I love the store Lush and am currently trying to sample every single product that they make. Actually, I say “currently”, I’ve actually been trying to do this for years and still haven’t managed it – who knows when I will complete my task?!
Anyway, back to the review. Lush make a number of lip balms and I have tried several. They are high quality, though expensive - £5.75 for 80g – and I find they do last a long time. The balms come in little silver tins which are very handy and convenient to carry about with you, as they will fit in even the smallest of clutch bags. The only problem I find is that occasionally the lid can get stuck – so I try not to screw it on too tightly! It isn’t the sort of tin which will come apart in your bag, thankfully.
Honey Trap has a yummy selection of ingredients to soothe and moisturise your lips. Lush describe it as their thickest and richest lip balm. Honey and oatmeal soothe and moisturise lips: honey also has antiseptic properties. White chocolate nourishes and hydrates, as does Fair Trade shea butter. Wheatgerm, olive and almond oils also nurture and moisturise, while beeswax and carnuba wax help to form a protective barrier over your lips. The presence of beeswax means that the balm is not suitable for vegans, but like all Lush products it is suitable for vegetarians.
The balm is a pale cream in colour and smells absolutely amazing, of sweet honey and chocolate. It is easy to use a finger to get some out and smooth it on your lips; only a small amount is needed. It does melt relatively easily, which is handy in the cold, but less good in the hot weather. I had it out with me during the very high temperatures a couple of weeks ago, and my lip balm (which is nearly used up, thankfully) got really hot and went a bit grainy, so it’s definitely a balm for the colder months. As it is so effective, it is much handier during that time anyway, as cold weather can really dry out my lips.
The balm stays on my lips for a good few hours and I don’t have to reapply too often. It helps to keep my lips in great condition even in bad weather. I find it is a good base for lipstick, so long as I am careful not to apply too much.
I love this lip balm and definitely recommend it. Despite my problems with using it in the hot weather, I really like it – especially the lovely scent and taste! I would definitely buy it again.
If you have read previous reviews of mine, you will know how much I love Lush and how close my holiday is (2 days). I visited Lush about a week ago and picked up a couple of bits including Tiny Hands which I have already reviewed and this product. I always need a lip balm and moisturiser on holiday as the sun dries out my face completely - including my hair and lips! This lip balm caught my eye due to the pink sticker on the tin (which is quite a silly reason to buy it!).
The balm itself as I mentioned comes in a silver tin with a peachy pink sticker on the top. The usual white funky writing is used with the Lush logo. The tin is about the same size as a vaseline tub, containing 10g of gooey balm. 10g sounds like nothing but if it is anything like vaseline then it will hopefully last me a long while. The back of the tin tells you all of the ingredients and the date in which you must use the product by which is about a year into the future so it will last long enough!
The balm is made with 100% natural ingredients and suitable for vegans. I thought the name 'Honey Trap' was just quirky but it actually contains natural honey - so avoid around flowers or you'll attract the bees! Especially as it contains bees wax too. Other ingredients include vanilla and orange, peppermint and white chocolate.
If I'm honest, I can only really taste the honey when Lush claims that orange is the prominent taste. My friend claimed she could mainly taste the vanilla. I think its very personal as to which is strongest to your own taste buds as everyone is different.
To use the balm, you simply rub your finger around the tub and apply it to your lips. If you have long nails be careful as it tends to get stuck under them. The balm is quite thick but in a creamy way, not too waxy or stiff on your lips - I can't stand when a product is too thick on your lips and gives you a hideous white line!
The balm costs £5.25 for a 10g tin, which might seem quite expensive but it does last a long time and has an amazing effect on your lips.
In my opinion, the product is fantastic. It made my lips so smooth and moisturized. I have to admit I would of much preferred the product if it had a built in SPF factor but you can't be too picky. The product lasts on your lips for ages hydrating them perfectly. I have now favoured it to my beloved vaseline tubs.
