I swear by the Boots No 7 range of skincare products. I have been using them for a few years now and I can really see the difference they make. It started with THAT review in a beauty magazine. Remember all those women storming Boots and fighting over the last few tubes of serum left on the shelves? Then you had to put your name on a waiting list for when the new stock arrived, it was marketing genius! But seriously, this stuff really delivers what it promises and that's why I am loyal to the brand, even though they have tweaked it and now they have an Intense variety which is more expensive but no better than the original. I say "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". I'm proud to say that I'm in my naughty forties and when I have been out with my daughter, who is 19, more than one person has mistaken us for sisters. This is obviously a very welcome compliment to me but my daughter, bless her, doesn't feel the same way!
The Protect and Perfect lip care was part of a gift set given to me by said daughter at Christmas. The tube is small and the same pearlescent cream colour as the rest of the range. The great thing about it is that you don't need very much and the moisturising effect lasts all day. I still have loads left and I use it daily so even at the full price of £9.00 it would represent excellent value for money.
The lip balm itself is light and not at all sticky. It sinks into your lips easily and leaves them kissably soft. It smells really good too, like cocoa butter and vanilla, if it was edible it would be a very good white chocolate. I have problems when I use anything heavy like Vaseline as I tend to get little spots around the corners of my mouth but no such trouble with the Boots balm. It has become a part of my beauty routine now and I will definitely buy it again.
I first heard of Protect and Perfect Lipcare as I had seen it recommended on a makeup and beauty forum, so when I had one of the Boots £5 off No 7 vouchers I thought I would take the opportunity to try it at half the price. A 10 ml tube of Lipcare normally costs £9.99, so £4.99 with the voucher.
The No 7 Protect and Perfect range has a very good reputation, especially since it was reported that their anti-aging serum had been scientifically proven to work, so I had high hopes for this product. I have suffered with chapped lips on and off in the past, particularly through the winter months and windy weather, and like to use a lot of lip balms and butters to keep my lips moisturised, but the Protect and Perfect Lipcare is quite different to any other lip product I had tried before. The consistency of the Lipcare is much more liquid than most normal lip balms, but it is not sticky at all. It is quite silky and creamy in texture. It feels more like a lotion or moisturiser than a lip balm.
I squeeze a little bit of Lipcare out of the tube onto my finger and it is very easy to rub it evenly over the lips. It sinks into the lips quite quickly, with a very slight tingling sensation. The tube states that it soothes and hydrates for 24 hours. I usually use it every morning and night, so I don't leave it for 24 hours between applications and I do feel like I need to use it again at night. It is very hydrating and makes the lips instantly feel better, relieving all dryness and soothing any chapped skin. Since I started using it (about 4 months ago) I haven't developed chapped lips so it does seem to be having an overall improving effect on the condition of my lips.
It does not have much of a fragrance. I can detect a subtle vanilla-like scent from it, but it is definitely nothing like a strong as a flavoured lip balm. It is hypoallergenic so should be suitable for everyone even those with sensitive skin and should not provoke any reactions.
The packaging is a simple tube with a screw top and a slanted applicator, like many lipglosses. You could apply the Lipcare straight from the tube but I think you would probably use too much product and waste it. I prefer to apply it with my finger. I don't need to use much each day and a 10 ml tube lasted me around 4 months. The tube is clear so you can see when it is coming to an end. Once it is nearly empty it gets difficult to squeeze the last remains out, but the tube can easily be cut open if you want to scrape it out. I am now about to start my second tube and feel that it has been good value for money, especially when bought with the free No 7 vouchers.
I seem to get through all number of lip balms and I can't seem to get my hands on one that actually works these days. The last time I shopped in boots I got a £5 off voucher for no 7 so I thought I would have a look if they sold a lip balm, hoping that one which was a little more expensive would deliver the results I wanted.
