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      13.04.2012 02:40
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      Stick with this one, you won't regret it

      I have been using these lip balms for a few years now, and they have definitely served me well. There are so many flavours to choose from, but I have always stuck with the mint flavour because I love everything minty and refreshing!

      The lip balm texture is thick, soothing and slightly sticky. It is extremely moisturising and hydrating, which is essentially what you look for in a good lip balm, right? The design of the tube also makes it very easy to apply, and usually I use the tube to put on the balm so I don't have to make my fingers sticky.

      Another good thing about this lip balm is that it can actually be used as a lip mask. It is a trick that the sales from Kiehl's told me, basically I put a thick layer on about 1-2 times per week, perhaps more frequently during the winter months where weather is dry. And after waking up, my lips are supple and well moisturised.

      Price: £9.50 from Kiehl's, worth every penny! It is called the number 1 lip balm for a reason, I guess.

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      11.08.2010 22:26
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      Not the best of basic lip balms

      I have always been a big lover of the Kiehl's brand so when I was looking for a new fail-safe lip balm that I could keep in my handbag I went to Kiehl's, looking to try something new. I had heard lots of positive reviews about this product, and I particularly liked the fact that the lip balm contains SPF 15.

      So, after I spent £9.00 on this, which I considered to be a lot of money for a day to day lip balm, I was expecting some pretty good results from this. However, I have to say I was a little disappointed with what I got. This is a good balm, but by no means the best I have tried. The balm is quite fluid, and can become very runny if its in a warm place (like a pocket) and tends to feel a bit greasy on the lips. If you're eating or drinking, it comes off very quickly and when you end up tasting it, which inevitably always happens with lip balm, the taste if a bit strange. The Lip Balm no. 1 comes in a squeezy tube with a screw off lid, but doesn't have the applicator top that many other balms do - not exactly practical when you're on the run.

      However, you can't knock the SPF factor which is really important in a lip balm, so overall I would say this is a good buy but not a great one. If you're looking for a basic lip balm, you're probably better off with something like Vaseline or Carmex.

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      16.01.2010 20:43
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      Great product - give it a go

      I was lucky enough to receive one of this lip balms in a complimentary travel pack on board a flight - well I say one, actually four as we had return flights and I always steal my husband's travel pack before he has chance to open it.

      I must admit that I had never heard of Dr Kiehl, so didn't know what a treat these goodies were, so when I tried the balm, I was very pleasantly surprised.

      Admittedly, it does feel quite greasy when it comes out of the tube, so I was wary at first, but on application on the lips, it makes them feel silky smooth and really thoroughly hydrated (I guess which is the reason why it was given away on a long haul flight). As an added bonus, my lips don't feel sticky at all, and they look really shiny and healthy. Given the recent cold weather, I have been using this daily to protect my lips and they haven't become chapped at all - a minor miracle!

      Price wise - well you can pick this up for around £10 on Amazon, which is admittedly pricey (especially when you can pick up a pot of Vaseline for a couple of quid), but this really is such a treat for your lips. The tubes do last a long time - I am only half way though my first of 4 tubes and I have been using it on and off for a year or so, as you only need a very little at a time.

      If you suffer from dry lips and are off on hols to somewhere either very cold or hot (or indeed just have a long flight) then I would recommend this product - a definate winner for silky soft lips.

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        16.08.2009 15:26
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        Excellent for protecting and moisturising sore chapped lips.

        I had often read about celebrities who swear by Kiehl's lip balm and never leave the house without it so I decided that it was a must-have item for my handbag. After not being able to find it in any local department stores I stumbled across it while in the KaDeWe in Berlin, an enormous department store, the biggest in the west in fact! The small, 15ml tube was about Euro9 and there were a range of different flavours: mint, pear, cherry and original. I didn't purchase any there as I decided it was too expensive for a lip balm and I was disappointed that I didn't buy any. About a year later I found some in a department store in Glasgow for £7 and I bought the pear flavoured option.

        I was really impressed with the scent, not sickly sweet, it smelled of real pears! The texture is lovely, velvety smooth and creates a good barrier against moisture and the cold, protecting your lips well. A little goes a very long way so take care not to use too much! It lasts well on your lips so few applications are needed in a day. It is not greasy or sticky, and it is nice to use instead of a sticky lip gloss. A year later I still have plenty left so I think the price is warranted by the long term usage.

