one.

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          04.04.2012 11:53
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          Look for a cheaper balm

          I bought this product a while ago after using a few of the brand products and finding them quite good - there are a few that were disappointing, but when they are good they are really good.

          I love lip products and as I am not a lipsticks or gloss fan I prefer to invest in quality lip balms and salves to which I can add a tint if I want some colour. My main priority is keeping my lips hydrated and having a good, quick solution to chapped lips.

          This product comes in a white tube, essential designed like a lipsticks but in a cheaper white plastic tube. The design on the front with an orange band and writing is pretty outdated I think. I've thought this about most of the products from the brand but the fact that they don't concentrate on design and focus more on product really appealed to me.

          The product itself it made from plant wax and so it completely natural. I think it is really great to source products which are as natural as possible for your skin because they always seem to work better and are kinder to the environment. I don't necessarily go out of my way but I am always pleased to find a product from a reliable range with natural ingredients. This product also has SPF in it so it can be used on the few sunny days we get in England, or on holiday. I like a product that is versatile and offers me more then one function so this is great.

          The product goes on very smoothly, it works exactly as a lipstick does but you get more of a balm feeling. It feels very lightweight and not at all sticky, the product is a little thin so it can feel greasy on your lips but then it is absorbed quickly so this doesn't last too long. You don't have to use much to get the desired effect and although lightweight it does feel very hydrating to your lips. I noticed that is visibly reduced chapping on my lips and did make them feel smoother and less dry. Overall I was pretty happy with the performance of the product, all but the smell and taste. Much like the eight hour cream balm it has a slightly odd smell and taste to it which can be a little unpleasant. I think once you get used to it it is fine, but it is an unusual smell for a balm and especially when you applying it so close to your nose!

          I paid just over £12 for this product, having bought it online, but I imagine if you shop around you can probably find it cheaper. This is quite an expensive lip balm but I am never worried about paying a lot for something as long as you get good quality. I think this is a good quality lip balm but probably not superior enough over cheaper products for me to buy it again, it was a nice little treat though.

          A nice treat but you can find cheaper.

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          02.04.2012 10:49
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          I bought this product about 4 months ago. I have used this brand for a few products in the past and take advantage of the free samples that I got from when I bought a full sized product. Although I didn't try this on a sample I thought that this sounded ideal at trying to sort my dry Lips out and the price wasn't all that bad especially for a designer brand.

          This product has 5 different Natural Plant Waxes in it which seals Moisture into your Lips to help get them soft and keep them soft. This also has a SPF in it so to stop the sun from drying your Lips out any further.

          Just use this the same way that you would use any Lip Balm. Since this comes in a stick then you can just slick this over your Lips. Just twist the bottom of this to get the Balm up a bit.

          I am not overly keen on the colouring of this packaging. It looks like the picture on here and I think this looks a bit cheap in a way.

          The Balm does seem to be quite greasy and I wondered if this would settle into the corners of my mouth and end up giving me spots, but it is alright. This is quite rich and you don't need a lot of this to give a decent coverage of your Lips. There isn't any flavour to this and although you can get a hint of Waxy taste from this it isn't that bad and I have certainly had worse. There seems to be a slight Honey scent to this and it is all ok.

          I paid £10.49 for this which I know sounds expensive for a Lip Balm and it is expensive but it is a good product. I got quite a few little sample products when I bought this too.

          Do I find this works on my dry Lips? Yes I think this does just fine. Just a couple of applications of this and my Lips feel nice and soft and seem to stay soft for a good while

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          17.02.2012 21:23
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          A natural lip balm which moisturises and protects the lips.

          My lips are always getting dry and cracked, whether it is summer or winter time, and I've found that the cheaper supermarket lip balms just don't get the job done. My latest purchase in the lip department was the Lip Care Stick which has been created by Dr. Hauschka.

          What does the product do?
          The product promises to use natural plant waxes to seal moisture into the lips which helps to keep them soft, preventing them from chapping and cracking. It also offers a very small amount of natural protection which stops any environmental factors from aging the lips, keeping them healthy.

          How does it work?
          The skin on our lips isn't self moisturising like the skin on the rest of bodies so they need a bit of extra help. The product contains Shea Butter which is one of nature's greatest moisturiser and it hydrates the skin deeply. It is suitable for use on all skin types.

          It helps to keep the skin feeling soft and supple, as well as nourishing it with vitamins and minerals. The inclusion of wax from five different plants then locks this moisture into the lips so that it can't be lost.

