I am obsessed with lip balms and I go through them like there is no tomorrow because I have one in every pocket, bag and drawer that I have! Despite this, I still end up buying them on a regular basis when I am out and about, which is how I ended up with this strawberry one from Boots (I blame the shops that have them at the tills!).
The balm is a standard stick on that is twisted at the bottom to make the stick come out of the top. The twisting mechanism works well and has lasted, which is actually a surprising thing because I have had so many cheap balms where the packaging breaks easily.
The balm is a good moisturiser and I find that it works really well. It is long lasting and I find that it makes my lips feel really soft afterwards. I find that I don't need very much of it at all on each usage which means that it will last a long time. I think this makes it really good value for money, especially considering that it is only a pound for a standard sized five gram tube.
The only thing that I don't like about this balm is the scent of it. I am not a particularly big fan of strawberry scented things in general but this one is particularly sweet. Too sweet for me in fact. it really does smell like strawberries and so if you like strawberries, I am sure you will love this product.
Overall I would recommend this balm because it is good, but only if you like sweet, strawberry scented things.
WHAT IS IT?
This is lip balm that is made by Boots. It is called lip salve because it should help to protect your lips from cold weather and help them to get better when they are damaged also.
This lip salve comes in a red tube because it has got the flavour of strawberry and it is the sort of lip balm that is in a stick so you apply it like lipstick.
WHAT I THINK
I bought this only because I needed to spend one extra pound so that I could receive extra Boots points on my card, it was next to the till and cost £1 so it was perfect for me to purchase.
I think the strawberry flavour is very nice because it is natural and not too sweet like alot of strawberry lip produce. I cannot taste it for very long after I have applied it and I am happy about that.
I think the lip salve is very waxy and it drags my lips when I apply it because it is so hard that the balm does not melt onto my lips, that is a pity because when my lips are chapped that makes them feel more sore. It does not moisturise my lips very good and that is a shock because I have used many Boots lip balms before and they have always been very effective but this one is not.
I would not buy this lip salve again even for £1 because I think it is not effective and it is not pleasing to use either.
2 Dooyoo Stars.
I get very dry skin all over me, including even my lips! In hot weather I need to wear a lip balm to protect my lips from sunburn; in autumn and winter I need a lip balm to protect my lips from drying out through central heating and cold winds. I have a range of lip care products that I rotate through, including several Boots products. One of the balms I like is this strawberry lipsalve.
Boots Essentials Strawberry Lip Salve is available in Boots (naturally!) and costs around £1 for a 5g stick. The salve is contained within a lipstick-style container made of two pieces of plastic: the red pop-off lid and the white base. Product is dispensed by twisting the screw base, and the balm, a solid stick, is forced upwards.
The product itself is a white solid stick. It has a waxy appearance and feel, and a strong scent and taste of strawberries. The scent is rather chemically, but I don't find it offensive.
The product is sealed in plastic cellophane on purchase, which is removed by tearing it along a perforated strip.
Because of hygiene concerns I always prefer to buy lip protection in solid stick form rather than in a little pot, as I'm always concerned about bacteria being transferred from my finger to the product pot and then to my mouth. I don't have to touch a solid stick with anything but my lips!
Whilst I often prefer to use a non-scented/flavoured lip balm it's nice to mix it up a bit sometimes, and so I purchase this strawberry flavoured variant as an occasional change.
The balm glides onto my lips easily, and, unlike many similar cheaper products, I find it easy to apply from the very beginning: the balm is compacted very well and so I don't find chunks of product coming off on my lips from any breakage on the initial flat top of the balm stick. After a few uses the balm naturally wears down into a smooth, convex shape but I find this particular balm easy to apply regardless of which stage the product's wear is at.
The balm's scent and taste is pleasant and the balm definitely soothes and protects my lips from the cold wind and drying effect of central heating; I reapply constantly throughout the day as well as last thing at night, but even with this heavy usage a stick of this product lasts me a good couple of months.
When the product gets worn down to the very end, I'm pleased to report that I still find it easy to dispense product: again a lot of balms break off or go gunky when I get down to the last few mm of product but this balm is still of a useable consistency right through until the plastic screw base is exposed. This means all product gets used up and none is wasted.
