“ Brand: Boots / Suitable for: Lip / What it does: Protects „
I am one of those people who are addicted to lipbalms, particularly as I suffer from dry, chapped lips. I also have a tendency to switch between handbags and do occasionally leave the house without my beloved lipbalms. I discovered these lipbalms during one such occasion. I'd forgotten my lipbalm and was looking for something cheap and effective. On that occasion, I was in Co Donegal, but I have since bought this north of the border as well.
The packaging is simple. It is a pink tube with the Boots logo and essentials in blue. The lipsalve lettering is a bit bigger, and the information, ingredients and that are in smaller white writing. It also says that this product is dermatalogically tested.
I do like the taste of this lipbalm, it has a sweet strawberry taste and isn't too overpowering. It also smells strongly of strawberries when you first open the tube.
I have bought a couple of these, just to have. One lives in the car and another lives in my bedroom, just in case I need it. It also stays solid in the car (unlike some other ones I have used), which is a bonus considering the summer that we have just had.
This costs £1 from Boots and Boots.com. It's a bargain lipbalm that really does what it says it does, and at the price you can afford to have a couple if you are like me and sometimes forget the one you're using! I will always have some Burt's Bees lipbalm for when my lips are really dry and cracked, but this does a good job of keeping my lips crack free.
It does recommend that you use this balm within 1 year of opening it, but I find it can last longer than that.
Anyone who reads my reviews regularly will be well aware of the fact that I suffer from almost constant dry and chapped lips. Winter time is most definitely the worst time of the year for me. When the weather is cold and the wind is blowing, you can be sure my lips will suffer badly. However, I also find that the summer sun can also be very drying for my lips. A consequence of this, is that I have to make use of a decent lip salve all year round.
I love to use lipsticks but generally speaking, I find that a lot of them can also be very drying on my lips. For this reason, I use a lip salve either on top of or underneath my lipstick just to make sure I have added moisture and my lips don't become chapped.
I buy Boots own brand of lip slave. I have bought this in all of the flavours they make (strawberry, original and peppermint). I do think that out of all of them, however the strawberry flavoured salve is my absolute favourite. It costs only £1 and it comes in a lipstick format, rather than a pot, which I actually prefer. I always think it is much more hygienic to be able to use a lip salve or balm in a lipstick format, as I hate putting my fingers into the pots and them smearing my lips with it.
This strawberry flavoured lip salve from Boots is plain white in colour and as such, it means that I can use it wither on top of or underneath my lipstick without fear of it changing the colour of my lips. It is lightly moisturising and makes my lips feel smooth and well hydrated. It not only adds moisture to my already cracked and dried lips, but I also find that it acts as an excellent protection from the harsh elements (sunshine and the battering wind).
The slave is lightly strawberry scented and it stays on my lips for ages and I hardly have to reapply throughout the day. It is really cost effective and so much cheaper than some of the more heavily branded salves out there. It works a treat and suits me perfectly. My daughter also used this particular lip salve and she takes hers with her to school and keeps it inside her pencil case.
It's well worth only £1 and I really do recommend it.
The lovely boots lipsalve. For me this is the best lip balm out there. I'm a big lover of lip balms and have many different brands and types but this is my overall favourite.
It comes in a lipstick form in a pink plastic casing with a white bottom and has boots essentials lipsalve strawberry, protects and moisturises lips written on the side and that's exactly what it does. The lip balm itself is white in colour which I think is great as I always put lip balm on before I go out and then add lipstick or lip gloss over the top and because it's a colourless lip balm it doesn't change the colour of your lip gear.
The lip balm is great, my lips always feel soft when I use it and I often wake up in the morning with very dry, chapped lips but putting this on before bed always makes my lips soft and kissable in the morning (not that anyone would want to kiss me first thing in the morning). It has a nice smell too but nothing too overpowering or girly.
With it being a boots essentials brand, boots is the only place I've found it available and at the bargain price of just £1 which I think is good for a lip balm as I've over paid over £4 for lip balms in the past. It comes in the "flavours" original, peppermint and strawberry. I have never tried to others to but I'm sure they are just as great too.
The only slight problem I find with this is that because it doesn't leave any colour on the lips my husband and children are always pinching it so it never seems to last very long in my house but at £1 a go I buy in bulk so we always have an endless supply in the house.
All in all I find this a great lip balm, it smells great, feels great on and can be used by the whole family.
Boots Essentials Lipsalve is simply one on the simplest products you can own. It is dermatologically tested & promises to moisturise & protect the lips.
