In the depths of every single one of my handbags, backpacks, messenger bags, and purses, is a lip balm. I am a lip balm-aholic, and I never leave the house without one - or two! - with me. Every time I pop into a drugstore or a supermarket I end up leaving with another lip balm.
Similarly, I love Nivea products. I have a toner and moisturizer from them, as well as several of their other lip balms (surprise, surprise) - so it was inevitable I would acquire this lip balm eventually.
As someone with pale, almost translucent skin that always burns and never tans (curse you, genetics!) the SPF15 immediately appealed to me. I used this lip balm throughout the very sparse amount of sunny summer days England had this year, and while my nose, forehead and shoulders were victims to the burn, my lips remained free from it.
The smell of the product is difficult to describe. It has a mostly medicinal scent, so somewhat chemically, but there's a certain honey-like scent beneath it, which links into the taste as it is reminiscent of honey or vanilla.
The application is nice. It's not too thick, though it feels a bit thicker than some other lip balms, especially if you're used to the likes of Vaseline balms or Body Shop lip roll ons, which are far thinner. It's perfect to apply - lightly or heavily - but there is a catch. As aforementioned by other reviewers, if you have a habit of biting or chewing your lips, or experience some serious chapping or peeling, you might experience a touch of white sticking to your problem areas. If this is the case, I advise not using this balm until you've healed your lips, or exfoliated them.
However, if this isn't the case, it's a brilliant product that keeps your lips nicely moisturized and protected, especially in the summer.
I have dry, chapped lips during the winter months more than I do during the summer months and so have to apply a lip balm to help keep my skin feeling nice and moisturised and protected from the cold weather. I love the Nivea brand and it is one of my favourites.
It comes in a plastic tube and it has a twist action to reveal the balm. The balm is fairly firm but has a soft texture to it when applied to the lips. It glides across the lips really well and it is comfortable and doesn't tug at the skin etc. It has a slight fragrance to it which I can best describe as being a little clinical and a slight smell of vanilla. It is a pleasant smell and also a sweet kind of scent. It isn't an overpowering scent and just a nice one.
It is very easy to apply to the lips and to use it in the same way as you would apply a lipstick. Simply glides across the skin perfectly without tugging the skin or harming it. It has a slightly greasy feel to it once first applied to the skin but this feeling soon disappears. It doesn't leave the skin feeling tacky or uncomfortable.
It does a really good job of moisturising my lips and protecting them from the cold nasty weather. It softens them and really helps my lips from becoming chapped or uncomfortable and sore.
It contains a soothing and protecting formula which contains panthenol which conditions the skin and bisabolol which calms the skin and vitamin E.
Also it contains SPF 15 which helps protect the skin from the sun and help protect it. Good to know it has protection because we sometimes forget about protecting the skin on our lips and the lips are overlooked sometimes with protection.
I find this lip balm helps my skin feel nice and soft and when I rub my lips together after applying it to my skin, it feels soft immediately and my skin feels less dry and the more time it is on my lips the softer the skin becomes. My lips don't stick in the way when they are sticky like maybe after eating something really sticky and the food is on the lips. This feeling doesn't happen to my lips and they just feel nice and soft. This feeling means my lips aren't going to be sore or uncomfortable because this sticky feeling isn't pleasant on the lips for sure.
The tube can be carried in a bag and doesn't take up much space at all or it can be placed into a pocket so it can be used while outdoors for the day. I have found I do need to top up after using this balm but that is the same when using any brand and not just this one alone. It does last well on the lips and so topping up isn't one I have to do tons during the day to keep my lips nice and soft.
I think this one is more than suitable for males to use too and not just for women. It hasn't a feminine scent and so would be ideal for men to use too, to help soften their skin and also to help chapping and soreness on the skin.
This balm hasn't irritated my skin at all and I have found it is suitable for sensitive skin and my sensitive skin has been fine since using this lip balm. It is a gentle balm so would also be ideal for teenagers too.
For a 4.8g tube I bought it half price some time ago and I think the usual price is around £2.50 and I think for this price it is good value for money for the work it actually does for the skin. It is a very good price bought on offer. The quality is very good too.
I highly do recommend this lip balm if you are looking to buying a nice one which works a treat for softening the lips and protecting them. I don't think you will be disappointed in the way this one works.
I give this balm 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
As winter creeps upon us, the days get increasingly colder and as a result, our skin suffers. I suffer from terribly dry, chapped, lips in winter and it's difficult to find a lip balm that stays put all day. I bought Nivea Soothe and Protect from Bodycare for around £1, but I think it's around the £2 mark in Boots. It comes in the usual twisty-up lipbalm tube and contains SPF 15.
