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This is a marvalous lip balm that has saved me from a lot of pain from my terrible sore lips and also saved me from having to go to my prom looking terrible!
I suffered with terrible dry lips for years and eventually I found a lip balm that helped to stop them from being quite so dry(not this lip balm) however, it made them even worse, they weren't dry but they were red raw and it was like it had taken the skin of my lips. I bought this lip balm to help because it had "repair" on it. I could only hope that it would help as it was actually painful to talk and to eat. Thankfully, this is the most amazing lip balm I have even found. Not only did it help with the new pain the other lip balm had caused, but it also kept them from being dry! My lips were back to being like normal lips should be for the first time in years, and the lip balm had worked it magic in less than a day! I couldn't believe it.
I now use this lip balm every time I need a new one.
It does have a fairly high price tag which can get expensive when you are someone who has lips like mine and has to reapply the lip balm so often that you get through one in a couple of weeks. Although the constant reapplication is to do with me, not the lip balm, I've had to do it with every one on the market.
The lip balm looks nice in its aqua coloured cover. It has a nice feel to it on your lips, like a thick creamthat has been spread very thinly, It also tastes nice, not that I'm going to eat it, but thecheap ones can taste and smell horrible, which is unplesant if you forget you're wearing it and lick your lips!
The lip smells nice too, a bit like honey.
Nivea repair does a great job!
It is quite a chunky lip balm that has a solid block of colour over a white base. The lip balm itself is an off white colour and has a waxy texture. In general the Nivea lip balms come in a variety of flavours but the repair one has a slight soapy smell if anything, but this is not very strong and does not have any taste.
It does work as a soother and when you put it on seems to have a cooling effect. The lipbalm may feel like it leaves a fairly thick layer on your lips, but this does give some protection and means even if you rub, bite or lick your teeth it remains on for several hours. This works even in heat and it prvents your lips getting to dry.
Once it had worn off my lips did feel more hydrated and this did last a while. I also feel like I get less skin flaking off and rarely get cracked lips even in winter!
Now we're coming out of the winter season I thought that I would review the product which has been keeping my lips from being dry, sore and chapped.
I found this product in Superdrug after searching the shelves for something that would make my lips heal and stop being so sore, I picked up a few things however it was the nivea one which caught my eye. I settled on nivea due to the fact it is a well known brand which is known for protecting and moisturising skin exactly what my lips needed at that very moment!
It has a aqua blue lid which covers the whole product apart from the very base. The nivea logo is clear to see at the very top and the lettering underneath is white (which can be a bit difficult to read) The lid pulls off nice and easy however its secure enough that it wont just fall off in your bag. You simply turn the bottom the way you would a lipstick to get the chap stick to move up and down as desired.
The actual chapstick itself is a creamy/white colour and has a vry creamy smell to it, it actually reminded me of moisturiser. As I applied it I found it went on nice and smooth and actually had a cooling effect on them.
After a few days use I found my lips were a lot smoother and were no longer dry or sore. Fast foreward a few weeks and my lips were completley healed, however I have continued using it in order to stop the chappiness coming back and it seems to have prevented this.
This is an ideal product for those who like me suffer with chapped lips when the cold weather comes.
Ever since I was a little boy I have always had chapped lips - thankfully not as bad now as they were when I was younger, and I credit that to using good lip balm! I had recently run out of my last nivea lip balm (the dark blue essentials one) and had to rush out to get a reploacement as I kept running my tongue over my lips thinking that I was keeping them moist! How wrong was I, it is bad as saliva drys out your lips even more!
I picked up this nivea repairing lip balm, as it was a little bit more expensive (£2.50 at sainsbury's) but my lips were so sore at the time I thought I would splurge! It had been so windy that my lips were sore, but once i had used this lip balm a few times, my lips felt much better and back to normal.
There are a lot of lip balms to choose from and there are others that I do like - Carmex is good, as is blisteze, but this is the best! The 'taste' from it is minimal, hardly notice it, whereas I do not like Blisteze taste. This lip balm has the added bonus of being in a stick form, rather than a little tube, this is much handier.
As mentioned I have used the 'Essential' nivea lip balm before, but I just find this 'Repair' to be better, it feels nicere on your lips, as if it is creamier.
I would definitely recommend it to those of you who suffer from chapped lips in the winter time and those who want nice shiny lips all year round! Definitely worth the little bit extra and £2.50 is a good pirce to pay for being able to have non sore lips!
It happens to me every winter. The drop in temperature and scathing North Sea winds destroy my lips and makes them dry, chapped and really painful. This year has been no exception although since it has been the coldest for some years my lip problems have escalated somewhat.
