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I have been a fan of Molton Brown for ages. They sell expensive products but I like the fact that everything is made with the highest quality ingredients and the products usually do what they say they are going to. I do think some of their products are better than others such as the shower gels usually being better than the aftershaves but even with the aftershaves they have scents which aren't really available in other aftershaves.
Their vitamin lip saver is vastly overpriced but it is one of the few lip balms which actually really work to soothe my lips when they are cracked and sore.
For the grand price of £12 you get a little 15ml tube of lipsaver but as you only need a tiny amount each time you use it the tube should last for ages even if you are using it every day. You can also sometimes find it in a 7.5ml travel size which is better value at around £5.
The lipsaver comes in a discrete plastic tube which is a light gold/green colour and has the Molton Brown name on it. This is actually advertised on their website as a man's lip balm and I do think it is good for men as it is pretty discrete and you apply it with your finger so there is no chance of anyone thinking you are standing around applying lipstick like with some such as chapstick. I'm not sure why it seems to be aimed solely at men however as it is clearly something which could easily be used by both sexes.
The lipsaver contains French honey and bees wax as well as vitamin E. When you squeeze a little out of the tube on to your finger to apply the balm is clear and unscented. It does have a really thick and sticky quality to it and I originally was worried when I first tried it that it was going to be glossy which for a man isn't the look I was going for as I only wanted something that was going to take away the dryness and flakiness caused by a combination of cold weather and central heating. I needn't have worried however as although it gives a little bit of shine it is quite subtle and nothing to be worried about and would never be mistaken for anything other than some lip balm.
The balm gives an immediate relief from chapped and sore lips and you can feel it soothing as soon as you apply it. Unlike a lot of balms that just sooth the effects of dryness this one actually works to penetrate the dermis of your lips and heal them from the inside. After using it for a couple of days I could really notice the improvement in the condition of the skin on my lips. They were no longer as dry and I wasn't getting a lot of flaking and chapping and they just generally felt a lot softer and I no longer looked as though I was suffering from the plague with bits of skin hanging off. It also works really well to leave a slight layer of balm on the top layer of my lips to protect them from harsh weather conditions and stop them from becoming dried out again.
I love the fact that this feels heavy and rich on my lips without making them glossy and shiny. I love Carmex for sore chapped lips but with Carmex my lips always look as though I am wearing lip gloss so I can only really wear it in the house whereas with this I can apply it and go out without worrying about it.
I have also been really impressed with how well it works too. It really does seem to work deep down to make my lips in better condition meaning that after a few days of use I no longer have to use it as often as my lips are feeling less dry from the inside.
The one thing which I do think is a bit of a disappointment with it is the fact that when it is n my lips it seems to rub off quickly and easily and I have to reapply more often than I would like. As it is so expensive I would expect it to be more long lasting but I suppose since I only need a little bit at a time this is more of a slight irk than a major inconvenience. If you are looking for a really good lip balm that isn't going to make lips glossy and shiny then this is a really good option as it works really well and does leave lips in better condition.
I recently stayed at a posh hotel where they gave me a free tube of this Molton Brown Protecting Vitamin Lipsaver. I was really excited about trying my freebie especially considering I'm somthing of a lip balm addict and always have some kind of balm or gloss wherever I am. Although I was familiar with the brand name I have never used Molton Brown products regularly so I was interested to know what quality the product would be.
My product is packaged in a 7ml sized squeezy silver brown coloured tube which has a screw off lid. It has the product information printed on the back of the tube. This includes directions for use, benefits of the product, ingredients information and contact information for Molton Brown. They also have their website address listed if you want to find out more details, which is helpful although the one provided is the American website - change the .com to co.uk to find the UK site/shop.
The brand say this product provides "intense protection" and boast that it contains honey, beeswax and vitamin E to condition the lips. They claim the lipsaver can stop dryness of the lips and reduce chapping. They also say the product softens the skin on lips and conditions the skin.
The little lid on tube is easy to remove although it takes a few spins to get it completely off. To dispense the actual balm you have to squeeze hard on the tube. The balm is thick and stiff and emerges like a little worm. It doesn't drip as it's a dense, smooth, waxy paste rather than a liquid. The lipsaver has a transparent appearance that is similar to vaseline and has absolutely no fragrance as far as I can tell. That's rather dissapointing as I thought at least I'd be able to smell the honey ingredient.
You don't need to use very much product - perhaps a few millimetres squeezed out is enough. It's easy enough to spread the balm over your lips although it is quite stiff at first with the heat of your fingers and lips it tends to melt a bit as you rub it over your lips.
The balm feels like it is lying quite thick over the lips although when I look at my lips they don't look saturated in product. Rahtermore they look healthy and moist. There is a slight stickiness to the product when I purse my lips together but no more than I'd get from a normal lipstick used on it's own. The lipsaver can be use on it's own for sheer coverage to give a shiny, wet look or over a lipstick to give a glossy effect.