Using the product is simple enough, just like any other lip balm. The texture feels 'firm' and not as soft as other lip balms. It has a slight medicinal scent and tastes of vanilla, which its quite pleasant. Although the product claims to be medicated, it does not have that medicated 'feel', like other lip balms do (e.g. Blistex)- you know, that tingly feeling and medicinal taste. Some may prefer it this way, but personally, I do not. If applying when my lips are normal (no peeling skin), it applies well with no problem. However, if my lips are particularly dry or chapped, it seems to 'cling', and there is a white residue covering my lips (NOT a good look!) I believe that this is a huge downfall as it is designed for people with problem lips.
Does it work? Yes- to an extent. It makes my lips a little softer but does not improve my lips in the long run. It provides some instant relief to sore lips but does not make chapped lips heal any faster like some balms do. I also find that the results are not long lasting. It probably lasts between thirty minutes and an hour before I need to reapply.
I probably would not recommend this lip balm to any one, apart from if it was the only option to relieve lips, or unless you're lips never get dry. Its okay to use under lipstick if you want a sheer balm that's not going to affect the application of your makeup. I will not be buying this again and I am quite disappointed as I usually enjoy using Nivea products.
I have a tendency and very bad habbit of sometimes chewing on my own lips, no idea why but usually when I'm feeling stressed and this then leaves them sometimes chapped and sore and not in the best way which is never a good look. I received this Nivea soothe & protect lip balm along with other types of Nivea lip balms as a small stocking filler gift for Christmas.
When I unwrapped this gift I was happy that my mum had gone for a reliable brand such as Nivea and thought these lip balms would come in useful in particular the sooth & protect as I'm forever hurting my lips with the chewing so they need soothing and well the protect thats just an added bonus protecting you against the sun with the SPF 15. The product came in a tin with other Nivea lip products however you can buy the product alone if you do wish to do so. The product that I know of can be bought in stores such as Boots, Superdrug, Asda, Tesco, Bodycare and potentially may more with Nivea being a large brand it is something you see in a lot of different places. If you was to buy the product on its own currently is retailing at boots for £2.59 which is more expensive than the original and basic Nivea lip balm from the same range. This potentially is quite expensive but I guess you will find yourself paying for both the brand and quality of products.
What does it look like?
The product is small in shape and the shape of perhaps a standard lipstick. It is of a good size which could easily fit into a bag or even a pocket so you could take it anywhere you wished to do so for day to day use which is helpful as thats what your going to need this product for. The lip balm lid is a mint green in colour with the base of the product being white I believe this helps to distinguish where you pull the lip balm out and how it seperates from the lid. The colouring of the product being mint green also I believe is neither girly or manly therefore meaning it won't be too embarrassing for either gender to carry this around. On the lid is the standard blue and white nivea logo and underneath this it is stated that it is sooth & protect SPF 15 therefore it is easy to pick out and tell what exactly the product is for it doesn't take a genius. Also this product is a different colour to the other types of lip balms Nivea produces therefore again Nivea are making it easy for us.
Once you pull the lid up off the base of the product you are presented with a white lip balm which you can twist the base up and down to make more of the balm come out when and where you need to. When applying the balm it is really easy and is just like applying a lipstick to your lips.. boys just place the balm across your lips making sure you cover them. It is really easy to apply and is clear therefore not leaving you with any form of colouring therefore this being another reason why it is good for both genders and even children. Though I must say the lip balm does leave a slight shine to your lips but nothing drastic. When I have used this lip balm I can feel that the lip balm is moisturising my lips and it does leave them feeling softer suddenly. However I believe if my lips are in bad condition and really sore this lip balm isn't as good at others at soothing and moisturising my lips which I was very disappointed with as I expected a brand as reliable as Nivea would suit the job perfectly. Not that your supposed to taste try this product but who can help themselves this lip balm unlike some others has no taste to it therefore won't leave you feeling sick when you accidentally lick your lips with it on. The product however does have a slight scent to it of the usual Nivea scent which I can only describe as smelling clean and fresh and like the moisturiser. But this scent is not over powering and doesn't leave you feeling sick like some lip balms may do. One thing I will warn you about is where you keep this lip balm, whatever you do don't leave it in a warm place or in your back pocket which you are sat upon as it leaves the lip balm melted and then very very messy to apply. I would recommend only using the product when its only slightly soft otherwise you will end up with too much lip balm on and as I said a messy procedure. I have made this mistake before and a way of resolving it is simply putting your lip balm in the fridge for a few hours.