The ingredients (none of which are tested on animals):
Oat Milk (Avena sativa), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Beeswax (Cera alba), White Chocolate, Glycerine, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Cetearyl Alcohol, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Flavour, Honey, Organic Cold Pressed Wheatgerm Oil (Triticum vulgare), Carnauba Wax, Sodium Borate (Borax), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Sweet Wild Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis), *Limonene, Methylparaben
This lip balm is amazing. It contains 100% natural ingredients which are listed on the back of the tin which I found fascinating - the fact that one of the ingredients is real honey really intrigued me. The little circular tin that the lip balm comes in is around the same size as a tin of vaseline and it contains 10 grams of product, which doesn't sound like alot but it is actually full to the brim and lasts really well. The tin is silver and made out of some sort of metal (i'm guessing aluminium) with a pink sticker on the lid with the Lush logo and the words 'Honey Trap lip balm' in white writing. As said before the back of the tin lists ingredients and it also tells you the excact date that the product was made and when the expiry date is, which on mine is a year from the date it was made. It also has the little 'V' symbol, meaning it is fine for vegans to use.
I bought mine from the official Lush website for £5.25. That's a pretty shocking price I know but I couldn't resist! I do think it is worth the price as it is such good quality and does excactly what it's supposed to. It also smells and tastes beautiful - it's good enough to eat! Saying that though it isn't too over the top but I like it and a few of my friends have made positive comments about bein able to smell it. The smell is prominantly honey with undertones of mint, I couldn't personally smell much of the chocolate (the balm contains white chocolate!), and instead just got a kind of 'sweet' smell which I assume was the chocolate, the honey smell was the strongest and I love it! For anyone not keen on honey i'd steer clear lol. The taste also is very 'honey'ish, very sweet and somewhat sickly if i'm honest but I do really like it!
Applying this onto the lips is simple, I just use one finger, rub it in circular motions in the tub until I have enough product on my finger, and then smooth it on to my lips gently and evenly. The consistency/texture is nice and creamy, it isn't too waxy considering it contains bees wax, and it isn't sticky or yucky. The only thing I would reccomend is walming this up on your fingers before applying for a smoother finish. This lip balm isn't oily or greasy as I thought it might be due to the oilive oil it contains, it's really lightweight, moisturising and absorbs into my lips quickly, leaving them feeling soft, healthy and hydrated. Once it is on my lips it isn't really noticeable and it stays on really well which makes it a good base for lipgloss or lipstick as suprisingly i find that this balm is not glossy and is very matte, which I personally don't mind but if you're looking for a gloss then this isn't for you.
This is also really good for dry lips, I always put some on whenever my lips are uncomfortably dry or cracked and it instantly makes me feel better and it soothes my lips. After application it stays on for an hour plus - I don't need to top up every 10 minutes or so like I do with vaseline and my other balm's. Overall I love this product, although it is quite expensive it soothes, hydrates and softens my lips noticeably. My boyfriend also loves kissing me when i'm wearing this, he says it tastes really nice so it obviously isn't just me who loves the smell and taste! I would really reccomend this to anyone who suffers with dry, chapped lips, or anyone who is just after a lipgloss base/new lip balm. The ingredients that this balm contains is amazing!
Honey Trap is a product in Lush lip balm range. I have found these products to be particularly good for my lips, which are prone to being dry and chapped, especially in colder weather. Honey Trap costs £4.75 for a 10g tin. This is expensive, but I believe that it's good value for money.
Honey Trap is scented with honey, white chocolate and vanilla. It has a lovely scent, it's sweet but not overpowering. I sometimes find that honey-scented products smell very synthetic, but as Lush use only natural ingredients this lip balm has the real thing! It also contains almond oil, but I can't detect this too much in the scent.
To use the lip balm you simply rub your finger into the tin and apply a small amount to your lips. A little does seem to go a long way with this and just a small amount on your finger will easily be more than enough for a good coating on both lips. The lip balm glides on very easily, and gives a subtle shine to your lips, which doesn't look over the top at all.
The lip balm comes in a small silver tine, which although can be fiddly at times, is very convenient as it can be easily popping into a pocket or bag. I do think it's best to keep this in your pocket if possible, as it would be warmed there, and would soften the lip balm making it slightly easier to apply.
I have found that this lip balm does have a good staying power. I can apply it and still have soft lips hours later. I do have to reapply it a couple of times throughout the day, but I think that's only natural.
Honey Trap contains:
Oat Milk (Avena sativa), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Beeswax (Cera alba), White Chocolate, Glycerine, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Cetearyl Alcohol, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Flavour, Honey, Cold Pressed Organic Wheatgerm Oil (Triticum vulgare), Carnauba Wax, Sodium Borate (Borax), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Sweet Wild Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis), *Limonene, Methylparaben (*Occurs naturally in essential oils)
If you're looking for a long lasting lip balm that smells lovely and works well, then this is one for you!
