This is a wonderful shea butter. It's so smooth instead of grainy like so many others. While this adds some moisture, I've found that it's best used as a barrier to keep moisture in. The last time I was out in the snow this saved me from getting windburned.
I hate hate hate the smell. I can't stand it on my lips and it made them worse. I will use this up as a cuticle cream (I really need one right now) but I will not be rebuying.
the best- i use it as lip balm, eye cream, cuticle cream (i like it better than l'occitane's cuticle cream), on my elbows, feet, everywhere! The only thing is don't leave it in the car- it melts. Love it. Also, the cheaper shea butters have that weird chalky smell and l'occitane's doesnt.
i got a little tin of this on my last trip to l'occitane. this stuff is very good for chapped lips- the kind that are so chapped that they sting like crazy. this is also nice for ragged cuticles, and to put on healing wounds to help speed healing. it IS pricey, but a little goes a long way. this product is thick and waxy, but warming it between your fingers for a few seconds helps. if they could package it in a tube, though, it would likely be a more sanitary solution, as it takes a while to use this stuff up.
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. =)