The product isn't as lasting on the lips as I'd hoped it would be and seems to last less than a few hours before I need to reapply again. Another issue I have is the overall texture and the way it feels on my lips means I'd regard this as something I'd use either as nude coverage during the day time before going out or as a glosser over the top of a lipstick. It's not something I'd put on to go to bed, for instance or for just hanging around the house. I use lip balms all the time and this one just wouldn't leave my lips feeling comfortable used last thing at night. It feels more like it's part of a cosmetic range than something I'd use for just soothing dry lips.
This lipsaver product is not reminiscent of any other lip balm product I'm familiar with in terms of texture. It's way thicker than anything I've used before. In appearance and the way it works it is similar to Vaseline lip salves but given the choice I'd probably opt to buy the Vaseline product although I much prefer the tube packaging to a tub. I would probably not buy this as it's actually very expensive and is listed as being £12 for a 15ml sized tube on the Molton Brown UK website. I think this is overpriced for what it is. The product is also listed as being a men's lipbalm on the website although the only thing about the product that makes it more suited to men is the fact it has no distinguishable fragrance. Ultimately I'm pleased to have been given this freebie and will definitely use the whole tube as it works quite well and makes my lips look good. However, I won't be buying more of the product once it runs out!
I am pretty conservative when it comes to make up and skin care, and tend to buy the same products that are reasonably priced that do the job. My skin can be quite sensitive, and I have had to be careful in the past with various lipbalms, as some will irritate my lips and I have to then stop using them, and so I tend to stick simply to vaseline which has no negative effect on my lips.
However, a few years ago, my husband and I had the privilege of being upgraded on a BA flight and were given a little pack of freebies including a Molton Brown selection. I have to be honest and say that prior to receiving this little set, I had never even heard of the Molton Brown company, so it really meant very little to me. It wasn't until a year or so later however, that I actually took the time to properly look through the little gift bag as it had got lost amongst travel things at the time. One of the first items that I noticed and began using was this Molton Btown Vitamin Lipsaver, which holds 7ml, and which costs an eye watering £10 when bought new in some department stores. I say eye watering because I originally thought this was a sample tube, and didn't realise that people pay £10 for a tiny little tube. There is no way I would even consider paying such a price, regardless of how effective it was, I just could not justify that.
This vitamin lipsaver, as I said, comes in a little tube, that is ideal for carrying around in your pocket or handbag, and I suppose is therefore ideal for flights as well. This lipsaver has been created used beeswax, honey and vitamin E to ensure your lips remain smooth and conditioned, throughout any kind of weather. It also states on the back of the tube, that this product offers 'intense protection' and aims to 'soothe sensitivily and smooth away fine lines'. Now certainly at the moment (touch wood) fine lines aren't something that I think about much, however, anything that will delay the effects of getting older are obviously always welcome.
When I first starting using this lip saver, I found it very easy to apply to my lips, and they did instantly feel conditioned. I usually notice quite quickly whether my lips are adverse to it as they often start tingling but thankfully I had no adverse reaction to using this product. I do find that it does keep my lips feel moist and nourished throughout the day, even during the cold, harsh winter months, and I don't tend to suffer just as much for chapped lips when using this. I tend to use this alongside my vaseline however, so I cannot give this product the entire credit for looking after my lips. I find that it is a very useful tube to have in my handbag that I can reapply throughout the day, and I do think that it does work for my lips. At the same time however, as I said, earlier, there is no way that I would pay £10 for a tiny 7ml tube of this, despite it lasting me a good length of time (I am still using the tube, although it is alongside the vaseline), and despite it beign effective in looking after my lips and keeping them from chapping as easily, especially in the cold wind, and harsh conditions of last winter. Although I am quite happy to recommend this to someone who doesn't think £10 is a lot for a 7ml tube, I personally will stick to my vaseline when it comes to buying more lipbalm in the future.
Molton Brown is a UK based company who offer a prestigious range of products specialising in skincare for the face and body, cosmetics, haircare and fragrances for men and women. I have tried many products from the Molton Brown range over the years and have always been pleased with the quality. The bath and body products in particular are just luxurious and their range of skincare products are some of the best available on the market today in my opinion.
Having always suffered with dry, chapped lips I invested in the Molton Brown Vitamin Lip Saver. At £10.00 for 15ml, this can be considered a little expensive, but the benefits far outweight the hefty price tag. There are times when a standard lip balm such as those produced by Chap Stick and other similar brands just don't offer enough moitsurisation for me, especially during the winter months. This product is much more than just a lip balm, it is a lip treatment and is extremely moisturising, soothing and effective.
