L'Oreal • Ombrelle Transparent Lip Balm SPF30 • Sunscreen

rated 4.3(3 reviews)

Average Rating.4.3
Would buy this product again.100%
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rated 4 of 5 luckygreenclover25 on 4/19/2011 11:49:00 PM more reviews by luckygreenclover25

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

Not sure if this is the same product because mine doesn't say "transparent" on the packaging. I bought this because of the high SPF. It is difficult to find lip products with high SPF ratings and that have full UVA-UVB protection. It is not very moisturizing though. It sinks in right away and feels like I never applied it. But that's ok, because I just apply a regular lip balm over top. I just treat this as sunscreen for the lips, rather than any sort of moisturizing treatment.

Pros:
-excellent sun protection
-good ingredients
-fragrance free
-paraben free

Cons:
-doesn't moisturize well
-expensive, especially considering how tiny the actually stick of product is (however I was lucky to find it on sale)
-packaging (it has a slide-up mechanism but mine is constantly jamming)

Yes I would repurchase.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* sterlingK on 6/5/2008 2:19:00 PM more reviews by sterlingK

Age: 25-29   Skin: Very Oily, Fair   Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse   Eyes: Other    

I have been having a lot of problems finding a lip balm that has uva/uvb protection, most SPF balms are lacking protection from both. So this product has both which automatically get a great rating from me because it's been a long and difficult search. It feels fine on, very thick, doesn't wear off quickly. I hate the tube, it's far too big and you don't get that much product. I thought the price was too high as well (sorry I don't recall what I payed i just remember being unhappy about it). Anyway it has sun protection so I gave it a 5, it does what it is supposed to do. Will repurchase.

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* edie4711 on 7/24/2006 11:13:00 AM more reviews by edie4711

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm   Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

There is no "perfect" sunscreen; there is only "good enough." So far, Ombrelle sun care products have been "good enough" for me, so I was game to try their lip balm. I have some Chapstick with SPF and it leaves a white cast in addition to smelling strongly of artificial fruit, so I never use it.

This balm is indeed transparent--no white cast. No burning or stinging. It is pleasant-feeling on the lips and has no discernible smell to my nose. It's not shiny, but not dead-matte like Chapstick is. It's, what am I trying to say? Moist. I like the texture quite a bit. Naturally it wears off very quickly, but I didn't expect some kind of amazing staying power from a lip balm. Reapplication is key.
I ran the ingredients through the CIBA simulator (which isn't foolproof, but again, "good enough") and it calculated an SPF of 19.8, far below the advertised 30. This is what cost it a lippie in my rating. However, the PPD is 11, which is "good enough" for me. Either which way, the length of time it protects isn't as important to me since I would have to reapply frequently anyway.
I might not have bothered to review this if the package hadn't been so cool. It is a one-handed application tube. There is a slider on the side of the tube; you slide that back, the cap rolls backwards like a garage door, and the lip balm comes out by itself. Apply, flick the slider back up, and the balm retreats as the door closes. I am seriously into things that can be operated with one hand--it's a lifetime obsession--and so here I am, saying, this lip balm, it is good. I paid $11.99 USD and would repurchase.
Actives: Octocrylene 10%, Avobenzone 3%, Mexoryl SX 1%, Titanium Dioxide .95%

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