===Price and Availability===
As this is a no 7 product I am fairly sure this is pretty exclusive to boots other than finding it online. It comes in one size of 10ml which I think is a generous size, at the retail price of £9. I paid £4 due to having the voucher, and I would not have purchased it at full price as I think it seems very overpriced. I thought that for £4 if it wasn't a brilliant product then at least I hadn't wasted very much money.
=== The purpose ===
This is part of the 'protect and perfect' range and is described by boots as
'No7 Protect & Perfect Lip Care helps to moisturise and plump up your pout perfectly, the anti ageing formula makes your lips look younger and fuller.'
Personally I think these are rather extravagant claims and I wasn't entirely expecting them to be met.
=== The product ===
I have been referring to this as a lip balm but that is not really accurate. It is not called a lip balm and is in fact nothing like a balm in consistency either. It is more of a cream which has a reasonable consistency and smells very sweet. Perhaps too sweet - I am not entirely sure of the scent but it may be vanilla.
=== The packaging ===
This cream (I'm going to call it a cream from now on) is housed in a tube that looks like a lip-gloss tube. The tube is transparent but looks white due to it being full of the cream - I like this as I can see how much product I have remaining. There is the usual info on the front - branding, 'smoothes and hydrates for 24 hours' and that it is hypo-allergenic. The reverse states that this will last 6 months from opening and that to use you should ' smooth on and around your lips every morning and any time they need a little care'. So far it seemed pretty good.
=== The experience ===
Now for the disappointing part...I feel like I have wasted £4 although admittedly this is much better than wasting £5. I quite like the creamy texture, it turns your lips white briefly before the product is absorbed but this didn't really bother me. The tube is a little too easy to squeeze so I found I sometimes ended up wasting some, but I think that is me being a little too forceful rather than a flaw in the packaging design. I was really excited to use this for the first time and at first I did think it made a difference but after a few days my lips still felt incredibly dry and I honestly think that this lip care product did nothing to improve their condition whatsoever. The smell is also not the most appealing (in my opinion anyway), after some use I found the smell to be too sweet and as such was off putting. I have also found that if you have applied a little too much the formula becomes very sticky. So all in all I have not really got anything positive to say about this product and I would certainly not recommend it. 1 star from me purely because I can't give it any less. Personally I think £4 is massively overpriced so to me £9 is just ridiculous. I think I will stick to my burt's bees in future.
Thanks for reading.
For as long as I remember, during the colder months I suffer from chapped and dry lips, so much so (and as disgusting as it might sound - sorry) I tended to pick them and end up making them bleed.
No matter how much lip balm I applied, I could never stop this.
When I turned 30, I decided to invest in the Protect and Perfect day and night creams from Boots No 7 range, as it was on 3 for 2, I also purchased the Lip Care so see if this was any good. Although I don't rate the range much itself, I think the Lip Care is amazing.
It comes in a small 10ml bottle which is shaped lip a lip gloss, and you are directed you simply squeeze the tube as you apply to you lips. I found applied a little too much so I just squeeze a little onto my finger and apply that way.
It looks like a cream and is white in colour however once applied, there is no sticky residue or white marks on my lips.
Boots boast that the product contains anti aging formula which makes your lips look fuller and younger. I have found it definitely makes them look younger, but not sure about the fuller part. However it does serve the purpose I brought it for. My lips feels instantly hydrated, and stay this way all day long.
I have been using now for about 3 years, I found a 10ml tube lasts me about 7months (I use it all year round now because it really does make my lips feel nice and soft).
The RRP is £9 which may seem a little steep for a lip balm however Boots always have offers on their No 7 range, whether it be 3 for 2 or spend over a certain amount and receive a free gift. Also, they quite often run the offer where is you spend more than £5 in store, you receive a £5 off No 7 voucher.
Overall, if you suffer with dry lips, I would recommend this product.
The Protect and Perfect range from No7, spans a wide selection of facial skincare items and a body skin care product too. It includes this lip care item which is mean't to do wonders for your perfect pout.
