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I received a Biotherm sample years ago when I was in America, I can't remember what it was but I remembering using it and being hooked and so was interested in their products from then on. I think at that point the brand was not available in the UK but it is now and I am pleased about that. I use a number of their products nowadays although I always have to wait until payday when I want a new one of their products as they are quite expensive although I believe with most beauty products you do get what you pay for and they are definitely good quality products which actually work and do what they are intended to do.
According to their website the ethos behind Biotherm is such, "Fifty years ago in the mountains of France a biologist discovered a unique element in the mineral rich thermal spring waters that soothes, balances and rejuvenates the skin so it looks and feels healthier. Today, this purified and patented ingredient - Vitreoscilla Ferment is the scientific key to the effectiveness of our products. It enables each formula to work in sync with skin's own nature bringing it back to its optimal state so it can better resist stress and damage. That's the basis of healthy skin."
One of my favourite products is their lip balm. I am a bit of a lip balm collector and like to have a couple in each of my handbags so I always have one when I am out as I do not like to have dry lips. Also I use a lip balm or lip gloss as my main make up product meaning if I have this on I feel like I have made a bit of an effort and try to look nice by wearing a lip product.
This lip balm not only looks good but also treats you lips properly too so you are almost getting two products in one handy tube. According to the packaging, "Biotherm Aquasource Levres Moisturising Balm Protective Lip Care leaves your lips feeling softer, more supple, fresh and glossy." It is said to contain spa trace elements, natural moisturising agents and hydrating macadamia oil to provide long-lasting lip care.
The macadamia oil gives this lip balm a wonderful smell and I love smothering my lips in it. You get a nutty, almost fruity taste to this lip balm and its nice to smell this and not just a chemical type lip balm smell. I really feel like I have wonderfully soft lips when I put this on and I think that is to do with the macadamia oil but the nice thing is that it does not leave your lips sticky or slick like some oil based products can.
The SPF factor I think is great as this makes this a nice lip balm to be able to apply in the summer months. Your lips are quite susceptible to the sun but are often the only body part you don't protect so to be able to give them some protection without even thinking about it is great. The SPF 8 not only protects your lips from ageing UV damage but it helps to keep them soft all day long.
This lip balm comes in a little tube with a screw cap at the end. Then it has a slanted plastic end to it which enables you to apply the lip balm using just that, you squeeze a bit out and it goes on really nice and smooth. I have had other lipsticks like this from Clinique and really like how they apply onto my lips so I knew this would be good too. It gives you a shine to your lips too which I really like meaning you can wear this and not have to wear a lipstick if you don't want to, your lips will still look lovely. It's pricey, I paid £15 for me and don't use it everyday but only on special occasions so it will hopefully last me well as its a lip balm I really like.
I do really like Biotherm products, they are expensive, but on the whole I do think that they are worth the money. There are a couple of ways to get the products a little bit cheaper; Boots do have the Biotherm products on 3 for 2 occasionally, and they also sell Biotherm products in a lot of duty free shops. I do normally wait and buy them either on 3 for 2 in Boots, or duty free when travelling.
One of my most recent Biotherm purchases was this Aquasource Non Stop Lips. It costs £13.50 at full price, and it comes in a 15ml tube.
The tube states that it's a moisturising, protective lip balm, has a SPF of 8, and has a shiny effect.
The tube is a pale pink colour, now maybe this should have been a bit of a giveaway that the lip balm would be a pale pink colour too, but I obviously completely overlooked this and was then totally surprised by the pale pink colour of the lip balm when I first used it! Another thing that surprised me about this lip balm was the fragrance, it's a really fruity peach fragrance, I didn't expect that in a pink tube - maybe in an orange tube!
The lip balm is quick and easy to use, you just squeeze a small amount of the lip balm out of the end of the tube and apply to your lips. You do only need a small amount of this lip balm, as just a very small amount leaves a lovely healthy gleam. Although the balm itself it a pale pink colour it doesn't leave my lips pink, it just seems to enhance my own lip colour and leave them looking a bit more radiant. Although the lip balm says that it has a shiny effect I would say that it is more of a gorgeous natural looking sheen rather than a shine.
