WHAT IS IT?
This is lip balm that is made by Lush. It has been available in their stores for many years and is very effective so I think that is why it has been sold for such a long time.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
Lip Service comes in a tin so you use your finger to apply a small amount to your lips when they are dry or if you feel like you just need to add some moisture.
WHAT I THINK
I do not call this one of my favourite lip balms but I have bought it many times since I started using Lush. It has got a very uplifting orange fragrance that I like very much and it is pleasing to use because it applies to my lips very smoothly and sinks in fast so that my lips feel like they are more moisturised straight away. The smell of oranges lasts for a long time and I like it that I can smell citrus on my fingers after I have applied the lip balm.
You do not have to keep applying Lip Service because the moisture effects last for a long time after. When I am using it I apply it twice a day only because I do not need to use more than that.
The only thing that I think is wrong with this lip balm is the way the lid of the tin gets stuck sometimes but I think that is because of it being so small and being metal also and all tins from Lush get stuck in that way sometimes.
A tin of Lip Service has got 7g of product in it and costs about £6, that is a lot but it is still value because you need only to use a small amount each time you apply it.
5 Dooyoo Hearts.
Lip Service is an all natural handmade lip balm from Lush. The lip balm comes presented in a small round metal tin containing 8g of balm. Lip Service is priced at £5.75 and can be bought either in store from Lush on the high street or via their website. The Lush website is: www.lush.co.uk. The lip balm has not been tested on animals. It was the first ever lip balm produced by Lush. Back then they were named "Cosmetics to go"...
Lip balm ingredients:
List of ingredients
Fair Trade Shea Butter,
Apricot Kernel Oil,
Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter,
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
Lip Service is a great lip balm. I love it! It smells nice, with a subtle scent of oranges and lemons. I do find it a little hard to get out of the tin though, as it's one of the more "solid" lip balms from Lush. However I "warm up" the tin for a minute or two before application to soften the lip balm, making it easier to apply. I simply do this by cupping the tin in between the palms of my hands. Once softened the lip balm is a pleasure to use. It isn't sticky or waxy, although it does have a nice creamy texture. It just glides onto the lips, instantly coating them with gorgeous natural ingredients.
If my lips are feeling extremely sore then this is the lip balm that I reach for! It sorts my lips out immediately, taking away the uncomfortable sore feeling of chapped lips. It just soothes them, protects them and shields them from the cold and wind. Plus it's full of good stuff like beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter and apricot kernel oil. It tastes amazing with a nice citrusy aroma that isn't at all overpowering. It's good value too (despite the price tag) as a little goes a long way. The smallest dab sorts out my lips and keeps them moisturised for a good number of hours.
This lip balm isn't sticky, nor does it leave a nasty residue on your lips. So no need to worry about the dreaded "Oh no, my hair has stuck to my lip gloss" look!
A gorgeous lip balm from Lush that's well worth the money in my opinion. Lush have kept this lip balm simple and sometimes simple is best, too many cooks and all that...
When on holidays in San Francisco recently I lost my lip balm and as the sun was drying my lips I set off to find a new one. I was more than a little bit excited to find a Lush in the streets of San Francisco and I quickly snapped up the Lip Service Lip Balm.
What does the product do?
The product promises to use natural ingredients to hydrate the skin on the lips and to lock this moisture into the lips. It moisturises the lips using Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Olive oil and apricot oil. It contains Marigold which acts as an antibacterial substance on the lips and it helps to keep the skin on the lips protected.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be used in the same way as any other lip balm. You apply the product to lips that are clean and dry. You smooth your finger over the surface of the balm and then smooth the product onto the lips. It can be reapplied as often as necessary. It can also be used on dry knees, elbows, cuticles and knuckles.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a small circular metal pot. It is largely plain other than a black sticker which shows the name of the product. The balm costs around £5 and it can be bought from your local Lush store and also from the website. Other lip balms are available if this doesn't quite suit your knees including a chocolate one and a bubblegum one.
