Product Type: The Body Shop Lip Care
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The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Lip Butter
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The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Lip Butter
Advantages: lovely scent
Disadvantages: not enough hydration effect, chemical taste
Lemon Tree by Foolīs 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 letīs 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 ž 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 donīt 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 donīt 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.
Summary: not for me
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