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I had placed an order recently with The Body Shop online, and as I only needed something around £2 or so to being my order up to the amount for free delivery. I decided to order a 'Born Lippy' lip balms and chose the orange one as I normally like orange scents and flavours.
As soon as I opened the lip balm, I could detect the familiar orange scent, as it smells like the Orange Satsuma bubbles shower gel I was addicted to in my teens. The balm itself is a bright orange colour, and you can see glittery bits through it. I swirled my finger around and applied a thin layer to my lips. Immediately, it felt thick and greasy on my lips and in fact I had to wipe it off as it felt so horrible, sticky and greasy on my lips. Even the taste of this balm seemed nasty and synthetic.
I checked to see if was any pigment on my lips, and this just seemed to highlight any dry areas on my lips and that I had a few random bits of glitter on my lips. I remember the one I used to use when I was in my teens left my lips with a slight gloss, but this just looked like I'd got some random bits of glitter and something oily on my lips.
I can't really comment on the hydrating properties of this balm, as I haven't been able to keep this on my lips for long enough to actually test it but I can't think that the horrible, greasy mess that this balm is would be able to provide any moisturising benefits, even if you could keep this on your lips for long enough to get any benefits. It does contain beeswax, which I know helps protect my lips and also leaves my lips feeling soft but whatever else is in this balm means it's too horrible to keep.
I have tried this balm a few times now, just in case I was a bit harsh, but each time I have to immediately wipe this off and put my usual balm on instead, as it is such a horrible consistency and has such a horrible effect on my lips. The synthetic and not at all orange taste is another thing that has annoyed me – it smells so orangey yet there is no orange taste at all once you apply the balm. What has made things even worse, I accidentally ordered two of these balms, and as I think it's too much hassle to return one balm to the body shop, they will both go in the bin. A waste of £4 and I think I will be avoiding the Body Shop lip balms in future.
I feel that even 1 star is too much for this balm, but I can't seem to give it a rating of no stars.
Born Lippy lip balm is presented in a small round pot. It's £2 per pot which makes it good value and it comes in various different flavours. I have the passion fruit and strawberry flavours. The balm itself has quite a gooey texture. It's soft and easy to scoop up and it melts easily onto the lips. The balm instantly softens the lips and protects them but I've found that the effects aren't that long lasting. I have to re apply the balm throughout the day to keep my lips moisturised as it doesn't last long on the lips at all. I don't mind having to re apply it as it's only £2 a pot but I thought it would last a lot longer than it does!
The balm also melts easily in the pot, almost sweating inside the pot itself. Many times I've come to use the balm and there's been a small layer of moisture on top of the balm. Also, be careful where you store the balm. I once had the balm in my pocket at work and the warmth of the pot against my skin melted the balm into a runny goo! Luckily the balm cooled down and was usable once again.
The flavour of the balm is gorgeous. They do really smell (and taste!) like their actual flavours. The strawberry balm is lovely. Okay, it does smell synthetic, but it's a gorgeous fruity scent that makes you want to keep smelling the pot itself. Many a time I've caught myself sniffing the pot. I couldn't help it!
Another thing that bothers me about the balm is that it's extremely sticky on your fingers after use. You have to wipe off the excess balm onto a tissue or a cloth as it really is that sticky and gooey!That's why you have to apply a little at a time as it can also be quite sticky on your lips if you apply too much. Plus your hair will be sticking to your lips in windy weather!
This is good value lip balm but it's not the best lip balm I have used, and I've used quite a few! It's worth a try though.
I bought this when body shop was having a sale, so I got it at a great price (50% off?). Firstly, the smell is amazing! I have it in raspberry, and although some of my friends have told me the smell is too over-powering, I personally love it :) The berry colour does show up slightly on my lips, because I am naturally pale. I also really love how chic the tiny pot looks!
But as much as the pot is cute, I'm not a fan of pot lip balm because I find it pretty unhygienic to use my fingers all the time, I also can't get as much product onto my lips as I would like.