Aroma and Consistency
The product smells just like oranges which is no surprise really as it contains real tangerine juice. It's sweet as pleasant and unless you really don't like tangerines, you should get along with it. It is evident as you apply the product and stays on the lips for a while. The balm has quite a hard consistency which surprised me as it was described as being rich and creamy.
It is quite hard to get this product out of the pot and I struggled with this to begin with. However, I found that if I held the tin in a hand for a few minutes before I use it, then the product begins to soften and this is probably because many of the ingredients melt at body temperature. This was a lot easier to do in a sunny country but it takes a bit longer at home. When it has been warmed slightly, it is simple to apply to the lips. It feels completely comfortable and hasn't caused me any irritations.
This product does make my lips really soft and smooth, and this increases with continuous use. It appears fairly matte on the lips so it's good for those who don't want to change the appearance of their lips which makes this one good for boys too. It seems to heal the lips too, and if my lips have been chapped or flaky, then this manages to sort them out. It lasts a while on the lips however reapplication is required, especially when eating and drinking. It is very hydrating and it does taste quite nice too!!
This is a good lip balm which hydrates the lips and leaves them feeling soft and smooth. It can be a nuisance to apply and you need to warm the balm if you want to use it effectively but it does a good job. I would repurchase the product but I haven't even made a dent in it yet so I don't anticipate that being anytime soon. I'm knocking a star off for the consistency but other than that, it's all good!!
I have had this lip balm for around a month and love it. I bought it directly from my local Lush and paid £5.25 for the 10 gram tin. I know that it pretty expensive for a lip balm but as any fellow Lush lover will know, Lush are consistent in great quality with every product.
The lip balm comes in a cute little pocket sized tin. It is not the same as the packaging in Dooyoo's picture - the tin is silver in colour and made out of some kind of thin, lightweight metal - i'd guess aluminium. It has a little black sticker on the front which has the Lush logo on it and the product name (Lush Lip Service). Overall the packaging is basic but very cute and practical as it is small enough to put into my pocket/purse etc. The lid on the tin pulls off, it's easy to do so and once open the lip balm is exposed. It is full to the brim so you definetly get plenty of product for the price which justifies the price tag!
The lip balm is hard and waxy in consistency. I think the reason for this is likely because of the Bees Wax it contains which makes it set firmer. This isn't really a problem, to apply it to my lips I just swirl my finger along the top until there is another product on the tip of my finger and I then rub it evenly onto my lips. Once on my lip it isn't waxy and it absorbs really nicely. This is probably the most moisturising lip balm that I have come across in Lush's range of lip products, I think due to the mix of oils and butters. As I said before it does absorb fast and leaves my lips soft for quite a while - it does not need frequent top ups so it lasts really well.
I think personally that this is much more moisturising then any of my lip balms and even vaseline. The smell and taste make it even better and it smells just like tangerine and shea butter with a very slight hint of lemon, it is not a very strong smell compared to the other Lush lip balms - it is much more discreet but it is noticeable for a while after application but it is not overpowering - very subtle. It tastes pleasent, I cant put my finger on the excact taste but it's definetly very sweet and a bit fruity.
The lip balm is matte and once absorbed into the lips acts nicely as a lipstick base to avoid the liptick highlighting cracks in the lips. You have to wait until it has completely absorbed though or the lipstick will slide right off it. I love kissing my boyfriend while wearing this because he loves the taste, I have joked with him that he should try it because of the unisex packaging but he says it's too sweet for a man but I disagree - any men reading this should go out and buy a few tins - your girlfriend/wife won't be able to resist kissing you!
Overall this soothes and moisturises dry, cracked lips, and leaves them noticeably softer, hydrated and generally looking and feeling better. It lasts well, smells and tastes good, and I would reccomend it.
I am obsessed with my lips and in keeping them moist and in tip top condition. I spend a fortune on scrubs and balms and go through them like most people go through toilet roll. I am addicted to lip balm and have literally hundreds of them all over the house. One of my favourite places for buying them is in lush as they are usually all fabulous and although not expensive I feel like I have got a treat when I purchase one.
