The Body Shop Vitamin E lip Care SPF 15 Review

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Hi all,

     Today I am reviewing a lip balm from The Body Shop, called Vitamin E lip Care SPF 15.

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Price: ₹ 350 for 4.2 g

You can buy it in their stores or online through The Body Shop website and other online shopping sites

About the Product: This moisturising lip balm soothes and protects lips from the drying effects of the sun, wind and cold weather
• Hydrates and protects
• Soothes dry lips
• With SPF 15

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate (7.5% W/W), Oxybenzone (5% W/W) Inactive Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Beeswax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vanilla Planifolia Extract, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopherol, Calendula Officinalis Flowers, Echinacea Purpurea Herb, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil.

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     The Body Shop (TBS) lip balms comes in many variants and I picked up the Vitamin E one which is also one of their best sellers. It comes in a pink color retractable tube form which is sturdy and travel friendly.  It does not smell good, but the smell is mild and does not bother me. The lip balm does not have any tint/color, applies smoothly and moisturizes the lips, but it is not one of the intense moisturizing lip balm. I have dry lips and the moisturization effect is enough for me during summers but for winters my lips stay moisturized for 3-4 hand I need to re-apply. Once the lip balm wears out the lips does not feel hydrated any more so re-application is essential.  It heals lightly chapped lips, but if your lips are very dry, prone to cracks then this might not heal them very well.  The lip balm also comes with SPF15 thus offering some sun protection which is an added advantage.  The lip balm is good to use under lipsticks as it is not waxy or slippery, but the lips will not feel moisturized all day long and you have to reapply it if you are especially wearing matte or semi matte lipsticks.  I was really expecting this to be very moisturizing, but it failed to do so and I does not feel anything else special about it.  I feel the Lotus Herbals lip balm or Nivea/Maybelline lip balms works much better in half the price and this does not comes any way near to them in terms of moisturization or in making lips supple with continuous use.  This might be enough if you have normal lips but for dry lips or during sever winter it doesn’t do much. I prefer Lotus Herbals lip balm for the day and Biotique overnight lip therapy for night.

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Pros:

Convenient and sturdy packaging

Moisturizes the lips decently

Heals lightly chapped lips

Feels light on lips

Contains SPF15

Good to apply under lipsticks due to its non-waxy and non-slippery nature

Cons:

Availability is a problem as The Body Shops are available in big cities though their products are available through online websites

Not intensely moisturizing and moisturization effect will not be enough for very dry lips and during winters

Re-application often is required

Has a smell which is not pleasant though it is mild

Will not heal severely cracked or chapped lips

Prettykooll rating: 3.5/5

11 comments

  • Lana 2 years ago

    I’m not a fan of TBS lip balms, I think they are quite average… Nice review !

    • Prettykooll 2 years ago

      Yes, I think couple of them are good, but more of them are just average

  • poorva 2 years ago

    I would skip this..I’ll try their hemp lip protectors though! 🙂

    • Prettykooll 2 years ago

      Yes, you can definitely give this a skip, I have read many reviews that their hemp lip protectors are really good

  • Smriti 2 years ago

    Wow, talk about wasted bucks! :/

    I always stick to Nivea and Maybelline for lip balms, they’re value for money, plus they work well to combat dryness.

    • Prettykooll 2 years ago

      Yes, they both are really good brands for lip balms

  • Lia 2 years ago

    I don’t find any need to spend 350 bucks for this. Honest review dear………

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    • Prettykooll 2 years ago

      Very true 🙂

  • Himanshi Sharma 2 years ago

    I have tried this one but I find Baby Lips better than this.. Nice review 🙂

    • Prettykooll 2 years ago

      That’s true, they are far better than this one

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