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      19.11.2014 07:14
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      Basic, good quality lip balm

      Especially throughout the winter months, I get dry lips quite often. I just wanted a simple and basic product, and I decided to buy the Nivea Essential Lip Balm. This is also one of cheapest lip balms available. The price varies a lot across supermarkets and other stores, but it is often available in offers for just around £1. The lip balm is packed in a plastic white stick, with a distinctive blue lid. The stick contains 4.8 grams of lip balm.

      The Nivea Essential Lip Balm is very easy to use. By turning the bottom of the stick, you can wind up the balm. Another reason why I bought this product is that it comes in a stick instead of a pot, which is in my opinion easier to use. However, what I did notice during use, is that the lip balm stick can quite easily break when you wind up the lip balm too far.

      The lip balm itself has a white colour, but once applied it is just transparent and only slightly shiny. It does a great job at hydrating your lips. There is also a Nivea Lip Care for Men available that does not shine. In my opinion, the shininess depends on the amount applied, and it is almost not visible when applying small amounts, so I do not see a reason for buying this version for men. The lip balm has a fresh, but neutral scent and no particular taste.

      The Nivea Essential Lip Balm is a basic product considering the alternatives available in the lip balm category, but it certainly does the job for me. However, there are many other lip balms available in the Nivea Care range. For instance, there are lip balms available with SPF protection (not in this product) or with one of many flavours. I give this product a four out of five stars rating.

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      13.11.2014 15:51
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      Amazing soft feeling moisturising lip balm!

      Nivea lip balm is absolutely great! I love all Nivea products but this one is definitely one of my favourites! It is soothing and nourishing and prevents cracks on lips. I am careful of what products I use due to sensitivity, however I would recommend this product to any one with skin problems or sensitivity.
      This product is great for everyday use to avoid sore or dry lips, It glides on easily and makes your lips feel soft and velvety, I have even found that it will quickly repair damages lips. Full of moisture with a light feeling, that lasts for a long time. I sometimes wear lipstick and am not a fan of lip gloss and sometimes lipstick can dry out your lips, I have used this product as a base coat which also gives a nice glow.
      Nivea lip care is a wonderful product designed for dry, chapped lips. It has really helped with my lips and has revived them from the state that they were in. Also, not only does it cure your lips, it has a lovely scent to it and makes you take it around with you wherever you go ! Even if you don't have sore lips, you can still use it to prevent split lips. I would definitely recommend this product.
      The product is cheap and affordable and is available at many supermarkets, meaning that it is a definite must within my daily routine! really couldn't live without this product, it smooth’s and moisturises my lips, and I love the feeling. I use it every day and take it everywhere, I even prefer it to Vaseline! This really would be the one thing I’d take as a desert island essential! I really do have one of these in all my jacket pockets, in my bags, by the PC. Great lip salve, no flavour or smell, so easy to wear. I could not live without this product.

      I would 100% recommend this to any one who wants advise on a new product for lip damage or as an alternative to lipstick or lip gloss!

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      01.12.2013 20:24
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      Ladies with lovely lips love Nivea.

      ==Lets get lippy==

      I had noticed that my lips were feeling dry and that they felt a little rough and flaky. My lips start to feel like this each winter. I think it is because of the cold winds and the central heating having a drying effect in general on my skin and lips.

      So each year I purchase some sort of lip balm. I am yet to finish a lip balm as I always lose them before they are finished. While in my local pound shop I noticed a small selection of Nivea Essential Care lip balm sticks so decided to pick one up.

      ==Lather it on the lips==

      The lip balm is incredibly easy to use once removed from the packaging. Pull the top off to reveal the white waxy looking stick of lip balm nestled in the plastic tube. To raise the lip balm up you need to twist the bottom anti-clockwise. The lip balm then smoothly rises above the plastic case which allows you to apply it to your lips.

