The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Lip Butter
I don't tend to wear lipstick all the time anymore, but do find I need to use salves and balms from time to time and particularly at the times of year that the weather is changing. I am not loyal to any particular brand and have used lots of different lip products over the years, when I worked outside a lot in the winter the cold weather was especially damaging to my lips and I was constantly applying salves. Some though seem to make it worse, not better, which is especially annoying as well as painful. The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Lip Balm was part of a half price pack I bought through being a loyalty card customer. I have to admit I was a little apprehensive as to how an acidic product could soothe my lips. I am aware of the cleansing and healing properties of lemon, but would never have considered using it as a lip moisturising product.
The small plastic tub is topped with a simple screw top lid and on first opening has a reassuring seal to protect the product. Once peeled back the lemon smell is immediate and wonderful, it is indeed a sweet lemon smell reminiscent of the Almalfi coast and is utterly gorgeous, or like a really nice lemon tart.
The butter is indeed butter like as you would expect and a pale yellow that is slightly more lemony in colour than butter, but otherwise does indeed resemble butter.
There is no applicator, as it is a smaller version of the body butter body moisturiser, this poses the problem of how to apply the product. At home, dipping in a couple of fingers and smoothing along the lips is easy and effective with clean hands, but out and about a stick salve is easier to use as you don't need to touch it with dirty hands.
The product tastes, so nice, it is necessary to remind oneself not to lick it off, as doing so will cause dry lips. It smoothes on easily and the soothing effect is instant and gratifying. I certainly find any lip dryness or chaffing is short lived after applying this product for a few days.
The active ingredients are Shea Butter and Beeswax, so it is little wonder that the product works so well. The lemon aspect is from extract of lemon seed oil, so now I know why the lemon is used, if you have ever opened a lemon seed, the contents are indeed oily, so coupled with the astringent and powerful healing properties, suddenly having researched for this review it is now obvious why lemon seed oil is used and the lemon is not just a gimmick.
Well yes, there is one niggle, removing the butter from the pot to apply means it gets under the nails, I keep mine fairly short, but I expect it would be very annoying for a lady with long or false nails. I cannot think of an alternative way of applying other than maybe by using a little bit of tissue over the finger.
The little pot of yellow magic is very good, it does what it is supposed to and smells and even tastes delicious. Only a small amount is required at a time and months later, I have only made a small dent in the tub. The smell remains after the first flush of opening well and is actually a useful energiser - I simply open the lid and inhale the lemon scent.
Presumably the lip butters are designed to go with the Body Butters of the same ranges and if the lemon is anything to go by they complement them very well. I cannot wait to use the Lemon Body Butter from the same range that I bought at the same time.
If you like or especially if you love lemons and need a good lip moisture boost.
I'd like to award 4.5 out of 5 due to the getting it under the nails issue, but cannot, so it is what it is so 5/5 it has to be!
PRICE & AVAILABILITY:
Usual price is £4.00 from the Body Shop, either on-line or in-store, but they do occasionally have ranges on offer when bought together. Can also be bought from outlets such as amazon or eBay
I came across the Lemon Lip Butter in The Body Shop about 5 months ago and have been using it regularly since.
The Lip Butter comes in a small round plastic tub, with a screw lid. I much prefer screw lids to twist or pull lids (like those on Vaseline tins) as it makes it a lot easier to handle and open (especially when you have the product on your fingers, which makes them incredibly slippery!). It's a 10ml sized tub and is quite deep, I'd say there's a generous amount inside. The lip butter is totally flat and silky smooth when you first open it, if it's not, then take it back! The tub is a bright yellow colour and there is a photo of a lemon on top. There is also a list of ingredients printed on the bottom. It's the perfect size for taking out and about.
I love lemon scents, so I knew I would like this lip butter. If you're not keen on lemons, then this is definitely one to avoid! You can smell the lip butter as soon as you remove the lid. It's very sweet smelling and you can definitely tell it's lemon scented. However I find it's quite an artificial smelling lemon (more like lemon sweets, than actual lemons), I wouldn't particularly say this is a downside because I still think it smells and tastes divine! I can imagine that most people would best enjoy using the Lemon Lip Butter in the summer months, however I'd be happy to use it all year round.
