Product Type: Banana Boat Lip Care
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brilliant multi-purpose lip balm
Banana Boat Aloe Vera Lip Balm
Member Name: europe-chick
Banana Boat Aloe Vera Lip Balm
Date: 16/07/12, updated on 16/07/12 (70 review reads)
Advantages: contains aloe vera and vitamin e, waterproof, SPF 30, protects against UVA and UVB rays
Disadvantages: only SPF 30, whereas in the US they do SPF 45
I must have at least 30 different lip balms dotted around the house, I'm always using some sort of lip balm on my lips and so they do all get used. One thing that they all have in common though is the lack of SPF. Most of my lip balms don't have any SPF in, a few do have SPF 15, but this isn't much for a hot summer holiday, especially when I will have a higher factor on my face and body - and so why wouldn't I want I higher factor on my lips as well.
Well the answer is that I do, and so that's why I always buy the Banana Boat sunscreen lip balm with SPF 30. I will normally buy it from Boots here in the UK, or I will wait and buy it from Walmart or Target in the US as it is much cheaper over there. In fact the last time I bought one in Walmart they actually had it with SPF 45 rather than SPF 30, so I might just wait again and buy it there in the future, unless I need one here in which case I will just go for the SPF 30 one in Boots again. Boots do currently have a 'buy one get one free' offer on Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic products at the moment. The SPF 30 lip balm currently retails for £3.99 in Boots.
The main reason that I really like this lip balm is that it goes on clear, a lot of sunscreen lip balms normally leave your lips looking white, not so with this lip balm it's goes on just like any other normal clear lip balm. It's a stick type lip balm, like a chapstick, and the packaging is a bright lime green, although the lip balm itself is colourless. The lip balm has a very subtle aloe vera fragrance, which does linger on your lips ever so slightly after you've applied the lip balm. Another thing that I really like about this lip balm is that it doesn't seem to melt in the heat, most lip balms will melt and go a little bit gloopy in the heat, this one actually stays solid.
As well as an SPF of 30, the lip balm has both UVA and UVB protection, is waterproof, and contains both aloe vera and vitamin e. So all in all it's a pretty good all round multi-purpose lip balm.
I really like this lip balm as it has the high SPF, and so I don't need to worry that I will end up with sunburned lips. It feels a very moisturising and protecting lip balm when it's actually on my lips. It feels like it's leaving a protective layer on my lips to protect them from the sun and the wind etc. However it doesn't feel heavy at all, it feels very lightweight on my lips. It just goes on with a very natural looking sheen, it doesn't leave a glossy finish at all. This leaves my lips very soft and supple, and in perfect condition.
I'd definitely recommend this, as it's something that I've used for quite a few years now, primarily the SPF 30 version, and as I mentioned more recently the SPF 45 version.
Summary: brilliant multi-purpose lip balm
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