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Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturising Lip Balm

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Brand: Palmer's / Balm / Type: Lip Balm / Subcategory: Moisturiser / Further Category: Butter / What it does: Moisturizes, regenerates, Enricheses / Contents/Size: 4g

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      19.03.2013 13:54
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      Great product!

      Looking through my previous reviews, I was surprised none are for lipbalms, being the lip-product addict I am! This was a bit of an impulse buy but I really like cocoa butter and this was the bargain price of £1.50 in a pharmacy, considering Palmer's is a good brand, so thought I'd give it a try.

      The format of this product is a plastic tube, with a removable cap. There is a little twistable section at the top of the tube which you turn to push the lipbalm up. I much prefer this format to the type of balm in a pot, as with a tube there is no need to touch the product with your fingers, hence it's more hygienic.

      The product itself is a firm stick of cream-coloured balm, which has a lovely smell (it reminds me of white chocolate - delicious!). The texture is ideal - it's not greasy but is soft enough that a good amount is deposited when you apply it to your lips. It also contains sun protection (SPF15), which is handy.

      It claims to that it "helps prevent and protect dry, chapped, cracked or wind-burned lips". I'm not sure about the wind-burned part as I don't usually spend a lot of time exposed to high winds, but it has certainly stopped my lips from getting chapped and helped when they were dry.

      The only downside I've found is that a couple of times, pieces have kind of crumbled off the end of the balm, leaving it an uneven shape and difficult to apply. To remedy this, I sliced a little bit off the end to even it up and it was fine afterwards. I'm not sure why this happened though, as it's not something I've seen with other brands of lipbalm. For this reason, I've taken off a star.

      On the whole, I've found it to be a good, long-lasting and moisturising lipbalm which leaves my lips soft, and would be happy to buy it again for the same price.

      Thanks for reading!

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      08.08.2012 09:35
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      nice lip balm but bit heavy....may aswell buy a large tub of cocoa butter its cheaper & lasts longer

      n my quest for the optimum lip balm/lip moisturiser when I was out in my local chemist recently an impulse buy near the till was this Palmers cocoa butter lip balm. Costing only £1 it seemed a good deal! I've used Palmers Cocoa butter as a a butter and the body lotion so had a fair idea about the jist of the product so I knew a bit what to expect.

      It comes in a white tube, with the usual twist applicator at the bottom to make the stick of balm rise out the tube so it can be applied evenly to the lips. The label states it contains vitamin e so giving a soft, nourishing feeling and conditions chapped dry lips.

      Opening the lid of the body butter, it has the usual thick Cocoa-vanilla type smell as typical of palmers cocoa butter products so it smells quite yummy! It is a thick, yellowish l body butter substance in a solid form so as to stay rigid in the tube.

      Using it is easy and simple like any other lip balm and I find it leaves my lips smooth and soft. I don't particularly suffer from chapped lips but I get dry lips quite often so probably apply some kind of lip moisturiser (whichever I have to hand to me at the time!) about 10 times a day. In fairness this did prevent my lips drying out as often but really feels like I have literally just applied cocoa butter to my lips! It seems to me the exact same butter I have in my tub is on my lips and for this purpose it is slightly too greasy and a bit too heavy for me. To be more cost efficient, I could have just put a small amount in a little pot to carry around.

      Don't get me wrong theres nothing wrong with Palmers Cocoa butter lip balm it's just a bit heavy and thick to wear on my lips and I prefer something a bit lighter and less shiny lol! Nonetheless it does a great job and did soften and hydrate my lips well, so I am happy to use it until the tube is finished but I doubt i'll be buying this again :(

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        13.03.2012 21:16
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        A gorgeous lip balm which will work wonders for your lips.

        I got this lip balm a couple of months ago after reading about it on a couple of beauty blogs. Everyone gave this balm rave reviews, and I have to say I agree with them!

        The balm comes in a twist tube, which I much prefer over a pot because it's so much easier to apply, and you don't get any muck in the balm. It currently retails at £1.83 from Boots, which I think is a real bargain for the amount of product you get. It also has an SPF in it, which is great for protecting your lips, especially during harsh winters when I find the wind and cold really dries them out.

        I love the flavour of this balm. It has quite a strong scent but it is not overpowering by any means. It's just a gorgeous cocoa flavour, which is probably one of my favourites. It has quite a creamy consistency, and you can really feel it moisturising your lips. I have found that it completely stops my lips from getting dry, and you don't have to constantly re-apply which I would find annoying.