The product comes in a tube with a screw cap as can be seen in the picture above. The packaging is fairly simple in design. The plastic tube is a silver/grey colour and boasts the Molten Brown logo.
The product itself is quite thick in consistency and is what I would describe as a waxy gel which is squeezed easily from a small hole in the top of the tube when the lid is removed. This is a high quality product which is enriched with Vitamin E, beeswax and honey and is very concentrated so only a little is needed. I apply this to my lips simply by squeezing a small amount onto my finger and rubbing it in gently. The effect is instant and my lips feel soothed and hydrated as soon as this is applied. The benefits of this product also have a real lasting effect. You don't need to keep applying this as you do with a standard lip balm. This product lingers on the lips and lasts, keeping my lips moisturised for longer.
After using this product for a few days, I have really noticed an extreme difference in the feel and appearance of my lips. They are now smooth to the touch and I no longer have any flaky or peeling skin which can look quite awful.
One of the best lip products I have used!
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I initially came across this product purely be accident. I was flying with BA who had overbooked my flight and upgraded me to first class. While travelling in first class I was given a small bag of goodies including Molton Brown travel size freebies.
The tube was only a small 7ml one, but it lasted me for weeks.
When you buy this product from the Molton Brown Shop it comes in a small grey box with all the Molton Brown logos and product information on.
The tube inside matches the outer packaging, with a screw top lid to squirt the balm out of. That's really all there is to say about the packaging, its very simple - although not necessarily environmentally friendly as the outer packaging really isn't needed.
This is by far the best product I have ever used for my lips. During the winter months in particular my lips become particularly dry and chapped, I have found that the cheaper products just don't do the job and help me in no way.
The main ingredient that is included within this lip saver is vitamin E which is said to help hydrate dry and cracked lips - it certainly helped with mine and my lips felt better after the first application on the flight.
I have to disagree with a lot of other people who have commented that it is just an expensive Vaseline. Vaseline has only ever really worked for me in the summer months, however in winter when it becomes cold that's when my lips are affected the most. In my opinion this product is a thousand times better than Vaseline.
The lip saver is easily squirted out the tube and comes out looking like a clear paste. It is quite thick, which I initially found a bit off putting. However when you apply it to your lips they instantly feel smoother and hydrated.
It initially feels quite sticky on your lips, however it is quickly absorbed by your lips, leaving them looking and feeling lovely. (my partner even commented on how soft they felt!!)
I quickly learnt after the first application that you only need a very small amount and therefore the small tubes do last a long time.
I was slightly shocked when I ran out of my BA freebie and looked at buying a new one. It is £10 for a 15ml - which yes is very expensive for a lip balm! I decided that throughout the winter months it is worth the price, however in the summer some of the cheaper alternatives will do. I am lucky that my mum bought me Molton Brown gift pack as a gift which contained one of these lip savers - so that lasted me one winter!
Overall, I definitely think if you suffer from severe chapped lips it is worth trying as it really worked for me. However if this is not a problem for you, stick to the cheaper alternatives!
I first tried this product when I found a free 15ml tube in a hotel bathroom. I used the product and found it to be no better than vaseline which is the leading brand in the lip care market. The lipsaver does come with SPF 8 but it is possible to buy vaseline with SPF 15 making the one extra in this product not original to this brand.
The The lipsaver comes out as a very thick gell which is to be spead across your lips, it has a slight smell and taste which i didn't really like as I prefer to use lip care products which have no taste but that is due to my personal likes. I would say the 'gell' is a little thicker than I would have hoped for in a lip care product, it does mean a small amount of the product goes a long way but it is very easy to use too much and have a sticky mess on your lips.
The only thing the product actually has in it is Vitamin E which surprised me as I expected it to have a few more vitamins and minerals in it especially for the price I saw it sold for when I returned home. This 15ml tube was being sold for £10. I say this product is not value for money. It lasts a long time and does in facts do all it claims to do (prevent moisture loss, protect from sun and wind damage and soothe lips) but it has to be said that there are a lot of products out on the market that do exactly the same thing and do not cost this much.
I think this is a good lipsaver and it does work but I just wouldn't expect the product to cost this much as I have used others that do exactly the same thing but don't cost this much. I would never pay this much for this product.
This is the best lip balm that i have used. My mum introduced this to me a good few years ago (Ie I saw it in her bedroom & thought wonder what this is like!!) and ive never looked back.
Like most people ive tried the cheaper 99p lip balms out there (and I must admit that the company I work for actually makes one of said lip balms!) However weirdly I tend to find them quite drying after a while. Also there are some that despite your lips feeling greasy they still feel dry.
Whilst this Molton Brown effort is £10 I personally think it is well worth the money. I often give this away to people as wee gifts just so others can see how good it is.