The lip butter is slightly more awkward than some butters/balms to apply as you have to apply with your fingers, plus the tub is quite deep so towards the end you have to dig downwards rather than just gently glide your fingertips over the butter! I have long nails and I often find the lip butter gets under my nails. You can sometimes be left with greasy fingertips too. The trick is not to use too much - just a tiny dab will cover your whole lips (I have been using my current tub for months and still have some left. Great value for money!). All in all though, it's not much of a big deal. Another tip - don't leave it anywhere hot, such as the car, because it will melt to liquid!
It has quite a thick buttery texture (certainly more luxurious than normal lip balms) and feels good to apply to your lips. It instantly revives dry lips and doesn't feel sticky (a little greasy but that's good as it moisturises lips well). The butter is really smooth and glides right across your lips with minimal effort or mess. It's transparent (so men are welcome to use it too!) and just gives your lips a nice glossy shine. You can taste the lemon for the first few minutes after applying before it fades away. The longevity isn't bad either, it stays on for a considerable amount of time, although I do tend to need to reapply after eating and drinking. I make sure I always have lip butters and balms on stand by to protect my lips. My lips have been in tip top condition whilst using The Body Shop Lemon Lip Butter and I feel like the lip butter has offered my lips good protection. They always look and feel moisturised, and I've not suffered any sort of dryness.
The main thing that I like about The Body Shop and their products is that they're against animal testing and nothing is tested on animals. The other thing I like about The Body Shop is that almost all of their products contain natural ingredients (not ALL natural but some!). The Lemon Lip Butter contains real lemons and seed oil. They also support fair trade.
A 10ml tub of The Body Shop Lemon Lip Butter can be brought from The Body Shop and The Body Shop website for £4.00. This may seem a little on the expensive side but it IS The Body Shop. Plus it's a good quality, nice smelling, moisturising lip butter that lasts for ages!
I have used many lip balms over the years, particularly in the colder months when my lips are prone to cracking and bleeding if I do not take any preventative measures.
My experiences with lip balms have been a mixture of both good and bad and I have one or two which I prefer to use. I had however, never used a lip 'butter' until this Sweet Lemon Lip Butter was given to me as part of a Christmas gift from The Body Shop.
I was intrigued and looked forward to trying it out. I have often used body butters on my skin, with pleasing results and I always love the smell coming from my daughter's room when she is applying body butters from The Body Shop which she loves and so I hoped this would be a great quality product too.
The attractive packaging and fragrances of body butters from The Body Shop always appeal to me and as a lover of citrus fragrance, Sweet Lemon was an ideal choice for me.
These Body Shop lip butters go hand in hand with their Body Butter range and look just like tiny versions of their large body butter tubs. These dinky little tubs have the same screw lid as the larger body butter tubs and the size makes them ideal to pop in your handbag.
As well as Sweet Lemon, this lip butter is also available in Mango, Coconut, Pink Grapefruit, Shea and even Chocomania flavours. This Sweet Lemon lip butter is described as a buttery balm which will melt onto the lips for instant hydration. It contains real lemon seed oil and uses Community Fair Trade Shea Butter and Beeswax to help make lips lovely and soft.
The smell of this Sweet Lemon lip butter is really lovely and just as I expected. It has a sweet lemon aroma as you unscrew the lid, rather than a tangy lemon aroma and the butter is a pale lemon colour. My daughter thinks it reminds her of lemon meringue pie and I can see why.
Applying the lip butter is very easy. After unscrewing the lid, use a finger tip to scoop a little up and run your finger tip along your lips.
Although I liked the tub at first, I did find that its narrow and deep design is a little awkward, as when nearing the bottom of the tub, it is all too easy to get this butter stuck under your finger nail when you are trying to use the last of the butter.
Its texture is nice and smooth and I find a little goes a long way and so only use a tiny amount at a time when applying to my lips. It blends easily and has a lovely soft buttery feel on my lips, without making them feel clogged with product. It smells and tastes good enough to eat and I enjoy using it.