Whilst I wouldn't use this Boots Essentials Strawberry Lip Salve all the time - the strawberry flavour and scent gets a bit boring after a while - it's a great option for the winter months and, in rotation with my other balms, is very pleasant to use. Recommended.
I have lots of lip products lying about and really shouldn't be buying any more, but a few months ago I stupidly went out for the day without my lip balm. Not wanting to end up with dry, chapped lips, I popped into Boots and bought the cheapest lip balm I could find - which was the Boots Essentials Lipsalve for the bargain price of £1.01 (though why they couldn't just charge £1 beats me!).
A few varieties were available, but I chose the Strawberry lipsalve in the pink packaging. I'd already bought the original blue one on a previous occasion when I forgot my lip balm! This one doesn't have an SPF, but since it was autumn when I bought it, I decided it didn't matter. The packaging states that the product is dermatologically tested, and that it protects and moisturises lips.
The salve comes in a twist-up tube with a white base and pink lid. I thought the packaging looked a bit fragile but though the white base has cracked at one part, the whole thing hasn't come apart even though it has been jolted around in my bag. The salve itself is white and plain-looking. It has a fairly pleasant strawberry scent although it is a bit artificial.
The salve applies to the lips easily, though it is a little thicker than I would have liked. It keeps my lips reasonably soft and I don't have to apply it too often. It isn't as moisturising as I would like but it does a good job for the price.
This isn't the most exciting lip balm I have ever used, or the most effective. However, the price makes it worth a purchase, and the flavour is reasonably pleasant.
I often get dry lips and I have a bad habit of biting them too so I always carry a lip balm or salve to help keep them nice and soft and in good condition. I have countless different brands and pots of lip balm lying around and this is one of the many I own.
The lip balm costs around £1 and is only available at Boots as it is their own budget branded lip salve. The lip balm comes in a little plastic tube that is white on the bottom and pink on the lid. It is very plain and unappealing but then it is from the low budget Boots Essentials range so I didnt expect too much in the way of fancy packaging. The lid pulls off in the same way as most lip balms, the balm inside is soft and white and easy to smooth over the lips. It smells so incredible, I love the smell of this so much - it smells exactly like a bowl of fresh strawberries!
As soon as you smooth it over your lips you can feel it get to work, as it is clear aswell you cant really see it on your lips which is great as then I can put my lipstick on over the top. Its non sticky and it doesnt irritate to wear it. I can really feel the efects of this after only a few uses and my lips feel lovely and soft and moisturised, I would go as far to say that these work just as well as the more expensive Nivea alternatives!
Overall I would definitely recommend this product on just the smell alone! It is a great lip balm and for a £1 you cant really go wrong!
Boots strawberry lip balm - £1 each for 2 for £1.80
This lip balm comes in a standard type 'lipstick' style tube. It comes with a deep pinky red lid on it and it has a wonderful flavour. The tube itself looks a bit basic, and plain, but it does have a wonderful scent.
The product really does moisturise your lips beautifully. It has a lovely smooth texture - not at all grainy, or uncomfortable after application, and isn't too sticky - which for me is good as it means that your hair doesn't stick to it. The overall taste of the lip balm is nice but not so nice that it encourages you to lick your lips more (as this tends to counter act the moisturising effects of the product).
It lasts a while, and doesn't come off immediately but it isn't as long lasting as some other lip balms. (So without drinking or eating it may last around 60 to 90 minutes or so).
For the price paid it is a good enough quality lip balm, that smells and taste really nice. I would recommend it - as it's a good product for the price paid - however I would personally prefer to pay a little more and get Carmex...
I have so many different lip salves and balms, I lose count. I think they are essential though, not only from a beauty point of view but also due the fact that if I didn't use at least one on a regular basis, my lips would look terrible. I have always had a tendency towards dry and cracked lips in extremes of weather or if I am feeling unwell. One of the ones I have is Boots own brand strawberry lip salve (I also have a couple of their original ones too) and I paid only £1 for this. The trouble is it is quite tiny and consequently, it has a tendency to get 'lost' within the deep dark depths of my handbag. I try to keep it in the zipper on the inside of my bag but I still mislay it on a regular basis.
