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My Mum bought me several body shop lip balms for Christmas a couple of years ago. Although I like them I don't think that they are as effective as other brands.
The flavours I got were an apricot one and a strawberry one.
They come in little round pots and so you apply it with your finger. I prefer this method of applicaton as I find that if you have it in a lip stick it can be easy to transfer germs from one person to another.
The lip balms smell lovely. The strawberry one is really nice and sweet but not in a false way like some products. The apricot one is really subtle, not a very strong smell at all.
When you put them on it's a little greasy and takes a while to soak in to your skin. The smell lingers but isn't too strong which is good seeing as it's so close to your nose!
Sometimes they discolour your skin a bit, it looks like you have put your lip gloss on but missed! So that isn't a good look! I tend to just put this on at bed time so I don't look like a clown!
The effect is to help relieve sore lips. It doesn't work right away but takes a few minutes to work. They help at preventing sore lips too.
All ingredients are ethically sourced which is nice to know.
I do like this product but don't think it is as good as others out there.
Last year, hubby and I each filled an advent calendar for the other person and in my calendar, I got three of these Body Shop Born Lippy lip balms. It was such a lovely idea because hubby knows how much I love lip balms in all shapes and sizes, the problem is that I was really disappointed with these balms because they just aren't that good as far as I am concerned.
What's Good About Them?
Well, as with all Body Shop products, these balms come in a range of flavours and all of them pack a serious punch. The three that I got were orange, strawberry and blackberry. The scents are all really nice and smell exactly how you would expect them too. The flavours last a while too and I find that I do wear them, the smell lasts well. My favourite is the blackberry. They are really fruity and are nice to have on your lips in that respect.
I also think that the ten mililitre tubs last quite a while. I am not a big fan of balms in tubs, but I do concede that they seem to last a bit longer than a stick for example because I get carried away with sticks and end up putting too much on.
What's Not So Good About Them?
The first thing that I don't like about them is the fact that I think they feel a bit greasy. I find that my fingers are really greasy after I have applied them which is a pain when you are somewhere with no tissues!
Secondly I don't think they are very moisturising. In fact I find that my lips actually feel drier when I have put this on than without it.
They aren't cheap at two pounds for a tub although I think The Body Shop often do offers where you get three for five pounds, which is not too bad really.
Would I recommend It?
No is the short answer. Whilst I love the smell of them and think they last well, I just don't think they are very good at all as a lip moisturiser and so I can't recommend them and I certainly won't be buying them again.
I usually use blistex for my lips, especially between gigs, but after a while the taste and the smell of it can get to you a bit. For a change I bought one of these body shop lip balms when O2 had their free £5 to spend on my partners phone, I also got a small body lotion with it as the lip balm was only £2 in store.
I have the strawberry one, and its in such a small little tub its easy to take around with you. Its applied by your finger tip, and you must take care not to put too much on at once or your lips look very pink and greasy. It doesnt sink in too quickly, so make sure you dont drink/eat straight after applying or you end up eating it all. It has a twist top lid which is easy to remove.
It smells delicious, really fruity, I love the smell so much! Its not a sickly fruit smell, just really fresh and organic. Along with using this and the blistex my lips are now fully sorted since having 3 saxophone gigs in a weekend. They are back to looking super healthy and not blistered anymore. They always look like their is lip gloss on with this product as well so it saves me having to buy extra lip gloss and carry that around as well.
The body shop sells products that are fair trade, ethically sourced and not tested on animals. If I hadnt had the voucher I probably would have purchased this in the sale.
I am not a big fan of lip stick but I do get through a lot of lip balm as no matter what time of year it is, I tend to suffer with dry lips. When Christmas shopping, I popped into the Body Shop at my local Designer Outlet to buy some Christmas presents and ended up buying some of this for me!
The balms retail for £2 - £4 for a small 10ml pot. Body Shop do two different types of lip balm, this one which comes in a small plastic pot with a screw top lid which resembles a small pot of the body butter they use, they also do one which come in a metal pot which has a twist off lid. I actually prefer the screw top lidded ones as I find them easier to get into - there have been several occasions where I have lost my patience trying to open the metal tins!!
