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Brand: Nivea / Type: Lip Balm / Suitable for: Lip / UV Protection Factor: SPF 30 / What it does: Protects, regenerates,

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      10.09.2013 16:11
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      sun protection with sunflower extract

      I must have at least 30 different lip balms dotted around the house, I'm always using some sort of lip balm on my lips and so they do all get used. One thing that they all have in common though is the lack of SPF. Most of my lip balms don't have any SPF in, a few do have SPF 15, but this isn't much for a very hot summer holiday, especially when I will have a higher factor on my face and body - and so why wouldn't I want I higher factor on my lips as well. Well the answer is that I do, and so I picked up this Nivea Sun Protect Lip Balm from Boots along with my other holiday essentials.

      The Nivea Sun Protect Lip Balm has a SPF of 30. According to the packaging; as well as having an SPF of 30, the lip balm has both UVA and UVB protection, is waterproof, non-greasy, doesn't leave a white residue, and contains sunflower extract. I paid £3.29 for this in Boots, it wasn't on offer at all, this was the full retail price.

      The Nivea Sun Protect Lip Balm does go on clear, but if you apply too much of it then it does leave a slightly white residue behind. It also tends to leave a greasy film behind if you apply too much of it . Providing you just apply a small amount then does go on just like any other normal clear lip balm. It's a stick type lip balm, like a chapstick, and the packaging is a sunny bright yellow - I guess to reflect the sunflower extract it contains. The lip balm itself is colourless. The lip balm has a very subtle 'lip balmy' type fragrance, which is only really evident in the tube, and doesn't transfer to your lips at all. Like most lip balms this does melt and go a little gloopy in the heat, I found that by popping it in the fridge overnight that this would firm it back up.

      I did quite like this lip balm as it has the high SPF, and so I didn't need to worry that I would end up with sunburned lips. It feels a very moisturising and protecting lip balm when it's actually on my lips. It feels like it's leaving a protective layer on my lips to protect them from the sun and the wind etc. Providing I don't use too much of it then it doesn't feel heavy at all, it feels very lightweight on my lips. It goes on with a very natural looking sheen, again providing I don't use too much. This leaves my lips very soft and supple, and in perfect condition.

      I would recommend this lip balm, and I'd probably buy it again. I would advise not too apply too much of it though to avoid the greasy feel and the white residue. A small amount of this works perfectly.

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      19.08.2013 14:22
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      I prefer this one to the cheaper versions which claim to do the same.........

      Nivea Lip Balm is an item I have been using for a couple of years. Occasionally I can manage to pick one up for £1.99 if it's on offer. There are a few different sorts of Nivea Lip Balms out there but the one I prefer to use for myself is the one which has SPF30 and is called Sun Protect. I think it's just as important to look after the skin on your lips as it is on the rest of the body, and more often than not, they can get easily neglected.

      This balm comes in a plastic twist up container which is attached to a card with plastic over the top. It can be difficult to remove from the packaging and I usually have to take a pair of scissors to it. Once out, it works really well in moisturising and protecting the skin on my lips.

      It has a very light smell which reminds me of sweet vanilla cakes and it feels like it smoothes out my lips in an instant. It protects them from the sun and wind and it helps to heal lips that are already cracked and damaged. Any cracks soon heal up will and feel better after this has been applied for a couple of hours only.

      The stick lasts a long time, about a couple of months with daily usage. It feels quite thick and sticky to begin with but you soon become used to it and it tastes nice whenever I lick my lips.

      There has been some improvement in the smoothness and texture of my lips since using this balm and it heals them up very quickly if they are chapped or cracked. It has no colour and I would guess could be used by both sexes because it's pretty much transparent. I don't use lipstick but I would think that it could also be worn with lipstick if you wanted to. It's worth the price and the effort of finding this balm and I rate it highly.

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      12.08.2013 10:49
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      Great protection for your lips

      I use this lip balm during the summer as it has a SPF of 30 and my lips tend to get dry and crack when it is warm. I do like Nivea sun products as I find that they all work well and suit my skin.