The lip service lip balm is one of my all time favourite lip balms. For dry lips (if they are cracked and sore then a medicated one would be better) there is nothing better at making lips super soft and kissable. It is made with shea butter and loads of other natural waxes and oils. It smells lovely but it is a light subtle fragrance and not one like some of their others where it makes you want to actually lick your lips all the time.
The balm is a hard solid one and it does take some time to soften it enough to be able to get enough on your finger to cover your lips but this means that it doesn't melt and get messy and disgusting which is a bonus for me. Once you have the lip service on your lips any dryness is immediately relieved. Over the course of having it on your lips it manages to make your lips feel really soft and conditioned and it also happens to give them a nice sheen like a subtle lip gloss.
I love using it at night after using one of lush's scrubs and I find that in the morning my lips have no flakiness and are looking smooth and plump. Lush also recommend that you use it on dry cracked skin on other parts of your body such as your elbows and feet and it does help to moisturise these areas and get rid of the dryness but because the pot is so small you will soon run out if using it this way.
Lip service lip balm is a fabulous product and one that I have bought many times over the years. There are loads of other lip balms that will smell better or make your lips look glossier but this is one of the best at doing what a lip balm is designed for and that is relieving dryness and protecting lips.
It costs £5.25 which might seem excessive for a lip balm but will last you for ages.
I suffer from really dry lips all year round but they get particularly bad during the winter months and at times can be really quite painful. A friend of mine introduced me to Lush around 7 years ago and one of the first purchases I made was Lip Service which the sales assistant was adament would solve my woes. It did and it's one and despite some niggles it's one that I keep on returning to.
The balm comes in a small metallic tin with a screw top lid. It contains according to Lush, a magical blend of effective oils (olive, apricot and tangerine) and butters (cocoa, shea and beeswax) to softern and tone. On opening the tin you are greeted with a fairly solid buttery looking yellow block. Simply rubbing your finger over this will not do anything and to use the balm you have to melt the butter a little. I tend to do this by placing it on the radiator when I'm at home or in my trouser pocket when I'm out and about as the heat from my body starts to make it go soft. Once melted it goes a little oily when on your finger making it easier to apply.
As I applied this I could smell the citrussy tangerine oil which wasn't too strong but certainly smelt appetising. Once on I couldn't resist and had to lick my lips and I could definitely taste a bit of tangerine there but it isn't very strong. This is a good thing as I didn't feel the urge to keep licking my lips. On the first application the balm did an excellent job of smoothing out my cracks and made my lips feel soft and much more comfortable. Like most lip balms I did need to apply several times during the day but rather than just sitting as a greasy layer on my lips this one is absorbed and doesn't leave my lips looking or feeling too greasy. After a couple of days of repeated application my lips looked fabulous and even my mum, who is forever moaning about the state of my lips, was full of compliments. When my lips are particularly chapped I tend to use a Lush lip scrub to remove any dry/loose skin before applying this.
At the time I started to use Lip Service it used to come in a small plastic tub with a screw on lid. A few years back Lush changed the packaging and it now comes in a small metallic tin. I find this new packagaing quite awkward. The lid seems to sink into the base and there isn't much room to grip and turn the lid so I often find myself struggling to open this, which I find quite frustrating.
The second niggle I have is to do with the 'solidness' of this product. Why does it have to be so hard? In the summer it's relatively easy to use but during the winter months I have quite a lot of difficulty in getting this to melt if I am out and about. Even keeping this in my pocket makes little difference when it is freezing outside! I end up having to scratch a small bit and try and melt it between my fingers which can be a little time consuming, messy and annoying because I've put a dent in my balm! As it's so awkward to use I often keep another easier to use balm for when I'm out an about and keep this one to apply in the mornings and evenings when I'm at home.
I also suffer from dry hands and a particular dry patch between my thumb and forefinger. I have on occasion applied the balm to this dry patch. My skin soaks it up leaving it feeling soft and without a dry patch in sight for a couple of hours.