It comes in a small 10ml tube which is priced at getting on for £9. I bought it as I had tried some of the other No7 products and wanted to see if it was as good.
It says on the product that it is able to " reduce the appearance of vertical lines on lips and around them" but I must say that even after several weeks usage I didn't really notice much difference.
I did think that it felt quite soft and easy to apply at first, but seemed to dry out rather too quickly and then needed re applying all too often.
It was a white ish cream that was easy to use, but had an odd taste which I didn't really like, but then that may be just me thinking that. Some people say its vanilla like in taste.
I would say that its best to go try out sample of the lip care product first and see what you think before partinq with your cash.
I wouldn't say its not worth a try, but I do feel that there are other lip care items on the market that are nicer to use and that if lines and wrinkles are what concerns you then maybe a collagen filler based line and wrinkle product would be more suited as this seemed more like a nice moisturiser to me.
I didn't plan on buying this product, I had a £5 off no7 voucher and so I thought id give it a try...
Ive tried loads of lip cares and this has to be my favourite
It IS expensive if you're buying it without a money off voucher, however when using it, you only need the tiniest bit of lotion. I put a very small amount my finger and massage it in that way, the lotion isnt very thick and so is easily spread which is why you only need a tiny amount.
The results from this lip care are great! It really does the job! After just one use my lips felt great.
I even put some on my boyfriends lips when his were very dry and cracked and he thought it was great too! Haha
Protect and perfect lip care can be used any time of the year and is very handy to keep in your bag as its quite small.
It doesnt leave your lips feeling wet and sticky, its very moisturising and sinks into the skin of your lips quickly, which means you can add lipgloss or lipstick after using it.
The lotion is white and dries clear, so it doesn't leave your lips looking pale!
I will deffinately be buying some more when mine runs out, although it is lasting me a very long time!
As part of my Mothers Day presents I was lucky enough to receive a variety of No7 skincare products from my elder daughter & amongst them was this lipcare tube.
Mine is 6ml & I'm not sure of the price but the 10ml ones retail at £8.75 from Boots.
I've been suffering from dry lips recently & although they've not been chapped they've felt rough & uncomfortable so I was really pleased to receive this tube & it's certainly made a difference already.
It doesn't look very exciting - just a plain off-white tube with a plastic screw on/off lid - but don't let this bland appearance put you off. It claims to 'smooth & hydrate for 24 hours' & it's advised you 'smooth on & around yor lips every morning & any time they need a little extra care'.
Me, being me, I used it straightaway (mid-morning) & then last thing at night; I'm surprised they advise using it first thing in the morning when the first thing I'm sure most people do when they wake up is to have a drink (or 3?).
The consistency of this lipcare is similar to that of a skincare lotion & easy to apply because of its angled tip. I'd advise storing it in a cool place otherwise it goes a bit runny ( I left mine in the bathroom but when I came home the sun had found it lol). It has a faint smell which reminds me of vanilla but unfortunately there's no information on the tube about ingredients.
Although I didn't use much each application I found that my lips seemed to drink this cream in straightaway so it didn't need any rubbing/ working in & within the hour I noticed a big difference as they were much less dry.
I popped some more on last night & when I awoke this morning I have to say I noticed much more of a difference as they felt softer & my lipstick went on much more easily.
As advised I used this around my lips as well as on them (hoping it may help fill up some of my wrinkles!) but obviously it's too soon to say if it works in this area yet - will keep you informed....
In my opinion this little tube works for me but, as with all products, it may not be right for everyone. It doesn't claim to plump up the lips but rather to care for them & I've found ithas done just what it promises.
I got this 10ml tube of lipcare as part of a half-price No 7 set but it retails at £8.75. I am a huge fan of the protect and perfect range but probably would not have chosen to buy this separately so was pleased to find it in my discounted set and curious to try it as I usually use lip balms or vaseline for my lips which do indeed get very dry and chapped, particuarly in in the winter.