This feels really moisturising and hydrating on my lips, my lips feel really soft and smooth after using this. You can feel that this is definitely an indulgent nourishing lip balm, and as such it would be perfect to use year round. This really does feel like it's leaving a protective coating on your lips. I find that I don't have to reapply this very often as even after the sheen has worn I can still actually feel the moisturising effects of the lip balm on my lips. The lip balm contains vitamin e and oil of macadamia along with the sunscreen.
I will definitely buy this again, yes it's expensive but if you get it as part of the 3 for 2 in Boots then this can reduce the price by a third (obviously depending on the cost of the other 2 products that you choose). I like the tube applicator which is handy for on the go, and means not having to dip your fingers into a lip balm pot. It will probably be a staple in my handbag over the winter as I bet that it's perfect for winter parched lips.
Generally I have very smooth, soft skin on my face. I get complimented frequently by friends on my smooth and clear skin, however, one of my problem areas is definitely my lips. I use sun protection throughout the year (on sunny days) and my lips probably do get quite neglected. I have used a variety of lip products over the years and I actually received this Biotherm lip care shiny effect with SPF8 for my birthday. Usually I get Lush products (which I received too!) from my sister but this year she went for two Biotherm products and a smaller collection of Lush items. I have been using this lip care balm since then (April) every single day, several times a day, and I must say that I am impressed with the results!
This lip balm has a shiny effect for glossy lips and the properties of a balm to help soothe and protect my lips. This is a pale pink balm that has a delicate peach fragrance to it. This balm contains vitamin E and oil of macadamia as well as UV filters (SPF 8). This is probably not something I would usually go for because of the peach fragrance, however, I didn't actually notice that before I tried this for the first time as the colour of the applicator bottle attracted my attention and so I figured I'd have a go!
This balm helps protect my lips with its SPF8 and this gives me one less body part to worry about if the sun comes out on my 20 minute walk to work. This balm also helps to soften and smooth my lips as well as leaving them clear of any dry skin too, regardless of the changing weather. My lips look and feel supple and my husband has been commenting on how kissable they are which is always nice. I must say that my occasionally dry lips have remained soft and supple for the past two months.
I love the look of this as a lip 'dressing' too. This looks fantastic as a gloss too and I love the appearance of it. The light pink coats my lips nicely and looks good as far as I can see. The gloss is easy to apply and all you need to do is unscrew the plastic lid, run this across your lips and put the lid back on afterwards to keep it clean and hygienic. I don't need to use a brush when applying this and it comes out evenly without releasing too much when I put light pressure on to the container.
I am not sure how much my sister paid for this but I can see this on www.feelunique.com for £13.50 with free delivery. This price seems very reasonable to me for the quality of this lip balm and I would definitely be willing to pay this either for myself or as a gift for a loved one.
In all I would say that this lasted around 2-3 hours and therefore I had to reapply a few times during the day. I would expect that with any product for your lips though because of talking, eating and drinking. Overall I have been very pleased with the coverage of this balm, how glossy it makes my lips, its staying power and the nice fragrance. My lips no longer have any dry skin on them and in all I feel like they're supple at all times. My lips have not suffered from the effects of the sun, however, I don't usually notice this but perhaps that has contributed to the quality of my dry lips previously.
I am the queen of lip balm......I literally am never without lip balm on my lips and I really think that it helps to keep my lips in good condition and very kissable! I have tried many lip balms over the years, and one I have tried in the last few months is Biotherm Aquasource Moisturizing Balm Protective Lip Care. I have used Biotherm products in the past and have generally been quite impressed by them - and so I was keep to try the Biotherm Aquasource Moisturizing Balm Protective Lip Care because I presumed it would be of a really good, high quality. A 15 ml tube of the lip balm costs £13.28 direct from Boots, but I was lucky enough to buy it using my Boots Advantage Points which took 1328 points.