I must admit that the moisturising power of this lip balm isn't quite there, and I use it more for the scent plus tint of colour. I have tried using this as a base for my lip colour and I find the colour still doesn't go on very smoothly. The lip colour also dries out sometimes (which doesn't happen when I use other lip balms).
I am kind of a "lipbalm hopper" so I don't really stick with one brand. Since a lip balm should largely moisturise my lips, born lippy doesn't really do much of that albeit its delectable scent. I also find myself leaving this lip balm lying around for quite a bit, because I can't find much use for it on a daily basis. Hence, I'm unlikely to get it again!
I've totally replaced this product for Vaseline products. I'm a huge fan of the body shop products and have a few of their products some good and some bad but it still doesn't put me off buying different products to try which you may already know as I've wrote reviews on them too. I own 2 different balms watermelon and raspberry, they come in a cute little pot which I just pop into my bag to take with me. I find a huge difference in this balm compared to Vaseline. The balm is so smooth and feels wonderful on your lips. I apply this to my lips and it just stays for ages. My lips get so dry , cracked and soar in the cold weather and this balm helps so much. This balm is more expensive to buy than other brands but it's worth it if you like a good product. I would recommend this product.
I got this 10ml pot of Born Lippy lip balm as part of a Christmas gift. The pot is a nice size - easy enough to find in your handbag but not large enough to take up much room. Taking off the lid, the scent is quite strong but very pleasant and fruity smelling. It tastes nice too and you can still smell it on your lips after you've applied the balm and put the tub away.
I normally prefer lip balms that are easily absorbed and I found this one to be quite sticky. It sits on the lips rather than soaking in and while it does form a lovely tasting barrier against the weather, I didn't feel it treated or moisturised my already chapped lips very well. I was aware I was wearing it and it felt more like a lip gloss than a balm. That being said, the red tint does give your lips a little colour so I suppose you could use it as both.
One thing about this is that once you get near the end of the pot it is difficult to apply without getting it right into your nails, which is quite annoying. it's fine when you have lots left as you can put the tip of your finger into the tub flat but as you use it up you have to delve deeper and get it stuck in your nails.
There was a time that my lips only ever became dry or chapped in the depths of winter or when I was really run down. As I have got older, my lips seem to be dry and chapped much more regularly and I often find myself in need of a chap-stick or a bit of lip balm. Born Lippy is a range of flavoured lip balms from the Body Shop. At the moment I have got the strawberry flavoured one as shown in the dooyoo picture above.
It isn't a cheap product at £2 for a tiny 10ml pot - but it does seem to moisture and condition your lips as it promises. It has a slight stickiness about it. It also smells strongly of strawberries - or more accurately - it smells like the 'strawberry laces' sweets that I used to buy for the kids. It is quite a nice fragrance (and it has no particular taste if you happen to lick your lips). It can be reapplied throughout the day.
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis Seed Oil (Emollient), Lanolin (Emollient), Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax (Emulsifier), Parfum (Fragrance), Cera Alba (Emulsifier/Emollient), Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emollient), Silica (Absorbent), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil (Occlusive, Skin Conditioning Agent), Ammonium Glycyrrhizate (Flavour), Aroma (Flavour), Fragaria Vesca Fruit Extract (Natural Additive), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Benzyl Benzoate (Solvent), CI 15850 (Colour).
The product is not tested on animals.
I must admit that my daughter bought this product for me as a treat. I probably wouldn't have chosen it for myself as the scent of strawberry is so very strong when you first put it on. You do get used to it though.
I like it but I don't think I'd want to use it every day. I'd want to alternate it with another scented balm.
Would recommend as it delivers on its promises to moisturise; but it looses a mark from me for being a little sticky and a bit too strongly fragranced for my tastes.
I've been buying a lot of stuff in The Body Shop recently and seem to have ended up with several of their Born Lippy lip balms. This is because when you buy in-store you get a stamp on your Love Your Body card for spending over £10 (four stamps gets you £5 off your next purchase, eight gets you £10 off) and I've often purchased a lip balm to take me over the spend threshold. At only £2 these lip balms are reasonably priced, and I know I'll use them, as lip balm is a staple on my dry lips and I keep balms in several places around my home, bag and workplace. These lip balms can be identified by their small round clear plastic pots, in which the colour of the balm can be seen clearly. Each pot has a picture of the relevant fruit on the top, so it is easily identifiable.
