WHAT IS IT?
This is a lip balm that is made by Elemis.
This lip balm comes in a tube that has the applicator built in, the applicator is an angled nozzle so that you hold the tube to your lips and squeeze in and then the lip balm will be released onto your lips.
WHAT I THINK
I like this lip balm very much and think it makes my lips feel very soft and smooth, it is very pleasing to apply because it has got peppermint in it and that makes it feel like a very fresh lip balm.
There is a lot of moisture in this lip balm and it makes my lips feel good, I like the slippery feeling of it because that goes after a few minutes and that makes me feel that the lip balm is soaking into my lips and giving them moisture that they need sometimes now that the winter is here in England.
I used this at first when my lips were suffering from being very dry and they had started to crack, it was in the summer and I had not been so careful as I should have been with applying sunscreen to my lips and they burned a little bit and that is what started them cracking and being in bad condition.
This is a very pleasing lip balm to wear but because it is a little bit shiny you cannot apply it before you apply lipstick because the lipstick will not attach to your skin properly and will slide off. I apply my lipstick first and then my lip balm when I am using this one but I do have many others that I use so I do not ever feel like I have got to use one certain product on my lips.
I am using this lip balm only because it was a free gift on a magazine but I liked it so much that I bought 3 of the same magazine because it was cheaper than buying the lip balm. It costs about £8 for a tube that has got 10ml of lip balm in it but that will last you for a long time so I think that is value even though it is a lot more than most of the other lip balms that I buy and use regular.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
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 /