There are loads of lip salves on the market, all of which achieve the same objective. The Nivea brand is a well known and, in my opinion, respected brand so I chose the Nivea Lip Care Repair & Protection product for this winter.
****What is it****
Nivea Lip Care Repair & Protection is one of many products available that are used for dry and chapped lips. Like all similar products, the Nivea version looks like lipstick.
This product comes in a packet with the face of a beautiful woman with a finger placed seductively on her lips. I can see what Nivea's marketing department are trying to achieve with this but, in my opinion, it would work better if they used the packaging of the Nivea Lip Care Essential packet since this shows a man, woman and child, suggesting that it is suitable for the whole family.
The active part of this product is kept in a mint green cylindrical tube with the distinctive and recognisable "Nivea" logo on it. There is also a bit of 'blurb', which is pretty much useless.
I think the target audience for this product is the fairer sex. The mint green colour is not really masculine, but then I guess that the concept of lip salve that could easily be mistaken for lipstick at first glance is not really masculine either.
Inside the cylindrical tube is the good bit - the lip salve. The lip salve consists of a small cylindrical tube (obviously) of a light tangerine coloured balm.
The balm as a very slight sweet smell, that is hardly noticeable. You have to inhale really hard to tell there is an odour and once the lip salve is applied is doesn't smell at all, which is a good thing in my opinion.
The balm is tasteless so it doesn't matter if you get a bit heavy handed when applying it to the lips.
Pull the outer case off, twist the bottom and the balm 'stick' is revealed. Simply rub on the lips. It can't be easier.
The application is a clean process and the balm is never touched with the fingers therefore there is no chance of leaving greasy finger prints anywhere, unlike when using the Vaseline lip balm.
****What Nivea claim****
Nivea claim that this product is an "Improved Formula" that "Locks in moisture" and provides "Protective care for lips especially prone to drying out".
The product has an "innovative formula enriched with hydramine, a precious active ingredient found naturally in the skin, and grape extracts to support the lip's natural moisturisation process to leave your lips feeling soft and smooth for longer".
Other active ingredients include bisabolol and shea butter.
The above sounds impressive but does it really work?
The 4.8g container costs £2.49, which is actually quite expensive even when compared to lip salves that offer the same type of packaging and application method.
A 100g of this product costs a stonking £51.88 where a 100g of Vaseline will set you back a meagre £7.25.
Like for like, Vaseline is much better than Nivea and the fact that it has a multitude of other uses make it the better product by far. It really is a no brainer.
This lip salve comes in a small, neat, and functional container that can be comfortably carried in a pocket. The colour is very feminine but I guess it is no big deal since it is how the balm acts that is important.
Applying the salve is an easy and non-messy affair, however since it looks like you are applying lipstick at first glance I find it uncomfortable doing it in very public places.
It is easier than applying Vaseline lip balm since there is no need to unscrew a lid, put it to one side, rub you finger in the balm, apply to the lips, clean the excess off your finger and then put the lid back on. All of which is one big 'faff'.
Nivea claim that it keeps your lips feeling softer for longer and to some extent it does, if you don't use anything at all. I found that this product kept my lips feeling moist for minutes rather than hours resulting in many applications. This is the major disadvantage of this product.
In my opinion Vaseline is so much better. It lasts longer and is much, much cheaper. There are problems with Vaseline though.
Vaseline does produce a small tin of the jelly, specifically aimed at this market, but it is much larger than the Nivea container. The Vaseline tin as conveniently shaped as the Nivea either, hence making it more bulky to transport.
The other problem with Vaseline is the messy application. Vaseline has to be applied with the finger, which subsequently needs to be cleaned otherwise you're going to leave greasy fingerprints all over the place.
To over come this problem I keep Vaseline at home and at work but carry Nivea lip balm to use between home and the office should I need a re-application of some kind of balm. I also keep some Nivea in my pocket for days out.
This is a more expensive way but it does ensure that all bases are covered, and there is nothing worse than having really dry, chapped and painful lips when you are not at home and have no lip balm to hand.
i have always used a lipbalm to prepare my lips for lipstick as they can get very dry and in turn the lipstick will not sit evenly or clump in the "lines" in my lips and just look ugly.
This one in particular i first picked up in sainsburys for 1.99 a few summers ago, i was looking for a lipbalm that contained an spf as lips are a particularly sensitive part of the the face and often overlooked with sun protection even though they are more suseptible to sun damage than other areas because of the decilate nature of the skin there. I have used a moisturiser with spf on them when at home in the garden but this isnt really possible when out for the day.
