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Nivea are known for their protecting and moisturising skin & lip products. Not only do I swear by their hand cream, but I also have several of the Nivea Lip balms.
My favourite is the Milk & Honey lip balm. Not only does it protect my lips, leaving them feel absolutely smooth like all the others, but it also smells wonderful. It has a sweet smell that is not too over powerful or artificial.
I do like the 'Pearl Shine' product, I love the shimmer it gives on your lips. However, when your lips are really chapped and the product starts to dry up on your lips (after seeeeeeeeveral hours wear I might add!) then the shimmer only highlights the fact that your lips are dry. This is definitely a lip balm that should be worn only when your lips are lovely and moisturised.
If you do suffer from really bad lips, then the Nivea Hydra Care lip balm is for you. It's a bit of a harder texture than the others, making it feel like it's got a bit more staying power. It moisturises & repairs your lips from damage without leaving a glossy look. I like to apply this product slightly above and below my lip line to also repair the skin around your mouth which can also get damaged during really cold weather! I really like to buff this into my lips and top it up several times in the day. It definitely relieves a lot of bad lip days! This also has spf 15 in, so is great for winter & summer time to help protect your lips from further damage.
Nivea pure & natural milk and honey lip balm is a must in my handbag day to day. I have a slight lip balm addiction anyway and have owned several different ones but this I have purchased the last few times I've ran out. I can't remember how much I paid for this last time but a quick look on Boots.com shows me they sell there for £1.99.
The packaging for this lip balm is fairly standard for most lip balms on the market. The stick of balm is in a white tube which twists up and has a yellow lid with the product name on. The stick is only small but after being thrown around in my handbag and bashed about by a curious toddler I have to say there is no damage to it at all, the stick of balm is completely in tact which is the main thing.
This milk and honey lip balm is made with natural ingredients like shea butter and jojoba oil (personally never heard of this) and also honey and milk extracts as the name makes pretty obvious. It is 100% free from preservatives and the lip balm aims to give soft and healthy looking lips. For best results Nivea suggest applying daily.
The balm is yellow and appears quite waxy in consistency. However when applying to the lips it becomes very moist and soft and glides on easily. I instantly feel my lips moisturised without feeling greasy. There isn't much of a taste to the balm, there is a slight honey smell to it but not really anything else, which I prefer to flavoured lip balms that taste artificial. I apply this as part of my skin care moisturising regime but then carry it around with me. I don't feel the need to top up on this alot but I do apply a couple of times a day, to be honest this is more me loving the feel of it than because my lips need the moisture. They give my lips a nice shine too so I can wear this daily instead of lip gloss which I think can be too much during the day.
i give this lip balm 5 out of 5. Cute little stick that can go in your handbag- at hand to give your lips a moisture injection especially in the cold weather that is approaching.
When I go night fishing or day fishing in the Winter months it can become really cold at night and my lips become quite sore. I like to use a lip balm to help protect my lips from the cold. This is the latest one I am using at the moment.
It comes housed in a cardboard packaging which, the kind of tube is like any other available. The stick is easy to glide across my lips and I can feel how it soothes my lips when I apply it if they are sore.
It doesn't feel too heavy on the lips and it does feel creamy and soft, not too greasy and doesn't feel sticky for too long once it has been applied. The greasy feeling soon disappears in around 10 minutes or so, so it doesn't last for too long if you don't like a greasy feeling on your lips. I don't mind this feeling because most balms have a greasy feeling anyway.
The stick contains shea butter and natural jojoba oil, natural ingredients to help soften and soothe the lips and to protect them from the cold. 100 per cent organic ingredients it tells me on the cardboard packaging.
It does have a slight taste of lemon and honey and I can taste both these ingredients on my lips but it is a nice taste and not too strong or a nasty taste at all, it is a nice taste and one I like quite a lot. If you do like the taste of lemon and honey, this one would be a suitable one to buy and I don't think you wouldn't dislike the taste of it.
This lip balm I have found helps soothe my skin, helps them on cold winter nights and help moisturise them so they don't become dry or chapped. Nothing worse than chapped lips because they can become very painful at times and very uncomfortable.
I like to apply it to my lips every couple of hours or so because it does need to be reapplied after a couple of hours because it wears off somewhat and especially when you drink etc.
It can be popped into a pocket or bag and is good for the summer months and especially the Autumn and Winter months when the weather is biting cold or even snowing.
I have no problems with this lip balm, it only costs around £2 to buy for a 4.8g stick, good value price and worth the money. The stick does last a long time because you don't need to use a lot of it at a time. Just a very quick glide across the lips and the job is done. A good quality too.
I recommend this balm, it has been a good one for when I go night fishing and for Winter months to help protect my lips from the cold and to help just moisturise them a little more. I will buy it again because it works very well indeed.
I rate it 5 stars.
My lip balm of choice is the Body Shop Hemp lip protector, so when mine ran down to a stub a few days ago, I was in desperate need of a replacement. In this harsh weather, my poor lips take a beating and always feel dry and tight. However, the BS lip balms aren't the cheapest at £4 each and I wondered if I would get just as much benefit trying another brand. During my regular grocery trip to Asda, I managed to find this Nivea balm for a mere £1.50, which seemed most reasonable in comparison to BS.
I like my lip balms to be as natural as possible. I don't like the idea of putting chemicals on my lips, especially as there is a high possibility of the balm being swallowed at some point. The Nivea Pure and Natural range boasts 100% organic ingredients and uses lovely stuff like jojoba and shea butter to moisturise instead of nasty petroleum based ingredients. The balm also contains milk and honey extracts.