The balms are produced as part of The Body Shop's Ethical Trade programme, which ensures the people who make and supply Body Shop products are treated fairly and with respect. The company is a founding member of the Ethical Trading Initiative. The lip balms are made with Community Fair Trade beeswax, supplied by Guide D'Espoir in Cameroon, which comes from handcrafted hives made from locally sourced materials. This traditional process helps to promote healthy bees and deters logging. I should point out that the presence of both beeswax and lanolin (made from wool) means that the product is not suitable for vegans.
All of these lip balms come in fruity flavours and I've tried three so far: Strawberry (currently in use at home), Raspberry (all used up) and Satsuma Shimmer (currently in use at work). The balms contain extracts from the relevant fruit to create an authentic, fresh, fruity fragrance and taste. All the balms I've tried smell lovely and are comparable to other products in the relevant scented toiletries ranges.
The balms are designed to moisturise lips and give them a soft, glossy finish. I believe both of these claims are accurate. In my experience, lip balms fall into one of two categories: they coat the lips in a protective layer (e.g. Vaseline) or they penetrate deep into the lips to heal and treat them (e.g. Carmex). These lip balms seem to fall somewhere in the middle. A thin layer coats my lips but they also feel more deeply moisturised, and in this respect at least are more effective than The Body Shop's lip butters (which are also about twice the price). A thick layer of the balm leaves my lips feeling slightly greasy and claggy, but a thin layer is all you need and does a good job of keeping my lips soft, with the added bonus of making the lip balm last longer!
Using these lip balms, my lips do indeed have a soft glossy finish, which makes them suitable for wearing alone or under lipstick or gloss. The Satsuma Shimmer lip balm has added subtle golden shimmer which is subtle but attractive, ideal as a substitute for lip gloss or lipstick, particularly in the summer when you are wearing less makeup.
The lip balm lasts anything between half an hour to a couple of hours on my lips, depending on whether I am eating or drinking. I would like it to be a bit longer but it's not a big deal really. The lip balm container lasts for ages: you do get a lot of lip balm in the tub, and the design means that it is easy to get every last scrap of lip balm out. The clear plastic tub is sturdy and secure and it won't come apart or get all messy in your bag.
For me, the biggest negative as far as these lip balms are concerned is the lack of SPF. The fruity flavours (and particularly the shimmer in the Satsuma Shimmer balm) suggest they are ideal for use in the summer, but because there is no SPF they can't really be worn outside on hot days. For this reason I've largely restricted their use to the house or the office. The shimmer balm would also be ideal for hot summer evenings, when the sun has gone in but you don't want to wear too much makeup.
I really like these lip balms: they come in an assortment of lovely flavours, last ages and are reasonably priced. I would certainly continue to buy them. However the lack of SPF is a problem, given that the balms are, otherwise, ideal for summer, so I have removed one star.
I'm a bit of a lip balm addict, so I do own a bit of a ridiculous number of them. Part of the reason I have so many lip balms and haven't used them all up is that I always go back to a few favourites, of which this is one! When I was younger these lip balms were very popular with my friends and I, as they come in so many flavours and are only £2.00 each, and they can make great small gifts or even stocking stuffers around Christmas time.
These lip balms come in small round screw top plastic tubs, with 10ml of product in each. They're pretty sturdy and practical for throwing in the bottom school bags, hand bags or just sitting on a desk as mine have been, and the screw top means that unlike some vaseline like pots the tops never come off in your bag.
The balms are generally quite brightly coloured, heavily scented and flavoured. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find another of my favourite flavour recently (mango peach), but they still have plenty of very appealing flavours to choose from. The balm has a thick gel kind of consistency and spreads well over your lips doing a good job of moisturising them without making them feel at all sticky.
Where to buy:
These lip balms are available from Body Shop Stores or their website.