There are several different flavours available; Lemon, Mango, Pink Grapefruit, Coconut, Passionberry, Shea, Pink Guava, Strawberry, Watermelon and Satsuma Shimmer which is the one I choose.
Upon unscrewing the lid, just like most Body Shop products, the wonderful aroma of juicy Satsuma's is evident, but not too strong that it is sickly or overpowering. Once applied, the lip balm sits on lips nicely and I don't have to re-apply too often which is great, especially considering I have a tendency to touch my lips quite a lot.
I can really tell the different when I apply this, my lips feels a lot smoother, softer and less chapped but what I like most about the Satsuma version is that it has a bit of shimmer to it.
The only downside for me is a actually prefer lip balm in a stick format as I worry about germs etc by keep dipping my fingers in the pot, although Body Shop do make stick versions, they don't in this fragrance. Overall though, I would definitely recommend this and give it 5 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
I brought two of these when they were in a promotion at the body shop (think I got 2 for £2). I got the mango one and the passion fruit one. I love the smells of the products in the body shop and knew these would be exactly the same and I wasn't wrong! They smell and even taste sooooo good! However, they are very sticky and gluppy...not always the best texture to feel when you lick your lips and i feel they are sticking when I open my mouth or move my lips. My boyfriend also commented on the stickiness of these balms and refused to kiss me because he didn't like the gluppiness! On the other hand they do last (that's with me licking them off because they taste so good) and they do look lovely and shining on. The passion fruit one I got had more of a shimmer to it, it looked like a metalic shiver. I preferred the passion fruit one as it wasn't as strong as the mango. I also found that it is the only lip balm I have ever tried that leaves a rim round a drinking glass like lipstick sometimes does. I really hate that so this along with the stickiness made me dislike this balm and I must say that I would not buy it again. I also find that it did not help me with dry and sort lips and did not moisture them at all. It was only good for the shiny lip look! Not bad for the price though.
These products are very glossy and smell delicious! At the price of £2.00 they are a cheap pick-me-up, when applied they make your lips very shiny with a hint of the colour on your lips! £2.00 is a good price as there is quite a lot of gloss included; these products smell like the flavour they say they are (i.e. the strawberry one really smells of strawberry.) These handy little products come in a round pot which is small but deep containing lots of lip gloss, also they are so small that you can fit them in your bag, or your makeup bag, or take them anywhere with you! These lip glosses are also very moisturising so they won't dry your lips out. All of the flavours of the born lippy lip glosses are fruits, and they smell very fruity! These are a must have in any makeup bag as they instantly draw attention to your lips, and they look lovely when on. They are feminine and a must have for any woman's make up bag!
Ah. I have so many of these! I brought the satsuma 'flavored' one, after using several of the body shop's other satsuma products, (which are also fantastic). The smell is gorgeous, but very strong, so I feel it can vary on your preferences.
It can also be very think and gloopy, if you may. Which is not great if you want a smooth lip look. Also, the texture can feel a bit odd, as it is gloopy. I feel it is like you can feel the 'glitter'. Also, it is certainly not moisturising, like other products like Vaseline are. If it's used too often it can dry your lips out, which is certainly not a good look.
The size of the product is great though, can fit easily into pockets, bags and purses. And as they are small, but also quite deep (I hope this is making good English) you can easily carry several 'flavors' of lip balm at the same time.
It does not last long either, I found I had to reapply this balm regularly.
On a side note though, I had the limited edition mint lip balm, but sadly I lost this (I did say they were small ;) ). But if by some means you get hold of this edition, I would recommend this flavor, as it can give the impression of fresh minty breath. (But don't use this as a replacement of good dental hygiene..)
I love the lip balms that are available from The Body Shop.