Overall this is a balm even after 7 years is one I return to again and again. When applied my lips become beautifully soft and smooth which considering the state they were in before I started to use this (and how they revert back to this when I run out) is a bit of a miracle! Lip Service is priced at £4.99 for a 10g tin, which tends to last me around 4-5 months when used twice a day. This I think is really good value. I only wish it was a little easier to use when out and about and that the pot a little easier to open but given how great it is for my lips I can only justify deducting one star. Recommended!
Lip balm is a daily essential for me, and I always have several on the go, one for handbag, one for home, and one for work. My lips are constantly suffering from dryness and can get chapped and sore when the weather is too cold or too hot - I can't win! My favourite Whip Stick was running low and I decided to try another Lush lip balm because they're so yummy and I'm a big fan of their products. It costs £4.75 for a 10g tin and although not being a vegan product due to the beeswax content, it is vegetarian.
Lush have been making Lip Service for almost a decade, and they say it has several uses, including softening lips, heels, toes, cuticles and elbows. The shop assistant advised me that it was the best one for chapped lips and so I went with her suggestion. It comes in one of the little metal screw-top tins and is handy for carrying around, although it can be difficult to unscrew if you've done it up too tightly. It's not much to look at - a solid plain white balm, and much thicker than any other lip balm I've come across. It contains tangerine and apricot oils and has a soft smell or oranges, very natural and sweet.
The first problem I came across was when I tried to rub it onto my finger so I could put it on my lips. The balm is so solid and hard that no matter how hard I pressed or how much I rubbed, I only got a tiny scraping and had to keep dabbing at it to get a decent amount to cover my lips. It does not spread easily and I had to rub quite hard over my lips for it to transfer from my fingertips, which is not a good thing when you already have cracked skin and soreness! Once on, it felt smooth and thick, but also quite sticky. The effects only lasted for a few hours before it had either rubbed off or sunk into my skin, and then I had to go through the laborious application process again.
I love Lush and try and go for natural products, but this was not worth the hassle and I wouldn't buy it again. The rest of the tub is going to last me forever, I've had it for a few weeks and there's hardly any gone due to the difficulties I'm having with it. If you can get along with it I'm sure it's good value for money but I am struggling with it and not noticing a positive end result. I haven't tried it on other areas as suggested, but will bear this in mind and may keep it for a cuticle balm and just buy another lip balm to use instead.
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Cocoa Butter, African Marigold Water, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Tangerine Oil, Sodium Borate, *Limonene, *Linalool, Flavour, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
This has to be the most effective lip balm out there!! My lips were badly chapped due to the cold weather so I asked the lovely Lush sales assistant to choose me a lip balm and she immediately suggested this.
I put it on before going to bed and woke up to perfectly smooth and soft lips! It's a definite miracle worker and isn't sticky or messy like some lip products. There's no risk of getting your hair stuck to your face with this one either :) It can be applied as frequently as necessary but I find one application will last for about an hour or so.
This lip balm contains tangerine oil and apricot kernal oil which gives it a pleasant but subtle scent. It's practically tasteless which I think is a good thing! It comes in a little metal tin like all the other lip balms and costs £4.75 - a bit steep for a lip balm but it really is very effective.
The only real downside to Lip Service is that it's too hard to get out of the tin without heating it between your hands first or keeping it in your pocket to soften it up. Also if you apply too much of it your lips can look rather pale as it's a white balm. Other than that this product is worth every penny!
N.B the picture for this above is out of date. Lip Service now comes in a small metal tin, like the others.
I was originally using Honey Trap, as the most moisturising lipbalm out there. (You can see my review on that.) But, sadly, I lost it. I decided not to get it again simply because it does have a fairly strong smell which I like but my family don't! I thought I'd change to one with a more subtle smell.
