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I really like the vitamin E range from The Body Shop and this lip care product is a great product that really works for my lips. I love products with vitamin E in as its such a great ingredient. According to The Body Shop website, "Vitamin E is a naturally powerful and one of the best antioxidants that help protect the skin against damaging environmental elements, such as the sun, pollution and cigarette smoke. It helps neutralise free radicals, which are destructive molecules that attack cells and harm the skin. It is an excellent moisturiser that improves the smoothness of the skin and helps protect the future of your skin."
This lip balm comes in a little tube just like a normal lip balm and not a lip gloss. The little tube has a twisty bottom that you twist in order to move the stick of lip balm up so you can apply it to your lips. I find this a really easy way of applying the lip care onto my lips and find that it smoothes on really well and I only really need to do a quick slick over my lips and then smack them together to spread the lip balm all over.
The Body Shop say that this moisturising lip balm soothes and protects lips from the drying effects of the sun, wind and cold weather. It is definitely very soothing and I love the way it makes my lips feel, even after it has long worn off. As well as vitamin E this balm also contains olive oil which is why I think it can keep my lips so soft.
The Lip balm is quite waxy when you apply it to your lips and I find it really coats my lips and sticks on well which is nice. This lip care is not sticky or gloopy either which is good, it just goes on my lips well and stays there. It doesn't have any real smell, only a slight sweet smell and it doesn't have any colour either which I like as it seems like more of a natural product than smelly, coloured lip balms. It also has SPF 15 in it which makes it a perfect lip balm for summer when you want to protect your lips from the sun.
A 4.2g tube costs £4 which I think is a really good price and this is one Vitamin E lip balm I definitely recommend.
A few months ago when The Body Shop had a 50% sale I stocked up on loads of these to use as christmas presents and I ended up keeping one for myself and I really like it. The RRP of this lip balm is £4, which I think is pretty expensive however I do think it is worth it as it's good quality and keeps my lips healthy and in good condition. I got my lip balm for £2 which was a total bargain and i'm chuffed after realising how great it is, I wish i'd got a few more of them just for me! The lip balm contains vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant and it also helps soothe and smoothen skin. Another ingredient is organic olive oil which moisturizes and helps protect the lips from chapping and becoming dry. Coconut oil and bees wax are also in this lip balm, which are both great ingredients - coconut oil rejuvinates dry and flaky lips, while bees wax conditions the lips.
The lip balm comes in an average run of the mill lip balm tube which has a sticker on it which simply has the brand name and product name written on it. The lid pulls off and then you twist the swivel thingy at the bottom to bring the lip balm out of the casing. The tube contains 4.2 grams of product which isn't a huge amount but because you only need a little of this lip balm to get noticeable results, it lasts pretty well.The lip balm itself is white in colour and very hard with a waxy feel to it. It has a very mild scent of vanilla to it which is quite sweet, I was expecting the taste to be slightly sweet too which it isn't, it just tastes of wax. The formula is not sticky at all and due to how waxy it is, it takes time to melt it a little by rubbing it over my lips.
The lip balm feels incredibly smooth on my lips, it isn't grainy at all. It glides along once it's warm enough but it does drag a little at first due to how hard the texture is. It asborbs quickly and doesn't leave any residue at all, nor does it leave any shine or greasiness. I suffer with quite dry lips which chap easily, and this really helps soothe them as well as protect them from harsh weather conditions such as wind and the sun - SPF15 is included in the ingredients which is a sunscreen. The lasting power is great and my lips feel moisturised, soft and smooth for around 3-4 hours after application meaning that I only need to reapply it 3 or 4 times a day. The tube is small enough to slip into my pocket so I can take it out with me which is handy when it's cold and windy.
Overall, this product leaves my lips looking and feeling great and I would reccomend it. On a side note, this product contains fair trade ingredients and has not bein tested on animals.
I consider myself a pretty good tester when it comes to lip protection products. This is because I am out in all elements, all times of the day and all days of the year. For me, a lip salve has to protect against boiling hot sun as well as freezing cold wind, rain and sub-zero temperatures. When you're riding a horse in the middle of a windy field let me tell you lip protector has to be able to do its job. So I think I am well qualified to reiew this product!