      ==Lovely lip relief==

      The lip balm travels easily over my flaky lips and gives them instant moisture and relief. My lips feel a little greasy but do not look greasy. The lip balm offers protection from the drying winter winds and the central heating. The dryness and flakiness cleared up within a few days and now my lips feel back to there pre winter condition. I will continue to use my Nivea Essential Care lip balm through the winter. As the lip balm was good value and good quality I am tempted to purchase another one in case I lose this one.

      Thank you for reading.

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      04.11.2013 20:49
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      Softens skin and moisturises.

      My lips get very dry sometimes and especially in the winter months when the weather is colder, I do find my lips still feel dry in the summer months but not as much as when it is colder. My lips sometimes become quite chapped and so I need to moisturise them to help them feel a little more comfortable.

      This lip balm comes inside a kind of cardboard sheet and the balm is inside a transparent plastic cover to keep the balm on the card. The balm is a blue stick which has the name very clearly on the front and so can easily be spotted on a shelf. The stick has a pull off tube which covers the balm tip. It is really easy to pull it on and then replace it again to keep the balm nice and clean. At the bottom of the stick it twists on and off to roll up the balm at the tip. It twists on and off with ease.

      The balm stick is a white colour and has a soft texture to it, it has a slight perfume fragrance to it but it isn't a strong scent or overpowering, it is quite a subtle fragrance. It is a nice pleasant smell.

      The stick has a waxy feeling to it and when it is rubbed gently over the lips it feels really soft and smooth. The stick simply glides across my lips and feels extremely soft. When I rub my lips together after applying it, it does feel a little greasy at first until it is absorbed into the skin. However it doesn't have that tacky feeling and only has the greasy feel to it on my lips.

      This greasy feeling doesn't last that long and it takes around 5 minutes or so to fully absorb into the skin. I think this length of time is an adequate length in my opinion because it does need to penetrate into the skin to help soften it.

      After it has fully absorbed into the skin, my lips feel really soft and when I rub my lips together no greasy feeling is apparent. My lips just feel so comfortable and less dry. This balm does a really good job of moisturising the skin and leaving feeling nice and soft and well nourished.

      It contains Joboba oil and shea butter which help to prevent moisture loss. I cannot taste any perfume taste or any taste at all with this balm. These ingredients enrich the skin to leave it feeling in a good condition and very comfortable.

      It is designed to prevent the lips from drying out and becoming chapped etc. My lips feel fully moisturised using this lip balm and it softens the skin instantly in my opinion.

      I find I don't need to top up very much during the day when I use this one, this one has staying power and one which gives a lasting softness to the skin compared to some other brands I have bought. I just generally find I need to top up after having a drink because the drink takes away most of the lip balm. It is just so easy to then re apply and is just like using a lipstick.

      The stick fits nicely inside a hand bag or pocket, take up little space in the bag and pocket and is a hand stick to carry around with you so it is available to use while outdoors.

      I love this lip balm, it works very well for moisturising and nourishing my skin on my lips. Some people forget the skin on the lips need to be taken care of in the same way as skin on the body. Lips skin is often overlooked and neglected in my opinion.

      For a 4.8g stick I paid just £1 and I think this is a very good price for the way this one helps soften the skin. I think it is very good value for money and the quality is super.

      I highly do recommend this lip balm to anyone who is looking for a nice one to use daily on a regular basis, it is one male and females can use because there is no taste to it and not a feminine one.

      I will keep on buying this lip balm from Nivea, once again the Nivea brand hasn't let me down.

      Also appears on Ciao under my username pinky50.

      I give this one 5 stars.

      Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.

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        04.11.2013 13:09
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        Great lip balm

        I picked up this lip balm from Wilkinsons for just £1. At full price, it is currently priced at £1.65 on the Boots website, which is still very good value compared to similar products. It comes in a stick rather than a pot, which avoids getting sticky fingers when applying, and also it is less likely to melt if you carry it in your pocket.

        This lip balm contains jojoba oil and natural shea butter, which help to moisturise your lips and prevent them drying out. I am quite fussy when it comes to lip balms, as I hate anything too thick or gloopy, or that has an artificial scent to it. This one is one of the better ones in that it doesn't really taste or smell of anything, and although it's quite thick I don't find it uncomfortable to wear.

