It is more than 30 years since I first discovered the Chapstick brand. If I recall correctly, it was via Seventeen magazine - the advertising therein must have been phenomenal as I still remember more than half a dozen brands that advertised in that must-have journal. At that time I used the original formulation for a couple of years, to ensure my lips were in great condition for all that kissing I was doing.
Ten years later and I discover that my now husband had half a dozen ChapSticks, again the original flavour. These were mainly used in summer. A further ten years on, and we discover that our babysitter appears to have every ChapStick flavour available to man. And our four year old daughter has somehow become addicted. And so ChapStick returned to my lips.
It should be no surprise that ChapStick is owned by the multinational conglomerate Pfizer. A short whizz around the website for this review reveals no other information regarding ownership history. The company does state that the products use human testers but no animals. This Classic Cherry lip balm is one of ChapStick's top three sellers. It is easy to see why.Firstly, it is inexpensive, being priced at GB1.05 - 1.79. Secondly, being mass-manufactured and a long-standing brand, most users know what to expect and how to use the product.
The lid is easy to remove. The twisting component at the base is reliable and easy to use. The scent is obviously supposed to be cherry however it does smell very synthetic. It is not unpleasant though. The taste is also a slightly odd, synthetic cherry. The texture is really smooth. I always make sure that my lips are dry when I apply this Chapstick along with all my lip products, actually.
It lasts on my lips for less than two hours, after which time I may or may not reapply depending on what I am doing or the condition of my lips. They always feel smooth right after I apply the Chapsick. I do believe that this product acts surprisingly well for such an inexpensive lip care item.
I have found that if I use it at a time when my lips are dry or cracked, my lips are much improved with a couple of days of regular application of the cherry Chapstick. This review appears elsewhere under this username and others I use.
I have to use lip balm or similar very often, especially during the winter I find my lips can become quite sore if I don't protect them from the cold. I have used many different types over the years, some better than others. I tried the cherry Chapstick and was surprised at its effectiveness.
I got mine in Boots for £1.05, I have seen this in other shops, supermarkets and pharmacists all around the £1-£1.20 mark. Chapstick do a range of different "flavours" and types depending on needs, the cherry one is the only one I have used from this range. The cherry one comes in a little purple tube which indicates the "flavour" of it clearly.
Ive been using this now for around about 2 months after my last one (different brand) ran out. I have no particular reason for the cherry "flavour" apart from personal preference and I got Chapstick because Id been told good things by friends about them. So from the 2 months of use I am pleased, I use it several times a day, it lasts on my lips well and keeps them soft and moisturised. Scent wise its quite nice and not too synthetic smelling, it is red in colour and so does leave a hint of red on the skin which can be noticed but its not very obvious. Its also lasted really well, I still have well over half the stick left and for me who uses it several times each day this does make it a good lip balm price wise.
Overall I do think this is a good lip balm to use. As a person who does suffer with sore dry lips I have found this does offer a good protection against the elements whilst being a good price and lasting a long time. The cherry scent is not for everybody however the Chapstick range does offer other types at the same price so its something I would recommend buying.
I give this 5/5 because its perfect for me
Every year when winter is drawing in my face and mouth tend to start getting dry. Usually if I don't start using something quickly I end up with cracked, sore lips. I've tried everything from Vaseline to various different kinds of lip balm, but the most effective by far is simple chapstick.
It comes in such a handy little size that I keep it in my pocket or in my bag. Then, whenever I need to I can just pop it on my lips. It soaks into your lips quite quickly - unlike some others which sit on your lips like a greasy/oily film. Straight away your lips feel soothed and moisturised. With regular use the dryness stays away. Not only do they feel much better, but they look much better too!
I've tried the original one and the medicated one too, but the cherry flavoured one is by far the nicest. It gives my lips a nice healthy colour. It's not like a lipstick, as in it doesn't put colour on your lips, but it brings out the natural colour in them.
You can pick it up in most chemists like Boots or places like Superdrug or SemiChem. It only costs under £2 and it lasts for ages, so it's well worth the money.
