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      31.07.2013 21:28
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      My Hero!!!!!

      I personally can not praise this product enough!!!! This inexpensive little beauty is my hero and apply it at least five time a day to keep my lips supper soft and hydrated. The texture is so soft and the peppermint is so hydrating every time you apply it's like getting a new set of lips. If you like after eights (the chocolate) then you will LOVE this as they taste the same!!! I sometimes find it hard not to lick this irresistible formula off my lips as it tastes so good. One of the best things about this product is how long it lasts. I find with a lot of lip products, the silky moisture effect goes almost instantly, however I find the opposite with this. I apply it before I go to bed and still feel it lingering the next morning. Another advantage is how usable it is with lipsticks and pencils. With it being clear you can apply onto to the butter or apply the butter to the product to get a super glossy and inflated looking pout.

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        11.05.2013 12:28
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        An effective lip butter that tastes great too.

        I picked up this lip butter in Superdrug, as I was looking for a lip moisturiser that didn't have too many chemical additives, and this one seemed to have the simplest list of ingedients, including cocoa butter, Vitamin E and petrolatum. The lip butter retails for £2.75, but it's worth looking out for it on special offer, as Superdrug often has "buy one, get one half price" offers on Palmer's products.

        I like this lip butter as it comes in a tube with a screw-on cap, and can be applied to the lips using either your fingertips or by applying the tube straight to your lips. I tend to use fingertips, as I find it easier to get an even coverage that way. I've had bad experiences with the "stick" type lip balms snapping off when applying them, so this product feels a lot easier to control.

        The flavour is a pleasant mixture of chocolate and mint, which doesn't taste artificial. If you're a fan of After Eights, this lip butter won't be a difficult thing to use!

        This lip butter has quickly become a favourite of mine as it feels like it really moisturises the lips and works well for hours after applying. The texture is rather thick, meaning that the butter sits on the lips for a while before being absorbed. If you don't mind the appearance of having some lip gloss on, this is ok, but if like me you wear lipstick, it's better to apply the lip butter well in advance of putting on lipstick. I've found that if I don't allow enough time, it does interfere with the coverage of my lipstick as well as giving a rather shiny appearance around the edges. It may help to blot the lip butter with a tissue before applying lipstick.

        I tend to use this lip butter as part of my night time routine, when it has plenty of time to absorb. I haven't had any issues with dry or cracked lips since using this butter, and it will continue to be a staple in my bathroom cabinet.

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          27.12.2012 19:51
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          Mint choc chip yummyness for sore chapped lips, the most delicious lip balm I've tried

          For me, this is a perfect addition to the Palmer's collection of chocolate treats for the body! In its little white lip-gloss like tube, this 'lip butter' is by far the best lip balm I have used. Once the lid has been unscrewed, the simply divine choc chip ice cream smell is so strong you might actually forget this is a lip balm! You need only use a teeny amount of the butter to instantly feel the effects. The peppermint makes your lips tingle ever so slightly, really refreshing, and it is slightly glossy so leaves lips looking, smelling and tasting delicious! For me, the huge advantage that this product has over the traditional 'twist up' lip balms is that it doesn't melt, which means it is equally good to use on cold and hot days, and you can safely keep it in your pocket if you need to without it ending up being a completely unusable mess. It can be a little pricey compared with other lip balms, but in my view it lasts longer and tastes better, so well worth it!

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            25.08.2012 22:57
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            After Eights on my lips, not on my hips!

            I've got a million lap balms, butters, and glosses - I'm a huge Palmer's Cocoa Butter fan - and I absolutely adore dark chocolate. So when I spotted this Palmer's Dark Chocolate & Peppermint Lip Butter in Superdrug recently I snapped it up. I always have a bottle of Palmer's Cocoa Butter Body Lotion in amongst my stash of lotions and potions, but considering how many lip balms/butters/glosses I buy, I'd never actually tried any of the Palmer's lip balms or lip butters before.

            This lip butter was on offer in Superdrug at just £1.75, reduced from £2.75. It comes in a little tube, like a Carmex tube, and you get 10g of lip butter for your £1.75 (or £2.75).