The product comes in a tube of 5g, & is available in 4 "flavours" - ok they are not flavours, I don't know how to call them! I have used three of these - original, strawberry & the tinted version. The final possibility is spearmint.
The product is, unsurprisingly, available at Boots stores or their websites. The RRP is about a pound, according to the website it is specifically £1.01! However they are always countless special offers going on at Boots, as we all know!
The packaging is very simple, but easy to open when on the go. I personally find that the lid stays firmly on in my bag.
One thing I have noticed - only the original lipsalve seems to contain an SPF (SPF 15). I would usually choose a flavoured or coloured product but learning that would push me the other way..
The product itself is easy to use. You just apply over your lips as & when you need it. I find that both cold winters & summer sunshine tend to dry my lips so I often have a collection of lipsalves that surface after a rummage in my bag. I personally love Vaseline too but it is not always so practical to use!
This product works effectively, however the results do not last long. I find myself reapplying upwards of 20 times a day, it is almost a habit! I do however, prefer Labello brand lipsalves as they seem to provide better moisturisation.
All in all, this is a great basic as it is easy to find & incredibly cheap, but I would personally always spend the extra 50p to go for a Labello given the chance.
I actually had no plans to buy this product, or any lip product at all, but on a visit to Boots a few months ago I had a £10 voucher to spend but could only find things that I needed worth £9, and as I didn't want to waste that last £1 I added this to my basket as it costs around £1. Also, all of my lip balms come in pots and I wanted a lip product that I could use on the go, when it is not hygienic to poke your fingers around in a lip balm pot. There are 4 varieties available-Original, Spearmint, Tinted and Strawberry. I chose Strawberry because I am a huge fan of strawberry flavoured products.
The lip salve is about the same size as a lipstick and comes in a plastic twist-up tube. The lid is pink and clicks on to the tube quite firmly so you can carry this around in your bag without worrying about the lid coming off. The base of the lip salve which you have to twist to get the lip salve to appear is white. The lip salve is quite light and the packaging is decent enough.
The Lip Salve
As you twist the base of the tube, the lip salve appears. It is white in colour and appears to be a little waxy. It smells faintly of strawberries, and the scent is quite lovely and delicate. It applies colourless, so you can't really see it on your lips, but it does make your lips look smoother. It does feel a little waxy on my lips though, but I think that is what gives it its moisturising properties. It doesn't really taste like anything to me, and so I am not tempted to lick it all off. The lip salve feels very soothing on chapped lips and if my lips are not very dry, I just apply it once in the morning and once at night and my lips stay moisturised and soft. However, if my lips are very dry, then it is not as effective, and rather than applying this every few hours, I just tend to use petroleum jelly. The lasting power is really good. If I apply it at night, I can still feel it on my lips in the morning and my lips feel very hydrated. During the day you will need to reapply after eating or drinking, although like I said, if my lips are not very dry, just once a day is enough for me.
Price and Availability
As this is a Boots own brand product, it is only available to buy at Boots, in store or online at www.boots.com. It costs £1.01 which I think is an excellent price as this lip salve lasts for ages. I have had mine for 2-3 months now and use it daily and I haven't even used up half of it.
I think for the price, this is a brilliant product. It moisturises my lips well when they are not exceptionally dry and is hygienic to use as you do not have to dab your finger in a pot. It is compact and easy to carry around and feels very soothing when applied over chapped lips. However, if your lips are exceptionally dry, this lip salve will not be enough for them, and I would recommend you use a different product.
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When it comes to products to protect my lips I dont think you can ever have to many. And a few weeks ago when I was clearing out my many make-up boxes and cases I found about 20 that I havent used for a while so I thought Id start reviewing them and hopefully throw a few of them out in the process - only the rubbish ones! So I thought Id start with this 'Boots Lip Salve Strawberry' which I picked up just before Christmas when I was simply wondering through Boots not looking for anything in particular. My main lipbalm (The Bodyshop variety) works really well for me but lately Ive been looking for something cheaper that hopefully has the same effects and results and I was hoping this would be the answer to my prayers - and I think ladies and gents we may have found a winner!
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Other Information: Also contains chamomile extract which is said to help protect and moisturise lips. This is described as a 'handbag essential'. Which I have to say I agree with I dont think anyone should be without a lipsalve on them at all times especially when the weather keeps changing - that plays havoc with my lips!