        Like I said, I have had this product for a fair few months now, and there is still loads left. I am really impressed with how long it is lasting.

        This is a good quality product which I would recommend to anyone!

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        28.02.2012 16:05
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        A lovely lip balm for dry/ chapped lips

        I received this free with a promotional pack of Palmer's body lotion.

        The lip balm comes in a 4g tube that twists up and down. You apply the lip balm via the tube which is easier compared to using one from a pot. It's much cleaner too. The lip balm smells like the body lotion of the same name which is a gorgeous sweet scent - very much like chocolate and vanilla mixed together. Some people have described it as a sickly scent but I love it and it makes me want to apply the balm even when I don't need to. It's so yummy!

        The lip balm is long lasting as you only need a small amount per application as a little goes a long way. The lip balm is very soothing and moisturising and it's great for dry chapped lips. It helps to protect your lips from the elements and it even helps to protect your lips from the sun in the summer. The lip balm tastes nice if you happen to accidently swallow some of it, which is a nice thing I suppose! The lip balm keeps well as it has a shelf life of twelve months, although it lasts a while longer.

        I would recommend this lip balm. It's also great value as i've seen it sold separately in the shops for under £2 a stick. It contains cocoa butter which is great for soothing dry skin and it contains vitamin E which is another great ingredient for soft and supple lips.

        Buy some!

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        21.02.2012 05:42
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        Not for me and I so thought I would love it!

        My lips of late have been really suffering. Not only are they dry on the outside through the general cold and wind and general elements but the insides of them are red raw and to say they are sore is an under statement. I have been using a variety of lip balms and treatments and running out I recently picked up one of these after reading a few positive reviews about it an having used Palmers products before an knowing how good they are and what superb quality too.

        The Packaging:

        The lip balm comes in a cardboard cover with the balm covered over by a see through plastic section and on the front of that card we are told that it is Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula and that it has an SPF of 15 and contains vitamin E and that it is a Moisturizing Lip Balm 'Helps prevent & protect chapped cracked or wind-burned lips' and that it has a net weight of 4g. On the back of the card other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it (and in several languages too), the ingredients are given and contact details for Palmer's are given.

        The lip balm itself is in a white plastic, sturdy tube with a white pull on/off cap to one end of it. On it, again we are told what it is and on the other side we are again given the list of ingredients used and contact details for the manufacturer.

        The Balm Itself:

        To use this there is a section of plastic on the tube you simply twist up and down and you are first off greated with a wonderful cocoa, almost vanillery fragrance which is simply really rather natural, sweet and yummy. The balm is an off white colour and rolls onto the licks rather thickly, you can smell it strongly once its on and it smoothens the lips right out and heavily moisturises them.

        I wouldn't say that this lip balm is sticky as such, it doesn't add colour to the lips either and stays fragrant for ages however for me it is a bit too thick, heavy and greasy and even if I only try to put a small smear on my lips I end up with a thick coat of it on there giving me the feeling I have been munching on a block of lard!

        Yes it does moisture the lips very well and make them feel soft and soothed however for me this just feels to heavy on me. It does stay doing its job though soothing and hydrating for a good while though as it does go on so thick however for me this is a no-no, it just makes my lips feel too gooey and heavy!

        Available in all good supermarkets and chemists etc, I got mine in Asda for £1.25.

        This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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        20.11.2011 20:47
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        Good lip balm.

        Introduction:

        Every now and then I have a browse round my local pound shop. For my continued lip care I normally buy some Blistex cream. I was in need of buying one this time but for some reason the usual Blistex stand was replaced by a stash of Palmer's Cocoa Butter Lip Balm sticks. I was quite happy with the Blistex product, so wouldn't have been looking to change, but I had run out and needed something, so bought one of these.

        Availability and cost:

        I bought this for £1 in my local pound land. I haven't seen them in there since, and a quick google search told me they normally cost more than that price. Whether they sell them in other branches of Pound shops I do not know!

        Product itself in use:

        The lip balm is in a twist up plastic stick style applicator, so is incredibly easy to use and doesn't make your fingers mucky like vaseline does. Its nice, easy and quick to apply to your lips in the appropriate thickness. It is not overly smooth and does not give a nice look, it is not glossy and shiny, more like dull and uneven. It does however give a nice feel to your lips. When you apply it to your lips it feels soothing and smooth and once it has worn off it does leave your lips stay smooth. It doesn't save for the need of exfoliating and your lips still need the old skin removing.


