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Blistex Drench Lip Splash Liquid Moisturizer

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Brand: Blistex / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / Subcategory: Splash / What it does: Moisturizes,

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      01.10.2010 20:22
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      Jack of all trades master of none

      I bought this after having really dry lips but not wanting the side effects of vaseline. I love vaseline, I have never found anything which moisturises my lips so much and is so cheap. However the downside with it that it makes my chin greasy as I think it must slide down my face (nice, huh?!) Anyway, back to the review, I was going through a phase of trying to minimise my chin spots and I spotted this in Boots. It was £2.45 and I bought it with my points. It is sold in other places and you can probably get it cheaper if you shop around a bit.

      The product appeared to be marketed to me as somewhere between a lip gloss and a moisturiser. If it moisturised my lips yet made them look pretty like I was wearing lipgloss then it would be a winning product to me.

      The product comes in a cardboard box, which is recyclable-a bonus for me. Inside is a very small tube with a roller ball applicator and then a screw on top. It looked very small, but looks can be deceiving, I would have to see how long it lasted. It certainly didn't appear to contain as much product as a small metal tub of vaseline does.

      The benefits of the roller ball were that I didn't have to get my finger greasy (or worry if it was) clean to apply this product, the roller ball never got stuck or clogged up, which was good, as that sometimes happens with my deodorants.

      The product itself was quite thin and applied evenly over the lips. I guess the thinness makes it last longer. It was easy to apply and one quick roller around covered both my lips. It was not too sticky like some lip glosses, and when you get a gust of wind all your hair is suddenly stuck to your lips. It also did not smell or taste too unpleasant!

      It lasted around an hour, obviously less if you are drinking. It looked quite pretty but didn't have the same lovely colour and plumping effect lip gloss can have. It made my lips moist for a couple of hours, but it certainly wasn't as much as a lasting effect as vaseline has on me.

      In conclusion this is a good all in one, but not fantastic at either (either being moisturising and glossing). The phase jack of all trades and master of one springs to mind.

      This is still a handy item to keep in your handbag to cover those all in one scenarios, but for me, doesn't quite replace my trusty tub of Vaseline!

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      28.09.2010 12:32
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      Fantastic lip gloss, but doesn't last long

      I'm not a big fan of lipstick, but I am always careful to use sunscreen on my lips, and I like to use a little gloss on them in the evenings. I discovered Blistex Lip Splash a couple of years ago, killing time in airport shops when I was going on holiday I realised I had packed sunscreen but not lip gloss, and I spotted this. From the packaging it looked as though this product would meet my needs, a clear, shiny, hydrating gloss.

      Blistex Lip Splash is available from supermarkets and chemists for between £1.49 - £2.95. It can often be found on special offer, Boots frequently do three for two promotions on Blistex products. It comes in a cardboard carton which contains the bottle of lip splash. The bottle is 4ml in volume, and is a 6cm long silver plastic tube, with a screw on lid, again in silver plastic. There is a clear plastic label on the bottle with all the information I would expect e.g. contact details, warnings etc. The bottle can be recycled, the product is not tested on animals, and does not contain any animal derivatives so it is suitable for vegetarians. It also has an SPF of 15. Blistex was established in 1947 as a family run company in Illinois, USA, in the 60's they opened a specialised research and development facility with the goal of becoming the market leader in lip care.

      Removing the lid reveals a tiny metal roller ball in the top of the bottle. I think this is a great way to apply lip gloss, and it's certainly less messy than those that need to be applied with fingers. The ball rolls smoothly, and applies exactly the right amount, ensuring there is no wastage. I find the smell really pleasant, it's sweet but not sickly, and reminds me slightly of marzipan with fruity undertones. It is extremely glossy when applied, and delivers an instant hit of hydrating moisture, making my lips feel immediately soft and supple, even after a day of exposure to sea and sun. It doesn't feel at all sticky, and a minute after application I don't know I'm wearing it.

