I like this, it's lightweight, buttery and it has broad spectrum SPF 15. It's a nice change from Carmex, which is my favorite.
After absolutely loving A Kiss of Moisture and finding that my local Ulta stopped carrying it, I tried this one. The consistency isn't as moisturizing and it isn't as soft as the Moisture one is. It does moisturize just not as good and doesn't last as long as the Moisture one I had before. This one doesn't leave a shine on lips where the Moisture one does. If you have chapped dry lips the Moisture one is far superior and seems to last significantly longer on your lips, where as I feel as though I have to apply this one more often for the same effects. This is still a great lip balm, just merely not as good as A Kiss of Moisture.
I didn't like this product at all, first of all it made my lips really dry and I had to constantly reapply it. But seeing as all the other reviews are saying it is good i might have just reacted badly to it.
I really like this! Hydrates and leaves a pretty sheen on my lips whenever I use it and actually keeps my lips soft for a long time. It doesn't feel greasy, has a nice faint smell, and it doesn't drag across my lips so the smoothness claims are pretty accurate. The tube is sturdy and isn't too bulky. My lips are prone to being chapped especially now that the weather is getting cooler. This keeps my lips from drying out and since I am a lip balm junkie, I am happy to say that it will definitely be among my favorite lip balms (I have more than ten that I change between to suit my needs). I would buy again.
-No strong scent
Great lipbalm! :)
I'm really picky with my lip balms because sometimes they have this underlying taste to it and a lot of them actually have ingredients in them that dry your lips out causing you to NEED to keep using it and reapply it often, such as the Chapstick brand.
I picked up kiss of smoothness, shimmer and milk and honey because I had coupons for them and so far have only used smoothness since I've opened it. The second it touched my lips I raved about it, still do. It's really soft, even to the touch so I love it the same each time I apply it. It stays on well and for a while and even when it does wear off it leaves your lips very hydrated and so soft. I like a lot of different lip products and am also a make up artist so I love options in general but I've never felt inclined to leave a review for anything else and every client I've ever used this on have all had the same type of reaction to the initial application. I also have never finished a tube of anything for myself before I eventually lost it or anything else but as of right now it's five months past expiration in March, it's so low that the only way I can apply it is by digging into the tube and the base of the outside tube is cracked and pulls apart as a result of being stepped ona few times by mistake. I still have the two others and will purchase more of this one but I just can't throw it away until there's nothing left. I will never not use this lip balm.
As for the ingredients, they're basic, common and harmless. The long names don't translate to being unsafe, which is another thing I always look at when using any product as I know what I'm looking at and familiar with what they mean because of my knowledge in cosmetic chemistry. There are only two active ingredients which include what is similar to zinc and the inactive ingredients are made up of mostly quality butters, oils and waxes. When a mix of these ingredients is used its for the different benefits (unique to each one) they have to offer. For example, grapeseed oil is rich in vitamins and minerals and is really good at penetrating the skin. Jojoba oil is also a highly penetrating emollient, is a non greasy moisturizer and resembles the natural sebum of the skin. This is not any type of medical advice, just an example to show why using more than one butter, oil or wax is beneficial.
I used this a lot in high school. It's the best that the drugstore has to offer, as far as I'm concerned. Aveeno's is the second best, but Aveeno's doesn't have the same slip while applying and isn't the perfect size to cover lips. Also, the packaging on this is beautiful, stands out, easy to find in a bag. Nivea vs Aveeno - they moisturize about the same.
The reason I moved on was because the ingredient list wasn't perfect, and it's easy to find good lip balms with perfect ingredients (I could name 10 off the top of my head). If you're on a budget, you can find Dr. Bronner's lemon lime balm, which is even better than this, for just $2. If you notice from the ingredient listing, the ingredients that are unfamiliar are the highest.
Microcrystalline Wax , Octyldodecanol , Hydrogenated Polydecene , Cetyl Palmitate , Castor Seed Oil , Myristyl Myristate , VP/Hexadecene Copolymer , Polyglyceryl 3 Diisostearate , Cetearyl Alcohol , VP/Eicosene Copolymer , Coco Glucoside , Pentaerithrityl Tetraisostearate , Shea Butter , C20 40 Alkyl Stearate , Carnuba Wax , Jojoba Seed Oil , Vitamin E , Grape Seed Oil , Glycerin , Panthenol , Beeswax , Water , Fragrance
VERDICT: For $4 more you can get a balm with perfect ingredients and superior moisturizing abilities (the HG of all balms, Pangea's). Will not repurchase, but not because this is a bad balm where moisture is concerned, just because there are so many options.
This is the only chapstick I will use. I've tried other brands but this is the only one that will actually improve the state of my chapped lips. Other products will feel like they help when I put them on but don't actually leave my lips hydrated in the long run. This is the only one that leaves good results. And it glides on like butter! I have at least four of these lying around somewhere because I hate going without it! Whenever I find it I try and buy multiples because it tends to run out in a lot of the stores where I live.
This lip balm is awesome. it feels like butter and its just a classic. it leaves a semi glossy finish without the sticky mess it's just amazing.