Having made my very first Lush purchase a few weeks ago, I now seem to be something of a convert. I popped in this week to buy a face mask that I'd heard good things about and spotted the lip balms next to the counter. I already have a wide collection of lip products but per usual, I couldn't resist snapping another one up!
As you can see from the above product image, the lip balm comes in a little silver metal tin rather than a tube or tub as I'm more used to. Generally speaking, the lip twists around to come off but if you've got your hands greasy from applying the lip balm, this isn't always as simple as it sounds!
THE LIP BALM
Despite being called "Honey Trap", the white chocolate ingredient smells more prominent to me and to be honest, I can't smell much in the way of honey. That isn't to say that the smell isn't nice but the name is a little bit misleading in that sense!
I won't dwell on the colour as you can see that in the product image. Consistency-wise, it's thicker than the Body Shop lip balms that I've been using prior to this and is not a million miles away from being a waxy consistency. It glides on easily though and doesn't sit on your lips as you might expect from that description. It quickly looks like it's sunk in and just gives a subtle sheen to your lips that's not as noticeable as lip gloss unless you pile far too much on. I find that I don't need to use much so while the tub is only 10g and does look really small, it looks like it could last much longer than it seems on first glance.
HOW IT FEELS
It's comfortable to "wear" on your lips, unlike some lip balms I've used that you can feel sitting on your lips. My lips are quite dry even in summer but this lip balm feels like it's doing a good job of moisturising and keeping them soft and since I've been using it, I've noticed less dry/flaky patches, which has to be a good thing! On the minus side, it does seem to wear off quite quickly and I find that I need to reapply fairly regularly but that may be because my lips are dry in the first place and need feeding regularly.
It costs £4.75 for a 10g tin. This is much more than I'd usually pay for a lip product as I don't normally go beyond £3 at absolute maximum unless I have to but I'm actually happy to pay more for this particular lip balm as I like its effects, it feels like it's doing positive things for my lips and being made by Lush, I assume that it's much more natural than my other lip balms. As an aside, I retrieved an old balm from the pedal bin yesterday (not as gross as it sounds!) to look at the ingredients and I was completely taken aback at the ingredients, which seemed to be largely chemicals. That's not the case with the ingredients for this lip balm and on that alone, I consider it worth the higher price tag as I dread to think what I've been putting on my lips up until now!
As you can probably tell by now, I'm a new fan of this lip balm. Yes, it's more expensive than most others but I really do think that it's worth paying that little bit extra for a more natural option that moisturises well and takes care of even my dry lips.
I got this lip balm a while ago and love it! Im normally more of a Body Shop person but I love this lip balm. It lasts for ages and leaves your lips softer then any other lip balm I've used.I havent used any of the other lip balms from the Lush range like the Whip stick one yet so I cant really compare it to them but I think this ones amazing.
Its quite expensive for a lip balm (£4.75) however lasts for ages.The size of its a bit deceiving as its so small you would think its not really worth the price but suprisingly it doesnt seem to run out!I keep losing it though because is so small.
It leaves my lips smooth all day no matter how cracked and dry they are before I put it on.Its great using on its own or putting something over the top of for a bit of colour.
I think it smells nice however my some of my friends hate it so I guess its not everyones cup of tea ,the smell goes really quickly anyways if its not your thing.I cant really describe the smell its like a honeyish vanillary smell.
The only problems I have with it only really goes on when its warmed up otherwise its like a brick.If you stick it in your pocket for awhile or rub the tin in your hands its fine.Also sometimes its nearly impossible to open the tin so you kind of have to attack it with your nails or pray it open with a butter knife lol.Im going to rate it down a star for that because its a bit annoying when your in a rush.
For more infomation on Lush stuff just go to the website. :)
God I love this lipbalm. I'm a total lip balm freak, and I love Lush, so I was so excited when they started bringing these variations out. This is my favourite, due to it's smell, flavour and consistency.
You can pick this little cutie up for £4.75 from your nearest Lush store, or you can buy online at www.lush.co.uk. Anyone can own a piece of this amazing company!
Served up in a great little tin, perfect for popping in your handbag, this is 10g of lip heaven. It's handmade with white chocolate, honey, butters and vanilla.
It's suitable for vegetarians, and contains no ingredients tested on animals. Which means you can have honey soft lips, and a clean conscience to boot!
When you first open it, you might be slightly worried to see that it is completely solid, but this clever little balm soon melts into the expected consistency on contact with the heat of your fingers. It smooths on really easily, and I found that it lasted for a good few hours.