      The science bit - Blistex Lip Splash utilises the properties of several natural ingredients to provide hydration and protection from dryness. Jojoba oil is added because it is a waxy liquid similar to the skins own sebum. Lips contain a different type of sebaceous gland to the rest of the body, called ectopic sebaceous glands, which produce less sebum than the glands elsewhere on the body. As sebum is responsible for preventing water loss from the surface of the skin the application of jojoba oil mimics this natural effect of sebum and supports moisture retention. Aloe Vera is added because of its' healing and soothing properties, it also promotes skin cell regeneration . Canola oil is added as an effective emollient which is also rich in vitamin E. It is a genetic variant of rapeseed oil (engineered) and is frequently used in cosmetics in place of petroleum based emollients because it is more stable when exposed to temperature variations and is less greasy. Castor Oil is the final active natural ingredient, it is a humectant, which means it attracts moisture to the skin and retains it, this is the ingredient that is responsible for producing the fantastic shine. Just as an aside - this is the same plant that the deadly poison Ricin comes from, but a different part of the plant obviously! It also contains the synthetic preservatives and fragrances that are common in all cosmetics.

      The high-shine gloss only last for about 20-30 minutes before it needs re-applying, although the moisturising effect lasts considerably longer. I don't find this too much of an inconvenience as I really enjoy the cooling feel of the metal roller ball on my lips - I know, I need to get out more, but I'm easily pleased....what can I say! I initially thought the need for frequent re-application meant the bottle would last no time at all, but even using it several times every evening, I still had almost half a bottle left at the end of my fortnights' holiday. The moisturisation provided by lip splash is sufficient for me, but it wouldn't be enough for someone with particularly dry or chapped lips. I think it's better suited to maintaining soft, hydrated lips, than repairing dry, sore lips.

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        13.01.2010 18:43
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        An ok product, fair expensive for what it is, wouldnt buy it again

        I brought this lip balm last year (2009) when Blistex was on offer at 2 for £3, seeing as lip balm always comes in use. The product is normal sold between £2.80 - £3, depending on where you purchase it. It comes in cardboard packaging, with an aqua box at the bottom were the product is, which actually is similar in size to the product.

        The product itself is in a grey plastic, tube (typical of all lip balms) which has a roller ball on the end with a clear lid to protect the ball. As the lip balm is applied through a roller ball it really caught my attention as it is very unique, I have not been able to find another product like it on the market. It contains 4ml of a clear, runny liquid that runs easily off the roller ball onto your lips. Despite being running it is still fairly thick, so you can add a decent amount to your lips, which is important when they are really sore and dry. The liquid is slightly sticky, with no particular scent and gives a very glossy appearance. The liquid contains Jojoba, Aloe Vera and Menthol, which are all known to soothe and condition your lips.

        The roller balls gives a cooling sensation when you apply the lip balm, but I found too much of the liquid comes out and I end up licking and wiping most of it off. To make the excess liquid even more annoying, it is not very nice tasting. I know a lip balm is not designed to be lick but if you do get it in your mouth, which is likely as a lot comes out of the roller ball, the lip balm is not pleasant. It is also slightly sticky, so is not the most comfortable product to wear. The lip balm does sooth your lips and leaves them moisturised, but I don't think this product is as good as other brands I have tried.

        Overall this product is ok, but I would not buy it again, especially as it is a fairly expensive lip balm. This lip balm is very unique, but is probably unique as it does not work as well as standard tubs and sticks of lip balm.

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        02.06.2009 19:26
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        Quite good, not brilliant but advisable!

        Blistex Drench Lip Splash Liquid Moisturiser.