          How do you use the product?
          The product can be applied to the lips using the stick packaging as often as required throughout the day.

          Packaging and Price
          The product comes packaged in the way you would expect a product of this type to be. It comes in a white stick with a lid that is pulled off. The product itself is honey coloured and the bottom of the stick needs to be twisted in order to access more the product.

          The Lip Care Stick can be bought for around £10 and for that you will get almost 5 grams of the product. It can be bought from large department stores and from plenty of online websites. Despite this being quite pricey for a lip product, you will find it incredibly long lasting.

          Aroma
          The product has a natural smell because of all the natural ingredients within it. The main aroma of the lip balm is a herbal one which is not up my street all but as its natural, it doesn't bother me too much. It is really evident so you can't really ignore it, especially as it is immediately beneath your nose. Have a little sniff before buying would be my recommendation about this one. The product doesn't have much of a taste to it and certainly not anything enough to put someone off using the product.

          Performance
          The product is easy to apply to the lips. It is quite an oily lip balm so it glides over the lips easily and won't pull or drag on the skin like some similar products can do. It feels comfortable on the lips and doesn't irritate or sting. It give the sensation of coating rather than moisturising the lips but it still removes feeling of dryness.

          Despite this not being a lip balm which is supposed to add colour to the lips, coupled with the fact that the stick is an orange colour, I was surprised to see it added a slight pink tinge to my lips. It's a lovely hint of colour which makes the lips look healthy. It also adds a sheen to the lips which makes them look a little glossy which is also lovely.

          It doesn't make the lips feel sticky or greasy. The effects of the product are not very long lasting and I do find myself using the product plenty of times throughout the day. I wouldn't say the staying power of the actual balm is good but my lips feel softer than before once the product has been removed.

          All in all, this is a good product and despite it being pricey, I think in this case you get what you pay for. It leaves the lips feeling and looking lovely so this one is well worth buying. But that's only as long as you don't mind herbal aromas.

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          11.01.2012 20:12
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          I simply love love love it

          Like a lot of people I do tend to suffer from very dry and cracked lips, especially during the colder winter months. Lately my lips have been especially bad and have even been bleeding. I do tend to lick my lips a lot during the day however, and I think this is exacerbating the problem. I have spent a fortune (probably literally) on various lip balms and creams and some of them work quite well, some of them don't work well at all, but I have to say, sadly not many of them can be called 'brilliant.

          That it until I found (ta da!!) Dr Hauschka Lip Balm. I have read so very many reviews on this balm, most of them positive, I have to say, that I was just too tempted no to buy it and try it out for myself. What I love about this particular lip balm though is the fact that it is puery organic. I always think you should be very careful about what you put on your lips (make up wise, I mean) as remember you are probably swallowing all those little bits of lipstick, balms, creams etc., and they all add up. Yuk! If I'm going to ingest something unintentionally, then I'd prefer it to be something natural, thank you, and not containing ma made chemicals or artificial ingredients.

          I ordered my Dr Hauschka Lip Balm online and I paid £10.95 for the standard, lip stick sized tube containing 4.9g of brightly coloured solid little block of orange coloured balm. I was tickled to learn that the balm contains extract of carrot (which probably explains why it's carrot coloured to be honest) and it also has beeswax and shea butter. All lovely ingredients meant to make my lips feel moist, smooth, plump and hydrated. If anyone is interested in the full list of ingredients, they are as follows:

          Castor (Ricinus Communis) Seed Oil (Ricinus Communis), Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Extract (Rosa Canina), Jojoba Oil (Buxus Chinensis), Lanolin, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera) (Cera Flava), Carrot (Daucus Carota) Extract (Daucus Carota), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii) (Butyrospermum Parkii), Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifolia Wax) (Candelilla Cera), Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, Rose Petal Extract (Rosa Gallica), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (Prunus Dulcis), Anthylis Vulneraria Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Apricot (Prunus Armeniaca) Kernel Oil (Prunus Armeniaca), Jojoba Wax (Buxus Chinensis), Fragrance (Parfum/essential oil), Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral, Cinnamal, Linalool, Eugenol, Rose Wax (Rosa Gallica), Lecithin

          This is a fantastic little product to carry with you during the day when you are out and about. I take mine to work with me every day without fail. The only downside for me though is the fact that the top keeps popping off inside my bag and by the time I've noticed it's usually covered in bits of 'bag fluff', which isn't nice. I am then forced to sit and pick bits off before I apply to my lips. Well, no-one wants fluffy lips, do they?

