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I first tried this product last year and have been using it ever since. Not only does it sort my cracked lips out but also leaves a nice glossy look. The cocoa butter formula is reasonably priced and can come in a cherry or dark chocolate and peppermint. I don't feel I need to wear lipstick any more because this product really makes my lips feel and look good. Some lip products can taste funny if they accidentally move into your mouth, this is not the case for this product where the product is quite tasteless! I always get compliments when wearing the dark chocolate and pepermint due to the lovely smell. However, the only disadvantage experienced with this product was not the product itself but with the packaging. The plastic on the side of the product had broken and slit and consequently every time you squeeze the product to get the gloss out the gloss would fall from the slit causing it to go all over your hands and lose a lot of the product at the same time. This was annoying as the product as you could imagine was quite sticky. Nevertheless this only occurred once therefore I would definitely recommend this product.
I've got a million lap balms, butters, and glosses, and I'm a huge Palmer's Cocoa Butter fan, so it probably comes as no surprise that I'm a fan of the Palmers Cocoa Butter Lip Butter.
Palmers Cocoa Butter Lip Butter comes in a tube, a bit like a tube of Carmex lip balm. And the consistency of the lip butter is kind of half way between a lip balm and a lip gloss. I find it to be ever so slightly on the greasy side, and so I don't use too much of it otherwise it looks a bit like an oil slick on my lips. The lip butter is quick and easy to use, I just squeeze a small amount of the lip butter out of the end of the tube onto the slanted applicator and then apply to my lips. I do only use a very small amount of the lip butter, as just a very small amount leaves my lips with a very subtle and natural hint of gloss. This leaves a very natural and subtle glossy sheen rather than an artificial shine on my lips.
This feels really moisturising and nourishing on my lips, my lips feel really soft and smooth after using this. This is perfect to use year round, and it's especially soothing on dry, chapped or cracked lips. This really does feel like it's leaving a protective coating on my lips, and it really does feel like a very indulgent lip butter. The lip butter contains a special formulation of Palmer's pure Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E and Petrolatum.
I absolutely love the fragrance of this lip butter, it smells absolutely delicious, divine, gorgeous, good enough to eat, etc. I could go on and on, but you get the picture! It has the typical Palmer's Cocoa Butter undertones, and then it also seems to have the most divine sweet vanilla fragrance to it as well. The fragrance isn't too sickly sweet though, and I find that the gorgeous scent lingers on my lips for a little while after applying it.
It's really reasonably priced, and I like the tube applicator which is handy for using on the go as it means not having to dip my fingers into a lip balm pot. I've always got a tube of two of this lurking in my handbags or on my dressing table. It's definitely one of my favourite lip balm products.
Palmers is quite an expensive brand on the whole, though their lip glosses are at the more affordable end of the market. When I look for a lip gloss, I look for a good smell, a price below three pounds and a gloss which stays on the lips for several hours. Vaseline is my usual saviour and occasionally Lipsalve. Palmer's is worth considering as a back up option though.
The main advantage it has over Vaseline is the smell. The cocoa and cherry are very appealing without being too overpowering and they have a pleasant taste on the lips too. I would have liked the cherry to cut through more vigour though. The scent seems to subside after it has been on the lips for more than half an hour and you need to resist licking it off.
It does deliver a lovely gloss and the moisture levels are not too bad, but I find the gloss does not as long as Vaseline, which means more applications are needed. You also have to squeeze the gloss out of a tube, which seems kind of backward to me. I prefer sticks or tubs, where you can apply quickly and readily. While there is control over how much you squeeze out, the tube just does not appeal as much as a stick for me.
The packaging itself is sturdy and it would slide neatly into a pocket or handbag, so thumbs up there. The price tag, at under the five pound mark is fair, but I reckon Vaseline wins again here in the price stakes. Maybe a nice treat for a relative as a gift, but for sheer gloss and longevity stick with Vaseline. This only wins in the scent department.
:: Introduction ::
I bought Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Dark Chocolate & Cherry Lip Butter before going on holiday to Mauritius. What I wanted was a light lip butter for the summer when my lips tend to dry and become chapped due to dehydration and sun exposure. I continued using it when I came back to Europe for Christmas to hydrated and condition my dry and chapped lips.
:: The packaging ::
The packaging is fun and immediately grabs your attention, though I do think the additional packaging is a waste. This little tube has a screw-on lid and is unlikely to get damaged or spoilt.
:: Appearance and application::
The 10g tube is white and the butter is dispensed through a slanted spout, you press the tube and apply so there's no waste or spillage. The consistency of the clear gel-like substance is thick but it melts on the lips easily. The chocolate aroma with a hint of cherry is delicious and you can smell it long after you put it on.
:: Product claims ::
- Soften and soothes dry, chapped lips
- Adds a subtle gloss
:: Results ::
- Soften and soothes dry, chapped lips 1 / 5
My main gripe with the lip butter is that it isn't moisturising at all. While wearing it, my lips started to crack and even when I applied more and more often, it didn't soothe or soften them. The clear cocoa nut oil seems to sink in too quickly so all is left is the gloss that just doesn't give enough hydration.
- Adds a subtle gloss 5 / 5
The gloss effect is great. I would say, this lip butter is more like a lip gloss and because it's oil based, the gloss is even longer-lasting. It's also great as a lipstick undercoat or top coat.
:: Conclusion ::
I'm disappointed that Palmer's have made such a poor lip butter when most of their other products I've tried are excellent. If you want a nice, glossy butter that's light and isn't particularly protective there are many cheaper products out there. Despite its claims, it does nothing to chapped lips, so overall not recommended.
:: Price / where to buy ::
Available at chemists for £2.19 but at 99p a pop Vaseline would be a better buy!
Thanks for reading.
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Soften and smooth dry, chapped lips