            I was expecting to absolutely love the fragrance of this, and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I absolutely do! This smells absolutely delicious, divine, gorgeous, good enough to eat, etc. I could go on and on, but you get the picture! It has the typical Palmer's Cocoa Butter undertones, and then it also has the most delicious scent of dark chocolate & peppermint, it smells just like After Eights, or maybe Bendick's Mints. The fragrance isn't too sickly sweet as it has a definite dark chocolate scent rather than a milk chocolate scent. I find that the scent lingers on my lips for a little while too, I actually find that the peppermint scent in this seems to linger the most.

            The consistency of this lip butter seems to be half way between a lip balm and a lip gloss. I've found it to be ever so slightly on the greasy side though, and so I don't use too much of it otherwise it looks a bit like an oil slick on my lips. The lip butter is quick and easy to use, I just squeeze a small amount of the lip butter out of the end of the tube onto the slanted applicator and then apply to my lips. I do only use a very small amount of this lip butter, as just a very small amount leaves my lips with a very subtle and natural hint of gloss. This leaves a very natural and subtle glossy sheen rather than an artificial shine on my lips.

            This feels really moisturising and nourishing on my lips, my lips feel really soft and smooth after using this. This would be perfect to use year round, and would be especially soothing on dry, chapped or cracked lips I would imagine. This really does feel like it's leaving a protective coating on my lips, and it really does feel like a very indulgent lip butter. The lip butter contains a special formulation of Palmer's pure Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E and Petrolatum.

            I will definitely buy this again. I absolutely adore the delicious dark chocolate & peppermint fragrance, it's really reasonably priced, and I like the tube applicator which is handy for using on the go as it means not having to dip my fingers into a lip balm pot. It will probably be a staple in my handbag over the winter as I bet that it's perfect for winter parched lips.

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            25.08.2012 14:50
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            would recommend but not my personal favourite

            I love the palmers range and when I saw this dark chocolate and peppermint lip butter I thought I'd give it a try.

            I paid around £2.50 from Superdrug usually a bit more than what I'd pay for a lip balm but was willing to pay a little extra and give it a go. The lip butter claims to soften and smooth lips and adds a subtle gloss. I've seen this product in many other retail shops such as boots, Tesco's, Asda to name a few but I tend to go to Superdrug a lot more as its very close to where I work so you can regularly find me at super drug on my lunch break!


            Personally at the start I wasn't too keen as the smell, I obvious knew it was going to be a mint chocolate aroma but I felt the peppermint overpowered it a bit too much for my liking, but over time I did get used to it.


            It's a screw top lid which reveals an easy to apply slanted top that with a squeeze glide on to lips. The gloss is colourless and true to word does add subtle gloss. You can almost feel the mintness with a slight tingle sensation but this eventually goes .


            I would definitely say it leaves your lips soft and moisturised and doesn't have that sticky feeling which some lip balms do.


            I find it's a great size to fit in my little clutch on a night out which is great because as we all know it's a struggle to fit all our lotions and potions in to a small but pretty bag.


            Overall I would say this is a good product, I personally wear it over a lip stick just to give it a slight glossy shine. Palmers are against animal testing so this is a great bonus too. Not my all-time favourite lip balm but pretty high up there.

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            11.10.2011 19:44
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            Not nice.

            I recently picked this up as it was on offer and I wish I hadn't as I don't like it at all. The "lip butter" - basically a cross between a lip balm and lip gloss, is available from a variety of shops such as Superdrug, Boots, Supermarkets and Chemists. The price does vary quite a bit. I got mine on offer for £1 from Superdrug but the RRP varies between £2.50 to £3 which I think is an okay price but it's definely not the cheapest lip balm available. The texture of this lipgloss is quite gooey. It's a bit like vaseline and has the same kind of waxy texture to it but it's slightly smoother. It's completely transparent, and when swatched on my hand it looks quite greasy, and on my lips it isn't noticeable but does give a nice shimmer. The smell isn't great, to be honest. I expected it to be very sweet and chocolatey smelling. The chocolate can be smelt slightly but the peppermint definetly overpowers it which I don't like as I was expecting it to have a much more cocoa butter type of smell. The taste is horrible - very strong and bitter, sort of like dark chocolate but with a strange tasting, unpleasent undertone which leaves a horrible taste in my mouth.

