In the last few weeks we have had some serious alterations done in our apartment in the form of three new sliding doors that open up onto our terrace. The amount of dust caused by removing wall etc has been truly enormous. If you can remember the scene in "The Scorpion King" when the desert rises up and buries them all you would not be far wrong.
With all the dust and cement and just all the upheaval I've found that I've ended up with really dry and cracked lips. They looked and felt like they had had a hard time. That was until I remembered that I had an almost new tin of "None of Your Beeswax" Lip Balm by Lush. I normally wear a lip balm with a high SPF as I have some sun damage on my lips and I had put this to one side.
Lush, like to keep their packaging to the absolute minimum and this comes in a little shiny round tin with a bright green label and a short description, "Coconut oil balm for supple, lemony smackers."
On the reverse of the 8g tin are the ingredients which contain lots of soothing and moisturising oils I do like to know about ingredients and lots of information is available on the Lush website, www.lush.com along with how they select their ingredients in a sustainable manner and do not test their products on animals.
Could it do the trick?
Once you have unscrewed the lid you can smell a scent which to me is just like a lemon chocolate cream in a box of chocolates! The balm is a honey colour and doesn't look very appealing but the texture, is soft and spreadable even in this cold weather. It smooths easily across my lips and does not drag like many stick lip balms. There is a tiny bit of graininess maybe because it has such a high quantity of Shea butter.
The scent is lovely and the effect for me is instantly soothing. It does not leave my lips sticky and gives them a nice sheen. The butters, Shea, Murumuru and Cupuaca (how exotic they sound!) along with extra virgin coconut oil are emollients, moisturising and nourishing the lips. The scent is provided by vanilla extract, lemon and mandarin oil. The whole is a delightful balm which is suitable for vegans as it doesn't contain any beeswax!
Yes it did work and extremely well too. I am now using it two or three times a day and have happy, soft lips. Only a tiny amount is needed from my little tin which is just as well as 10g costs 5.75 pounds on the Lush website. My tin was a gift and if only it had a high SPF factor in it I would use it all year. As it is I will enjoy my gift through the winter as well as my new windows.
None of your Beeswax is a Vegan lip balm from Lush. It comes presented in a handy sized tin with 10g of balm and costs £5.75. This may seem a little pricey for a lip balm but all of the lip balms from Lush are 100% natural and free from animal testing. I am not Vegan myself but I went through a phase of collecting all of the Lush lip balms so I just had to have this one too! Extra virgin coconut oil and shea butter are the base for this lip balm, in place of Beeswax which is the base for most lip balms. It's nice to have a Vegan lip balm though as some of my friends struggle to find Vegan health and beauty products.
The lip balm has a lovely citrus scent to it. It smells lovely and quite uplifting too. The balm does feel different as opposed to "normal" Beeswax lip balms. I would say that it doesn't go on as smoothly as my wax lip balms and it can feel a little gritty every so often. However this effect isn't long lasting and the little pieces of "grit" soon melt onto your lips, moisturising your lips as they dissolve. This balm is lovely and soothing and it's great for dry lips as it sits in the cracks, healing them as well as providing a protective layer from harsh weather and air conditioning.
The balm lasts ages as the tiniest amount goes the longest way, as with most Lush products. The balm sometimes hardens in cold weather so make sure you keep your tin in a suitable place away from the cold. The tin also dents easily so be extra careful when throwing it into your bag!
This is a decent lip balm and I love the smell and taste of it. It really does help to soften dry lips, leaving them feeling soft and smooth without you feeling guilty about using animal based products.
Not just for Vegans!
This is my favourite Lush lip balm. It has a lovely citrus scent to it and the tin lasts ages as you only need a small amount per application. The balm is easy to use and spreads well onto the surface of the lips. The balm leaves a lovely sheen on your lips after use, almost like it's a balm and a gloss in one. The balm is lovely and moisturising and soothes dry and/ or cracked lips almost instantly. No waiting around for it to soak in.