----- The Packaging -----
Bog standard plastic tube with pop off clear plastic lid. As per the norm you twist the bottom to get the lip salve to wind up. The twisty bit at the bottom has thoughtful grippy lines on it so I can do it with gloves on. One point. It's got one of those peel back labels on it so you can see all the info if you so desire. I have had a few of these and they are used and abused, usually carried in a pocket or bunged in a compartment in the car, both of which also pick up dog hairs, horse hairs, bits of mud, hay, you name it. After time, this doesn't malfunction which I have found to be the case with many others. I've had ones where the twisty bit stops working, or the main body of the product detaches from it's 'axis' and falls off, or the lid stops going back on properly so bits of dirt get inside etc etc. This one doesn't do any of those things - several weeks of constant use and it still works exactly how it should. Another point.
----- The Smell/Taste -----
Hardly apparent at all, it has a very inoffensive and slight smell/taste of vanilla which is very slightly sweet. Nice. Three points.
----- Ingredients -----
I won't list them all but the key ingredients are beeswax, coconut oil, vanilla flavour and (of course) vitamin E.
I will point out here that The Body Shop do not test on animals (one of my criteria when buying a product such as this). Four points.
----- Does it Work -----
In a word: Yes.
I use it all the time, as above, in all weathers. I also use it when going out in the evening, under lipstick. Because it isn't slimy or grainy, it is easy to apply lipstick or gloss on top of it. On its own though it does create quite a nice sheen to your lips so actually looks nice even though that's not what it's billed to do. This, out of all the many I have tried, lasts the longest. I do have to reapply during the day, but far less often than any other I've found. I can put it on first thing on a freezing cold morning and it's usually a couple of hours before I feel the need to reapply. It is smooth to apply and is instantly soothing and moisturising and most certainly protects. I can feel it on my lips for ages after applying. it also has SPF 15 so does a great job of protecting from the sun too. Five points.
----- The Price -----
About £4 which isn't much, particularly since it lasts over twice as long as most of the others. Six points.
----- Other Stuff Which Doesn't Fit Into a Category -----
I find that a lot of lip care products melt in the heat. So I get them out of my pocket on a hot day, wind them up and all I have is at worst an oozing mess or at best a really really soft stick that collapses as soon as you try to apply it. The other thing I've found is that if I leave them in the car, when I go back to use them they have clearly melted and re-formed as the cylinder shape of the product has changed to a sort of flat shape with a slanted end. This one doesn't do that at all. It retains its properties and shape and consistency in ALL weathers and is always there, trusty little product that it is, to be applied when I need it. Seven points. But there's only 5 stars I can give!
In summary: By far and away the best lip care product that I have found - lasts, works really well, pleasant taste and smell and good price. Get one!
(Also posted on Ciao)
As I've said before, I suffer from really chapped lips so have tried loads of lip balms.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care is one of the balms I'm using at the minute. This is the only product from the 'Vitamin E' range at The Body Shop that I have ever tried.
The balm comes without any cardboard packaging. The tube is a light pink colour with green writing on the label. The label contains all the information about the product on the underside. It advises you to peel back the label to read this, however unless you really need to I wouldn't touch it as it doesn't stick back down properly. The design is very plain, especially compared to other The Body Shop ranges I own. The lid is small and clear and after taking it off one morning I dropped and couldn't see it on the carpet.
To get the product out you have to twist the bottom of the tube and a hard stick of balm rises from the top. You can then twist back down so you don't waste any.
The balm is very hard but the warmth of my lips melts it just enough to coat my lips. Because it isn't runny you don't use more that you need. It really feels like it's moisturising my lips and it stays put for a long time so I don't have to reapply very often. Another advantage is that it contains SPF-15 so protects my lips from the sun. The downside of the balm is that it tastes a bit funny when you first apply it. I didn't think it was supposed to be flavoured and though I was just tasting the beeswax but the product description says it actually has a vanilla flavour. It tastes nothing like vanilla to me and I think I'm used to the funky taste of it now.
This balm costs £4.00 so isn't a bank breaker but for a small balm it isn't exactly a great deal either.
Ingredients: Ricinus communis (Castor Oil) (Emollient), Hydrogenated Coconut Oil (Emollient/Hair Conditioner), Olea europaea (Olive Oil) (Emollient), Cera Alba (Beeswax) (Emulsifier/Emollient), Candelilla Cera (Candelilla Wax) (Stabiliser), Octyl Methoxycinnamate (Sunscreen), Benzophenone-3 (Oxybenzone) (Sunscreen), Cocos nucifera (Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil) (Emollient/Hair Conditioner), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Calendula officinalis (Calendula Extract) (Natural Additive), Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla Extract) (Natural Additive), Ammonium Glycyrrhizate (Flavour), Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower) (Natural Additive), Tocopherol (Antioxidant).
