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I have had a few products from the Cowshed line and must admit I've not been a big fan so far. I received a tube of the Lippy Cow Lip balm in the latest Look Fantastic box and was ready to give it a go but my expectations were low.
The white plastic tube is quite eye catching with a flower pattern and black typeset on the white provides a nice contrast.
The lip balm squeezes out of the tube when pressed firmly and comes out as a sort of creamy milky colour. It is a nice silky consistency when applied to the lips. It is easy to apply and softens the lips in a lovely way. The only thing I am not sure about with this product is the smell of it. It has a sort of floral minty smell to it which is not awful but does take a bit of getting use to.
This is sold for £5 on the Look Fantastic website.
I like how soft this makes my lips and protects them from the elements so it is handy to keep in my pocket (with the other fifty million lip balms I own!!). There are essential oils in the ingredients from linden blossom and rose geranium and ylang ylang which also stimulates circulation. I like the natural properties of this product.
My impressions of the Cowshed brand have now risen since this product landed in my life and I am enjoying using this lip balm.
I love getting things for free (who doesn't?) so I'm always on the lookout for free samples and such. I received this lip balm free a few months ago as a result of signing up to a website. I can't remember what the website was, but I'm glad I didn't pay for this product as I didn't really like it. The lip balm arrived quite quickly and sounded nice so I was really excited about trying it out.
Description from www.cowshedonline.com
Lippy Cow Natural Lip Balm soothes the lips leaving them soft and supple with essential oils of linden blossom, rose geranium and ylang ylang. Linden blossom protects and soothes, rose geranium calms whilst ylang ylang moisturises.
No Parabens * No Petrochemicals * No Sulphates * No Artificial Colours * Suitable for Vegetarians.
The packaging is quite attractive in my opinion, and while I don't like this lip balm, I do think it looks quite nice on my dressing table. The lip balm comes in a white tube with a black screw on lid. The writing on the tube is all in black and there is a floral design on the end of the tube. The lid doesn't come off on its own so you could carry the lip balm around in your bag if you wanted.
The Lip Balm
To use you just squeeze the tube gently to dispense a small amount. The lip balm is a clear gel and reminds me a bit of petroleum jelly. It does look a little glossy when applied. What really put me off thought was the scent. It has a very strong artificial floral rose-like scent (from the rose geranium essential oil I'm assuming). I love roses and the scent of roses but this lip balm just smells artificial and strange. Once you apply it to your lips you can also taste it and it tastes like it smells, if that makes sense. Both the smell and the taste are quite strong, and I was quite put off by this and decided to use this only at night so that I would not be able to taste or smell it once I fell asleep. It did work well at first and my lips would feel soft and moisturised in the morning. However, after a week of use, the consistency of the lip balm changed and became very thin, and it would just run down my lips when applied. It felt like I was applying oil to my lips but I did try to make it work by applying a very small amount. However, this was a very unpleasant experience as it was difficult to control the amount that was dispensed as it had become so runny so I have stopped using it now. This was the first time something like this had happened with a lip balm so I was quite surprised. I got this free, but I would have been quite annoyed if I bought something and it became unusable a week later, especially when it doesn't state anywhere on the tube or the website that you need to use it up in a week.
Price and Availability
I received a 5 ml sample version of this, however, the full size 12 ml version can be bought (although I don't recommend you do this) at Boots for £8 or from www.cowshedonline.com for a more reasonable £5.
Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this lip balm. The strong scent and taste were unpleasant, and even though it moisturised my lips well, I would never pay £5 for a lip balm that I could only use for a week as I would never be able to finish it off in that time. I barely used up any of the 5 ml version so there's no way I could use up much of the full sized version in a week. I'd much rather spend money on something that would actually last. That said, it is possible that I just got one from a bad batch, but I still think there are better lip balms out there that cost less too.
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Like most people, I can't resist a good bargain so when I spotted this lip balm in my local Home Bargains for £1 I decided to pick it up. When I write my reviews I always check online for the recent prices of things and was shocked to find that the RRP of this lip balm ranges from £5-£8! It's available from Boots, John Lewis and online from places such as ASOS, eBay, Amazon and various other websites. I still can't get over how much this lip balm costs! No way in a billion years would I pay more than a quid for this, as it's simply gross! The product name, lippy cow is pretty accurate as it makes me smell like a farm animal.