        Conclusion:

        This was a good product for £1. It made my lips soft and smooth and was easy to carry around in my handbag. It needed reapplying quite often though which was a bit of a pain as it certainly only felt like temporary relief.

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          14.08.2011 15:08
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          Keep your lips kissably soft

          I always like to keep some form of lip balm in my handbag just in case I'm out and about and my lips begin to feel dry. Instead of opting for my usual choice of Vaseline I decided I was going to try something different so that I wouldn't get greasy fingers from applying the balm by hand. In the end I decided to go for the Palmers cocoa butter formula moisturising lip balm.


          WHAT IS IT?

          With its promise to help prevent and protect chapped, cracked or wind burned lips and the added fact it contains SPF15 to help protect my lips in the sun I thought it was a bargain, prices for this product typically range between £1-£2 with the best prices being online.

          USING TEH LIP BALM

          Using the lip balm is easy and is just like a typical lip balm with a pop off lid and a twist mechanism to release and close the balm.

          The balm itself looks white in colour however when you apply it onto your lips it is clear and just gives your lips a nice sheen. As soon as you apply the lip gloss you will notice its gorgeous smell of the coca butter. It is quite subtle but smells lovely nonetheless.

          When you apply the gloss its moisturising qualities come into effect immediately. The balm coats your lips and you can feel that they instantly feel more hydrated without feeling greasy. I have found that the balm tends to sink into my lips and then leave a coat sitting on top which enables my lips to feel moisturised for a while after application. This then means I do not have to apply constantly throughout the day, usually I use this about twice in the day.

          Taking this into account I can say that the balm definitely does as it says on the tin in the way that it helps prevent and protect chapped and cracked lips however I have not used the product for windburns. I have used the product when it has been sunny and my lips still feel lovely and moisturised.

          All in all I think this is a great lip balm and I will definitely repurchase to store in my handbag.


          --also on ciao--

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            30.01.2011 12:11
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            A fantastic product - very highly recommended :)

            Palmers cocoa butter lip balm

            I recently went into wilkinsons and I found this lip butter, I have read good reviews of this product so I thought I would get it. I had not tried this brand so I didn't know how good their products were but I will definitely look out for other products from this brand.

            *About the product*

            It comes in a small 4g or 0.15 oz tube. It is a creamy off white colour like a lot of lip balms are. It also contains vitamin E and it has an SPF of 15 too - as your lips can get burned by the sun...no worry of that in England though!

            *Ingredients*

            Octinoxate, Oxybenzone, Dimethicone, Mineral Oil, Microcrystalline Wax, Thoebroma Cacao Seed, Butter, Tocopheryl Aceate, Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol, Coppernicia Cerifera Wax, Beta Carotene, Isopropyl Myristate.

            *My opinion of the product*

            Appearance/texture/taste/smell

            The packaging looks ok, it has all of the ingredients on the tube and it says "moisturizing lip balm", "Helps prevent and protect chapped lips". It smells quite nice, probably the cocoa butter and it has a really nice thick texture, so it does feel like it is really moisturising my lips. It smells good and it also tastes good (although I don't advise people to go around eating lip balms...not all of them taste that good).

            Application and results

            It applies really really nicely to my lips, it is really thick so it feels like it is very moisturising. It applies smoothly and evenly to my lips and the best thing about this lip balm that I have found is that it does not wipe off and absorb really quickly, so it stays on my lips for a while so I don;t have to apply loads though out the day - like a lot of other lip balms I have tried, which just wipe off or absorb quickly and still leave my lips dry.

            It leaves my lips feeling incredibly moisturised and I have not used a lip balm before that is so moisturising, this maybe due to the cocoa butter. It leaves my lips really really smooth and soft and not chapped or flaky or dry at all, which is great as my lips, especially at this time of year, tend to get really dry, so this product is just fantastic for me.

            I have also found that with some other lip balms my lips sting or tingle a bit after applying the lip balm, which does not feel nice on my lips, but that does not happen which this lip balm, it is really great!
            *Price and availability

            I bought this product from Wilkinsons for only £1.72 which is great for a lip balm as they can be a little bit expensive some times. It is well worth the money and it can also be bought from www.chemistdirect.co.uk for £1.29 and from boots for £1.83.