If you can resist the urge to lick your lips or rub them together after applying this then it may last longer, however, I find it very difficult to refrain from doing this! Indeed it is so nice I cannot help myself and I find myself applying this lip butter regularly throughout the day in order to keep my lips feeling soft and protected.
This lip butter protects my lips just as well as my favoured lip balms, however I must admit a lip balm is easier to apply and also you don't get the product on your finger tips or under your finger nails. Having said that, the buttery appeal of this lip butter offers something different from a lip balm and I think of it as a more luxurious experience when I am using it. I enjoy applying it and the feel of it on my lips and so the positives so outweigh the negatives with using this product for me.
The other thing to mention is its £4 price tag. Which for a 10ml pot isn't exactly cheap, but I view this as something of a luxury product and worth paying a little extra for as a treat and I have purchased one for myself after I used the original one I received as a gift.
The Body Shop often has offers available too and if ordering online there are often money off total spend offers, free delivery offers and codes available to reduce the price of your order. You can also recieve cashback via Topcashback.co.uk when oredering online too, which is what I did when making my purchase.
Sweet Lemon Lip Butter is one I am happy to recommend and I may even try another flavour next time if I can be tempted away from this gorgeous sweet lemon!
I have so many lip balms/butters/protectors that my bags are practically spilling over with them! I have pretty temperamental lip skin and need to constantly apply a balm of some kind to be sure that they don't crack, split open, and get sore. This particular lip butter was given to me as a gift at Christmas 2012, and having had Body Shop products before I was pretty excited to try it.
First of all, the packaging is not great unfortunately, though this could be personal preference. I like a stick to apply on my lips with ease, rather than get my fingers messy and greasy, but that doesn't stop me using it. I do have to admit though, that other than having to put my finger in the pot (which just feels unhygienic) the screw top lid is great - it keeps the product clean and tidy, and at least the lid cannot just pop off in your bag and make a mess. Underneath the pot there is a peel away label with ingredients etc. The colour of the pot is great - it is a very appealing bright yellow, which obviously coincides with the lemon taste and fragrance of the butter itself. The pictures of the lemons on the lid, and the face it is called "sweet lemon" not just lemon made me want to taste it and use it right away.
The actual lip butter inside is also yellow. I think this is an important attention to detail to again coincide with the sweet lemon flavour, as a plain white colour would not necessarily have been as visually appealing. The taste of the butter is lovely. You can taste it as you put it on, and when you breath the scent/taste is drawn into your mouth and it is just divine. Sometimes I find flavoured butters or balms to be disappointing, but this really is very pleasant. Unfortunately, that does give a temptation to lick your lips! But as long as you don't go licking it off in its entirety, you are still protected and hydrated by a thick, moisturising coat of sweet lemony goodness! The coating of butter does seem to last a while on the lips (if not eaten ha ha), and you do not have to apply much at a time making the butter economical and worth the cost (it did at first seem expensive at £4.00 for 10ml).
If you like lemon, I would say try it. You don't like lemon? Try another flavour from The Body Shop Lip Butters - I can imagine them all being divine.
Lemon Tree by Fool´s Garden is one of my favourite summer tunes - mainly because it makes me think of lemons. Flavour, colour and look wise there is no other fruit that I prefer, going to the extend that I have been known to eat lemon slices on dark bread. The idea of a lemon lip butter was just too much temptation to resist. Thank you Body Shop for exploiting my weakness and "making" me buy the Sweet Lemon Lip Butter for 4 Pounds. 4 Pounds for the tiny 10ml tub of lib palm is quite extortionate when you think that you could get 3 tubs of Vaseline lip care for that price. Alas, Vaseline does not come in a range of exciting flavours so well played Body Shop.
For the same price I also bought the Sweet Lemon Shower Gel - a product that I enjoyed thoroughly I in hindsight should have bought two of and not investing my money in the lip butter. My lips tend to get dry very quickly making carrying around lip balm a must. Vaseline always worked fine but let´s be honest, it is a tad on the boring side. Lip butter sounded, well, buttery. Like a luxurious treat for my lips with an added nice flavor. The scent was indeed lovely, just like the rest of the Sweet Lemon range. The flavor was pleasant at first but the butter has a very chemical aftertaste that is just a bit too much for me. It is very definitely lemon but at the same time very sweet, think of a glass of lemonade with ¼ pounds of sugar and a couple of sweeteners added to top it off. So overall we have a lovely smell and an ok-ish taste so far. If it would work well I would probably keep using it until the tub was done with but after the flavor things went from bad to worse.