          What I love about this lip balm is the fact that it has a dual purpose for me. It not only protects my lips from harsh elements like the wind and icy cold air as it gives my lips a protective seal, but it also seems to have the ability to actually improve the condition of my already dry and cracked lips and makes them look plumper and smoother and a lot more hydrated and healthy looking.

          It doesn't taste unpleasant, in fact I find it fairly natural and I wear it underneath my normal lipstick, just to gibe me that added bit of protection from the winter elements. I also wear it at weekends on its own without any lipstick on top and it has a soft and natural look (and NOT orange, I'm pleased to say).

          I do love this lip balm. It is by far one of the best, if not THE best I have used. Yes, it's expensive but it is definitely worth every penny I paid.



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            05.01.2012 22:15
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            Over priced

            You certainly pay a premium for organic products and that is certainly the case with this organic lip care product from Dr Hauschka as at £9.95 for a 4.9g stick it might be organic but in my opinion it has nothing extra to offer than a far cheaper product has. There is no discernable feel or benefit to my lips and for that reason it does not justify the price tag. Fortunately this was given to me by a friend who received two in the post when she only ordered one however after using it we have both agreed that it is not worth the money and it is not something I will be buying for myself.

            That is not to say that it does not do the job it is intended to do. It does protect my lips and they do feel nice and moist after applying this, it is just that other brands will also do that for a lot less. As a lip balm it does stop my lips cracking or getting sore. The packaging is nothing special, it looks like something straight from the medicine cabinet. A white tube with an orange stripe band around the middle, the lid lifts off to reveal a white dispenser and the orange tip of the balm. It contains beeswax and shea butter which gives it a nice soft, maleable texture and it is easy to apply to my lips with a smooth flowing stroke, you do not need to apply much pressure to it at all. It does add a little orange colour to my lips but nothing too distinctive as it blends into a soft skin tone once applied.

            My lips are left with a mosit look and it certainly does provide some protection from the lements and it also lasts quite a long time which is just as well given the price. The big draw back for me though has to be the price as it does nothing that a cheaper brand does not do and therefore it only gets two stars from me.

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            Other than price there is nothing to fault.

            Lypsyl is one of the most popular lip balms on the market. I have always used this, especially in the winter months and I do still rely on it for caring for my lips. Having discovered the Dr Hauschka range, however, I gave their Lip Care Stick a chance, as I love trying new products. I am often getting chapped and cracked lips in the winter and so I were taking a risk by using this balm as opposed to Lypsyl, but I were willing to take the chance.

            Priced at around the £10 mark for the 4.9g stick it most certainly isn't cheap - I could buy 5 Lypsyl's for this amount! As this lip care stick is organic I suppose this is the reason for the added cost. As Dr Hauschka products carry a positive recommendation from my personal use, I must say I were quite happy to pay the price. The cap of the stick carries all the information, although it has a slightly clinical feel to it. Once this is removed you are left with a totally white casing which holds the orange block coloured lip care stick. Containing extracts of carrot I suppose this could be the reasoning behind this, but it was slightly off-putting if you ask me. The reason I say this is that I don't like to wear lip balm's that make me appear as if I am wearing lipstick. Fortunately this isn't the case, and if I apply it carefully I avoid that look completely. The comprehensive ingredients list is as follows;

            Castor (Ricinus Communis) Seed Oil (Ricinus Communis), Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Extract (Rosa Canina), Jojoba Oil (Buxus Chinensis), Lanolin, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera) (Cera Flava), Carrot (Daucus Carota) Extract (Daucus Carota), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii) (Butyrospermum Parkii), Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifolia Wax) (Candelilla Cera), Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, Rose Petal Extract (Rosa Gallica), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (Prunus Dulcis), Anthylis Vulneraria Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Apricot (Prunus Armeniaca) Kernel Oil (Prunus Armeniaca), Jojoba Wax (Buxus Chinensis), Fragrance (Parfum/essential oil), Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral, Cinnamal, Linalool, Eugenol, Rose Wax (Rosa Gallica), Lecithin.

            I apply the lip care stick as and when I need it, and although it is noticeable once applied, I don't have any discomfort from it. I don't like wearing things on my skin, and I don't like to use a lip balm that is greasy. Luckily this one is just right, and as it has a slightly waxy feel to it I don't mind this at all. My lips feel smooth and more supple, and I find that they are much softer and healthier both during and after use. I am confident in saying that the Dr Hauschka Lip Care Stick does an efficient job, but as with all products of this brand I am a little sceptical of the pricing. Is this product really worth the money when tested against the likes of Lypsyl? Perhaps not, unfortunately.

