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I like a decent lip balm and being a big fan of Avon it means I own numerous sticks and balms including this one from Avon.
It comes in a stick tube, which is light blue and has the usual design of Avon Care Rich Moisture. Using the lip balm is easy as it really is just a typical type where you swivel the base and it protrudes up the top. It's relatively small so can easily fit in a pocket or bag and is concealed simply.
The balm itself is transparent and is really simple. It has no particular taste so applying it to the licks it doesn't leave an awful aftertaste should you lick your lips afterwards. It is also pretty scentless, although it is meant to contain benefits of vitamin e and some aloe vera but it smells really neutral and nothing I can put my finger on. The lip balm is also pretty rigid in the tube, but applying it to the lips it glides on quite easily and doesn't flake or crumble, but gifts a soft even coverage to is.
In terms of moisturising I do find it helps to nourish my lips quite well but it is not the best product for sore or chapped lips as I feel it merely covers these over but does not aid the healing process quite as efficiently as some of my other lip balms e.g. carmex. Nevertheless, a little application goes a long way, and I only find myself needing re-application perhaps every couple of hours or so, combined with eating and lots of talking lol! This for me is reasonable as with other products I find myself re-applying every 5 minutes!
Personally, I definitely think this product is more suitable for summer/warmer weather as it is really light and subtle. During winter, it isn't great at protecting from cold, harsh winds so I don't tend to use this ads often throughout winter. It doesn't leave my lips glossy/shiny but is really more just a hyrdating balm, which although my lips look bare, really this coats my lips well and leaves them looking neutral but feeling all the difference.
I bought this lip balm from Avon ages ago for about £1 in the back of the clearance section of one of Avon's discounted leaflets that come with a normal campaign brochure. I think this is an ace lip balm and I am glad I got it, but as it is pretty basic I would definitely not pay more than £1 for it. It's good for moisturising and hyrdating, but not brilliant at protecting and repairing chapped lips.
I ordered this from the Avon brochures one day, although the normal price is £1.50 it was on offer for only 50p and I thought it was too good an offer to miss out on.
I've been using variations of this lip balm ever since I first discovered Avon, and have since never experienced dry or chaped lips. Result! I always used to get really dry, chapped lips, at any time of year and nothing worked like a lip balm to stop them getting like it. I used to use Vaseline all the time, but that didn't do much to help. So when I first tried one of the Avon lip balms I wasn't too sure it would work. But it did and I was very happy so would definitely recommend this to everyone who gets the same problem.
The lip balm is quite small, I have to keep this in the same place in my drawer whenever I put it away as otherwise it can get lost quite easily.
But the size is good, as it can also fit in a small pocket quite comfortably and if you only use it once a day (which is all you really need) then it lasts you a good few weeks before it runs out so that isn't anything to worry about.
Overall this is a fantastic little product. 50p it cost me, what a bargain!
I would definitely recommend this product :)
I bought this Rich Moisture Lip Balm from Avon mostly because it was on offer for just 75 pence! That seemed like a good bargain so I went for it. I believe it normally costs around £2 but I cannot check that for you as it is not featured in the current brochure.
The lip balm is part of the Avon Care range which also features face moisturisers, a lip gloss, body lotions and hand creams. The aim of the range is to provide intense moisture and protection for your skin.
The balm arrived in a very small tube, smaller than most lip balms you get in the shops. The tube is light blue with a slightly darker blue top and looks OK but not amazing! It has the Avon Care logo on it, along with a green picture of a leaf and a declaration that the lip balm contains Botanical Extracts and Vitamin E.
Inside the tube the balm is a light blue or grey colour and doesn't look very inspiring. It has a bit of a smell which is slightly unpleasant and sharp and is obviously there for medicinal purposes rather than fragrance purposes. However when you apply the balm to your lips you can't taste anything as it doesn't have any flavour, which is good as I wouldn't like it to taste how it smells!
The balm has no colour either and it doesn't leave any gloss on your lips like other balms such as Vaseline or Carmex. I like a bit of gloss so I found this a shame. It also doesn't go on as smoothly as those and drags a little. You can't really put it on top of lipstick like you can with the other balms as it would rub the lipstick off.
However I found the balm did a reasonable job of caring for and moisturising my lips. I didn't have to reapply it too often and my lips felt reasonably protected. I think this is just an average lip balm though and I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it again or to recommend it to anyone.
I suffer from dry lips and therefore need to use either lipstick or a lip balm at the very least to stop the delicate skin around my mouth from peeling away and irritating me.
