I have tried both the 100% shea butter lip balm and the 10% one. I prefer the 10% balm. It's glides on smoother and hydrates wonderfully. It's a bit pricey at ten dollars but my lips have never looked better. I am addicted to this stuff. I found the pure shea balm to be too waxy and cakey. It hydrates for about ten minutes and then stops working. I use it for my cuticles now and it is doing a great job. So four stars for the 10% balm!
I didn't buy this L'occitane Shea Butter. What I have done is tried it in the shop a couple of times and hated it every time.
I'd really like to know how greasy lip balms are meant to be moisturizing. The Body Shop has some popular lipbalms such as the Cocoa Butter one but I found them to be ineffective, possibly even drying. Greasy lip balms just stay on my lips, making it super annoying.
Useless. Very greasy, but when it does sink in the skin feels dry again. The packaging is terrible, I only like it's retro style. Far too expensive, I have only used about 1/10 of the jar, it is very impractical.
i got this as a gift and find it very useful. it moisturizes my lips very very well without having that puky smell or waxy slimy feel. also works great for dry spots anywhere, i like the tin although i don't want to think about the bacteria brewing in my shea butter.
Am I the only one that absolutely hate the pungent, artificial and disgusting perfume in this lipbalm?? It glides on easily, probably because it's so greasy on the lips. It forms a layer on the lips, or that's what it feels like, yet it doesn't penetrate much further from the surface into my lips. I feel conned and will definitely not repurchase another one.
Got a small tin as a gift, so I don't know about the price, but knowing L'occitane, I'll bet it's pricey! I didn't like the smell in the tin and the consistency was a little weird. It doesn't work for my lips, but very lovely spreadable feeling when warming in your hands. I love that after warmed, but a slight strech of imagination, it really smells like butter. =) Moisturises hands beautifully and very handy tin too. Will try on eyes next time. =)
I got a small tin of this in swap. I use it as a eye cream..woohoo! Only need a little and that's enough to help my fine lines caused by driness and overuse of eyes. It's sticky and is not absorbed that well, but it does alleviate fine lines (esp the next morning) and feels better than vasoline. If you have it you might want to try it as a eye cream. Afterall $8 eye cream isn't expensive at all.
In terms of what pure shea butter does for dry skin/lips/cuticles/split ends, it gets 5 stars; however, shame on L'Occitane for charging so much for this -- you are penalized two stars for ripping off your customers. That being said, I highly recommend using 100% shea butter for just about every beauty ailment. I bought 4 oz. for just a couple bucks at celebrationsofnature.com (and when there was a shipping delay, they threw in another 4 oz. for free -- can't beat that kind of CS) and it's the same exact stuff, only in a plastic jar instead of a tin. Regardless of where you buy it, check out this amazing stuff.
IT's my holy grail for my dry chapped lips! Not greasy or sticky... and the effects last awhile too!
Only problem is that you gotta warm it up between your palms to soften it before applying...
Gosh! I guess someone on a whim got the idea that.."Hey, i think i'm gonna buy shea butter for 6 bucks a pound, then sell it in 5oz cans for $35!" Hey, i like lots of locs products, but COME ON you can buy the EXACT SAME THING for 1/20 the price (counting volume) over the net or at select healthfood stores. Its really amazing how a high end beauty company can get uneducated consumers to spend a ridiculous amount of cash.