After use my lips feel so much softer and my boyfriend says that they are much better to kiss. So pucker up if you're using this one! The lip balm isn't greasy in the slightest and leaves no residue on your lips after use. If you do need to wipe it off then it wipes off in one go, unlike the Maple Taffy lip balm.
I also use this balm around my cuticles. It moisturises them and prepares them for manicures and/ or pedicures. So this balm is quite versatile. You can spread the balm straight away from the tin. No need to warm it up before use, unlike Lip Service.
Overall this is a great lip balm. It is great to use all year round but is more suited to this time of year when the air is cold and the lips start to feel it.
A fabulous lip balm :)
Lush do some fabulous little lip balms all in different flavours. I like to treat my lips and my absolute favourite lip product is carmex which is fantastic for all lip woes but let's be honest buying a pot of carmex doesn't give you the same sense of having treated yourself that going into lush and buying one of their lip balms does.
I think I have tried out all their lip balms at one time or another and I can honestly say that they are all excellent however the one that I keep going back to time and again is the None of your beeswax one.
This little balm comes in a small 10g pot similar to vaseline and costs a whopping £4.75. Yes it is expensive but it is lovely to use and I buy these as little treats for myself and I think they are worth it because of the natural ingredients that are used in it's production. It is completely free of animal by products and not that I am personally but it is completely vegan so suitable for people who are particular about what goes in their products.
The balm is a lovely honey colour and smells very citrusy. When you apply it, it imediately soothes lips and unlike vaseline it actually contains ingredients that penetrate and nourish the lips. I also find it to be one of the longest lasting lip balms around and it doesn't just dissapear after 10 minutes but stays on my lips keeping them nice and lubricated for ages. I like to use it fter a lip scrub for maximum benefit and I find that this gives me a lovely gloss effect and it leaves them incredibly soft and plump feeling.
The ingredients list is impressive for a such a small product and it contains: Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Japan Wax, Fairtrade Shea Butter, Carnauba Wax, Cupuacu Butter, Murumuru Butter and scented oils so you can get an idea why it is on the expensive side.
I love Mind your beesax and think it is a lovely product that really does nourish my lips and not just lubricate them for 20 minutes and I love the all natural ingredients and highly recommend it.
Although I don´t tend to use this kind of product much, I make an exception for Lush, whose balms smell wonderful and are all-natural and good for the environment. The balm is quite expensive, at nearly five pounds, and it´s only a small amount, but it lasts a long time, as you only need a little on your finger to use it.
As with all Lush products, there are no artifical ingredients, and it´s got an excellent, natural fragrance - it smells of a soft, almost creamy honey and tastes similarly good on your lips, where it gives you a long-lasting mositure that´s not too greasy but seems to prevent drying of the lips and keeps moisture in.
Lush do an excellent range of these balms, and Let Them Eat Cake is another very popular one, but this is I think up with the best of them. I think it´s worth paying more for this product than other lip balms, as you get a great flavour and smell, a good range of ingredients and it also works out as quite economic, as one of these little things will last for months.
Overall, this is another great Lush product which I would recommend.
When my last lip balm ran out, I headed down to Lush (where else?) to purchase another. I'd had Whipstick last time and loved the lip balm itself, but also loved the dinky little tin it came in. The small size came in really handy for popping in my bag on a night out, and unlike the tins with body lotions in, the lip balm tins are pretty easy to open. Therefore I decided to try another lip balm from the Lush range.
Now personally, one of my pet hates is the phrase 'None of your beeswax'. It really irritates me: why can't people just say 'none of your business'? Still, I thought it was a clever name for this particular lip balm, seeing as it does not actually contain any beeswax, unlike most lip balms in the shops. None Of Your Beeswax is the vegan lip balm at Lush, and although I'm not a vegan I was intrigued to see what it was like.