This was the only lipbalm that i could find in the shop at the time which contained an spf and even though it only had a spf of 6 i thought this was better than nothing.
The lipbalm is the same size as a lipstick and you use it just like a one twisting up as much as you need, you will not need much though and the stick should last you many months. It is very smooth to apply, fragrance free and tasteless and doesnt leave any greasy residue on your lips which i think is important as a lot of lipbalms when you apply too much you can make those tiny pimples around the outside of your lips that are so painful! But, not with this product!
It contains panthenol and vitamin E to repair damaged and sore lips and my lips become smooth and soft instantly after applying. It stays on well although when you drink it will come off on the glass leaving a mark like a lipstick would, so you need to re-apply aftwards or apply it after you drink or eat something.
overall the lipbalm smooths and moisurises my lips very well and i feel better about being out in the sun with it on with its sun protection factor.
I am one of those people who just cannot stand my lips being dry and I suffer from this problem all year round. In the summer the wind and sun dries them out and in the winter the cold weather does the job. To make matters worse I find myself constantly licking my lips and then wiping them dry.
Consequently I have all sorts of different lip balms in drawers around the house and more in my handbags. Some of them are in little pots, some of them are in little tubes and some of them are the lipstick style ones
One of my favourites brands is Nivea and I m currently using the Repair and Protection version. It is priced at about £1.65 at Boots but it is rare that I pay full price for these sorts of things. I usually wait until they are on special offer, which they often are, and buy three for the price of two. You know me - I always have my eye open for a bargain!
The lip balm comes fixed to a piece of cardboard by means of clear plastic so all the packaging is recycleable then, so that's a good start as far as I am concerned. The tube itself also ends up in the recycling bag when it is empty too!
The tube itself is about the same size and shape as a lipstick and contains 4.8g of lip balm. It is white with a light turquoise cover with the Nivea Lip Care logo in bright blue on the front and the address of the manufacturers in Germany on the back together with the web site address of www.nivea.com
You just apply the balm to your lips in exactly the same way as you would apply lipstick and using the same sort of amount as lipstick. It also feels the same as lipstick on your lips when you apply it.
There is almost no taste to this lip balm which is an advantage to me because, if the balm tastes nice, I keep licking my lips meaning that I have to keep reapplying!
When I use this product I find that my lips feel instantly hydrated, smooth and comfortable. My lips also have a light sheen to them when I use this product.
The blurb from Nivea states that 'Nivea Lip Care Repair & Protection provides effective care and protection for dry, chapped lips'. So far I have found this to be true - my lips are definitely not dry or chapped when using this product, in fact they feel normal and comfortable - which is exactly what I want.
The lip balm contains a 'soothing and protecting formula with skin conditioning Panthenol, calming Bisabolol, protective vitamin E and UV filters'. It is free from preservatives and dermatologically approved.
It even provides care and protection in extreme weather and since our new home is at the top of the Great Orme in Llandudno where it gets VERY windy, this is important. It also has an SP factor of 6 just in case we ever get any sunshine!
The little tube is small enough to fit in the smallest of handbags so I can take it anywhere with me for instant relief.
This review may get posted on Ciao in the fullness of time.
I have always had problems with my lips getting very dry. I sucked my thumb for 11 years and i'm guessing that is the problem - I always feel the need to keep them moist so end up licking them every few minutes. Saliva is actually very bad and shouldn't lick your lips as saliva actually dries your lips out even quicker.
I was getting very low on the Boots Lipsalve which my mum had bought me, and also on my other 'essentials' - foundatation etc. so decided to splash out on the Boots website. The reason for this was because every Boot's I had gone into didn't stock my foundation!!
Anyway... Whilst searching through pages of cheap and expensive products I wanted something with staying power that would not look stupid if I did lick it off - that is the reason I don't wear lipstick - it always ends up looking like a ring of colour round my mouth - not nice! There were many to choose from - mostly flavoured which is also bad since I tend to like the taste and lick it off even more which makes my lips really dry and sore.
Apart from the traditional Vaseline, I decided to go for Nivea Lip Care Repair because of it's price - only £1.48!! That is cheaper than the 'Essential', 'Sun SPF 18', and the 'Pearl and Shine' types all by Nivea. I wasn't sure of the quality compared to other Lip Care products such as Boots own brand, but Nivea do supply great quality product which I have tried so I thought I may as well give it ago since it's the cheapest one out there.
What is the packaging like? The Lip Care Repair comes in a little cardboard packet to let you see how it is contained and to give you some information not found on the actual product: 'Fast Effective relief for sore chapped lips' then three bulletpoints with:
Going by the latter I would guess that the other 2 are good things...