Like many lip balms, it comes in a plastic squeezey tube which is about 10 cm long and so is small enough to fit in my handbag or my pocket. It has a screw top lid which is secure and there is no leakage of the balm when the lip is on. There is some product information on the tube which is adequate. Probably the most important single piece of information on the packaging is that it has sun protection factor 8 in it and so it gives your lips some protection from the sun. I'm not sure why it only gives SPF 8 when infact the minimum recommendation by the British Association of Dermatologists for skin moisturisers / products is an SPF of 15 - and so I would prefer it if the SPF was a little higher. The tube has a plastic slanted applicator that is attached to the end of the tube, and this is perfectly adequate for application.
I keep calling the Biotherm Aquasource Moisturizing Balm Protective Lip Care a "balm", but actually it's more of a gel of a gloss. It's quite thick, but it is not gloopy and it spreads really thin over my lips and so a little goes a long way. There is a soft pink colouring to the gel which tints my lips ever so slightly and it's just enough to enhance the natural colouring of my lips. Spreading the balm on my lips makes my lips feel really nice and very well moisturised and cared for. It takes a few minutes for the wetness to dissipate, but after a few minutes most of the balm is absorbed and my lips are just left with a nice rich sheen. I like the fact that the lip balm doesn't need to be reapplied very often - and so generally I find I need to reapply about every 4 hours or so.
Overall, I think this is a really nice lip balm, but I'm not sure it's worth paying out more because it's not considerably better than some cheaper versions.
Our skin is self moisturising but unfortunately, the skin on our lips is not so it needs a little extra help. Having dry and chapped lips can be unsightly and painful so I don't mind splashing out on a good quality product to keep them hydrated and healthy. The Aquasource Moisturising Balm Protective Lip Care by Biothem was my lasted purchase in the lip department.
What does the product do?
The product protects and moisturises just as it suggests in the name. Its job is to soften and moisturise the lips using natural ingredients while protecting the delicate skin from becoming damaged by the sun. It promises to leave your lips feeling soft, supple and glowing with health. The lip balm also promises to give your lips a beautiful and eye catching shine.
How does the product work?
The lip balm contains Macadamia Oil which softens and moisturises the lips. As well as allowing the lips to hold on to that moisture, the oil also protects the lips by removing free radicals from the lips which would have other wise caused premature aging. It also nourishes the lips by feeding them with Vitamin E leaving them looking and feeling healthier. Also included is a naturally occurring substance which is found in special spa waters and which helps to heal chapped and damaged lips. Locked within the lip balm is SPF 8 which gives some degree of protection to the lips.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be used in the same way as a normal lip balm. It is to be applied to the lips as often as necessary. It can be worn alone or on the top of your normal lip stick if you want to benefit from its glossy effect.
Packaging and Price
The lip balm comes contained within a cute baby pink coloured plastic tube. It has some white detailing and extra information with a misty white screw top lid. The actual tip of the balm is slanted which makes for easy application and then you squeeze the packaging slightly in order to release the balm.
The product is available for around £16 and for your money you will receive 15ml of the lip balm. It is available from any large department store with a Biotherm counter and also from a variety of online websites.
Aroma and taste
The product has a beautiful sugary sweet aroma that is gorgeously fruity and it is just like ripe peaches. I know that the fragrance of a lip product is not the be all and end, but it is a good thing when a product that you are applying beneath your nose has a nice aroma. It tastes as nice as it smells and if you lick your lips, you'll have a peachy taste on your tongue instead of some of the waxy tastes that some balms come with. This can also be a negative as it makes you lick it all off but I'd still rather use a lip balm that tastes nice.
The lip balm is easy to apply to the lips because of the slanted tip. It is easy to control the amount of lip balm that is released by squeezing the tube with the appropriate amount of pressure. You don't need to use your fingers at all so you're not going to get in a sticky mess which makes this good for applying on the go. The lip balm has a lovely silky consistency so it glides over the lips without pulling or dragging the skin. You don't need to use much of the product to get a good coverage.