This is a natural lip balm that claims to be softening and nourishing, it contains essential oils such as linden blossom which protects and soothes, rose geranium and ylang ylang, which moisturises. It is suitable for vegeterians and it hasn't bein tested on animals which in my opinion is always a good thing, so it's a shame it's so rubbish! The lip balm comes in a little squeezy tube. The tube is quite ugly to be honest. It's white with black writing (the writing simply says the brand and product name and a very brief product description) there's also a sketched picture of some flowers and that's about it. The tube has a plastic lid which screws off to reveal the slanted applicator. There is a hole in the applicator so it limits the amount of product that comes out at one time meaning there's minimal mess. There is 12ml of product in the tube which I think is a generous amount.
The smell of this lip balm is the first thing I noticed. It's vile. Some people will like it, but I don't. It smells of herbal tea with a sort of muddy, dirty smelling undertone. You can definetly smell the ylang ylang which itself has a love or hate type of smell. The smell is very prominant and so I would not feel comfortable wearing this in public as it simply isn't a pleasant enough smell and the smell doesn't die down after a while either, it stays prominant. Another let down is the consistency of the lip balm - it's useless! It's clear in consistency and ridiculously wattery, making it difficult to spread evenly and it also feels/looks quite greasy and generally gross. This makes it feel like I am rubbing olive oil into my lips.. not a great feeling. It does absorb quickly.. maybe too quickly, and once it's absorbed it's like it was never there, my lips don't feel any different. No softer, smoother, or anything like that. Despite hating the smell I did actually use this for around a week straight as I saw it as a sort of bio oil for my lips. I will be honest and say after around 3 days my lips were smoother and softer but using vaseline would have the same effect and be more pleasant.
Overall this stuff isn't anything special. It is overpriced and has a smell that not everyone will like. On a plus side, with regular use it does make lips feel noticeably softer and smoother however as I said before, vaseline, which is much cheaper, will do this in a shorter amount of time, so I wouldn't reccomend this unfortunetly.
The latest product I have come across in my search for a lip balm that lives up to my more expensive favourite (Gale Hayman lip lift) is Lippy Cow natural lip balm. I bought it just before last Christmas when buying some bits and pieces for my girls out using my Dooyoo voucher (I knew I wasn't going to hit £50 before Christmas so went for the Amazon vouchers instead)
I bought this because it was cheap on Amazon, however I've since found that the balm is sold on the Cowshed website at £5 for 12ml (£8 for the same quantity at Boots!) far to expensive for what you get in my opinion. It is still available more cheaply for example at direct cosmetics for a much more realistic price of 99p for 5ml. The packaging for this balm is exactly the same as the Dooyoo pictures; a distinctive white tube with text and line drawings of flowers in black, with a screw on rounded black lid. The applicator tip is the plastic chiselled variety with a hole where the product comes out.
A big plus for this balm is that like all Cowshed products it is not tested on animals, their products are even suitable for vegetarians as they don't contain animal products. The constituents listed here, along with the things the balm doesn't contain are lifted from the Cowshed website "essential oils of linden blossom, rose geranium and ylang ylang. Linden blossom protects and soothes, rose geranium calms whilst ylang ylang moisturises. No Parabens * No Petrochemicals * No Sulphates *No Artificial Colours"
Despite the above list of lovely natural products, the first few ingredients therefore the highest percentage of content, are listed as Lauryl glucoside and Sodium cocoamphoacetate, both of which are mild surfectants, i.e. detergents, and are sometimes used to add 'slip' to a product. I also wonder if they are used for their ability to allow oil and water to mix. Although Sodium cocoamphoacetate is considered very mild, and safe for cosmetic use I'm not sure that I like the sound of a lip product whose first three ingredients are water and detergents.
To me the texture of the balm is more like a lip shine, and reminds me of a runnier version of 'Simple intensive lip moisturiser'. The smell is very distinctive, and may be too strong for some, but I really like it, sort of floral but not overly sweet As it is such a natural product the scent doesn't seem to cause any skin reaction, and unless you are specifically allergic to any of the ingredients it shouldn't.