            The ingredients in this is quite minimal, and most of the ingredients sound quite natural. Palmer's is against animal testing so this is a cruelty free, guilt free product. The lip butter comes in a squeezey tube which is white with the product/brand name and a brief product description. The tube contains 10 grams of product so is small enough to put in my pocket/purse etc for when I want to reapply it to my lips. It has a slanted tip which makes application mess free (you don't need to use your fingers) and easy. The lip balm doesn't have much of an effect on my lips at all and I find it quite drying and it doesn't make my lips feel any healthier, which is a shame as it claims on the packaging that the product contains Vitamin E and also states that the product softens and smoothens lips, which it doesn't, not my lips anyway! In fact it actualy makes me feel more self concious as it seems to highlight the dryness of my lips in certain lights - not good! It feels quite greasy and heavy on my lips but absorbs quite quickly. Once it's absorbed (this takes around 5 minutes) it feels horrible, it makes my lips feel totally drained of moisture. The look that it gives is minimal - it just makes my lips look slightly shimmery and moist. You can also use this over matte lipstick to make it look more natural, which I tried but with the lipstick and this product it made my lips feel too dried out and horrible, so overall, I wouldn't reccomend this product.

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              04.08.2011 13:10

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              A great addition to your handbag!

              I have a thing for lip products and I've tried a lot of different lip balms and lip products. But this one is by far one of my favourites. It smells delicious on and is a nice balance between the consistency of a lip balm and a lip gloss. So when applied this gives a nice slight shine and feels lovely and silky on the lips. It isn't sticky like some lip products, it's really smooth and moisturising possibly because its said to include cocoa butter and vitamin E in the ingredients. The smell of this lip balm, is as described, a chocolatey minty smell. This lip balm can be used under or over lipstick or on it's own so it has many uses!

              I highly recommend this product, unless your not of fan of sweet scents on your lip products, also if you're the type of person that prefers more drier lip balms this may not be the one for you as this particular lip balm is similar to a lipgloss in some respects. Definitely worth a try, if just for the smell!

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              28.07.2011 13:56
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              Good enough to eat!

              My sister bought me a tube of this delicious lip balm as a gift a year ago and I have been hooked ever since!

              The packaging is nothing special, a simple white tube with basic writing on. Not obviously attributed to any brand, but is perfect for grown up bags where a bright pink lip balm doesn't quite convey the appearance you are trying to portray. I like the fact that this comes in a tube and so is just gently squeezed onto the lips, I cannot stand tubs where you have to put grubby fingers in. Very unhygienic! But this tube works perfectly for those of us who are a little wary of germs.

              Application leaves a lovely gentle tingly feeling to the lips - I assume this to be the mint in the formula. And it smells absolutely divine - just like After Eight mints! Every time I wear it, someone comments on how delicious it smells, and after a year or so of using it, my boyfriend still asks what sweets I have when I put it on!

              The tube states that it adds a subtle gloss, which I can confirm it does. It has a slight shine, without any sticky residue. In terms of staying power - as long as you can learn to resist the temptation to lick it off, it stays very well and you don't need many applications in a day. I have often found that it has stayed on for a couple of hours for me. I have actually taken this on nights out rather than using a lip gloss. The effect is the same - just remember that it is colourless. According to the tube you can wear it over lipstick to create a gloss look. I have never done this, so I'm not sure whether the lipstick might slide off as the balm is very silky.

              In terms of actual qualities for use, it does leave the lips soft and smooth and doesn't dry them out. I often find myself reaching for this in the winter when the cold has chapped my lips, and it adds a little light relief. Even a couple of hours after using this my lips are noticeable softer and smoother.

              It's not that common these days, but nice to know that Palmer's is against animal testing.