Turning the packet over you are given more information: when you use it ("under extreme weather conditions or when you have a cold you lips become sore and chapped").
Ah Ok, those 3 ingredients mentioned earlier actually regenerate dry lips quickly and effectively.
The previous Lipsalve I had been using contained UVA and UVB filters which I had never considered before and I didn't realise that Nivea Repair also contain UV filters - SPF 6.
Opening the product you are faced with a cylindrical container which is a blue/green colour - I would actually say mint colour. It has a rounded top and you can take it off to reveal the product itself. The lid is very sturdy and will stay on - just remeber and listen out for the 'click' when you put the lid on.
The bottom turns in an anticlockwise direction to show more than an inch of lip care product. It is kind of yellowy in colour.
What does it smell like? I hate trying to describe smells! This one smells like a lip salve! For those of you unfamiliar with it you do have to smell very hard to get an kind of fragrance out of it - It is a very very faint vanilla smell.
What is it like? On first use, I had to rub it over my lips a few times. This just shows how good a quality it is. It is a solid stick just like you would find on a deodorant for example - not a liquid or a cream. This really does have staying power and I don't find the need to lick my lips at all when I have it on. I have noticed a considerable difference already and I've not even had it that long! My lips are really moistureised and no long dry or sore. Once you have applied it for the first time, the second and third times are a lot easier and you don't need to rub it across so many times.
This doesn't leave a glossy finish on your lips but does leave them with a little shine.
Ingredients: I'll just add these but I have no idea which are more likely to cause irritation.
Cera Microcristallina, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenerated Polydecene, Ricinus Communis, Cetyl Palmitate, Myristyl Myristate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Panthenol, C20-40 Alkyl Stearate, Cera Carnauba, Butyrospermum Parkii, Buxus Chinensis, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aqua (water), Cera Alba, Bisabolol, Zea Mays, BHT, Parfum (fragrance), Cl 40800.
Where do they get those names from!?!? hehe
This is a highly recommended product if you have the same kind of problems as me: dry, chapped, sore lips that are in desperate need of moisture. It is ideal especially at this time of the year since there may have been a lot of damage caused by the winter. It will also protect you during the summer with the SPF in it which I would see as an added bonus.
I would rate this 5/5!
If you want more information - got to www.nivea.com
This product is made in Germany.
After searching for ages for a lipbalm that is as good as Blistese original lipcream, but that comes in a stick, I finally found this fantastic product. Nivea repair really is good and sorts out even the most dry and chapped lips quickly and effectively. This product is partiularly good if you always seem to have chapped lips as it sorts them out and also prevents any dryness when used regularly. Also, if you apply it just before you go to bed, your lips will be in absolutley perfect condition when you wake up, just like in the advert. I know this lipbalm is a little bit more expensive than so many other stick lipbalms(I can get own-brand one's for 49p at my local pharmacy!) but it really is worth it if your lips need a little bit more attention than most. This lip-balm is not heavily scented, it does not come off as easily as other lip balms and it will not leave your lips greasy or particularly glossy. Really- it's just perfect!
After suffering for years with sore, dry and chapped lips and trying probably the best part of a hundred different lip balms, I finally stumbled onto this one. It looks like the "Essential" that comes in a blue tube, but the "Repair" is in a light green tube and you'll probably find it with other Nivea products but certianly next to the "Essential" one. I think that it is more aimed at people like me, who suffer from dry, chapped lips which are already chapped., rather than a preventative lip balm. As soon as you put it on, it is very soothing. It doesn't make your lips feel greasy and slippy, it seems to penetrate into them and make them feel really soft and nice. I find a lot of lip balms (such as Lipsyl) do leave your lips greasy, and once you have a drink its all on the side of the glass, and your lips are much more dry than they were!! The "Essential" one is okay if you only use a lip balm to go under lipstick or you don't really suffer from bad lips, but I definitaly recommend the "Repair" over the "Essential" because I know from experience that it works so much better. I always have a tube in my pocket and probably go through one every 2-3 weeks, as I need to use a lot of it!!! At £1.89 for a tube, it does seem a bit pricey for a lip balm, but believe me, if you suffer the same as me and you give it a go, its very hard to go back to any other lip balm!! I'd also like to say...Nice One Nivea...they seem to be the only company that have got this sort of problem actually helped out by a lip balm!!! Update!! After running another tube extremely low I rushed to my Superdrug store to find that Nivea are now doing Extra Value Packs!!(Hallelujah!) So now you can get 2 for £2.80!! p.s this also applies to the "Essential" one too! Again, Nice One Nivea!
Fast, effective repair for sore, chapped lips