The tube is too big for the product content, and the delivery system really doesn't suit the texture. The balm dribbles out and the chiselled plastic tip isn't a very good method of application, a brush or sponge or roller ball tip like those used in a gloss would be better. Despite the runny texture you have to squeeze the tube almost flat to get any product to appear at the exit, (because as mentioned it's too big for the contents).
The balm is fairly glossy on application, but this dissipates quite quickly, I'm not entirely sure whether this is because it sinks in, or rubs off. This balm doesn't seem to have any real lasting moisturising qualities, which surprised me as the ingredients seem well chosen to offer a good level hydration.
I really want to like this product because of the level of ethical standards applied to its production - and I love the name, but I really can't. The only real thing it has going for it is the cute packaging, and the fact that it is cruelty free. As far as doing what it is bought for it simply doesn't. I't not an awful product, and it does try but it really doesn't do the job. My lips were not moisturised, it has an almost dry oil feel to it a little like bio-oil, neither were they protected from dehydration with a defensive barrier (such as with vaseline for example). The instructions for use are simply to apply when you want to, or feel it necessary. The problem with this is as it never really gives a nice surge of hydration, or maintains a hydrated feeling I am constantly reapplying to try and achieve a moisturised feel that is never fulfilled.
For me this lip balm is a triumph of style over substance, and I think it is a cheek to charge as much as Boots and the Cowshed website do for such an ineffectual product. Even at the low price it is available at on Direct Cosmetics and ebay I won't by repurchasing this.
Cowshed is a brand that was created more than a decade ago and prides itself upon making their products using oil, proteins and vitamins from plants. The brand started when Cowshed began making products which were intended for use in their own spa which goes by the same name. The brand has been growing in popularity ever since and is now quickly becoming a collectable favourite up and down the country.
The company's philosophy is to produce products that are honest, natural and therapeutic in their qualities. The products are all made in England using organic and wild crafted plant extracts. One of the most noticeable things about the range of products are their well thought out and often cheeky names, including the name of the product that I am reviewing today.
The Cowshed Lippy Cow Lip Balm is a nourishing and moisturising balm for your lips. It promises to soothe away those painful cracks caused by harsh weathers and to keep your lips soft and smooth meaning that applying lipstick becomes a heavenly experience instead of a nightmarish one. The balm uses its natural ingredients to protect the lips and gives them a deep and long lasting hydration.
How does it work? The formula contains a mixture of moisturising essential oils that will soothe dry lips, leaving them soft and as smooth as velvet. It contains Rose Geranium which helps to soothe and nourish the lips. It rejuvenates the lips and helps to repair any damage that has been caused to them.
The balm also contains Linden Blossom which deeply nourishes your lips and protects them from any further damage or dryness. And finally it contains Ylang Ylang which will stimulate the blood circulation in your lips meaning that they will appear deeper in colour and healthier.
The balm contains no pesky parabens, no sulphate and no artificial colours or fragrances. It is suitable for use on vegetarians and has not been tested on animals. The lip balm can be applied as often as it is required.
The product comes in a white tube which is patterned with flowers and it has a black lid that you twist to open and close. It will cost you around £5 for 12ml of the product and it is available from many online websites including Boots. You could even take a trip to one of their spas across the country and book yourself in for an extra treat while your there.
The balm itself is a clear liquid that is fairly runny so you'll have to squeeze the tube carefully and cautiously when using the product or there will be wastage and mess. Due to all of the natural ingredients in the product, the smell is floral and fairly strong and may not be to everyone's taste.
It really is more like a thick oil than a balm but it does hydrate my lips well and prevents them from drying and chapping instantly. You'll need to be careful not to get it on your skin if you are prone to spots due to the oily content. All in all, a good lip balm that may not be to everyone's taste but it certainly is to mine!
Ingredients - Aqua (Water), Lauryl glucoside, Sodium cocoamphoacetate, Glycerin,
Sodium chloride, Sodium cocoyl glutamate, Sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate, Gluconolactone, Citric acid, Sodium benzoate, Coco-glucoside, Glyceryl oleate, Isopropyl alcohol, Boswellia carterii oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Styrax benzoin gum, Anthemis nobilis (Chamomile) oil, Calcium gluconate, Citrus aurantium amara (Bitter orange), Jasminum grandiflorum (Jasmine) oil, Santalum album (Sandalwood) oil, Hydrogenated palm glycerides citrate, Tocopherol, *Benzyl benzoate, *Limonene, *Linalool.
