I used to use the 8 hour protectant as a lip balm many many years ago. I can't remember why I stopped using it. I think it ran out and I tried other 'fab' products but while wasting time in the duty free shop recently, while waiting for a flight I stumbled across a small tub the 8 hour cream lip protectant. My lips are incredibly dry, and are peeling, red, bleed often and look horrible. This made my lips feel better instantly, and made drastic improvements within 48 hour of using it.
The only downside, it's expensive when compared to chemist lip balms and this one is in a tub so my fingers are left a little bit greasy but a small price to pay for the benefits of using this.
A few people have commented on the smell, and don't like it. It does smell 'medicinal'-whatever that is but it's not too overpowering. I used to use Bepanthen on my lips and this has a similar feel to that, but with a stronger smell and more moisturising benefits.
This isn't too shiny when applied, thankfully and while it doesn't last 8 hours it does last a long time.
If you just want a lip balm for the sake of using a lip balm you'll probably be wasting your money but if your lips are in desperate need of moisture and nothing else is working then it's definitely worth trying this.
Smells amazing but gets in your mouth and tastes soooooo gross- as a result I never use it!
My little sister and mom love this, but I'm allergic to it :( I know I'm allergic to several products, like the EOS lip balms too, but I have never reacted as bad to anything as I do to this - it gave me small wounds all over my lips that took about 1-2 weeks to go away :( I've tested it out about 6 times in the last 9 years, so I'm completely sure about my allergy to this. My sister sometimes get terribly dry lips in the winter, and I always buy her this to fix it, as it's the thing that works best for her.
Love this! I bought the 8-hour skin protectant first, and while that does a good job at keeping my lips moisturized, I find it awkward to carry around with me--plus it's *way* too easy to over-apply and then you are left with a bad taste. The lipstick TUBE however (which I am writing about here--I got it in 005 Berry tint) is wonderful!!! It's very convenient, has a cute little design (white tube with grey 8's all over it), is very moisturizing and long-lasting for a balm, and actually smells quite nice to me! It cost $20, which to me is not at all bad for a product that WORKS. And trust me...I suffer from chronically dry lips. I combine the tube treatment with exfoliation every 2-3 days using a mixture of brown sugar, honey and olive oil (scrub it on my lips and let it sit for about 2 minutes). Seems to be working great paired with this product...definitely will buy again, and possibly will get one in the no-tint version too for days I want to go natural! :o)
Best lip balm in my opinion, it's very VERY moisturising (so much that after usage I always look like I just ate an extremely oily food or something). Well, the thing is I only use lip balms at night because I hate lip balms textures in general, and when I have really dry cracked lips, I will just apply this overnight with a lot of layers, and the next morning the dry skin will come off super easily, leaving a smooth plump puckers for the day!!!
I've used a lot of lip balm in my life. Yes, this has a smell (it fades away), but it works. It works unlike any other lip balm I've tried. I've had 50 cent and $30 balms to compare it to. I have it in a 100th anniversary tin, but I guess it also comes in a stick form. You can also use the original 8 Hour Cream on your lips. It's very soft and smooth, and it instantly sinks into my lips without feeling too greasy. I apply it before my makeup routine or before bed. My lips stay soft, and other than the basic exfoliation, I never have to worry about them.
I first got the lip protectant in the tube, not realizing that it was separate from the skin protectant (which had been recommended to me). As I am obsessed with lip balm, once I realized my mistake I got the skin protectant, too. I think that the tube lip protectant is excellent, moisturizing and absorbs well into the lips. That said, I prefer the skin protectant used as a balm. I think it lasts longer on the lips, doesn't need to be applied as frequently (better for an overnight treatment), and applies more thickly (so go for the tube if you want more sheer coverage). I think the cost of this is not bad if you look for a deal. I think I got this on Amazon for under $10, and I have definitely spent more on less useful lip balms (looking at you, Molton Brown lipsaver).
The smell of both is a slightly medicinal grapefruit, and I like it.
Liked it so much that I tried one of the tinted versions in Melon: a disappointment. A nice color but it applies in patches and only looks OK if my lips have been really well exfoliated beforehand. Very unforgiving. Also find it to be less moisturizing than either the regular tube or the skin protectant.
I've tried many lip treatments prior to using this but nothing worked for my flaky lips. The results weren't as obvious before, but after continuous use of this every night before I sleep, I no longer suffer from flaky and dry lips! It's a little expensive for a lip balm, but it definitely helped me, and there's no alcohol added which makes it perfect for the pregnant me!! Highly recommended!! =D
O my word, if this 8 hour cream was not in my life my face and lips would be far of good, this cream really moisturises the skin and your lips it's apsolutly great, any time I have a dry patch I instantly turn to this and it heals it up after a couple of rounds, I love it this is defiantly recommend, honestly!
I was very skeptical of it's efficacy given that none of the ingredients seemed special but in 36 hours my peeling chapped lips were gone.
I bought this along with some by Terry Rose balm that I was hoping to try- it's on backorder - I'm now thinking I don't even need the by Terry product...
Beware it has a very herbal scent