I always end up with chapped lips that if left untreated, end up extremely sore and cracked. They always start when the weather is beginning to get colder during the Autumn and Winter. I was shopping in Poundland a few weeks ago and saw these chapsticks at the till, for sale for £1 or 3 for £2 and as my lips were starting to get a bit sore, I bought one. I only opted for the one as I hadn't previously used these before and thought 3 might be a little excessive!
The chapstick is housed in a red plastic tube that has a small lid fastened on by a film of plastic before it's first use. The lid needs to be twisted in order to break that seal before using, which is a good idea to make sure no-one has sneakily tried it out before you. The tube has a small white winder at the bottom that makes the chapstick move up and down the tube for ease of use and this works well - sometimes I find these winders can stick, but this one has worked perfectly.
The actual product is dark red in colour, although I don't find that this colour can be seen on the lips once applied across them. The cherry flavour of the chapstick is just right - it's not very subtle but it's certainly not very strong or overpowering, I find that it's perfect. The only thing I would say is that the scent of cherry doesn't last for very long - it's only a matter of minutes, if that, before it disappears completely. That doesn't bother me, but it may be an issue for others.
All I do to use the chapstick is move it along the top and bottom lips quickly, only using a small amount. Even with this small amount, I feel that my lips are covered amply. The chapstick gives good coverage and moisturises my lips very well to the point where I don't find I need to apply it very often through the day - I'd say that I now only apply it three or four times per day and that keeps them moisturised enough. I would say that I applied it slightly more often - around six times - when they were showing signs of cracking and being sore. With this use, I've found that I've not actually used that much of the chapstick - there's still quite a bit left so I feel I've received value for money from it.
I've been continuing to use the chapstick quite regularly over the last few weeks, but that has really been for a preventative reason rather than to moisturise chapped lips as it was initially. After using this chapstick on my lips for only a day, I felt that they were restored to their usual state of being moisturised, soft and smooth. I just feel that applying it three to four times daily helps to keep them soft and moisturised enough so that they won't start to crack or get sore again. Another added bonus is that it comes with SPF 15, although I've not used it during any nice weather - mine has been during cold and not so nice weather.
I would recommend the cherry chapstick, I think they're excellent value and a great product. The offer is a great one (three for £2) although I'm not sure, due to their longevity, whether I'd actually get through three over the winter months! I've rated it 5 stars, as I feel it deserves that - it's all good and really helped to restore my lips to their usual state so I've not got any complaints.
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As a child we used to Costco once very couple of months and there was always multiple packs of these, I would then pass these around my friends and we all loved this one the most. Here are my thoughts.
I have seen this in a number of designs, both the one shown here and also a deep purple with a blue twister at the bottom, matching lid and a picture of cherries on the front - this is the one I own. I love this packaging, it is young, small and compact. This is also durable enough to carry around and stops the product melting when it is hot.
This is meant to hydrate my lips and make them soft. I don't think it hydrates as such but it does soften and if my lips are uncomfortable it eases this. There is a slight colour with the lip balm but it really is just a hint, and as it is slightly purple this is actually really nice.
This smells and tastes delicious, genuinely like cherries! In a way this is a problem as I have to keep reapplying as I am eating it all the time. Quite often these types of scent can smell very childish and although this is you, it is definitely more mature compared to others.
This is so easy to apply and it does not dry out as it gets a little older, this really is great for my lips.
Price and Availabilty
As far as lip care goes this is one of the most readily available brands, and is so easy to find at the local supermarket and quite often this is in new agents and clothes shops. This sells anywhere between £1 and £2 and for the smell, taste and the way if softens my lips this is definitely worth it.
I would reccommend this, it really is worth the fame it has.
The ChapStick brand is very widely available and popular, so when I needed a lip balm I bought one of these in cherry flavour. They are sold in chemists, supermarkets and online along with other types of shops. The packaging is a standard white plastic tube with a reddish coloured plastic wrapped around it which displays the ChapStick logo and some information. To open it you have to twist the top which will break the seal. To use it you need to twist the base which will push the stick of lip balm up. The overall packaging and design are just the standard lip balm stick design, no fuss and very simple to use.
