This balm is the kind that transfers to your lips with your fingers, so I sanitized my hands first. I'm a bit of a germ freak, and I don't like the idea of my hand germs in my lip balm or on my lips. When you first swirl your finger in it, you'll notice that the hard packed substance instantly softens and is easy to use. It feels greasy on the hands, but once its on your lips, it feels like the lip equivalent to a nap on top of a down comforter with a tempur-pedic pillow. Which, in case you were wondering, feels like heaven. It softens, moistens, and honestly makes me want to attack my boyfriend with kisses! He was there when I first used it, and so he wanted to try some. The first thing he said was, "This is so much better than your Burt's Bees. That stuff stings my lips!" He is actually right. If your lips are chapped or dry, this feels so much better than that stinging sensation. I have it on right now, and there's pretty much a party going on. I'm all alone, so I'm halfway considering making out with myself because my lips feel so soft and supple. But seriously, all kidding aside, this stuff kicks every other chapstick/lip gloss/lip balm/moisturizer I've ever had's ASS.
Supposedly, this isn't flavored or scented. I suppose compared to other products it isn't very strongly scented or flavored, but I wouldn't go so far as to say it has NONE. It has a very light scent that is reminiscent of sugar cookies or vanilla bean candles. I LOVE IT. It has less taste than it does smell, but that just means I won't waste it. (Like you know, when you're hungry and trapped in an elevator with no food.) The smell is delicious though and I bet you will like it. It's like a gentle candle. It won't irritate you.
By my count and estimation, this lip balm lasts noticeably for about 3 hours before you will probably want some more. It doesn't dry up your lips or anything, but that's about when you can't really smell or feel it anymore and I love to reapply, so I do. It's not really necessary though. It could easily go on under a lipstick or gloss, which I like because lipstick tends to look funny on me with nothing under it.
Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Cetyl Esters, Collagen, Organic Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Oil, Allantion, Organic Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Oil, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E), Lanolin, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol, Flavor, Squalane, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Limnathes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Panthenol, Menthos, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Essential Oil, Hyaluronic Acid
Basically, I am in love with this lip conditioner. It's not meant to be, but it really is also great when giving head. I know it's just normal lip balm, but that's always a nice plus...