I have quite a collection of various lip balms ranging from tinted ones to many different flavours, however when I saw that Cowshed were offering a free sample of their Lippy Cow Natural Lip Balm I couldn't resist, Cowshed was a brand that I had never heard of before so I was keen to give it a go.
It was the packaging that first caught my attention, the free sample came in a small white tube with a black lid which simply screws on and off, half of the tube (the bottom half) is covered in a flower pattern which has the effect of being hand drawn in black. The rest of the tube is taken up with information about the product, written along the length of the tube are the words "Cowshed, Lippy Cow Natural Lip Balm" all of this is written in black writing with the word "Cowshed" being written much larger than the rest of the information. Underneath this in very small writing which to be honest is a little hard to read the tube states "with essential oil of linden blossom, rose geranium and ylang ylang" again this is written in black writing. All of the information and the drawings on the tube are in black which really stands out against the white background of the tube. The back of the tube is covered in small black writing consisting of a sentence about the product and the lip balm ingredients, although the writing is very small it is easy to read and again the black writing really stands out against the white background. The end of the tube underneath the lid is slightly slanted which helps with applying lip balm, it has a small hole in the end of it allowing you to easily control the amount of the product you use
The Lip Balm
The lip balm itself is a clear gel, it is not overly thick but on the other hand not too runny meaning you can easily spread a thin layer across your lips. The lip balm has a light sweet floral fragrance to it you can really smell the rose fragrance which is complimented by Ylang Ylang. Some lip balms I have had in the past have a floral fragrance to them which you can also taste when applied which personally I do not mind if it is a fruity lip balm but not when it is a floral one. However with Cowsheds Lippy Cow lip balm this is not the case, the lip balm smells lovely but you cannot taste it at all, to be honest this lip balm has no taste to it all. When applied to your lips the product did prove to be quite long lasting, I find that lip balms often wear off as soon as you eat or drink anything, after I had applied Lippy Co lip balm I did notice that it wore off a little bit after I had a drink but I could still feel it on my lips meaning that I did not have to re-apply straight away afterwards, as far as lip balms go I did find this one to be quite long lasting.
Cowshed Lippy Cow lip balm is designed to nourish, protect and sooth your lips and is made from all natural, organic certified ingredients. When I received my free sample of this particular lip balm I was suffering a little bit with chapped lips due to the cold weather, I applied the lip balm and it instantly started to sooth my lips, they no longer felt dry and I could feel the lip balm starting to moisturise. During the really cold weather when I went outside I could feel the cold air starting to dry my lips out, however if I applied my Lippie Cow lip balm before going out it really did what it said on the tube and protected them, even in the cold weather the lip balm continued to moisturise my lips and they no longer felt dry and chapped, in the end I would apply the lip balm every time I went out in the cold.
As I have mentioned I received a 5ml tube of Cowshed Lippy Cow lip balm as free sample, however it can also be bought online from the Cowshed website, the same sized tube cost £5.00, I have since seen this product for sale on websites such as Amazon and ASOS again at £5.00 for a 5ml tube. Personally I feel that this is quite expensive for such a small tube, it is quite long lasting although this is obviously going to depend on how often you use the product. The lip balm is of an excellent quality and really does work and do what it says it will, however I'm not sure if I would pay £5.00 for it.
Overall I would recommend this product, it is of a high quality, it has a lovely sweet floral fragrance which cannot be tasted when applied and it also keeps your lips moisturised, soothed and nourished. After wearing the lip balm several times I really noticed a difference in the skin on my lips it felt much softer and smooth rather than dry and sometimes sore. On the down side it is rather expensive to buy especially compared to other lip balms on the market. As a lip balm I would recommend Cowshed Lippy Cow lip balm to anyone but it may be worth looking around to see if it can be purchased a little cheaper.
*Why I want the product*
As previous posts I have mentioned I have an obsession with lips products such as balms and lip treatments as my lips can get very irritated and dry easily. I have so many lips balms and treatments but most of them let me down so I end up purchasing another until I find one, or loads I may like.