The actual lip balm is a dark pink colour and it does have a noticeable scent. It definitely has a cherry smell, more like cherry sweets than fresh cherries but a nice and pleasant smell, not one of those annoying smells that you get sick of. The taste isn't bad either which is a plus point as you will inevitably end up tasting it when it's on your lips.
It glides on easily and instantly gives a smooth feeling to your lips. When you apply it, it adds a sleek coating to your lips which will shield them from harsh weather which can be damaging. It does make your lips feel moisturised while it's on, it makes them feel nice and soft but I don't think it provides any actual nourishment or hydration. I've found that once it's completely off your lips, they're back to however they were before. I don't think it treats your lips but it does give a barrier between your lips and the elements. It also contains an SPF 15 to protect your lips from the sun, as well as protecting them from the harsh winter weather. It also adds a very, very slight and sheer tint to the lips but this isn't really noticeable, it adds shine as well which is nice.
I would definitely recommend this as a protective product to protect your lips from the elements. I would also recommend it for anyone who wants soft and smooth lips with some shine and a nice flavour. In my opinion, this doesn't treat or heal the lips but it does add a smooth coating while it's on. If you're looking to actually heal and treat the lips and add real moisture then I wouldn't recommend the ChapStick for that purpose although it's great to prevent further damage and protect the lips by shielding them. Also, it's a nice little product in very compact packaging which makes it practical to carry around wherever you go. It's very useful and does a good job at protecting the lips.
I have taken off 2 stars, I wasn't sure whether to do that or not as I do really like this and it does a great job at protecting the lips, smoothing them and making them soft and shiny. They're marketed as moisturising and hydrating the lips though which I don't think is actually true. They do make them feel less dry while it's on but I really do think that's because it has coated the lips, it doesn't penetrate the lips and moisturise them like some other products.
I have used lip balms for as long as I can remember and have always got two or three on the go. I do like different flavours and always try any new ones which come out however as cherries are one of my favourite foods are cherries I couldn't resist buying this one. It comes in a snazzy red coloured tube with the ChapStick logo down the side and has a removable lid which opens easily but snaps back snugly onto the base. You twist the base to bring the balm up to use and then twist it back when you have finished.
The actual lip balm is a reddy colour but when you put it on your lips it is clear so is suitable for men and women. The taste is definitely the best part as it tastes just like cherries without being sickly. It also smells very fruity and the smell lasts for quite some time after applying. I reapply this balm every couple of hours as I do keep licking my lips as the taste is so appealing.
It is not sticky or gloopy as some balms are and your lips feel very soft and smooth straight away. This particular balm comes in original flavour, strawberry and spearmint but I have not tried any of these. It helps to prevent chafed, chapped and cracked lips and also helps to prevent and protect from the drying effects of wind and cold weather (our typical English summer!) ad also has a SPF of 15 which will protect from sunburn.
The ingredients are arachidyl propionate, camphor, carnauba wax, cetyl alcohol, D&C red no. 6 barium lake, fragrance, isopropyl lanolate, isopropyl myristate, lanolin, light mineral oil, menthol, methylparaben, octyldodecanol, paraffin, phenyl trimethicone, propylparaben, saccharin, white wax.
I bought this from Boots for £1.05, well when I say bought I used £1.05 of Boots points so in effect got it for nothing which is great. It is being sold in Asda for £1.12 but comes under the offer of buy 3 items for £3 so you could have three at £1 each and is also sold at Lloyds, Wilkinsons and other chemists and supermarkets.
I use lip balms regularly and will definitely buy this particular flavour again.
~*~*~ ChapStick Lip Balm Cherry ~*~*~
My lips can get very dry, especially in the winter. I normally swear by Vaseline, but can find this quite messy to use. So after reading so many good reviews on this lip balm, I decided to give it a go. I purchased it from Boots for £1.05, which I thought was a great price considering Vaseline costs £1.49.
The lip balm comes in a plastic, lip-stick like tube, which is pinky-red in colour. To use, you remove the cap, wind up the lip balm (like a lip stick) and apply to the lips.The lid clips shut and is very sturdy, which means the lip balm never dries out. I prefer lip balm where you don't need to get your fingers sticky and messy, so this lip balm was right up my street. The tube is around 6cm high and is very compact, which means it takes up no room at all in my handbag.