This great little salve doesn't look anything special. The packaging is plain, to say the least. It resembles a very small tube of paper glue. It has a white twist off cap, which you have to remove before twisting the bottom of the tube as the salve emerges from the top. The salve is not coloured - it is transparent, but I prefer this as it allows me to wear it on top of lipstick or lip paint. In order to prevent any of my lipstick from getting onto the salve in the tube though (as that's really horrible), I tend to apply it to my ring finger and then I gently wipe my finger over my lips.
The salve smells delicious - just like a fresh bowl of strawberries. It glides onto my lips smoothly and easily and doesn't feel sticky or gloopy or thick. It stays put for ages after application and it immediately gets to work at hydrating and moisturising my poor old lips. I actually prefer this fruit flavoured one to the original. I am unsure if these little salves come in a tinted variety, but if they do I haven't actually come across one myself yet.
I like to wear these at weekends, just on top of my lips and without any lipstick, particularly if I am taking the dogs for their walk and it's windy or cold weather outside. The salves contain no SPF however, but on the other hand, I really wouldn't have expected them to at this price. On the plus side, they do a fantastic job of both moisturising and hydrating my dry lips, as well as acting as a barrier and protecting them from further damage.
Fantastic little salves, so handy to have but I just wish mine didn't keep on disappearing so often!
I have a confession to make. My name is redhead78 and I am addicted to lipbalm. There, I've said it, now you know my guilty secret! I can't go a day without applying copious amounts of lipbalm and generally have at least 3 or 4 tubes, tubs or pots of it on the go at any one time. I have one in my handbag, one in my desk drawer, one on my bedside table, one on the coffee table, one in my make up bag. They're everywhere! I often pick one up when out shopping if for no other reason that they're so cheap that I don't feel guilty for "treating myself" to yet another one!
I know some people say that your lips respond better not to having lipbalm coated all over them and that you should let your lips natural oils work their magic, but whenever I try that I can never get to that nirvana stage, always giving in to the dry feeling or soreness that comes with strong northern wintery winds and needing to feel some instant soothing.
One of my regular lipbalms is Boots own brand Essentials Lipsalve. I generally opt for unflavoured/scented ones as most of them are minty or strawberry and I'm not a big fan. A few months ago I picked up my regular blue tube and saw that it was on offer. Instead of it's usual price of £1.01 is was on 2 for £1.80 (and currently is again) so I picked up a strawberry one for my brother at the same time as he prefers the flavoured ones. When I opened it to have a quick sniff, however, I decided to keep it for myself, naughty sister!
Like many lipbalms, this one (available only in Boots or from their website) comes in a small tube of just under 3 inches in height with a long top that simply pulls away from the base, inside which is the balm itself, much like a lipstick. The base of the tube is white and the lid part, as you would expect from a strawberry scented product is a deep pink colour. The information provided on the packaging claims that this product protects and moisturises lips and that it contains a soothing extract of chamomile. When you open the tube you are immediately presented with a creamy strawberry scent, not overpoweringly so, but it is definitely recognisable as strawberry.
You apply this lipbalm just like you would a lipstick, by simply moving the stick part across your lips. I prefer this as you don't need to use your finger to spread it so there's no need to wash your hands after every use (until you get to the end of it and start rubbing your finger into what remains in the base to get every last drop out that you can!) and it is easily retracted into the tube again with a simple twist of the base.
The lipsalve itself is a sort of off-white pearlescent colour, so doesn't add any colour to your lips but does give a nice sheen to them, although this is by no means longlasting, but still it's a little added benefit. On applying the lipbalm my lips really do feel soothed and moisturised. A lot of lipbalms can either disappear really quickly leaving you with no obvious benefits and reapplying more often, or they can sit on your lips for ages making them feel oily and greasy. This one, to me, seems to achieve a happy medium. After applying I can still feel it on my lips for a good long while but it doesn't feel slimy or nasty, it just leaves them feeling like they're thinly coated with goodness!