After using it for a few days, my lips certainly felt much smoother and softer. They really felt pampered and well looked after, and the small ish tin will definately last you a long time, as a little of this goes a long way.
The scent is very rich and creamy, so may not suit some people. I however, loved tasting of cake! It also contains peppermint, which gives your lips a great tingly feeling!
I would certainly buy it again, once mine has run out. I loved the sweet taste, and I certainly think that it did the job. So, while the price tag might be a little above average, for the efficacy, and clean conscience, I think it is well worth splashing out the extra pennies.
I absolutely love lip balms and always carry one with me everywhere I go. I usually buy The Body Shop's Vitamin E one, but as I was buying some goodies from Lush online, I decided to try their Honey Trap lip balm for a change.
This Lush one comes in a lovely little silver tin and has a screw top lid. The 10g tin is the perfect size for popping into your pocket and is so handy for carrying around wherever you go. There is an ingredients label on the bottom of the tin and a pink label on top with the Lush logo and name of the lip balm in white lettering.
Inside you find a pale honey coloured balm with the same consistency of vaseline. It is quite hard when you first start to use it, but softens quickly with the heat of your fingers. It is very smooth and goes on your lips quickly and easily. You can definitely smell the honey, vanilla and also the peppermint, which make up some of the ingredients. I do find that my lips tingle for a few seconds after application which I think may be down to the peppermint oil.
Although I do not make a habit of licking my lips, I have found that this lip balm does taste really nice and sweet, with a subtle white chocolate flavour. According to my son though, I smell of custard creams, but as these are one of his favourite biscuits, I'll take that as a compliment!
After application my lips very quickly feel soft and moisturised and this feeling lasts for a while. The balm also leaves a light coating on the surface of your lips, which leaves them feeling well protected.
Lush Honey Trap Lip Balm will cost you £4.75 which although expensive, does last for a long time. I have been using mine regularly for about a month and I have hardly made a dent in it!
I am also attracted to the fact that they do not test any of the ingredients or products on animals. They also use as little packaging as they can and wherever possible, this is recyclable.
I will definitely buy Lush Honey Trap lip balm again and would be more than happy to recommend it.
When visiting Lush the other day, I stopped to have a look through all of the lip balms. I usually always purchase Lush's bath items, and I felt that I needed a change and had never really stopped to take a look at what lip products they had to offer. Honey Trap was the one which stood out to me.
In all honesty, none of the scents really stood out to me. I think this is because Lush uses natural ingredients in their products, and I'm more into sweet, fruity smells for my lip balms. This was the sweetest that was available at the time, and it consists of a vanilla and white chocolate scent. I did like the smell, however it was far too sickly after a while, and a little overpowering.
The tin is very cute and it is a small, circular tin with a pink label on. It is nice to pop into your handbag or car to apply throughout the day. The tin isn't the easiest to open, and I've had difficulty trying to close it when my fingers are greasy from applying the lip balm, although no huge problems yet (which I do face with some lip balms unfortunately!).
It is available from all Lush stores or online at www.lush.co.uk and it retails at £4.75 which I feel is fairly expensive for a lip balm, and I then realised that this is probably the reason I have never shown much interest in them before, but I was willing to give them a try since I was so happy with Lush's other products.
Firstly, when trying to get lip balm on to your fingers, it is very hard and can therefore prove a difficult task. It is fine if the lip balm has been in warm conditions, but if not you have to let your finger warm up the balm in order to melt it. I like moist lip balms which are ready to apply straight to your lips, so I wasn't happy with this really. Once it starts to melt though, you do get a nice amount to apply on to your lips.
Once I'd applied the lip balm to my lips, my lips felt instantly moisturised and so much more soft. I don't suffer from extremely dry lips, although sometimes when there is cold weather, I like to touch up with a little bit. Now it is coming to summer, I like to wear lip balm as it is less sticky to lip gloss but can often still deliver that glossy look. I have found that Honey Trap lip balm does provide a glossy shine on your lips which is very nice, and it is not sticky on your lips at all!
The scent still lingers on your lips after wearing it for a while, and I do find myself licking my lips sometimes because it is quite a tasty lip balm, and I'm not afraid to admit that! Overall, I'm fairly impressed with this lip balm and it is effective, however the price just doesn't cut it. Three stars is a fair rating. Thanks very much for reading,.
Honey Trap Lip Balm From Lush...