The Body Shop's Born Lippy's are available in several different scents including strawberry, satsuma, raspberry, pasionberry, watermelon and pink guava. I often go in The Body Shop to browse and smell all of the different products and to see if there is anything new out, but then buy what I like online from their website as with discount codes it always works out a lot cheaper. I have smelt all of these 'born lippy's' before and liked all of them. However, I love the satsuma range from there the most and I ended up getting the satsuma born lippy for Christmas. I had never actually tried it before, only smelt it, but I do own one of the lip butters from the Body Shop which I like and so had high hopes for this too.
The pots of Born Lippy are priced at £2 for 10ml. I think this is very cheap for The Body Shop as a lot of their products I feel are quite expensive. This pot is lasting me a while too. Although I only got this at Christmas I have been carrying it around in my bag and I am constantly applying it when I'm at work, about several times a day. The product just doesn't seem to be going down!
If you are a fan of the satsuma scent from The Body Shop then you will like the born lippy. It's scent is very strong and I love it. When applying it glides on the lips really well and feels very smooth. I do have quite dry lips, especially at this time of the year, and this does a good job at making them feel moisturised. I do have to reapply this a lot throughout the day to keep them feeling moisturised, but due to the lovely scent I don't really mind! I have yet to find a lip balm that manages to keep my lips feeling moisturised ALL day anyway.
This is 'satsuma shimmer' and so you would think it would leave your lips quite shimmery. I do think it leaves them looking a little bit glossy, but the glitter that you can clearly see in the pot doesn't seem to stand out when on my lips. However, if I wanted shimmery lips then I would use a lip gloss. I mainly use this born lippy to keep my lips feel moisturised as well as the lovely taste. The glitter would have been an added bonus to me.
I would definitely purchase this again at £2, however I don't see me needing to do this for a long time yet. I love the satsuma scent so much that I will probably buy the same one again.
This review is about the Born Lippy Pots of Lip Balm rather than the sticks. I recently bought myself the Christmas gift set of Born Lippy Fruity Lip Balms which is a set of five lip balms wrapped in the shape of a lollipop. Individually these sell at £2 and the gift set is £10 so the price works out the same (although you can get the WATERMELON flavour in a 15ml pot for £2 too). I was attracted to the set because I'm a lip balm addict. I always feel like my lips are dry when I am not using a lip balm or a gloss to moisten them. I liked the sound of these fruit fragranced Bodyshop lip balms and I also like shopping at the Bodyshop because of their ethical stance on Fairtrade as well as the fact they don't test on animals.
Each balm is 10mls in size and comes in a plastic pot with a screw off top. They have their full ingredients listed on a label on the bottom of the pot. Each lip balm shares the fact that they are quite soft and gel like. They melt easily when your warm finger touches them and this makes them easy to apply. They all provide the same amount of coverage. I would say they are similar to a jelly style lip gloss. They provide a look of glossiness and shine but they are not as long lasting on the lips as a harder, more waxy lip balm. They feel slippy on the lips and you can instantly tell when it is starting to wear off. I like the way the balms feel on my lips although they are not the perfect winter lip balm as they don't provide enough protection against the elements. They can colour the lips slightly and in the case of the Satsuma Shimmer variety provide some glitter.
My favourite balm of the set is the STRAWBERRY balm. It's a bright cherry red colour and has a sheer, glossy look on the lips. It has a strong scent of sugary strawberry. It does smell rather artificial but it's so sweet and delicious I like it! To me it has the most pleasing fragrance and colour.
The RASPBERRY balm is second favourite and is similar in colour to the strawberry balm but perhaps is a more intense, dramatic cerise. The raspberry fragrance smells like a mix of raspberry and cranberry juices and is very sweet and girly. Again, the colour on the lips is so that it enhances natural lips without making them look too extreme. An easy option when you are out and about and need to slap on some protection without needing lips to be perfectly filled in with colour.
The WATERMELON balm also has a lovely fragrance but is milder than the first two I've mentioned. In fact I'd describe the fragrance as being natural and like a blend of watermelon and vanilla. Again it's a sugary sweet scent but this time it is watered down. It reminds me of the scent of a sweetshop. The colour of the balm is pale pink so it does not really colour the lips in any way.