            Conclusions
            Good points

            *SPF 15
            *Contains some natural ingredients
            *Really really moisturising, softening and smoothing
            *Compact light weight so it is great for on the go and travelling
            *You do not need a lot of the product
            *Thick so it does not absorb quickly - so it keeps my lips moisturised for a long time (especially when compared to all of the other lip balms I have tried)
            *Very very cheap
            *Smells and tastes nice too
            *Widely available

            Bad points
            *none

            Thank you for reading my review

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              26.01.2011 12:03
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              Repairs, moisturises, soothes and protects lips

              When my baby boy was born just over three years ago, I was full term plus two weeks with him, and as a result he had incredibly dry skin. I took good care and I was very careful over what products I chose to use on his delicate skin. His dry skin soon cleared up, and since, I have always been particular over skincare products I use. In fact, I use as little as possible on his skin, as it is precious and silky soft. As he got older he has always looked for comfort from sucking on items to self soothe, and this caused him to develop a lip blister on the centre of his top lip, this is also caused from feeding. The blister on his lip isn't apparent; in fact, I don't think anyone else has noticed. The centre of his lip has a small slightly raised dry area that feels slightly hard when I run my finger over it. This has never caused him any bother, so I have left it until now, as I believed that it would clear up by itself.


              ~~Delicate little Lips~~

              However, over time the lip blister has never truly faded completely, which didn't cause me any concern, as it is hardly noticeable. I can only detect this from being in close proximity, and from running my finger over the area. Since the cold harsh weather that we have been experiencing, his lips have become dry, particularly the bottom lip which had formed dry hard flaky skin. His lips looked quite delicate, and in need of some attention. He wasn't particularly bothered though, as nothing bothers my little boy, he seems to have a high pain thresh hold, so little niggles go completely unnoticed. Although, he did have a tendency to bite his lip as he could feel the area was dry and hard. With him sucking and biting on his lip, this wasn't helping the delicate area at all, and it wasn't giving the skin chance to heal. I decided to rub some olive oil over his lips at night whilst he was sleeping, and this did help to smooth the dry skin a little, however, during the day it was impossible to keep his lips dry, as he would often gnaw on them and rub his teeth over his lip.


              ~~In Need of some Relief~~

              The weather had become colder, which continued to dry his lips. It is difficult to protect and cover a child's lips, though I did resort to using a small amount of natural moisturiser which helped somewhat, however, it didn't clear up the problem. As I was in town I went on to search for a product to help soothe sore lips, but to no avail, as I couldn't find anything that was specifically aimed for a baby or toddler. I scoured the shelves in Boots, hoping to find a lip balm that was designed especially for children, as they generally have a wide range of stock, so I was expecting to find something suitable. I was unable to locate anything specifically for children, which surprised me. I wanted something to provide relief, as the weather showed no signs of improving, and I was concerned that his lips would become even more tender and delicate.


              ~~Palmer's Cocoa Butter Lip Balm~~

              I continued on my quest, and searched through the multitude of lip products that were available. After closely inspecting each product on the shelf, I noticed the Palmers Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Lip Balm. I was familiar with this skincare brand, as I had used their body lotion during pregnancy, which I loved, as it was an effective moisturiser that had an intoxicating cocoa scent to it. I wondered if the lip balm would be suitable for children, after reading all the small print on the reverse of the packaging I was pleased to see that it stated that it was suitable for children. I was delighted, however, reluctant to purchase a tube, as I am selective over products I use, and I always opt for natural products where possible. However, I was a little desperate, as my little boy's lips were in a sorry state, so I decided to purchase a tube. I did wonder if the balm would hold the same scent as their moisturisers, and if there would be any taste to it, which left me wondering if he would be licking it off.


              ~~Contains Nourishing Properties~~

              The lip balm is secured in a plastic cover that is mounted onto a card backing which holds all the important key information. The packaging keeps the balm hygienic, and prevents it from being tampered with, or tested. It is easy to release it from the packaging, which can be recycled. The twist-up tube holds 4g of product and unlike its counterparts the slightly larger twisting mechanism features just under the cap, which makes it easier to elevate the balm. The divine heavenly scent is evident on lifting the cap as it releases that familiar cocoa butter scent. The lip balm is formulated with pure cocoa butter, which is an intensive moisturiser that smoothes, hydrates and softens skin. The balm provides a protective barrier against the elements as it features SPF15, which gives extra added protection to prevent lips from becoming dry and chapped. In addition to this it also contains Vitamin E which is a natural antioxidant that soothes and moisturises, which aids in repairing dry chapped lips.