      It is currently on sale for £1.50 from Tesco which is quite cheap as it is usually over £2 at other supermarkets and is £3.29 at Boots. The tube is a pretty yellow colour with a white lid and is in a plastic sleeve which is attached to a card with the usual Nivea logo, ingredients and how to use it.

      The balm twists up in the normal way like a lipstick. I find it is best not to have too much of the actual balm exposed when you use it as the pressure of using it can sometimes snap it off. I would describe the smell as a sort of sweet vanilla smell which is very pleasant and I would say is suitable for both sexes. If you lick your lips you can definitely taste it but it is not very strong and not unpleasant.

      The actual balm itself is white and does leave a slightly white tinge to your lips and you can definitely feel it on your lips, but as I only tend to use this when I am sunbathing I don't mind this. I would think that if you kept applying numerous layers you would get more of a white layer but I never feel as though I need to keep applying and find that I will use it in the morning and then reapply after lunch. My lips do feel quite soft when I apply this balm and I do feel that they are protected. I do suffer from cold sores when my lips are exposed to the sun but find that by using this I don't get them so it must be doing a good job of preventing the sun actually getting to my lips.

      Since I have been using this lip balm I can say that my lips have not cracked or blistered and feel soft. I think there is definitely a difference in them by using this balm with such a high SPF factor which makes it stand out from an ordinary lip balm which doesn't give you any protection against the sun. I think that a lot of people regularly apply sun cream to their body but maybe forget about their lips. I would definitely recommend this balm as it really does protect my lips from the sun.

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      05.08.2013 15:56
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      Not the best lip balm but keeps lips protected from the sun.

      I have had this lip balm for around a month now and I have been using it almost everyday since to protect my lips from the sun, as recently it has been beautiful weather where I live. I bought it whilst in tesco, mainly because it was reduced to just a pound and also because I like to keep my skin protected and I didn't have a sun care product that was suitable to use on my lips.

      The retail price for this lip balm is around £3.20 which at first I thought was quite pricy for a lip balm however I think that it is worth even the full price because it gives peace of mind that all of my skin is protected. It is quite good value too and I have quite a bit left even after a month of using it most days.

      The lip balm tube came attached to a piece of cardboard which felt like a bit of a waste of packaging, though obviously I'm not going to rate it down just because of this. What I like the most about the packaging is that the lid clicks on to the lip balm tube securely so I don't worry it will come off in my bag. I took it out and about with me the weekend before last as I went to a carnival and as it was thirty degrees I was worried it would melt, but luckily it didn't!

      It did go softer but it hardened back up soon enough. The lid is easy to pull off and the lip balm feels hard and quite waxy but when I rub it over my lips it doesn't take long for it to soften and transfer to my lips. The first time I used it it left a white residue on my lips, but once I'd rubbed them together this disappeared. Now whenever I use it I make sure not to apply too much and as long as I don't apply too much the whiteness goes away when I rub my lips together.

      After applying the lip balm, my lips always feel like they are covered in a heavy, greasy layer, so again I have to rub my lips together to make it sink in - it doesn't absorb quickly no matter how thin the layer that I apply is. The lip balm does make my lips feel a little smoother but not moisturised, in fact if anything they feel slightly dryer after I have applied it.

      They never actually look dryer or cracked or anything like that, but the lip balm certainly is not moisturising. The lip balm doesn't have any taste to it but it does have a slight smell, which isn't that nice - it is artificially sweet. Me and my fiancé share this lip balm and he hasn't really said much about it, he never complains when I tell him to put it on though and it doesn't leave mine or his lips glossy or shiny so he doesn't feel girly or embarrassed when he is using it.

      As for how effective this actually is at protecting my lips from the sun, it is hard to say. I have never had sun burn on my lips even before I began using it, and I haven't had any since. My lips do not feel any more moisturised from using it and it doesn't prevent the heat from making them feel dry, so I tend to use Vaseline after using this so that my lips don't dry out.

      Although I am not overly impressed with the lip balm I will continue using it, as it does give me peace of mind that my lips are protected from the sun. All in all I recommend this lip balm but I am going to knock two stars off because it is not moisturising enough and I always need to spend a minute or so rubbing my lips together to get rid of the whiteness and the greasy/heavy feeling.