NOYB can usually be found in the little bowl by the tin in Lush shops, the one full of lip balms. Mine has a black label but it according to the website it now appears to have a green one, presumably to differentiate it from Lip Service. NOYB contains carnuba wax in place of beeswax, to add to the hardness of the product, as well as japan wax, shea butter and extra virgin coconut oil to add moisture and shine, cupuacu and murumuru butters which presumably do the same thing (I've never heard of them) as well as the ingredients which give the lip balm its distinctive citrusy scent - fresh lemon infusion, mandarin oil and vanilla absolute.
I never used to like citrus scents until I started using Lush products, but now they're among my favourites - probably because Lush creates such natural, lovely and refreshing scents. NOYB is no exception. It smells of citrus with a hint of vanilla, which is especially lovely on these hot summer days (at least it was - I don't know what's happened to the weather lately!). The balm is creamy-yellow in colour and is softer than some other Lush lip balms - don't press too hard the first time you try to get some out or it will go everywhere! The balm has no SPF, which is something you might like to consider, although looking outside it seems it's practically autumn already, so not a number one concern for me.
It goes on the lips easily and softens them well, tasting rather citrusy in the process! My one slight gripe with the lip balm is that it feels a bit gritty when you apply too much, but really you only need a very tiny bit, so this shouldn't really be a problem. The lip balm lasts well on the lips too.
Since using this lip balm my lips have been really soft and smooth with hardly any dry skin even when I don't use my lip scrub. The balm is lasting well in the pot, and makes a great base for lipstick or lipgloss, although it makes lips look good on its own.
In summary this is a great little lip balm, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it whether you're a vegan or not. It costs £4.75 and is available online and in-store.
None of your beeswax lipvbalm is a vegan product from Lush, the 'all natural' cosmetics company. It costs £4.75 for a small 10g tin however I got mine from a goodie bag for spending over £20. On the whole I'm fairly glad I didn't pay for it.
The lip balm itself is perfectly fine, does its job and smells lovely but is just a bit too overpriced for me. For a lip balm to cost so close to £5 I would expect it to be unusually good or have a distinctive effect. If you don't mind paying a little extra for your staple cosmetics this is pretty good.
The small round tin is pretty standard within the lush range for their lip balms, solid perfumes and lotion samples. It's compact and lightweight with a screw lid that is generally fine however being a bit simple I managed to get mine stuck a couple of times!
The product itself has a light citrus scent that smelt a bit orange-y to me but the website assures me is a mixture of lemon, mandarin and vanilla. It's made with carnauba wax rather than beeswax which lends it its vegan status, and apparently contains murmuru butter to keep your lips soft.
After pretty solid use for about a week I haven't seen anything to put it above say a Chapstick in its lip softening capability. The scent is pleasant and it glides on smoothly if a little greasily. It's a nice enough product but nothing out of the ordinary.
All in all an effective product that does what it's supposed to, just not in a way that seems worth £4.75 to me. I'd imagine however that there are few similar products out there for vegans and for that reason it may be worth it for them.
Fresh from using my Lush Oatfix face mask I am back with a review about the Lush None of your Beeswax Lip Balm which also happened to find its way into my basket, those pesky products in that store have a magnet attached to them you see and funnily enough they always seem to find themselves jumping into my basket as I browse the shelves intending not to spend too much money.
Anyway, as well as Lush products for the bath and shower, I have in more recent times been quite a fan of the lip Balms, if anyone has ever seen the inside of my handbag they would not be surprised to see that I have two lip balms, two lip glosses and a tub of Vaseline, its like having an OCD that I am always re-applying balms or gloss to my lips because the last thing I need are chapped lips. A few of my older reviews set out exactly why for me lips are so important and much of it stems from the fact that for me the mouth is the most important features of the face because whether you are using it to talk, kiss or eat, if it looks horrid with bits of skin hanging off here and there, it isn't going to look nice to those people who have to look at you, in my opinion anyway and when you have a job like I do which involves meeting and greeting people from all walks of life, some famous and some non famous even though they think they are, looking good is important.