The product does instantly make the lips feel hydrated and much more comfortable. It removes all feeling of tightness and doesn't feel greasy or sticky on the lips. My lips feel softer and suppler within a few minutes of application. It adds a lovely shine to the lip that equals that of a gloss so it makes your lips look pretty even though it doesn't really change the colour of your lips.
Even though the balm looks cloudy in the tube, it goes transparent on the lips. I can't comment on the sunscreen performance as my lips haven't really seen the sun since I starting using the product but I'm not sure that 8SPF would be enough if you were on holidays in very hot weather.
Although the product performs well, it doesn't perform for long. The hydrating effects don't last very long, especially if you are eating or drinking. What's even worse is that once it has faded from the lips, my lips seem to be a little bit dryer than before I used the product. I need to apply this product at least five times a day in order for my lips to look healthy and feel comfortable.
All in all, the product does a good hydrating job and it makes the lips look shiny and healthy. Unfortunately, the effects are not long lasting at all and in fact make the lips dryer in the long run. If this product was cheap, I would say it was worth buying because while it's working, it works well. However because of the hefty price tag I can safely say that once this tube has all gone, I won't be buying another one.
I chose this lip product because Biotherm is a well known and well respected brand. It is one of the few brands I am willing to splash out a little more for because it generally is worth the extra money. That said, I think this really is the top end of what I would be willing to pay for a lip salve as there are so many other products out there which are cheap and effective.
The product comes in a light pink tube with the name of the brand and product information displayed on front and back. It is a fairly standard looking tube but at 15ml it is probably large than most. I like the design of the tube as it projects the sense of quality I associate with the brand. It has a clear screw lid which cover the slanted applicator - designed to provide easy application to your lips. I think the applicator is a nice touch, although personally I prefer to use my finger. I hate it when an applicator becomes sticky or covered in salve which coats the inside of the lid and I also find it more hygienic to use my finger if other people are using it too.
The product is described as achieving 'perfectly moisturised lips....smoother and better protected. Soft to the touch, full and tantalizing to the eye, radiating with natural beauty'. That sounds like quite a product, doesn't it? Well my expectations weren't that high, but I thought it might be a good little product. I wasn't disappointed. The balm is a nice consistency - not too runny or light but also not so heavy it suffocates your lips. It has a lovely smell to it which is sweet and pleasant without being too overpowering. I found the balm to be good at moisturising my lips, it left them feeling rehydrated and luscious within a few hours of use. It also has built in SPF so you can happily slap it on during summer and on holiday to hydrate your lips and protect them too. The balm has a slight tint to it meaning that you do not need to wear a gloss over the top and making it a great topcoat for any colour or tint applied to lips.
The balm retails at £13.24 for 15ml - it isn't so expensive that it is out of the question to purchase it. There are cheaper balms that probably do less but offer as good moisturisation. This product just covers more bases in terms of what it can do for your lips, if you wanted a cheaper option you might need more than one product to achieve the same effect. It lasted quite a while (3/4 months) so I think it is a relatively cost effective option when you take quality into the equation. Still...I'm not certain I would forgo my cheaper favourites for one balm - as I like having a few on the go at one time.
I would definitely buy it again but probably as a treat given the price.
Biotherm is a beauty brand offering skin, bath and body care products.
~Moisturising Lip Balm~
This lip balm is part of the Aquasource range from Biotherm. It can be used during the warmer months as it contains SPF8. This lip balm is enriched with macadamia oil and natural moisturising agents. These ingredients combined should give your lips a soft and supple feel with a shiny coating. The lip balm has been dermatologically tested.
Aquasource lip balm is presented in a sleek, pink tinted tube and features a screw top lid. There is a slanted top underneath the lid which has a small hole for squeezing out the lip balm.
This lip balm is 15ml in size.
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I received this lip balm as part of a Biotherm gift set a few months ago. I own various lip balms including very cheap and expensive branded ones. My favourite is a Clarins balm at £15.00 and I thought this would be similar in terms of quality.