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            08.12.2011 15:08
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            great for lip protection in winter

            it's that time of year again when I have to start protecting my lips from the wind and cold as I have very sensative skin and my lips dry out quickly and if not protected by lip balm or a lip care stick then they will begin to dry, peel and crack sometimes resulting in painful rough skinned lips, which I hate as it takes so long to get them back to a good condition of supple, soft and moist lips.

            I begin to wear lipstick or balm as soon as the weather begins to get colder and I really don't care about the cost of a lipstick or balm as anything is worth paying for, just so I can keep my lips soft and supple as the alternative for me of having cracked and dry lips isn't any good and can be painful.

            I buy whatever looks good and prefer to buy organic or natural products especially if your going to put something on your skin or lips as in my opinion you can never be too careful what chemicals you choose or don't choose in my case to put on your skin.
            This Dr Hauschka Lip Care Stick is organic and comes in a lipstick tube of 4.9g and will cost you from between £9.95 to £10.99 depending on where you buy it from, I get mine from beauty.com but you can buy this on Amazon and a few other sites online.

            The stick is a solid one and is an orange colour , it has extracts of carrot in it which I presume gives it the colour and Jojoba and Shea butter and Bees wax as well as other oils and ingredients which are good for the skin.

            The ingredients are :-
            Castor (Ricinus Communis) Seed Oil (Ricinus Communis), Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Extract (Rosa Canina), Jojoba Oil (Buxus Chinensis), Lanolin, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera) (Cera Flava), Carrot (Daucus Carota) Extract (Daucus Carota), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii) (Butyrospermum Parkii), Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifolia Wax) (Candelilla Cera), Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, Rose Petal Extract (Rosa Gallica), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (Prunus Dulcis), Anthylis Vulneraria Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Apricot (Prunus Armeniaca) Kernel Oil (Prunus Armeniaca), Jojoba Wax (Buxus Chinensis), Fragrance (Parfum/essential oil), Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral, Cinnamal, Linalool, Eugenol, Rose Wax (Rosa Gallica), Lecithin

            This can be applied during the day whenever you feel you need to put some more on, I like to carry this around with me in my handbag and top it up on my lips so that I am constantly protected from the wind and icey weather in winter. It helps to soften the skin of the lips and keep them supple and smooth, it doesn't feel at all waxy on the lips and moisturises and protects them from the elements.

            I like this lips care stick as it is a good quality and even though it is a little pricey you are paying that little bit extra for an organic product, which in my opinion is sometimes worth the extra pennies you would usually pay.
            I find this a good product that lives up to it's boasts of softening and protecting the lips.
            I would recommend this to you if you have trouble with dry and cracked lips in winter, as this will help stop that from happening if you use it before you go out in the windy weather.

            It is suitable for sensative skin and also for normal to dry lips , it gets my 10 out of 10 vote I cannot fault it and it is something I have bought before and will be buying it again.

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            26.11.2011 23:54
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            An effective lip product but not pleasant to use

            WHAT IS IT?

            An organic lip balm in tube format from Dr. Hauschka.

            IS IT ANY GOOD?

            This is a basic but very effective lip balm, produced to be organic and natural it softens and protects the lips from the environment.

            It is made using candelilla wax and carnauba wax, bolstered with the addition of beeswax and rose wax plus a variety of natural oils such as almond oil, Shea butter and apricot kernel oil. This blend of ingredients make this a very nourishing and moisturising lip balm, it's not the nicest one to apply as it has an extremely waxy texture but is more effective than the creamier balms I also use regularly.

            The balm doesn't melt quickly when applied to warm lips and this causes a bit of dragging to start with, but once the product has begun to soften it will allow you to apply smoothly and evenly.

            After using regularly my lips feel soft and smooth, now the weather is getting colder I need more protection in this area and this provides it. There is an SPF of 3 and this is all you need at this time of year, I'd want something stronger in the summer months though. My lips have not chapped or become sore since I started using this balm and it absorbs quickly so I can apply my lipstick straight away, it is not really suitable for applying over lipstick because of the initial dragging as this will remove or smear your colour.

            4 Dooyoo Stars.

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            Nourishes and Protects....yes it does!