        The balm is clear in colour, and glides onto my lips nicely. Like I say, it is quite thick, but not gloopy or overpowering. I tend to just apply to my bottom lip and then press my lips together to transfer it to the top one, otherwise it might get a bit greasy if I was to apply to both top and bottom lip. It gives a nice little shine to my lips, but mainly helps to keep them hydrated. I find the staying power to be ok, as it survives a few hours even with eating and drinking, before needing to be reapplied. However, I don't feel like I need to keep reapplying this all day, as it does such a good job of moisturising my lips I only need to use it once or twice a day. Obviously, as the weather gets worse, I may need to start using it more, but I think this is more effective than others I have used where I just seem to end up reapplying all day and never really being fully satisfied that my lips are in good condition.

        I'm a big fan of this lip balm as it's effective without breaking the bank, and due to it's thick consistency I think it will easily see me through the winter months when my lips tend to dry out and crack.

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        26.10.2013 12:58
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        A really great and handy little product!

        Last week I was struck down with a bug (I am still suffering hence why I'm in bed and online writing reviews so much today!). The bug according to the Doctor has left me terribly dehydrated inside and out and my lips were really dry and looking sore all the time because of it so to deal with that I was prescribed some Dioralytes (Rehydration drinks) as well as medication and when I was in the chemist collecting my prescription these were on the counter and so I picked one up and decided to buy one.

        The Packaging:

        The Plastic tube of product comes on a blue and white card and on that we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and that it 'Provides lasting care and protection' and that it contains Jojoba Oil & Shea Butter and on the back contact details for the manufacturer are given as well as the product size which is 4.8g. The plastic tube of product is also blue and white in colour and we are clearly told what it is once again on it and its lipstick in style with the lid being pulled off and it being twist up and down action. It nothing special packaging wise but it works well.

        Using It:

        The balm is an off white colour and feels soft and smooth and has the usual sort of clean Nivea fragrance to it really, nothing major. I simply waft this over my lips whenever they feel a little on the dry side. It comes off the stick easily with no really strong scent to it and no flavour and when on it puts a slight sheen on my lips but nothing like a gloss and of course it adds no colour to my lips at all and it really doesn't feel gunky/heavy or sticky.

        Once on it stays on smooth and soothing for a good hour or so. It really doesn't hurt sore lips at all and does really sooth and smooth them and with continued and regular use my lips do feel better and less dry overall and I do think that by using this it does stop any further damage to my lips.

        I am not usually a fan of anything on my lips, including lipsticks really but this is a pleasure to use and even though I have been using this ever so often not a lot of product has been used up and I only paid a pound for it though this usually retails at about £1.69 a tube and its widely available in all good supermarkets and chemists.

        Thumbs up for this simple, effective product. It may have no frills but it is a great lip treatment that fulfills its promises and it is one that I will buy time and time again in the future!

        This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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          01.10.2013 12:57
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          A soothing lip balm from Nivea.

          I have been doing quite a lot of traveling lately, in and out of airports, making bus connections, getting delayed and queueing in oh so many queues. I find it all quite stressful and stress causes me to bite my lips. This combined with air conditioning means that I often arrive with sore lips that need some love and attention.

          This was case a few weeks ago when I arrived after a particularly trying journey, (Spanish border protest at Gibraltar combined with French air traffic control strike and London rush hour traffic), resulting in a cry through cracked lips for some soothing lip balm.

          The one that was proffered was Nivea essential care as my friend hand three bought in a 3 for 2 promotion at Boots. Containing 4.8g of balm, it comes in a blister pack attached to a small blue and white card on which the Nivea logo appears in it's well known blue and white. Part of the Essential care range, the balm promises to provide lips with long lasting care and protection and the card tells us that it contains Shea butter.

          On the reverse we are told again that it contains Shea butter and also Hydra IQ which helps prevent moisture loss leaving your lips soft and smooth. The ingredients are listed on the reverse as well and that the balm is dermatologically tested.

