“ Brand: Johnson's / Balm / Type: Lip Balm / What it does: regenerates, „
I hate it in the colder months like right now, as I always get sore lips from the colder temperatures. I always try to wear lip balm to keep my lips moisturised but sometimes you need something more intense to repair them. I was shopping in my local health and beauty store the other week when I came across this Johnsons Lipcare Moon Care Intensive Balm. I had never heard of this product before, but it sounded like it was worth a try as I kept waking up with sore lips and needed fast results.
This comes in a small 15ml tube shaped like most lip glosses but is quite distinct looking with the Johnsons logo on it and it is half pink and half blue. The front of the packaging describes the balm as being like a mask overnight, to help prevent dry lips. It all sounds very promising so I decided to try it and see how it works. It is a little squeezy tube so you just take the lid off and squeeze it onto your lips and rub in.
This balm, is describe on the reverse of the tube as being an overnight mask that works to prevent dry lips. The intensive balm provides the lips with long lasting moisture and intensive care. The balm can also be used during the day to care for especially dry and chapped lips. I don't tend to use this in the day but mainly at night as in the day I am always drinking tea and so I'd rub it off and really want it to take effect so at night while I'm asleep, it can get to work.
So, on taking the lid off just before I go to bed, I just squeeze a small amount out and rub it on my lips until they are covered. I love the smell of this; it smells like a sweet scent sort of like camomile/vanilla. It's not a horrible smell and it is very easy to apply. Once applied, it seems quite a thick balm but it seems quite sticky and wet at first, however literally after seconds my lips have absorbed the balm and the stickiness is gone.
Once lips have absorbed the balm, the pain seems to go down on my lips right away. So, I went to sleep with it on and upon waking up, I really did notice that my lips felt slightly softer and less cracked as they were the night before. The balm does require wearing it more than one nigh for long lasting results.
I have been using this most nights now and find that my lips are no longer sore which is a great feeling. I don't want to stop using this in case my lips hurt again but so far so good. I think lips do feel more moisturised using this and seem a lot smoother which is great. It seems to heal cracked lips and just soften them so that they go back to their natural state which is a great thing at this time of the year.
If like myself, you have cracked lips, I definitely recommend using this. I have many other lips balms but even using them, they are not as intense as this at repairing so will soften your lips for a temporary period but will not get them back to their original condition. This being a care balm has a thicker solution in it to make it intensely repair lips and stop them from hurting.
I found my Moon Care in a shop in Scotland called SemiChem which I know is not in England. However you could try amazon.co.uk they sell the Johnson Dreamy Skin Gift Set through Lloyds Pharmacy for £9.99 which includes this balm as well as getting a few other products. It isn't the easiest product to get hold of but maybe Home Bargains will sell it. I paid £1 for this; you just need to look around.
Like most people my lips ge really dry during the winter months. Luckily i got this as part of a set last christmas and thought i would be better than using my usual lip balms or vasaline.
It sells for about £1.50-£2.00 which for a 15ml Johnsons product is good value i think. The packaging is really nice and girly so it make me want to use it more. Its called Moon Care because you are meant to use it before you go to bed as it works like a mask. It feels like a film is over your lips when its on, different from anything else i have used and doesnt have as much of an immediate effect as vasaline or something has. It smells really nice though, kind of like their dreamy skin mouisturiser, and i think that makes it easier to keep applying as i found i had to apply two or three times over the course of the day to get an effect.When i first put it on i felt like i had to really rub it in and it took a while to settle and my lips didnt look nice and soft and this made them look really dull, not the dewy glossy look that vaseline gives. I think its much better if you use it overnight as i found i didnt really like the feel of it on my lips and when i had it on during the day i felt i had to keep reapplying as my lips felt dry because of the feeling of there being a film over my lips. Also it goes really wierd if you have a drink while you have it on and you have to wipe it all off and reapply again.
I dont feel that my lips were brilliantly moisturised after using this but they did feel a bit smoother and if you dont like the feeling of greasy lip balms or jellies like vaseline then you would probably like this.