Price and packaging: This is £4.75 for 10g of product as of January 2010. This doesn't sound like a lot, but lipbalms with natural butters that actually sink into your lips will heal and soften them. Petroleum jelly/similar sits on the surface of your lips, and will protect them from the weather but it's debatable how much they actually help the skin. What this all boils down to is that you have to apply this much less frequently than something like Vaseline. I only have to apply once a day.
The packaging is pretty good in my opinion, you just twist off the lid, not pull it off. It's small and compact, so easy to slip into your pocket, bag, where ever. Unfortunately this means it's also easy to lose, but I can't blame Lush for my carelessness. The lid of the tin has a black sticker that says 'Lip Service lipbalm' in white writing. On the back it has the ingredients. If you've ever wondered why some of the ingredients are in green and some black, green stands for natural and black for safe synthetic.
Smell and appearance:
It is a fairly non-descript colour, a creamy white. Not very special. But it does show they haven't added dyes or similar to make it something it's not. The smell is really pleasant and subtle, just a hint of sweet orange. I'm guessing this comes from the tangerine oil in there.
How to use and my opinion:
Just rub a finger on it and rub on your lips. Easy peasy.
My opinion? A really wonderful lipbalm. It is hard, much harder than Honey Trap which is very soft. But if you keep it in a pocket (preferably one nearer to your body heat, like a trouser pocket) or even just hold it in your hand for a few minutes it will soften quite quickly.
I'm a lush addict - the store in Nottingham can be smelt streets away, and on the odd occasion when I have a bit of spare cash with which to treat myself, its one of the shops I often visit.
With winter coming soon, I know that any time soon my lips will begin to dry out and crack, so it was time to get stocked up with some new Lip Balm! What more excuse than that could I need to go and spend a little bit of money in Lush ?
**A Little About Lush**
Well, to be honest, I don't need to make any excuses - if you're a Lush fan already, you'll already know about Lush's great ethics - for those not familiar with Lush products, the copmpany were founded in 1994
selling handmade cosmetics made from all natural ingredients with no animal testing.
They have a whole range of products - shampoo, hair dye, shower gel, bubble bars and more, but essentially all you need to know is that the products are not tested on animals, are natural, and they use minimal packaging. Three cheers for green cosmetics and guilt free shopping.
** Back to the Balm**
I'd already tried on of Lush's other lip balms, Honey Trap - in fact, I'd been using it for the past three years ! It was about time I had a change, so instead of buying my usual, I had a look around at the various offerings, and selected 'Lip Service'
Well, it comes packaged in a little 10g tin, and upon opening it, the balm is a light white colour , and quite solid in the tin (especially on a cold day!). I just apply this with my finger - I scoop a little out of the tin on my finger, and gently rub it across my lips. Instantly it moisturised them and makes an instant difference to any dryness there, and leaves my lips feeling very soothed.
Now, it wouldn't be a lush product if it didn't have a fantastic smell to it - this contains amongst other things cocoa butter and tangerine oil, and it does have a fantastic slight citrus smell to it, as well as something lightly floral.
I find that when I applied this, provided that I didn't lick it off (which is quite hard to resist as it has a subtle sweet flavour to it that I really like) it would generally stay in put pretty well . Its also usable on other areas too - I've been using in on my elbows very sparingly as a bit of an experiment, and I must say it really has softened them up wonderfully.
However, I doubt I'll be continueing to use this on my elbows as it's not the cheapest product around, at over 4 quid a pot . The pot itself, a little tin, is a bit of a pain in the bum too , with the lid being quite hard to get on and off.
With that said, I do think this is a good product . I still think I much prefer Honey Trap on both flavour and scent, but for performance I do think this is the stronger balm - it moisturises fantastically, and keeps my lips feeling lovely and soft , which I suspect is down to the inclusion of shea butter, olive oil, and apricot kernel oil in the ingredients .
It is pricey - which is one of the biggest downsides of Lush products, but it works wonderfully .