I personally would recommend this lip balm as one to keep your lips in an alright condition day to day and keep them soothed and obviously protected from the sun which is a great advantage to this lip care. Though if you do get your lips in a bad way, this is not going to do the job for you which is disappointing so I wouldn't waste your money if thats the reason you need it because you'll more than likely only end up buying something more expensive which you should just buy in the first place as this isn't a good enough product for really bad chapped lips. I will continue to use this product for day to day use to keep my lips feeling soft but if they get in worse condition I know to use a different product from a different brand. I have had this product since December now and use it quite often yet the lip balm is still very large and I can see it has a long long way to go therefore is very long lasting which is a perk.
Hope my review helped, thanks for reading.
In the winter months I get quite dry lips and in the summer they are dry from the air-conditioned office I work in! So I'm always on the look out for a decent lip balm.
I tried Nivea's Soothe and Protect at £1.99 and it's now one of my favourites. It comes as a stick in a lovely green-blue tube (as opposed to a gel or cream) and you just wind it up from the base to the height you need in order to apply it. It smells nice -- very subtle but refreshing -- and is a decent enough thickness to apply to my lips in one go, instead of having to apply it to the front part of my lips, then to the back.
When it is applied I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't leave a thick gloop of balm on my lips (like what happens sometimes when i apply too much vaseline to my lips!). Despite being a thin 'coat' my lips instantly felt smooth and supple. Even after licking my lips it felt like it was still on and protecting my lips from the elements.
The vitamin E really helped heal my dry and chapped parts and acted almost like my medicated balm but without the medicinal scent. I've been using it every day despite the dryness going away (through initial use of the balm) and I count it as one of my must haves.
Earlier on this year I really struggled with dry chapped lips. When I was a teenager I used to lick my lips and make them quite sore and for years I hadn't really suffered the same kind of pain from chapped lips but this year with the weather being so changeable I really did suffer with my lips. Ordinarily I am a Vaseline lip therapy girl but that just wasn't working for me and so in Boots one day I picked up a couple of new products to try one being carex cherry lip balm (which is my new favourite!) and nivea soothe and protect which I shall review today.
Nivea is a brand I think I have always associated with being caring as I think my nana had some nivea cream in a tub when I was a child and the image always kind of stuck with me so I was happy to choose this brand to help with my sore lips. The product comes in a packaging with a cardboard back and a clear front so you are able to see what the actual lip balm looks like. This soothe and protect lip product looks like what I would say a traditional balm looks like with a lipstick shaped packaging which will fit easily in to your bag or pocket.
The lip balm has a white base and a minty green coloured lid and so I do think it looks quite feminine despite the fact that it has the navy blue nivea logo on it as well. We are told that this product has a SPF of 15 and that you should use it within twelve months of opening but apart from this information the lid is pretty clutter free. You need to pull off the green lid to access the lip balm and twist the white bottom to expose the actual balm.
The balm itself doesn't really have much fragrance at all but I can detect just a slight hint of the traditional nivea smell which I felt was comforting! The balm is easily applied as it is like a lipstick and so you can just run it over your lips as required and then replace the lid to protect the balm. Once applied my lips have a shine to them but they are not coloured by this product which is something that I like as I prefer natural looking lips. My lips feel soft when this product is on and in terms of day to day use this is a perfectly acceptable product as it keeps my lips feeling moisturised and soft. When my lips were very chapped and sore though I did find that this product made very little difference to my lips and I really had to get the dryness and soreness under control using the more medicated carmex before applying this one to keep them soft.
As a product which you are going to use day to day to keep your lips feeling soft and moisturised I would say this is a good one. It doesn't make my lips feel sticky yet it gives them a nice glossy look. If you need something to protect your lips in the harsher winter months then I would possibly look elsewhere but as a day to day product this one is fine. It costs around two pounds to buy and mine has lasted me over six months now. I have a little of the product left but a little does go a long way and so I see no reason why this one won't last me the year.
Thank you for reading my review!
Although I do not suffer from dry lips in winter months, I still like to have lip balm in my handbag to moisturise my lips and to maintain their softness and lusciousness. I do suffer with cold sores though which is extremely annoying and it can be very painful. I watched something on the TV once (I cannot remember what programme it was) where it was mentioned that using lip balm with SPF on a regular basis can help if you suffer with cold sores (some people can get cold sores triggered by the sun). I was not sure that this is going to help me and certainly didn't think it will stop me from getting them but I though there is no harm in trying. At the end of the day, lip balm can always come handy and for around £2 for a lip balm, it was not going to break my bank. I brought this Nivea SPF 15 Soothe and Protect as I have had Nivea lip balms before and was always happy with them.
