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Boots Essentials Spearmint Lip Salve

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Brand: Boots / Type: Lip Repair / What it does: Repairs,

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      27.01.2012 20:04
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      MINTY LIPS

      Boots essentials spearmint lipsalve:

      How I came across it:

      It was September and I was going on holiday to menorca, restless because we had a 4 hour longer wait at Manchester airport, and as their are quite a few shops there, I had a bit of spare money and I decided to shop around with mum.

      I went into WHSmith to get a magazine and a paper (Inside Soap and The Daily Star if you're interested), and I went into the duty-free shop, and then I went into Boots. I'd completely forgotten to bring a lip balm with me and as I was going to sunny spain, I needed lip balm or else my lips would be very dry.

      In Boots I picked up a bottle of water, some minature toothpaste and this lip balm. There are several to choose from such as:

      Spearmint (the one I have)

      Original

      Tinted (to colour your lips)

      and

      Strawberry.

      I paid £1 and 1p for this (kind of an odd price), but quite cheap as ones like Chapstick and Lipsyl are over this price for the same amount.

      Claims:

      The Boots essentials spearmint lipsalve claims to:

      protect and moisturise lips

      and is:

      dermatologically tested.

      In use:

      Lip balm is really to use, just put it on your lips! This one is no different! It has mostly a green lid with a white twirly thing that twists the lip balm up or down. I just put this on and it feels really soft and smooth when applied. A good thing about it is it works and it feels really nice! The only thing that stops it from getting the 5th star is that it dose'nt have any sun protection. It still works in summer and winter though.

      Advantages:

      Um, it's cheap, soft and smooth when applied, conditions lips really quickly

      Disadvantages:

      Dosen't have any sun protection

      Summary:

      It's a good lip balm, which I use regularly, it works any time of year, and mostly of all, it's extremely cheap and easy to get hold of!

      I rate it 4 stars

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      01.03.2011 15:50
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      A GOOD LIP SALVE

      I have recently tried out the Boots Essentials Spearmint lip salve and this is my review.

      I bought the Spearmint lip salve in the Boots store in my local airport the last time I was flying out to Spain because I had forgotten to get one and pack it with the rest of my toiletries in my suit case. I always like to take a lip balm or lip salve away with me when I am going somewhere hot as the sun can really dry my lips up when I am away.

      The Boots Essentials Lip Salve comes in a range of flavours such as this Spearmint one and an Original flavour and a Strawberry flavour. I have actually tried several of the flavours of these lip salves and I thought that they are all quite good.

      The Boots Essentials Lip Salve was very good value for me and it only cost 99 pence which is really only what I want to pay for a product like this. I would not have been paying to much more as I knew I could pick one up over in Spain for under a Euro. The Boots lip salve has lasted me for about two months so I think this is a good value item and think it is a good price to pay as it is quite long lasting.

      The packaging is quite nice looking and the lip salve is in a plastic twist up tube the same as most lipsticks. You can take off the outer tube which is a nice bright green colour and underneath is the tube that you can twist. The lip salve is a stick that comes up from the tube and you can smooth it over your lips from the end of the tube.

      The taste of the Boots Spearmint lip salve is very nice and fresh. I do not like using things that are to strong tasting or smelling on my lips but the smell and taste of this lip salve is not over powering or to strong. I thought it smelled quite sweet and I could smell it easily from my lips when I was wearing it.

      The lip salve keeps my lips nice and soft and when I was over in Spain I would put it on each evening after I came home from being out in the sun. I would also put it on before bed and in the morning my lips were softened and smooth feeling. I thought that it helped stop the sun from drying out my lips to much and was pleased with how well the lip salve worked. The only bad thing I would say about the Boots lip salve is that it does not have any sun protection in it and I would prefer it if it did and then I could wear it when I am out and about in Spain. A lot of lip balms and lip salves nowdays have SPF sun factors in them and if this one did to then I would rate it full marks on this review.

