Pros: Light-weight, effectively moisturizes (even after it's worn off) and largely scentless.
NIVEA, A Kiss of Smoothness Hydrating Lip Care, SPF 4 is a wonderful lip balm. I'm partial to chapstick. I heard about this new product and decided to give it a try, with the use of a coupon. I'm so glad I did. I favor this lip balm over all my others. So why do I even bother with the others? Variety is the spice of life?
Not only is the balm pleasant, but the applicator is lovely. The cap portion of the tube is very long, forming almost a case around the stick portion of the applicator. The "cap" is a transparent blue, while the stick is bright white. The bottom features a twist-up function that propels the balm upwards. The applicator's look, feel and design are clean, precise and long-lasting.
The balm is white in appearance, but goes on nearly invisible, except for a slight tinge of white. It simply makes the lips appear moisturized (because they are), which causes the appearance of lighter lips naturally.
It goes on smooth. Because it's made of wax, glycerin and oils, amongst other ingredients, the heat from the lips allows the balm to glide on effortlessly, unlike other chapsticks that need to be blotted, dabbed, or forcefully worked in. However, once it's on, it doesn't leave a heavy or melting feeling. It's very lightweight. The tube offers .17 ounces, which is a generous amount.
This lip balm has a slight, SLIGHT pleasant smell to it, otherwise, it is largely odorless. It contains grape seed oil, jojoba oil, beeswax and shea butter. You can smell it if you stick the balm right up to your nose, but I doubt anyone could remotely smell this on you while standing right next to you.
As state previously, the lip balm glides on and is light-weight. The only sensation that is felt is that of the lips feeling moisturized. It does not leave my lips feeling suffocated or oily. My lips feel genuinely moisturized. It leaves a soft whitened appearance on my lips with a hint of shimmer; however, this is extremely faint. A man could get away with wearing this.
I have had mine for nearly a year now. I use it perhaps once per day. This lip balm has improved the condition of my lips. Without it on, my lips feel smooth and healthy. I apply it mainly out of habit. Beforehand, with use of other chapsticks, my lips would go back to being dry and would crack after the application wore off. I have not experienced this with Nivea.
Nivea A Kiss of Smoothness Lip Care, Hydrating, SPF 4 is a long-lasting lip balm that wears well, effectively moisturizes and improves the condition of the lips.