This product has worked when my lips are really chapped and dry and unlike some other remedies for really dry lips it doesnt sting when you put it on.
The texture is like a thick vasceline and you only need a small amount to have instant relief of dryness. Ive converted quite a few of my friends to this brand who are now cursing me for the fact they are now adicted to £10 lip balm!
I first discovered the Molton Brown Vitamin Lipsaver in a British Airways inflight bag and have used it ever since. It was only a 7ml mini tube which lasted quite a long time but I was nearing the end so I decided to visit a Molton Brown store to pick up a new one.
I did choke slighty when I saw the price - £10 for a 15ml size (compared to 99p for a tub of Boots vaseline!) tube but forked over the cash as I do really like this product and think it really works.
I would call this lip salve a rather intense form of lip moisturiser compared to the other brands on the market. It is greatly recommended for chapping caused by moisture lost in wind, air conditioning and sun. It was included in the British Airways bag as it is designed to fit into the lifestyle of frequent travellers as well as people who like to ski, sail etc.
The ingredients include vitamin E to smooth away fine lines and honey beeswax for soft, healthy, moisturised lips. The vitamin E also helps to reduce sensitivity from the sun's UBV rays.
I find the lipsaver to have quite a thick waxy consistency, not sticky at all. You only need to use a little bit and it smooths onto the lips quite well and stays on for quite a long while too as the waxy consistency tends to help it stick. It has quite a neutral smell and taste so is not offputting in the least.
I find it works as whenever I use this on my lips they are always smooth even if this is the first time I have used it for a few days.
I keep getting sample sizes of this product with my Molton Brown orders and I haven't used up the first tube yet. It's somewhere in the bottom of my bag, looking sad and unused. Like everyone here says, it's mostly petroleum jelly and wax, feels and tastes just like a pot of Vaseline. SPF8 is not ideal protection either, SPF15+ would make more sense for a product to be used on the lips, whether winter or summer.
Aside from all that, the price is ridiculous for a lip salve when there are so many other much cheaper options available. I like Nivea Lip Care which does the job and I don't have to smear it on with my finger!
There is really so little to say about this product except, don't waste money on it and if you must try it ask MOlton Brown for a sample ... I think they must have mountains of this stuff!
I got a pot of the Lip Saver as part of a set of Molton Brown products and was very disapointed. As others have mentioned it only contains Vitamine E, so the name is misleading. There are much better products with more active ingredients at lower prices. There product has no scent/flavour and is made from predominatly non-natural indgredients. In the end it is the Lip Saver is just like Vasaline, so you are better off buying it in its original form.
To me, the name itself is very deceiving. On first impression, you would think that this lip balm contains loads of vitamins, but the ingredient listing shows that the only vitamin it contains is E. Alright, so Vitamin E is nourishing, but from the name, I would have thought that this product would have more vitamins, for example A and C as well. The whole thing basically contains petrolatum (like Vaseline!) and beeswax. I might as well just use Vaseline which costs 99p on my lips! Apparently, beeswax does not provide any nourishing properties. It is usually used as a natural alternative emulsifier. I have nothing against beeswax, but for the price you are paying, I think one expects more nourishing stuffs like essential oils and Vitamin B in the product. The ingredients are so common, I can easily make the lip balm myself! Not a worthwhile purchase at all! Some manufacturers really think we consumers are gullible people!
This is the first product from this range that I have used. I like the packaging, simple but somehow expensive. As for the smell it is very subtle and inoffensive. So how does it work as a lip lalm? The product glides on your lips well, and makes them feel incrediably supple on application. It also leaves quite a nice sheen. The feeling is however pretty short-lived, and whilst it feels great on application I do wonder if it works much better than vaseline. Overall I like the product, but not the price. One thing is for sure, I am going to be pretty sparing with it as shelling out for another one is not something that I can justify in the near future.
I have a sample sized version of Molten Browns' "Lipsaver" from a gift pack and I thougth it was really good until I found out how much it cost for the full size tube! It was very thick and gooey and felt very comforting to put on, especially when you have really sore,cracked lips. Its' exactly like Vaseline except it has a thicker consistancy and is alot stickier.Unless you have lots and lots of money then Vaseline would be a better choice.
Being a devotee of this brand I expected to be wowed by this - unfortunately I found it rather ordinary. it's certainly better quality than your 99p sticks, but it certainly should be at this price. It has a vaguely perfumey quality, which I don't like on my mouth, and doesn't seem emollient enough to deal with very sore or cracked lips. It's rather like Decleor's eye and lip balm in nature and consistency, although not quite as good. After using it for a while I did feel it had been at least somewhat effective, but I wasn;t impressed enough to buy it again
Combination of moisture / trapping Honey, Beeswax, Vitamin E and sun filters / It aims to protect against dehydration from wind, cold and flying /