Monday, 11 July 2011

Blistex Daily Lip Conditioner

RRP: £1.49 (Superdrug)

--What does the promo say?--
"For beautifully cared for lips that are healthy and in tip top condition. Now bursting with even more Vitamin E and with added Aloe Vera and collagen, this daily lip balm has all the ingredients for keeping your lips gorgeously soft, healthy and younger looking.
Care - your lovely lips will feel smooth and super soft from all the goodness of daily conditioner."

The green and cream combination is unusual - a lot of lip balm containers seem to burst off the shelves in bright primary colours - and evokes the idea of natural ingredients being used. Despite the appearance of the cardboard sleeve, the balm itself comes in a small plastic pot that you need to dunk your finger into to extract the balm. Generally no complaints apart from the fact that the screwtop lid can occasionally come a bit loose in a pocket or bag - although not so loose that you can't fix it before it falls off and makes the balm all sticky and gross.

Use your fingers, or perhaps a lip brush, to apply the balm onto the lips. Much easier to control than other Blistex products such as the Relief Cream.

A creamy-coloured balm in the pot which is invisible on the lips, delivering only the slightest sheen and thus making it suitable to be used by men, women and children.

A lovely vanilla smell - which may make it appeal less to men! It's a natural-seeming smell, though, and it's not strong enough to be offensive.

--Texture and consistency--
Smooth, soft, slightly waxy, and not at all irritating.

Gives a slight tingling feeling, making your lips feel fresh and nourished. 

--Effects on the lips--
Sends dry skin packing with ease, leaving lips smooth in the long and short term. It also has SPF15 in it, so you don't need to worry about being out in the sun. Nice one, Blistex.

--Value for money--
My favourite kind of product: utilitarian, luxurious, portable, and best of all, affordable. Would I buy again? DEFINITELY.

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