One of the best (and cheapest) I have tried is one by Avon in their Avon Care range. These normally cost just £1 either from their website or through an Avon rep, which saves any delivery charges. You can often pick these up even cheaper as part of a deal so it's worth stocking up when they do this.
The lip balm is packaged in a small, slightly smaller than lipstick casing, sized plastic tube, it's pale blue with a darker blue cap which clicks shuts securely with a reassuring snap to ensure it wont come loose when in the bottom of your handbag or pocket. The lable on the tube states the name of the product on side with the list of ingredients in several languages on the other.
Using the lip balm is simple, take off the cap then twist the bottom to move the lip balm up and down, however much you need to use it. Nice and simple for a simple person like myself.
The lip balm itself is firm to the touch but not too hard that you cant use it, it smooths onto the lips easily and coats them with a fine non-greasy film keeping the skin supple for hours. Its tasteless and odourless so wont interfere with any other products such as lip stick you may want to add ontop.
I find the lip balm lasts well through a morning of talking on the phone, drinking tea and half way through lunch. I only have to reapply a couple of times a day at most.
I always ensure I have a tube of this in my handbag or pocket when I'm out and about and also keep one in my desk drawer at work, after all when it's so cheap I can afford to.
It may not be glamorous but who cares at this price and especially when it does it's job so well. It compares very well with other lip balms that 3/4 times the price. I've also been known to massage a finger full of this onto my toe nails before bedtime to keep my cuticles soft! see, thats how versatile this is!
I am a very big fan of the Avon Care Rich Moisture Lip Balm and always have one in my handbag, especially in winter.
At this time of year particularly it is important to keep your lips hydrated as they have very delicate skin on them and if you don't take care of them they are likely to dry out and start cracking and peeling. You can't even cover up cracked lips with lip gloss to smooth it over a lot of the time as a lot of lip glosses will refuse to cover cracked lips evenly.
This lip balm has a very mild and inoffensive taste to it, in fact it does not really taste of anything much at all. The scent is more like a moisturiser than anything else, but again, it really is not very strong.
This lip balm glides on easily and really does penetrate deeply into your lips to leave them feeling soft and moisturised. This is only £1 at full price and you can pick one up out of brochure 17 for only 50p which I think is an absolute bargain.
I feel by writing this review I'm doing somewhat of a public service. Firstly look at the other reviews on this dinky little product and notice that so far this product has achieved 5 star ratings from both members and you can add mine to that to! The other reason I've chosen to bring this product to the table and to your attention is cos it usually costs a pound from Avon but at the time of writing this review it is actually 50p per tube! So take note lol
No size stated but it is a recyclable light blue plastic tube with darker blue plastic push on cap. To use you twist the bottom up and down it's that simple (like most tube lip balms). On the front is a peel off plastic label and on this I'm old it is Avon Care, Rich Moisture Lip Balm, Botanical Extracts + Vitamin E then some stuff in a foreign language I don't understand. Round the back there is more stuff written in foreign languages and I'm told the product is made in Germany. The label peels off cleanly to give me a slightly shiny blue tube which has no information on it at all and when I peeled off label, on the inside I'm given list of ingredients. All in all quite boring packaging but I like the way no one knows it is an Avon product (call it snobbery if you wish lol).
The Product Itself....
To use as I said earlier just twist the bottom up and down and out it comes. It's almost transparent in colour and if you touch it, it isn't hard but slightly dense and you can dent it easily with your finger. Now there is no smell and no taste. So you can use this alone or on top of lip colour, simply whenever you choose and as it's not coloured you don't need a mirror. Whats more it isn't that greasy so you don't have to be careful how you apply it cos you cant see it. Simply rub over the lips and go!
This doesn't give a glossy shine as it's a treatment. You can barely see it. It's so simple to use you cant make a mistake. There's no feeling of applying too much and no film like layer is on the lips. It hydrates them and sinks in, you can feel it a little greasy on the lips but you can't see it at all.
The Results Of Using It....
Instantly softens the lips so you can use it anytime you wish. I get dry, chapped lips and this really moisturises them and just makes them feel more comfortable in general. Occasionally if my lips are sore with small cuts where I've bitten off my dry skin I try to lay off using any product on my lips as they stink like hell. Again this doesn't do that its safe to use and none stinging.
This is a must for my handbag, summer, winter, sun or rain. I use this every night before I go to bed and I have no dry, flaky lips so not only is this a rescue treatment its great as a preventative measure too. It lasts in the tube ages and whats more it lasts on the lips for a good hour and longer if not eating and drinking but lets face it being none colour, sticky or greasy and in a tube (so no mess) it's not really a problem to plop a quick layer on. After-all its not rocket science!
