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I love lip balms. It's fair to say its an addiction. I have a growing collection that manages to work its way into every handbag I own. I also have a staple good quality moisturising lip balm next to my bed which I apply every night and morning (when I remember). The Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm is at the top of my collection and has this prime position. The reason, its the best for the job.
This lip balm looks a little different to others on the market, mainly because of its shape. Rather than being your usual cylinder shaped tube, its more of an oval base. This means that, with use, the lip balm has gone a bit of a funny shape because of the way I use it, but I don't feel like this is a disadvantage at all, in fact, it simply makes it unique and a little more interesting. And there's nothing wrong with being unique.
When you apply it, it feels soft and smooth to apply. After applying, if your lips are dry, you feel a slight tingling sensation in your lips. I always like this feeling as I know the product is working, and Palmers have the right balance of slight tingle to let you know its there rather than searing pain like you've burst your lip of some other products (okay maybe I exaggerate).
So how out of pocket will you be for this top quality, works well, smells great, favorite lip balm? A whole £1.50. £1 if you're lucky enough to spot it in a bargain store or Poundland like I did. Overall, a wonderful product. And for such a good price, I cannot fault it.
I recently purchased this online as I often use lip balms but had never tried this brand before. I was only familiar with the brand Palmers as I had used their moisturising cocoa butter body cream previously and had enjoyed using the high quality product. I assumed their lip balm would be equally as good in terms of quality.
The packaging of the lip balm is very unique. It comes in a sealed paper and plastic sleeve first of all. Inside is a 15oz sized plastic tube which is oval shaped. It's a very odd shape for a lip product and I can't think of any benefit of this. The strange shape means it's more difficult to apply the balm.
The tube has a special winder at the bottom which pumps up the lip balm so you can apply it. You can then retract the balm back inside the inner tube. It may have just been a one off error but my lip balm arrived in a messy state. There was balm all over the inside of the lid as though the tube had been twisted up with the lid still on. There was also balm set in the end of the lid which I had to scrape out.
The lip balm formula is very appealing though. It contains Vitamin E for softening the skin and it also has SPF protection. Not only that but it has a delicious chocolaty aroma. The balm is a yellowy shade and melts against warm lips quite easily so you don't have to press too hard to apply it. It goes on not too thickly but well enough to protect the lips and to make them feel covered with a barrier of moisture.
The performance of the lip balm is really good. It stays on the lips a long time before I need to reapply. It seems to soothe and heal the lips too. It can also be used as a base for hard or dry lipsticks.
I only paid £1.49 for this lip balm which I feel is extraordinarily cheap for a respected brand and a high quality product. I personally would change the shape of the tube to a round one and also make sure that the balms do not have any faults though. Apart from those issues I think the lip balm is really good and would buy it again in the future. I would recommend to those who use lip balms often and especially to the ladies as the chocolate aroma of this one is very appealing!
WHAT IS IT?
This is lip balm that is made by Palmers.
This lip balm comes in a tube and it is a stick of balm that you apply to your lips.
WHAT I THINK
I like this lip balm very much because it is very pleasing to use and it is effective also. It has got the smell of Palmers cocoa butter but it is weaker because of it being applied to the lips. It is not sickly but it has got a very sweet cocoa butter fragrance that I think not all people will like.
I think this is very moisturising on my lips and I have used this through many winters because I make sure I have got a tube of it always when the cold weather and the winter is coming because it is one of the best lip balms for applying in cold weather when you think your lips are going to be chapped.
It is good in the summer also and I know that is true because when my skin is warm the lip balm melts faster and that makes a very moisturising and rich feeling on my lips. it has got SPF 15 in it also so it will protect my lips from the damage of the sun.
When my lips are already chapped this lip balm is rich enough to make them feel better and it repairs the skin if I use it regular and it is a shock that cheap lip balm like this works better than some I have got that are very expensive comparing to this one. I like that it comes in a tube because I think that is the most clean way to apply lip balm.
This lip balm costs only £1.80 and I buy it from Boots. I think that value is amazing because of how good it works and how nice it is to use also.
5 Dooyoo Hearts.
Palmers have been using coconut oil since they started and the rest of us are slowly catching up to it's awesome multi use! I love a cost effective product that can cure all ails and coconut oil is definitely one of them! Whether its for dry skin, hair, shoes, health or lips, coconut oil can cure it !
I've been using Palmers skin cream for a while now. I have several scars and it really helps to reduce and repair the skin. I also love the smell of Palmers, coconut is one of my favourite smells and it feels so creamy that you feel protected.