              My tubes tend to last me (but remember I have perfected the skill of not licking it off all the time) a couple of months. The price? Around £2.50 from Boots and Superdrug. So not as cheap as your Boots own in a capsule, but for the extra yum factor, it's totally worth it!

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                19.07.2011 22:30
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                Handy, inexpensive but luxurious treat for your lips

                I had been using the same lip balm for some year and decided I need a change. I am a fan of other Palmers products and so I thought I would give their lip butter a go. I am so glad that I did.

                I was tempted by the promise of chocolate and peppermint, and was not disappointed. Unlike other flavoured lip balms, the taste is delicious and not at all sickly; neither is the chocolate flavour too strong. I am not a fan of dark chocolate but here, it works.

                My old lip balm was in a pot which meant that you had to use your finger to apply it. This can obviously get quite messy. The Palmers lip butter comes in a handy squeezable tube so you can use as much or as little as you choose.

                This is a luxurious, inexpensive product that I enjoy using. It can be used on its own to moisten your lips and add a little gloss. I have also worn it underneath lipstick to make my lips look extra shiny.

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                07.07.2011 06:27
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                I love this :)!

                ** Palmer's Dark Chocolate and Mint Lip Butter **

                Palmer's Dark Chocolate and Mint Lip Butter uses the famous Cocoa Butter Formula (with Vitamin E) to soothe and soften lips. The Palmer's website claims that 'this one of a kind lip butter gives a slight tingle so you know its working' and that 'the addition of peppermint oil freshens breath naturally'.

                As well as working to soothe and soften even the driest lips, this butter adds a 'subtle gloss' to your lips. It can be worn over lipstick or on its own for a natural glossy look and leaved your lips not only feeling great, but looking good too!

                The butter comes in a small 10g squeezy, lip gloss tube. The tube is white with brown writing and follows the same theme as all other Cocoa Butter products. The writing states that this is Palmer's Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Lip Butter and this is softens and soothes lips whilst adding a subtle gloss. On the back of the tube are the ingredients for the butter. Whilst the packaging is very basic, it is obvious that this is a Palmer's product and Palmer's is a well known name.

                The lid of the tube screws off to reveal a diagonal, flat base with a small hole in the middle. If you squeeze the tube, a small amount of the butter will come out of the hole and the flat diagonal base makes it very easy to apply to your lips. You only need a tiny bit of this to cover all of your lips so try not to squeeze too hard or your will let too much of the butter out and waste it.

                The butter tastes and smells exactly as it sounds in the name, like dark chocolate and peppermint. The only way to describe it is to think of After Eight mints, it tastes and smells exactly the same!

                Also, Palmer's claims that you can feel the butter 'tingling' as it works are met, I didn't realise it was supposed to tingle until I looked into the product online, and it is great to know that you can feel when a product is actually working!

                Although my lips were not over dry when I purchased this, I do feel that they now feel a lot softer and smoother most of the time, as I now use this everyday, so the product can even improve lips that are not dry!

                I have had this lip butter for around two months now and use it every single day, despite the fact that I reapply this atleast five times a day, I haven't even used half of the tube yet! And to say that I picked this up at my local chemist for 99p, I cannot complain one bit!

                I have looked online and this RRPs at around £1.99. To be honest, it is that good that I would pay five times that amount for this small tube!

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                  04.07.2011 19:19
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                  Its Nourishing & Looks Great On My Lips :]

                  Whenever there is a sudden change in the weather it really affects my lips. It only usually happens when the weather turns very cold but this year since the weather has been scorching my lips have become dried and chapped - just like they normally would in the cold weather. Now lipbalms are probably the thing I spend the most money on - I always buy a tube or tub, use it for about a month and then either lose it or find another brand I cant wait to try so I dont like spending too much on products like that. Thats why when I found this 'Palmers Dark Chocolate & Mint Lip Butter' on offer in town for just £2 I had to snap it up and see whether it was as brilliant as other Palmers products Ive used in the past - Ill save the suspense, it is amazing!!

