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I got this Elemis FreshSkin Loving Lips Quenching Lip Balm free with a magazine a while ago. I forget which magazine it was, but I love getting freebies so I had to pick it up! Elemis is a high end brand and for this lip balm you should expect to pay £8.
The packaging is quite plain and simple but it still fits well within the Elemis brand and it's high quality look and feel. It's a white plastic squeezy tube with a screw off lid. Take off the lid and you are greeted by a slanted applicator which you can use to apply the product directly to the lips.
The balm is what I would describe as a mid-consistency with a slightly greasy balmy texture to it, but when applied to the lips it doesn't feel greasy at all. It feels really smooth and it glides easily onto the lips making it really easy to get a nice even layer. It feels quite tingly when I first apply it, which made me think it must have menthol or mint in it, and I was right, it contains peppermint oil. It also has a subtle peppermint scent which is quite nice but not that noticeable.
I really like the way this balm feels on my lips, it isn't sticky or greasy yet it still feels as though there's a protective layer on my lips keeping them safe from the elements. After using it my lips feel really soft and smooth and it's at least 4 hours before I feel like I need to reapply it again.
I've found since I've been using this my lips do generally feel in better condition and it seems like I'm needing to reapply it less often as the days go by because my lips feel soft and moisturised most of the time.
All in all I think this is a great lip balm which, if I wasn't trying so hard to save money at the moment, I would happily pay full price for. Highly recommended.
Key ingredients: Organic Peppermint Oil / Passionflower Oil / Sweet Almond Oil / Vitamin E / This refreshing peppermint Elemis FreshSkin Loving Lips Quenching Lip Balm is enriched with passionflower oil, sweet almond oil and vitamin E to soften and condition the lips / Beauty tip: Harsh winds, frosty mornings and strong sunlight all contribute to dry or chapped lips / Keep lips well moisturised at all times to minimise damage and drink plenty of water / Fine lines and wrinkles appear around the lips later in life, and smoking can exaggerate these lines / Skin type: Teens to 20s / Directions for use: Carry Elemis FreshSkin Loving Lips Quenching Lip Balm on you, all day everyday to keep lips luscious /