This product is more like a cream than a balm and it therefore feels slightly odd applying it. You can also use this around the lip area as one of its main selling points is that as well as conditioning your lips it will help diminish the fine lines you can get around the lip area and also help to plump up your lips and surrounding skin.
I was not too keen on the sweet smell which also left a sugary taste on my lips. It says on the tube that it smoothes and hydrates for 24 hours but I found that although my lips felt moisturised on application they began to feel a little dry and thirsty again shortly thereafter and so application several times a day at least was necessary. I discontinued use of it for the above reasons so couldn't comment on long term usage and whether it does plump and/or reduce fine lines around the lips.
This is the first product within the range that I haven't absolutely loved and seen good results from so it disappointing for me and being so much more costly than your average lip balm, I would not chose it over other lipcare products.
Im really suprised to see so many negative reviews for this product - I've been using it for a few weeks and find it really makes a difference to my lips.
You pay around £8.75 for a 10ml tube of lipcare from boots, which is pretty steep, but I buy so many lip balms and treatments that never seem to work so I figure I'd rather spend a fair bit of money on a quality product like this.
I usually apply it 2-3 times a day and only a tiny bit is needed because its definintley a liquid rather than a balm, and it spreads very easily. I find it much easier to put on with your finger, so that you can control the amount you need and rub it in slightly, avoiding any white marks on your lips because the product doesn't come out see through at first. It smooths on really easily and instantly makes my lips feel super soft! My boyfriend noticed straight away and said my lips felt really soft when I kissed his cheek.
I've had quite a few problems in the past with ym lips, but right now they are pretty good, so I can't really comment on whether this product would sort out seriously chapped lips. However, if you want to maintain lovely soft lips in the cold weather, I think its perfect. The effect is pretty long lasting, as my lips do feel very soft for up to about 4 hours after applying, although the actual feel of moisture doesn't last more than about an hour.
Id say the main negative with this lip care is the price - the tube is very small for nearly a tenner. Its lasted me quite a while so far, because you really don't need to use a lot of it, but I'll probably only be buying it if I have vouchers or see a special offer etc.
As a fan of protect and perfect I expected this product to work serious magic and give me super smooth lips for the entire day, however in my opinion its pretty average. It comes in a small lip gloss style which you squeeze to apply. The cream itself smells of vanilla and tastes quite sweet; it's of a similar consistency to a face cream and needs to be massaged in to the lips and surrounding area. It takes a while to soak in and whilst it does, you can feel a slight tiggling sensation which probably is the plumping action taking place. It does leave your lips smooth and flake free and for w hile my lips did lookmslightly fuller.
On the downside, 20 minutes or so after using the cream, my lips felt as though they needed hydrating again and the fullness had vanished. I usually always carry a small tin of lip balm in my handbag which to be honest makes my lips feel a lot softer and gives them a sheen which this product does not. I can't really comment on weather this cream will prevent or repair chapped lips as my lips were only slightly dry to begin with, however its claim to hydrate lips for 24 hours is a bit of an overstatement.
I will continue to use this cream, particularly around the outer edges of my lips, as this is where fine lines occur and the cream does claim to help prevent this. It's a little early for me to say weather or not it works and only time will tell!
Overall this is a very average product from Boots No7 and probably only worth buying when on promotion. Its worth £3.75 but I wouldn't buy again at the full price.
I have a number of lip balms, normal Lypsyl tubes and little pots of magic balms and even a small tube of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream which I use if my lips get really dry so when I saw the No 7 Protect & Perfect range had a lip care item I decided to buy some. Being a bargain shopper I went online and found it cost £8.60 for a 10ml tube from Boots so I hotfooted it over to Ebay and picked one up for £1.99 including p & p. Bargain!