The packaging is pleasant though nothing special. The tube is easy to squeeze and the slanted applicator allows for smooth application. The balm has a pleasant consistency - fluid like but with some body. It isn't too runny nor is it so thick that it drags on my lips. I would say it has more of a gloss like consistency than a stick balm. The balm has a sweet smell but this is short lived. The balm goes on smoothly and coats my lips without feeling too heavy or thick.
My lips are naturally dry so I really do need something with moisturising agents in it to keep them looking healthy. This one has a good effect on my lips. Once applied, there is a hint of stickiness but the balm quickly absorbs into my lips and leaves them feeling soft and smooth. I am confident in wearing this outdoors due to the SPF protection though wouldn't feel SPF8 would be strong enough protection for wearing abroad in hotter climates.
I do not need to wear a lip gloss over the top of this balm so that cuts out an extra product from my regime. The balm gives my lips a nice sheen which glistens when the light catches it. It is tinged with a pale pink colour which simply enhances the natural colouring of my lips and makes them look and feel healthy overall.
This balm is fairly long lasting on my lips. They feel hydrated and moisturised for several hours though the subtle colour starts to fade quite quickly especially if I am eating or drinking. I do need to reapply it a few times in the warmer weather to ensure my lips remain moist and protected.
One tube of this balm lasts exceptionally well as only a slither is required to treat my lips. It is expensive though online offers can bring the price down to under £10.00. I wouldn't pay anymore than £10.00 for this balm. I love the way this balm makes my lips feel and look and it is of a high quality.
Recommended 4 stars.
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As much as everyone bashes on about the dangers of sun damage I found it quite hard to actually find many skin care products with an SPF. The main reason I bought this product was for the SPF as I thought it would be the perfect companion to the summer.
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I bought the product from eBay after seeing it in the shops. Online I paid £8.00, but full price I think it is around £12.
The tube looks like a regular lip gloss tube; once you take the lid off there is a bit of moulded plastic that dispenses the liquid for you to rub on your lips. It is easy to apply and the liquid is fluid enough to flow freely out of the tube.
What I really like about this product is the colour of the lip balm; it is pearly pink and gives the lips a lovely natural looking shimmer while adding a little bit of colour. This means that due to the SPF, I can ditch my regular lip glosses over the summer and just use this. It gives colour and sparkle and protection! As much as the lip balm is coloured, it is still a really natural looking shade and it does not look too shiny. It also does not lay too thick on the lips but feels subtle and refreshing. The colour does not seem to last for very long though as it soaks in really quickly, especially in warm weather.
I do not find the lip balm sticky, but it seems to soak into the lips and hydrate them while keeping the lips looking pink and fresh. I do find that I have to keep reapplying it throughout the day, it is not a case that it washes off but I think it soaks in. My lips definitely feel more hydrated after using the product though and I do not get chapped or sore lips.
I get really dry lips in the summer and winter. The air conditioning in my office really dries them out and they are quite thin so I need to keep them looking full and in good shape! I really like this balm as it feels like it is conditioning the lips along with moisturising them.
The spf is the main bonus for me as I really worry about sun damage. I need my lips to be healthy and protected! For a 15ml tube, it is quite expensive but we all need a little bit of luxury sometimes and this is definitely worth the price tag.
I do get chapped lips quite a lot and I am one of those girls you always find walking around and whipping out a lip balm in the middle of the street. My lip are awfully dry and it I mostly to do with leaving foundation on them. I decided to treat myself (or let my husband treat me) to this lip balm whilst I was buying some body cream from Biotherm for medical reasons. I convinced hubby that this was a medical reason too and that if I wore my lips would be softer, this surely convinced him.
It comes in a handy little opaque bottle which can be shoved in a handbag, in a purse, and can be taken on aircrafts for travelling. I find the gloss a lot more handy than the conventional sticks as it can be used almost like a lip gloss when taking it out places with you. It doesn't look like a lip balm from the packaging so there's no embarrassment when applying it on a night out.
When I opened the packaging, the lip-gloss came with an angled plastic applicator which eased usage. You simply give the tube a squeeze and let the glimmering, shiny lip gloss appear through the hole. There is a pinkish colour evident in the lip gloss when you see it just as you squeeze it, but when rubbed on the lips the colour disappears slightly and appears a bit more bland. You then simply rub the lip gloss on with the angled applicator letting the smooth applicator give you an even application.