SATSUMA SHIMMER is a bright orange balm which has a fine gold sparkle to it. It's a more glamorous option as it can brighten up your face and be worn as a serious gloss. You can also put this over lip sticks as you can with all of the balms but this one looks great over orange coloured lipstick colours as it enchances shine and then adds that party sparkle too. The balm has a tangy fragrance of fresh juicy oranges- delicious and it's so strong you can smell it all the time when it's on your lips!
Finally the PASSIONBERRY balm. This is a dark purple balm and it smells rather like blackcurrent ribena. The
scent is a little too sickly sweet for my liking and reminds me of cough syrups and lozenges. I do like the intense deep shade of the balm though.
I am happy with my lip balm set so far and feel that they provide a medium amount of protection against dryness and the elements. As fashion glosses they are very good especially the Satsuma Shimmer. I would buy a set of these again and would love to get these as a gift too. If I was to buy one individually I would opt for the STRAWBERRY version. At the moment I tend to use these quite frequently when I'm out and about as the cold weather dries my lips out. They are easy to carry around in your handbag though as they are small and light. Their protection lasts longer in an indoor environment.
Yum! I first got this lipbalm free using a 3-for-2 offer in the Body Shop, and I'm glad I chose this! The watermelon flavoured version comes in a 10ml pot and is peach coloured.
The item has quite a strong smell when you open it, and does smell of watermelon, which I find is good because a lot of other items I've had that were watermelon flavoured or scented from other brands have smelled quite synthetic.
You have to apply the product with a finger, which can be a drawback, especially if you have long nails, but personally I don't find this to be a problem. The lipbalm applies smoothly with a finger, and is not gritty at all, which I have found with other lipbalms that come in a pot. It tastes faintly of watermelon, and is quite sweet, although if you have a habit of licking the lipbalm from your lips the taste can become quite overpowering.
I find that I don't have to apply this product very often as it leaves my lips quite soft, and not at all dry. I used this product all through last winter and found that I didn't get chapped lips at all, so have bought another pot in preparation for this year.
Like most things available in the Body Shop, these lip balms come in a huge variety of different 'flavours' so everyone's bound to find one they love and will stick to. You can normally find these in the store right next to the tills, which is a good way to tempt people into spending more on those small impulse buys.
I bought one to try and earlier in the year when it was super super cold to try and stop my chapping lips. At first I was amazed at how wonderfully strawberry it actually smelled. I would have expected something like a shower gel to smell so strongly of fruit, but not a lip balm so I was pleasantly surprised. I can only speak for the strawberry scent - I'm not sure if the ones like watermelon would smell so strongly.
It worked well to put a but more moisture back into my lips, they certainly stopped being as chapped after a couple of days. The only problems I had was that it's quite a greasy mixture and I didn't enjoy sticking my finger into the pot to apply it. It would really benefit from being in the lipstick type packaging so you can apply it without getting a greasy mess all over your hands. They would probably have to change the 'recipe' of the product though, to make it less of a greasy consistency. If they could make the lip balms like their amazing 'Vitamin E' one, but with all the same flavour variants, that would be the best thing ever!
I have just review the Body Shop Natural lip roll on and vowed to also review this if possible to highlight the differences and the advantages of each. I love both but in terms of being fit for purpose this is definetly better.
The product is made from 100% natual products and this particualr product is made from Community Fair Trade Beeswax all the way from Cameroon. So we get lucious lip balm and the bees get to thrive and become stronger and healthier.
The balm comes in a small circular pot that shows you all the normal information such as product type, size (10ml) ingrediants etc and the lid is easily removed and replaced on a turn type system.
The picture on the front shows a big type of jagger-esque lips that looks more like Rolling Stones merchadise rather than lip balm.
It goes on smoothly and evenly and absorbs really really well leaving your lips soft, kissable and smelling lush. The aroma is a lovely zesty orange smell and it also leaves a slight shimmer on your lips afterwards which means you could also use over lipstick on a night out for that added bling-thing :)
Its a great product and at only £2, it really is a good buy. Love it!