Lip Service is one of Lush's oldest products, a fondly-loved favourite amongst customers and I can see why it's stuck around. If you suffer from cracked lips, especially in colder months, you can't go far wrong with a smear of this once or twice a day. It's got a nice shea-type scent which is fairly subtle and doesn't feel too thick or gooey on your lips, it just leaves them feeling nice and moist and any cracking or peeling should heal over with regular use. It expires after around a year which I found is just long enough to use up the whole tin, so it's fairly good value for money too! It's a great 'starter' lip balm but if you wanted a more 'zingy' scent I would recommend Honey Trap and Let Them Eat Cake (the latter sadly only found at Christmas!) which are lovely scents and also not too oily or cloying. Thoroughly recommend Lip Service!
Having jars of lip balm in every sports bag, social bag and every day bag that I pocess seems to be pretty standard for me, I reckon I have at least three of these Lush Lip Service jars on the go at the moment as it is one of my favourites alongside the Soap and Glory range.
Thisl lip balm from Lush is nice and thick with a good consistency that combines cocoa butter, beeswax and shea butter and this combination gives t an excellent moisturising effect on your lips. It also lasts a long time which means that you get a lot of applications out of the small tin that it comes in. It has a subtle citrus smell to it which is very pleasant and not so strong that you are tasting it for the rest of the day. Instead it prevents your lips from chapping and keeps them smooth feeling even on the coldest of winter days.
The tin lid can be a bit of a pain and one did come off while in my bag once, since then I keep them in a small freezer bag that clips shut just in case it happens again and to ensure there is not lip balm all over my stuff.
Like I have said in my past reviews, I suffer from dry chapped lips especially in winter. I tend to go between using two lip balms as they tend to stop working after a few weeks.
I brought this product with Honey Trap also made by Lush along side this product so I can use the two on a rotation basis. I was really pleased with Honey Trap. But I was more pleased with this product as it seemed to be the equivalent of a hair conditioner for my lips.
This product made my lips very soft with the first application, I loved the taste of the lip balm but I felt it gave my lips a lovely glossy look. I felt I didn't need to use lip gloss as my lip balm did it for me, which was very nice.
The product comes in a very neat and tidy metallic tin, it is really handy for the handbag & pocket. Overall an amazing product for dry chapped & sore lips.
My lips were in desperate need of some T.L.C. especially after the recent cold snap and the central heating being on to the max. Whilst on a recent visit to Lush I saw that they did a range of lip balms. I decided to pick up on that was called 'Lip service" as this is exactly what my lips needed. It was described as leaves lips feeling soft and silky.
The lip balm is packaged in a very nice silver pot. When you first open the balm you get a lovely waft of the balm. This balm contains cocoa butter which is well known for its moisturising properties. It also contains tangerine,apricot and lemon oils.
The balm is a lovely consistancy and is easily applied to the lips. It is of quite a hard consistancy not soft as some are. I found it was not too heavy as some balms are but it felt nice and light. It was not too sticky like some others that I have used. After using the balm for a little under a week I have noticed an improvement in the feel and appearance of my lips. They felt moisturised and were not as flaky as they had been. They felt nice and silky to the touch. Also with the balm you have the added bonus of the lovely fragance. I did not find that had to apply the balm too regularly as it seemed to stay on my lips for quite a long time. As an added side effect it also gave a nice sheen to my lips.
There are other lip balms available from Lush so there is something for everyone to try. They cost just over 4 pounds for a pot.
I have owned my pot of lip service ever since it was released so it is well past it's sell by date now!
I don't use this very often as I find it a bit sticky and heavy on my lips.
Lush say you can use it on other areas where there is dry skin but I have never been tempted to do this for fear of leaving a greasy trail wherever I go.
This gets most use in the winter when I have a cold, my lips chap really easily when I have a cold so I smear this all over and it seems to protect them and stop them from splitting every five minutes.
It smells a bit like oranges but mostly you can just smell the cocoa butter in this - well you can in mine but maybe this is because it is just so old!
I really do prefer the other Lush lip balms so when I have finished this I won't buy it again as in my opinion Vaseline does a much better job of intensively conditioning the lips.
Leave's lips feeling soft and silky /