The consistency is the first thing that actually put me off. I don´t like the consistency of body butters so really, I have no idea why a lip butter would be the right thing for me. Anyway, the consistency is very buttery, very soft and it does feel like the cream was melting on my skin. It was just too thick to be pleasant and on my lips it was very, very sticky. So sticky indeed that I felt the need to constantly check if dust or other yucky bits were stuck to my lips. Not a pleasant feeling at all. I have to admit that my lips did feel quite nice for about ten minutes after applying the lip butter - after that they felt drier than before! Using the lip balm for one week left my lips looking very dry and not feeling good at all. There were no skin irritations or adverse reactions but it completely failed to keep my lips hydrated. Switching back to Vaseline was the only option left, leaving me with a useless tub of very nice smelling waste of money.
Actually it is not too bad as I started using the lip butter as a hand cream, with its conveniently small tub it is perfect for a night out or other occasions when don´t carry a big bag around with me.
I also got the Chocomania lip butter as a present with the same effect, lovely scent, chemical flavor and no hydration effect whatsoever. I really do not understand how my lips can feel fine but after applying the lip butter they felt like I did not use any lip care for weeks. Unfortunately not a product that I would buy again or recommend to anyone - which is a shame as the idea behind it is quite nice.
I used to be a huge lover of the Body Shop but over recent years my interest has waned, largely due to the fact that I no longer have a store local to me. One product I do still buy regularly however (when I see a Body Shop) is their Lip Butter, the Sweet Lemon variety being my absolute favourite and one I'd really miss if they stopped making it.
A lip butter is basically a toned down formulation of the larger tubs of Body Butter, designed to be used on your lips. The Body Shop sell a range of different varieties of Lip Butter which are available in both small plastic pots (miniature versions of the Body Butter tubs) and also in tube format, this Sweet Lemon one comes in a sweet little pot which looks great although I think I prefer the tubes as they're more hygienic. The pots also have the disadvantage of being a little bit messy if you have long nails, and believe me if you get this down one of your nails you'll feel it all day!
Flavour and smell wise this is exactly what it claims to be - a sweet, sweet gorgeous lemon. Absolutely love it. It's not like a 'real' lemon, but who would want it to be? The smell is like sticking your nose over a rich lemon mousse that has been infused with crushed up sherbet lemons - I'm not going all Jilly Goulden there, I just can't think of another way to describe it! The taste is delicious providing you don't let too much get in your mouth, it's the sensation of the flavour being on your lips that tastes so nice as the actual flavour is very greasy and 'cosmetic' if you accidentally lick your lips too vigorously or get a rogue clump of butter in your mouth!
The consistency of the Lip Butter is perfect; smooth and thick with a creamy/buttery feel, it feels incredibly luxurious on my lips and I can feel them becoming nourished from the second I apply it. You don't need a huge amount as the thick butter melts into a more manageable consistency as you rub it into your lips, it's fairly greasy but this isn't a complaint in this instance as it remains a beautiful product to use. The greasiness is never visible, your lips will have a subtle sheen for a while after use but never to the point of it looking like you're wearing gloss - I like the look of my lips after using this butter as they appear healthy and well looked after.
The beauty of this, and any other, Lip Butter is that it will work on problem issues that can occur with your lips but is also excellent as a normal daily lip balm. I've used it when I have chapped lips, even when my lips were in a real state following a case of flu last year - a flu that left me so 'eugh' that I looked unhealthy for weeks afterwards and dried my lips to the point where they looked like they were about to bleed. The first thing that impressed me about the Sweet Lemon Lip Butter was that it didn't sting this very delicate area, the second was that it hydrated my lips so thoroughly that within less than a week they were back to their pre-flu condition. It's highly moisturising and actually feels as though it's injecting goodness into my lips, even when my lips are already feeling and looking in tiptop condition they somehow manage to feel even better after I've applied the butter. It's amazing really, I've used hundreds of lip balm products but have never found anything quite as special as this one.