              ~~For Little Lips~~

              The balm has a dense appearance, however, it is soft and delicate. The tube only needs a slight twist to reveal the balm, as it is fragile. I sat my excitable three year old son on my chair, wondering if I would be successful in applying the lip balm. I showed him the lip balm, which had him curious, as this was new to him. I held the lid securely in my hand as I gave the tube a slight twist, I waved it under his nose, and he was eager to get his hands on it. He wriggled about, and I had no chance of getting the tube near his lips. I then swiped a small amount of the balm onto a cotton bud, and proceeded to apply it to his lips, he was curious as he smiled and rubbed his lips together. His lips instantly looked hydrated, and the product left a healthy sheen on his lips. I was surprised that he didn't actually lick the product off as he scampered down to play.
              To Provide Moisture and Relief


              I continued to use the balm twice daily, and I had more success in applying it straight from the tube, although using a cotton bud is more preferable, as only a small amount is required for his little lips. The dry skin soon cleared up, giving impressive results. His lips were repaired and in good condition after two days of application, I was amazed and pleased with the rapid results. Now I only use the balm as and when necessary, as soon as I noticed his lips are starting to dry out, or if the weather is particularly harsh then I will apply a small layer to protect his lips from the elements. This is handy to keep in the drawer, and I have hardly made a dent in the balm. It has a good 12 month shelf life, so it will keep and provide protection over the seasons.


              ~~Self Preservation~~

              I decided to test the lip balm myself, so I could give a fair assessment, and I was interested to see what it felt like upon the lips. The balm glides over the lips with ease, and the product melts on contact with warm lips, leaving them moisturised and hydrated. The product is lightweight and it sits upon the lips, and remains there for a considerable amount of time, needing minimal applications throughout the day to keep the lips soft and smooth. It leaves a subtle sheen upon the lips that is barely visible. The smell is evident on application, and it gently lingers. Unfortunately it doesn't taste as it smells, in fact, I would advise against licking the lips, as it leaves a slightly bitter taste. The lip balm is effective, leaving lips feeling moisturised, and it offers protection against the harsh elements.


              I personally prefer to use natural products. However, as I was in need of a product to treat my sons dry lips; I opted for this lip balm as it was all that was available to me at the time. It did what was needed, and it helped to repair my son's lips in an incredibly short amount of time. This lip balm provides fast effective relief from dry, cracked, and chapped lips, whilst offering protection. The tube will last a considerable amount of time, as only a small amount is required, and it lasts upon the lips. The scent is delicious, and you will want to apply it for that alone.


              RRP £1.83

              To view the full range of Palmers products visit their website:

              uk.palmers.com

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                21.12.2010 12:14
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                Now it is the winter months I do suffer with chapped lips at times, they become quite dry too and sore if I do not use a lip balm to help protect them. I use a lot of different branded ones because I do not have a favourite and I like a change and usually choose one that I fancy buying at the time to be honest.

                This is in a small tube with a lid and it has a twist feature to reveal the balm, the balm is extremely smooth and a very soft texture, it is easy to just glide over my lips and I always usually use it just before I go outdoors on a cold day, I always carry a balm in my bag because I like to top up while out to keep my lips protected.

                This one is a nice price I usually pay around £1.25 but I bought my last one for only 90p from my local shop on offer and so a little cheaper than usual, it is such good quality and I find if I do press a little harder onto my lips it does not push back down into the tube as I have often found some other brands have tended to do at times. Not that I press hard very often but I have occasionally for some odd reason lol.

                This balm protects my lips perfectly and only a quick wipe over my lips is enough to give it that barrier protection and stop my lips from drying or becoming sore, if my lips get sore in the cold weather I tend to bite them because they irritate me and so a balm is essential for me.

                The balm does not feel all greasy on my lips, it feels really pleasant and I find this one does not have much of a taste as such, just a mild pleasant taste of vanilla I would describe it as in my opinion. This is just how I think it tastes. It is not too thick on the lips and I find it smoothes my lips perfectly and I think it is invisible to everyone else, it is not apparent I don't think on my lips after I have applied it.