        Amazon.com's Description of the product - "Roll-on sheer liquid lip balm for a deep penetrating hydration experience. The unique cooling roller-ball floods lips with sheer liquid moisture, giving them a light feel and all the sun and dryness protection you need"

        I bought this product when I was browsing Amazon for a new lip gloss, as I've run out and am revising for important exams so cannot go out much. To be honest, the Amazon review of it sounds quite impressive, but I haven't found it gives me a "deep penetrating hydration experience". It's in a tiny, silvery gray, hard plastic tube. It's top heavy, because of the applicator ball, which means it falls over and rolls off tables if you try and stand it up. When you first apply it, it feels cooling and refreshing (which is partly down to the cold metal applicator ball). It tastes distinctly minty, without being overbearing or spicy in any way. It smells minty as well, very subtley. It's a nice consistency, although a tad greasy. Warning - it wears off within about 10 minutes. It's so light, and it soaks in so easily - good for hydration - but it just disappears quicker than doughnuts in a police station! This results in you having to apply it again and again and again... which gets annoying! I think that it is kiss-proof, although it will definitely transfer to your partner! It tastes nice though, and isn't sticky in the slightest. I am doubting it's moisturising properties though, my lips don't feel more soft or moisturised at all. Don't get this if you want a moisturiser!

        Overall, it's a nice product. Handily in a tiny little tube, and quite pleasurable to wear. It's main disadvantage is that it wears off too quickly, and that you're forever reapplying. Mainly because it tastes so nice!

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          20.05.2009 18:12

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          Below average product shame as I usually like the brands products

          I wasn't overly impressed with this product. It makes your lips have a lovely glossy effect but you are constantly re-applying it as it comes off as soon as you have a bite to eat a sip of a drink or lick your lips.
          The product has a lovely vanilla smell and taste which is quite pleasant but I don't think it does anything for the condition of you lips! It has SPF15 which lets face it isn't that much use in winter months when you suffer the most from dry chapped lips.
          I have always used other products from this brand and have always been quite impressed with the results but unfortunately this one has let the side down.
          After half an hour you have that sticky feeling where the gloss has gathered in one place which doesn't feel very nice and does not look the pretty either.

          I wouldn't recommend this for any purpose really as it just doesn't last at all and it certainly doesn't do anything if your lips are dry and chapped.

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          10.05.2009 13:33

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          just bought it yesterday as my body shop lip butter ran out (this is amazing stuff just fairly expensive) so saw this in boots, bought it and tried it on. It works wonders, my lips aren't naturally too dry and chapped but if u have normalish lips that just need to be moisturised in an instant this is definitely the lip balm for you; it sinks in very very fast and makes my lips soft and supple in a few seconds. I think this is the best lip balm ive bought and would definitely reccomend it to a friend.

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          22.04.2009 21:28
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          A soothing experience that didnt last long

          In the winter my lips get so dry and damaged from the freezing icey winds I use a whole selection of lip products to prevent the peeling and painful cracks. As with so many products I try I was of course sucked in by the magic of advertising and decided to give Blistex Drench a try when it promised to soak my lips in glorious liquid and leave them smooth and full of moisture.

          It was quite pricey for a tiny little tube £4.50 for thimbull of "lip drench" but although the tube is very small it is quite a neat little design with a screw top so the contents will not spill out and it has a small metal roll ball applicator. It can be found in most major supermarkets and beauty shops such as boots and superdrug. The price doesnt seem to differ between the stores as I found after shopping around for the product.

          I applied it to my lips and it was soothing straight away the coldness of the ball applicator felt nice and the liquid made my lips feel moisterised and smooth instantly. I was very pleased with this product, however after about 10 minutes the liquid had come off my lips and I was no longer basking in the drenching moisture of the lip splash. I ended up having to apply to my lips every 10 minutes just to keep them cracking up. Due to the constant re-application the product only lasted about 2 weeks.

          I was very dissapointed after what had been such a promising start. I continue to use some of Blistex other products but this was a big let down, I wouldnt recommend it even though it did leave my lips looking shiney and pouty even if it was a short lived experience!

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            27.01.2009 20:19
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            Theres Better Out There

            I was fortunate enough last year to be able to go skiing to Courchevel in the French alps over Christmas. Well it's useful when you have a big sister who lives and works out there!!! I know how cold it can get while on the mountain and as I am prone to getting very dry and chapped lips I decided to try-out a Blistex product that I had not seen before. I have generally been delighted with most of their other items so trusting the brand I purchased Lip Splash Liquid Lip Moisturiser.