I use the butter morning and evening as part of my beauty regime and never get bored of it - I particularly enjoy my morning application as I use it a few minutes after Lush's Bubblegum Lip Scrub for double luxuriousness for the lip area. Sometimes if my lips are feeling dry during the day I'll apply a slick of Lip Butter to pep them up, the instant hit of moisture making them feel immediately smoother and softer. A few weeks ago I had an awful cold sore which turned dry and flakey then just seemed to sit like that on my lip, I don't tend to use lip products when I have a cold sore but in a flash of inspiration popped a blob of the Sweet Lemon Lip Butter onto the area and watched it fix the dried up remnants of that bloody cold sore within a couple of days. I also used a touch on a weird dry and peeling area that developed on one of my fingers and again it sorted this issue out very quickly as it's such a highly moisturising balm.
I can't speak highly enough of this gorgeous product, for the tiny price of £4 you get the most amazing Lip Butter - don't be put off by the small 10ml pot either as even used twice daily this stuff lasts forever, my current pot was bought over eight weeks ago and is still half full which I think you'll agree is pretty impressive.
I am a frequent user of products from the likes of Body Shop and Lush, but at Christmas and my last birthday I was gifted rather a lot of stuff from the Body Shop and I have been slowly working my way through it all ever since. One of the products that I was given was this cute little lip butter pot which I believe retails at around £4 online including postage if you spend below a certain amount.
The packaging is still identical to that pictured above. For those of you who have tried their body butters or body scrubs, it is exactly the same style tub but on a much smaller scale. It is a very "cute" version! The container is made of plastic and it contains 10ml/8.5g of product. I see nothing on the tub that suggests it is recyclable.
The product is of a reasonably thick consistency and very little product goes a long way. If you keep it in a cold place it will go reasonably firm and obviously it will go a lot softer if you keep it somewhere warm, but the same rule applies, it lasts for ages. I have been using this lemon butter a few times a day for the past few months - even more regularly of late due to this appallingly cold and windy weather - and I find that it creates a lovely shield from the cold for my lips and I no longer have to deal with chapped lips which are so unattractive as well as being uncomfortable. The lemon smell is heavenly; I remember when I first opened it I remembered being amazed at how much it smelled like actual lemons, not synthetic or sweet and sickly. It might just be me but I smell a faint hint of sherbet lemon in there too, in the nicest possible way. I am not usually a fan of lemon smelling products but I find this very appealing. On application it does not feel greasy to me and sinks into my lips reasonably quickly. It also leaves my lips with a gorgeous, glossy, natural looking shine which is a total bonus, really.
£4 might seem like a lot for a lip balm when you can get a Vaseline for around the £1 - £2 mark, but sometimes it is nice to have something different. Plus, it lasts a really, really long time, it has a beautiful fragrance and it is very effective at keeping dry lips at bay.
Would I buy it again?
Okay, so I never actually bought it in the first place but I maybe have 1/4 of the tub left now and will eventually have to make a decision when it runs out......at the moment I have several other lip balms to use (and then review!), but when I find myself in need of another lip balm I will most definitely buy this again. FYI, it also tastes really good!! Most definitely recommended.
I have recently started to go to The Body Shop more often and find myself always picking up their things and then they turn out to be really good!
This was my first lip balm/butter from them and I couldn't wait to try it! I had read about the cherry one but couldn't seem to find it so I decided to go for lemon as I love the taste/smell of lemon just as much as cherry.
For £4.00 you get 10ml of the butter but even though this doesn't sound much lip balms always last ages even with regular use, so it was definitely worth the price.
The lip butter comes in a lovely lit round tub, which is very eye catching and looks like something sweets would be in! Its very bright and has a picture of two lemons on the front with the Body Shop logo on the front of it.
Going around the edges is the name of the product and some information on it.
The lid is screw on and is very similar to larger versions which they have which are meant for your skin, they are like baby versions for your lips!