I use lip balm everyday and never leave home without one. My lips have came to expect the extra moisture and protection and they dry out very quickly, if I don't apply a regular coat of lip balm.
My all time favourite is The Body Shop's Vitamin E Lip Care balm. It has an SPF 15, which gives your lips protection from the sun and prevents them from getting damaged in the first place. I originally started to use it when I suffered sun burn years ago and my lips became cracked and painful. I was amazed at how quickly the Vitamin E Lip Care balm eased the discomfort and helped repair the damage. I have never allowed myself to get burnt again.
The Body Shop Vitamin E lip balm is a solid balm. This is great because, it does does melt when the weather is warm or if you keep it in a pocket next to your skin. I have had many, that have melted into a soft oily mess. When I have tried to put them on my lips, they've went on all thick, lumpy and messy! The Vitamin E one goes on smoothly and you only have to use a small amount, so the lip balm lasts for ages. It smells and tastes of vanilla, which I think is perfect for a lip balm. I do not like ones with strong smells or flavours because I find they tend to irritate my lips, rather than soothe them.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care balm contains beeswax which helps to moisturise and condition the lips. It also acts as a barrier which seals in moisture and keeps your lips in a lasting healthy condition.
This lip balm is on the expensive side, when you compare it to the price of others. I do think the quality of the product though, makes it worth the £4 price tag.
I always keep one of these in my jacket pocket and have another one in my handbag. I really wouldn't want to leave home without one!
If you are looking for a quality product for your lips, I would thoroughly recommend this one. It will protect your lips from the sun and keep them smooth and moist all day.
I love lip balms and hate to live the house without them, however they are never in my bag when I actually need them and always tend to go missing!
So the other day I was in the Body Shop with a few friends I saw the Vitamin E one and after scrambling round in my bag to see that I didn't have a lip balm on me I decided to buy it!
I was a bit shocked at the price being £4 for a lip balm, but as it was Body Shop, a name that I trust, it wasn't too surprising and I didn't mind paying the extra.
When I first openend it, it smelt very nourishing, much like vanilla almost. Too apply it was very smoothand was very silky and unlike some other lip balms I have tried it wasn't greasy, neither sticky.
It lasted about 10 minutes on my lips which was disappointing as then it didn't feel like they were doing anything and the smoothness of my lips was gone, this was also quite surprising as I didn't even have that chapped lips. I reapplied wandering whether it was just because it was the first time I used. However it did it again with it just disappearing so I figured this might just be how it works!
After a couple of weeks of use it hadn't made any changes which was really disappointing for £4, it hadn't made them any smoother or silkier. They weren't chapped in the first place, however as it was the winter months when I got it my lips had got worse rather then them getting better!
This was a real dissapointment, escpecially as I really love all of the other Vitamin E stuff in the Body Shop range.
All in all I wouldn't reccomend this.
This review is also on CIAO :)
Chapped lips are not my choice of look this season and whilst having another splurge in the Body shop I slid a Vitamin E lip balm tube in to my basket.
Round tube, white underneath a peachy pink on top containing 4.4g of product (doesn't sound much)
4.00 only available from the Body shop
Ricinus communis, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Olea europaea, Cera Alba, Candelilla Cera, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Benzophenone-3, Cocos nucifera, Tocopheryl Acetate Calendula officinalis, Vanilla planifolia, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Echinacea purpurea, Tocopherol
Well I recognize a few words in the list! I am quite interested that there is Echinacea in this as I know one benefit of the is increasing the strength of the immune system!
I took the lid off and the lip balm looked very waxy with a slight gleam to it.
You could immediately smell the vanilla and what I assume is a combination of the Echinacea and oils.
I swirled the top to raise that balm and a problem arose. The lip balm was really solid to the point of being hard. It felt like I was dragging something hard across my poor dry lips, worsening them rather than smoothing balm on. I didn't feel like anything had transferred across.
I warmed it through (back pocket of jeans) and once it slightly softened, it was much better, The ingredients did seem to czalm the chafing and it gave my lips a slight sheen - the beeswax I think. However when the balm was in a bag in cold weather - such as today, it seemed to solidify.
