Jack Black • Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 - Lemon & Chamomile • Lip Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||86%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have tried many different brands of lip balms, from drug store, to natural food store, to high end. Most feel unpleasant to me, far too slippery, or sticky, or tacky, or waxy (vaseline? eeew!). I read so much positive about Jack Black lip balms, however, that i wanted to try some. Then i remembered i had one in a package of luxury minis i'd gotten 2 years ago and never used. So i dragged out the package, snatched up the Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm, and put it in my travel bag so i could test it.
My lips were very chapped when i arrived at my destination following an 8 hour drive, and after a day my lips got worse. Not only did they feel dry, but they were cracked and had hard patches. So i began using this product. I was amazed not only at how soothing it feels, but how quickly my chapped lips became almost normal within 24 hours and how good they feel now, three days later.
You only need a very small amount to soothe and soften lips - in fact, the first time i put on too much. Because it is so soft, a little really goes a long way, so i now squeeze out a very small amount in the center of my lips, then spread it around.
I've read the reviews here criticizing its lack of appropriate sunscreen agents. And i have independently read the same things elsewhere. So let me note i am not using it for its sunscreen properties and have only been using it indoors. Therefore, i am not recommending it as a lip sunscreen.
Also, it is not a purely "natural" product - i'm not sure where people have gotten the impression that it is. Advertising? Marketing hype? It does contain natural ingredients as well as other modern skin care ingredients.
Finally, my 2 year old tube contains lanolin. This is obtained from sheep wool, not from dead sheep, and modern sheep need to have their hair cut for their own health. So if you're a vegan, check the label - i'm not sure if all varieties contain lanolin, but i know vegans won't use it. If you're a vegetarian, well, it will depend on your position on wool, i guess. I find products with lanolin very healing and soothing to sore cracked flesh (it's in some nipple creams for nursing mothers, which i used)
So, based on its moisturizing properties (not sunscreen), i can very enthusiastically recommend it to soothe sore chapped lips.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I first purchased the Jack Black lip balm in the mint flavor, and found that while I liked the tingly feeling, it seemed to dry my lips out further. So I tried the lemon chamomile flavor and LOVE it. It makes my lips so soft and smooth! Plus the scent is YUMMY! It's a little on the pricey side for lip balm, but it's a luxury I'll spend the money on.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I used to really love this product. In July 2012 I went to stock up on more tubes and noticed they have a new formula. The original formula's main ingredient was shea butter. The new formula is cocoa butter. The new formula leaves a residue on my lips after an hour and ultimately feels more drying.
I went through the stock at the Nordstrom's men's department and picked out all the old ones. An easy way to tell without even looking at the ingredient list is that the new ones have the drug facts listing in a table format. IF you can get your hands on the old formula it is great, but if you try the new one be sure to check the returns policy!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really have to give due credit to this product.
I've been long despise my boyf's refusal to pocket a tube of balm for his constantly chapped lips. He said he hates looking like women applying lipstick. It's such a vain to explain to him that it's just normal and how I HATE kissing his dry, flaky, chapped lips. It was when we used to live in Indonesia. Stupid, stupid peer pressure.
Thankfully, he started to see the light when we moved to the Netherlands, as all of our male friends tot around a tube of balm in their pocket. Even then, he still refused to use anything at all, saying he's 'okay', while we were going through harsh winter!
Thank God I found this through Temptalia, and I tried coaxing him being this a men-skincare brand and all. The manly-looking little blue-colored tube helped, too.
I bought him this flavor for him. He actually likes it so much and never parted with it until it fell off his suit pocket last week. I had to pay for EUR9 for a tube, but that's worth all the money in the world to be able to kiss smooth lips!
Plus, it tastes exactly like the lemon bars I usually make. Now that I barely have time to cook it, this makes a lovely substitute. LOL.
I'm repurchasing another stockup for boyf and me while typing. :)
PS: I have to knock off a lippie for the company not being straight off honest about the ingredients, and that they're not completely natural as everyone first thought.
