Did they produce defective tin lids?? I am reading many reviewers having problems opening the tin lid. I however do not have this problem. In fact it is a cinch for me! I really like the tin box, very nostagic, nice and compact for storage and carrying around. Personally I don't like tube balms. I am a loyal bistex (the round plastic packaging) user. I got thisbecause of it's all natural and simple ingredients. I also like the minty feel, although it wears off rather quickly. I'm in Canada and right now it's December so the consistency is a bit hard due to the cold temperature. I have to "scrape" to get a good amount. It's not as moisturizing as Blistex, but I like it nonetheless. Would love to know how it will perform on a freezing cold winter day and I am in need of some serious chapped lip relief.
I must have gotten lucky with a tin that is easy to open. I'm on a natural lip balm hunt, so I decided to finally give this product a try. I love the peppermint oil in the balm. It tingles when I first put it on, and I could still feel that cooling sensation well after applying it. I also love the way the pepperment oil opened up my nostrils. I was shocked by that. The scent makes my breath feel fresh. You can smell it feets away from the person who's wearing it. I had to take a lippie away because of the texture. It's hard to get out the pot, but once you get beneath the surface of the balm, it seems to be a little easier to get out. I noticed that with a lot of beeswax based balms. The lip balm is a little too waxy on my lips, and because of that I will not repurchase this again. Next time I will try this in the stick form.
I bought this because of the novelty of having a tin. It works well as a balm but i don't like having to find a napkin to wipe my fingers afterward, esp. if i'm out and about. It tingles and smells great. Second day, the top got stuck! it took like 10 minutes to open and i had 3 friends try and open it. After I somehow got it off, it hasn't been stuck as bad.
I liked the tingling feeling that I initially got when I applied this, but after that it was just an ordinary lip balm put into cute packaging. The tin is kind of hard to open, mine got stuck closed and I couldn't get it opened for a year. I'll stick with Chap Stick!
I don't know how I used to live without this. I have very very VERY dry lips. They crack a lot. Till I started using this, my lips were literally ugly and it was very hard to apply lipstick because of the rough texture of my lips but now they are soft and easy to work with thanks to this life-saving product. The texture is a little bit hard and that I only use it at home and use the Burts Bees stick lip balm outside, which is easier to apply.The lip balm (untinned) is the best lip treatment in a stick form I've ever used, but still not as healing and softening as this one.
I've actually never bought this product by itself. It was packaged together with three Burt's Bees lip balms (bought mine at Target). The product is great in that it does what it's supposed to do: It keep my lips moisturized. However, I'm not a big fan of the packaging. I like the convenience of my lipbalm in stick form, which is why I gave this 3 lippies as opposed to 4 (which is what I gave to their stick lip balms).
What I actually did with this product was I melted this product and poured it into my empty lip balm stick (also from Burt's Bees) and let it sit in the fridge. Then I was able to use this product as a "chapstick" rather than one from a jar. ****Of course, DO NOT place the tin in the microwave...I transferred it to a small plate with some depth.****
Personally, I adored the tin package; reminded me of the vintage way of packaging products back in the days. And it is great locking in the product and preventing dust and dirt from entering the tin can; probably works even better than the conventional tubes when it comes to dirt prevention.
The product is moisturizing and you know it is working when you feel this slight tingly and smoothing sensation. The taste of the yellow-ish+clear-ish balm is minty but can be a little waxy when you lick it. Your lips look like it has this really healthy shine (nothing glossy, sticky and messy looking) when you slick on a thin film.
This product works very well but it is not advisable to take it wherever you go unless you constantly sanitize your hands/fingertips before an application. It is inconvenient in a sense you cannot use it whenever you want, especially in this flu season.
The price is definately very affordable, being $3 or $4 when it is on sale and you get 8.5g of product. Definately a bang for your bucks.
I always slab a thick layer on with a lip brush before going off to bed. Always wake up to soft and plushy lips. No more cracked lips =)
This leaves my lips feeling fresh and soft. However, I don't like that I have to rub my finger on it in order to apply it. But other than that, it's great. Not the cheapest but easily affordable.
When I used this for the first time I didn't like it much so I threw it into my makeup drawer, forgot about it until I ran out of lip balm and desperately needed one so I started using this again and surprisingly, I don't know why I ever shunned it from my daily use. I love it! With more usage, it became easier to get the product because it softened up. I use this as a lip primer under my lipstick and as a night treatment before I sleep and my lips are so soft and smooth when I wake up.
Love this lip balm - natural, moisturizing (gives your lips a nice sheen), and with a minty tingly sensation and minty smell as well.
I know some people don't like the old-fashioned tin, but I actually love it: first of all, it's more value for product, and second of all it really lets you put on a thicker layer rater than the much thinner layer that the tube version gives you. For me, this is important, as I most use this lip balm during the cold Canadian winter. I also don't mind getting my finger in there to get to the lip balm, though I know that's not for everybody.