*Why do we get sore lips?*
Our lips don't have the ability to hydrate itself unlike your skin can; your lips are very thin and delicate like the skin underneath your eyes.
Harsh weather and central heating is also a major factor in the health of your lips. Licking your lips is the main culprit. When your lips are chapped and sore we immediately lick them by thinking this is a good and natural way to get moisture back into them but this is so wrong. Saliva evaporates quickly leaving your lips dryer and sorer than before. Eventually your lips will become inflamed, cracked and may bleed.
*About the product*
I had never even heard of Cowshed before and only became to know about it from an online purchase and I got Cowshed Lippy Cow for free, because it was a free product I am always wary it's not going to perform well.
Lippy Cow helps to soothe the lips naturally while leaving them soft and supple with added essential oils that are beneficial to your lips in keeping them hydrated all day.
Lippy Cow is known as a natural lip balm with ingredients such as:
- Jojoba Oil, this oil is great at moisturising and locking in moisture.
- Coconut Oil is known as tropical oil that is an easily absorbed into the skin.
- Chamomile Essential Oil is renowned for its naturally soothing and healing effect on the skin.
- Petitgrain Essential Oil is obtained from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree; naturally relaxing, refreshing and rejuvenating.
- Jasmine Essential Oil, this oil has a sweet, exotic and richly floral smell. Deeply relaxing and sensual oil, which is renowned for its warming and soothing effects on the skin.
- Sandalwood Essential Oil, a perfect moisturising oil to use in skin care for all skin types, but especially nourishing to dry skin.
- Linden Blosson Essential Oil is used in skincare for its naturally detoxifying and decongesting effect; it has a beautifully sweet, light floral aroma.
- Ylang Ylang Essential Oil a sensual, relaxing and balancing oil known for its beneficial treating both dry and oily skin.
Cowshed is proud to announce their Lippy Cow Natural Balm has no parabens, petrochemicals, sulphates, artificial colours and it suitable for vegetarians.
I received a generous sample size of 5ml, while a full size come in 12ml. 5ml will see me through a few months. Lippy Cow comes in a matte white squeezable plastic tube with a shiny black screw off lid.
The front sees a lovely flower design on the right hand side with Cowshed Lippy Cow Natural Balm written on the left, all are black, which stands lovely with the white background. The back of the tube tells you about the ingredients, size of tube and what Lippy Cow does.
*How does the product look and how do I apply it?*
Squeezing the product out of the tube I am greeted with a light clear gel like texture, the product smells divine with Rose and Jasmine Essential Oils that smells sweet, floral while being uplifting.
Applying this Lippy Cow couldn't be easier, simply unscrew the lid and squeeze a little product out. Because the tip is slanted you can either apply directly to your lips or squeeze a little out and apply with your finger, which is what I like to do.
*How does it feel when applied?*
In one word? Gorgeous, most balms are thick in texture so to find one that feels light in texture and on the lips is wonderful. As soon as it touches your lips they feel soothed and cooled with a lovely healthy shine. I have found because it is a light gel like texture Lippy Cow actually works by eventually sinking deep down into the lips unlike other balms and treatments that just sit on the lips. I say eventually because some of the product works by sinking in but you are still left with some product on the surface of your lips.
The light texture doesn't feel at all sticky; it feels very smooth, almost creamy.
*Price and availability*
You can purchase this Lippy Cow from halfpriceperfumes.co.uk for £5.00 for 5ml or if you want more for your money at the same price go to cowshedonline.com £5.00 for 15ml.
*What I think about it/do I like it*
Even though it was a free product with other purchases I found Cowshed Lippy Cow a lovely lip balm to use, just goes to show don't judge a balm because it was a free product as they can be just as good.
I find this is a lovely lip product to use and once on it gives the lips a beautiful natural look and doesn't look like your lips are drenched in gloss or sticky, heavy balm.
With Lippy Cow I am finding it works a treat on my sore, cracked lips and helps to keep them hydrated all day. I like to apply a thicker layer at night and wake up to lovely soft, plump lips that anyone would be proud to have.
*Would I purchase again*
Yes I would, I can not find a single fault with it, apart from it transfers easily but a good excuse to apply some more?