When applied on the lips, it gives them a glossy finish and adds a little bit of sparkle to your face as a whole. It makes them look lovely and healthy and as I mentioned before, I sometimes use this as a lip-gloss on it's own as it is not your usual chap stick. It looks great when applied over a deep pink lipstick and it does look like an expensive lip gloss when on the lips.
It does have a tiny fruity scent when applying it, but there is not scent nor taste once it has been applied on the lips for a while so don't get too excited.
The balm definitely does soften the lips and tightens them. I noticed a difference after my first application although lot of dead skin had to be peeled off after my first application (sorry for gruesome details). I could then roll my fingers across my lips and they would feel smooth and look shiny. When removed it doesn't leave a dirty tint to your lips and just makes them appear soft and healthy. After your first application you can apply it to your new healthy lips and it will looks twice as good.
It is not as durable as I would have liked it to be. I have had it for three weeks, and even though I've been using it everyday, I am seriously running low on stock and have to convince the husband to buy me some more. Although I don't think this is a huge issue as it has had a permanent effect on me that most chap sticks wouldn't have. I think the results are long lasting and that's what is important.
Some people may say the price is expensive at £12, but I think it's perfectly reasonable. Many good lip glosses cost this amount of money and having healthy, beautiful lips is just as important as having a good lip gloss so I think it's worth every penny and I can't wait until I get my next bottle.
I quite often get dry lips when we have a change in the weather so last week I decided to root out the Biotherm Lip Care I'd been given last year as it did wonders for my chapped lips last winter.
The tube is as shown in the Dooyoo picture and does not look particularly exciting but don't be fooled because this is great stuff even though it costs around £13 for just 15ml. If you speak French, Spanish and English then you will be glad to know that you can practice your languages by reading the information provided by Biotherm on the tube (albeit in small print).
The tube is a good size for handbags or pockets and the balm is safely secure in the simple tube with a screw on/off lid. Once opened you see it has an angled applicator which is great as you can easily apply it to the lips without wasting it. Personally I think it needs to be slightly chilled or kept in a cool place otherwise it can go a little runny. I've found that I only need to use a little because it goes such a long way and, rather than always use the applicator, I squeeze a tiny bit on my little finger and smooth it on my lips and then just smack them together.
As it is a peachy/pinky sort of gloss you seem to able to use it in 2 ways -
- strictly as a balm by ensuring the lips absorb the complete application
- or use a little more for a lip gloss finish which you know is helping to soften and protect your lips
Both of these ways seem to work well for me and it coats evenly but is not sticky or greasy.
I have found that after only a couple of applications my lips feel far less dry, smoother, softer and moisturised. Because of the price I do not use it on an everyday basis but only when I need something more effective than a cheap lip balm or Vaseline (I'm not mean - just broke!).
The ingredients seem to be bit vague - eg 'moisurisers' ( I wonder where/what from?), trace elements (which ones?) but I do recognise oil of macadamia and good old vitamin E!
I think this is a great product (but knocking off a star for the price) and would be great to use at home or ona beach/ skiing holiday - nothing worse than dry, cracked, sore lips is there?
Im not a big beauty buff and had never heard of Biotherm before. I have suffered from sores at the sides of my mouth for a few years now and after five doctor appointments ,a blood test and awaiting a hospital appointment i am still left with the painful burning sore at the sides of my lips. They are very dry looking hacks , i have tried lip balms , cold sore treatments, anti fungal creams even steroid ointments none of these give any relief. The hacks don't look nice in fact i am petty self conscious about them being so noticeable.
I was recommended the biotherm aquasource moisturizing balm protective lip care by a good friend who is also a beauty therapist. The price of the lip balm was a bit of a shock but she reassured me that if anything this balm was sure to relive the pain and possibly help clear the problem up.
I bought the tube of biotherm aquasource moisturizing balm from debenhams mainly because i have a gift voucher to use up but still cost £14.99.