For a store brand product the packaging for this product isnt too bad - its not a cheap looking as people might expect. It comes in a small 5g tube which is bright red & white in colour. All the information you could possibly need about the product is written on on the back of the tube: shelf life, ingredients, website for the company etc so any questions about the salve you might have can be answered on the tube. The tube has the usual twist up/down mechanism that one would expect from a lipbalm so that makes it easier to apply while on the go because it makes it much quicker to use and much easier to apply without needing a mirror. Much better than a tube of lipbalm anyway.
The balm itself is plain white in colour so if you are applying this without a mirror as I often do you wont get any colour around your lips. As soon as I apply this I can smell the strawberry although it is quite a faint smell yet noticable - it smells kind of like Hubba Bubba nowhere near as strong as my normal Bodyshop balm but the smell is pretty lovely either way. This has no taste to it whatsoever so if your looking for a great tasting, strong smelling lipbalm this is not the one for you however if your looking for a lipsalve that does everything it promises then this is your best bet.
As soon as I apply this to my lips it feels instantly nourishing and softening and with prolonged use my lips definitely feel and look better. I personally would use this to prevent getting chapped lips or dried out lips during the sunny or cold months rather than trying to sure whats already there because I dont think it is nourishing enough to cure chapped lips - although I could be wrong I personally have never used it for that I prefer something a bit thicker and something I know works. This lipbalm for me though is perfect for everyday use to prevent getting crusty lips and it works brilliantly for that purpose and its proper cheap as well so really I have no complaints. I think some people would prefer it to have some SPF for the summer months but that doesnt bother me so much as I have other balms for that purpose.
If your looking for a lipbalm that moisturises and does everything it promises then go for this but it is a standard balm with a scent nothing more. It doesnt have SPF and I dont think it would be effective enough to use on badly chapped lips so Im knocking a star off for that but apart from those 2 reasons I would fully recommend this. Its cheap and cheerful.
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Lip salve is one of those things that all girls need! Theres nothing worse than having dry cracked lips that feel tight when you speak. As I wandered around my boots store the small collection of lip salve's on offer caught my eye. Fed up of the one I have now that was expensive but useless! I decided I would get a new one. This Boots essentials lipsalve in strawberry got my attention, i'm a sucker for anything strawberry flavour, I don't know why but whenever there's a choice of flavours I always seem to go for strawberry.
The strawberry lipsalve is in a small twisty tube, the top is pink and the bottom is white. A pretty simple design, typical of a stores own make really. The tube has the boots logo and 'lipsalve' written in big letters. It has all the information you need such as the ingredients, it's dermatologically tested and it claims to 'protect and moisturise lips.
As soon as I got the product out of the shop I couldn't wait to try it. So I unwrapped the clear film and applied some to my lips. The first thing that hit me was the smell. I loved the smell! As you would expect it doesn't smell like real strawberries but it smells like the typical 'flavour strawberry' kind of hard to explain but i'm sure you understand what i'm getting at. The lipsalve is clear so not a product to double up as a lipstick. Immediately the lipsalve made my lips feel softer and smooth, however I was dissapointed that the feeling didn't last long and it seemed to sink in/rub off quickly leaving my lips feeling dry again.
I bought this lipsalve for 99p which is for a 5g tube. It is one of the cheapest lipsalves around but it's certainly not one of the best. It may be cheap but I won't be buying this again as it just doesn't do the job for me.
I often end up with a few lip-balms lurking in my make-up bag, handbag and bedside drawer at any one time. Lypsyl always used to be the standard one I used, and I've also tried ones that are tinted, ones that also act as a lip-gloss, and ones that are intensive moisturisers, etc.
Boots Lipsalve is definitely my favourite, though. It only costs around £1 for a stick, and they're available even from small branches of Boots, although seemingly not on the website, which is odd. Although this review is for the strawberry salve (in a pinkish red tube), it also comes in spearmint (green), 'original' (blue) and sunblock (yellow) varieties.
When it's purchased, it's in clear plastic wrap, for hygiene reasons. This is easily removed. It is then in the standard lip-balm container, with a long lid. The tube underneath is white, and the base can be twisted to expose more of the stick of balm. I much prefer lip-salves in stick form, because I really don't want to put my fingers into a pot of balm and touch my lips when I'm out and about: it's not very hygienic unless you're able to wash your hands first.
The balm has a very thin texture when it is applied; much thinner than Lypsyl or Chapstick. I prefer this; I often end up with residue from the other brands because it is too thick. With the Boots lip balm, you can put on a few layers without it becoming obvious. It instantly moisturises and protects the lips, but it doesn't appear as though you're wearing any lip-balm, gloss or colour. You can pretty much apply it without looking in a mirror. I imagine for this reason that men would also be happy to use it. Each variety of the salve is a white stick which leaves no trace of colour on the lips.