      Three out of five stars.

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        25.07.2013 15:51
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        Recommend this product to anyone looking for SPF protection

        My lips are generally something that I neglect, especially when out in the sun. I make sure I am well covered with sun lotion yet for some reason, and I am sure I am not the only one, I forgot to protect my lips. I decided it was about time to look after my lips as well as the rest of my skin and picked this lip balm up from Boots for £3.29.

        The lip balm offers protection from UVA's and UVB's the harmful rays that the sun beems down on us with. It also contains a SPF factor of 30 which is nice and high. The lip balm also contains Sunflower extracts and Vitamin E which apparently helps protect your lips from the sun too.

        I have found this lip balm compared with the Nivea lip balms I have used in the past that don't have the SPF protection to be quite thick and you feel like you are applying a protective layer to your lips. As well as protecting your lips from the sun it does a good job at keeping your lips well hydrated and stops any chapping of my lips.

        I found that when I was playing golf in the sun my lips would regularly become sore, dry and chapped during the summer months. I believe that my lips were getting burnt in the sun. Since using this lip balm this is no longer the case so it's doing exactly the job I bought for therefore would highly recommend it.

        I have since noticed there are some cheaper alternatives to the Nivea brand which I might try in the future when this lip balm is finished.

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        03.07.2013 20:47
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        Perfect for all year round use

        I use lip balms all year round. I have to as my lips really do suffer in extremes of weather. I like to use a good quality balm and Nivea is usually one of the ranges I use a lot. I particularly like their Sun Protect Lip Balm as this has an SPF30. This stuff really works hard at both protecting my lips from the harsh summer sunshine when we had a recent trip to Florida and it's also equally as good at hydrating my lips and helping them to feel soft and smooth and more moisturised.

        I managed to pick up this lip balm from Tesco's for only 99p just before our holiday last year. It's really small and discreet and is perfect to pop into my handbag. It's in a stick format and twists up from the bottom of the small plastic tube, to reveal the pale golden coloured balm inside. This balm is thicker than a lot of other balms I have used and it is also quite greasy in consistency. I am always careful not to use very much as otherwise my lips ca be left feeling quite slimy and gloopy.

        I use this on its own, underneath or even on top of lipstick. It immediately hydrates my lips and I really do feel a difference whenever I use it in terms of moisture levels and smoothness. If I have any cracks or splits in my lips or around the corners of my mouth, where I am most prone, I find that if I apply a small amount of Sun Protect, the problem soon sorts itself out.

        This balm has wonderful healing properties and as it also contains Vitamin E, I know it is good for my skin. I can't say I notice any particular fragrance whenever I use this lip balm. It's certainly not heavily perfumed and in fact it smells fairly neutral. On the whole, it's just a perfect balm but the trick is not to use too much, otherwise you can be left feeling a bit like you have eaten a greasy chop!

        Perfect for all year round use, I think, and not just for the summer sun or holidays.

        Highly recommended.

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          20.06.2013 17:24
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          fab lip care from nivea

          I really hate my lips feeling dry, and having lots on my mind at the moment - work, just finished paying for our holiday to Barbados combined with our washing machine breaking down a few days ago I seem to have been biting my lip a lot (old habits die hard!) and so the skins been peeling quite a bit! After reading loads of good reviews on this lip balm and some semi-decent weather recently, when I saw this on sale in my local Pound Stretcher for only £1.50 I decided to give it a go!

          *Packaging*

          It comes in the usual packaging like a chapstick, in the form of a stick which has a base at the bottom which when twisted, makes the balm rise out the tube so it is able to be applied directly to the lips. Its small and discreet so can easily be transported in a handbag or clutch, or even a pocket!

          *The Lip Balm*

          The stick is transparent, and smells quite neutral so I would say it could be used for both men, women and kids as it is very versatile.