The balm itself is pink/red, and once applied to the lips it leaves them looking slightly glossy, with a hint of pink tint. It smooths on my lips with ease and gives them immediate relief when they are particularly sore. This lip balm is not sticky in the slightest and feels very comfortable on the lips. It can last a couple of hours on my lips before the need to reapply, which I think is great as I have used a lot of lip balms that don't last on my lips for more than 5 minutes. I usually apply this lip balm 3-4 times throughout the day, it has lasted me around 3 months and there is still plenty left.
The best thing about this lip balm, besides how moisturising it is, is the scent. I love the smell of cherries, which is another reason why I opted for this lip balm. The scent is gorgeous and fruity. The smell really lingers on your lips throughout the day, which is very pleasant.
Overall I would definitely recommend this lip balm. It smells amazing and is very hydrating. I actually now prefer it to Vaseline, and I am looking forward to trying the apple flavour. For £1.05, this lip balm is a bargain! It has lasted me months and shows no sign of drying out or coming to the end of it's life. I give this lip balm 4 out of 5 Dooyoo stars.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review ;)
=ChapStick Lip Balm Cherry=
If it is not the cold weather, then I may have got sunburnt or generally my lips are dry and I need lip balm, I have a selection in different bags, in the car, even in the table in the hallway!
My favourite Chapstick is Cherry, and just recently I saw the Chap sticks on offer at our local Poundworld, at 3 for the price of £2.
Like a lot of lip balms, this is like a lipstick in design, the outer cover is a red with the name Chapstick and the flavour, (this case Cherry).
Once you open the balm, this is in stick form and is red in colour, although when you apply to your lips, it doesn't transfer the colour red, just a clear balm, so you can wear in under lipstick or on top without it affecting the colour.
I have to confess, I love the smell of the Cherry lip balm, it is not over powering, and smells sweet and natural cherry flavour.
The balm does have built in SPF, which is good as even in windy weather we can still get some sunburn.
As soon as I put the lip balm on I can feel the difference on my lips they feel instantly moisturised, just one coat and you get the effect of the balm working, although it is tempting to put more on as it is gorgeous.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend this lip balm, there are other flavours in the range including apple and original.
A pound well spent.
During the winter months, just like me, my daughter started to suffer with dry lips so I decided to buy her some lip balm, I prefer lip balm in a stick format as I think they are more hygienic so when I spotted this in Boots, I decided to pick a couple up.
There are several different varieties available, whether it be fruity, medicated or just plain moisturising, we chose the cherry version because Lauren loves anything pink! The RRP ranges from £1 to £2.50 depending upon where you go, I do find this is widely available in most high street chemists, but even places such as The Poundshop, Wilkos and most supermarkets.
The Chapstick comes in a small tube with is covered in a deep pink plastic wrapper with the product details on. Upon removing the lid, you can immediately smell that the fruity aroma, I wouldn't say it is exactly that of cherries but it is definitely fruity. Similar to most lip balms or lip sticks, just twist the base and the stick of balm comes out the end.
I find the moisturising properties of the balm, great, as long as I keep my lips topped up throughout the day, this is where the balm fails a little, within an hour or so of applying, I feel the need to re-apply. Whilst this isn't an issue for me, my 5 years old cannot really to this at school. The stick of balm is red and when I apply, it gives my lips a hint of colour which is a nice bonus, this is only a hint meaning that children can wear without looking like she is wearing makeup. According to the packaging, the product provides SPF protection, I cannot really comment whether this is the case as I haven't really worn in the sun. When either myself or Lauren use on a regular basis, I can definitely tell a difference and our lips feel soft and smooth.
Overall, this is a good balm but because I have to reapply frequently, I would only give it 4 out of 5 stars.
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I have a couple of chapsticks lying about the house as I think they are fairly good little lip balms especially as they cost so little.
The cherry chapstick can be bought for as little as 99p. They are also a really nice size so it they are good for stashing away in places like handbags and cars for when you have dry lips and need a lip balm.
The cherry flavour of chapstick is by far the nicest flavour and much better than the original because not only does it smell lovely but I also think it is a little bit more moisturising than the original version.