The strawberry is a subtle but sweet scent. I think my favourite is probably spearmint, which is refreshingly minty but very mild (with no 'menthol' feel on the lips). The 'original' one is hard to describe, but it is akin to 'original' Lypsyl; a clean, pleasant fragrance. I haven't tried the sunblock type yet.
In summary, this is an effective, easy-to-use, convenient, cheap product and it doesn't show up on the lips which is a big advantage. It helps to heal chapped lips and to stop dryness occurring. The only disadvantage is that it contains the usual 'unnatural' ingredients; people who worry about that may wish to try a Burts Bees or Weleda/Origins/Dr Organic product instead.
Now that the nights are getting dark and the temperature is dropping it's time for me to find a decent lip balm. Now I've tried a wide selection and the problem is they only work for a short amount of time. So the money spent has been completely pointless. It is probably the only product which I buy according to the brand. Aside from now that is.
The Boots Essentials lip balm comes in two other flavours as well as strawberry. Them being original and spearmint. Not liking mint, this was the obvious choice for me. It comes in a little plastic tube, just the same style as your average lipstick. Whilst the packaging is a deep pink the actual balm is white. So it doesn't show up when you put it on.
The smell is obviously going to be strawberry although to be honest it could be any sweet fruit. It's also only very faint so even if you do resort to licking your lips you won't taste any of the ingredients which are included to make it. It is a sweet but not sickly smell and is actually quite nice. It almost reminds me of the old Hubba Bubba bumblegum that I regularly used to buy.
Does it actually work? The answer is surprisingly a yes. Once applied which is easy to do so as it has a smooth texture it can feel a bit sticky. I find that the best thing to do is to put some on before you leave the house. Then once you're outside apply some more. One covering doesn't seem to do the job.
It isn't a product which is a quick fix to chapped or dry lips but over the space of a week or two you can note a complete difference. Instead of being bumpy your mouth is soon restored to a smooth and soft look. Fully moisturised, just as it says on the packaging, and appearing a lot more healthy.
If I'm honest I can't think of a negative comment to make about this product. It only cost me 97p from Boots, it smells nice and is small so can fit in pockets without being noticeable. It's a nude colour and works really well. If not better in some cases than the more well known brands. As I've said it comes in other flavours so it strawberry isn't to your liking then the original or mint would do just as good a job.
I know that for the time being I won't be heading back to my Niveas or Blistex. Not when Lipsalve is still being sold. A good quality product for a very cheap price.
As anyone who regularly reads my reviews knows - I use a lot of lip salve!
I cannot stand my lips being dry and I suffer from this problem all year round in sun, wind or in doors in the central heating. I find myself constantly licking my lips and then wiping them dry which just makes my lips feel even worse. Consequently I have a collection of various lip balms in drawers around the house and more in my handbags.
The one that I am currently using is Boots Lipsalve in the Strawberry flavour and it cost me the princely sum of 99p! It is also available in spearmint, original and lemon flavours - there may be more but these are the ones that I have seen in store.
This one comes in a tube the size of a lipstick so it fits nicely in the pocket of my jacket or trousers or it will rest safely in my handbag without coming open and getting Lipsalve over everything.
When purchased the Lipsalve is sealed in clear plastic so that you can be sure that it has not been tampered with. The tube itself is also plastic and so ends up in the recycling bag when it is empty which is always a good sign as far as I am concerned.
As I said the tube itself is about the same size and shape as a lipstick. The tube is red; logically enough as it is the strawberry flavoured one, and has the Boots logo on the front and the address of the manufacturers on the back together with the web site address of www.boots.com. There is also a full list of ingredients shown.
The balm itself is a creamy white in colour and you apply it to your lips in exactly the same way as you would apply lipstick and using the same sort of amount as lipstick. It also feels the same as lipstick on your lips when you apply it.
The taste of the balm is very pleasant and the strawberry flavour is sweet and sadly very nice. Unfortunately this means that I tend to lick my lips when I am using the balm which means that I have to apply it more frequently. Silly me!
The lipsalve contains extract of chamomile to protect and moisturise the lips.
When I use this product I find that my lips feel instantly hydrated, smooth and comfortable. My lips also have a light sheen to them when I use this product.
I certainly find that the balm makes my lips feel good; they feel moisturised and comfortable which is exactly what I want from a lip balm.
The little tube is small enough to fit in the smallest of handbags, or pockets, so I can take it anywhere with me for instant relief.