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          Once out of the pack the balm is easy to use, just pull the blue tube top off the white bottom and with a little click it will reveal the balm sitting snug in the white tube. A quick twist of the base and there is enough of the pure white balm revealed to be quickly spread across my lips. The balm, which has a faint , pleasant Nivea scent, is easy to apply. It does not drag at my lips nor does it leave a thick unpleasant layer. In fact it is just about right for me! It instantly soothes and within one day of use my lips were back to normal. I prefer that it is not flavoured as some balms are so tasty I lick my lips more which is not the idea, the neutral taste does make it suitable for all the family.

          I am quite happy with this no nonsense balm and will use it as I travel on. As many reviewers have said before me it does need the addition of an SPF to improve it so for this I will deduct one star. Watch out for the special offers , it is currently selling for 1.65 pounds in Boots.

          4 out of 5 stars from me.

          Thanks for reading my review which may also appear on Ciao under splishsplash

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          04.07.2013 20:07
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          An essential item for my handbag

          I use lip balm all year round and have always got at least three on the go which I keep in various handbags so I have always got one to hand. I am a lover of all Nivea products and think this stems from my mom using the creams when I was a child and letting me use it occasionally which made me feel extremely grown up!

          I bought this lip balm at the end of this winter, I think it was at the end of February and bought it from Poundland. The balm was attached to a card and was in a clear plastic sleeve. The Nivea logo and list of ingredients are on the card and the instructions for use.

          The lip balm is in a plastic tube and is the usual bright blue colour of most Nivea products with a white base. To use you take the lid off and twist the bottom until the amount of balm you want is shown. I find it is best not to have too much of the actual balm sticking out as I have broken balms off in the past if too much is twisted up as they sometimes get a bit soft if it is warm weather.

          I would describe the smell of the balm as very similar to a lot of Nivea products such as the creams and shower gels but not quite so strong, so if you use Nivea products and like the smell you will like the smell of this. I obviously love the smell and think it smells fresh and clean.

          The actual balm itself is white and leaves a slight shine to your lips but not enough to really notice so it is suitable for both men and women. My husband uses this occasionally and if it left a noticeable 'gloss' he certainly wouldn't use it.

          To apply I rub it over my lips once which I find is sufficient and my lips feel lightly coated and protected straight away. I probably use balms more in the summer as my lips tend to get really dry in the sun both on holiday and at home, but also use them frequently in the winter when my lips get dry from the winds and cold weather.

          I've just heard on the news that we're due a heat wave over the next few days so will keep a tube of Nivea lip balm handy to keep my lips moisturised and soft. Although the one downside for me is that it doesn't contain any SPF so is not ideal to sunbathe or fully protect your lips from the sun but I still think it is good to generally moisturise your lips as it contains natural shea butter and Jojoba oil.

          I have used this particular balm regularly but it has hardly gone down so think it will last me for a long time.

          Currently selling for £1.50 at Tesco and £1.65 at Boots. I went to my local Poundland the other week but couldn't see this for sale but I'm sure they sell it at other branches.

          My verdict: A great little balm to give your lips some TLC

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          03.07.2013 23:10
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          A great lip balm which is cheap!

          ~*~*~ Nivea Essential Lip Balm ~*~*~

          I very rarely get dry lips but when I do they are incredibly sore, this usually occurs in the winter. I normally use trusty Vaseline, which soothes my lips instantly, but I have started to try other balms as I have noticed the price of Vaseline rising quite substantially.

          I came across this lip balm in my local Poudland Store and thought I would give it ago (this obviously cost me £1.00). I have also seen this lip blam being sold in Boots and Superdrug for around £1.60. I have tried alot of Nivea products in the past and I have always been happy with the quality.

          This lip balm comes in a plastic sleeve, which is attached to a cardboard slip. On the cardboard slip is the Nivea logo, the products name (Essential Care), what it does (provides long lasting care and protection) and some ingredients (Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter). The lip balm itself is enclosed in a blue plastic tube. To access the balm you remove the lid and wind up the balm (like a lipstick). This lip balm claims to lock in moisture and protect lips.