The Body Shop lip balms come in a wide range of different styles and flavours. For example, you could go for a "pot style" lip balm. These are lovely. They're called Born Lippy and they have a sort of jelly like texture. However, they are easy to apply and the flavours are amazing. My favourite Born Lippy flavour is Strawberry. They're great value too at just £2 per pot and they last forever! They're a handy size too so you can slip one into your handbag!
I love The Body Shop lip butters too. These are a little more expensive at £4 per pot but they are made with soothing butters such as Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter. My favourite flavour has to be the Shea Butter one. The butter has a similar consistency to real butter and they're so soft and creamy. The natural butters in the lip balm help to soothe sore and/ or cracked lips and they're really moisturising too! They also come in a pot and they're a great size for your handbag.
There's also a Cocoa Butter lip balm stick available for £4. I haven't tried this one yet but it smells amazing.
The latest addition to the lip balm range from The Body Shop is the Born Lippy lip balm sticks. I bought the Toffee flavoured one this morning. They don't just soothe your lips but they provide colour too. They're sort of a lipstick and a lip balm in one, bonus!
The Born Lippy lip balm sticks cost £3 each.
A great range of lip balms!
I thought it would be nice to have a change from all the ELF products I've been reviewing, so I've decided to review a product from one of my other favourite brands-The Body Shop. I think this was one of the first products I purchased from The Body Shop, and I've gone through a few pots of the different Body Shop lip balms.
The lip balm comes in a clear little pot with a screw on lid. You can see the lovely lip balm through the pot and on top of the pot is a Body Shop sticker.
Price and Availability
This lip balm can be bought at The Body Shop stores or online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk for a reasonable price of £2 for 10 ml. The Body Shop often has some sort of offer or sale going on so I've often bought these lip balms for less, and I think the price is quite decent for how long these last. It is available in a number of flavours including Strawberry, Raspberry, Watermelon, Passionberry, Mango & Peach, Pink Guava and Satsuma. However, while I own this in 5 different flavours, I will be focusing on the strawberry flavour since this is the one I use most often.
The Lip Balm
When you screw off the lid, you are greeted by a strong, sweet strawberry scent. The scent is a little artificial and quite sweet, but really lovely in my opinion as I am a big fan of strong, sweet scents. The lip balm is a little thick and gooey and you just need to lightly dab your finger into the pot to get enough for one application. It is easily smoothed over your lips and gives them a gorgeous, glossy, sheer red tint. It doesn't feel sticky and has medium lasting power-it lasts for about 3 hours if you don't eat or drink anything. It does moisturise my lips but the moisturising effect doesn't last longer than a few hours. My only problem is that it's not very hygienic to use, unless you use a lip brush, so it's not something that I use on the go. The lip balm is quite good, it's just let down a little by the packaging.
I really do love this lip balm. I often apply it in the morning before I leave the house (using a lip brush, of course, since I am a germaphobe) and I think it's great for day wear as it is quite subtle. It does moisturise my lips for a few hours too, so I can use it even if my lips are dry. The smell is absolutely gorgeous and I really like the sheer red tint this gives my lips. Also, you only need to use a little for one application so the pot lasts for ages. I just wish The Body Shop would change the packaging to a tube!
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The Body Shop says, "This moisturising, non-greasy lip balm conditions and soothes very dry lips. It is designed for skin that needs more gentle care.
- Instantly soothes dry lips
- Leaves lips soft, smooth and well protected
- Fragrance, colour and alcohol-free
- No added preservatives."
Over the years I have had a problem with very dry lips in winter, presumably due to extremes of temperature indoors and outdoors, and the drying effects of biting winter winds and central heating.
The best economy product that I have used is Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. It is especially good value if, for home use, you buy a large jar, rather than the mini handbag-sized round version.
Six months ago I was given a body shop voucher, so I treated myself to their Aloe Lip Treatment. In the 4 inch tube, I got 15 ml.
In the mild autumn, I just used it at night. During the day I usually used a moisturising natural looking lipstick.
Since winter has arrived, I have used it during the day, as well as at night, and I appreciate the day-time sheen it leaves on my lips.
