Ehhh. This balm doesnt tickle my pickle.
I guess I will go through some pros and cons..
* smooth texture
* great scents (they aren't flavoured really
* thumbs up for organic/natural ingredients
* cherry colour gives a nice 'just ate a raspberry icy pole' flush
* $7 for a 4.3g tube of product ( compared to, say, s tub of Carmex $4 for 7.5g)
* not really moisturising, but not drying
* scent can 'turn' at times
Im not wowed by this. I was expecting something good given all the organic natural stuff and the hype, but it is overhyped.
I rated yes to buy again as I already went ahead and purchased cherry after the vanilla one didnt wow me.
I was so excited when I found this brand in a local shop.
But it only makes my lips even more dry.
I have had some embarrassing moments in public when I was out with only this lipbalm in my purse, where I got super chapped lips like never before.
Also at home I would have to re-apply all the time, and they were still dry.
I really wanted to like this, but it just does not work for me and paying $10 for getting dry lips is a bummer (it's the price where I live).
This is an amazing lip balm! I bought it in the American Apparel shop and it was a real impulse purchase cause it was just in front of the counter but i don't regret it at all.
Over the year i used a lot of lip balms and to be honest im not the kind of person who chases after organic stuff so my favourite was always Vaseline petroleum jelly lip balms, no mater what lip balms i tried I've always came back to Vaseline. But the problem with it is that it only protects your lips but doesn't actually heel them if they are already chapped.
This has done a miracle to my lips tho. After winter they were in a very bad condition chapped and dry. I applied this lip balm, for a couple of days (really like 2) and now my lips are FLAWLESS and i absolutely love the texture! Its so creamy, silky and smooth....and gives a nice glossiness to my lips.
I have the almond one and the flavour is very subtile which is a plus for me. But i suppose this will disappoint people who love strongly flavoured balms.
The packaging is also very cute and i love thats its oval instead of a circle cause it doesn't take up that much space in my tine make-up purse.
Cant wait to try more different flavours! Will definitely repurchase.
P.S and of course its natural which is altho not essentially important to me is a big plus!
I am really underwhelmed by these. I got the cherry, coconut, mint, and grapefruit from Wegmans. The coconut is by far the best flavor wise, the others are too subtle for me personally. I don't find them to be very moisturizing either unfortunately. They do glide on well and I like the oval shape, but I feel like they are an inferior version of Crazy Rumors, one of my favorite organic lip balms.
I am a lipbalm ADDICT. Seriously, if there was a rehab for it, I probably would've been sent there already. The first Hurraw lip balm I bought was last summer when I was shopping at American Apparel & they were smack bang next to the counter when I was checking out. I grabbed an almond one and fell in love instantly. The lip balm was a nice consistency, the almond scent was subtle enough not to be overpowering but noticeable enough to put this product at the top of my list. It wasn't too waxy, it was really absorbed by my lips and made them so soft!
The best part? I'm trying little-by-little to swap my beauty products to an organic lifestyle as much as possible - a friend highlighted the potentially harmful effects that petroleum and paraben-filled products can do since over 70% of what we put on our skin is absorbed and ingested. I think what caught my eye originally in American Apparel was the fact that it was an organic, vegan product (not that I have any intention of turning vegan).
Hurraw is the ONLY lip balm I've ever used that doesn't melt in the sun either. I'm sure if you sat it in direct sunlight, chances are it would... but it has a much higher melting point than my other lip balms so is perfect for summer or if it's sat in your pocket for long periods of time.
I tried the Tinted Black Cherry Hurraw next time I was in American Apparel & it's my HG lip balm. The scent, once again, is noticeable yet subtle and the tint is so subtle but effective. Will definitely be buying for as long as it's in production! I think it cost me around £4 from American Apparel, which is pricey for what it is, but I think 'clean, healthy, organic etc' products usually are. I'm sure if I bought it from somewhere else it'd probably be a tad cheaper (we all know how expensive American Apparel is generally for the items they sell) but a little goes a long way so it's worth every penny! continued >>
I simply adore this lip balm. I'm tossing all of my existing balms (and other beauty products) that have nasty ingredients (petrochemical/parabens) and replacing them with natural alternatives. i'm so glad I found this brand. Got it a my local grocery store for $2.50 and cannot believe what a gem this is. Makes my lips feel silky smooth and hydrated. Lasts a very long time too. I got it in the grapefruit scent and it smells like a freshly cut grapefruit. not too sweet or tart. Will be back to purchase several more of these babies!
Purchased this at a health food store for under $3- was very impressed with the ingredients and quality at that price. Have the chai and cherry flavors and enjoy them both.
I'm not vegan and I don't have a problem with some chemical products. That said, I really like the healing properties of these balms- I have vanilla, almond, mint and chai spice, my favorite being the chai spice. I also have an ethical problem with using beeswax so I like having a lip balm that doesn't use it (my favorite balm of all time does, but i am trying to cut back where I can). What I do, please don't hate me, is apply a thick coat of the hurraw, let it sit in, then put vaseline on top to "seal" it. My favorite combo is the vanilla balm with cocoa butter vaseline on top just before bed. Vaseline doesn't heal skin, it only protects it, but natural balms like hurraw are the ones that do the healing work. This two step process has done wonders for my lips- i find that natural balms alone don't stay on all night.
The price in Switzerland is actually low for here and for the quality of the balm- they are around 10 francs for 4.3g of product in the natural foods stores like Reform Haus and such. I like the oval size of the tubes, there seems to be less funk than with circular tubes. I can't wait to try the chamomile and other versions. A tube lasts me about three or four months, so I always have some backups in stock.
I stumbled upon these at a nearby Watsons, which is the drugstore in Singapore. The prices varied from i think 9 sgd to 11sgd, which is pretty pricey for a drugstore lip balm, but oh my god, they are so worth it.
The texture is really, truly perfect. I'm a lipbalm addict and i have way too many lying around, but none of them live up to this one. It's smooth, but not greasy or sticky, not heavy on the lips, and really gets absorbed (?) by the lips instead of sit on top of it. So obviously, it's just really really comfortable on the lips. Also, when worn, it doesn't look super shiny and yucky like you just drank oil.
The result is simply perfectly soft lips.
The one that I have is the green tea scented one. I like it. The scent is very very light and unoffensive, in fact I don't think you can smell it at all unless you, yknow, basically held the balm to your nose. (I secretly do that in my room.) I kind of wanted the coffee bean, almond, or coconut, but it seems none of those are available here :'(
Anyway, the bottom line is, if you see it, do pick it up. You really won't regret it.
I picked up the Grapefruit version of this on a whim in Wegman's. I had heard of them, and they were suggested by some MUAers when I was looking for some GF lip balms.
I love the scent and feeling when applied. It's not very long lasting and I find that my lips were much drier and began peeling worse than before. Would probably use during months my heat (forced air) is not on, but otherwise it does nothing and actually makes my lips hurt more. continued >>