          To apply, you simply take off the lid, wind up the balm and sweep across your lips. The main reason I prefer this to Vaseline is because I don't have to get my fingers greasy. The balm is white in colour and once it is applied to the lips it leaves a shiny residue. It is not sticky or greasy. It leaves lips feeling moisturised and gives instant relief. The lip balm lasts on the lips for around 2 hours, which I think is pretty good. I am one of those people that likes to reapply lip gloss/balm every ten minutes, I think I have slight OCD when it comes to my lips. After having a sniff of the balm there is no overpowering scent, it smells a little bit floral and fresh, which is rather pleasant.

          The lip balm is 4.8g and it lasts for ages. I have been using my lip balm on/off for around 6 months and it doesn't look like I have used hardly any. Also the size of the tube is perfect for carrying around in your handbag or squeezing into a small make-up bag. The only down side with this balm is there is no sun protection in it, but to be fair when do we ever see the sun in England? And for £1.00 you can't complain.

          Overall I would definitely recommend this lip balm, look out for it next time you are in Poundland. I will definitely be picking this lip balm again over Vaseline. I give this lip balm 5 out of 5 Dooyoo stars.

          Thanks for taking the time to read my review :o)

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          21.06.2013 14:03
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          Proof that you don't always have to pay more for quality products.

          I get through lip balms like there is no tomorrow, and I am always buying new ones. This is because I carry them around with me and I'm constantly applying it. My lips are quite dry, and this happens throughout the summer months too. I've tried cheap balms, high end balms, fruity balms - you name it, I've tried it. So it was very unlike me to pick a basic 'essential' lip balm up, but I couldn't resist it for the price.

          I paid only £1.00 for this lip balm in Poundland. It is also stocked in Superdrug for £1.65 currently (June '13). For such a well known brand like Nivea, I think this is a really good price and I knew it would be of a good quality as I have tried out many products in their ranges previously. I did buy it on a bit of a whim, because you can never have too many lip balms, but little did I know how much I would end up liking it.

          The lip balm comes in very basic packaging, which is to be expected with an essential product. The lid is a dark blue shade (very Nivea). When you pull this off, it reveals a basic white wind up stick. The lip balm itself is also white in colour. There is simply no frills with this lip balm, and you shouldn't be put off by its basic appearance, because there are many hidden ingredients inside of the balm.

          Within the lip balm is Jojoba oil and natural Shea butter which are two ingredients that are well known for their moisturising properties. And they sure do work! When applying this lip balm directly to the lips, you notice immediately how moisturising it is. Many lip balms I have tried before take a bit of work to start melting on to the lips, but this was really quick and easy to apply. It is moisturising without being greasy, and just leaves the lips with a clear gloss to them. There is no colour in this lip balm, and it leaves the lips looking natural. Very impressed with the results of this, and it keeps them moisturised for a good while. It does need reapplying in the day, but this is expected in a lip balm.

          As far as scent is concerned, this doesn't have a strong smell at all. There is quite a subtle clean and fresh scent to it which is nice as it is suited to everyone. If you have ever used the Nivea creme, it smells just like that. I normally prefer fruity scented lip balms, but for a basic and essential product I have no problems with the scent of this product - it is just very subtle.

          Although the actual lip balm delivers all that it claims, the only problem I could mention with it is that it contains no SPF protection. I always try to find a balm with SPF protection in it, so that I can wear it throughout the summer and when I am on holiday. I suppose I can not knock the product too much because of this, because it is a basic and essential balm. However, it would be nice if Nivea included this within it.

          Overall, I would highly recommend this lip balm to everyone. It is suitable for men, women and children so perfect for the whole family. It works really well on dry and cracked lips and is also long lasting. And for £1.00 you really can't complain! Four stars as there is no SPF protection, but I have to say that I'm very impressed with this lip balm. Thanks for reading.