So when I saw that Palmers also did a lip balm I was really excited ! As an avid Palmers customer, I did have high expectations but I wasn't disappointed! I love my lip balms, especially one that actually works to relieve chapped lips, as I have dry lips throughout the year.
The formula is harder than most lip balms, making it easier to apply and leaving your lips feeling matte, rather than glossy, which I prefer when my lips need that little bit of extra love.
I prefer the original lip balm, but if you feel brave enough (or hungry enough!) the lip balm range is so varied and really complimentary of the basic coconut smell with cherry or dark chocolate lip balms. You can find that there are a bit like Pokemon, gotta buy em all!
As I am someone who enjoys being outdoors, even in cold weather, chapped lips are an ever present hazard; or they WERE before I discovered Palmers Cocoa Butter Lip Balm.
This little (4g) stick is a convenient size to slip into a handbag or pocket as it's no bigger than a standard lipstick. The lid gives a satisfying snap as it goes on and it stays on, so no nasty surprises with fluff on the end.
The texture is silky smooth and it actually glides onto the lips. Although it has that familiar cocoa butter smell, and the colour is the same as cocoa butter, the taste is so subtle you hardly notice.
The screw device at the bottom of the tube is easy to twist, ensuring that you can always get at the balm.
The vitamin E helps to provide plenty of moisture and the SPF 15 makes it a good choice for holidays, especially abroad.
Some lip balms can make your mouth feel greasy but this just made my lips feel fully moisturised. The effect was instant. It's long staying power means you don't need to reapply every 5 minutes, which makes it good value for money.
I've found that since I started using it I don't actually need to apply it so often as my lips seem to retain moisture better now.
Another thing is that although I get a healthy sheen to my lips I don't look like I'm wearing 'make up' (some lip balms can give your lips a rosy tint) so it's very suitable for men to wear without people giving them odd looks.
I'd definitely recommend this product to friends or family, or indeed anyone who asked my opinion.
I am someone who suffers a lot from sore dry lips so I have to use lip balms a lot. Only lip balms I have used nearly every single one makes my lips worse except this one. The coca butter gives it a lovely smell and is so soft on the lips which makes them nice and smooth. You know that little taste you get when wearing lip balm/lipgloss/lipstick? You don't get that with this, there is a slight taste but nothing horrible.
** Information on product**
This lip balm has a very high Vitamin E content which makes for deep hydration on your lips to help treat chapped, cracked lips with pure Cocoa Butter. The balm itself is a creamy colour that within the tube pushes up using the twister base.
This is a small tube that is oval shape (new ones are) available in Superdrug at just £1.89. Attached with plastic onto card. This card has lots of useful information plus details of Palmers different products.
This is definitely one for people with really sensitive lips. I would highly recommend to friends and family even strangers if I saw them debating whether to buy it or not.
I love lipbalms I have several on the go at once they all end up in different bags and coat pockets and I always find when I go out I can't find one so I end up buying a new one.
I got this in Superdrug for £1.89. The packaging has changed from the old style tube in the picture above. The lip balm now comes in a much chunkier tube which is oval shaped.
Palmers cocoa butter lip balm contains cocoa butter as well as vitamin E which provides deep moisturisation and hydration for dry and chapped lips. The formula also contains SPF 15 to protect your lip from the damaging effects of the sun.
The lip balm has a pale yellowy colour. Immediately when you open it you can smell the cocoa butter which reminds me of chocolate. The balm is thick and feels nice when applied to your lips, it leaves a nice layer on them giving them a subtle sheen and in this cold weather we have been having of late it also provided immediate relief to my lips which have been sore and dry. This lip balm is long lasting so I only need to reapply it every few hours or so. A few hours after applying I can still feel it on my lips. I also like the shape of the tube because it is oval it is a good shape to smooth on with ease.
I would recommend this balm it smells lovely and it also tastes nice slightly chocolatey with a hint of vanilla. It is great value and a tube is long lasting.
I suffer from chapped lips often and often try different lip balms as it is difficult to find the right one. There are so many factors involved in searching for a lip balm such as smell, feelnand whether or not it helps with chapped lips.
The lip balm from Palmers smells great! It has that distinct chocolatey smell that most of the products from Palmers have. I absolutely love the smell, however I can find it sometimes to be a problem when I am hungry!
Also I have found that it feels great on my lips and makes them feel silky smooth. This is a key feature to me as some can leave your lips feeling almost heavy with how thick it applies.