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I have recently been in to my local Body Shop on a couple of occasions. Each time I have been in there to have a look at their sale section and see what I can pick up. On my first trip recently I spotted this lip balm on my way to the till and it was only £2.00 so I figured I'd give it a go! There are quite a few balms available and I opted for the pink guava one as I liked the sound of the name and the colour of the packaging too.
This lip balm contains Vitamin E, guava fruit extract and beeswax. This makes it ideal for soothing lips and providing lots of nourishment to them. This lip balm gives my lips a nude tint and has a shiny finish too. This is suitable for running across my lips numerous times a day and that is what I have been doing too.
This balm comes in a nice round plastic pot with a screw top lid. This is recyclable too which is another plus point.
I actually got some of these for people at Christmas using a discount code and I never got myself one so I was quite disappointed. When I spotted this in store I figured this was great and I'd give it a try! This is the ideal size to place in my make-up bag so that I can reapply when I am on the move. £2.00 is a great price for a lip balm and this pot contains 10ml too which is a nice amount for a good months use.
I don't suffer with dry lips very often but recently I had maxillofacial surgery that meant I was left unable to lick my lips properly or keep my mouth moisturised and wet. This meant that I couldn't lick my lips (even if I've had been able to!) as there'd have been no moisture there. This lip balm was my saviour on those first days after my operation and meant that my lips were kept smooth, soft, supple and moisturised. This lip balm melts easily and was simple to put on to my clean finger and spread over my lips. My lips definitely looked better from the first application of this and I was really pleased that I had picked this up before my surgery.
This balm in all was a real pleaser for me. It had a light scent to it that was quite fruity without being too much. It was simple to spread across my lips and it stayed put too which is always good. This didn't feel sticky or cloying and in all I was really pleased with how this left my lips feeling. Even after this had worn off my lips were still left moisturised and cared for. The balm lasts for ages, well over an hour per application for me, but then I've not been able to do a lot of talking recently so perhaps that has improved the longevity of it. My lips look great when I am wearing this and I would definitely recommend this lip balm. I have used well over half the pot in just two weeks but then I have been applying it frequently and a generous sum at a time too. The flavour of this is quite sweet yet fruity and I will definitely look for this particular flavour again in the future.
This gets a 5/5 from me as I'm very pleased with the results. I haven't been able to talk so much recently but this has left my dry slightly sore lips in tip top condition. The price was great and the packaging is recyclable - what more could you want in a lip balm?!
I have been searching and searching for a decent lip balm and I have tried many different brands all over! I visited the Body Shop after a recommendation from a friend who also enjoys the products by the Body Shop. Therefore, I thought I'd give this lip balm a go as my lips couldn't get any more cracked and unattractive when applying lip stick!
On my visit to the shop i was impressed with the large range of smells they had available for this balm including Watermelon, Raspberry, Pink Guava, Strawberry and Passion Berry. (They have recently introduced the weirder smells such as Pink Guava in brand new packaging) I chose the simple strawberry smell for just £2 which i thought was really cheap for the pot. The size of the pot is the normal 10ml which most lip balms are. The lid is a simple screw and closes tightly which is always a positive so the heat doesn't get into it!
So onto using this product, i took it home and applied it to my lips. I used my finger and attempted to spread it across my lips but due to the substance being so thick and heavy i found it difficult to actually spread it anywhere. I had to keep using more and more to get a decent coverage on my lips which made me think this pot would go quickly. After the long process of application, my lips did not feel any different. Instead i had a sticky, red finger from applying it which i was not a fan of. Usually i don't go for the pots for this reason, plus the hygeine factor. When i have used other lip balms such as carmex i have experienced a tingling sensation that makes me think its working, but with this i got nothing. My lips smelt nice and had a nice red tint to them but i didn't buy the balm for this purpose. I wanted protection and healthy lips but i didn't get this. The balm was very sticky on my lips and i couldnt touch my lips together too well either without them getting sticky.
I have used this product several times after hoping for a better experience but still it's a nice smell/colour with a good price tag and to be honest i favoured it over Vaseline. This is more like a back up balm for me but not my first choice for a serious repair of cracked/dry lips.
A range of lip balms from The Body Shop in a variety of flavours /