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            26.05.2013 20:47
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            I usually buy Vaseline for my dry lips but I bought this lip care by Nivea when shopping as it was only 99p and I thought I would see how effective it is.

            It came in a plastic packet against a cardboard slip. It is easy to tell that it is Nivea as the packaging is deep blue with white writing and white elements. I don't think it is a particularly special packaging really but I don't think it needs to be. You can buy some nice lip balms in fancy pots and with little pictures on but I just want one which works it doesn't have to look nice as it only stays in my hand bag and not on display anyway.

            To use it you take the lid off which is long and covers the stick. You then twist the bottom and the balm appears. It has a slight fragrance to it, a sweet vanilla-like smell which is not very obvious just nice and subtle which is fine for me.

            It is easy to apply to lips. I just run it along my lips like I would a lipstick and it comes onto my lips very easily, i don't have to press hard and also I don't end up having to be really light with it, it just comes away perfectly. It leaves a very slight shine but not too much so it doesn't look like I'm wearing gloss. If I have to put this on the skin near my lips then I try to do so when I am just going to be in the house as it does show up a little.

            When I have dry lips this soothes them really efficiently. It takes a few minutes to absorb but almost as soon as I apply it I feel relief from that horrible soreness that occurs when my lips are dry. I try to keep on top of it and use it for a few days afterwards too to make sure that it won't become dry again.

            There is no sun protection factor within this.

            I think this is a very good lip balm and I would quite happily buy it again although I think one tube will last me a long time anyway.

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            20.05.2013 17:17
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            A lip balm that moisturises and protects lips with no frills

            I always suffer from dry lips, and they tend to get even worse during the winter. I saw this Nivea lip balm on offer for £1 months ago and thought I would give it a go. I have often seen this lip balm on offer in various shops and supermarkets for £1, which I think is a great price. At full price it is often around the £1.50 mark.

            The lip balm is white in colour and unfragranced, and it comes in a white case with a blue lid, and there is 4.8g worth of product. The product is used in a similar way to a lipstick, as you simply take off the lid and twist the bottom of the stick. Once used, you just twist the bottom of the stick the other way, and the lip balm disappears back into its container. I often use Vaseline as well as this lip balm, however an advantage of using a lip balm such as this rather than Vaseline is that you don't have to get any of the product onto your hands, which is very useful if you don't want greasy hands. The benefit of not having to touch the lip balm is that you can keep the outside of the packaging clean, whereas closing a tin of Vaseline with greasy hands then results in the tin being greasy, which then means a greasy tin passing that grease onto the contents of my handbag! The small size of this lip balm means that it's great to carry around with you, although I make sure I keep it in a pocket in my handbag, as otherwise it takes me forever to find it in that bottomless pit!

            The packaging claims that the lip balm contains jojoba oil and shea butter and that it 'provides long lasting care and protection'. I like the appearance of the lip balm on my lips, as it is rather discreet. I would like it if it gave my lips a little bit more of a shine, but I understand that it's only designed to protect my lips and I can imagine other people wouldn't want it to make their lips shiny, and so I do appreciate the simplicity of this product. I find that it does help to moisturise my lips, and an hour or so after applying it, my lips feel nice and soft. I have also found that some of the product does remain on my lips after drinking and eating, which I think is more than can be said for other lip balms. I usually use this lip balm at least once a day and it still lasts for ages.

            Overall, I think that this lip balm does help to moisturise and protect my lips, it's very easy to apply and it's great for a change from Vaseline where I always end up with greasy fingers!

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              Yummy lips here we go!

              The Nivea essential care lip balm comes in a plastic roll up format with a blue lid. You get 4.8 grams and it is available at most supermarkets and drug stores. It can be priced between £1 and £3 so its worth looking around for the better price. They also have offers quite regularly. What can I say, I cannot live without this Nivea essential care lip balm! I am one of those people who constantly has dry lips and finds it really hard to resist picking!!! This Nivea Essential lip balm is the best lip balm I have used. For a white non flavoured lip balm this has quite a pleasant taste to it unlike some lip balms I have tried. It moisturises really well and the effect lasts a long time. I can not go anywhere without this in my bag. If you have dry skin the lip balm softens this and makes otherwise icky looking lips smooth and lovely again. Even the roll up function I find to be much better than a lot of lip balms. It rolls up and down very easily without getting stuck or leaving lip balm all around the top. My four year old who has destroyed plenty of lip balms in her time can use this without making a mess, that has to be plus point!