The Protect & Perfect range is, as you all probably know, meant to slow down aging signs. Lips are prone to vertical lines on and around them as we get older and I've got a few of these so this sounded perfect for me. This is described as a balm and claims to "retexturise and firm" and provide moisture for your lips for 24 hours. Contains lipo-peptides (haven't a clue) to smooth away roughness and their patent pending antioxidant complex to help protect lips from the environment. That's a lot of claims right there and I was sure it wouldn't live up to them all!
The product is hypo-allergenic and comes in a pale blue box with all those claims on the back, a list of ingredients on the side which I won't list as there are so many chemicals in there and the name of the product on the front. Inside the tube is a small 10ml in size and has a screw lid. Under the screw lid is a shaped piece of plastic with a hole in the centre so you squeeze the product through the hole then apply it using the slanted plastic tip.
So onto the test. I decided to apply this right away and without smelling the product I put some on my lips. Big mistake for me! It smells really strongly of vanilla and I hate the smell of vanilla! I looked in the mirror to see what it looked like and found I had a white mouth! This is a cream rather than a balm even though Boots call it a balm and it goes on white. No applying of this without a mirror then. Boots recommend you apply it both on your lips and around them a bit which would be ok if it was clear but imagine putting some of this on and going about your business with a white clown shaped mouth on?!
So I blended it in so the white was gone and dared to lick my nasty vanilla scented lips. It is probably supposed to taste of vanilla but it's strange, it does and it doesn't. It's like it's sweet to the taste at first then a bitter aftertaste hits you. Not pleasant.
But in the name of research I left this on. The problem I realised straight away was a lack of oiliness to the product. I have very dry lips that are prone to cracking and bleeding and like a nice oily balm to soothe them and prevent this cracking but this is like you've rubbed moisturiser over your lips and need to apply lip balm separately. It didn't moisturise my lips anywhere near enough and by the end of the day without my usual balm I had some cracks appearing.
My lips didn't look any different to normal except they looked drier. When I rubbed my lips together I could detect a faint creamy feeling for a while after applying but not an oily sensation. Re-applying of course brought back the awful smell, the white mouth effect and the bittersweet taste but nowhere near enough moisture for my lips.
I'm trying to think of a plus to this product because I always seem to be quite harsh in my reviews but except the fact I got this for such a great price I can't find one! If I'd paid full price I'd have been really annoyed. I suppose if you like the smell of vanilla that could be a positive for you but that's it.
Overall it smells bad, tastes bad, doesn't moisturise dry lips, costs alot from Boots and really isn't worth buying. I don't recommend it and mine's going in the bin!
I had really high expectations of this product, I've used quite a few products from the Boots No7 range and have found them to be really good quality and value for money. Sadly this lip balm completly bucked that trend!
The product is white and heavy on your lips. It is not easily absorbed, it's an absolute must to apply this using a mirror or you end up with white dots all over your lips. As the lip balm is (eventually) absorbed I found that I had littlle dots of loose dry skin all over my lips, which wasn't very pleasant!
The product is supposed to be able to be used under other lip products, but I found that if I tried to apply lipstick or lip gloss it would not apply very well and would wipe off most of the No7 product.
The packaging, in keeping with the rest of the No7 range, is attractive. The product itself, again as with most No7 products is hypoallergenic, so there is no rest of an allergic reaction for those with sensitive skin.
Overall, I was really disappointed by this product, it didn't come anywhere near meeting my expectations based on using other No7 products. However I would not let this experience put me off purchasing other products in the No7 range
I'm a complete hoarder of reciepts in my purse, so one lunchtime whilst sipping a latte with friends i had a rifle through said purse and discovered a gem- a £5 No7 voucher for Boots. I've used these in the past and used them to purchase products I would have usually bypassed due to their ridiculously high price tag for a shop's 'own' brand product. Anyway the voucher gave me the oppurtunity to have a whole fiver off any product in the range. The No7 Protec t& Perfect range is notoriously (and exceptionally) good and so upon discovering their range is decided to also purchase the lipcare product.