The good of this lip balm did outweigh the bad. I did notice that the damage to my lips reduced when using it intensively. It smelt good (almost edible) and the shine was pretty and save gloss. But the hardening was annoying, I have never had that happen with a lip balm before!
A little while ago I decided that it was about time I started sorting out my cupboards and drawers - not before time I might add. I always end up finding something that I had forgotten I had and this time was no exception. The little gem in question was a tube of Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care SPF 15.
Now as you may already know 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 plastic tubes and some of them are the lipstick style ones
The one I discovered in my bedroom drawer was a lipstick style one and by that I mean it is in a cylindrical container similar to a lipstick in size and shape only not as posh! In fact this one is quite plain being light pink in colour with a clear plastic top and having the name of the product along the side in English and then again in French. There is also the Body Shop logo in green and a list of the contents of the lip saver.
I have just taken a quick look at the Body Shop website for the current price and discovered that the 4.4g of lip care currently costs £3.90.
As you might guess being the Body Shop the lip care comes just as it is with no extra packaging. I say 'as you might guess' because the Body Shop are known to be environmentally friendly and don't test any of their products on animals so you know that any products purchased here with have good ethical credentials. The oils that are contained in many of their products are purchased from growers who are being helped to support their local environment.
To use the lip care all you have to do is remove the clear plastic top and twist the screw at the other end of the tube which makes the lip saver appear out of the top of the tube - obviously twisting the other way will make it go back again so you can put the lid back on! You then just apply the creamy white 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. In fact you can use it underneath your normal lipstick.
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! It does actually have vanilla in it but, although I can just about smell it I can't taste it.
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 other good thing for me is that it has an SPF of 15. In the summer we sell lifeboat souvenirs here on the prom at Llandudno and when it is sunny (ha ha) we are in direct sunlight so we all wear sun cream and a lip saver with added protection is a bonus.
The lip balm contains Vitamin E which is apparently an antioxidant which helps protect the skin against the damaging environment such as the sun and pollution. It also contains coconut and olive oil to help to condition the lips.
It even provides care and protection in extreme weather and since our cottage is at the top of the Great Orme in Llandudno where it gets VERY windy, this is important.
The little tube is small enough to fit in the smallest of handbags so I can take it anywhere with me for instant relief.
In conclusion I have enjoyed using this product and it is excellent although I have to confess that I do prefer the lip butters that the Body Shop make so it is just 4 stars from me on this one.
*Updated for the leafy cool Autumn season* This summer weather has me all out of syncin terms of writing here on dooyoo. Lazy lass! But today I got back into action (just about) as the summer weather also has the habit of drying out lips! Dry lips and chapstick thingys; so many people seem to have them! For me it's a problem occasionally and I always try to have something to hand to keep my lips in top condition. I usually use the small Vaseline Lip Care tins but I tried this out after my Mum recommended it for really irritating dry skin. This Body Shop 'Lip Care' stick is an excellent all rounder. It keeps lips soft and snoggable while also covering up from the sun. It contains Sun Protection, SPF 15, so it guards the delicate lip area from getting burned and over dry in the sun. It also smells lovely, a kind of subtle honey kind of scent. It doesn't leave a strong taste when you put it on. There's no colour and it's doesn't leave a really greasy feel. It just protects, moisturises and conditions dry lips. I find that sometimes I need to reapply it a bit as it wears off - depending on how much eating or snogging you're doing! It's pricey at £3.30 but it comes in a nice little twist-up stick so it's less messy than Vaseline and very easy to apply. It's also very handy and pocket sized to carry around with you anywhere. To be honest, I can't think of much more to say about this product. It's nice and works, but it's not cheap. However I would recommend it. I like the fact it has SPF and it's colourless. And as it's a Body Shop product it is not tested on animals. So let's see, I'd have to give this 4 stars because like Ronseal Quick Drying Wood Stain, it does exactly what it says on the tin. (Or plastic tube in this case.) Luckily it won't poison you as would probably happen if you put Ronseal on your lips. Update -- Well, it
's now September and my Lip care stick has run out! Gahh! 3 months ain't bad though, but I thought I'd mention the time span as part of this op. I plan to buy a cheaper product next time. I'm sure there are many items in Boots that work just aswell if not better! =)
Vitamin E acetate combines with sunscreens and beeswax to protect your lips whilst conditioning and moisturising them /