Biotherm aquasource moisturizing balm comes in a 15ml tube with screw cap lid. It is a light pink tube with the Biotherm name on it.
To apply the balm the tube is curved at the end with a small whole so the balm comes out, the balm can be applied to the lips with out the use of brushes or wands to to the curved top of the tube. The balm is more of a lip gloss in texture. Balm should be wax and hard this is shiny, runny and sticky like gloss is even when applied my lips look glossed. It has a really nice peach smell and even a taste of peach if it ventures by your lips.
It is slightly pink gloss in colour but i didn't find it leaving my lips pink. The balm also has a 8 spf sun screen protection in it so ideal for summer time too. The balm contains all kinds of vitamins and minerals like macadamia oil and vitamin E being the main ones, the balm leaves my lips soft , supple and moisturised after use and lasts for four hours before i use it again.
When using this on my lip sores within a few days i really noticed a difference. The all over appearance of my lips looked healthy normal and in great condition. I am still using this along with extra vitamin c pills and definitely look and feel better although the sores are still there just not as bad as they were.
There is definity more to this expensive lip balm as its working great with me. My confidence to smile once again is slowly returning.
I highly recommend the biotherm aquasource moisturizing balm protective lip care.
As the weather's got colder through the months, and as I work in an office with lots of computer equipment that needs to keep cool by having the aircon on, I suffer from dry lips quite a lot. I've tried lots of different products to try combat my sore and chapped lips, but this Biotherm one is one of the best I've used. Lip balms are ok for when I have just slightly dry lips, but in general, particularly when it's very cold, I find that they aren't strong enough. When I was looking for a replacement hardcore lip
salve or balm, I came across this Biotherm Aquasource Lèvres with SPF 8 in a department store. It's also available to buy at the biotherm.co.uk website/
The plastic tube the lip balm comes in is quite plain in terms of it's looks, being a pale peach colour, but I suppose the product does look quite elegant in it's simplicity. Being a French company, the writing on the front of this tube of salve is both in French and English, and says that it is a moisturising, protecting lip balm. It definitely is that!
In terms of price, a 15ml tube of this lip balm cost me £12, but I've found that a little of this goes a long way, and you don't have to slather it on for it to work. I'd usually go for something cheaper, but I wanted to try something a bit higher quality to see if this made a difference and worked better.
To use the lip balm, you just unscrew the lid and apply the balm directly to your lips. This is easy to do as the top of the tube has an angled applicator with a litle hole in the middle to dispense the balm. This is easy to apply and the balm goes on quickly and has a pleasant soft texture to it, so you only need a quick smudge of your lips to work this into them thoroughly.
To match the packaging, the balm itself has a subtle peachy scent to it, but once it's on your lips you can't taste it. It does however, have an equally subtle pinkish tinge to it in terms of colour, and this is very so slightly evident on the lips, which I liked. My lips look nice and shiny when I'm wearing this balm so that's another plus.
Since I started to wear this balm I've noticed an improvement in the softness and texture of my lips. Because it wasn't cheap, I only use it when my lips are starting to get sore, rather as a preventative, but each time it's stopped my lips from being too dried out and the vitamin e and nut oil in the balm has moisturised my lips nicely.
I can't say I've noticed the effects of the SPF factor 8 in this balm, but I think it would be great if you were doing winter sports, on ski-ing holidays etc, where the snow is reflective and can burn your skin quite easily.
Even though it's not cheap for a lip balm, if used sparingly and not over applied, it does last a fair while so I think it's good value and a great product. I can't really fault this product - there's nothing wrong with it at all so I can really recommend it!
I love Biotherm products and have lots of them on my bedroom dressing table, it's my way of pampering myself with a luxurious product but not only this I find that all the Biotherm products I have bought have been of a quality that you just can't get with the cheaper brand names. This Biotherm Aquasource Moisturizing Balm Protective Lip Care is no exception.