Living in the wet and windy north and doing a lot of hiking and cycling my face in general can really take a battering sometimes, but this lipbalm really does help to soothe any chapped feelings away and it feels like it's helping to protect my lips from further damage. Obviously this only lasts whilst it's actually on my lips and I do need to reapply it several times a day, although a lot of this is down to the fact that it actually tastes quite nice too and I just can't help licking my lips! Don't get me wrong, it doesn't taste like fresh strawberries and cream, but it definitely has a sweeter taste to it that my usual "original" lipbalms.
The only niggle I have with this lisalve is the tube itself. Another lipbalm I use regularly is Nivea and the tube on that one feels much more substantial and less flimsy than this one. This one is made from much thinner plastic and, indeed, a big chunk of the lid has actually broken off of this one, leaving a big crack down it and a gaping hole at the bottom. Luckily it doesn't leave the lipbalm exposed or make it unusable but I'd still prefer it not to have broken like that. Granted, when it's in my handbag I'm not exactly the most delicate or careful of people, but I've had many many other lipbalms in my bag too and none of those have ever suffered like this one.
Overall I'm very pleased with this lipbalm and would definitely recommend it. I think it performs on an equal par with the others that I use and whilst I'm not loyal to one particular brand, it's one I would purchase again, especially if it was on offer. I find it does live up to its claims of moisturising and protecting, and my lips do definitely always feel better for having some of this applied to them. The strawberry scent/flavour is very subtle and not too overpowering but I don't think it adds anything to the product especially and I have to admit that the blue "original" lipsalve also does the same job.
I don't use this one exclusively, I tend to use several at a time (although not all at once, obviously!) and because of the crack in the tube I've ended up leaving this one on my bedside table so it doesn't suffer any more and as a result end up using it at least twice a day, morning and night, and often if I pop upstairs for something during the day and, to be honest, it probably is my favourite of the ones I have on the go at the moment.
I have to knock a star of for the weakness of the tube as I really do feel that could have been better quality, but apart from that I have nothing negative to say about this lipbalm.
My lips get really chapped and dry especially through winter which is obviously uncomfortable! Consequently I use alot of lip balm so spending mega bucks on a lip balm could be rather expensive! To build my purchase up to the amount to use a coupon in store at Boots, I picked up an own make lip balm. Choosing between Original, Mint, Cocoa and Strawberry, I went for the strawberry!
It tastes sweet and smells really good as well as being under 99p - bargain!
It is quite hard to apply when the tube is cold because it stiffens up but once it is warmed up it goes on really soft and smooth. Unfortunately it doesn't last very long and needs to be applied regularly.
I use it either on it's own, or as a base under a lipstick to soften the colour. It is really quite a good product for the price it is and am definatley going to try the mint and cocoa version.
Lip salve is an essential to me, and I like to keep it in my bag at all times. I picked this up a few months ago in the colder weather, however I do suffer from dry lips on a regular basis, therefore this lip salve is perfect for me to use all year round. I got into a habit of picking up branded lip salve, however at the rate I get through them and the rate I also tend to lose them, I felt it was worth checking out the own branded ones.
They are obviously only available from within Boots stores, or online on their website. I picked up this strawberry lip salve, as well as a tinted one also. There was a few to choose from, however I felt that strawberry might be more pleasing to wear than the original lip salve, as it might smell better and have a nicer taste to it.
It comes in a very plain packaging, which is expected from an own brand product, and this is displayed in the image. However, when it comes to lip salve I am not too fussy about owning an own branded product. This little bargain was only £1.00 when I purchased it, which is barely anything and means I can pick up new ones on a regular basis.
To use it, you simply pull off the cap and screw up the lip salve. Apply generously over your lips for the best results. The first thing I noticed about this lip salve is that it smells delicious. It has a gorgeous strawberry scent to it, and this is what made it stand out compared to other lip salves. In addition to this, it tastes much nicer when you wear it on your lips compared to many other I have tried before.
In comparison to some other brands of lip salve, I noticed that this one applied on much more smoothly, and this allowed my lips to keep hydrated and moisturised throughout the day. The moisturising effect gets to work brilliantly, particularly if you suffer from dry or chapped lips on a regular basis.