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                  Price: £2.54
                  Stockists: Superdrug & Boots.
                  Other Info: Promises to sooth and heal dry and chapped lips while making them look glossy and healthy - and the added peppermint actually helps freshen your breath as well! This gloss can be used alone or alongside other 'normal' lip products like lipstick and even though its a gloss it claims to give instense and rapid moisture to even cracked lips.

                  The packaging of this gloss is pretty standard - which normally I would find unappealing but in this case it fits in well with the Palmers brand and its effective as well so I actually prefer the rather plain package. The gloss itself comes in the usual plastic tube with a screw off lid which when taken off reveals the slightly angled applicator. I like that this comes in a tube and has no brush applicator as for me that makes it much easier to apply and means I can apply it on the go without needing to use a mirror because the angled top fits the shape of my lips much better so as I said the packaging is very effective in my opinion. All the information on the product is on the box that this comes in rather than on the tube - ingredients, directions for use, shelf life, claims of the product etc and there is an additional address you can write to should you have any other questions or queries about the product.

                  As I said application is very easy - because of the angled top it fits the shape of your lips much better and a very slight squeeze of the tube is more than enough to release enough of the gloss onto the applicator so you only need a very small amount each time you apply this. And as the gloss is clear even if you do make a slight error no-one will be able to see it. Now the texture of this gloss I didnt think I would like because I didnt see how a butter that looks like a gloss could be nourishing on my lips but I have to admit its as close to perfect as it could be. Its not too runny but it does look wet and glossy and its thick enough to feel REALLY nourishing on your lips without feeling heavy or greasy - so perfect for me and my lips. Now the scent and taste is something that is definitely worth mentioning because it is gorgeous. This smells just like an After Eight chocolate and it tastes just like one as well - better not to taste it though as then you'll be applying and eating it all the time LOL so even though it does taste nice I advise against it - the scent is gorgeous though and Ill be buying it again just for the fragrance alone to be honest - and thats coming from someone who normally hates anything about dark chocolate!!

                  But the important thing is does it work? And Im very happy to say the results of this are pretty much immediate and they are amazing. My lips become VERY badly chapped and cracked when the weather changes and normally it takes a good few weeks of applying lipbalm regularly to get them back to their normal condition. I used this for 3 days on and off and I could see and feel the results straight away. My lips felt smoother and softer almost straight away and they looked healthier and much less chapped and cracked from the very first use and after just 3 days my lips were back to normal. Now thats brilliant but obviously prevention is better than cure so Ive been using this everyday since - mainly because it makes my lips look glossy and natural all day - but also because since Ive been using this I havent had any problem with my lips feeling dry or cracked at all so for me it does everything it claims and much more. I highly recommend this gloss/balm/butter because it is amazing and Ill be buying this for a very long time to come - its one lip product I hope I never lose LOL!!

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                    05.01.2011 22:14
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                    a really good product

                    My cosmetics bag is literally bursting with different lip products; in fact I could call myself a bit of an addict. I had, however, a new resolution to become more practical and I decided to purchase Palmers Dark Chocolate and Mint Lip Butter which promised not only to moisturise and nourish my lips, but also to give them a shine. Sounded perfect!

                    The package
                    It comes in a plastic package with some cardboard attached at the back which provides information about the product: what it is, how it should work and the list of ingredients - everything you can possibly need. The tube with lip butter can be easily seen through the plastic package and is white with brown labels.

                    The lip butter is supplied in a plastic tube so if you - like me - are in possession of hundreds of lip glosses, you can easily mistake it with one of them. However, I find it very handy as you don't really need a brush and it can be easily applied on the go. It has an on and off lid at the bottom which you can simply unscrew. The end is slanted at an angle which makes it easier to apply too. In terms of the design, I think that Palmer's did everything to make the application as easy as possible.

                    The scent, texture and ingredients
                    If you are a fan of mint chocolate, you will love this scent as it smells exactly like this! It is quite intense and you may feel immediately tempted to lick it off. Should you wish to do so, it tastes actually quite good and you may keep on doing so, therefore I would advice not to start in the first place.

                    Its texture is fairly light yet quite buttery. I personally don't like very runny lip cosmetics as they seem to disappear quite quickly but I must say it's not the case with this one. Because of the texture, you really don't need much of this lip butter.