I loved the packaging of the product, very bright and perfect to carry around with you.
So what does the lip balm ( sorry I keep saying balm when its butter! ) promise?
This buttery balm melts onto the lips for instant hydration. It contains real lemon seed oil.
Leaves lips feeling soft and smooth
Sounded good to me..
Onto my experience with it!
When you open this you get a really really sweet smell, it smells of lemon curd, its such a strong smell but quite soft as well so your not over powered or hit by a too OTT smell.
The balm has a wax like texture, if you have used Vaseline its quite similar except a lot rougher, so you have to really press your finger in to get some out! Although I do notice when I have had it in my pocket/warm room its a lot more creamier, but I personally prefer the harder version as it doesn't feel as sticky when on my lips.
I do find the balm gives me instant hydration, and it does have a buttery texture when applied if its been in a warm room ect..
I love the taste of it too, when on my lips you get a lovely hint of it in your mouth and its really really nice!
I wish it was food because I would probably eat it!
I notice my lips always look so healthy and have a lovely little look about them when I have this on!
I would definitely buy this again! 10/10
I remember in my teens always longing for a Body Shop Lip Butter - the many smells and colours of them being rather attractive and the Body Shop are always bringing out new flavours. When there was an offer on the Body Shop website not so long ago, I was buying a gift for someone when I decided to pop the Sweet Lemon Lip Butter into my basket. The Sweet Lemon range was new and I found the idea quite appealing, and having used the lip butters in the past I knew what I was getting for my money.
The Body Shop lip butters go hand in hand with their Body Butter range and are basically mini versions of the large body butter tubs. They have the same screw lid and the same design according to the flavour you have chosen. There are a few different flavours within the lip butter range such as mango and pink grapefruit, and they all come in little bright coloured pots with a picture of the fruit on the lid. The Sweet Lemon body butter boasts to be a buttery balm that will melt on the lips giving instant hydration. The lip butter contains real lemon seed oil along with using Community Fair Trade Shea Butter and Beeswax to help make lips lovely and soft.
The smell of the lip butter is gorgeous, and it really is a sweet lemon smell rather than a sharp citrus kick. It reminds me of lemon meringue and cakes so it's definitely on the sweeter side. To use the lip butter you have to unscrew the lid, and so it's not easy to apply on the move! The lip butter inside is a pale yellow colour, and you can immediately smell the sweet lemon scent. I don't really like the design of the tub; it's quite narrow and deep in design so if the finger you are using in the tub has the hint of a fingernail then you are guaranteed to get the lip butter under your nail. The lip butter itself is really soft and balmy so it's easy to get the amount you need on your fingertip.
It does make my lips feel instantly soft, it's a lovely balmy buttery feeling and you can really feel the Shea butter ingredient here. Unfortunately the feeling doesn't last long, I'd say within 15 minutes my lips are starting to feel dry again, but this might be my fault. You see the lip butter smells so nice that when rubbing my lips together I get a bit of that sweet lemon taste, and I find myself doing this without even realising! I generally only apply it a few times a day and overall it does keep my lips feeling soft, but the original feeling of that buttery balmy feeling does fade fast. Due to its clumsiness I generally keep it on my desk at work to apply randomly throughout the day, it's not something I would carry around in my handbag because it's just too fiddly for me to use whilst moving around.
Overall I don't find this lip butter all that bad, but I don't find it all that good. Sure it's got the gorgeous scent (and taste!) and does give a lovely buttery feeling, but unfortunately it doesn't last very long once applied to the lips and applying it can be quite messy with a lot of the lip butter ending up in my finger nail.
The Body Shop Lip Butters costs £4 for a 10ml tub, expensive for a small lip balm but there are often offers on the Body Shop website or in stores. I would only buy another one of these lip butter's if it was on offer again because I don't find it amazing enough to pay the full price.
I am becoming a big fan of The Body Shop and got this after seeing it on the website because it looked adoreable and sounded lovely, with the claim that the balm 'melts onto the lips for instant hydration'. This is marketed as a 'Lip Butter', but is basically a lip balm. The fact that is contains real lemon seed oil intrigued me if i'm honest and the fact that it is like a mini body butter was a nice novelty which contributed to me purchasing this. At £4 it is more than i would usually pay for a lip balm, but because of above i did decide it seemed worth it as a one off novelty type purchase.