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                13.05.2013 10:11
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                I won't be buying again and can't recommend. Better lip balms are available!

                I picked one of these lip balms up from the counter of the local supermarket thinking at £1 it represented good value for the Nivea brand. I associate Nivea with skin care and to me the brand has a good, long-standing reputation, so I based the purchase on that perception, not on any previous experience of the product.

                Dry or cracked lips are a pretty miserable condition, which I never want to put up with, purely because it's so easy to relieve the discomfort as long as you have a decent lip-balm to hand. For that reason I always like to have a lip balm "on the go" and none of them take up any space in a pocket or bag, so particularly in cold weather there is no excuse for me not to have one with me.

                The lip balm display in the shop was a dispenser type, so the individual lip balms were tightly wrapped in clear plastic which is easily removed as it's perforated along the length of the lip balm. Once you remove the blue cap you use the lip balm by turning the base of the stick in the same way that you would do with any lipstick. The balm itself is a clear stick - and initially the stick is quite solid and smooth and easy to apply.

                I did have problems with this lip balm, and I won't be buying a replacement. After a month or so of having the lip balm in my bag it started to become softer. This got to the point where little chunks of it would come away each time I applied it to my lips. This made it a pretty unpleasant and even I would say awkward/messy experience, not to mention wasteful of the balm itself. The other issue I had was a much more subjective one - personal preference really - I really dislike the flavour. To me it tastes scented, pretty unpleasant if I'm honest. It does have a slight smell of the scent, so I know I'm not imagining it, but I guess it may not be as offensive to everyone as I find it.

                In terms of doing its job, though, I found it to be very effective and it did offer immediate moisturising to my lips. Despite that, the flavour and consistency of the stick mean that I'll be buying a different brand next time.

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                03.05.2013 23:06
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                Great value for money and very long lasting

                Nivea Essential Lip Balm

                I always use some sort of balm on my lips as I suffer a lot in the windy cold weather from chapped lips and broken skin. Even during the summer months, however, I still like to use a balm as it helps to protect my lips and keeps them soft and smooth at the same time.

                Nivea Essential Lip Balm costs only £1 and I buy mine from Home Bargains or the Pound Shop. There are always loads in stock and the one I have at the moment looks like a very basic balm but in actual fact if you read the ingredient list carefully, you will see that it contains loads of goodies such as castor and jojoba oil as well as Shea butter. I love Shea butter on my lips as I just feel it has excellent moisturising qualities and if I am looking for a decent lip balm, I won't buy it unless it contains this ingredient.

                This lip balm is in a bright blue plastic outer casing and inside the balm is on a little push up stick. The balm is almost white in colour, which surprised me, as I was expecting a more golden yellow colour for some reason. The balm glides across my lips and I use this on its own but also on top of a lipstick as some lipsticks a be quite drying.

                The balm helps to protect my lips from the effects of the elements but it also has lovely healing properties, due to its fantastic moisturising ingredients. It moisturises my lips and helps to heal them up when they are badly chapped and cracked. There is no need to have to keep applying this lip bal all the time, and I usually find that it only needs to be reapplied every few hours as it's not greasy and doesn't slide off the lips, even if I am eating and drinking.

                One little stick will last me weeks and weeks, even with regular daily use. It's so small and handy and really convenient for popping into my bag when I am going to work and much more hygienic than sticking my finger into a little jar. The only complaint I have about this little balm is that I often lose it in the bottom of my bag as it is on the small side, but apart from that, I can't fault it!

                I highly recommend it.

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              Daily Care and protection for soft and smooth lips