I haven't been to Lush for a while but the last time I did buy a few bits, one of the latest products I purchased has got to be this Lip Balm called Honey Trap. I will admit to being a big honey fan and love all different Lush products containing honey, which is why I opted for this product.
I paid a only a few pounds for this small 10 gram pocket sized tin of lip balm and the price was pretty standard compared with all the other Lush Lip Balms available. The packaging is fairly simple with just a screw topped tin and no other outer packaging which is good in my opinion. The design of the tin is not overly good as the threads of the screw cap hardly seem to find each other well and the lid is often difficult to get on once taken off, especially when fingers which have some of the balm still on them.
There is a pink coloured label on the front and the back of the tin and on the front one there is simply the name of the product and what it is i.e. a lip balm. The back label gives all the ingredients, when it was made and when it should be used up by. There is just over 12 months from when it was made until when it should be used up which is quite handy to know although I have still used the last of the balm after this use by date has passed.
On opening the little silver tin, the honey aroma has got to be the first thing that I notice as it is a very potent smell but at the same time being very delicious and sweet. The look of the lip balm is rather nice too with a light beige colour which appears creamy and rich. The balm is a solid block which fills the tin to full capacity on initial opening and you need to use the tip of your finger for application which can be more troublesome that using a lip stick type balm.
On beginning to rub my fingers over the lip balm, I did find that it does take a little while to get warmed up to then produce enough balm to be transferred from finger to lips. After around 30 seconds of rubbing my finger across the surface of the balm I find there is enough of the product to apply to the lips. The balm is rather thick in consistency but does smooth on the lips well with good coverage and a nice nourishing feeling. The fragrance of course seems far stronger than on first whiff as the balm now on my lips is literally right under my nose.
At first this is not a bad thing as I find the smell to be very pleasant however because it is very sweet and smells like pure honey I fin after a short while the fragrance gets somewhat overpowering and doesn't seem to fade away for quite a long time thus making me feel slightly sick after 5 minutes or so.
The overall feel of this Honey Trap lip balm on my lips is again rather nice at first. It gives a moisturising and soft feeling to the lips but does take a very long time to sink in and even then there can be a gunky build up at the edges of my lips due to the product being of that thick consistency. In comparison to say, Vaseline, this lip balm is much thicker and feels so on the lips.
I have found that this balm is best applied at night, before bed. It is nice and nourishing and does seem to make my dry lips feel more kissable biut because of the thickness I feel it is not suitable for day time use as I prefer light balms which don't end up giving me any sort of gunk round my lips, as this one does.
All in all though I would say that I do like the results I get from using it, I like the fragrance although it can be overpowering and the price is reasonable. I think I will award a score of 3 stars out of 5 which is suitable and its such a shame it couldn't have been thinner and had less of a fragrance.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Honey Trap is one of Lush's range of lipbalms, and this one is formulated with honey and white chocolate. It's compared to Eartha Kitt's voice, sweet, sexy, soft and wicked. I'm a big fan of Eartha Kitt, and I'd say Lush are describing her about right.
Price and packaging:
This is £4.75 for 10g of product as of March 2010. This is quite a lot, but I believe the ingredients are good quality and justify the price. The packaging is a round metal tin (as in the picture above) with a label giving the name on the lid and the ingredients on the bottom. Occasionally the tin can get a bit battered, it's quite soft metal and will bend easily. Sometimes it will stick and refuse to be opened, I've found that a good way to open it is get a pair of pliers and twist it open, it just needs a bit of brute strength.
Scent and appearance:
It's a whitish creamy colour in the tin, and it goes clear on your lips. It's a very sweet and quite strong smell, mainly composed of the white chocolate and honey. It's definitely strong enough to make other people comment on it, quite a girly smell. It's quite a nice soft texture, so it doesn't have to be warmed up like some others do.
How to use and my opinion:
I'd recommend keeping this in a pocket or something, so your body heat melts it. Otherwise, I'd think it's pretty obvious how you use it, just smooth on with a finger when you have dry lips!
I really like this lipbalm. It has a nice smell, good soft texture and moisturises my lips very effectively. I probably won't buy it again because the smell is just too strong and it's embarrassing when others comment on it.
For: 'Sweet vanilla honey kisses'
The packaging is a lovely little silver tin with a pull off lid. It comes off easily most of the time, but sometimes if there are traces of the balm on the inside of the lid or outside of the bottom of the tin where it goes together then it sticks and can be quite difficult to open. It fastens tightly enough to safely keep it in your handbag or pocket without the lid coming off.