I wouldn't normally go for anything like this but having been ill for most of the summer & having cracked, dry lips I couldn't resist trying this Lipcare from the Johnson's Moon Care range. It was on offer at our local chemist for £1.10 (instead of the normal RRP of around £1.40) & the helpful asistant (blonde & beautiful!) raved about it so what could I do but buy?
It's as shown in the picture & has the famous Johnson's logo & the lipcare is in the famous pink -with- blue packaging in a squidgy tube which is easy enough to use. It has a shelf life of 12 months once opened & appears to have a good few applications left although I've used it quite generously to date.
I'd expected this to be a similar consistency to lip salves or a gel/jelly but in fact it's a white cream which you apply to the lips at night & just leave to work....
I wasn't too keen on the smell (or taste) of it because it's really sweet & not too pleasant & it 'sat' on the top of my lips & there was a tingling sensation for a few minutes after I'd applied it.
However, next morning there was no trace & I have to admit that my lips did look & feel somewhat better as they were much less dry & seemed plumper than they had done in a while. Although there didn't seem to be any residue I gently wiped around the area with a damp make-up remover pad & it picked up a little of the product which had been left along with a bit of dry skin.
Unless you have a specific problem or you need a lip exfoliator I'm not sure I'd advise buying this particular product as it's not the most enjoyable lipcare to use for the results it actually gives. The ingredients seem to include mostly man-made ones plus the usual glycerins & glycerols which can be found in most lipcare ranges & I much prefer using a lipstick-type of product.
- a cream to be used at night.
- slight tightening sensation when applied.
- gave good results but wouldn't use it often.
- smells & tastes really sweet & not very pleasant.
- may be good to use after illness or for a special occasion?
This intensive balm claims if you leave it on overnight when you wake up they are meant to be left very soft as it works as an intensive mask.
I know that Johnsons are respected for all their baby products and i use their wipes and a few creams so I thought id give it a go.
Its from the moon care range.
I applied the balm before I went to bed and the first thing i noticed was how bad it tasted, it was almost tasted like the stuff you put on your nails to stop you biting them, it really is a disgusting taste!
The balm itself is in a 15 ml tube with a round applicator. Its a very thick balm and when you put it on your lips it feels very thick and almost uncomfortable, and I felt as though all I wanted to do was to wipe it off.
When I woke up it had all dried into my lips and my lips felt very very dry rather than moisturised and soft!
I can see how it could be a quick fix on a cold day if you had chapped lips where its so thick but to leave on overnight as a mask just dries the lips out.
It stayed quite thick on my lips for quite a while and I felt I couldn't get my lips near the pillow as the balm would go all over it!
Its clear in colour and has a matte type finish.
I bought this product for around £1.40 so it isn't too expensive if it was to do what it claims but its a bit pricey for just a lip balm
Every winter, my lips let me down. As soon as the first cold hits, they become sore and chapped, and no amount of lipbalm, Blisteeze or begging will soothe them to smooth again. So when I saw MoonCare on the shelves I was skeptical (a lip mask? That you can only wear at night? Why - does it need to be kept dark, or do the stars have some mystical effect on it?! Come on!), but desperate. Moon Care claims to work like a mask overnight, to help improve the condition of dry lips and make them "soft and supple again".
That night, slathering on a layer, my first finding was that it does feel more substantial than plain old lipbalm. It's thicker, stickier, and tastes much, much worse. While the scent is quite nice, this is not one of those products you'll sneakily lick your lips for - it's a chemical taste you'll be quite happy to keep on the outside. This is unsurprising when it has an ingredient list that includes the not-so-glamorous sounding panthenol and bisabolol.
The second thing I noticed about the balm was a slight tingling in my lips, not unpleasant, but slightly surprising for a product meant to be calming. But, unlike plain lip balm, the cream stayed put as I got ready for bed and curled up to sleep, although I applied another layer when I got up during the night, just after biting off a large chuck for loose dry skin (mmm, more glamour!).
