Wednesday, August 18, 2010

AMW Reviews: The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care SPF15

I can't live without a lip balm, I carry it everywhere I go, I have one inside my bag, one near my bed,  and one on top of my dresser.  When it comes to serious moisturizing, I've always been dependent on my Kiehl's No.1 Lip Balm.

I am a bit crazy when it comes to dry and chappy lips, so aside from the scattered lip balms around the house, I would like to carry another form of lip balm, the easier-to-apply type!  I'm done with my Lipsan Lip Care so I'm off to purchase another one!  I wanted something quick!  A couple of twist and swipe, I'm ready to go!




The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care says ---


Best if you want to Moisturize and protect your lips from UVA and UVB rays with vanilla-flavored, Vitamin E lip care stick that can be worn alone or under lipstick.
  • Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant that moisturizes and helps to protect skin againt premature aging and environmental aggressors.
  • Community Trade coconut oil and Community Trade olive oil help to nourish and condition lips.
  • Organic Community Trade beeswax helps to condition lips while acting as a barrier that prevents moisture loss.
Key ingredients: Organic Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Vanilla Flavor, Vitamin E.

AMW says ---
Pros
  • Has a faint vanilla smell which is quite nice
  • Easy glide on lips
  • The Lip Balm is quite solid, does not melt easily and yet, it's not super hard!

  • Does not have a weird, waxy texture
  • Contains Vitamin E which can brighten up the look of your lips, or in my case, even out my uneven lip color.
  • Can apply lipstick instantly and lipstick color does not glide off.
  • Has UVA and UVB protection in a form of SPF15 which is enough for daily use
  • Cute, simple, light pink packaging.
  • The light, moisturizing feel lasts a bit longer as compared to other drugstore lip balm
Cons
  • Super dry and cracked lips?  This alone is not enough 
  • Has tiny waxy feel which will make other people feel a bit weird
  • A bit pricey
Overall
I can't really tell if this is Holy Grail (HG) material as this comes off in between.  There's just so many competition out there!  But to be honest, I will be able to finish up this tube as it helps sooth my dry lips and the best thing I love about this is it makes my lipstick glides on easier with no lines shown.

Tips
  • Try on tester before you purchase as there are some sensitive noses who just can't take Vanilla scent.
  • Never share lip balm with a friend!
  • Ask for "Sale" date!
  • If your lips are really dry, do not forget to re-apply as needed.
  • After eating or drinking, wipe your lips first to remove oil, you can brush your lips with damp toothbrush and re-apply this lip balm.

Will I repurchase?
If it's on sale.

Where to purchase and how much?
At The Body Shop for Php395.00 (approx $8.80)

Lips applied with The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care with SPF15 only


Have you tried this lip balm?
I am having positive outlook on this and the darkness on the sides of my lips are getting a bit lighter!
Will let you know if there are further changes once I finish the tube!

Have you tried this lip balm?
Has it done anything for you?
Smile, click comment, and share your experiences!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!



19 comments:

  1. It sounds quite nice. But it is quite pricey for a lip balm (which is used up very quickly).

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  2. I've tried it. However, that was a long time ago and it felt very waxy on my lips.

    http://xmaterialgirlsx.blogspot.com/

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  3. this was the first ever product I got from TBS, it didnt impress me much :P *cue shania twain

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  4. i like the body shop but haven't tried their vitamin E line yet. I found that their lip balms weren't super moisturizing so I wonder if this is much different.

    roxy
    http://roxybeautyblog.blogspot.com/

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  5. I tried this one before a few years ago and i loved it! Gotta love the light vanilla scent and the SPF in it! :)

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  6. ooh I used to get this way back when it was still the old packaging, and I still have it now. it does wonders when applied after using a soft toothbrush to exfoliate my lips. :)

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  7. Vitamin E is so nice! Sounds very good :)

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  8. I used this a few years back and yes, it did wonders for my lips! Vit E is always good I guess! :)

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  9. This is an interesting purchase although quite pricey for a lip balm I think.

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  10. I haven't tried this one because I find it a little too expensive for a lip balm. And waxy doesn't sound good to me. :P

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  11. oh that is a bit pricey for a lip balm. have you ever tried carmex? its only around P99 in pcx stores and its my favorite bec its the only one that can get rid of my chapped lips.

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  12. haven't tried this one yet but my HG lipbalm is Carmex.

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  13. This sounds great but I think it's a bit too expensive for a lip balm.

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  14. i've tried that lip balm a long long time ago! haha thanks for the review :D

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  15. Maggie, so true, I agree with you, a little bit more I can get the Kiehl's lip balm. But I am hoping the Vitamin E works for my discoloration of lips, if it works, I don't mine paying extra!

    Lisa, well, its waxy but its bearable on my side :)

    Xin, really? My brother bought me this skincare line but this is the first time I tried the lip balm!

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  16. Roxy, so true about not being able to moisturize much, I'm hoping the Vitamin E can brighten up the darkness of my lips though!

    Jenn, yes, the light vanilla scent is quite nice! Coming from a non-vanilla scent liker!

    Bee, I wonder how the old packaging looks!

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  17. Anastacia, yes!

    Indulgent Diva, yeah, the extra Vitamin E is the selling point I guess if they don't have the Vitamin E, they are just like any regular lip balm!

    Lootwagon, agree!

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  18. Pammy, probably wait for sales? I'm not sure if this gets to be on sale. Hey my tea tree oil got to have its "sale" moment, so who knows?

    Bea, I have tried carmex but not all variants, I think I should give Carmex another test :)

    Khymm, thanks for sharing

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  19. Gio, agree with you too! I was surprised with the price as well

    Mimi, no worries :)

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