            The Product

            The manufacturers claim that this product can rehydrate and re-moisturise lips by soaking them in Lip Splash Liquid Balm. The balm is apparently full of deep, penetrating moisturisers, which leave the lips looking smooth and healthy. It also has a Sun Protection Factor of 15.

            Packaging

            Comes with a small outer box with a picture of a set of lips and the words drench on the front. Packaging states New product with lip splash liquid moisturiser. The product itself is in a small compact little bottle with a silver roller-ball applicator. There is also a screw top cap which closes securely. There is 4mls of product in the bottle.

            Application

            Using the roller-ball apply a generous helping of lip spash to the lips ensuring that they are completely saturated. Re-apply the product frequently when exposed to cold, dry or sunny environments.

            Ingredients

            Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostereate, Lanolin, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba). Seed Oil, Benzophenone-3, Aqualane, Aroma, Aloe Barbadensis, Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Saccharin, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate. Oxybenzone.

            Advantages

            Compact design handy for keeping in a small pocket, smells fruity quite pleasant really. Initially coats the lips and cools and calms them when feeling chapped. SPF 15 so protects the lips in warm weather.

            Disadvantages

            Application feels very strange as the roller-ball is cold. Product does not stay on for long and has to be re-applied about every ten minutes. Therefore not suitable for wearing during sporting activities. Feels more like a lip-gloss than a lip protector. Tastes revolting if you forget you have it on and lick your lips. Not that great value for money either.

            Overall Result

            Very disappointed with this product, not what you would expect from Blistex, more of a fashion accessory than a serious lip protector. I would therefore rate this 3 out of 5 as there are much better products produced by this brand name that I would choose before this one. As for does it make the lips look healthy. Cant answer this as it doesnt stay on long enough to find out!!!

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              20.01.2009 22:22
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              This product couldn't serve its purpose

              When i returned from India to netherlands after one month vacation it was october last year and the start of winter. One of the first things i can't do without in this season is a lip balm and i was terribly in need of one because my lips were blistered really bad. So i went to a local chemist store to get something that soothes my lips. There was quite a large selection of balms and lip moisturizers.I usually uses balms but when i saw this liquid lip moisturizer i thought i will give it a try. But let me tell you i personally think i made a wrong decision.

              The packing was attractive and the picture of the roller is also tempting because it is easy to apply and i thought the liquid effect will stay long. I opened the pack and saw the silver colored tiny roll on.It is really handy to hold or take in the travel kit. When i applied it, the smell was like that of a tooth paste. I thought i can bare with that since there was a slight menthol effect. May be that of the jojoba oil which is one of the ingredients it was nice to wear on the lips. My lips were really wet and shiny. But then this didnt stay much longer. The shine stays for about half an hour. I even started getting irritation on my tongue because by any chance it touches the tongue the menthol effect is highlighted. Anyway now i practically discarded the tube just after using it four to five times.

              I might try other products from this company but eventhough it has all the ingredients which are really good for moisturizing the lips i dont think i will go for it once more.

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                19.01.2009 13:08
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                I won't be buying this one again!

                A couple of years ago Dave (hubby) decided to buy me a selection of different lip savers as stocking fillers at Christmas. I always suffer from dry lips especially in winter and I feel really uncomfortable if I am unable to moisturise my lips. I keep licking them which just makes matters worse!

                Anyway amongst this selection was one called Blistex Drench Lip Splash Liquid Moisturiser. I hadn't tried this one before so I was looking forward to giving it a go.

                It comes inside a little cardboard tube attached to a small piece of cardboard upon which is written 'Blistex new' together with a picture of a pair of well moisturised pink lips. The word 'Drench' is written on a further piece of cardboard standing proud of the cardboard tube at the bottom. If you look at the picture at the top of the review you'll see what I mean!

                I opened the cardboard tube to find a small silver plastic tube with a screw top lid. When I unscrewed the lid I was surprised to find a silver roller ball - now this was different from any of the others I had tried!

                The lip balm promised me an 'attractive, juicy, just licked effect' without the stickiness that you usually get with some of the lip balms.