                I have found this one to be of such good quality and for a well know brand that has been around for a long time it is excellent value for money too. It is perfect for both men and women in my opinion and it moisturises my lips just the way I love them to be softened.

                It contains Cocoa Butter, SPF15 and Vitamin E, and so it protects the lips from the wind and cold winter weather. Only a little is needed for it to work and my lips are perfectly protected with this one, I do prefer a lip balm with a little bit more added flavour for some reason but for me it is more of how a balm works not for the flavour as the flavour is just an added bonus in my opinion and not always essential for me but just an added ingredient.

                This one has never let me down and I highly recommend it for anyone to buy and it is available in most supermarkets and beauty shops, so it is sometimes wise to shop around or pick one up when it is cheaper as I think this one is a fabulous balm and affordable.

                I give it 5 stars.

                Thank you for reading my review.

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                  08.11.2010 19:13
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                  I purchased this lip balm from Boots a few weeks ago where it cost me about £1.80 (which gives 4 points on the advantage card).
                  The reason I bought this is because it is winter now, and I always get dry, chapped, flaky lips in cold weather. As soon as I heard there might be snow on its way, I rushed out and bought some new lip balms. OK, I might not have been that dramatic but I did buy this lip balm because I wanted to make sure I don't get dry lips this winter.

                  I have tried some other things from Palmer's Cocoa Butter range, and although it was a good while ago that I tried anything from it now, I do rememember really loving the products. The one main thing that I love about the whole range is the way everything smells. There is a clue in the name of the product; everything in this range smells like, yeah you guessed it, cocoa butter. Yum, delicious!

                  When I bought this I had high expectations of what it would be like after how much I'd loved the range's other products. I was excited to try it out, my only concern was that the smell would be so delicious and I might end up biting my lips because they smelled so good!

                  Now I bought this to prevent my lips from drying out and they weren't dry, chapped or flaky when I bought it. I have been using it for the last few weeks, and the weather has changed a lot since then, and the weather is now really freezing and normally in this kind of weather my lips would be dry, chapped and flaky. But they aren't, in fact they smell delicious, they look healthy and moisturised and I don't think they will start to dry out at all.

                  I am a really happy customer and think this is a great product. I would definitely recommend it. I have taken one star off, however, because at £1.79 this is a bit more expensive than most lip balms out there.

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                    Effective but problems with packaging

                    I purchased this lip balm at a time when I had lost my other one. I found it in the end and now have about 5 lip balms which are in different places, so I always have access to one.

                    This particular one is by Palmers and follows their standard cocoa butter formula. I have not tried their moisturisers but have heard they are very good. That was the reason I decided to try this. I bought it at Asda and the price on their website is £1.77.

                    It says on the label that it contains vitamin E and has an spf of 15. The balm is slightly yellow and upon application feels greasy but it sinks in after a while leaving lips feeling soft and supple for a good amount of time. It smells of vanilla and cocoa butter. Most of the ingredients listed have the name that we would be more familiar with in brackets such as cocoa, carnauba and parfum. Although I am not used to the greasy feeling this is a good product that I would recommend however there are two things that have put me off slightly.

                    Most lip balms as you will be aware, operate by twisting at the bottom. This one, however, twists at the top. Not only this but it twists in the opposite direction to others. This annoys me as I always go the bottom to use it.

                    The other problem is that once used it doesn't seem to want to twist back down, meaning I have to push it with my finger resulting in a mess and dirt on the top of it.

                    I have rated this product four stars knocking one off for the two problems. I would knock more off but after reading other reviews I think perhaps the problem with it not going back down might just be this one. I would be interested to know if anyone has experienced this though?

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                      11.10.2010 14:35
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                      5STAR LIP PROTECTION

                      Palmer's is a beauty company under the E.T Brown Drug Company. They are based in New Jersey, USA and offer their products to 80 countries worldwide. Palmer's offer the No1 Cocoa Butter formula making them trusted by many people.

                      The Palmer's product range includes various creams that are aimed at using during pregnancy and the early years. They also sell products to help scarring and stretchmarks and various goodies for taking care of your body, hair and face.

                      ===Product and Range===

                      Within the Palmer's lipcare range, there are 4 products. Each lip product contains the cocoa butter formula.

                      *Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Lip Butter
                      *Dark Chocolate and Cherry Lip Butter
                      *Medicated Lip Butter
                      *Moisturising Lip Balm with spf15 - which I will be reviewing today.