The smell of the chapstick is gorgeous and it smells really fruity and very much like cherries. It isn't flavoured unfortunately but the smell alone is enough to make me want to lick my lips and see.
The chapstick is coloured a pink colour and it is actually tinted as it gives my lips a really nice sheen of colour to them. It sort of looks like when you stain your lips with strawberries and is quite subtle but really nice too.
As a lipbalm this is one of the longer lasting ones as I find that most of them come off my lips so easily and quickly. I do need to keep applying this to my lips when they are dry but it does seem to last just that little bit longer.
It feels nice on my lips because it isn't too oily but it does give me relief from dry lips straight away and keeps them feeling soft and hydrated for a couple of hours at a time.
If my lips were really dry I would probably use something like carmex which is medicated and just more moisturising but for just every day when my lips are just a little bit dry then this is not only really nice to use but it also works to keep them from drying out and getting cracked and sore.
I always get sore lips in winter and worse when they start cracking I can't help but bite them meaning I make them worse, I always have a lip balm on the go as even when it isn't winter months I often find the heat at work causes mu lips to dry out. I bought this lip balm when in Asda doing my weekly shop, it cost me £1.12 which I think is about a normal price and there were a couple of different flavours available.
The lip balm comes in a plastic tube with a push on plastic top on it, the plastic tube is wrapped in a bright pink plastic covering which is perforated at the top so that you can just remove the plastic from the lid area or you can choose to remove the whole thing. The bottom of the tube twists just like the bottom of a lipstick to raise the lip balm inside, the label states on it chapstick and the flavour then on the back you have the ingredients in tiny writing.
When you open the tube you can instantly smell the lip balm, it smells very sweet and really fruity and due to the smell when it is on your lips it is very tempting to lick it off unfortunately it doesn't taste as it smells. The lip balm is bright pink in colour just the same as the tube it comes in.
The lip balm is very easy to apply and you just apply the same way as a lipstick, the lip balm actually gives a slight bit of colour to your lips too which is a nice extra. The lip balm goes on smoothly and it isn't at all sticky which is good, the lip balm really does leave your lips feeling moisturised and best of all it prevents me from biting my lips. I would rate this a 5 star product as it is a decent price, works well, easy to use and ideal to pop in your pocket which is what I do at work.
I hate having dry chapped lips and at times it can get a bit irritatingly sore. Therefore I like to have some form of lip balm in my handbag so it's ready at hand when I feel like my lips need some refreshing and moisture.
I purchased the cherry flavour from my local Coop store for around £1.20, but I have noticed some deals and offers from time to time, so if your lucky you could get it cheaper or two for the price of one. The price is in my opinion quite reasonable compared to similar types of lip balms on the market, however I personally believe the quality of this brand often outweighs any other competition.
The chapstick is actually a red cherry colour, which I thought was nice and pretty. However the colour does not make the lips red, but instead gives a nice glimmering shine. The chapstick has a basic but effective and simple design, making it very easy to use when on the go. This is illustrated by the easily removable lid and small turning wheel at the bottom of the chapstick that pushes the stick up and down.
The most noticeable aspect of this lip balm when I initially pop off the lid, is the luxurious cherry smell. It is very inviting and reminds me of the smell of some cherry hard boiled sweets I used to eat when I was younger. Once applied I found the smell to stay on for a while but not as long as I would have liked and made my lips glimmer with a nice shine, but not too overpoweringly shiny which in my opinion is a good thing.
The main reason for using this however for its effectiveness on sore dry lips, and I was very pleased to notice that once I rubbed some of the lip balm evenly along my lips with the easy to use roll on applicator; my lips almost instantly felt a cool sensation and eased the soreness quite effectively. I found that during instances where I had quite bad dried chapped lips, I had to apply a few layers before it started to help my extra dry cut lips, but this wasn't a big deal considering how cheap it was.
In conclusion, this is a great lip balm. It effectively soothes dry sore lips, has a nice cherry flavour smell and adds a bit of shine and refreshment to dry lips. I love that it is in pop up stick rather than a small container as it means I do not have to get my fingers greasy or dirty. All this and the great price make this a highly recommendable lip balm.