        I was pleased I finally purchased some and I keep it with me wherever I go!

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          15.07.2009 04:26
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          Light lip balm for summer

          This is a tube type lip balm and although not the smallest of its kind that I have ever seen, somehow gives off a cuteness vibe. I blame the characteristic Kiehl's prints for that. The structure and function of the tube itself should be pretty self explanatory except that the lip balm is a tad on the watery side so you should take care while squeezing the tube since you may end up with more than what you need. The only bone I would pick with this lip balm is that it's hard to put it on straight from this tube to the lips.

          The little embossed print at the top end of the tube is a code that refers to the production date of the balm; since I am not sure if I can include a webpage address in this review, I'll simply suggest you google it. But the production date is always worth checking, just in case.

          One thing I definitely appreciate in a lip balm is SPF. And this one has a whopping SPF 15. I am still not entirely sure just how that would benefit my lips but better to have it than to not have it.

          As you could have already guessed from its watery texture, this lip balm is moisturising. However, it is not as potent as I might have liked; although it does soften the dry and chapped skin on the lips, it doesn't subdue them completely. So if you had very dry lips, and were pushed for time to apply lipstick, this won't be the first choice you would be reaching for. On the other hand, if the condition of your lips were already rather fine and you just needed to make sure that they stay fine even after applying lipsticks, this would definitely be the best as its light, colourless formula would not get in the way of the lipstick colour.

          This balm also does not last very long; it wipes off easily after drinking or eating so I suggest many quick applications as opposed to just one.

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          05.05.2006 17:03

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          instant soft lips, highly recommended

          I only brought this as my sister had it and I tried it out and thought this is the best lip balm I ever used in my life.

          Well kiehl's is an America brand which is starting to get well known in the UK now! There stores in Covent Garden which I recommend people go to as any purchase you receive other samples to try out. There is also kiehl's stockiest in space nk, Selfridges. But I recommend space nk over Selfridges as they sell this lip balm more expensive then what I paid for. I saw the lip balm pot there for £11 whilst I paid £7.50. if you check kiehls actual website you see not only the kiehl's #1 is on the site you see different lip balms with a tint if colour and higher SPF.

          Anyways back t o the product, you can either choose to buy a tube or a pot. Both have the same amount of product inside. Just the price difference £6.50 for tube and £7.50 for the pot. I got both one is to put in my jacket and the other for my make up bag.

          Packaging of the product the kiehls company likes to keep their plain packaging. The lip balm is in a plain white with black writing, with ingredients and how to use the product. This has a SPF of 4, the other review is wrong. I do think the pot looks better then the tube.
          The tube size is 15ml as same with the pot.

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          well if you have the tube a little goes along way, I was offering my lip balm to my friend and she squeeze too much out and I saw how my product was going to waste as she washed it off her hands. The first impression of the lip balm was it had a nice unscented yellow green texture. The product in the pot is a more orange/yellow colour.
          All you need is a very thin layer; the lip balm easily absorbs onto your lips in instant and leaves it very soft and supple. It lasts quite a long while and I found I don't need to reapply as much. I only need to apply it twice a day max. Usually i only use it once a day. Results super soft lips.
          This is why I can't live with it my kiehl's. Other lip balm gives me the softness but goes away in 10 mins. I know other reviewers said vaseline is just as good, but i have super super super dry lips and vaseline dry out my lips in 5 mins. With this I hardly reapply any more products which are why I hardly use it.

          I think if you was to buy this product choose the pot over the tube as I found the lid is hard to grip and I keep dropping it in the floor! the one in the tube seems to run out more! but they are both last very long and its been a 6 months and i still have plenty left!

          Buy this now! Body shop sells their lip balms for about £5 a little extra can get you this fabulous product!

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          21.09.2005 14:23
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          An expensive lip balm, which isn't worth the price.

          First of all, I think that Kiehl's is quite a hard brand to get hold of (at least where I live). This lip balm was on my wishlist for years, as I couldn't find a stockist in my area. Luckily I was eventually sent one for free, to test.