Having very dry lips that seem to get chapped very easily, I like to always have some sort of lip balm with me. So whenever I've gone out for the day and forgotton one, I end up buying a new one. Being a very forgetful person I've built up a pretty large collection of different lip balms and I have to say, this Boots Strawberry Lipsalve was not one of the best I've used.
It is a quite good price, being 99p and if I remember rightly there were a few other flavours to choose from. It comes in a standard sized pink tube that you have twist to bring up the lip balm.
It's got a good smell. Very sweet, strong strawberry smell. Could be said to be a bit sickly, but I like it.
I find that when putting it on, it's hard to get a full, decent coat of it on all over my lips so I kind of have to smear it on which is irritating. It has a nice strawberry taste to it, but it makes my lips feel a bit to sticky for my liking. As well as this it barely lasts five minutes, which obviously is a pain as you have to keep reapplying.
On the bright side it is dermatologically tested! And gives your lips a nice shine.
Overall I'd have to say that it was just average really. I doubt I'll be buying it again, I'd rather invest a bit more money in something made of a bit better quality.
This lipsalve has to be one of my ultimate childhood memories- purely because of the amount of my friends (who were very young at the time) who found out that lipsalve does not taste at all like it smells! It costs 99 pence from Boots and apart from strawberry you can also buy a range small range of other 'flavours' and an original version that contains sun protection factor 15 and all have been dermatologically tested.
The lipsalve comes in a little tube that is 7cm long and lid forms the largest part of the packaging, which is good if you need to use it whilst you're skiing or walking because it's easy to use with gloves on. Lipsalves with tiny little lids are fiddly and the lids always get dropped or lost.
The scent of the lipsalve is very synthetic but it still smells really good and reminds me of vanilla, sweets and a little bit of strawberry- probably why so many children insist on eating it. I still find it quite annoying that a food doesn't accompany that lovely smell.
In terms of the effectiveness of the product, it moisturises smoothly and instantaneously and doesn't feel like it is just sitting on the lips. This also means that when you first put it on it doesn't make your lips ridiculously shiny like Vaseline can sometimes do. Another advantage that this has over Vaseline is that it's more hygienic as you don't have to use your finger to apply it.
A disadvantage of the product is that, due to the fact it soaks in so well, it doesn't keep lips moisturised for long periods of time. This might not be the best choice for an overnight lipsalve or when you don't have the opportunity to 'top-up'.
I tend to have very dry lips both summer and winter and I never go out without my Boots lipsalve. It is to date the best lipsalve I have used. Why? Because it has a nice consistency and does not have a 'tacky' feeling, it glides on well and the moisturising qualities are apparent right from the very first application. Furthermore, Boots lipsalve does not contain any aluminium compounds. And apart from that, Boots lipsalve is very reasonably priced and lasts for months!
I'm quite impressed with Boots lipbalms, and preferring a slightly flavoured, one, last time I was in Boots, I opted for this strawberry one. I haev to agree with other ops that it is rather synthetic, certainly not very much like strawberries, but it's pleasant, and feels smooth and non-gritty. I also like the fact that it's not coloured, as sometimes I find (especially with Lipsalves in sticks) that if they are coloured you come out with highly coloured lips, which can look very silly indeed. I also find that the mechanism to push the lipsalve up is a bit temperamental. That is to say that if it gets knocked, or hot, it can "wind" in a position that's not straight, and you either lose the lipsalve onto the floor, or it comes out a bit squidged. Not very impressive, but fine for less than a quid. My boyfriends have a problem with the taste, as it really is rather naff, but I personally dont' mind too much. All in all, boots strawberry lipsalve is fine for a panic "Argh I've got to sooth my lips cheaply" moment, but it's not the best on the market, and if you're looking for a handbag lipsalve to stay with you from day to day, I woudln't recommend this one.
I tried this lipbalm when I was up in the lakes and had left mine at home. It's very cheap , only 99 pence, but I really wish I'd gone for the more expensive one now. The strawberry flavour, although pleasant is very synthetic and did not taste like strawberries at all. That didn't really bother me though. This lipbalm although quite smooth when I first put it on soon went gritty and so I decided after I had used it a few times not to use it again...but when I woke up in the morning my lips were very dry and not just chapped, but bleeding. I can only assume it was the lipbalm, as the problem was soon corrected with a couple of days using Vaseline. It could be that I have particularly sensitive lips although I have never had a problem before; it must have just reacted badly with my lips. So although it might be really good for some people's lips it might be worth taking care in case it doesn't work well for you...after all, for every product, someone will react badly against it.
With soothing extract of camomile protects & moisturises lips