I am a bit of a lip balm freak, and have loads laying around my house, car, work desk, handbag etc. Whilst I am a big fan of the most basic tin of vaseline sometimes its always more interesting/fun to try new things and a few weeks ago when in the 99p store I picked up a little tube of chapstick cherry.
It comes in the usual packaging for chapstick, in the form of a stick which has a base at the bottom which when twisted, makes the chapstick rise out the tube so it is able to be applied directly to the lips. The stick is red, and does smell really sweet of cherry making it fun and girly to use! Fortunately it does not really transfer any red colour onto my lips but is more there probably more for aesthetic use as a white cherry chapstick might look a bit odd! The flavour is nice and subtle and can still be smelt when applied to my lips.
In terms of moisturising properties however I was a bit as it leaves no shine and I need quite a big amount of application for this to feel it is making any difference. It feels quite tough and dry, when rubbed against my lips as I am used to the slimy, slightly greasy feel of vaseline. It does not really soothe or soften my lips so I think in terms of a nourishing lip balm I have had better.
I am on the fence as to whether I would recommend this item at all, as it smells nice, and isn't awful, but it needs a huge application and amount of rubbing for my lips to not feel dry and I find I do need to re-apply it quite often. It contains SPF 15 so should be good for summer time but I probably would avoid this in winter as it doesn't moisturise my lips a great deal and can't see it giving much protection from harsh weather/winds to prevent my lips feeling dry!
I, like many people, suffer from dry lips all the time - doesn't matter whether it is hot or cold, you can guarantee that my lips will dry. As a result I have untold amounts of lip balm and I carry them round with me all the time - just ask my husband, he's forever washing them when I forget to take them out of my pockets. My favourite though, has to be the Chap Stick Cherry one. Even though it does make me sing Katy Perry songs whenever I see it, I can overlook that fault because it is a great balm.
Like many lip balms, this one comes in stick form and it is very handy to carry around. I have never had any problems with the stick. I sometimes find that others can come loose and then they stick to the inside of the lid. This one though is obviously well made and durable.
The balm is red in colour, but that colour doesn't transfer to your lips. It has a sort of transparent look to it so it is ideal for wearing under or over lipstick and it won't change the colour. The other good thing about the fact that this doesn't transfer colour is that if you get some on your teeth, you don't look like a total wally with pink bits showing on your smile!
I find that it gives my lips a little shine if I am wearing it over my lipstick. I also find that it isn't too slippy, so that you can easily apply lipstick over the top. I have had balms in the past that make applying lipstick over the top impossible because they don't stick but it's not the case with this one.
The smell is lovely. I am not a big fan of overpowering smells, especially on my lips and face, but this one is just right. It definitely smells of cherry and is quite sweet with it, but it is not sickly at all. It reminds me of some kind of sweet that I used to eat when I was younger, which is nice. It tastes nice as well. I know you aren't supposed to eat it, and I don't, but it is hard not to get the taste of lip balm in your mouth. I was pleased to find that this one doesn't have that chemically taste that a lot do.
It has some SPF protection in it which is good for summer (if we get one) although I tend to put sun cream on my lips anyway because I wouldn't trust a lip balm. It is good for putting over the top of the sun cream though because it gives a bit of extra moisturiser.
I really feel like I can notice the difference when I have been using this Chap Stick because my lips do feel much softer and moisturised. I tend to apply it as and when I need it and I find that it works instantly because the moisture soaks straight into my lips. I also find that I don't need too much of it either. Sometimes I think that you have to go over and over your lips with lip balm, but this one takes just one coat to feel the effects. Since I have started using it I have found that I don't get loose bits of skin on my lips either, which is great.
I bought the Chap Stick from Superdrug I think for about a pound. I have seen it is pound shops on offer for less (which is something that always amuses me about pound shops) and at this price, I think it is an absolute bargain. I would be happy to pay more for it because it does that good a job, but for a pound it is a must have really. Definitely recommended.
Helps prevent and temporarily protects chafed, chapped, cracked, or windburned lips Helps prevent sunburn Higher SPF gives more sunburn protection Great cherry flavour!