          The white squeezy tube is very plain looking. It is quite thin, just over 10cm long (it contains 15ml of product), and covered with writing. On the front, underneath the Kiehl's logo and product title is a description of the product. It states that the "...formula contains soothing ingredients and moisturizing oils to provide relief to dry, parched lips." It also mentions that the SPF15 provides UVA and UVB protection (which is great), and gives instructions for applying the product. The back of the tube contains advice on using the product, and the ingredients list.

          The packaging is great and very easy to use. Underneath the cap is a slanted applicator, which has a generously sized hole, through which you can squeeze out the product with ease (the texture of the balm isn't very thick, which helps too). The squeezy tube makes it easy to control how much product comes out, and the slanted applicator makes the product easy to apply on the go.

          The lip balm itself is an unappealing yellow colour, but it looks clear on the lips, and gives a slight gloss. It has a nice texture - it isn't gloopy and thick, and it glides easily over the lips, providing a comfortable feeling. It feels moisturising on the lips for quite a while, and it isn't sticky at all - it just feels very smooth and emollient, before wearing off (it disappears from my lips after half an hour to an hour). The balm seems flavourless to me, which I don't like (I prefer my balms/glosses to have a nice flavour).

          In the short-term, the balm made my lips feel moisturised and soft. For the first couple of days, my lips felt adequately moisturised with only a few applications of the balm a day. However, after those first couple of days, I had to apply the balm more often, because my lips started to feel drier than usual. I found that the balm wasn't adequately moisturising for my lips in the long-term. My lips had been in good condition before I started using the balm, but after a week, they were feeling drier than normal. With my normal lip balm, I only need to apply it once or twice a day to keep my lips in good condition, however, I needed to apply the Kiehl's lip balm a number of times a day to keep my lips feeling moisturised.

          Petrolatum is the main ingredient in this lip balm, and this just creates a barrier on the lips. However, the balm also contains ingredients such as sweet almond oil, wheat germ oil, and aloe vera. I thought that these lovely ingredients might make it an effective moisturising lip balm in the long-term, but unfortunately not (for me, anyway).

          I wouldn't buy this lip balm again, because it isn't as good as my usual one, even though it contains some lovely ingredients, and SPF15 (which my usual lip balm doesn't have).

          According to some websites, the price of this lip balm is £10. There is a Kiehl's store in London, and Kiehl's counters in Space NK and Selfridges.

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            16.11.2004 16:57
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            Before I went on holiday, I decided to pack the bare essentials, I never like to take too much with me, I pretty much took what I was wearing, a lip gloss, a vintage tee shirt, jeans and flip flops, and hit the shops as soon as I got there, lol. Anyway whilst packing I knew I needed to take my favourite lip balm with me, Benefit’s Benetint lip balm. Anyway something horrible happened, I couldn’t find it anywhere. Anyway rather than running out and buying a new one, I decided to try something new – what a surprise. I’ve always been a fan of Kiehl’s beauty products and use their facial cleanser and moisturiser, anyway whilst in Space NK I saw Kiehl’s Lip balm #1 in a bowl, and decided to purchase it and let’s just say I won’t be buying Benetint lip balm again.

            Kiehl’s was a family founded pharmacy back in 1851. The first pharmacy to open was in New York. Now Kiehl’s don’t advertise, I never noticed this but they really don’t. I guess good word of mouth has helped them get where they are today. One of the reasons Kiehl’s stands out compared to other brands is because they apparently represent a blend of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal and medical knowledge, and use this to create their amazing products. I don’t know why but that makes me have more faith in their products, it’s like the word medical makes all the difference, lol. Up until a few years ago I found it quite difficult to attain any Kiehl’s products, the only store I remember even having their stuff was SpaceNK, and since I didn’t have one near me, getting there was a mission in itself. Most of my Kiehl’s products came straight from the states. Now slowly but surely Kiehl’s is starting to appear in department stores all over the country, a sign this brand really is getting bigger.

