Paula's Choice • Lip and Body Treatment Balm • Lip Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I live in the middle of Canada. It is SO dry and SO cold in the winter. -50 isn't uncommon. There isn't anyone here that dosn't use balm 24/7. I have tried every brand. Blistex, carmex, fresh, eos, and what really worked for me as a night treatment was mixing castor oil and linsolin (lanolin) nipple cream. Yep you got it. Guess whats in this? Castor oil and lanolin. Plus beeswax which i'm sure is more for texture because burts bees don't do anything. Yeah there's lots of other ingredients but I know Castor oil and Lanolin are the superstars. Some girls are complaining thier used to be more product, but the amount i paid on those fresh lip balms from sephora, I could care less.
Only thing i don't like is the unsanitary jar. Make this is a stick Paula, its not like it won't hold up, it's hard enough. I wouldn't want the jar any bigger because its not even half empty and the junk is building up around the edges. But in the end, ill buy again because i don't have to mix that nipple cream and oil before i go to bed. And my lips have never looked this good. I've had a few boys ask me what i use on em ;)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a great moisturizing and soothing lip balm. It's very emmoilent and contains no fragrance or flavor. My only complaint is the jar packaging. I wish this came in a tube, too. I only use it when I know I can wash my hands right before applying. (bit of a germ-a-phobe, here.). Aside from that, I highly recommend and will repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The only lip product I will ever use again! I've had really dry lips all my life and before I found Paula's Choice the only thing that worked was Blistex Lip Ointment ( which had to be reapplied every hour to be effective, made my lips tingle constantly, and was so goopy my husband always wiped his mouth after I kissed him!). Ordered this as part of the duo with the lip exfoliator and Wow! My lips are soft and smooth for hours and hours! I also use it under my eyes to protect that skin from the constant wiping I have to do (my permanent treatment for chronic dry eye causes excess tears to frequently leak) and it doesn't clog pores and even helps prevent that "sleep" crust! Other reviewers are correct...it is hard in the jar and must be melted with your fingertip to get good application, but unlike every other lip treatment out there containing wax, it doesn't just trap dry, chapped lips under a layer of wax. The description "treatment" is absolutely correct! The packaging is sturdy and maybe not as pretty as a glass jar or pot, but it keeps the product fresh and stable. This is truly fragrance free and taste free as well so you don't smell like medicine nor does it taste oily or waxy. I use the scrub every night followed by this treatment and wake up with soft, kissable lips. If I'm not wearing lipstick I'll reapply again in the morning and maybe once more during the day ( if I go outside I use Paula's Choice Invisible lipstick with sunscreen, another fantastic product, over it). That dry, tight, chapped feeling is a thing of the past!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Love this! A look at the ingredient list: castor oil, candelilla wax, lanolin, shea butter and jojoba - this is packed with the good stuff, and that's just to name a few!
I have the new packaging which comes with a metallic blue lid. The plastic is nice and thick; I've dropped the tub a few times and it hasn't damaged it one bit. It's a decent size - larger than your Carmex or Burts Bees tins.
The balm is colourless and hard; you need to warm it up with your finger. The texture is nice and thick - think castor oil - and the staying power is great. I slather this on before bed and wake up with product still on my lips, which I like because that's telling me it's slow to absorb and thus providing a moisture barrier for my lips.
Also, the occlusive texture does not clog the pores around my mouth, a huge plus!
I can see this lasting me a long time which is perfect because this has become a staple in my daily/nightly routine.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I got this product with the lip perfecting scrub in a pack for $16. I use it after the scrub and at first I was a little skeptical.
The packaging is not of the highest quality but also not of the worst. I fear the lid may crack easily if I drop the product so I'm being careful.
Once opened the balm looks like any other except that its hard. Its almost like a wax. I find that I have to warm it up by rubbing it with my finger a little.
Once it is on lips, I love it. Its smooth and so moisturizing. Its not shiny or glossy, my lips just look like they are full of moisture. A little product also goes a long way. It doesn't move around and it doesn't clog the pores around my lips either. Love it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black Eyes: Black
For those who are using this on the body (especially knees, elbows, extremely dry hands), purchase 100% bottled castor oil instead! It is a cheaper alternative and it'll last you a long time. For lips, nothing beats Vaseline (or C.O. Bigelow's mentha lip shines), though I sometimes use a drop of castor oil on the lips - works great!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Using this on a consistent basis keeps my lips soft and prevents chapping. I have also used this on dry patches, my cuticles, and my elbows. For those who are sensitive, it does contain lanolin and for those who are concerned, it is petrolatum-based. As for the packaging, I have bought this several times and here's my experience: the first time I bought it, I'm pretty sure it came in the larger 0.5 oz size. The second time it was in a tiny, tiny pot that made it very difficult to get at with my finger and might have been called something else--I think it was just labeled as something for lips. It was also on clearance. The last few times I've bought it, it's been back in the larger 0.5 oz size and has been called "Lip & Body Treatment Balm." So, it sounds like the company received enough complaints about the miniscule size that they reverted back to the original size and name. Good. I went through that tiny pot in no time, or rather, I would have if I could've gotten to all of it...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
Finally I have found my hg lip balm. I LOVE this product. Everything about it is perfect in my eyes: it's not scented, it's thick, it's long lasting, it's not sticky, it moisturizes and makes my lips feel so smooth and soft. I 'll buy this over and over again. I believe it is worth the price. Plus it is made in the USA and I love supporting companies that manufacture from our home turf!
The only thing I would change is the fact that I have to dip my finger into a pot, but I make sure my finger is cleaned well before I use it.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Wonderful multi-purpose product. I use it on my lips, nails and cuticles, elbows, and on patches of eczema. It's too thick (and probably too waxy/greasy) to use over large areas, but for the above purposes, it's perfect.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This stuff is really amazing; it's one of the few lip balms out there that keeps my really dry lips moisturized for a very long time. After two rounds of Accutane my lips have become quite dry and need almost constant moisture, made worse of course during winters. It's a true balm with a thick texture, I find you kind of need to warm it up between your fingers to apply it. It has no fragrance, colorants or essential oils which often irritate my lips. My only qualm with it is the packaging; I really hope she considers re-packaging it to tube or stick form. It's not cheap at all but it lasts a really really long time. Lovely stuff. Will definitely re-purchase.