            I first heard about Dr Hauschka products quite a few years ago now, when their products (especially their Rose Day Cream) seemed to be appearing in nearly every magazine, and they always got rave reviews off all the beauty editors and celebs. But it's only now I've actually got round to purchasing one of their products, namely the 'Dr Hauschka Lip Care Stick'.

            Dr Hauschka is a natural skin care company which has been around for about 4 decades now, and apparently, it is widely acknowledged as the original and best natural skin care brand. I love to use natural skin care products when and whenever I can, as I find they tend to be the best on my sometimes somewhat sensitive skin and always seem to bring out the best in it.

            As mentioned in my sports bottle review, I've been feeling really dehydrated lately, which can affect your body in lots of different ways, and with me, one of the symptoms was really dry lips, they were starting to look a bit prune like....not a good look at all! So that's why I decided once and for all, to stop wasting my money on a million and one different cheap lip balms which seem to get used only a few times at most and then get discarded due to them not being up to the job, and them usually being more style than substance, it was time to pay out a little extra than usual on what would hopefully be an effective lip balm, and on one that would actually do what it claimed to do.

            It's not the cheapest lip balm I've come across, retailing at about £9.75, all though I got mine for a couple of pounds cheaper by purchasing it off Ebay. This might seem alot to shell out, but I've found that I don't feel the need to apply it even half as much as I do with cheaper ones. I find that I seem to be applying this less than half the times I had to before. I found that with many other lip balms, a lot of them would seem to sit on the surface of my lips for quite a long time and sometimes not fully absorbing at all, and so not really doing anything at all to improve the condition of my lips. Whereas with this Dr Hauschka Lip Care Stick, I find it absorbs instantly upon application, it glides on easily and only one quick slick is needed and so therefore in the long run will last a lot longer, and actually get a chance to do your lips some good.

            When I first got my lip balm, my first impressions of it were that it totally reminded me of something else, and I couldn't quite put my finger on what it was, until one day it just clicked....it reminds me very much of the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream lip protectant stick! It is fairly similar-ish in it's appearance - Dr Hausckna being a more orangey yellow colour in comparrison to Elizabeth Arden being a more nude colour- but it's the smell that is very reminiscing, that natural herby smell, which with just one whiff makes you know that it is chock full of plant extract goodness, and that this lip balm is going to do nothing but good for your lips!

            One thing I discovered when I had the 8 hour stick was that if it is kept about your person, or close to any source of heat, then it did melt very easy, and I felt that the Dr Hauschka stick would suffer the same fate. I know this is probably true of any lip balm, but I feel even more so with this one, due to it's high content of both Beeswax and 5 other plant waxes. These plant waxes help to protect against damaging environmental influences. The natural plant extracts offer an SPF of 3. Not the highest SPF I know, but at least it's something. I also feel that this would be an effective and protective barrier in rainy and windy weather too.

            The simple packaging of consists of a white tube with an orange stripe with the Dr Hauschka name and logo are both in gold. It is both understated yet stylish at the same time, and I really like it. I don't like anything too glitzy and over the top, and this isn't, it is simple yet it doesn't look cheap. Due to it's understated packaging, this Lip Balm is very unisex, and I feel that it is one that would appeal to men too. As it absorbs instantly, there is no glossyness left on the surface or the lips, and it isn't highly perfumed in a girly way, just a really natural scent that would be appealing to all.

            It is stocked by quite a few different retailers, a quick google brings numerous different purchasing options, so it's widely available.

            My experiences of using this lip balm have been nothing but positive, I find that this is a lip balm that actually lives up to it's claims of nourishing and protecting, and to all the hype about the brand. It actually does what it is meant to, it's helped to bring my lips back to life! Upon application my lips drink up the moisture and feel and look healthy and plumped up afterwards and even though it is about 3 or 4 times what I'd normally pay for a balm, I feel this is worth it, as I have been using this for over a month now, and due to not having to apply it as much as I normally would, it has hardly gone down at all.

            I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this Lip Care Stick to anyone, my lips have never looked better!

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              Buy this and you'll be converted for life...

              In my quest to write reviews on products that have not already been reviewed to perfection (or reviewed 20 odd times in one week!), up next is Dr. Hauschka's Lip Care Stick. It seems no-one else out there has tried this product or felt it worthy of a review, which is a massive surprise as it's fantastic! I've been using this lip balm for many years, and it is leagues ahead of many others I have ever tried.