                      This lip balm contains 3 key essentials which work together to look after your lips.

                      *Vitamin E is enriched within the balm to nourish the lips and treat cracked and chapped lips.
                      *Cocoa butter is blended in to provide deep down hydration.
                      *SPF15 is added allowing the lip balm to protect the lips from the sun and prevent premature ageing.

                      ===Packaging===

                      The lip balm comes in the form of a small, plastic tube. Once the lid is popped off, there is a twisty bit which should be turned to raise the lip balm and turned back down once finished. Be careful not to push it too far up as it does make it a pain to get back down again without breaking!

                      The design of the tube is simple showing the product name, its intended use and ingredients etc. The lip balm comes sealed in a carded pack which again details the required information but in larger writing. Once opened, the lip balm should be used up within 12months.

                      ===Using===

                      You can apply this as often as desired. Simply twist the balm up and smooth across the lips as you would do any other lip balm.

                      ===Ingredients===

                      Octinoxate, Oxybenzone, Dimethicone, Mineral Oil, Microcrystalline Wax, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol, Coppernicia Cerifera Wax, Beta Carotene, Isopropyl Myristate

                      ===Availability and Price===

                      The lip balm is 4g which doesn't seem like much but only a little is required. Current prices :

                      Boots @ £1.79
                      Asda @ £1.77
                      Wilkinsons@ 97p

                      ===My Thoughts===

                      I like to look after my lips. If they are cracked or sore, it can make eating and drinking (and sometimes kissing) uncomfortable! Lips can often be unsightly and I personally cringe seeing someone with scabby lips! Until a few months ago, I had been using Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm which at £15.00 a pop wasn't cheap. It was nearly finished and had started to smell weird so I chucked it.

                      Whilst I have several lipglosses which either tint or make my lips appear shiny, I don't feel they hydrate my lips. After a week or so of my lips becoming quite dry and sore, I scoured the shelves of Wilkinsons in search of something and came across this lip balm from Palmers. I paid 97p which is super cheap. That and the addition of those 3 key ingredients sold it to me. Well it wasn't going to be the packaging as it is rather boring..but for a cheap price, I can handle boring.

                      Whilst I quite like Vaseline, I am more content with lip protection in a tube. I don't need to fiddle about opening tins and I don't need to get my fingers sticky trying to apply it to my lips. This little tube does a good job of protecting my lip balm and the idea of the twist part inside was perfect! The tube is easy to handle despite being so small and it fits nicely into any free corner of my bag or even my pocket. I now own 2 as I keep one in my beauty box and one in the back of my sons buggy for dry lip emergencies!

                      Inside the tube, an off white, lip balm stick is safely nestled inside a long shaft. It is a good width but fragile if pushed too far. The scent on first sniff is sweet and almost buttery. To me, it resembles white chocolate and toffee popcorn blended together..yummy! The twister works efficiently and you only need 2-3 twists up to reveal the required amount of shiny. lip balm.

                      When I first purchased this, we had quite hot weather which tends to dry out my lips so badly, that no amount of drinking cool water helped. I apply this in the morning and directly onto my lips. I don't need to shove the tube hard against my lips but only need to gently smear it across them. I only need one sweep on the top and bottom to feel protected. Anything more than this and my lips feel heavy and sticky.

                      With one coat, my lips feel instantly hydrated and deeply moisturised. I can feel the lip balm sitting on my lips but it has a smooth and soft texture. For appearance results, my lips look perfectly pink and slightly shiny..like I am wearing a slightly tinted lip balm. The taste on my lips is pleasant and the white chocolate theme remains apparent - sweet but not sickly. The lip balm doesn't cause my lips to stick together making me look like a duck. nor does it plump them out to look unnatural. My lips simply appear naturally coloured and hydrated.

                      Whilst this lip balm is working on my lips, they remain soft and smooth. It doesn't transfer to any cups and doesn't effect my ability to eat. Eventually, after an hour or so, the lip balm appearance and taste seems to disappear but my lips remain moisturised for several hours and I only need to top up once throughout the day. In my opinion, this is quite impressive for such a cheap product. With daily use, the overall texture and appearance of my lips has improved and they rarely get sore or dry. If I once forget to use it, the dryness seeps through but a quick slick sorts it out.