I can't leave this yet since it's the only thing my stubborn boyf would use, as it took me a good 3 years to convince him to use lip balm. And it works real well, too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
I would say this is a HG lip balm for me. Though the price is a tad bit $$, I find myself repurchasing this whenever I run out. A SA at Sephora recommended this lip balm to me because I told her I had dry, chappy lips especially during the winter time. She told me this lip balm is geared more towards male consumers, but who cares. She uses it, I gave it a try, and I really like it too. =) It really hydrates my lips, makes my lips feel super soft, and I don't find myself having to reapply often. Just remember a little goes a long way so don't put too much on, or your lips will look super greasy. I also like the fact that it provides UVA/UVB protection. Out of all the scents, my favorite is the Lemon & Chamomile. Love this lip balm!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I will use no other lip blam but Jack Black! As other reviewers have noted, it actually sinks into lips and moisturizes them. My lips always feel soft, and if they are cracked and peeling, this balm heals them overnight. The SPF is the highest of any lip product I've ever seen, and the ingredient list is minimal (so no ucky chemicals!). I feel more comfortable using this on its own, though--even a thin layer feels too thick and slippery to go under lipgloss or lipstick. This particular scent--Lemon and Chamomile--smells like a yummy lemon meringue pie. I really feel like I get my money's worth from this product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I'm still on the fence about this product. I have to admit that my favorite lip stuff of all time is vaseline. I keep trying other things to find a HG, but so far haven't found it.
Having said that. The thing that I like the most about this product is the packaging. It's small, fits in your pocket, and you are very in control of how much you dispense. You can put it on anywhere without looking at what you are doing. It feels quite nice as it goes on, and all of them smell really nice too. Do I think it does a lot for your lips ....No...but it's got enough other good qualities that I will always have a few of them around.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
HG lip product. I've used balms by Badger, Clark's Botanicals, Burt's Bees, EOS, Bubble and Bee, Laid in Montana, among others. The only balm that truly hydrates and restores my lips. The lemon and chamomile flavor is pleasantly mild and sweet; it resembles the flavor of Dubble Bubble chewing gum, which the inner ten-year-old in me finds delightful.
The formula is remarkable: buttery smooth, neither heavy nor sticky, lasts for hours. Lips are plump and satiny; it's an excellent base for lipcolor, or beautifully sheer on its own. The attractive lapis-blue squeeze tube slips into jean pockets easily, and, unlike the outrageously expensive Clark's Botanicals dreck, does not bloat or leak.
What makes this lip balm outstanding, however, is the condition in which it leaves my lips. My bare lips literally feel like silk. An absolute must-have product; this puts other designer balms to shame! It figures that the best lip balm available is marketed toward men!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
The active ingredient Avobenzone is photounstable in the presence of Octinoxate alone. This means the sunscreen molecules that protect your skin are damaged by sunlight themselves. As a result, the sunscreen becomes less protective. A stabilizing agent can help significantly slow down this process. But the Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 does not employ such a stabilizer.
Honestly, if Jack Black lacks this basic knowledge about sunscreens, I feel I can't trust any of their products.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
My lips have been super-distressed all winter, generally just feeling dry and tight on the outside and occasionally developing hard patches that I just cannot help but pick at. Consequently, I've been buying a lot of lip products to fix it! I'm trying to stay away from petroleum-based products and I was hoping to find a balm with some SPF. I bought this Jack Black lip balm based on all of the good reviews here. It was a bit pricey for a lip balm, but I figured that anything that could fix my lips would be worth it.
The packaging is cute, although small for the price. It is small enough to put in my pocket, but I don't advise that; since the balm is a bit liquid, your body heat is enough to make it gush out, and then you waste a bunch of expensive product. Luckily, a little does go a long way. I'm not a huge fan of the applicator tip; it is too small to apply directly to my lips and distribute product evenly, so I usually just put it on my finger.
I love the lemon and chamomile scent. The product feels nice on my lips, although once the slick feeling goes away, I'm not sure that I can say my lips feel more moisturized. Instead, I am just applying this stuff constantly. I'm pretty balm-addicted, but I can usually get through most of a year with one stick; I have only had this since late December, and it is almost gone, so that's not even three months of use. Once you get to the end, it is hard to get product out of the tube. I think I just like stick balms better!