            The packaging for all Kiehl’s products is, in a word, boring. It’s so plain and there’s really nothing going on. All packaging is recyclable, and apparently this is because that way they can spend more money on what really matters, their products. The whole range of Kiehl’s products are white with directions written on the front of the bottle, and with advice and ingredients on the back of the bottle. The package in this case is a plain white tube with a black lid. It has the Kiehl’s logo on the front, and text explaining why exactly this lip balm is good for you. The text is quite small but still readable. On the back is has the ingredients of the lip balm listed. So I guess you could say it has very basic packaging, something I loathe but when the actual product is that good, the packing just doesn’t matter anymore. Can you believe I just said that?? Anyway this lip balm also comes in a pot, for convenience I decided to purchase the tube, as pots can be irritating when you have to dip your finger in it. For £6.50 you do get a fair bit. The tube contains 15ml so it’s not a massive tube but you do get your money’s worth as it really does last for ages.

            When I purchased it, it was a complete impulse buy, I didn’t try it on in the store, the only reason I did buy it was because it was produced by Kiehl’s (one of my favourite skincare brands) and it was by the till…take note store managers ;)

            The lip balm claims to contain soothing ingredients and moisturising oils to provide relief and sun protection to dry, parched lips. The actual lip balm has a SPF 4, which straight away makes it better than your run of the mill lip balm. I personally believe this lip balm is the best I’ve ever tried. It instantly makes my lips feel softer and smoother. The real test came was when I relied on this lip balm in the winter, and it made all the difference. My lips are so much drier in winter so I was relieved I didn’t need to buy a separate lip balm for summer and winter. I mean I was under the impression since this lip balm had a SPF 4 that it was only suitable for summer, but no you can use it just as much in winter.

            I didn’t actually happen to try this product until I reached Los Angeles; I needed a lip balm and completely forgot about this one, it just happened to be lurking at the bottom of my handbag. I opened it there and then, and used it, the texture is lovely, and it’s smooth and so easy to use. It’s not too thick but not thin that you can’t apply it, it’s the right texture. The balm is a transparent yellow colour, not really all that appealing but that doesn’t really matter. I for some reason thought I needed quite a fair bit as the tube directs you to apply liberally, but as soon as I applied it I realised you only need a little bit, as it’s of quite a thick consistency. I find that when I do apply quite a bit I end up rubbing most of it off my lips anyway as too much can get annoying, so best bet is to just apply a little.

            The texture is somewhat reminiscent of Vaseline, but slightly thicker and smoother. I find that Vaseline tends to leave my lips dry. I don’t understand why but maybe after years of using it, it just doesn’t cut it anymore. Even though I do think this lip balm is absolutely fabulous, I do find myself re-applying quite often, which I honestly don’t mind as you use it so sparingly that it really won’t run out as quickly as you think. The texture might be great but unfortunately it has no lovely smell, which is probably the first thing I look for in a lip balm. It just smells like something basic, well to even say it has a smell is pushing it.

            I recommend this to all lip balm fiends like myself. Look beyond the boring packaging and you’ll find a truly great product. It really is a must have product which will leave your lips oh so soft. It’s a great product to have and is so good to your lips; you won’t know how you lived without it! Kiehl’s products are available to buy from all good department stores. They have a website http://www.kiehls.com/ which is good for looking at their range of products but unfortunately they don’t deliver to the UK.