          *In Use*

          The main USP of this lip balm is that it is SPF30 so as to protect from the sun and giving long lasting moisture. I find using this a little bit greasy and thick, more so than I am used to using but I do find it coats my lips well with a mild rub over my lips once. It doesn't leave my lips greasy or shiny, so is not for any makeup purposes but really an effective lip balm.

          For my chapped lips I find the vitamin E it contains is really soothing and does actually help smooth over the cracks, leaving my lips not so sore.

          *Overall*

          I have actually had a really positive experience using this and would definitely recommend it. As it has helped somewhat repair my chapped lips and contains protection from the sun at quite a high factor I will definitely be seeking to stock up on a couple of these before we head out to the Caribbean this August as they will definitely come in handy!

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            18.06.2013 09:06
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            Nivea lip protect

            When in the sun, sunbathing or just enjoying a day out I am generally very careful to put sun tan lotion on and wear a hat but like most people I haven't really looked after my lips in the sun as properly as I could have in the past.

            Our lips are made of really thin skin and are as such, one of the areas on our bodies most sensitive to sunburn, and also one of the hardest areas to keep properly protected from the sun. In order to combat this I decided to buy a sun protect lip balm and found this one in Boots for just £3.29 which I thought was a good price so decided to try it.

            I mainly bought this because we are down at my in-laws quite a bit on the south coast and even though it is often quite cloudy down there you can still get quite burnt(well, me with my white skin and blond hair) as the sun is behind the clouds but still very powerful and I always used to come home with quite dry lips so I was a bit worried about them.

            The lip balm comes in a small stick, just like a Chapstik lip balm with a cap at the top that you just pull off to apply the lip balm. It's very easy to use and easier still to cart around with you as its so small. According to Nivea, ,"The innovative formula of NIVEA Sun Protect, enriched with Vitamin E and Sun Flower Extracts, provides effective protection from the effects of the sun and gives long lasting moisture leaving your lips smooth and protected."

            The great thing about this lip balm is that it is specifically for the sun so you get UV protection from the sun in SPF30 which is quite a high protection factor. The lip balm is quite thick and I find it a bit waxy. It does come off a bit white on my lips but I try and just apply a thin layer each time I use it and then reapply several times if I am in the direct sunlight. I really like that it has vitamin E in it too because I find this product really effective on my skin and on my lips it does a good job too. According to Nivea, vitamin E is, "one of the most effective anti-oxidants to help protect against sun induced free radicals."

            After using this lip balm in the sun my lips really do feel quite moisturised and smooth and I feel like they haven't dried out like they normally do in the sun so I think this definitely offers me good protection and one I will continue to use.

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            17.06.2013 03:40
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            An essential item for the summer weather

            =Nivea Sun Protect SPF 30 Lip Balm=

            =Holidays=
            I always notice that when I buy suntan lotion it is lip balm that never really comes to mind, but after getting a bit better organised this year, I brought the Nivea Sun SPF 30 lip balm.

            =Price and Availability=
            I brought mine from Boots I paid about £1.50 for a 4.8gram tube, it is available from most retailers and chemists.

            =Packaged=
            The lip balm came packaged on a cardboard base, but once you get to the lip balm it works just like any other lip balm with a push up mechanism, after pushing it up to far we had a couple of problems getting it back into the container, but it went down, after that we just pushed up so it was over the lid piece.

            =Waterproof=
            The lip balm is sold as waterproof, although they do recommend you reapply after swimming.

            =Sunflower=
            Included in the ingredients is sunflower extract, and this acts as a moisturisier.

            =Apply=
            This is easy to apply, if you do put too much on it gives a white layer on your lips, I have to confess, i told my daughter it had to be like that, otherwise I wouldn't got her out of the pool.

            =Additional use=
            As it is a balm, I used this on the tips of our ears, it was easy to glide on and with being a balm, i hadn't got to worry about cream dripping everywhere.


            =My Experience=
            We used the lip balm daily for the both of us, re-applying frequently, and at the end of the two weeks, we still had over half a tube left, and neither of us had cracked lips or burnt ears.

            =Would I recommend=
            i would highly recommend this balm, - it is a holiday essential.