I'm generally not one to rave about products. I generally don't need to, because nothing lives up to my expectations. But I have to give all credit to Moon Care. When I woke up, for the first time in months, I had smooth, soft lips. They didn't crack when I smiled or rasp against eachother. They didn't hurt. For the first time in months, they weren't so dry as to make me look like I was in the middle of a heavy cold when I wasn't. I'm thoroughly impressed - while permanently dry lips isn't the sort of complaint you'd go to your doctor about, they're annoying and do impact on small day-to-day decisions, like "can I wear lip makeup?". Now, the answer is yes - I can now wear lipstick without it looking like I've painted over a particularly rough plaster wall. I can apply lipbalm during the day and have it actually soften my lips instead of just sitting on top of the skin and not sink in. I'm impressed.
I've continued to use Moon Care (during the day as well - don't tell Johnson and Johnson, their world might implode!), and I've pulled off more layers of that lovely dry skin. I feel much happier with my lips and am surprised at the impact that changing that one niggling problem has made, both in terms of comfort and confidence. So please, if like me you have sore, cracked lips that won't clear up, no matter how much lip balm you use, fall for the hype. Moon Care *is* more expensive than bog-standard balm, but it's worth every penny to correct the problem.
Johnson's are well known for their baby care range. So when I had chapped lips and I was stood in my local Sainsbury's, trying to work out which lip care treatment was best, I decided to take up the special offer on this cream.
At a "special" price, I paid 89p, I have seen it still being sold in places elsewhere at full price, and also in gift sets which are at full price. It normally retails at around £1.50 upwards.
The treatment is named "moon care" and is devised to put on at night. Its aim is to repair your chapped lips to their full pout for the next morning. It states on the tube: "Protection and Care for naturally beautiful lips". It also says its OK to wear it in the daytime if your lips need that little bit more help. You get 12 months once open to use the whole tube up.
I liked the idea of this. I wanted it to work I really did! I like Johnson's, I like the fact they do lots of stuff for baby's and look like a kind to skin brand to use. I like the fact they put in effort to re-vamp and re-issue and try to change what they do to suit my constant boredom. But this lip treatment? Sorry, not doing it for me.
Why? Well here is where I feel it went wrong.
On viewing the tube, its a royal blue moon on a plain baby pink sky background and a blue floor/ground? (This could do with more effort- the colours clash and look dated.)
It does feel nice to hold- its squidgy so presumably if you kept it in your pocket, it would be nice and warm to use. It also has a matt feel to it which I did like.
To apply, you wind off the lid, and squeeze the tube. I had expected a sheer thick silicon/Vaseline type gel. But instead, what looked like eye cream or facial moisturiser came out! I was surprised by this, but willing to go with it. I had decided to apply at night so not to worried about having a white creamy mess plasted all over my mouth- I am not so sure how well this would go down when applying this on a bus!!
The cream (only way to really describe it) tastes very sweet. Its not sticky, but is sweet. To me this was off putting. It reminded me of a white custard or thickened sweet milk. It also did not really sink in. It stayed on the surface of my skin for ages (I sit awake reading for a good 30 minutes before sleeping). I think I must have eaten it in the night to be honest- it was gone when I woke up!
I have read through the packet, to see if there were any special or unusual things in there, but not as far as I can see, Just the usual glycerins, glycerols and man made stuffs. I think that Johnson's missed out here- they could have added a few natural things-such as Aloe Vera, and this may have actually worked. Especially if they had stated it was a "moon care" product- it almost made it seem natural- to me anyway.
I did not really notice any difference in my lips. The still felt sore and chapped when I woke up. I did try applying in the day time - not as much as I didn't want to look like I needed a tissue. But I got so irritated with it just sitting on my skin that I kept on licking it off my lips. It tastes OK, but I don't think that is the point. After a good three days of trying to get this to work- applying and re applying in the end, I went and bought a new lip balm.
Works like a mask overnight, leaving you with moisturised lips when you wake /