The packaging is attractive, bold and bright - the lip butter comes in a 10ml circular yellow tub, which as mentioned above is very much designed like a body butter tub but smaller. The tub has a round sticker on the lid which has pictures of lemons with black font on the top and bottom reading 'sweet lemon lip butter' with the body shop logo in the middle so it is obvious what the product is. It's quite basic packaging really but overall is feminine, unique and lets the consumer know what the little tub contains with the sticker on the lid.
This lip balm is very sweet smelling - it's delicious! It reminds me of Mr Kipling lemon cake slices, and smells good enough to eat. It isn't a citrussy, bitter lemon smell, but is adjusted to smell very sweet and perfumed. It doesn't smell too fake which is good. When applied to the lips it tastes sweet but doesn't necessarily taste of lemon in my opinion - just like a sweet coating of normal lipgloss. The texure is like vaseline but slightly waxier and harder, and i find when i dab my finger in it always lumps up on my finger so i have to smooth it on my fingers before applying, but this doesn't consume much time as it warms up and melts quickly. Applying it to my lips evenly and smoothly is very easy and the balm feels lovely and moisturising as soon as i put it on. Within minutes it absorbs into my lips - it doesn't hang about! It leaves the lips with a discreet shine and doesn't leave behind any greasiness on the lips or fingers which is great. I usually top up on it every 2/3 hours as after a while my lips start feeling dry again.
Overall this is a nice (although expensive) alternative to vaseline, it's not a product that lasts very long (a week or so at the most if using daily) and it isn't amazing either, but the smell, quick absorption and sweet taste are all great.
I hate the feeling when my lips are dry! It really irritates me and so I use lip saver, lip slave, lip butter you name it, pretty much all the time. We live on the slopes of The Great Orme in Llandudno and believe me it gets very windy up here at times which, of course, makes the problem even worse.
I am a great fan of The Body Shop products and have a Love Your Body Card which gives me a minimum of 10% off any purchases (sometimes there is a 20% off promotion) and also free gifts at various intervals. When I am in town I often pop into our local branch just to browse and see if there is anything new that catches my eye.
On the day in question I was looking at the lip butters and noticed that they had introduced one in the Sweet Lemon range. I have tried the shower gel and loved it so I thought the lip butter would definitely be worth a punt.
The lip butters were on sale at £4 for a pot containing 10ml which was my first pleasant surprise as they were £5 the last time I bought any.
All the pots of lip butter look like miniature versions of the corresponding Body Shop Body Butters; the only difference being that they contain 10ml of butter rather than 200ml, but the pots themselves are the same design as the body butters. When you buy the pot that is exactly what you get - there is no further packaging as The Body Shop try to keep packaging to a minimum which gets a big 'thumbs up' from me!
They are available in a variety of flavours - pink grapefruit, Shea, coconut, mango, wild cherry and sweet lemon. The colours of the pots correspond to the flavours - the pink grapefruit one is in a pink pot, the wild cherry in a red one and so on. Each pot has a sticker on the top of each one to let you know which variety it is. My pot of Sweet Lemon Lip Butter is yellow - bet you hadn't guessed that then!
I have just taken a look at The Body Shop website at www.thebodyshop.co.uk to see what the active ingredients of this lip butter are. Incidentally for each Body Shop product the web site has information about the ingredients and what they claim to do, reviews from other users and a question and answer section.
Anyway back to the lip butter the distinguishing ingredient is of course lemon seed oil which apparently has moisturising benefits. The other main ingredients are Community Trade Shea butter which leaves skin soft, smooth and supple and Community Trade organic beeswax which is a skin conditioner and it also keeps the product texture consistent too.
The Body Shop operates a Community Trade policy which basically means 'A fair price for a fantastic ingredient or product, from a disadvantaged or small scale supplier'. For example the beeswax comes from the Adamaoua region of North Cameroon where the trade with The Body Shop helps to preserve wildlife and a traditional way of life. Again there is much more information about the Community Trade ingredients and their sources on the website.
