Moisturizing lip balm by Bella Il Fiore - review by oldman

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Moisturizing lip balm

Lip balm by Bella Il Fiore

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Lovely soft, kissable lips are yours with this lip balm.

This lip balm is easy to use and very effective. As with all lip moisturizers you should apply it at least 2 or 3 times a day every day. Like hand creams, if you stop using them, you will dry out. Listen to your mother...an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure...
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Pros:
sturdy container
effective
easy to apply
Cons:
no sunscreen
too feminine for most men
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

This is a follow up product for keeping your lips smooth, soft and kissably sweet. I refer to it as a follow up product because I gave the Mrs. the Lip Lovely treatment duo, also by Belle II Fiore. The lip balm comes in a small 1 ounce jar. The lip balm is half of the treatment duo and the Mrs. likes it so much she asked me to order a 2nd jar in case EF runs out of stock. Actually, she leaves one jar on her night table and one jar is in her purse--it goes where she goes.

In the cold, dry winter weather that we have in the mid-west, chapped lips are a way of life. You need to frequently apply some type of moisturizer to your lips. This is much better than the lipstick type moisturizers. I have found them to be clumply and not very pleasant tasting.

This is an item for everyone. Men would probably prefer the peppermint over the strawberries and cream flavor but the container is rather feminine making it uncomfortable to pull out in public. I would not hesitate to apply this to children's lips, however, with children it is important to test for allergies as they are much more susceptible to a reaction than adults.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bridal gift
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Particularly outdoors
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Lips

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

The lip balm is very smooth so you need to apply pressure when swiping your finger across it to coat your lips. It is very easy and I am sure most of you have used a similar product at some point. It will not pour or leak. If I had to guess, it would melt at very high temperatures, but I can not imagine why it would come in contact with fire (unless Toy Time Tim uses this stuff...). If it is left in a closed car during the summer heat it may melt. I'm not trying either of these scenarios out. Sorry. Tim...?
    • Slick
    • Smooth
    • Velvety

Taste / Aroma

The single jar that we purchased is the strawberries and cream. It looks, feels and applies exactly like the peppermint, which comes in the treatment duo. In the duo, the lip balm has a light peppermint scent. When you first put it on your lips there is a faint peppermint taste, but it quickly fades. The strawberries and cream smells more like cotton candy and when applied has a slightly sweet, non-specific taste which also fades very fast.
    • Light taste
    • No smell
    • Smells good

Performance

The ingredients are listed on the back of the jar but truthfully neither the Mrs. or I can make out much--the printing is very, very tiny. I can make out Vitamin E (moisturizes and heals) and a red dye (#6 I think).

When we both started using the lip treatment duo (about a week now) our lips were dry. Mine were cracking and were very painful. I used the lip scrub from the duo once and since then I have been using the peppermint lip balm. The Mrs. likes when I go over to her side so it is OK! I have asked her to pull out the strawberry when we are out and about. We find the lip balm very effective in both healing the cracks and preventing their return. It may seem expensive to spend $9.99 for something you can pick up a similar product at the drug store for $3.29, but this does work better for us. It gets cold and windy here and they are talking about a big snow storm next week so our lips are ready!
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Feels natural
    • Long lasting

Packaging

The lip balm comes in a small, pink, white and black plastic jar with a black screw on cap. The plastic is very firm and quite thick. It will endure drops, kicks and sitting on it. I wouldn't turn it on it's side and ask a football player (pick a guy from the SuperBowl...who do you think will win anyhow?) to stomp on it but it will hold up to most rough handling.
    • Does not leak
    • Travel friendly
    • Would make a nice gift

Personal comments

The only negative comment we have is that there is no sunscreen in the lip balm. There is so much education about the connection between sun exposure and skin cancer that sunscreen is now in most skin care products. If you spend alot of time outdoors (sports, work, just hanging around) sunscreen is something we all need to use. Rather than have to use 2 products I would opt for a single product containing sunscreen. It is the lack of sunscreen that prevents this from receiving 5/5 stars.
Follow-up commentary
This stuff is still keeping our lips soft and smooth. Even with the cold, windy weather neither of us have had chapped or sore lips. A winner!!
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Comments
  • connies7388
    connies7388  
    Nice to know about the need for sun
  • TheSinDoll
    TheSinDoll  
    Good Review... Thanks!
  • The Curious Couple
    The Curious Couple  
    Very nice review, thank you!
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    Subbi  
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    Kush  
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    LilLostLenore  
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  • married with children
    married with children  
    good review, thanks for sharing.
  • MamaDivine
    MamaDivine  
    Sounds nice, Thanks for the review!
  • Caus
    Caus  
    This item seems to be rated highly. I wanna give it a try. Thanks for the review.
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    SexyRayne  
    awesome review
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    Cat Enderly  
    Thanks for the review!
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