This product can be found with the other No7 protect & pefect range and is exclusive to Boots. It comes in a blue box (which i personally think, and do about the rest of the range is a ridiculous waste of needless packaging). The actual product comes in a small squeezy tube.
This product is scented and leaves a taste to the lips- sort of coconut-ish. It comes out quite white that requires rubbing in, but you will only need a small amount per application to avoid waste. This product is a pricey £8.50 for a glorified lip salve and contains just 10ml of product. Having said that, it does last well as you only use a small amout at one time. but does carry a 6 month expiry date. Bonus: this product is hypo-allergenic and will suit most skin types.
I like this product, price tag aside it works to keep my lips in tip top condition when used every day. I would buy it again if I had a Boots voucher although I think the price tag is a bit ridiculous for what it is and wouyld not pay full price for something i could get much cheaper (ie nivea lip balm, vaseline etc).
I love the No 7 range and have tried most of their products yet I was very suprised by this item.... and not in a good way!
I bought this item last october as my lips were getting a little dry and I needed to buy an extra item to get one of No 7's famous goody bags.
It is in a tall, slim plastic tube which is very in keeping with the rest of the range.
It is a small 10ml tube but as you use so little each time it will last quite a while. Well, it would do if it didn't have a 6months expiry tag.
the product itself is a very soft white cream that rubs in quickly and easily. When you rub it in it feels like your lips are coated in one of those clear face masks you can get that peel off all in one. You don't want to open your mouth incase it cracks!
I first tried this when my lips were extremely dry and it really stung so I had to wipe it straight off. I've not got particularly sensitive skin so this suprised me. The next day my lips were worse than when I'd started.
I tried it again a few days later when my lips had recovered (thanks to another brand - review may be on it's way) and it wasn't as bad. It didn't sting my lips but it did seem to make them drier than before which is the effect you are trying to avoid!
I just tried it again for the sake of this review when my lips are in good condition and it is the same, a little like a mask but not really helping.
Very disappointed with this product and at £9 it's an expensive mistake. It may just be me but I was very disappointed with this product, especially since I'm usually very happy with the N0 7 range.
I as quite surprised to read the other review on here about this product - it's negative!
I am a lip balm junkie, get a new one every week or so. I am a big fan of No7, as I find it's a good value range - pricier than some, but the quality to me is equal to that of the premium make up and skincare brands.
I was looking for a new lip balm a few weeks, as my current one was all of ten days old. After browsing the lip balms stand in Boots, and seeing all the usual balms, that I've used before, I moved onto the No7 counter, with the intention of using a voucher for 250 points with any No7 purchase. My eyes fell on the lip care box! It was like fate, that I'd killed two birds with one stone - lip balm, and using my voucher.
I couldn't wait until I got home to try it out, so as soon as I got back to my car, I got the lip care out. The nozzle isn't ideal for spreading the balm onto your lips, so I squeezed a little onto my fingers, and smoothed it onto my lips.
I was first struck by the delicious smell... very sweet, vanilla like scent. It smoothed on beautifully, and made my lips feel wonderfully soft. And best of all, it sinks in within seconds - so your lips feel naturally soft, not like you're wearing lip balm. My boyfriend has so far not noticed it - he detests me wearing any lip balm, or anything he can feel, so this is a big plus for me.
A few weeks later, my lips have no cracks at all, are soft and smooth. I apply it about 3 times a day - when I wake up, some point during the day, and before bed. I sometimes put a glossy balm on top (when I'm not with my boyfriend) as I like the glossy effect, but without the gloss, my lips simply feel smooth and soft. I can't say I've noticed any plumping effect, but this is not a problem for me.
I must say, it's rather pricey for a lip balm - £8.50 a tube, but it should last ages, and I really feel it's worth the money.
Keep your lips young and plump / Lip Care helps to reduce the appearance of vertical lines on lips and around them /