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Rather than mince my words I will come out and say it right at the start of this review, "this lip balm by Dr Hauschka is the dogs do-dads of lip balms" and like many of the Dr H products the only real negative about it is that it does not come cheap. I paid 18 euro for a 4.5ml pot while in Berlin, the weather had turned from bright sunshine to colder weather and a biting wind and I had a cold as well so the lip balm was much in need. The balm itself comes in a small white plastic pot. It has a screw top lid which is very secure so there is no risk of it working loose in your bag. The balm is a soft / solid wax which you apply with the tip of your finger, you only need a small amount as it spreads really well. This balm is great for soothing cracked lips as well as preventing lips from cracking in the first place, it has a rich waxy quality to it and the feintist if fragrances that you will hardly notice it. It mositurises my lips fully and leaves them looking plump and healthy. One of the things I also really like is the fact that it is long lasting so I'm not constantly having to top it up all the time. Instead you can leave it to get on with the job. It gives my lips a nice glossy shine without feeling greasy. It is the pure quality of this product which justifies the high price, made from natural products and an ethical product that does not involve any testing on animals it is probably the best lip balm I have ever used and I have used a few over the years. That is why it comes with a solid 5 star recommendation from me.
I first tried Dr. Hauschka products in Austria earlier this year when I bought the Dr. Hauschka hand cream which turned out to be a little miracle cure for my severely dry, cracked and chapped hands. My Austrian friend that reccomended the hand cream to me has recently sent me the Dr. Hauschka lip balm, as she knows that I am a huge lip balm fan, and I always have quite a few lip balms on the go. The Dr. Hauschka range is a German brand and so is also very popular in Austria. The range is not tested on animals and is made from all natural ingredients. It is a very expensive skin care range, and doesn't seem to be as readily available here in the UK as I found it to be in Austria. I think that I vaguely remember seeing the lip balm priced at around Euro15.00 back when I purchased my handcream. This is a very small pot of lip balm at just 4.5ml. It is contained in a small white plastic pot with a screw off lid, and it's the kind of lip balm that you apply with your finger. It is a solid waxy lip balm, and so when you rub your finger over the balm in the pot you only get a very small amount on your finger. This is absolutely fine though as you only need a very small amount of this, it's very rich and a very little amount is more than adequate to coat your lips. The lip balm has a very subtle floral fragrance, I want to say a rose scent, but as the fragrance is so subtle it's quite difficult to tell. This lip balm leaves a lovely slightly glossy translucent sheen on your lips, yet it isn't sticky or tacky at all, it just seems to leave your lips looking natural yet glistening. It seems to sink right in, yet sit on your lips at the same time. It feels instantly soothing and moisturising, and leaves your lips feeling protected and hydrated. I find that this lasts really well on my lips, I don't need to reapply this as often as with other lip balms. It also seems to last well after eating and drinking, the top sheen had dissapeared, yet you can actually still feel that your lips are still protected and hydrated, you don't feel like you need to apply another coat immediatley. This lip balm is definitely a rich and intensive lip balm, it feels very luxurious and nourishing, and does leave you with super soft lips. If I've had the beginnings of dry and chapped lips then just one application of this lip balm stops them in their tracks, and instantly heals my lips. The lip balm also claims to aid in the prevention of fine lines around the mouth, but I don't have any fine lines around my mouth so I can't comment on this aspect. I'm not sure that I'd actually buy this for myself as I do think that some other cheaper lip balms do work just as well. However if I saw this on offer somewhere I would buy it, I probably wouldn't pay any more than maybe £8 for it though. I didn't have any issues with it at all apart from the high price, and so if you are a fan of the Dr. Hauschka range, or you don't mind the high cost then I would certainly reccomend it. I've knocked it down to 4 stars purely becasue of the high price.