Unfortunately, this does not provide your lip with any colouring, and this is why I also picked up a tinted lip salve to try out. However, considering it is only clear, the strawberry lip salve does help your lips to look more appealing whilst healing those dry lips!
Even though I was completely happy with the results of this product, and I only had to reapply a few times within the day, there was one element missing from it. It does not contain any SPF, which many lip salves do tend to do nowadays. For this sole reason, I would only recommend this for winter weather, and on hotter days ensure you purchase one with SPF in to ensure that your lips are well protected.
For the absolute bargain price of this lip salve, I would encourage you to pick one up, as it does do an excellent job of moisturising your lips and preventing them from drying out, as well as smelling gorgeous. Just be aware that there is no SPF in it. Thanks for reading.
I have recently tried out the Boots Essentials Strawberry flavoured lip salve and this is my review.
I recently bought the Boots Strawberry lip salve as I had a cold and this had made my skin and lips dry up and I wanted to moisturise my lips. I had tried out some of the other Boots Essentials lip salves before and thought they were quite good so I thought I would buy the strawberry flavoured one for a change.
The Boots Essentials Lip Salve comes in a range of flavours like an Original flavour and a Spearmint flavour. I have now tried out three of the flavours of these lip salves and have liked them all.
The Boots Essentials strawberry flavour lip salve was a very good price and it only cost me 99 pence. I think this is good value cos a lip balm or lip salve like this one will last me for a couple of months.
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 red 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 strawberry lip salve is quite nice and I do not think it is to sweet or over powering which is good for me cos I think some lip salves can be to sweet and this makes them smell and taste sickly when you are wearing it.
The lip salve helped to moisturise my lips when I had the cold recently and they were very dry and a bit cracked. It only took a day or two of using the Boots lip salve to help out the condition of my lips and I thought this was good. I used the lip salve about three or four times a day and it really helped the dryness of my lips. I also used the lip salve before I went to bed each night and in the morning my lips felt nice and soft to.
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 on a hot day when I am next over in Spain. A lot of lip balms and lip salves I buy nowadays do have sun protection or SPF in them and I would prefer it if the Boots Essentials lip salves had this in them to.
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 thought the Boots lip salve was quite light feeling and I have even worn it over a lipstick to give it a shine. A lot of lip salves I have used before would be to thick to put on over lipstick but I think the Boots Essentials ones are a bit lighter.
When going out into cold weather I always try and remember to put on my lip salve as it really helps my lips to stay soft. I suffer from sore cracked lips a lot of the time and I think this is cos I go out into the bitter cold weather and then come home to the central heating. When I use a lip salve daily though it really helps keep my lips soft and stops them from getting to dry or cracked.
I would suggest giving the Boots Essentials Strawberry flavour lip salve a try out and I will buy it again. I thought it was a good quality product and a good value price and I thought that it made a difference to the condition and dryness of my lips.
I like to carry a lip balm or lip salve with me whenever I go out, especially in the cold months and the transfer into new seasons as my lips become particularly dry. However recently on a trip to town I found that I didn't have one in my bag, so I popped into the nearest boots and picked up the cheapest one I could find - Boots Essentials Lipsalve ( normally £1.01 but there was an offer on of 2 for £1.50). There was either strawberry or original to choose from. As I like nice tasting lip balms, and in the hope it would be tinted, I went for the Strawberry one.
I was disappointed to find that it was not even slightly tinted, although the smell and taste when on the lips made up for this (and I have recently discovered that there is a tinted version now available which I am keen to try). The scent and smell is strong so if you arent a big fan of strawberry I wouldn't recommend this. I wasn't expecting miracles as the product was cheap, but I pleasantly found that the lip salve really did soothe and give moisture back to my lips. I was very impressed with this product and if I am going out for an occasion, I even use it under my lip gloss/ lipstick to really keep my lips moisturised and as it is not tinited, it does not affect the colour of your lipstick/gloss.
I also like the fact that it is in a stick form, rather than similiar products such as Vaseline where you can get into a mess by having product all over your finger.
