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on 5/17/2018 4:20:00 PM
More reviews by rayoflight
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
It's a decent lip treatment and has some really good moisturizing ingredients, but also some that could be potentially problematic for certain sensitive individuals, like olive oil or phenoxyethanol (YMMV). The finish is a little on the glossy side, but not horribly artificial. Never tried it under a lipstick or lipgloss, so can't comment on how it performs in that area, but lip cream also can be applied liberally in multiple layers without a gross coat forming, like with some chap sticks can sometimes. There's no smell or taste to it either, which is a huge plus in my books. I'm just very used to using pure lanolin on my lips and lanolin is pure magic for my lips. The DHC just doesn't compare to the pure lanolin stuff, despite including a little lanolin and lanolin oil, and I have to apply DHC quite often to keep the moisturizing effect intact. So for me DHC doesn't offer anything over any other decent lip treatment (like Clinique, La Roche Posay or Biotherm), and DHC definitely doesn't approach my HG lip balm (Sisley) and doesn't perform as nice as lanolin. The packing is nice, though, no tube that can get grimy when carried around and it seems sturdy enough to survive a couple accidental falls.
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on 4/3/2017 6:51:00 AM
More reviews by evalien
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Its the best.
on 5/17/2012 1:42:00 PM
More reviews by domokun_nyc
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
Things I like about this product:- very sturdy, peach-colored twist-up container like a high-end lipstick; nice tactile feel to it- good ability to moisturise lips- slight sheen so can use under or over lipstick to give an extra glossThings I don't like:- very strong odor of linseed oil. I think this is the smell people complain about. - not much product for the price. I used my tube up in about 1.5 months of daily use. It's pretty expensive for a balm.- diameter of product is relatively small (narrow column of balm) and the balm is rather soft, so if you twist too much up it will easily bend/break off. I probably won't purchase again unless I could get a great sale price or something since it does about the same thing as vaseline, but it's a little more convenient in the twist up tube. (No need to use fingers to apply.) The linseed oil smell is also off-putting, although I did get used to it after a while and didn't notice the smell as much. EDIT: I just checked the ingredients and it doesn't seem to include linseed oil. But that's what it smells like to me. So, Yes, there's an odor, but No, it's not linseed oil.
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on 8/8/2008 9:29:00 PM
More reviews by madmamma
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This moisturizes ok, but has the consistency of petroleum jelly and if it gets a little warm it will melt. Also, for $7 you do not get much product at all. I've literally only used it twice a day (once in a.m., and again at night) for 3 weeks now and I'm already scraping the last bit out of the bottom of the tube. Save your money and try a different product.
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