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Simple Sun Lip Protection Balm

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Brand: Simple / Type: Tanning / Subcategory: Lip Balm / Suitable for: Lip / What it does: Protects, regenerates,

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      19.08.2013 09:51
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      This really does protect your lips - don't go on holiday without it!

      I never used to think about using sun protection on my lips until a few years ago when I burnt them quite badly and they swelled up to around twice their size and then blistered really badly. This was so painful that I vowed to always use a sun balm with a good SPF on them in the future. I have always been very careful to use sun protection on my body but I hadn't realised that my lips could burn in such a bad way.

      I had a real bargain with this as I bought it from one of the 99p shops which is far cheaper than the normal price of around £4.50 although Boots often have deals on with sun products. It comes in a cardboard box and the tube is 5 grams and twists up the same as a lipstick. I would describe the smell as slightly sweet with hints of vanilla and is a pleasant mild taste if you lick your lips while wearing it. It is not fragranced or perfumed and is suitable for both sexes. My husband always uses this when we are away on holiday.

      I have had quite a few Simple products in the past and have found them to be mild and gentle but very effective. This balm is SPF 20 which is probably the factor which I would put on my body, so I am happy that my lips are gettng the same protection. It contains Pro Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E, and sunflower extract and is suitable for sensitive skin.

      The balm itself goes on easy and is transparent. It doesn't leave a film or a white glow to your lips like some others. It does feel the same as an ordinary lip balm for chapped or dry lips but I can say that it definitely works very differently to this. I will usually apply this in the morning and then re-apply after eating or drinking to make sure that I am protected but it does stay on your lips quite well. I can say that when I use this my lips never get burned or sore and they feel soft and supple.

      I don't just use this lip balm on holiday but will use it at home if the sun is out. I have gotten into the habit of doing this now as although our sun isn't as hot as abroad, it can still damage your lips without you realising it, and they take a long time to fully repair.

      I don't think I would pay the full price for it, but if you look round you should find it at a lower price, however having said that there is such a difference between this and ordinary lip balm that if this was the only price I could find if I was on holiday or at the airport I would probably pay it, as it is a small price to pay for the big protection it gives. I do think that many people protect their bodies against the hot sun but forget about their lips which are a very sensitive part of your body.

      I would definitely recommend this lip balm as it really does work effectively.

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      02.08.2013 12:45
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      Works well

      This is not a cheap sun protection lip balm from Simple but it is an effective one. It cost me £4.29 for a 5g tube. There is nothing worse than sun-burnt lips as they can be very painful and also take a long time to recover as well. I see using some specific protection for my lips as being important just as I will ensure that other parts of my body are protected from the effects of the sun.

      The tube is a standard design with a twist base at the bottom that pushes the balm up so that you can add it to you lips. It contains Pro Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E as well as sunflower extract, it is fragrance free and contains no colouring either. The Simple range of products are ideal for those with sensitive skin.

      It is very easy to apply, a nice smooth texture that glides onto my lips and provides an even layer of coveridge. It does feel a little greasy upon application but at least you know that you have it on. Now I do cover up a lot and have a nice wide brimmed hat to keep the sun away from my face but this is not worn all of the time and certainly not while in the pool and therefore I'm confident that this lip balm does protect against the effects of the sun and I'm more confident with this product which has an SPF 20 rating than some other lip balms which make similar claims as they do not stay on as long.

      This lip balm does not come off so easily and while I still re-apply it on a regular basis this is just because I'm rather cautions. I have also used it on my daughter as well to protect her lips with no adverse effects.

      While it is not cheap it is still effective and it certainly get my recommendation.

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      28.07.2013 00:03
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      a good lip balm from simple for use in the sun

      With the warm weather we have been having I have found my lips to be constantly dry. My lips generally are always dry anyway, but it actually feels like I am re-applying some kind of lip balm every hour or so! I had been using a little blue tin as of recently, and some Nivea lip care but my friend recommended this lip balm to me. I headed to boots and almost fainted at the price - £4.49! Woah! However, she said it was worth it and although I cutback wherever possible, sometimes it is better to buy one product for almost 5 quid than buy 5 products at £1 each that are going to be useless!

      The lip balm comes in the usual packaging, in the sense of a stick, quite like chapstick which can be pushed upwards by screwing the base. The packaging isn't the most glamourous or exciting to look at, a bit of a garish white colour with "simple" in green writing an a brown "swoosh" across the centre. It's an average size at 5g but the rate I am using it, it will last me ages in any case!

      This lip balm is really neutral and it lists the ingredients on the box it comes in: with sunflower extract to enhance the skin's natural defence, and Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E to soften, smooth and improve skin condition. As usual, with simple products it has no perfume, no colour and no harsh chemicals so it won't upset your skin.