      The Boots Essentials lip salve does not feel to thick when I am wearing it on my lips which is good for me as I do not like this feeling. I do not really like using Vaseline or anything like that on my lips as they are just to thick for me to use so I was pleased that this lip salve felt quite light and not uncomfortable to wear.

      I have used this Boots Essentials lip salve on my lips at home as well as being abroad and I think it is good to apply some lip salve when it is very cold weather outside to. I think that this helps stop chapped and dry lips from the harsh weather and I thought it was good at keeping my lips soft in the cold as well as in the heat!

      I would suggest giving the Boots Essentials Spearmint lip salve a try out as it is a good product and I thought it was a good value price to. I liked the smell when I was wearing it on my lips and thought that it made my lips feel nice and really soft.

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      02.12.2010 19:20
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      Easy to take out with you

      This Boots Essential lip salve I'm reviewing is spearmint flavour or rather scented as it's doesn't taste and not meant for eating anyway.

      These cost just 99p at Boots and I purchased mine to go into my labour bag along with cooling spray, fan flannel etc. Anyone that knows me will know the midwife didn't have time to get my daughter towels or cot ready let alone me work up a sweat or get dry lips. Yep was a fast delivery.

      Any way last week I started to use this as it was getting cold and my lips started to get a bit sore from getting chapped. It comes in a lipstick style tube covered in a plastic so you know nobody has tested it previously.
      You wind the bottom to get it to retract from tube and back down again.
      It may be small in size but lasts for a very long time due to the fact you simply put it on yr lips.It leaves them with a waxy feel to them.
      When my lips start to get sore they peel and using this makes them feel smooth again and also moisturises them whilst also protecting from the eliments of cold out side. Some people use them also in the summer and some lip salves have sun protection in them but this one hasn't.

      The spearmint scent is a nice one and where you are using it on your lips the occasional whiff of it goes up the nose. Kind of reminds me of spearmint mints I used to buy. Shame this isn't the edible type of lip balm you can get but there again I'd be forever licking it off and re applying.
      This tube so easily fits into your pocket or bag so can be kept at hand when needed. I usually pop mine on before about to brave the cold outdoors.

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        26.05.2010 20:14
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        Boots own lipsalve

        The Boots 'Essentials' range is basically the personal-health version of the Tesco 'Value' line - a good selection of products that are available for a reasonable price. My previous (albeit limited) experience of Boots Essentials has been pretty good, so I decided to give their Spearmint Lipsalve a go. The Lipsalve comes in a light green plastic container, and is currently available for the cheapo price of 99p. Like many lip care products on the market, the salve features a twistable ring at the bottom which raises and lowers the product, making for an easy application.

        Compared to the more expensive lip balms I have tried in the past, Boots Essentials Spearmint is very good - surprisingly so in fact. Firstly, it eases any lip soreness pretty much immediately, and secondly it cools any chapped areas due to its spearmint properties. The minty smell is very nice indeed, although don't be fooled into thinking it will taste like mint, as it actually tastes like WAXY NOTHINGNESS - I know this because I gave it a good suck (the things I do for a thorough review...). To be honest, it's for the best that it doesn't taste minty, as I would probably eat, rather than apply... as if it were some sort of Boots branded lollipop.

        After the application, lips feel moisturized for a long time, and I actually felt like this left my mouth in a better conditional than the Nivea for Men brand which I recently used. The effects were long lasting unlike Nivea, which actually made my lips feel a little dry fifteen minutes or so after use. The texture of the lip balm isn't too greasy, and it seems to be just the right consistency to protect lips without creating a nasty slimy feeling.

        The only downside that springs to mind is the fact that this particular lipsalve doesn't feature an added suncream like the more expensive brands - and that is probably the only reason that I wouldn't buy it again. There is a Boots Essentials Lipsalve which does contain an SPF (available for the same price), but that doesn't have the lovely spearmint smell.

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