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I am always on the look out for a great lip care product. I am just one of those people who ALWAYS has dry, chapped lips and will never leave the house without having a lip balm to hand. Having tried a great many lip balms, I consider myself to be a bit of a connoisseur and am also a massive fan of Burt's Bees so when I saw this little beauty on the shelf in Boots I was convinced my prayers had been answered!
I have used one of the other Burt's Bees lip balms previously and found that to be very good so had high hopes. When I first tried this lip balm, what I noticed was how easily and smoothly it went on to my lips - it had great coverage and made my lips feel great immediately, big tick straight away! Secondly I noticed the lovely smell of the product. Having used many lip balms, I can honestly say that not all lip balms are created equal in terms of smell! This has a lovely subtle scent which is not too overpowering and adds a soothing feel to the product too.
In terms of the price point, I am fully aware that some people may think it is a bit much but I am of the opinion that you get what you pay for - this, for me, is definitely worth the money as I will do anything in my power to get the super smooth lips that I dream of!
I would recommend this to anyone, I use it for everyday and would not use anything else.
I am a big fan of Burts Bees lip balms and I generally find that they are the best product to keep my lips moisturised and in good condition for a reasonable price. I like the easy and portable tube format as well as the scents and the fact they are natural. My favourite is the pomegranate one with a red cap but I like to try out different ones every now and again, and this Kokum lip balm caught my eye in John Lewis a few months ago as it was a variety I had never seen before and stood out on the shelf with its silver lid.
For some reason I assumed that this lip balm was coconut scented. I had never heard of Kokum and I think I just thought it was like a technical name for a coconut! Lol maybe stupid of me... and as it turns out Kokum has nothing to do with coconut, it is a totally separate type of fruit. The scent is pleasant but hard to describe and not as sweet as coconut.
This lip balm is marketed as an ultra conditioning one and the consistency of it is completely different to any of the other Burts Bees lip balms which I have tried. It feels very oily when it goes onto my lips and it doesn't sink in quickly like the others. It leaves a glistening oily sheen on the top, which I think feels quite heavy. It does feel moisturising but as it is so greasy I prefer to just use this at home before bed every few days to give my lips a thorough treatment. It is not one which I would apply throughout the day, like I do with the other varieties.
I do like the tube format of this lip balm especially considering how greasy it is, as I am glad not to have to be the oiliness on my fingers when applying. The tube is much easier and more hygienic. It is small and portable if you do want to take it in your handbag or pocket, but due to the thick and greasy texture I keep it a home, as I said.
I am glad I got this one as it is good when I want something more intensive, but for every day use I definitely does not beat the good old pomegranate one!
It costs about £3.69 normally but can be a bit more or less. As you don't need to use this one often it will last ages and I do think it's worth it. It will have a much better effect than Vaseline in these winter months as it is so intensive.