Misers will appreciate that the tube makes it possible to squeeze tiny amounts of the balm out. I have found that I only need a minute amount, as the product goes further than any other that I have experienced, and six month later, I am still using the same tube.
When first experimenting, I found that if I used more than I needed, the texture felt a bit sticky. However, when I was a scrooge with the amount I applied, it still did the protective and moisturising job I wanted it to, without the stickiness.
It has a mild fresh smell, from the natural ingredients, that I like. These include aloe vera, sesame seed oil and shea butter, all sourced ethically - as is Body Shop policy.
Aloe Lip Treatment is available from the Body Shop High Street Stores or through their website. When ordering on-line, standard delivery costs £2.99. However, one of their special offers that regularly comes around, is free delivery with a minimum spend.
I am not the sort of person who thinks that an above average price automatically equals better quality, so I would not have spent £5 on lip balm had I not been given a Body Shop Gift Voucher.
However, now having benefitted from it, I am delighted with this product, and would pay full price for it, if I had to.
With the help of The Body Shop Aloe Lip Treatment, my lips are now soft, smooth and healthy-looking, because of its moisturising, protective benefits, and the subtle sheen it gives.
Anyone of a certain age (i.e. 30-40) will probably remember a great deal of fuss about these little lip balms in the early 90's. If you didn't have a least one of these little pots - 'hello? Are you living in the 80's?' Back then, they were little glass pots, and black lids rather than clear/white. They originally came in cherry, strawberry, and, god rest it's soul - Kiwi. Bring back the Kiwi lip balm, Body Shop!!!! These little pots started off my 20-year obession with all things Body Shop.
Anyhoo, I'm not 13 anymore, I'm 33, and 20 years later I am STILL using Body Shop lip balms. In fact I've not been without one of these cute little pots since the day I managed to convince my mum back in 1991 that 'I NEED one mum, no I CAN'T take a pot of vaseline to school, EVERBODY in the ENTIRE school has a Body Shop lip balm.' And, what started out as a teenage fad, is now an everyday essential. And here's why.
The 'Born Lippy' Lip Balms (not to be confused with the Lip Butters!) are only available at Body Shop stores, Body Shop Website and Body Shop parties. They come in little round (now plastic) pots, 10ml each, with a screw top lid. The pot is clear so you can see the bright, luscious colour of the balm. Currently, there are 6 flavours available on the website - Satsuma, Raspberry, Strawberry, Passionberry, Watermelon, Pink Guava, and, the only I haven't tried yet - Mango and Peach. On the lid of each pot is a brightly coloured sticker with a picture of the fruit(s).
They cost £2.00 per pot (they haven't increased in price in 20 years incidently - actually I'm sure they used to be £2.50? correct me if I'm wrong). As they last ages, I think it's pretty good price, in comparison to the Body shop lip butters, which cost £4, and in my opinion, having nothing on the lip balms.
*About the Product*
It's brightly coloured, slightly translucent, balm, made from Community Fair Trade Beeswax and natural fruit extract. You apply it by taking a small amount on your fingertips and rubbing over your lips. They smell DIVINE. Fruity, not chemical smelling. And best of all they taste of what they are supposed to taste like. I hate lip balms that smell of say, strawberries, but taste like Nivea hand cream - Not good! Well these don't taste like handcream, they taste of fruit. There not sticky or too greasy either, (another problem I found with the lip butters) although I would recommend waiting until after you eat or drink to apply.They make your lips feel soft and smooth, and work an absolute treat on chapped or dry lips. They also give your lips a lovely, natural looking glossy shine, with a very subtle, natural, barely there tint.
I'm not a big fan of heavy lip-glosses, especially during the day, but these feel light and natural on your lips all day long. You only need a tiny amount at a time, and a pot lasts ages, even when you apply it up to 10 times a day, it'll last a couple of months. The little pots are a perfect size for your handbag, makeup bag, pocket, kid's schoolbag, in the car, in your drawer at work, I often have several pots dotted about the place so I'm never without it!!