For the past 6 months or so I have been purchasing a wide range of products from the Cowshed range after discovering a advertisement link to their website on a cosmetics website. I had never seen nor heard of Cowshed products before I discovered their website, now I am totally hooked on their products and have tried and tested quite a lot of them. Cowshed manufacture a wide range of bath and beauty products such as shampoos and conditioners, body lotions, moisturisers and candles all of which are fairly reasonably priced. All of the Cowshed products contain the finest natural ingredients and all of their products are hand made. The best thing about their range of products is the fact that they are not tested on animals and their products are suitable for vegetarians to use as they don't contain any animal products. I love the fact that most of the Cowshed products have really quirky and funny names such as Lazy Cow, Curvy Cow etc, I think that this adds the fun element to their products which makes them more appealing to customers. Whenever I am browsing through their website for yet another one of their products to try out I always seem to pick the ones which have the funnier names, and so far I have been extremely pleased with all of my purchases and I have loved every single product which I have bought and tried out.
As you can see from the picture at the top of this review the Cowshed Lippy Cow Natural Lip Balm is supplied in a small cylindrical pot. The size of the pot of lip balm is perfect as it can easily fit into your pocket, or make up bag/handbag etc without taking up much room. The pot of lip balm isn't too small as it measures about 3cm so it is quite easy to locate in your handbag/makeup bag so as you don't have to go rummaging about for it and removing all of the other contents in your bag. The pot of lip balm is made from a clear glass and it also has a plastic see through screw on off lid which fits quite snugly on top of the glass pot in which the lip balm is contained in. As this product is a lip balm there isn't very much detailing or design on the pot in which it is contained which is to be expected from a lip balm as many of the other lip balms on the market seem to have very plain and minimalist packaging. In this instance the only detailing on the lip balm container is the company name, product name and some technical detailing about the actual lip balm itself. On the lid of the lip balm we are told that it in-fact is a Cowshed product and the name of the product is Lippy Cow Natural Lip Balm. It also states in small lettering and numbering on the top of the lid that the lip balm weighs 15g/0.5oz. On the base of the pot of lip balm there is a small circular sticker which gives us a list of the ingredients contained in the lip balm as well as the company contact details and address.
The Lippy Cow Lip Balm inside the container is a milky white colour, I think it is similar in appearance to petroleum jelly although the colour of the Lippy Cow Lip Balm is slightly whiter in colour. You can clearly see the lip balm through the glass on the container as it is see through so this is particularly useful as you can easily see how much of the product you have left without having to take the lid off. The consistency of the lip balm is quite thick and waxy; it is slightly thicker in consistency than petroleum jelly as it is almost in a solid state. However the thick almost solidified consistency of the lip balm doesn't necessarily mean that it is quite difficult to use and apply to your lips as the lip balm seems to get a lot softer and thinner in consistency from the heat of your finger when you are dispensing it from the container. I actually really like the consistency of the lip balm as it is very easy to apply and you don't end up applying too much of it and saturating your lips in the balm. Some other lip balms I have used in the past have had a really soft and oily consistency and because of this I sometimes used too much of it and ended up with sticky over coated lips which felt horrible and I had to remove the lip balm and re apply it again which in my opinion was a waste of lip balm. He scent of the lip balm is gorgeous and subtle and has a really light coconut and rose scent which I really love. I love the fact that the scent of the lip balm is really delicate and subtle opposed to strong an overpowering as it means that it doesn't leave a funny taste in your mouth after you have applied it. I hate lip balms which leave your mouth tasting like the scent of the lip balm as it really is horrible when that happens.
Applying the lip balm is really easy as all you have to do is swirl your finger around in the tub until you have a thin layer of the balm on your finger and then apply it to your lips. If you find that you haven't applied enough of the lip balm then all you have to do is add a little more at a time until you feel that you have applied enough to your lips. If you don't like the idea of applying it with your finger you can also apply it using a small lip brush however I find this quite inconvenient as I like to carry the lip balm around in my pocket most of the time and that would mean carrying a small brush around with me as well. However if you are carrying a bag around with you then all you need to do is add the brush and lip balm to your make up bag alongside all of your other make up necessities.
