Tastes horrible, but it works. My lips feel moisturized, and it lasts longer than other lip chaps that I have used in the past. I don't have to re-apply as much. I bought these for cheap ($0.99) because they were on sale.
Wow. This is some great stuff! I got this from Avon on sale for $.79 (regularly it's only a dollar) and I feel like I have new lips. I've been wearing it off and on during the day and put it on every night before I go to bed. Before my lips were chapped and painful, really just pretty neglected, and needed a good conditioner. After about a week of using this stuff regularly, my lips are smooth and perfect! I am beyond pleased.
There is a slight smell/taste, and some may consider the smell to be "old." To me it smells like a rose-scented/flavored lip balm I already have; the scent isn't necessarily unpleasant, and really isn't very strong. Didn't bother me at all.
I much prefer this product to the pricier Burt's Bees (I was a devotee). Burt's Bees is waxy and really just sits on your lips instead of sinking in and conditioning. It may be great for protection from the elements, if you were going on a ski trip or something, but if you really want a conditioner to moisturize and help bring your chapped lips back to health, then this is your product.
Would definitely repurchase; I'll likely buy a few tubes at a time from here on out to keep in different spots (bathroom, by the bed, purse, etc.) like other reviewers. Great product!
Goodness, I remember using this product when I was in high school, it's been around forever!
This is a very light yet moisturizing lip balm that moistures my lips rather than just coat them with a layer of wax like so many other lip balms. It leaves a very sheer pinkish tint and subtle shine. It has a very faint scent and no taste at all.
It's generally only $.99 but often on sale for $.69 - can't beat that price! I always have a tube at my desk, in my purse and next to my bed.
Edited to add - You know how horrible your lips can feel after you've had dental work done, especially with the numbing shots? I had this in my purse so today, before I went in to my appointment and many times after, I put it on. I'm positive it saved my lips!!
This is my HG lip balm. It gives me a dewy look as well as a pinkish (healthy) color. Can't beat the price, either. I try to stock up when it's on sale for 69 cents!!
I wish I could use this because it feels really good on my lips but every time I try, it breaks me out and makes my throat itchy :-(
My friend has oral herpes (from birth, dont worry) and whenever his ex girlfriend would wear this lip balm, it would break him out when they were dating. Not sure if its directly related to an ingredient in the product, but there were never any problems while they were dating as far as him breaking out went when she didnt use it. Just saying. I tried it myself but quite liked it. Its smoothed out my lips, especially when they get flaky in the winter with those annoying "feathering" that even Blistex cant cure on cold days.
Finally, a lip balm that actually feels like it's moisturizing rather than just sitting on your lips. It feels light and gives your lips a nice velvety feel, but it does have a waxy smell and taste. I've got very full lips and these guys were on sale for 69 cents. So you know I bought in bulk! :]
I picked up two of these at a sale and they're very greasy - probably due to the castor oil and lanolin - yuk!!!! The taste is gross like children's lipstick. I will definitely be purchasing my fav lip balm "Un-Petroleum" in the orange flavor from this point on.
The texture is very much like another "buy direct" lip balm, however is much less expensive (we're talking $8 for the other one if you're a non-consultant.) This is a nice non-sticky balm good for right before bed or any other time you don't need SPF. I'm one of the few who likes the added subtle fragrance.
This smells old fashioned to me. but it works great. and only 99 cents. its smooth, and although its a lip balm it almost feels like a lip gloss!