I've used various lip balms over time. I recently picked up this one at Boots for about £1 ($1.64) and I have enjoyed using it.
On first impressions, the lip balm is aesthetically pleasing. It looks great and the packaging is very appealing. The first time I used it I noticed it was a little thick however this means you only need to spread it on your lips once or twice to get the effect. I woke up this morning with very dry lips, applied it several times (about 3 or 4) throughout the day, allowing the balm to sink in each time, and now I have very smooth lips. I also acquired a crack on my bottom lip the other day and this has helped with healing it. The product works great! There is also a faint smell but personally I like it. Others might not. Sometimes I like to rub the product into my lips and the wax doesn't stick to my fingers which is brilliant!
However the product will only work if you're not going to be doing anything involving your lips (i.e. eating) for a couple of hours. This is because the balm takes a while to sink in and wipes off easily, however, as long as your lips won't be touching anything for a while the product will work well! Your lips also get a slightly glossy look when using the product. As long as you only apply one coat it will be fine, any more and it will look over-done. I personally prefer a natural look and don't like the shiny look but others may disagree and prefer glossy look. The balm also melts a little when it's in my pocket all day. I am getting through the product rather quickly and I'll have to buy another one in a couple of months but the smooth lips I get after using it mean I will purchase it again.
To conclude, the pros weigh out the cons mainly due to the fact the balm does its job very well and the smooth lips you get are irresistible! I recommend this product to anyone with dry lips looking for a new lip balm.
Note: After some research I discovered this product is branded in the USA as "Nivea A Kiss of Moisture Essential Care" and in Canada as "Nivea Essential". I have no idea if all the products are identical or if there are some minor differences but they seem to be more or less the same.
I like this lip balm but if have a few problems with it! It kinda feels like wax on my lips by the time it's almost finished! It also is really messy because it scrapes on the sides when you twist it up and down! It's okay I liked it better at the start when I first got it!
I was a bit disappointed that I hadn't just stuck to a baby lips.
The packaging is really good. Solid, dependable and unique. A bit like a lipstick which is quote nice. I like the simplicity of it and it is a very nice shade of blue.
The product itself is top quality.
It is clear. It is easy to apply, not too solid, not too creamy. It is soothing on your lips and lasts for ages as long as you don't wipe it off while eating or something. It also makes your lips slightly shiny which I is good to wear to school or something. It's not as full on as lip gloss but still just noticeable.
You must be wondering why I was disappointed in it then.
I was disappointed by the smell. It's meant to be odorless but the smell is sort of chemically, I don't find it pleasant and prefer the smell of baby lips.
Also with baby lips I used to carry it round in my pocket at school all day and it was fine, but this melted and I just tried to put some on and a big glob of the stick came off on my lips yuck!
Also it won't last long, I've only been using this for two days and the sticks already noticeably shorter.
Oh we'll, that means I won't have to wait too long till I can get baby lips again. (I want to use it all up before I buy another one as it costs me a whole weeks pocket money)
Still a great product but don't carry it round in your pocket all day. And it won't last very long.
Amazing stuff, it makes your lips feel so smooth and ive been using this stuff for a month! The packaging is great i always carry it in my pocket! It doesnt have any color or taste. Always use this before you go to bed so your lips wont dry by the time you wake up!
Amazing lip balm! Smooth, creamy and moisturizes your lips for a long time! Gives a nice subtle glossy look too. Great as a primer for lipstick.
This is my go to lip chap, I always have a tube with me where ever I go, and I mean ALWAYS. I've tried hundreds of lip products and this one is my favourite it really makes my lips feel moisturized. I really wish it had cuter packaging because I'm a sucker for things like that but Its the product that really counts so I will probably keep buying this forever and forever.
This lip balm is fantastic and If you haven't tried it then buy it!! I assure you, you cant go wrong with this lip balm.
I have tried A LOT of lip balms ranging in price from $2 - $40 but the Nivea Essential Care is the best one I have used. Plus its only a few dollars and lasts a long time!!!!
I always go back to this lip balm. No matter how dry and cracked my lips are, this will fix it. It also feels great on my lips as its nice and creamy which I find soothing when my lips are really dry.
I have to say this is my absolute favorite lip balm so far but i know i will find my perfect holy grail lipbalm!!! This lipbalm is a must have and is soo cheap! You can get a double pack for only 3$! Nivea is great and has different scents and lipbalms that are for different people! Lets start with the package! This package is dark blue. One of the down sides is that the lip balm pushes down itself when applying! So i guess the package isnt very strong. If you drop your nivea lipbalm tube most of the time it doesnt open so thats great:) this lip balm smells amazing. Almost like a lemon square or a orange cremesical! This lipbalm goes on very smooth and is thick. It has the perfect amount of slipperyness and waxiness! It helps with dry lips but not major chapped lips. One if the things i hate about this lipbalm is that it melts! Not into water but into a substance like vaseline! It starts to get very shiny and glossy! Just stick it in the freezer or 10 mins and its perfect. Better than normal. I love this lipbalm and im sure you will:)
This is definitely my holy grail lip balm. I always end up going back to this lip balm even if I try new products. It is good for an overnight treatment because it is so thick and really moisturizing. I sometimes even use it during the daytime over lip stains and it stops any lip stains from drying out my lips. My lips are really sensitive and can be really dry even with lip balm. They are always chapped and I never seemed to be able to moisturize them until I got this. I've tried everything from EOS to regular Chapstick, to Burt's Bees and none of those worked for me. I would definitely recommend this because I think it is a really good product. Also, the price is really affordable which is a definite plus. I've already repurchased this more than five or more times and will keep repurchasing when I run out.
My HG of lip balms! I can't say I've tried everything on the market, but I've tried several kinds, including Chapstick, Burt's Bees, and dollar store brands (especially when I went on Accutane and my lips were CONSTANTLY dry, and I'd bought several to always have with me. I wish I'd bought this one during that time). This is really creamy and moisturizing, and is a huge help during the dry winter months. It's also really cheap, and sometimes you can find it on sale for cheaper (2 for $1.99 at SDM)!
The only drawback is that it can melt really easily, so better not to keep this in your pocket all day.