      In terms of usage, I really find this good and is easy to glide on my lips. The consistency is nice as it isn't sticky or clammy but if too much is applied it can feel a bit greasy. As I mentioned before, I was recommended this by my friend who got mega sunburnt after laying in the sun for HOURS covered in....baby oil. Yes baby oil! I told her she's insane! Nevertheless, she was sore and red all over, and had burnt lips and was using this to soothe and protect them and she said it was fantastic. Personally, I am not so silly (to put it politely) so I do not have any sunburn issues on my lips but this has been great at preventing any sunburn, and preventing them drying so rapidly in the sun aswell as keeping them fully moisturised.

      Overall I think this lip balm gives great protection, and the tube I bought is SPF20 which is high enough for me to use and I have suffered no adverse effects. It's expensive no doubt, but it has offered me some solace this summer so I would still recommend it!

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        19.07.2013 21:44
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        A good all round lip balm to protect your lips from the sun, nothing special though

        I bought this when I was looking for a lip balm to protect my lips in the sun. To be honest I'm not really big on sun protection products but my lips has recently been burnt in the sun so I knew I had to do something to prevent that happening again. I bought this from Home Bargains for 99p which really is a bargain as I've seen the sensitive version of this in Boots for £4.49!

        The packaging is a regular plastic lip balm tube in a cardboard box. The front of the box and tube says that it is SPF 20. The tube of lip balm is 5 grams and it is the standard twistable lip balm tube.

        There is a very light scent to this, a slight sweet smell even though this isn't a fragranced product. The smell is very subtle, Simple products don't contain perfumes. They also claim not to contain colours or 'unnecessary ingredients' although I am personally not so sure. They do market themselves as quite natural products although looking at their ingredients, I'm not too convinced. Nevertheless I find this lip balm to be effective and it does its job.

        Firstly, it does glide on smoothly and have a nice texture. It's a bit slippery on the lips but I don't really mind that. It doesn't give a colour to the lips so it's suitable for both sexes. The staying power is pretty good, it doesn't wear off too quickly which is important in a sun protecting lip balm because you are counting on it to carry on working. I did reapply it a fair few times when I have used it which is easy because it's compact and pocket-sized.

        It makes my lips feel soft and smooth and I think it does protect them the sun because I haven't had any burning or damage to my lips while out in the sun when I've been wearing this.

        I would recommend this but I don't think I'd pay £4.49 for it, it just seems too high. I haven't tried loads of sun protection lip balms but I have tried a few, there isn't much of a difference in terms of effectiveness between this one and cheaper ones. This one is a bit nicer to use than some of them though, it has a light and pleasant scent and a smooth consistency.

        I don't use this any more because I now use pure, unrefined shea butter for this purpose but as far as lip balms go this is one of the better ones. While I like this lip balm, I also like a lot of lip balms so I've knocked 2 stars off because I really don't think it's worth the full price and also I'm not so sure about the 'no unnecessary ingredients' claim.

        Here are the ingredients-
        Paraffinum Liquidum, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Ceresin, Petrolatum, Cera Alba, Ricinus Communis Oil, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Aqua, Propylparaben, Sorbitan Olivate, Saccharin, BHA, Camellia Sinensis Extract, Propylene Glycol, Ethyl Vanillin, Tocopherol, BHT, Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben

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        13.03.2013 16:00
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        Love it

        I like to use a protective lip balm in the summer as well as the colder winter months. One of the best ranges I've tried (apart from Nivea) is the Simple range. I use a lot of products from Simple and I always think they are so kind and gentle on my skin. I use the facial wipes and the toners and facial and body moisturisers, but I hadn't realised that they also do their own lip balm. I haven't really seen this in very many places but at the moment Home Bargains are selling this at a brilliant price - only 99p. This lip balm comes in two varieties of SPF (20 and 30) but at the moment I have the 20 SPF one and it's doing a fine job. I used the 30 SPF last summer and I don't notice a lot of difference effectiveness between the two strengths, they both do a great job at protecting and softening my lips.

        This little lip balm contains 5g of product and it looks very similar to the Nivea and Blistex lip balms I also use. It's in a plastic swivel container and it's easy to apply by just gently rubbing across both top and lower lips. I wear this on its own, under and on top of a lipstick. Obviously, when I use it on top of a lipstick, it makes a bit of a mess as lipstick remnants become stuck on the tube, but I simply wipe this over with a clean tissue and it looks as good as new again.

        The colour of this lip balm reminds me of goat's butter, which is paler and less yellow looking than 'normal' butter. It smells pleasant, though Simple products are not meant to be perfumed, I can definitely detect a slight fragrance on this lip balm and it reminds me of custard creams as it has a slight vanilla smelling background to it. It's lovely.

        The exact ingredients include:

        Paraffinum Liquidum, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Ceresin, Petrolatum, Cera Alba, Ricinus Communis Oil, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Aqua, Propylparaben, Sorbitan Olivate, Saccharin, BHA, Camellia Sinensis Extract, Propylene Glycol, Ethyl Vanillin, Tocopherol, BHT, Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben.

        The balm has a slight greasy feel to it, but this isn't an unpleasant sensation. It softens my lips pretty much instantly and it doesn't come off too easily, even if I am eating and / or drinking. It really does add moisture to my lips and hydrates them, but the best part about it is the fact that it really does protect my lips from drying out in the sun. I think that people slather on plenty of sun protection on their bodies during the hotter summer months, but we tend to forget to protect our lips in the process.