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              20.05.2004 21:49
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              Kiehl's products are not sold everywhere, I searched the whole of Edinburgh for this lip balm because I had heard such great opinions of the product and it is always praised. I was even going to order it online from America but then walking on the glamorous George Street I decided to visit Space NK and it didn't seem like I would have any luck here until I saw all of the big Kiehl's products and then the smaller ones below and there it was in front of me Kiehl's lip balm #1. The packaging is not what many would say is eye catching because it clearly isn't but because the product is so well recommended it doesn't need to be bright and colourful. I bought the lip balm in the jar because I felt it was more for your money where as the tube looked smaller and I don't like applying with a tube as much as the jar. The lid states all of the ingredients used so that anyone who is allergic can see before they use the product. On the side more safety precautions, the product name and it also tells us Kiehl's were established in 1851 which shows that they are good if their success is still high today. The difference between the tube and the jar is that in the jar you get 0.7oz whereas the tube is 0.5oz or 0.6oz . The good thing about the lip balm also is that you get a sun factor of SPF 4 but there is another lip balm which has SPF 15. These will definitely protect you a little from the sun as well as helping your lips. When I bought my jar I paid £7.50 for it and I am sure the tube was £6.50 but I preferred the black and white jar. It is in my opinion easier to apply. When you take off the lid you might not see what you had hoped. The balm itself is a wax colour an orangey/yellow colour which also smells like wax. The good thing is it feels smoo
              th when applying to your lips and is very thin unlike the glosses that can be thick and gooey and instantly when you have applied it you feel the gloss has already repaired your lips making them feel much softer. One thing I would say is for those who liked to eat their lip gloss, do not try it with this as you might get a surprise when it tastes completely disgusting. The jar is small enough to carry around and can always be reapplied. If the jar is too much then it might be better to carry the tube with you and leave the jar for house use, this may be another reason why they created the tube and the jar to benefit women who are out a lot or housewives. I have noticed that ever since using Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 winter's have not been a problem and I can get through them still with smooth lips. As long as you use this it does not seem like a lot of money when the effects are good. Even if I cannot get my Kiehl's anymore in Space NK if there is ever a sell out there are always places on the internet. Even ebay can be the place to look for some Kiehl's products. Not only are their lip balms good but they do sell other well recommended products.

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                14.04.2004 23:28
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                While this balm does do a good job of conditioning your lips, so does Vaseline. Overall, I am not impressed, and this slimy, slidy "balm" has landed itself outside of my vast makeup bag. First of all, the angled tube application is a bit gloopy and can get fuzzy and messy very quickly if you don't constantly wipe it off with a tissue after each application. Second--the balm sometimes 'separates' in the tube, leaving a layer of oil to squirt out with the more solid waxy balm, which is really pretty gross. The smell isn't my favorite, either. For a great balm, check out Carmex or Lush's Lite Lip Balm. Rosebud salve is also nice. Also, good old Chapstick, beauty product junkie though I am, still reigns supreme.

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                  03.02.2003 17:08
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                  I've been dying to try Kiehl'l products since I was still in my country. But Kiehl's products are quiet difficult to find in there, so I have to wait until I came to England for my study. You can imagine how happy I am when I found Kiehl's counter in Harrods! When I got to England, this place was really cold for me. Everything on me become dry. My hair, my face, also my skin. The worst is that my lips also chopped and sometimes bleed a little. Thats why from all Kiehl's products that I've read on fashion magazine, their Lip Balm #1 is the first one on my priority list. As I expected, it works really well. The lipbalm appearance is almost looks the same as other petrolatum lipbalm. But the special thing about this one is its contains Squalane, one treasure that comes from the wonders of the sea. Its contains all the goodies that I need to make my lips back to "normal" such as almond oil, cottonseed oil, vegetable oil, wheat germ oil, castor oil...etc *tired typing*...hehehe Another good thing about this lipbalm is, when you use it before lipstick, it will gives a nice shine to your lips (but not too much!) even when you use it alone, it will make you lips looks soft and healthy. The packaging? well as all of kiehl's products, it looks so vintage circa 1800. Of course its because of Kiehl's company was established in 1851. As an American old pharmacy, Kiehl's still represents the same spirit of that era, which is good for the people who got tired with the modern-luxury products. Kiehl's lipbalm #1 came in 2 size. One is in a little jar (0.7oz) and another one is on a tube (0.5oz)....the price? yes, a little expensive compare to other petrolatum lipbalms but very reasonable compares to designer brands lipbalms, especially with the lovely result that you gonna get from it. For the jar is about GBP 6 and for tube size is about GBP 5.50. If you need a lipbalm in your t
                  able at home or at work, then get the jar because you can get more with little price difference, but to take around, I prefer the tube one, especially I like to carry my lipbalm in my pocket. The down side? well, honestly, it taste a bit strange when the first time you use it. Its a bit "over the sea" taste. But once you get use to it, its not a problem at all, especially, it only for a few seconds. Thats probably because of the Squalane and also its fragrance-free. Where can you buy it? as I mentioned earlier, you can find it in Harrods, or if you make a trip to Liberty, they have a quiet plenty selections of Kiehl's products. SpaceNK also carry Kiehl's brand in their shops....I also found a cute little Kiehl's specialty shop in covent garden that worth to stop by when shop around there. Cant go to those places? I just found out that you can ring Liberty, have you credit card ready and ask the operator to transfer you to Kiehl's counter, they can take your order and send it to your door. Another option is you can ask for SpaceNK catalogue thru their website and you can order quiet nice selections of Kiehl's from there.