I like to buy my Biotherm products straight from the Biotherm web site as if you spend over £55 you get a free gift and this makes it worth while spending that amount for something extra in the post. I don't drink or smoke so treat myself once a month to a few Biotherm products depending on prices and this Biotherm Aquasource Moisturizing Balm Protective Lip Care cost me £12 which is about the range of price you will pay for a Biotherm lip balm product, as they are a little more expensive than buying beauty products from the supermarket or other retail shops.
The tube of lip balm is a 15 ml tube and comes in a nice pink coloured tube with a twist off lid, so the lip balm can be then squeezed onto your finger or directly ont the lips and you can smooth it over your lips to help keep them moist and stop them cracking in winter.
Not only can you apply it everyday but it lasts and you don't have to re-apply for a few hours, the lips seem to drink it in and it plumps up the lips to make them look glossy and smooth at the same time.
The lip balm is a nice light pink colour and has a peach flaouring and looks good on the lips so you don't need to wear lipstick.
It also has oil of macadamia and vitamin E which is great for the skin and lips as well as it being UV protection SPF 8, so not only can you use it in winter to help stop chapped lips but you can use it in summer to help stop your lips drying out in the hot sunshine.
I really rate this lip balm and although it is more expensive than other lips balm products I think its worth every penny as it really makes a difference to the before and after effects of the balm on the lips. I don't mind paying a little extra for something that works well and as you only need a little bit it lasts a while, I had my first tube last me over eight weeks but I wasn't using it everyday, still it's a great lip balm that I'm happy to ecommend to you.
Biotherm Aquasource Moisturizing Balm Protective Lip Care SPF 8 Is a very lovely lip balm which is almost like a lip gloss, in fact during the day I only where this and don't bother with a lip gloss or a lip stick.
I have tried many lip balms over the years as I do suffer with very dry and some times sore lips and I must say after wearing this product for only a very short while, maybe half an hour they did feel and look instantly improved. It has great staying power and i only need to reapply twice a day, so although it isn't cheap it isn't too bad value.
It was slightly sticky a bit like a lip gloss initially but that didn't last long and soon gave way to a silky smooth feeling on my lips. The product has a nice fruity smell, a bit peachy and a lovely but very subtle shiny pale pinky colour.
It is easy to apply, the same as most other lip balms basically you squeeze it straight out of the tube and on to your lips with the slanted plastic applicator.
Biotherm Aquasource Moisturizing Balm Protective Lip Care SPF 8
Of all my makeup addictions lip glosses and lip balms are my worst, I own more than I can realistically use. I have my favourites for different occasions and this Biotherm Aquasource moisturising balm is one of those favourites when my lips need that little bit extra attention, when they are a bit more chapped and dry by either the sun or the snow. This is really a great balm if you suffer from very dry or chapped lips, as soon as you apply this you can feel and notice an immediate difference. My lips are instantly more hydrated and feeling more comfortable and the balm gives a nice shine.
The aquasource moisturising balm is quite sheer in appearance and doesn't really have much of a colour to it when applied, the balm does have a slight pinky shade and a lovely but subtle peachy fragrance. I often use this balm as a base or over the top of lip stick to give it that bit extra sheen and leave my lips feeling smooth, soft and hydrated. Among other things this lip balm includes added vitamin E, oil of macadamia and UV filters (SPF 8) to leave your lips not only moisturised but protected against the elements.
This does stay on your lips for a while after application but it doesn't last as long as some other lip glosses or balms I own. As with most lip wear it depends what you are doing and you may need to re-apply this often to get the sheen look looking fresh. After I have used this thou even when it wears off my lips do feel smoother and less chapped.
The packaging is simple and easy to use, you just have to squeeze a small amount out and then apply using the tip. I prefer this type of applicator because it is quick and easy to use and more hygienic than small tubs of balm.
--The slightly pricey bit--
This is a bit pricey, typically retailing for £12, but it is a quality item and it does last for a long time even when you use it regularly. However, I have spent more than this on lip glosses and balms in the past that haven't been as nice as this one.
This lip balm deserves a well earned four out of five stars and I would and have recommended this lip care product to friends. It is great to wear in the summer and winter months when lips can suffer from the weather.