Nivea Soothe and Protect lip balm looks like most of the lip balms. It comes in a plastic little tube with a pull of cap. Cap is turquois in colour with very familiar Nivea logo printed on it. It does have SPF 15 printed on it. I have purchased this lip balm ages ago and cannot remember exactly how much I paid but Boots currently sells is for £2.59 for 4.8g. It can be purchased in other chemist/pharmacies where price may vary.
To use the lip balm, simply pull off the cap, rotate the bottom end clockwise to reveal lip balm and apply on the lips by gliding the balm from one corner of your lips to another. This particular lip balm is beige in colour and has no particular smell to it however I find it is a lot waxier than other Nivea lip balm I used before.
I have been using this lip balm on a regular basis and I can confidently say that it keeps my lips smooth and kissable. It kept my lips moisturised even during winter months which resulted with no dry or chapped lips. It didn't stop me getting cold sores, but then I didn't think it will.
This lip balm does exactly what is it supposed to do and that's to soothe mylips and protect them from getting dry.
There are many varieties of Nivea lip balms, some are flavoured or with added shine. I would definitely recommend this product and to my opinion someone with very dry lips will especially benefit from using it.
I have many of these types of lip care products, mainly because I find these are the best things to keep in my pocket or handbag especially as I get chapped lips quite often. As they aren't usually over priced I have purchased a few from the Nivea range, and have found them all to be very good, offering great quality.
The product --> The downside about these products is that they come with a bit of useless packaging, as they are on a cardboard backing. I know that some cheaper ones are sold just as the lip 'stick' itself, and its a shame this comes with a bit of rubbish. It is a lovely pale blue colour and had a dark blue Nivea logo running up the side of it. It is a white balm inside, and because if is shaped for your lips is easy to apply.
This particular one is soothe and protect, but I find most of them do this purpose anyway. It tastes quite plain, so this isn't overpowering which is good, and I find it gives almost immediate relief to chapped lips. The only problem can be is if they wear down and then tear off half way, which means it can be quite hard to use it then. It also contains SPF 15, which is great especially as children can use it too. Also, it protects from UVA and UVB rays, so can be great to take on holiday to stop lips from burning in the heat.
It is a moisturising formula, that is enriched with bisabol and wheat germ oil, which are natural ingredients that help to protect from cracking and hurting.
It isn't very big, about 6cm in length so no problems to store in a pocket/bag.
The cost --> This does cost above some of the others around, and at boots is about £2.50. But sometimes there can be good offers on, such as 2 for £3.
I would recommend this product as it is good in a range of circumstances - sun and winter!
In April this year, I developed some disgusting dry skin around my lips and everytime I tried to open my mouth it cracked and became worse! I tried everything I could find to cure my dry skin but nothing worked!
My mum recommend I try some kind of medicated lip balm, even though I had already tried this I went into Boots and looked for a different brand. This was when I first picked up Nivea's Soothe and Protect lip balm.
** Soothe and Protect **
Nivea Soothe and Protect is a part of the Nivea lip balm range. Enriched with natural ingredients, including wheat germ oil, the balm effectively protects lips from drying out and provides long lasting care.
** Packaging **
Like all of Nivea's lip range, the balm comes in a tube very similar to a lipstick tube. Pull the top off the long cylinder shaped tube, then twist the bottom to push the lip balm out of the container.
Soothe and Protect comes in a very pale green, which has the dark blue Nivea logo on the front.
The packaging is very basic but I feel that the pale green makes it look more medicinal than the pink which comes with Pearl and Shine, this is what essentially drew me to this product.
** How to use **
Apply Soothe and Protect as you would any other lip balm. Simply push some of the balm out of the container and rub it onto your lips.
At first, the balm can be quite difficult to apply so you may need to use a little more the first few times. However, after the first few times you use it the balm softens and becomes easier to apply, meaning you do not need to use as much.
** RRP and availability **
Soothe and Protect is available in many stores; including Boots, Superdrug, Lloyds Pharmacy, Wilkinsons and many others. It is also available to buy online at Boots, Superdrug and Lloyds.
It usually RRPs around £2.50 but can currently be purchased online at Lloyds pharmacy for £2.25.
** But does it work? **
After trying so many different products on my dry skin, I was certain that this lip balm would not work.
As soon as I brought it, I opened it and applied and continued to apply it as I felt it was wearing out. Surprisingly, my dry skin had begun to feel less sore after two days and was pretty much clear after a week.
I always keep this is my handbag now, just incase my lips start to feel dry, and I must say it works a charm! I'm not sure how it does it but it definitely does work!
I would highly recommend this if you have had problems with dry lips, or skin around the lips, as it worked wonders for me and my boyfriend even borrows it if he has dry lips!
5 stars from me!