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                    03.08.2002 09:05
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                    I first purchased Kiehl's Lip Balm about six years ago when I went on a school trip to London. Whilst most of the other girls were in Topshop trying out their (at the time) new makeup range, I had bigger plans and dashed to beauty emporium SpaceNK in search of the balm. For several months prior to the visit I'd read about the product in Vogue (my bible) on various occasions. Almost every supermodel under the sun was accredited with using it. I had to have it! I was very anxious to try it. I spent an absolute fortune that day on other hard-to-find products like Hard Candy and Urban Decay nail polishes, Tweezerman tweezers, Stila and Poppy King lip-glosses' I wasn't disappointed with any of them. The lip balm came in a generously sized white jar with black writing. The stuff itself is a brown/orange colour. The texture is light and not at all greasy. It leaves the most wonderful dewy sheen on your lips (Gwyneth Paltrow uses it in many of her films instead of or on top of lipstick). The fragrance is very light and barely noticeable. On that initial trip, I also purchased Kiehl's Baby Lip Balm. This came in a wind up stick. I wasn't nearly as impressed with this than I was with the #1 Lip Balm. It was far too greasy and after about two weeks' use it began to crumble. I now live in Canada and the product can only be found at Holt Renfrew. Unfortunately, as it makes the USA InStyle "Best 150 Beauty Buys" list every year for over five years (in the lip balm category) the demand has grown. I stock pile the stuff (four small jars, four tubes, and one jumbo size jar at a time) as you can't just walk in and buy it! There is currently a three-month waiting list for it! The product comes in three forms of packaging as I mentioned previously. The smaller jar (0.7oz./19.8g) and the tube (0.5oz./14g) are great for your handbag. I keep the jumbo sized one (1oz./28g) at home and it's
                    great for when I watch TV (I just sit on the couch and slap some on every fifteen minutes). If you would like to view the products, pictures can be found at the following website: http://kiehls.site.yahoo.net/lipcolor.html I strongly recommend this product. My lips have a strong tendency to chap very severely. This was one of the first products that provided long-term relief. (I have found several others since.) I continue to use this one because of the texture and moisturising properties. If you happen to stumble upon it, give it a go.

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                      02.04.2001 04:06
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                      No wonder Kiehls Lip Balm is a staple favourite among beauty afficianados everywhere. Although it can be difficult to find at times, it's well worth the reasonable price. After struggling to find a lip balm that didn't ultimately lead to drier, uncomfortable lips, I found Kiehls Lip Balm #1 and have never looked back. The consistency seems just about perfect and it won't disappear off lips an instant after you apply, unlike some of the more watery varieties. It's also a lot more moisturising than vaseline type balms and a lot easier to apply than solid chapstick. Add to this that it gives lips a subtle soft shine and it comes out a winner. The difference has to be experienced to be believed on this one!

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                        09.02.2001 04:54
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                        I have used many lipbalms in my fun 18 years of living including ones by The Body Shop, Chapstick, Lobello, Blisteze, Carmex.....The list just goes on and on. But I was never really satisfied with these balms. I wanted a balm that made my lips feel moisturised 24/7 and would never ever be dry. Let me introduce you to KIEHLS LIP BALM. Now, some people say this product is just like vaseline but boy, this small amount of people couldn't be more wrong. Vaseline is simply a pure petroleum that keeps the lips moist where as Kiehl's lip balm contains a number of oils including Calendula to soothe, avocado and squalene. The balm can be used as a base under lipstick, used over lipstick for a moisturised and glossy pout or on it's own for a nice natural look. I really can't stress how great this product is but I started using it because my lips were chapped from the central heting and frostyness outside and as soon as I put this unscented stuff on my lips, they looked completely kissable! The balm comes in a tube or pot which I think is great since the tube is conveniant for people that don't like to smother their fingers in it! Oh, and one more thing! If applied thinly over the eyelashes in the evening,it makes them stay nice and strong!

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