        This feels nice when it's freshly applied but I have to re-apply several times a day for the best overall effect and to ensure my lips are well protected from strong sunshine. It works out really cost effective, too, as though it's only a small tube, it lasts for ages and I've had my current tube now for about 4 months and it's hardly gone down. I use this during the winter months as well as the summer months as I find it also protects my lips from the harsher, colder elements.

        I really love this product, as it's so useful and small enough to carry around in my bag. I highly recommend it and give it full marks.

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          01.02.2012 23:11
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          Offers effective protection for your lips!

          I actually own the SPF 30 lip balm instead of the SPF 20 lip balm shown in the picture. This is going to sound rather silly, but the need for lip balm with SPF never really crossed my mind much even as I slathered on my suncream on the (one off! ;) ) sunny day! After a nasty case of getting sunburnt though, I pretty much freaked out and purchased different products for my face, body and lips!

          Also, I do realise that the start of February is not really the time for these products, but I was having a good clear out!

          ~~Product Information~~
          Simple Sun Sensitive Protecting Lip Balm SPF30
          Smile, it's simple. Our Simple Sun Sensitive Protecting Lip Balm SPF 30 is a special blend of ingredients to help protect lips against sun damage. Perfect for sun sensitive skin. Our special blend of Simple goodness containing Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and Sunflower Extract, helps to improve skin condition and enhance skin's natural defence. NO PERFUME, NO COLOUR. NO UNNECESSARY INGREDIENTS so it won't upset your skin. Dermatologically Tested and Approved. Water Resistant. Photostable. 4 star UVA & UVB Protection

          ~~Ingredients~~
          Paraffinum Liquidum, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Ceresin, Petrolatum, Cera Alba, Ricinus Communis Oil, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Aqua, Propylparaben, Sorbitan Olivate, Saccharin, BHA, Camellia Sinensis Extract, Propylene Glycol, Ethyl Vanillin, Tocopherol, BHT, Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben

          ~~Current Price & Other Information~~
          The cheapest price I've found online is £2.75. I bought it from Boots only a few months ago and was lucky enough to buy it 2 for 1 as well. This lip balm comes in 5g amounts = plenty!

          ~~Packaging~~
          These lip balms come boxed, but the actual tube is just like a standard, swivel up lip balm. It has a gentle vanilla smell, and the product itself is a yellow/creamy colour. It's predominantly white like the other Simple products, and has some information telling you how to achieve the 'best results'. It has the picture that tells you it offers 4 star UVA protection as well. It measures around 7cm in length and less than 1.5cm thick.

          ~~My Thoughts~~
          I only use this on sunny days and found that it does offer effective sun protection. I apply the normal amount that I would apply for a normal lip stick and find this to be enough. If it's particularly hot and I'm sweating more (ew!), then I will reapply. My skin is quite sensitive, and I'm prone to getting a few freckles when I'm in the sun. Unfortunately I get some on my lips as well because of the sun - I've found that the lip balm is really effective in preventing this from happening, so I would happily repurchase this! If you have a similar problem, I would also recommend using this lip balm!

          ~~Overall~~
          I think this lip balm offers really effective protection against the sun and is suitable for all people. It doesn't have any colour when applied and has a nice consistency, which makes it suitable for men as well!

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          03.09.2010 15:27
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          A good lip balm that offers good protection from the sun

          Simple sun sensitive protection lip balm is one of the products available in Simple's suncare range which also includes a selection of sun creams, after sun lotions/gels, face hyrolotions and tan intensifier.

          The lip balm contains sunflower extract and vitamin E. The sunflower extract is used to enhance the skins natural defense whilst the vitamin E moisturizes to improve the condition of your lips. Like all simple products the lip balm contains no harsh chemicals, dermatologically tested and approved and is suitable for use on sensitive skin. It is SPF 20 (medium protection), water resistant and provides UVA and UVB protection.

          The for best results guidelines printed on the packaging recommend that the product is applied liberally and frequently to your lips during sun exposure. It advises to reapply hourly and after swimming.

          The lip balm comes in a white lipstick style plastic case, it has a removable cap and twist up base. The size of the lip balm is 5g the same as a standard size lip stick. Prices vary quite a bit for this product Boot's are currently charging £4.50 whereas it is Chemist Direct currently have it on offer for £2.49 so it is worth shopping about.

          The stick of balm itself is a creamy colour and although simple do not add fragrance to their products it does have a very slight smell of vanilla.

          I have been using this product all summer both home and abroad and it has kept my lips in tip top condition. I do find the product feels a little greasy when applied lips but it's a lip balm so I guess that's to be expected. It stays on well and if used as directed really does protect and moisturise your lips.

          I would definitely recommend this product. There is nothing wildly exciting about it, the packaging is basic, the product itself is plain and simple. Nothing at all luxurious or fancy about this product but it does its job well and is good value for money.

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