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            05.06.2013 13:47
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            nivea sun protect lip balm

            I have always been very *sun aware*and insist my children use sun screen. I always buy a high factor sunscreen and also buy protection for lips. Last year we went to Australia and I packed several bottles of sunscreen in addition to a lip balm for each of us to use. I am not particularly brand loyal but opted for Nivea as it was on offer at the time.

            Nivea sun protect lip balm has a SPF of 30 . It comes packaged on a cardboard base that is awkward to remove . The lip balm comes in a lipstick style plastic tube with push up mechanism. It is best only to push the stick up a little way to avoid the lip balm breaking off as happened to my youngest son! I love the smell of the Nivea sun range as it reminds me of childhood summers. The lip balm has that lovely Nivea scent,so scores highly from me on this count.

            It is really easy to apply; simply rub gently over your lips ensuring you use enough to cover them well. The lip balm is enriched with vitamin E ,an effective anti- oxidant. It also has the addition of sunflower extract that acts as a moisturiser. The lip balm is waterproof although it is recommended you reapply after swimming.

            My opinion.
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            I would highly recommend this lip balm as it is easy to apply and does exactly what it promises. I really like the smell and it has no unpleasant greasy taste. It gives excellent sun protection and also left my lips feeling moisturised. I am someone who tends to suffer from cracked lips when they are exposed to the sun and I had no problems when using this sun protection. One word of warning;if you use too much of this lip balm it does leave a white film over your lips. However I was happy for my children to have white lips as I could see they had applied enough!

            It is widely available from both chemists and supermarkets. I recently paid £1.50 for a 4.8 gram tube from Tesco.

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              03.06.2013 22:19
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              A basic lip balm from Nivea, good for holidays

              Nivea Sun Protect SPF 30 Lip Balm

              This is a classic lip balm from Nivea that has been available for as long as I can remember. I have used both their blue balm and this many times over the years. I particularly like to have one of these handy when I go on holiday to keep my lips moisturised.

              The lip balm comes sealed on a piece of cardboard that has the large blue and white Nivea logo across the front. The colours are summary blue and white with bright yellow writing across the front. The lip balm boasts SPF 30 and locked in moisture for lips.

              The lip balm itself comes in a plastic tube, the Sun Protect Lip Balm is yellow in colour with a white base. Again the Nivea logo is branded across the front along with basic product description. The top of the tube pulls off and this is about three quarters of the size of the lip balm. Once off the top exposes the balm container and you turn the white bottom to expose the stick itself out of the top ready for application. To keep the balm clean and fresh the lid clicks back into place and stays securely on the tube, most of the time... I find that once I have used this for a while it can come a bit loose.

              The Sun Protect Lip Balm contains Vitamin E and sun flower extracts and SPF 30, which is said to give protection from the damaging effects of sunlight and UV rays and gives long lasting moisture leaving you with smooth and protected lips.

              The balm is a pearly/frosted white colour and there is 5.5 ml of product in the little stick itself. The balm is a solidified formula that is designed to withstand the heat, so you don't come to use it and it just pours out of the tube! To use this you simply rub it over your lips until you feel it has coated them fully. The balm glides over smoothly and releases enough moisture to make your lips feel nourished.

              You are meant to use this daily and when I have one of these in my bag I use it consistently. I find that it moisturises well but doesn't last long as it not a wet lip balm. The balm glides on well as it has a bit of a greasy texture to it, but I find myself removing it easily and hence the frequent applications. As far as I know it protects my lips well and I have never suffered from burnt or chapped lips when using it, so I would agree that it is definitely beneficial.

              A tube of this Nivea lip balm currently costs £3.29, which I find a bit overpriced for a very basic lip balm, it protects from the sun but you don't get a lot more out of it in my opinion, so overall I will give it 5 stars. Available in most supermarkets and pharmacies.

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              23.05.2013 14:45
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              great product

              I bought this product last year before I headed off abroad. I went in August and we went to Greece so I knew that it would be really hot.

              I usually forget about my lips and after a few nasty experiences in previous years I was determined to go well prepared this year.