The only issue I really had with this lip salve is that it didn't seem to last very long on the lips, and I did have to keep reapplying it when I wore it on its own and therefore the stick ran down fairly quickly. But for the price I wouldnt mind repurchasing them as they do not cost a lot in comparison to other lip salves.
Overall I would recommend this product as it really does bring moisture back to dry lips, but if you are after a long lasting and tinted lip salve or balm then this probably isn't the one for you.
I recently purchased the Boots Essentials Strawberry Lipsalve as part of a 2 for £1.50 offer along with the Essentials Original Lipsalve for the simple reason that I was out and about and had forgotten my lip balm. As the small branch of Boots I nipped into didn't have any of the lip balms/salves that I've used over the past few years, I went for the cheapest, thinking that if I didn't like it then I didn't have to use it for long.
I decided to use the Strawberry Lipsalve first, as I thought it might be nicer than the Original one. I was surprised and pleased to find that the Strawberry Lipsalve isn't tinted - while I've always like strawberry lip balms and salves, I don't like tinted ones, which they usually are. The Boots Essentials lipsalve is a nice white stick which does not show once applied to your lips.
Scent-wise, it is obviously meant to be strawberry - but it's a quite obvious synthetic strawberry, as most strawberry products are. Saying that, it's not unpleasant although there are better "fake strawberries" out there. I find that the scent doesn't make me sickly even if I use the lipsalve regularly through the day.
You're not supposed to eat lipsalve, but let's face it, the stuff goes on your lips so you're bound to taste it. This Boots Essentials Strawberry Lipsalve doesn't have a taste that makes you want to lick it off your lips, but it doesn't taste horrible so it's no big deal if you do taste it.
Now, for the main point of lipsalve - moisturisation. I recently found myself with a mini-cold after becoming run down during a crazy work event, which left me with quite dry lips. I've found that the Strawberry lipsalve gives good relief for the annoying feeling of having dry lips, and it glides on very easily, not much is required to cover both lips. The lipsalve has a slight greasy feeling once applied, but I don't find it enough to be off putting.
Although the Strawberry lipsalve works well when applied, I don't find it has a long lasting effect. Whilst the product is on your lips, it feels nice and moisturising, but once it wears off (as lipsalve tends to do) you're back to the same dry lips as before. The moisturisation doesn't build up and eventually get rid of the dry lips as it does with other lip balms and salves.
While the Boots Essentials Strawberry Lipsalve may only provide temporary, immediate relief once applied, it is very good value for money, being a surprisingly nice product for only £1 (or 2 for £1.50 when the offer is on). I would recommend this, and I think it is likely I will buy it again.
I like to keep a lip salve in my handbag, especially now winter is on its way and lips are under attack from the cold wind.
I have quite a few lip salves of various brands in my collection, but they tend to go walkies or I forget to put one in the bag I happen to be using on that particular day - this is what I happened on the day I bought the Boots Essentials Lip Salve.
I was out shopping with my Mum & Nan, when we popped into a Boots store. While we were in there I took a look at the various lip salves on sale and at just 99 pence the Boots Essentials ones caught my eye. There were four varieties available, Original, Tinted, Spearmint and Strawberry. Coming in lovely pink packaging the Strawberry was the one I chose. Even better my Mum offered to buy it for me.
The salve comes in a lipstick style case, with a long strawberry pink lid and a white base. To use you simply twist the bottom to push up the lip salve.
When you remove the lid the gorgeous scent of strawberries greets you, at first I couldn't remember what it was the smell reminded me of but I realised it was Cadburys Roses Strawberry Dreams chocolates... yummy.
Unfortunately the lip salve does not taste of strawberries or anything actually. Which I suppose is probably a good thing actually as I would just spend all day licking my lips once I had applied it.
However, when you do use the lip salve it works very well at moisturising your lips, leaving them feeling lovely and soft. The lip salve also lasts quite a long time once you have put it on, so there is no need for constant reapplication of it. Although I do find myself putting it on quite regularly as I love the smell of it.
I have been using it many times a day for the last fortnight and it doesn't seem to have worn down at all.
For the price I think this is a great lip salve, and I'll be buying more as little stocking fillers for Christmas. The only thing that lets it down is a lack of any SPF protection.