Pros: Not greasy, long-lasting, goes on evenly, moisturizes
Cons: Unpleasant scent, no SPF, doesn't actually heal, pricey
I got a giftcard to Bath and Body Works for Christmas, and went ahead and used it at their big after-Christmas sale. On a whim at the last minute, I grabbed the True Blue Spa Wet Your Whistle Conditioning Lip Balm, since I always have chapped lips and consistently lose my lip balms. At the sale it was only $1, but its usually $4.
The tube is .15 oz or 4.2 g. It contains:
Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Lanolin, Flavor (Aroma), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Allantoin, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Panthenol (Provitamin B-5)
True Blue Spa says that this lip balm hydrates, soothes, and conditions your lips with a generous does of Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Beeswax, and Aloe.
The first thing I noticed with this lip balm was the smell. Its subtle, but I find it unpleasant and too vegetable-y. It says in the ingredients that it has flavor, so youd think it would at least smell nice, if not taste nice. There isnt any taste as far as I can tell.
I absolutely love the texture. I hate greasy lip balms, and this isnt at all greasy. Its very thick so it doesnt apply easily. However, it applies evenly, which is preferable to a lip balm that slathers on. Also, the fact that a lot doesnt go on means that it will probably last longer than most lip balms.
My lips felt lovely at first, and I could feel it on my lips for quite a while. However, after a few days of consistent use, it doesnt seem to be helping my lips heal at all theyre just as chapped and painful as before. I think that this lip balm works better to keep your lips healthy than to actually help them heal.
One more thing - I'm disappointed that this lip balm doesn't have any SPF. My lips burn pretty easily when I'm outside a lot during the summer, so this product won't be quite as helpful during the summer.