              The weather where we were going was really hot and I always remember sun cream but my lips have burnt in the past which can be painful, even If they don't burn they still get really dry and cracked so I wanted a product that would help with both of these.

              I saw this in superdrug and thought it looked good as it was a well known brand and claimed to keep lips in good condition whilst also providing an spf of 30. The lip balm was £3 which I didn't think was bad considering you can pay nearly that much for a basic lip balm.

              The lip balm comes in a cardboard packet and the packaging says that the lip balm has vitamin E in it and also an antioxidant. When I used the lip balm abroad it was great I applied it every couple of hours and it prevented my lips from drying out and it also made sure that they did not get burnt.

              The fact that the lip balm was in a stick made it really easy to apply and meant that due to its compact size I was able to keep it with me at all times and carry it in my pocket.

              I would recommend this to people travelling abroad. My daughter also used it which she didn't complain about (she is 6) and doesn't always like putting sun products on but she did this without any fuss.

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                23.05.2013 14:13
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                Another nice product from Nivea, something I feel I'll use everyday abroad!

                DESCRIPTION

                As most beauty reviewers on here I'm also one of those people that is forever buying lip balms even though I have loads. I also seem to lose them and can never find them in my handbag and because they're usually so cheap I'm always trying different balms. I saw this balm whilst I was buying unrelated items in Wilkinsons and it was on offer, I originally purchased it to go with the toiletries I'm trying to get for good prices ready for my holiday in August but we recently had a very sunny Bank Holiday and so I got chance to actually try the product out. The product claims to protect the lips immediately against UV rays and it includes SPF 30. The product also contains Vitamin E and sun flower extracts, because of this it also claims to provide moisture to the lips and make them smooth. I've always been a fan of Nivea and so I was excited to try this balm.

                PACKAGING

                The packaging is typical of a standard lip balm product coming in a small plastic tube. The base of this Nivea sun protect balm is white plastic whilst the lid is a bright yellow as opposed to their usual navy blue, this I assume is to indicate this product is for use in the sun. On the front of the packaging it says the product name and also that the product contains SPF 30 and is waterproof. On the back we can see manufacturer details, a website address and the fact that the product contains 4.8g of balm. The lid clicks sturdily onto the base of the product and to remove you simply pull away, twisting the base of the product reveals the solid creamy pale yellow coloured stick of balm. Originally the product is also wrapped in clear plastic and a cardboard backing with extra product details.

                PRICE

                I purchased mine for £1 in Wilkinson's and I think the product is still on offer in there. The product is currently £3.29 in Boots and so I would urge you to shop around before purchasing.

                PERFORMANCE

                Overall I feel this product did very well. My lips always seem to burn easily in the sun and I always forget to apply or buy a proper SPF balm of sorts and so I end up having to put sun cream on my lips which doesn't always work because sun cream isn't really designed for that and it doesn't sink into the lips therefore only protecting them for a while.

                On application this product feels moisturising it is slightly greasy but nothing that causes problems, the product does not sink into cracks in the lips and applies very evenly. Another thing I like is that the product does not change the tone of your lips, even with the pale yellow colour of the balm your lips remain their natural colour when applied. My lips feels smooth after application and it's a product that is very light making you forget you have even applied it.

                In terms of sun protection I wore this on a considerably hot bank holiday (for Britain!) I think it reached 21 degrees where I was and my lips felt comfortable in the sun all day and remained moisturised, I did have to reapply the product once or twice, especially if I had been drinking but I definitely felt as though my lips were protected from the sun and had no irritation or burning of the lips after a whole day outside.

                STAYING POWER

                I think it scores pretty well on staying power, not the best but I've had balms that I've felt the need to apply more often than this one, I would say 4 out of 5 in terms of staying power.

                OVERALL

                Overall I really like this product and will definitely be taking it on holiday with me and I'll be using it at home if the sunshine ever comes back! My only qualm about the product is the price when it's not on offer, I'm not quite sure whether I could justify paying over £3 for a product like this and so I would certainly look for places where it is on offer.

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                11.05.2013 09:16
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                I won't be replacing mine when it's gone.