When you buy the lip butter the lid is sealed with a ring of clear plastic so that you can be sure that it has not been tried by anyone else or tampered with in any way. After I removed the seal and unscrewed the lid I was greeted by a lovely fragrance of lemon and yellow creamy lip butter. I got a small amount on the end of my finger and rubbed it onto my lips. It melted onto my lips and was easily absorbed. It doesn't leave any greasy residue and it makes my lips feel really moisturised and soft.
The only problem with this one is that it tastes gorgeous so I keep licking my lips which defeats the object of using lip butter! Still you can apply it as often as you like.
In conclusion I would have to say that this is yet another lovely product from The Body Shop. It works well, there is no excess packaging, it feels lovely on my lips and tastes nice - yes, I definitely recommend this one!
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I love lip products and have far too many but i can not help myself buying them! I love The Body Shop sweet lemon lip butter, i regularly purchase this online from bodyshop.co.uk and it costs £4.00 which i think is a reasonable price for a product which works. Body Shop online often have offers on so it is worth checking these out.
During the winter my lips can become very dry and i feel this lip butter is very soothing and really helps me, i carry it with me and use it throughout the day. It is not greasy at all so you can apply it as often as you like.
This lip butter is really soothing and moisturising on my lips. The smell is lovely and also tastes good too, but i do not recommend eating it! When it is on your lips it has a really sweet taste, its delicious!
This lip butter comes in a small yellow pot and i think it looks really nice. My only negative thing about the container is that i prefer a tube where do not need to put my finger in to it, but i knew this when purchasing this product so it is not a real problem.
I would recommend this product and if you like the sweet lemon scent Body Shop have a wide ange of sweet lemon products which i think are worth trying
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Lip balm is a daily essential for me, and I always have several on the go, one for handbag, one for home, and one for work. My lips are constantly suffering from dryness and can get chapped and sore when the weather is too cold or too hot - I can't win! This Lip Butter can be bought from The Body Shop high street stores, or online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk for the price of £4.00.
This Lip Butter is available in a range of different 'flavours' and you can choose from Coconut, Mango, Pink Grapefruit, Shea Butter, Sweet Lemon, or Wild Cherry. I got this Sweet Lemon Lip Butter as part of a gift set and it is swiftly becoming a favourite product of mine.
The Body Shop say: "A rich, intensive moisturiser for the lips with luscious lemon seed oil. Its creamy butter-like texture melts onto the lips to help prevent dryness, leaving them feeling soft, smooth and kissable."
The lip butter comes in a plastic tub with a screw top lid. It is a large 10ml size, and this contains a good amount of product that lasts for a long time.
The balm itself has a pale yellow colour, and has a lovely strong sweet smell of lemons. The scent is gorgeous, it is nice and light but the citrus hints remind me of summer and gives a nice boost to my mood when I put this on.
The lip butter is soft and a little oily, but this helps in that it spreads easily onto the lips without having to rub very hard at all, just a gentle sweep provides good coverage which is helpful when dealing with already damaged skin. I find that it does not really penetrate and soak into the skin, but sits on the surface and coats my lips instead. This doesn't feel sticky, and it gives a lovely soft moist feeling which is quite comfortable.
My lips instantly feel the benefit when I apply this, my skin is softer and actually feels protected thanks to the butter staying put on my lips. I apply first thing in the morning, but it does tend to wear off through the day from drinking and eating etc, so I make sure I have lip balm with me to top it up as and when I need when I'm out and about.
My lips feel a lot smoother softer after using this lip butter, and it does feel more rich than some of my usual lip balms thanks to its highly moisturising ingredients. This lip butter is particularly effective when applied before bed as I then wake up without dry flaky skin and my lips stay in good condition when I use it frequently.
I'm glad my other half introduced me to this range of Lip Butters as I think it has proved to be particularly effective in caring for my dry skin. I will definitely be recommending this Sweet Lemon Lip Butter and am looking forward to trying other items in the range. The only down side that I can see is that it does not have an added SPF I will only be using this through the colder winter months where I do not need that sort of sun protection on my lips.
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