              ** Dr. Hauschka Lip Care Stick **

              Dr. Hauschka's Lip Care Stick costs £9.50 for a 4.9g stick (that's around the same size as most standard lip balm sticks). Yes, that is expensive compared to a normal lip balm, but trust me it will last far longer any normal lip balm (more on that later!). It is available at health shops, online - of course, and I've seen it in larger Boots stores and at Waitrose. It's the usual twist and pop-up solid waxy stick. A similar lip balm (slightly more intensive) from Dr. Hauschka is available in a small pot if this is what you prefer. However, having tried both I'd definitely recommend the stick over the pot. Personally I find it much more hygienic than poking my fingers in a pot full of the stuff. You also don't end up wasting half of the lip balm on your finger every time you apply it.

              ** What's in it? **

              ...Lots of lovely natural and organic ingredients of course! It is clear that Dr. Hauschka research all their ingredients well, and they only use those of the highest quality. It's really important to me that the products I use on my skin are natural and organic, especially after discovering that our skin absorbs up to 80% of what we put on it, eek! Jojoba wax and shea butter are the main moisturisers, whilst extract of carrot and anthyllis soothe and nurture your lips. These ingredients apparently have the additional benefit of giving your lips SPF3 protection. To be honest I'm not sure how useful such a low SPF would be in reality, but it's nice to know I'm protecting my lips in some way, as they're often forgotten when I'm topping up the sun cream.

              ** How does it feel and look? **

              Dr. Hauschka's Lip Care Stick glides on easily and doesn't feel waxy or gloopy. It's pretty light-weight, but it will stay put for quite a while. It's not like other lip balms I've tried, where you really notice dryness when it wears off. It seals in moisture very well, especially if I put it on first thing in the morning, after applying my face moisturiser. It gives a fairly matte, moisturised look, without being glossy, and it looks fine over lipstick. The stick is yellow in colour because of the waxy ingredients, but it is not tinted and appears transparent once you apply it. It's got a very strong scent due to the natural oils used in it. The scent is quite hard to describe, but I'd say it's fairly spicy and herbal, which in my opinion is a nice change from the sickly sweet, fake smell you often get with lip balms. The stick is nice and solid and won't melt into a waxy puddle in your handbag, unlike some lip balms I have used which shall remain nameless!

              ** Is it effective? **

              Dr. Hauschka products are all designed to work in harmony with your body, encouraging it to use its natural defences rather than providing a chemical barrier or quick fix. This lip balm is no exception. It's touted to promote healthy lips without causing dependency, and I definitely agree with this. So many lip balms I have tried in the past need frequent application because my lips feel even dryer once it wears off (what's the point in that eh?). I only need to apply this product once or twice a day, sometimes more if I've been outside in harsh, windy and cold weather. For this reason I find one of these sticks lasts me at least six months or even up to a year.

              ** Who is it for? **

              Dr. Hauschka recommend this lip balm for normal, dry, sensitive or mature types. This seems to encompass anyone and everyone, and seems fair in my opinion. I have friends and family who fall into all these categories, and who choose to use this lip balm exclusively. I personally have very dry lips, especially in the cold, windy winter months, so this lip balm has been put to the test, and it works every time. The other great thing about this lip balm is it is suitable for men and women. With its non-glossy finish and non-descript scent, men can quite happily apply this without looking like they've raided their girlfriends make-up bag, or smelling like strawberries!

              ** Dr. Hauschka **

              Dr. Hauschka as a company are extremely eco-friendly too. Packaging is made from recycled materials and many of their ingredients come from their own bio-dynamic garden! Just having a read around on their website it's easy to see how deep their commitment to the planet goes. Their offices and warehouses use state of the art eco- technologies, so they don't waste energy on heating, air conditioning or water management. To find out more have a look at their website, it's packed with info which made me feel very saintly about purchasing their products!

              To sum things up, I can't recommend this lip balm enough. I have racked my brain to think of something negative and critical to write to prevent this gushing review from looking too good to be true, but I really can't think of a single thing. Green People Lip Care Stick is well deserved of the five star rating I've allocated. I keep one in my handbag, one in the bathroom and one in my travel bag, and would advise anyone else to do the same.

              Thanks for reading my review, and I hope it's the first of many for this great little product :-)

              This review also appears on Ciao under my username sbeach000

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            • Product Details

              Five plant waxes seal in moisture and give protection to even the most sensitive lips, keeping them soft and supple. These gentle ingredients will promote healthy lips without causing dependency.