My biggest disappointment is just that this did not noticeably improve my lips. When the balm wears off, they still feel dry and tight. This might be good to use when my lips are back to normal (which is why I said I would repurchase), but it is not a magic healing product. I think I am going to give up on the natural approach for now and hit 'em with neosporin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I really really like this balm but can't really get over the smell of this one. It smells like a lemon Skittle, very sweet and a bit much. Texture however, is perfection.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is my favourite lip balm ever. It makes my lips so soft, even during the harsh winter. The smell is amazing, to me it's lemon meringue pie. I also like the packaging because I can convince my boyfriend to use it, it doesn't look girly at all. However, the best part is the ingredient list, it's natural and full of good stuff. Would repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
The absolute best lip balm out there. I know it's a mens brand, technically, but I could care less!! Always keeps my lips as moist and unchapped as if they were brand new! I swear they look photoshopped using this balm. It doesn't have a taste, but the smell is lovely. I always think it's like lemon poppyseed muffins. It's not glossy like the C.O. Bigelows, and I don't find it to be sticky either. Like if you're out in the wind and your hair blows into your lips, you aren't going to have sticky strands of lipgloss hair now. It is balmy, so more texture than you'd find opposed to Chapstick, but not to glossy territory (if that makes sense...) It's great year round and is really, honestly, the most perfect lip balm I've ever used. I like the grapefruit flavor as well. I don't care for the blackberry/black tea or the lavender/vanilla formulas, the smell/flavor of those is more pungent. I can't place the BB one, but it's a familiar flavor. I definitely taste that one more than the lemon one. Or maybe the scent is so strong I think I taste it. The LV one reminds me of Carmex. Not always a bad thing, but I'd rather have lemon poppyseed muffins than Carmex. :) This balm is worth every penny and more and lasts a good long time too! Even with multiple daily use!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is the lip product I put on first in the day. My morning commute is the longest amount of time that I'm outside on an average day so I like to wear this when I make the walk, for the sun protection. I love the smell and the not too glossy look of this lip balm. However, as a moisturizing lip balm I don't think it's essentially any different than Aquaphor. The texture is very similar. So if you care about sun protection and can spend 8 bucks for lip balm this is great, if not I would recommend Aquaphor!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The dry Alberta winter has unfortunately come back again and has brought with it the dry cold winds that dry my lips out without a doubt. Bought this balm on a whim this weekend a Sephora. It was a little steep ($7.99 CAD) for such a small tube but it has made a difference within minutes of applying it. I will buy it again, I just wish that the tube was a little bigger for the price.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Attention!!!' . I used to love this balm ( in fact I had pretty much every flavor ) till I found out a few things . Now I discourage any and all from buying these. If you value your lips and want good spf you'll put these down.
It's not as 'natural' as you may think .
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Avobenzone 3.0%. Lanolin 13.5% Petrolatum 40.2%
cocoa seed butter, beeswax, ozokerite polygycryl-3 beeswax, flavor, shea butter, avocado oil, alkyl hydroxystearoyl stearate, tocopheryl acetate, isobutylparaben, butylparaben, isopropylparaben, cyclopentasilixane, microcrystalline wax, camellia sinenis leaf extract, cyclohexasiloxane
Its full of petrolatum and silicones which although they condition nicely, aren't really 'natural'
Jack black lied about the ingredients list . See here
The formulas with mango , grapefruit and lemon are not so good bc citrus oils are phototoxic , they break down under sunlight and release lots and lots of free radicals.
My biggest gripe is the unstable spf (and why I avoid these). Avobenzone and octinoxate are unstable ss agents. And when they come together they're even worse. Worse than no protection at all. You're not getting any protection because they break down, rendering the ss aspect useless . And when they break down they give off horrible free radicals which wreak havoc on your delicate lips .
Pass pass pass
Look for something with zinc oxide instead. Mineral ss doesn't break down under sunlight and is stable .
Burnout spf 32 or Jane iredale lip drink spf 15
Google 'avobenzone octinoxate unstable' and you'll come across numerous pages that show their dangers and harm . Avoid this combo. Even take your question to the skin care board where they know lots about ss and stability .
Article explaining why octinoxate and avobenzone are BAD together. (thanks coffeeandcream)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have very dry lips and get cold sores every now and then. I've been using the Original Carmex Jar for years now and am happy with it. However, when a friend raved about Jack Black and told me it's better than Carmex, I had to buy a tube to try.
Considering how it's about 8.5 times the price of Carmex, I kinda expected it to knock me off my feet.
1) I find the smell of Lemon & Camomile too sweet in an artificial way.
2) Don't see how it's much more effective than Carmex
3) Don't think it'll work if I'm having a cold sore
How Jack Black is better than Original Carmex Jar:
1) Packaging. It's more hygenic than the Original Carmex Jar. (The formula in the Original Carmex Tube doesn't work the way it does in the Jar)
2) It's got SPF25
Won't be repurchasing Jack Black cos I think Carmex is better and way cheaper!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I love this stuff! It immediately repairs dry lips, smells great, and lasts longer than any lip gloss. The only caveat is that it is rather small for 8$ but honestly for how it moisturizers (and how my fiancée loves it because it smells like lemon tart)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love all the Jack Black lip balms.. they are very moisturizing and once they wear off you don't feel dry. Recc the mint, lemon and the lavendar all super nice.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Now this is what i would call a great lip treatment! Its just my kind of thing - natural ingredients, decent SPF and a unique lemon-y flavor. The spf25 is decent enough for our hot Florida climate and it smells and tastes refreshing! This works better than other lip balms/treatments that are double and triple the price. Oh and did i mention it actually works?! Very minor gripe is the tube it comes in (always gotta cut in half to get the last of it out) but thats so minor you can forget i just mentioned it! HG.