                I had great service out of a Boots sun protection lip balm, which had a fantastic vanilla flavour I absolutely adored, but sadly when I used it all up, I couldn't find it, I think it may be discontinued. I then spotted this Nivea one - looking almost identical, the same colour, the same features ... bingo!

                It was wrapped in a tight clear plastic film for protection, which I appreciated, and the film was very easily removed with an easy-to-tear perforation all the way along the side. Once you're in through the plastic and remove the yellow cap, it's a familiar set up, working like any other lip balm or lipstick, twisting the bottom of the stick to get the balm itself to appear at the top so you can apply it.

                The balm contains 4.8g or 5.5ml which doesn't sound a lot but it's the standard size of a lip balm/lipstick.

                The balm itself is a yellow/creamy colour, but the big problem for me is the smell. It smells quite strange - scented somehow. This is carried through to the taste once you apply it. Obviously the idea is not to eat the stuff from your lips, but you can definitely taste it. That taste, to me, has more than a hint of fragrance about it - therefore, pretty unpleasant.

                Once you've applied it, turn the bottom again in the opposite direction to tuck the lip balm back into its casing, and pop the lid back on, with a nice comforting secure 'click'.

                The benefits of the product I don't have any cause tp doubt or deny. It has an SPF rating of 30, which is ideal for lips in my opinion. When you apply it, it does immediately moisturise your lips too, although the length of that benefit is questionable - sometimes I felt like I was reapplying almost constantly. Although there was no detrimental effects of doing so. I guess that's related to how hot you are at any time, whether you've had a drink or ice-cream ... all these things will affect that, and there is no carriage in the stick, so its not a fault of the product, and it's hardly a problem to spend 5 seconds re-applying.

                All in all I must admit that my perception of this product is probably unfairly clouded by the fact I was (and am) comparing to an all-time favourite purchase of mine, and simultaneously resentful of my local Boots for stopping stocking it! None of which is Nivea's fault!! Being objective, I would say this is a good, handy product that you can trust to do its job. I'm not a fan of the 'fragrancy' flavour, but that may not be as offensive to everyone as to me. I won't be replacing like-for-ike but I won't be throwing it away either.

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                07.03.2013 12:21
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                Very effective and not too girly

                I bought this Nivia Sun Protect lip balm prior to a recent snowboard trip to Austria. From previous experience I have discovered that it is incredibly easy to burn your lips ona sunny day in the mountains. The sun reflects off the snow and causes your lips to crack and blister. I've had slightly cracked lips before from this, but have seen friends with horrible blisters that look incredibly painful. This year I decided it's best to be careful and invested in some lip protection.

                ===Application===

                The lip balm is supplied in a small tube with a cap which is pulled off to reveal the stick of the product. The product is smeared onto the lips in a similar way to applying lipstick and has twist to extend mechanicam which lets you wind out the product gradually from the tube as it gets used up.

                ===The lip Balm===

                I've only used this in the snow and it has remained very solid, unlike some other products I have used. This makes it harder to break a segment off the top resulting in it lasting longer. It doesn't really have any taste or smell which personally I like as I don't particulary require a girly flavour or scent. being harder than most lip balms it also feels less greasy when applied which I like. It can leave your lips a little white which could be considered a downside however it doesn't bother me as i't not too important how your lips look when snowboarding. The cap fits tightly which means it doesn't fall off and makes it harder to loose.

                The pack is a simmple golden yellow colour which I think emphasises the fact that it is aimed at being a lip balm for sun protection as opposed to a scented balm for everyday use.

                ===Sun Protection===

                The lip balm is SPF 30 which is among the higher protection strengths for a lip balm. Most other brands I have seen offer SPF 15, so this is a definite quality over others. When using the lip balm I haven't suffered from any burn to my lips so can say it seems very effective. I haven't even noticed any chaffing which has happened every time I have been in the snow without using a product.

                ===Price===

                I bought this from Superdrug for around £3.30, which is on the more expensive end of the scale, however due to offering a higher SPF than other brands is an amount I am happy to pay.

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              • Product Details

                Lip / Lip Balm