Ive tried many more expensive lip balms and if you want simplicity then this is as simple as it gets in every way for me and I'm a fan of it! I shall be stocking up and I suggest men and women everywhere do for kissable desirable lips at any time of year!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I got this lipbalm since it's only £1 to buy, and Rich Moisture seemed like the best option to stop my lips getting too dry. I didn't want something that would add colour to my lips, just something simple I could apply when I needed without the hassle of needing a mirror. There's also Vita Nourish and I've used both but I'm really no good at telling the difference between them.
It's bascially in a twist tube about the size of a normal lipbalm. It's light blue in colour with a darker blue clear lid that just slides on top, securely. The twisty bit (not sure what it's reallly called!) is small and located at the bottom of the tube, and just looks like a small rim on the bottom. The Avon Care range logo is below the lid, and the Rich Moisture leaf logo below it. The design has changed bit recently with the plastic coating covering most of the lid as well as the tube. To open it you just need to twist the lid a bit to break this coating which stays in place.
The colour of the balm itself is a sort of milky white colour, and there isn't much of a smell from it. The smell, if any, is very gentle and doesn't smell medicated or fragranced. It does go on clear despite its colour and leaves a nice gentle gloss. It's got quite a creamy, thick texture that lasts on your lips although it does feel a bit too thick. Apart from that, I can't see any disadvantages with this lipbalm. Anyway, since it's thick all you need is one coat. If you apply more than that then it does get a bit too thick.It's small enough to carry around with you so you can re-apply it when needed. It does last though, only coming off if you eat or drink while wearing it. Since it's clear you also don't need a mirror to re-apply it. All you need to do is slap it on!
The best thing for me is that my skin is sensitive and I really have to watch what I put on it, especially my face which can become inflamed easily. I have never had any problems with this lipbalm though, so I can recommend it to anyone even if you do have sensitive skin like me.
It protects your lips well and if it does come off through eating or drinking your lips are left feeling nice and soft afterwards. This lipbalm only costs about £1 from Avon so you could easily try both this Rich Moisture and the Vita Nourish version. If you really don't like it, Avon will just give you a refund. It costs a lot less than most lipbalms, which seem to sell at around £4 and more. That could buy you plenty of these!
Avon Care Rich Moisture Lip Balm is normally priced at£1, and is available in the Avon brochures, either from your Avon rep, or online at Avon shop.co.uk.
Why I Bought It
I often get very dry lips, especially at work due to the air-conditioning, and during the winter months. Ive tried many lip balms over the years, but the problem is I seem to be allergic to most of them, coming out in a rash every time I use them. Up until recently the only one Id found that I wasnt allergic to was a Clinique one, which cost £9 per tube, and I didnt really like the feel of it on my lips. So, when I saw this in the Avon book for £1, I though Id give it a go.
The product comes in the form of your typical lip balm tube, which screws up from the bottom. Its made of light blue plastic with a darker blue semi-transparent lid. The label on the tube doesnt really tell us much about the product, it just has the product name and the directions apply to lips, and a load of foreign writing. If you peel the sticker off however, the ingredients are printed on the back in English.
There are no product claims whatsoever on the label, and I couldnt find any in the Avon brochure either, but the description online says, Helps retain and maintain moisture, softness and smoothness, so it doesnt really claim to be any more than your average lip balm.
The tube is easy to open, and its easy to screw up to the desired height to make application easy. The balm glides onto the lips really easily and smoothly and feels really creamy but not too greasy. The temptation for me with lip balms in this form is to apply far too much, but even if I do apply more than I should it doesnt feel bad. You only really need to sweep it quickly over each lip as the formula is so creamy this feels sufficient.
This lip balm makes my lips feel very soft, smooth, and protected straight after application. I find my lips feel moisturised for hours after use, and I dont need to reapply as often as with a lot of lip balms Ive used. Over the couple f weeks Ive been using it Ive seen a massive improvement in the condition of my lips, and I no longer need to use lip balm as often as I used to because my lips are now generally soft and smooth, and dont feel dry like they used to. The best part though - I havent experienced any allergic reaction at all.
Id highly recommend this lip balm to anyone, but especially those who find theyre allergic to other lip balms, you may just find its right for you. It doesnt seem to be going down too quickly either, so it should last a good while, a couple of months at least, but Id say a lot longer. At £1 a tube its definitely good value for money, and Ill be buying many more in the future, if only due to my habit of losing small things!