Well, if you haven't already guessed, I LOVE these. I love the cute, slightly retro looking little pots. I love the colours. I love the flavours. I really can't fault them in the slightest. They are cheap, effective, smell great, taste great, and look great. Soft, glossy, fruity tasting, luscious smelling lips all day long. For £2. What more could you ask for in a lip balm? Five stars!!!! Oh, is anyone with me to get a campaign going to bring back the Kiwi flavour?
I am a huge fan of my lip balms, and I like to experiment with a wide range of them. However, one of my all time favourites has to be The Body Shop's range of lip balms. I have been using them since I was a young teenager as I remember it being one of my first ever items of make up which I owned, and shockingly still today I love it just as much as I did back then.
At the moment they are retailing at £2.00 which is an extremely good price for The Body Shop, and also an extremely good price for the quality of which these products are. I remember however, that when I started purchasing them many years ago, they retailed at quite a lot of a higher price than this, so it is good that they are more affordable nowadays.
Within each tub of these, you get a generous 10ml worth of lip balm, and they are used by simply unscrewing the lid and applying a little of the product on to your lips before rubbing it in. All of these lip balms are very fruity, and are therefore perfect for summer. The range includes scents such as strawberry, satsuma, mango and peach, passionberry and watermelon. The two which I am most familiar with are the satsuma and watermelon scent.
The first thing to note is just how delicious the scents of these lip balms are. I have dabbled with many fruity scents in the past when it comes to lip care products, but these really smell like the real deal. They are gorgeous, and I find myself opening the tub just to have a whiff of the product because it is just that yummy!
The watermelon shade is a baby pink, however when it is rubbed in it is still a sheer lip balm and very wearable. The satsuma shade however has a bit of shimmer included with it, so this is much more suitable for night time use and giving your lips an extra kick, as well as protecting them. When applying the lip balm, it simply melts on to your finger and is really simple to apply. I love how easy the application process of this is, because other tubs such as Vaseline, you sometimes have to hold your finger over it for a while to allow the product to melt, but this is so much simpler.
The results look excellent after, and although sheer it gives your lips an extra something and makes them look fabulous as well as keeping them healthy. They really do help with dry lips, and after application leave them feeling smooth and soft. Although an extremely moisturising lip balm, I do not think it is effective enough to work on quite chapped lips.
Overall, I am extremely impressed with these lip balms, and throughout this summer I will be sure to pick up more and more of these to add to my make up bag. What is the point in spending the same price for a plain, boring lip balm when you can get a funky, delicious tasting balm for the same price. Big thumbs up from me, thank you for reading.
The Body Shop Born Lippy Mango & Peach Lip Balm - 10ml pot for £2
I really like The Body Shop and especially the fact that they do not test on animals and also the fact that they use natural ingredients.
Some of the ingredients they use are purchased from very poor countries. This is good for the people who live there as they get a fair price for the ingredients they produce and it also ensures they work in workplaces that are clean and safe and they are treated fairly. Basically Fairtrade - all sounds good to me. I don't want cheap products from people who are being exploited as I am sure you don't either!
Mango & Peach Lip Balm comes in a little 10ml pot. It can be purchased from the Body Shop stores or online at thebodyshop.co.uk. When you buy the Lip Balm the packaging is sealed and hence you are the first user. Often Body Shop products are not sealed - one of the things I really like about the Lip Balm is that it has a tamper evident seal.
The pot is plastic (can be recycled) has the Body Shop Logo on the front and a description of exactly what is in the pot - Mango & Peach Lip Balm.
On opening the pot the Lip Balm smells wonderful, very fresh and fruity and really smells quite peachy with a hint of Mango. The Lip Balm is very thick - on first application it is evident that you do not need to use very much of this product. The effects are instant - very soft moisturised lips, and a very nice subtle sheen on my lips from the Lip Balm. The Lip Balm contains no colour so can be used in conjunction with your usual lip products. A little goes a very long way and the first application lasts nearly a whole morning - I am very impressed.