                      I personally prefer to where this alone but I am sure lip glosses would look lovely over the top. I don't wear lipstick as it never suited my lips or my style so cannot comment on how effective it would be over the top of this lip balm.

                      The 4g tube is lasting well even with twice daily uses and I wouldn't hesitate to purchase another tube considering the effects and price.

                      Thanks for reading!

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                        Definitely my all time favourite product

                        I must confess, I am a lipbalm addict. I've tried out many in my time and this is by far my favourite.
                        It usually costs around £1.60 but is sometimes in offer in Superdrug/Boots.
                        It comes in sticks of 4g, claiming to 'prevent & protect chapped, cracked or wind-burned lips'. It has SPF15 in it, important for pretecting your lips from sun damage, and vitamin E, known for its moisturising properties.

                        It has a lovely cocoa taste/smell, which isn't sickly unlike other cocoa butter lip blams. It leaves lips deeply nourished and moisturised which lasts for a long time.
                        Occasionally the sticks can break and crumble a bit, but I've had many in my time and only a few have done this, so don't let it put you off.

                        I love this lipbalm so much I've repurchased it countless times. I always have loads on the go so I can keep one in my handbag, one in my car, one under my pillow etc, because it's just not worth being without one!

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                        Must have chapstick

                        I noticed that the recent bout of hot weather had began to irritate my very sensitive lips. For the past few weeks, they have been rather dry, chapped and all round sore, so I was on the lookout for a nice, nourishing lip balm to sort out the problem.

                        Whilst browsing the aisles of the beauty section in my local Sainsburys - Palmer's Cocoa Butter Lip Balm caught my eye. It was on offer instore for only £1.12. However, I am not too sure as to whether this promotion is still running. Usually, this product retails for at least £2. I had recently bought Palmer's Cocoa Body Butter and was really impressed with that, so given how cheap the lipbalm was I thought that this would prove to be a bargain buy and deliver a similar high standard in terms of results.

                        *~* About Palmer's Cocoa Butter Lip Balm *~*

                        This product specifically describes itself as a moisturising lip balm and looks just like any other basic chapstick. It also contains vitamin E and SPF 15. The fact that it contains sunscreen was something that really drew me to this product besides the price, as I thought if anything could sort out my sore lips attributable to the summer weather, then this could.

                        To use the product you simply turn the ridged area below the balm itself and this will extend the balm to allow you to easily apply it to the lips.

                        *~* My thoughts *~*

                        I love the smell of this product, it smells exactly the same as the body butter and it is often hard for me to resist the temptation to lick it off my lips. As soon as I apply it, an amazing chocolately/sugary smell hits me that is really luxurious.

                        I have used this 3 times each day for the past few weeks and have really noticed a difference in the condition of my lips. They are more nourished, moisturised and softer than ever before and within a few days the dryness and soreness that plagued my lips was completely gone.

                        When I apply this before going to bed at night, I can still feel the balm on my lips when I wake up in the morning and this just goes to show that it must be of a high quality to withstand my tossing and turning during the night.

                        The product is not too greasy, unlike many other lipbalms and also does not feel too thick when applied. It just lightly coats the lips and often I forget that I am even wearing it.

                        In my view this is a must have summer essential, as wearing this outdoors will alleviate any possibility that your lips might get sunburnt whilst giving you gorgeous looking and smelling lips at the same time. I am also looking forward to using this when the winter months set in, as I am positive that it will not let me down when it comes to the dreaded chapping that also accompanies the cold weather.

                        For just over £1 this product is fantastic value for money in my opinion. Not only is it a top quality branded lipbalm, it also works wonders and will last you a long time. As it is very compact it can easily be placed in your handbag or pocket and be taken anywhere and everywhere with you. I never leave the house without mine.

                        The only minor problem that I experience with this product is that I often find it hard to wind the balm back down again after use, so that the lid can be put back on. Whether this cannot be done, or whether mine is just faulty, I am not too sure. However, it does mean that I need to push on the balm itself to get it to go back in and this can prove annoying and inconvenient most of the time.

                        For more product information, visit: www.palmerscocoabutter.com

                        Thanks for reading!

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                      • Product Details

                        Soften and soothe your dry, chapped lips with this unique lip butter / A special formulation of Palmer's 100% pure Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Menthol, Camphor and Petrolatum that provides ultra-moisturization, minor pain relief and a hint of gloss / This one-of-a-kind lip butter works to combat even the driest lips.