The only downside of this lip balm is that I don't feel like it works for me as my lips seem to get more chapped after applying a few times. This may be due to the regeneration factor or because the product simply doesn't suit my skin. I would recommend this lip balm if this had not happened.
I recently reviewed the Palmer's body oil, and I also recently purchased the cocoa butter lip balm so decided to review this too. It is available from the usual places - Boots, Superdrug and supermarkets - and costs around £1.89.
The lip balm comes in the familiar tube, which you twist at the base, which makes the stick of balm inside the tube rise. I bought one of these tubes a few years back, and it was the usual round shape. However the stick I bought recently is a more oval shape, which is a bit odd!
The balm itself is a pale creamy shade, and has the very distinctive scent of Palmers cocoa butter products. This is a sweet chocolatey fragrance, with a touch of vanilla to it. It is a scent I love, but I must admit I was unsure about how I would feel about having this on my lips!
The first few times I used this balm, I found that it had a slightly gritty texture to it - and I remember this from the last tube I had too. However, once I had used it a few times this very slight grittiness disappeared. Other than this, the balm is incredibly smooth and creamy, and it does go on the lips nicely. However I do find the oval shape slightly odd and it does make it slightly awkward to apply as you have to hold it a certain way to make sure it goes on your lips and not all round your mouth. As for the flavour, the chocolatiness is very subtle once applied, and this just has a pleasant flavour to it that isn't too sweet or sickly - or strange! Rubbing my lips together after I apply this, it makes them feel very smooth and it does feel as though this balm is moisturising the lips quite nicely. It doesn't have the most amazing lasting power, but I find this with most balms to be honest, so it would need reapplying fairly frequently.
In summary ...
Overall I really like this lip balm. It is smooth and creamy, and it feels as though it's nicely moisturising the lips. However, I find the shape of it odd and I can't really understand why it's oval shaped instead of the usual round shape! I also found it a bit gritty when I first used it for some reason. So it's four stars from me.
I suffer from dry sore lips, especially in winter and love lip balm- I'm always trying different ones. The latest edition to my handbag being the Palmers Cocoa Butter formula lip balm. It is widely available in shops and online and costs around £2 and is SPF15.
It comes in a stick style packaging where you remove the lid and twist to get the product out - much the same as lipstick packaging and applied in the same way. It does have a thicker consistency than some lip balms but does not feel heavy once applied and is not sticky. It does not have a smell or taste but does feel really lovely on my lips. I like that it is applied like a lipstick as it saves you getting it on your fingers like you do when using pots.
This lip balm is supposed to "help prevent and protect chapped, cracked or wind-burned lips". I like to use it to help prevent sore lips, but also to soothe my lips when they are sore. It feels lovely on my lips, instantly soothing, and making them feel very soft and moisturised and this does last for quite a while, giving my lips a clear sheen. But I do find it needs to applied more frequently than some of my other lip balms.
As you only need a small amount for each application it does last a long time, even with regular application throughout the day.
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I love lip balm and am always looking out for new ones as between myself and my 2 kids we seem to get through quite a few. I especially like using them in the winter when its cold as my lips always seem to get really dry with coming inside from cold walks etc but they are equally as good in the summer especially if you are in the sun as this can make your lips sore too.
I usually always use Vaseline but fancied a change as it is very greasy and not always easy to apply when you are out and about. I have used quite a few palmers products previously so im very familiar with the name and have always found their products work well in the past so was happy when I saw they did a lip balm
The product states that it has a sun block in it and also that it has vitamin E so I was expecting great things from it, i liked the fact it had sun block as it means you can use it all year long. It says its to help keep lips hydrated and help heal chapped or cracked lips - sounded perfect.
I bought this from my local Boots store it cost just less than £2 for a normal lip balm tube which contained 4g.
I have used this quite a lot already and have found it good so far. It just works the same as all lip balms so its very easy to use, you simply twist the bottom to get the product up and then the other way to get it to go back down when you arnt using it.
The best thing about it is the smell it is lovely, you can definitely smell the cocoa butter, it smells good enough to eat. The lip balm went onto the lips very easily and absorbed in straight away, it glides over even chapped lips evenly so it is distributed all over the lips. After a couple of times using it my lips are much softer and don't get chapped as easily if I use it through the day.
I would recommend this product and have already done so to quite a few of my friends and family. My lips are much softer and in better condition now, I always keep it in my pocket now so I have it when needed. The best thing is that the product is not greasy it makes the lips look good as if they have lip gloss on.
= Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Chocolate lips=
Palmers is well know for its body butters, but recently I found that they have produced, a lip Balm, which is a 4gram tube,
=Price and Availability=
The price depends on where you buy them from, but vary between £1 and £2 per tube.
This bosy butter has a SPF of 15, so is ideal for balmy days, and windy days, as there the ones that the sun can strike through and leave us with burnt lips.
I think this is a great flavour, but I have to stop myself from licking my lips as the taste is lovely, even though there is SPF 15 in the lip balm there is no taste of that. If you do not like the chocolate flavour, Palmers also do an unscented flavour.
= Vitamin E=
The balm also contains Vitamin E, which gives the balm a smooth feeling to the balm.
I tried this as it had got a SPF 15 and chocolate flavour, 2 good uses in one, overall I found that my lips were soft, but they were not at all greasy, the chocolate has quite a strong smell to it, and can be smelt by others being close to you. It doesn't live my lips dry, the balm fits easy into my handbag.
=Would I recommend=
i would recommend as it is ok, don't rush and buy one, but if you can pick one up for around £1 then I would say go for it.
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm (4g tube) is a reasonable choice lippy balm for summertime dry lips, retailing between one and two pounds a stick. It has SPS protection of 15 so do factor that bonus in when purchasing lip balm for balmy days.
Taste of chocolate:
If you have an other half that likes the taste of chocolate may I very strongly suggest that this lip balm will be tantalising on his tongue - think loads of smoochy kisses on lips that are not greasy. The mild chocolaty taste is a hit with me but I do lick my lips more. I can't help it with anything that tastes like chocolate! The good news is that this balm does not taste or smell of sun block yet will protect your lips from sun damage.
The smell of chocolate:
Sometimes the smell of cocoa butter, which derives from the cocoa bean, can be overpowering in other products but this is a controlled smell which I would describe as mild. You can buy an unscented version if you don't like the smell.
Palmers claim on the packaging that the balm 'helps prevent & protect chapped, cracked or wind-burned lips'. My experience is that I can still suffer with dry and chapped lips but perhaps it makes it less likely to happen so often.
This balm also contains vitamin E which I think must be the reason for the balm feeling smooth on my lips. However, it is not a miracle cure for dry lips. This balm does not always prevent my lips from becoming dry. They still do crack sometimes especially if dehydrated. I would suggest exfoliating the dry skin from the lips with a toothbrush. I don't have to keep topping up with repeat applications, which is why I like this moisturising balm. It moisturises rather than quickly drying the lips out. This doesn't feel, like some other makes, initially soft but soon drying out lips, leaving users reaching for the balm sticks for re-applications and ultimately, causing more money to be spent on replacements.
Palmers do use palm oil which is not normally a morally acceptable choice as this means destroying rainforests for consumerism. Palmers do use sustainable forests with concern for people, native animals, and the environment. I am sure buying local products would be better but at least Palmers are environmentally aware and active.
A word of warning, my relative tried this and found that it caused a stinging sensation on her lips. She is not alone in experience this tingling response to this balm. I advise that if this happens to you not to continue using the product. Here are the ingredients, which might explain this problem:
Octyl Methoxycinnamate 7.5%, Oxybenzone 4.5%, Dimenthicone 1.5%. Other ingredients: Mineral Oil (Paraffium Liquidum), Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Coppernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance (Parfum), Beta Carotene (CI 40800), Isopropyl Myristate.
As you can see there are still plenty of chemicals and a natural alternative treatment could be rubbing in honey and sugar. I try to lessen the amount of chemicals I put on my body but I am still guilty of making purchases that don't fully comply with my general values.
I use this balm as I am not completely satisfied with my other lip balms including, Jason organic lip balm stick, which happened to be absent on my day out. I wanted something quick to use and store in my pocket when I was out and experiencing dry lips. I would not be against buying this again but I still haven't found a six star plus, plus, lip balm for me. This one gets three stars (perhaps this isn't generous enough?) because I worry about the chemicals and the fact that others have experienced negative sensations upon use of the balm.
I tend to suffer from very dry lips so as a result I always carry a lip balm around in my bag for those days when you need a moisture boost. Since deciding that Vaseline probably wasn't for me I have been searching for a new lip balm and during my search came across the cocoa butter lip balm from Plamers. I used to use their swivel stick (I think that was what it was called it was a fattish tube of their cocoa butter which could be carried in your bag for dry areas such as elbows and lips) but have since discontinued that I thought I would try the lip balm.