I find that when the lip balm is applied to my lips that it is absorbed quite quickly and leaves my lips feeling a lot softer and smoother. The lip balm doesn't leave your lips looking all glossy like you would find from using a lip gloss or the likes of Vaseline n your lips instead it leaves a slight shine on them which is quite subtle and only noticeable when the light or the sun shines on your face. I find that this lip balm is a lot better than all of the others on the market as it instantly leaves your lips feeling and looking a lot better than they did before applying it. It is really useful for cracked and sore lips as it provides instant moisture and takes the sore dry feeling away from your lips without irritating or making them feel any worse. Whenever I have a cold I always get dry and cracked lips which are really sore so I always apply the Lippy Cow Lip Balm and my lips feel instantly better as they don't feel as cracked and sore; and the cracked skin on my lips is away within the day providing I use the lip balm three or four times a day. As the lip balm contains all natural ingredients as well as essential oils it means it is safe for you to use as many times per day you like without worrying about all different chemicals etc in the ingredients list. I find that the natural ingredients which the lip balm is made from would be beneficial for people whom have sensitive skin as they most probably wouldn't suffer a reaction from using the Lippy Cow Natural Lip Balm.
The Essential oils and Natural Ingredients in which the Lip Balm is made from are as follows. ~
Shea butter which is extracted from the fruits of the Shea Tree; Shea Butter forms a water resistant breathable barrier on your skin which helps to moisturise your skin and body. It is also very effective at treating people whom have sensitive skin conditions such as rashes, acne, eczema and burns as it helps to lock in and provide added moisture to the skin.
White Beeswax which is an all natural ingredient which can be used as an antiseptic and/or to aid wound healing. Bees Wax can also be used to soothe and soften the skin as it helps the skin to retain its moisture and doesn't clog or irritate your pores.
Light Coconut Oil is very kind and gentle to your skin, as it helps to protect your skin and/or hair from the damages inflicted from the suns rays. Coconut oil also helps to moisturise your skin and stop it from losing moisture which results in dry flaky skin.
Cocoa Butter is an oil which is extracted from the cocoa beans. Cocoa Butter is known to help prevent and treat stretch marks, it is also used to moisturise your skin and keep it feeling soft and supple.
Rose Essential Oil is a sweet delicate floral smelling essential oil which helps to promote the feeling of relaxation and calmness. As for cosmetic purposes Rose essential oil helps to cool and tone the skin.
Geranium Essential Oil has a really delicate crisp slightly floral aroma which helps to promote the feeing of balance and well being. As for cosmetic purposes Geranium Essential Oil helps to moisturise and cleanse dry, cracked and greasy sin.
Ylang Ylang essential oil helps to promote the feeling of relaxation, well being and sensuality. As for cosmetic purposes Ylang Ylang Essential Oil helps to treat dry, cracked and irritated skin conditions.
Linden Blossom Essential Oil has a really light and sweet delicate floral aroma which also helps you to feel balanced and relaxed. As for cosmetic purposes Linden Blossom Essential Oil helps to detoxify and decongest.
I think that Cowshed Lippy Cow Natural lip Balm is a fantastic product to use as it really does provide you with instant moisture and relief from the pain from dry cracked lips. It is also great to use day to day as it keeps your lips in prefect condition ensuring that they are always really soft and supple at all times. The best thing about the lip balm is the fact that it contains all natural ingredients and it isn't overloaded with chemicals and it is great for people whom suffer from sensitive skin as it most probably wont cause a reaction or irritation. You can use this lip balm as many timer per day as you feel necessary to do so. I highly recommend trying this product as it really is fantastic however is it slightly more expensive compared to most of the other lip balms which are on the market. A small 0.5oz tub of the lip balm costs in the region of £6-7 depending on where you purchase it from; however a tub of the lip balm will last you approximately 5-6 months if you are using it up to 2 per day.
If you like the sound of this lip balm then you can buy it in store or online from john Lewis or alternatively you can buy it online direct from Cowshed at www.cowshedonline.com
~~~~Review written by me and also posted on ciao~~~~
Cowshed Lippy Cow Lip Balm soothes the lips leaving them soft and supple with its essential oils formula made up of, linden blossom, rose geranium and ylang ylang / '