                    As the producer says, it contains vitamin E, Cocoa Butter and Petrolatum for both ultra-moisturisation and a hint of gloss plus peppermint to freshen breath naturally. Unfortunately, it doesn't have any SPF which I reckon is quite a big disadvantage.

                    Does it work?
                    If it comes to softening and smoothing my lips, it definitely works. I could quickly see a noticeable difference in the appearance of my lips which aren't dry any more. It gives a slight tingle which at first, I had mixed feelings towards. As I got used to it, I actually started liking it.

                    I also like the shine it gives my lips - it is subtle 'wet lips' effect that I really like on every day basis. I sometimes apply on the top of a coloured lip stick which makes it look nice.

                    The price and availability
                    It should be available in Boots (which can be found in pretty much any town in the UK) and Superdrug both in store and online. It costs around £2.50 for a 10g tube so even though it is not the cheapest lip butter, it is quite cost-efficient and goes a long way.

                    Summary
                    It is very easy to apply and it simply works how it should. The scent is great, the price not too bad and it is quite widely available - I guess I couldn't want anything more. Definitely recommended, especially for mint chocolate lovers!

                    It is also worth noting that Palmer's are against animal testing.

                    Thank you for reading my review.

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                      19.07.2010 14:31
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                      A mint chocolate lip gloss from Palmers

                      Having run out of lip balm and in a hurry I quickly walked into Boots and to the section where they store the lip balms and being distraught they didn't have my beloved Carmex in stock I decided to try something new and opted for Palmers Cocoa Butter Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Lip Butter with Vitamin E.

                      It retails at £2.95 and is packaged inside a plastic wrapper which is attached to some cardboard. On the cardboard packaging is the Palmers logo which can be found on most of their products whether it comes in a tub or a tube and it then gives some further information as to what the product is that you have just or are about to purchase which in this case is a "Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Lip Butter" and below those words is a mocked up kiss mark in a light chocolate colour followed by the description Softens and soothes lips and adds a subtle gloss. Through the see through plastic case is the actual tube of lip butter which contains 10g of gloss, which incidentally is the same amount of lip balm you get from Lush in a tin.

                      The tube itself is very similar to the Carmex tube of lip balm that I have become fond of in that it has a screw on and off lid, the difference being this tube is a bright white colour and is made by Palmers. Once the lid has been removed you can immediately smell the peppermint and chocolate and once the lid is removed the lip of the tube which you use to apply the lip butter is slanted at an angle to make it easier to apply to your lips, all you need to do is squeeze the tube lightly and rather than seeing a chocolate like substance appear before your eyes, what you see is a clear white glossy looking substance which makes the Chocoate mint smell much more pungent and reminds me of a Nestle Mint Aero (which also happens to be my favourite chocolate bar).

                      As always with any product I buy I wanted to see what the ingredients where within this lip butter and holding no surprises with the first ingredient being Cocoa Butter, why was this not a surprise, well the makers of the Lip Butter are Palmers who are one of the most well known producers of Palmers Cocoa Butter which I am sure most people will have used or may still be using in their lifetime and Cocoa Butter is used very widely in cosmetics, creams, lotions and potions because it is absorbed into the skin and helps to smooth and moisturise the skin to replenish lost moisture to keep the skin soft and smooth and it also adds the chocolate smell to the lip butter. Next is Vitamin E which also helps to improve the softness and smoothness of the skin and like Cocoa Butter helps keep the skin moisturised. Peppermint Oil is used to help relieve the skin of any irritation and itchiness and it also helps to reduce inflammation and helps to cool down the skin, so in this product when you apply the lip butter to your lips it does tingle slightly as the peppermint oil sinks into the skin and cools.

                      When applying this product to your lips, all you need to do is remove the screw on and off lid and squeeze the tube slightly and through the hole in the slanted lip you should see a clear cream poke through, you shouldn't need anymore than that on your lips and as you run the it across your lips you should feel an instant tingling from the Peppermint Oil and a slight greasiness to the skin but it isn't as over-greasy as I find Vaseline to be even though on your lips there is as promised a subtle gloss added to your lips, so in using this product there is no need to use an extra lip gloss. Once the Lip Butter is on your lips it stays shiney and gloss like only a short while and the tingling sensation soon disappears as well.