The balm in the tin is very solid and has a waxy feel to it. When you first use it it takes a while to warm and soften it up by rubbing a finger over the surface before you can actually use it. The scent is of vanilla and honey with a slight hint of peppermint. It smells really nice but the scent is not too strong so that you can smell it all day when you have the balm on.
It glides onto the lips really smoothly and effortlessly, and it feels lovely and soothing. My lips feel instantly softened, smoother, and protected. It doesn't feel greasy or heavy, it just leaves the lips feeling nourished and cared for without that greasy coating you often get with lip balms.
It tastes nice, which is always a plus point for something that goes on your lips, and as long as you don't keep licking it off it lasts a good few hours before I feel the need to re-apply. The tin lasts ages too because you don't need to use much at a time, so it works out at very good value for money.
All in all I think this is a lovely balm.
Thumbs up from me.
I love this lip balm!!
I've used up several pots of it and it's the lip balm I keep going back to.
Good or bad, I rarely repurchase a specific type of lipbalm. There are just so many nice options out there that when I finish (or accidently lose) a pot/stick of lip balm, I'm thinking more about the possibility of trying something new rather than repurchasing, but this is a product I always keep buying.
Being that this is a handmade product, the consistency varies a bit from pot to pot, but overall I find this to have a happy medium in terms of thickness. Not too thin, not to thick and gloopy. Not too hard, not too soft.
It's a good mixture of being buttery and waxy. It has just enough wax to keep it from sinking in so you dont have to keep re-applying every 10 mins and the wax in it gives a nice shimmery-shine. The butteriness/creamy part of the balm makes it sink beneath the surface and really moisturize.
I like the touch of peppermint oil in it too because it feels cooling without making my lips feel tingly or cold like some mint on the lips can do. It Has a nice smell too! Honey-floral with a bit of mint.
Makes me lips feel soft and smooth even when it's worn off. Great stuff! I would highly recommend this lip balm! Another fantastic product from lush
I was lucky enough to receive my lip balm in a goody bag for spending over £25, amongst ather yummy goodies!
Now, I think I would normally have steered clear of this little pot in the past, as it does smell extremely 'honey-ish' no surprise there I hear you say - but its not a scent I would normally plump for first. However as it was free, I felt it would be rude not to give it a try.
Lush's lip balms come in little silver screw top tins, and contain 10g of solid product for £4.63 - they have to be used within 14 months of manufacture, but all dates are put on the label, as with all Lush products.
Upon opening, the balm has the deep honey colour of a honeycomb, and a sweet scent, definately honey, but with a hint of white chocolate.
It does not leave your lips greasy, instead they are wonderfully moisturised and have a soft sheen. I have found that I only need apply in the morning and even after eating, my lips are still hydrated and comfortable - not something that can be said for normal lip balms, or indeed the dreaded vaseline, that I used to slap on every hour or so, these all tended to dry my lips more I think, to get you to use more product!
I am glad that I got that chance to try this and know that when it eventually runs out - which could be a very, very long time - I will most definately buy this again
After gagging slightly considering the amount of petroleum (related to petrol, so probably not good for me?) that I would ingest over my lifetime from lipbalms, I plumped for Lush's more organic Honey trap lipbalm - swayed to this decision by my fervent love of Lush's honey-scented soap "Honey I washed the kids" - I rightly assumed that this would also be brilliant.
The moisturising base of this lipbalm consists of almond oil, beeswax, extra virgin olive oil and shea butter, rather than any chemically engineered badness - I find the fact that half Lush's ingredients can be found in a well-stocked kitchen oddly comforting! Flavour is also naturally provided by honey and white chocolate, and peppermint, vanilla and sweet wild orange oil.
Due to these natural ingredients and refusal to use lots of artificicial preservatives, each lipbalm tin has an expiry date (normally around a year from it's sale) and I have actually ended up throwing a tin out as they seem to last forever! however, it's crystallising occured after a year's use and two trips through a washing machine, so I would say that it was well worth the £4.40 I paid.
I found Lush's lipbalms intensely moisturising and soothing on chapped winter skin, smelling and tasting fantastic. Lush's full range of lipbalms are all colourless, but give a subtle healthy sheen to lips which lasts for hours - no endless reapplying with these babies! I would urge anyone who cares for their skin, and loves honey, to purchase this immediately.