None of your Beeswax is a new Lush Lip Balm and I got mine from the current Lush offer of getting a free product if you spend £20 or more. None of your Beeswax is presented like all Lush Lip Balms in a small silver tin, very similar to the one Vaseline comes in and weighs the same 10g but is more expensive at £4.63. Clearly shown on this tin is a black label which has "None of your beeswax" written on it in white lettering. The small tin itself has a twist and pop lid and to it can sometimes be tricky to open particularly if you have got cold or wet hands, but the seal is quite tight which is important in products like this because it stops them from drying out.
Like all Lush Lip Balms 'None of your beeswax' smells absolutely wonderful, I'm yet to find a Lush lip Balm that I don't like the smell of and I am quite fussy about the type of lip balm that I use because I don't like cheap smelling ones. So what is in None of your Beeswax to make it smell so delightful? Firstly there is Shea Butter and Olive Oil which are known to moisturise the skin and help keep it soft and supple and both ingredients are used for their lubrication aspects. Mandarin Oil as well as being kind to the skin helps to improve its circulation. Fresh Lemon adds to the flavour to make it quite zesty if you taste it, not that you are supposed too and on the skin it helps to relieve irritations. Following on with Vanilla Absolute which gives this lip balm its main fragrant aroma without being over powering, it promotes a calming effect on the mind. The final ingredients I am going to mention is Carnauba Wax which is derived from palm trees and for this product it is the main ingredient and forms the basis of the lip balm, it has no smell but is used on cosmetics such as lipsticks and solid perfumes like the ones you can buy from Lush and the reason it is used is because it has a much higher melting point and it is used to make the product a solid rather than a liquid.
To apply this product to your lips, all you need to do is get a little bit of the balm onto your finger and the best way I have found to do this is to run my finer around the outside of the tin (after removing the lid obviously) then you rub your finger over your lips before rubbing them together to make sure you have covered them entirely. Once that has been done you should feel a slight covering of the lips but not to the extent that Vaseline gives you in that it is can often feel over greasy but this lip balm absorbs itself into the skin much quicker and leaves behind soft supple skin! The smell is quite fragrant with vanilla being the main fragrant aroma and admittedly I am not the biggest fan of vanilla smelling products, they tend to make me feel quite queasy, but this is quite subtle although evident.
After using this product for the last 4 weeks, I am still using the same 10g tin so it does last quite well and I am constantly applying it probably 5 or 6 times a day and in doing so I have noticed a difference in the softness of my lips which are now much more moisturised and I believe that is down to this product. Are there any downsides to this product? For me only the price which at £4.63 for 10g is rather a lot considering the same sized tin of Vaseline retails between £0.99p to £1.29 but having that said that, it does in my opinion smell much better, moisturise much better and absorbs itself into your lips far better and I much prefer it as a product so in that sense the pro's outweigh the cons. Not only that but you can also use these lips balms as moisturisers, I recently discovered that they work really well on really dry skin, in my case my elbows, they had become quite dry and if I am honest rather gross and because at the time I didn't have any lotion to combat the problem in the office I decided to use some of this lip balm as a replacement until I could apply something when I got home, however, being blonde I forgot and instead used the lip balm on a few more occasions to find it actually did deal with the problem and I now have soft smooth skin on my elbows, whether it was designed with this sort of problem in mind I don't know, but it works rather well.
So would I recommend this product? I absolutely would without a shadow of a doubt because it is a product that works and works well and also as someone with super sensitive skin I would also suggest trying any of their products, but I would also advise you to go onto their website and check the ingredients used, they are listed under each product so it is easy to find out.
If anyone wants to investigate Lush further to see what ingredients are used for this or any other products then you simply go to www.lush.co.uk which will give you the UK version of their website.