The balm is in stick form and the stick itself is a yellow colour, although the colour does not transfer to the lips. The balm feels very creamy when you put it on, much creamier than my BS balm, which was more greasy than creamy. There was a definite scent of honey to the balm, although I could not taste anything when I licked my lips. The balm left a nice gloss to the lips and felt instantly hydrating and moisturising.
My slight problem with the balm was that it did not seem to last long on the lips. My previous balm would go quite a few hours without needing reapplication, whereas this one wore off very quickly and needed topping up constantly. Once the balm had worn off my lips, my lips soon felt dry and tight again, so it seemed to offer no lasting benefit to the lip area. I find I have to top up the balm every hour or so, which means that it is wearing down very quickly indeed.
Because of this I question whether this balm is better value than my £4 BS one because it needs applying more often and will wear out a lot quicker. I did manage to get quite a few months use out of my prevous balm. Also, my usual balm does soften the lips and even after it has rubbed off, the lips stay soft. They don't with the Nivea one.
The good points about the balm are the price, the nice scent and the fact it does not contain artifical nasties. Unfortunately, it just does not measure up to its predecessor and once this tube wears out, it will be back to Body Shop for me. In short; nice for cosmetic use, but for severe lip dryness, this just isn't up to the job.
I have absolutely tons of lip balms about the place and tend to keep one per handbag as well. One of those I'm using at the moment is the Nivea Pure and Natural Milk & Honey lip balm. I seem to remember receiving this in a gift set a few months ago.
The Pure and Natural range contains no preservatives and the ingredients are grown organically. This particular balm contains shea butter and jojoba oil as well as milk extracts and honey.
I have a few Nivea lip balms and they all seemed to be packaged in a very similar way, although the colours tend to differ. This one comes in a white twist up tube with a yellow lid. It's not the most special looking thing, however, it seems sturdy and durable and despite being thrown around the inside of my handbag for months on end, none of the text has worn off and it still looks good as new.
The actual balm itself is yellow and although it looks quite solid and waxy in the tube, it glides over the lips really smoothly as it seems to melt just slightly on contact. Although it's not the strongest flavoured balm, I do think it has a lovely taste to it. It is quite sweet and there is definitely a hint of honey flavour to it. It reminds me slightly of the Burts Bees Honey lip balm, although if I had to pick between the two, this Nivea one would win in terms of taste.
Once on my lips, it does not feel heavy or sticky at all. It leaves a slight sheen on my lips and they instantly feel softer. When my lips have been chapped I've found this lip balm to provide instant comfort. It is fairly moisturising and makes my lips feel hydrated instantly. I've found the effects to last quite well, it's not a product I'm constantly re-applying throughout the day, however I do find I need to top it up after eating and drinking.
This lip balm can be picked up very cheaply - Tesco are currently selling it for just £1 or you can get it in Boots for £1.99. Each balm is 4.8g and has a 12 month shelf life from the date of opening.
Overall, I'm really pleased with this lip balm. It's moisturisng, softening and deals easily and effectively with chapped lips. I like the taste and the slight sheen it leaves on my lips and the fact it is natural is a bonus, so this gets 5 stars from me.
If you go to Home Bargains now they are selling off all these great Nivea Lip Balms for only 69p. They have a lot of Nivea stuff in there and I went looking for some of my Nivea for Men deodorant and shower gel but these were in the bargain basket at the front of the shop, alongside finger puppets and cheap Fig Rolls. We bought a few of them as me and my dear other half have a terrible tendency towards chapped lips. We do kiss a lot due to being a fairly passionate couple, and I don't think this helps, to be honest. I find that my lips tend to chap anyway quite easily and I normally use Vaseline but as I have been using a lot of the Nivea range of products lately we thought we'd give these a try. I have used this particular lip salve before I bought these from Home Bargains as I'd used them before I knew how good they are.
As I am a manly man, I don't like it to be too obvious that I am wearing a lip salve or balm as I don't want people to get the wrong impression of me. I once dallied with Men's False eyelashes but that didn't go down well, so now I steer well clear of anything too feminine. I am cycling to work these days (and back again) and I find that the air can quickly parch my lips and dry them out. However, if I apply this great lip salve beforehand, I find my lips are properly protected and not prone to dryness, so that when I do arrive back home after a hard day at work, I can pucker up and am rewarded with a great kiss from the Mrs.
Up until recently, these were in Boots for £1.99 so you can see what a bargain they are. Also, they are cruelty free and not tested on animals and have none of those dodgy parabens in them. The lip balm is stuck onto a cardboard backing and it's a bit of a bugger to get off, but once you do, it's easy to use. Just take off the cap and twist up (like a Pritt stick) and the clear balm / salve is simply spread onto your lips.
The effects are pretty much immediate. The ones we have are the milk and honey variety and the smell is pretty non-detectable. It's mild and gentle and really feels soft on your lips. It doesn't look like I am wearing a lip gloss or anything like that so I think these are suitable for both men and women.
It hydrates and protects and makes my lips feel soft!
When I realised how much I love this product I just had to suggest it to DooYoo so that I could review it.
Nivea have got a line of products called 'pure & natural'; it's a 100% free from preservatives and has no parabens, it's made by Nivea who are owned by Beiersdorf who don't test on animals .. So for me this ticks all the boxes and coudln't be a better product. It's a stick lip balm with a twist up and a snap on lid with a milk & honey scent. It is priced at £1.99 in Boots, however they always have 3 for 2 offers on; which would make it even cheaper. Now I'm not going to make out like the product works wonders; at the end of the day it's a lip balm, however it's a very good one. The scent is lovely and when applied to the lips it leaves them feeling very soft indeed.
Would I repurchase ???
Yes I would, I am slowly in the process of eliminating all products which are both tested on animals and contains parabens, so the fact this has neither is brilliant. Not only that it's from a brand you know and can trust; that being Nivea.