                The roller ball shone brightly with the liquid lip balm so I rubbed it over my lips. I could understand why the product was called Drench! My lips felt very wet and were also very shiny. The cold roller ball left my lips nice and cool too. The liquid tasted nice which isn't really a good idea with me as I keep licking my lips then!

                Drench contains extracts of Jojoba which is a known moisturiser and also Aloe Vera to soothe, cool and moisturise. The result is supposedly a natural hypoallergenic liquid that 'mimics the skins natural oils'.

                Drench also contains Canola and Castor Seed Oils which give the shiny look whilst also moisturising. There is also a sun protection factor of 15 included.

                With all these products having a moisturising effect you would expect the lip splash to moisturise your lips wouldn't you? Well that was what I expected but I was disappointed. Whist it was pleasant enough to use the results did not last and certainly did not moisturise my lips once the initial wetness has disappeared.

                I continued to use it occasionally until the tube was finished but I certainly shan't be buying any more of this one. I was really surprised that this wasn't any good as Blistex products are usually so good, but maybe it works well for other people who knows?

                The current price of this is about £2.50 if you want to try it.

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                  18.01.2009 16:17
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                  Try the 'Intensive Moisturiser' instead - Much better results!

                  I almost constantly have chapped or dehydrated lips so I'm never without a lip balm or similar in my pocket or bag and usually on the lookout for a new product to purchase. Most lip balms tend to leave a waxy texture on the surface of my lips only, successfully creating a barrier from any future damage but not actually helping with the dryness below, whilst a few taste so good that I cannot help but lick them off almost instantly, defeating the whole point! It was when I discovered the Blistex range that I found my lips started to greatly improve, so I didn't hesistate to try out their new product - 'Drench Lip Splash' when it hit the shelves of my local Boots store.

                  'Drench Lip Splash' is a new hydrating formula delivered in a small silver plastic tube with a rollerball and a screw top lid. It promises to give that attractive, juicy, 'just licked' effect without the stickyness usually associated with it. It's ingredients include the Jojoba plant - known for it's moisturising properties - to produce a natural hypoallergenic liquid that 'mimics the skins natural oils' and Aloe Vera for it's soothing, cooling and moisturising action. The Canola and Castor Seed Oils used are responsible for giving the shiny, wet appearance whilst also moisturising at the same time. With all those moisturisers, plus a Sun Protection Factor of 15 to guard the lips from the damaging effects of the Sun, it sounded promising. So, for only £2.95 for a tube I decided to give it a whirl :-)

                  I apply Blistex's 'Drench Lip Splash' to clean, bare lips only as although other similar products can be used as a moisturising gloss on top or lipstick, or a smoothing and soothing base under them, the consistency and texture of this is a little watery and sticky to be used in conjunction with anything else. Probably a good thing as I'm sure they work better when used alone anyway.
                  The rollerball system is quite unique in my opinion, as I have only come across very few in all the years I have been using cosmetic and skincare products. The metal ball seems to stay constantly cold somehow which cools and refreshes the lips on contact, which is perfect for when your lips are burning / stinging from the cold and wind.
                  'Drench Lip Splash' has quite a strong scent and an even stronger taste which to me personally tastes somewhat like a chocolate and brandy liquer?! Not the worst taste in the world by far, but definately not one I would choose if I had the choice.

                  So far so good right? But as far as moisturising goes, this product is not the best I have tried. I find that it simply sticks to my lips and doesn't really penetrate all that well at all. It has an almost greasy feeling once applied which I usually end up wiping off after a while as it starts to annoy me. Ever after applying it a few times throughout the day, I didn't see or feel any positive effects.
                  Maybe my lips are too dry for this type of product and it would work better on those that are only slightly dry. Who knows? Though the really glossy texture is somewhat of a first when it comes to lip moisturisers, so it's really down to what you want / need personally...

                  Not a bad product at all, but I wouldn't repurchase again or really reccomend anyone else in need of serious moisturising to do so either.

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                  Roll-on lip balm