Throughout the year, I tend to go through phases of having really dry chapped lips. I tend to use No 7 Protect * Perfect Lipcare but I recently ran out and after recently becoming a big fan of Dr Hauschka, I decided to try their lip balm. 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 balm costs around £10.95 for a 4.5ml pot. The pot is small and white with a screw lid and the balm is a nice orange colour. To apply, rub a small amount onto your finger and then glide over your lips. The balm has a slight rose fragrance, which I wasn't to keen on as I prefer sweeter smelling products, having said that, the fragrance was quite subtle. The balm wasn't too sticky and gave my lips a nice shine. 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. The balm contains Anthyllis and Calendula extracts which are said to help the renewal and healing process. 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 but I have used better products in the past. I did find that the product did come off quite easily, I work in an office and tend to drink a lot of tea, therefore within a couple of hours, I needed to reapply which wasn't ideal as sometime I used to forget to take it to work with me. Overall, for a premium lip balm, I think it is reasonably priced, but I would only give 3 out of 5 stars from me, it does do a ok job but I think I will stick to No 7. Thanks for reading. Product specifics taken from drhauschka.co.uk
I suffer from quite dry lips especially in the summer and at this time of year and there is nothing quite so uncomfortable or unsightly as a middle aged woman with dry cracked lips trying to smile at you! For many years I used to just pop on some cheapo chap stick or a spot of Vaseline which seemed to do the trick but when I hit the menopause nothing seemed to help. A friend suggested I try Dr Hauschka Lip Balm and luckily I bought a brand new pot off eBay for just a fiver instead of the RRP of £10.50. The pot is only 4.5ml and I was a bit disappointed when I first saw it as I did not think it would last long at all, however, a year later I am still using it although I am down to last bit so hope Santa is reading this.... When you unscrew the top there is a nice light fragrance which smells a little of roses and herbs but it is not too strong and soon wears off once applied. The ingredients listed appear to be mostly natural which is good in my opinion and include such things as cocoa seed oil, calendula extracts, shea butter, castor seed oil and anthyllis extract etc - I won't list them all in case I bore you but you get the drift. This lip balm claims to be 'an intensive lip care product which protects and heals lips' and is suitable for all skin types plus it 'provides intensive nourishment to dry cracked lips'. When I first started using this I thought is was just OK - yes, I did notice a difference, but not a great deal. My lips did feel a bit more nourished but they were still rather cracked and, to be honest, I was a little disappointed. However, I remembered I had some lip scrub tucked away so got to work removing all the dead and flaking skin away & THEN applying - wow what a difference! My lips immediately began to look and feel better and, over time I have noticed they even look a bit plumper. They feel well nourished and my lipstick goes on a dream, so I have to say this was a very good buy. Things I like about he product " - it is really easy to apply yet I have found it goes even further if you use a lip brush - I like the taste and light fragrance - it works for me - and quickly - I like the slight sheen it leaves on the lips - it is not oily or greasy and absorbs well into the lips Things I do not like about the product* - having to pay full price now as I cannot see any on eBay this week :( I am awarding 4 stars - just knocking one off for the high RRP
With the weather getting colder, I have found that my lips have been becoming dry and chapped. After buying some cheap fixes, I decided to splash out on the slightly expensive lip balm by Dr.Hauschka. Dr.Hauschka is a brand that has stood the test of time and prides itself on using natural ingredients. What does the product do? The product is designed to nourish and care for lips that get dry and cracked like mine. The natural ingredients give the lips an intensive treatment and promises to leave them feeling soft and looking healthier. It also promises to heal the skin and to prevent them from becoming chapped again. How does it work? Castor Seed Oil is present in order to protect and soften the lips. Beeswax is included to add a barrier to protect the lips and to prevent any further moisture being lost from the lips. It also has anti bacterial qualities and this prevents the lips from becoming unhealthy or infected. Cocoa Seed Butter gives a deep moisturisation and hydrates the lips and leaves them in a much better condition. It also nourishes the lips with Vitamin E which removes toxins from the skin and prevents them from aging. Calendula nourishes the lips with fatty acids leaving them looking fuller and healthier, as does the Apricot Kernel Oil. How do you use the product? The product is to be used like any other lip balm. You smooth your finger across the balm and then smooth some onto the lips. It can be used as a treatment to heal the lips and then as a preventative measure to stop them becoming sore again. Packaging and Price The product comes in a small cylindrical pot which has a screw top lid. The pot is fairly plain and it is just white with a stripe of orange, and it has some information about the product written on it. The lip balm isn't the cheapest that you can buy and it will set you back around £10 for 4.5ml. It can be bought from a number of online websites. My thoughts The first thing that you notice when you use this product is the small amount that you get for your money. The balm is nowhere near the top of the pot which is both a waste of plastic and misleading, The next thing that I noticed is that the balm has a rose scent. It isn't my favourite fragrance because I prefer sweeter scents but it is nice and natural and generally not offensive to those who don't like floral fragrances. It smoothes easily onto the lips and it doesn't pull or drag the skin. It feels comfortable on the lips and it doesn't make you feel greasy or unclean. The consistency isn't sticky or glossy but it does leave a nice sheen on the lips. The balm has a nice sweet taste which is better than some of the horrible waxy taste that products can have. As for the moisturising benefits of the products, it's ok but nothing special. It isn't very long lasting and I do feel the need to reapply the product regularly. When my lips are chapped, it can make my lips feel drier over time and doesn't heal my chapped skin. All in all, this product is not worth the money that I paid and I have had better products for half the price. It's ok for people whose lips are already in a good condition but not for those with dry lips like mine. The taste is nice and the sheen is pretty but I won't be repurchasing this lip balm once it's gone.
Having tried cheaper lip balms to no avail, I decided to shell out a bit more for the Dr Hauschka lip balm. The packaging is the usual type of tub with a screw top lid. Once opened, the smell is a sweet but not sickly one. The smell is pleasant and is very much tolerable. The texture of the balm is not as oily as some other ones I have tried, and initially, it moisturises well. However, it does not absorb as well as it could do, especially for the price paid. One good thing about this lip balm is that it does not need frequent application. I tend to use one layer in the morning and find that this is enough for the whole day. The moisturising properties really are second to none. It keeps my lips soft all day and does not have me worrying about chapped lips. Overall, this is a brand I would stick with if only they lowered their prices a little. It is a bit expensive for a tub of lip balm which lasts me for about one to two years (I have had my pot for two years now). My personal tip is not to buy from a retailer but wait (albeit, patiently) on eBay for this product to come up. I got mine from eBay and the total cost including postage was around 8GBP. While this seems like not much of a saving, it was the cheapest place selling them at the time!
This rich balm gives intensive nourishment to dry, cracked lips. Anthyllis and Calendula extracts stimulate skin renewal and healing, whilst waxes and oils soften the lips. Lip Balm provides a translucent shine and aids in the prevention of fine lines around the mouth.