My friend has been an Avon representative for some ears and I always buy things from her. In the past I've usually used Vaseline on my lips to keep them moist and protected. My lips can get really dry if I don't take care of them so its important for me to have lip balm nearby. I lost my Vaseline one day and whilst ordering with her I saw this was on offer 99p, so I thought why not give it a go!
It arrived 2 weeks later to me. Its in a basic white tube with a blue lid, a little smaller to a standard lip balm/lip stick I did wonder how long it would last and if it was any good but I took it in my bag and tried it. I've been using it now for about 5 months and it is a very good lip balm. It doesn't have any smell or taste, its slightly opaque in colour but applied it last a good time, providing you don't lick your lips! its also factor 15 SPF which is good because it protects against the sun. I myself on holiday do find my lips get incredibly dry from the sun and so this was a great thing to take along and it protected my lips well.
I would definitely recommend this to those whose lips do get dry, or effected by heat/cold as this applied regularly does protect the lips a great deal. I got mine for 99p which is the best offer Ive seen it at. The first one I got lasted around 4 months with daily use that's pretty good and it didn't go off like some balms can do. A good buy for all.
I can guarantee to find at least three lip balms in my bag, and am always buying new ones to try. I cannot resist the lure of a 99p bargain, so when this lip balm appeared on the back of an Avon catalogue for that bargain price, I snapped it up.
The packaging of the lip balm is very basic and standard in a tube with Avon marketing on the outer case. There is nothing amazing about the design, and the lower 99p price bracket fits well with the image on first impressions. The usual price of this is £2.20.
Opening the tube, the balm stick appears solid, yet glided onto my lips well. There is no "flavour" with this lip balm, but it does provide quite a slick layer which feels as though you have some coverage, without the feeling of being too heavy or sticky at the same time.
I did wonder if there would be a slight aroma, and whilst there was a faint aroma when nose went near the stick, there is nothing I could put my finger on.
Once the lip balm had been on for a while, I discovered that it carried a strange taste to it. I know lip balms are not to be ingested, but who can resist licking lips when they have an extra coating on them.
The taste, whilst not pungent, or too strong did stay with me for quite some time and put me off re-applying too often. I'm not sure if it was the grape seed ingredient which gave off this taste or not, but there is nothing obvious in the ingredients to suggest anything synthetic would be present.
There are a couple of positive notes to this product than many others for the same price bracket don't carry. An spf15 is useful when wearing in the sun and the wind which gave me a little more peace of mind that my delicate skin was being protected slightly.
The tube itself has the potential to last quite a long time, as I didn't feel the need to apply too much in one go. Being a solid consistency, I felt that one sweep over each lip was enough to give good coverage.
I also found that despite the tube being basic in design, the twist mechanism at the base of the tube was well made and kept the lip balm in place all the time. Often I buy a product and you wind the mechanism up and then it gets stuck and you end up with lip balm mess. Not with this one thankfully.
Overall, I'm not sure this is a lip balm I would purchase again, but if you catch it on offer, then it's a bargain, and makes a great filler gift.