I have found this product really effective if you have sore chapped lips. When it was really cold and icy over Christmas my lips were really sore. I applied this Lip Balm as thickly as I could to my lips before I went to bed. It really works wonders and relieves that horrible feeling of peeling, cracked and very dry lips.
The product tastes really nice too and it really is a pleasure using it.
The Lip Balm has lots of fantastic and very natural ingredients. Mango and Peach extracts - helps provide a natural, fruity fragrance. Community Trade organic beeswax - one of nature's richest moisturisers and is readily absorbed by the skin and Lanolin - one of nature's richest moisturisers.
The Lip Balm contains Community Trade beeswax supplied by Guide D'Espoir in Cameroon. It comes from hives handcrafted from locally sourced materials in the remote Adamaoua region. This traditional method of beekeeping helps promotes strong, healthy bees and deters logging.
Not only is this a fantastic Lip Balm that really works, it's production helps so many people from around the world.
All in all a real bargain at £2 per pot. Well done Body Shop!
Even though I adore pretty much everything this shop sells I think the lipbalms they make might just be above anything else. I started using their "Born Lippy" range a few years back when I got a Strawberry flavoured balm and I havent looked back since. Since then Ive tried out loads from this shop including from their other range of "Lip Butters" such as the mango variety I reviewed a few months ago. The two different libalm ranges they do are both brilliant both actually very different and they do have differing results apart from that they both leave your lips super soft!
If I had to choose between the two this is the range I would buy from if I was looking for an everyday lipbalm. Dont get me wrong it does leave your lips really smooth with no cracks in sight but I like that its subtle on your lips. I wear this one all the time if Im going for a more natural look and as I use the Strawberry flavour it has a subtle hint of red which transfers onto your lips. I have to try so hard to to eat this off my lips LOL.
These "Born Lippy" balms will set you back around £4 from The Bodyshop & come in flavours such as: Strawberry, Pink Guava, Watermelon, Satsuma & Rasberry. They also makes a lot of these as special promotions at times like Christmas when they make a Cranberry flavoured balm.
Now if I had to pick the balm that heals dry, cracked lips the best and delivers really intense hydration then it would have to be this one. Even after applying this really thick, luxurious butter to your lips just once you can already see and feel the difference and this is great for using at Winter when chapped lips are more common.
However while I like to wear Born Lippy balms out I wont wear this out of the house. Being so thick and intensely moisturising that means it takes a long while to sink in and then even when it does I feel like my lips look too greasy. And even though they look so unchapped greasy is never a good look!
A tub of this lip butter will set you back around £5 from The Bodyshop and comes in a range of different flavours such as: Mango, Wild Cherry, Shea Butter, Sweet Lemon & Coconut so theres something for everyone there.
So there is obviously pros and cons for both of the balms which is why when I buy them I use them for very different things but I strongly recommend both of them as when they are being used in conjunction with each other the results are even better. I dont think overall that I have a really bad thing to say about those balms overall definately recommended.
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The Body Shop Lip Balms come in a vast array of flavours,colours and scents.
I've owned and used a fair few of them.
They come in the same sized tubs that the majority of lip balms come in,a little round pot about the circumference of a 50p coin.
The flavours are lovely (especially the mint) but the balms themselves are rather gloopy and sticky as well as difficult to use (you usually end up with too much on,no matter how much care you take in applying it)
They have an opaque sort of sheen to them and give your lips a bit of colour depending on which one you use,which can be annoying if you only want a balm not a gloss or colour.
A couple of them did soften my lips,but only for a short time and with no long-lasting effect - a few actually dried my lips out,as well.
They cost around £3.00 which is probably average for a good lip balm - however,I think the quality of these is roughly the same as the quality of a lip balm from a Pound shop so I think the price is a bit steep.
I bought a lot of them back in the days when I had my first job and a lot of money to blow on junk - nowadays,though,I wouldn't pay so much for such an average product.
A range of moisturising lip balms to help protect your lips against the ravages of all weather conditions as well as drying elements such as air conditioning and central heating / All products within the range contain a blend of coconut oil and beeswax to