They've just changed the packaging to a more oval shape but the one I have is a traditional lip salve style tube, with Palmers branding on it, with a yellowish stick of lip balm. I have never had any trouble with the mechanism or anything - the only issue I did find was that after being bashed about in my bag some of the lip balm snapped off and stuck in the lid but I just use my finger to scoop it out and I probably didn't push the balm back down enough when I used it.
The first thing you notice when you open the tube is the smell which is divine (as you would expect from cocoa butter) - it's has a nice creamy, choclately smell (so much so I have stop myself licking my lips when I apply it!).
The product itself it quite creamy and thick, although not as solid as a traditional lip salve (which may be why a bit snapped off) but that is a benefit in some ways as it smoothes easily onto the lip and doesn't drag over the lips at all. It's also really soothing and moisturising and instantly soothes chapped lips but also seems to protect them from further damage. So not only does it heal already try lips it keeps them in top condition for future.
Once it is on the lips it also feels really nice and seems to seep in far better than say Vaseline which tends to sit on my lips coating them rather than sinking in and moisturising the lips. It also has an SPF of 15 in it which is brilliant as lips are often an area which gets neglected when it comes to sunscreen so it's nice to know that you have some protection.
At between £1.50- £2.00 in various shops it is quite a pocket friendly price and well worth it because it works.
My lips have the tendency to become dry and chapped, both in the summer and the winter. I am never far away from a lip balm and always carry one with me but I am terrible for losing them. My newest lip balm is the Cocoa Butter Lip Balm by Palmers because I love the Palmers products.
What does the product do?
The product promises to protect the lips and to prevent them from becoming dry or chapped as well as protecting them from wind-burn. It contains Cocoa Butter which deeply hydrates the lips and nourishes them with vitamins. It also contains Vitamin E to nourish the lips and to strengthen the skin. Lips can't produce their own moisture and so wax allows the lips to hold onto the new found moisture given to them by the balm. The lip balm contains a SPF of 15 which will protect them from becoming damaged by the sun and keep the lips looking younger for longer. It also comes with the delicious scent of Cocoa which is a treat as you'll be applying the product directly beneath the nose.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a plastic tube as you would expect a lip balm too. It is a white tube with a brown bound band and it has a white lid that you pull off. You twist the tube to make the lip balm move up the product but the twisting part is at the top of the tube instead of at the bottom. The product comes at a cheap price, only costing you around £1.60 for each lip balm. It can be bought from stores such as Boots and Superdrug, large supermarkets and a variety of online websites.
Application and Performance
The product has the scent that you always find in the cocoa butter products by Palmers. I love the scent as it is so rich and full of chocolate. You can smell it strongly as you apply the lip balm and for a while after application but then it sadly fades away. It's a good thing really because it'll make you hungry if it hangs around. The lip balm has a clear colour which makes it good for use on both men and women as it's not going to tint the lips a pretty shade of pink. The twisting part being at the top instead of the bottom takes some getting used but it's not a big problem. I'm not sure of the thinking behind it though.
The product feels quite hard on the lips at first and this is because it doesn't have petroleum jelly in it. This substance is bad for the skin and doesn't actually hydrate the lips so I'll take the hardness quite happily instead. It doesn't hurt the lips though and it does still glide over the skin without pulling or dragging it. It leaves an healthy sheen on the lips but it isn't shiny and won't look girly on men. It doesn't change the colour of my lips other than making them naturally pinker because the dullness and dryness has gone. The lip balm didn't feel like it was going to do a very good job but with continued use, my lips are a lot soft and it stops my lips from becoming dry or chapped.
It doesn't have much of a taste to it so it isn't unpleasant to use. It feels completely comfortable on my lips and it hasn't caused me to experience any dryness or irritations. The lip balm has quite long lasting results although I do find myself reapplying the product a few times during the day, especially after eating or drinking. As the formula is quite hard, you find that the lip balm lasts you for ages. I've had mine for two months and I've still got plenty left. I wore it on holidays and it stopped my lips from getting burnt so the sun protection within the balm works a treat.
All in all, this is a great lip balm which smells of cocoa and leaves the lips feeling soft. It's harder than the average lip balm but it still applies well and stops my lips from becoming dry and cracked. The product is long lasting and protects my lips from the sun. I am very happy with this product and would both recommend and repurchase it once mine has all gone.
A convenient balm with SPF 15 and Vitamin E / Medicated to help prevent and temporarily protect chapped, cracked or wind-burned lips /