                      Whenever I buy a new Lip Butter, Balm or Cream I always taste it, one day they will invent something which smells amazing but tastes so awful that I stop licking my lips, but anyway for me it tasted just as good as it smelt and naturally if you lick your lips a lot it will only give you chapped lips and the product will not work - so don't do it! The smell although quite fragrant when released from the tube also remains quite fragrant once applied from the lips but the aroma soon disappears along with the shine.

                      After using this product for the last month, I am still using the same 10g tube so again a little certainly does go a long way, I have noticed a difference in the softness of my lips which do feel very but I do apply it 2 or 3 times a day, depending on how I feel and how dry my lips are and I often combine using it with my Lush lip scrub to ensure any dead skin lingering around is removed.

                      So would I recommend this product? I absolutely would because it is a product that works and works well and does exactly what it claims to do on the packaging and it has a lovely scented aroma to boot. My only wish is that the shine on my lips lasted a bit longer than it does

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                        Excellent beauty bargain that feels like a real treat to use

                        I found this by chance when I went to purchase a new lip balm, and loving all things cocoa butter decided that I must try it. I trust the Palmer's brand and they make some of my favourite beauty essentials, so I was excited to try it out. This is available from Boots at the price of £2.69 for a 10g tube, and you can find it with the lip balms.

                        This lip butter comes in a tube and is very easy to apply. Just gently squeeze the end of the tube and rub the shaped end evenly over lips. The first thing you will notice is that the fluid is quite thick, and it appears more like a lip gloss than a lip balm. It will leave you with a lovely shiny finish which feels smooth and not sticky.

                        This is extremely moisturising and really effective on dried out chapped lips. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula contains 100% pure Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E and Petrolatum to provide intensive hydration. Even though it has a glossy finish I find it stays put for a surprisingly long time. I do reapply as I suffer with flaky skin on my lips otherwise, but with this lip butter I only need to apply in the morning, and then once again in the evening. It can rub off when eating or drinking though, so it's useful to have on standby in your handbag.

                        Instead of having that unmistakable cocoa butter scent, this has the gorgeous combination of dark chocolate and peppermint. It smells delicious, like a richly indulgent dessert. The peppermint makes your lips tingle for a short while after applying and can result in a slightly more plumped look, making your lips seem fuller. Overall it's really lovely to use, good value, and gives your lips a lot of TLC. For sexy, glossy, nourished lips all in one step.

                        Ingredients:
                        Petrolatum, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mentha Piperita, Flavour

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                        11.01.2010 17:21
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                        Best lip balm/butter i've tried

                        I have really sensitive skin and suffer from very dry lips so i have to choose my make up, lip balms, moisturisers and such like very carefully.

                        I've tried most lip balms and found that the majority don't seem to have the desired effect, the opposite in fact. Carmex was awful and even good old Vaseline is a bit greasy for my liking and doesn't feel very moisturising. I also use the Palmers Cocoa Butter lipbalm stick which is good, but not as good as this.

                        The smell, dark chocolate and peppermint is lovely and not at all sickly as i thought it might be. The consistency is really nice too. For some reason i always squeeze it onto my finger and apply that way rather than squeeze it straight onto my lips but it has a diagonal tip so is easy to do for normal people who do it this way.

                        It feels really moisturising and adds a nice sheen, as opposed to lip balm which you can't really see, and gloss which can be sticky and shiny. This can also be used over lipstick but i find this is enough on its own. It also seems to last a long time, despite being 10g it has lasted me a good couple of months, maybe because you don't have to keep applying it.

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                    • Product Details

                      Soften and soothe your dry, chapped lips with this unique, dark chocolate and peppermint lip butter / A special formulation of Palmer's 100% pure Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E and Petrolatum provides ultra-moisturization and a hint of gloss with the delicious scent of dark chocolate and peppermint /