Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Product Review: The Body Shop Passion Fruit Lip Butter

ps: Yes you guessed it right... this week will be Lip Balm week - where i'll review 5 different balms from Monday through Friday! I hope you'll find them useful!! :D



At a Glance:
Price: RM23.90 / US$8
Website: Thebodyshop-USA.com
Weight: 10ml / 0.3 Oz (9ml)
Made in: USA
Likes: Really yummy smell, moisturizes and relieves chapped lips
Gripes: The horrible synthetic taste, unhygenic pot!
Repurchase: Probably No.
Jenn's Rating: 3.5 Stars! One star off for the unhygenic pot, half star off for the horrible taste!


Ingredients:
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ricinus Communis (Castor Seed) Oil, Beeswax, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Lanolin, PEG-8 Beeswax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Passiflora Incarnata Seed Oil, Flavor, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Limonene, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Linalool, Tocopherol, Geraniol, Citral, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Titanium Dioxide, Red 7 Lake, Blue 1 Lake.


Product Description:

Best if you want to: Try not to kiss off this creamy, sweet-and-tart lip conditioner that smoothes and softens your lips with a yummy fruit scent.

Best for: dry to normal skin

How it works:
  • Passion fruit seed oil moisturizes skin.
  • Community Trade melon seed oil from Namibia conditions skin.
  • Community Trade organic beeswax hydrates and conditions skin, acting as a barrier to seal in moisture.


Actual Product Pic:


Texture & Taste:
Like its name, this balm really does feel like butter on your lips! It spreads on smoothly, but i notice that as time passes, the balm may harden slightly. It smells really wonderful, but do not be deceived - the taste is HORRIBLE!!! It's a nasty synthetic saccharine kinda taste which is really unpleasant!!

Pigmentation & Color (Plus Swatches! :D):

This balm appears as a very light milky pink in the pot, but it applies clear. Do not apply too much if you use it in the day though... there'll be a whitish cast if you do!

On my lips:


Packaging:

This lipbalm comes in a plastic pot that's slightly larger than a 50 sen coin with a screw off lid. Compared to the Born Lippy balms, the pot for this one is slightly thicker and sturdier. As i have mentioned before, I really dislike balms that come in a pot because it's such a pain having to carry a separate lipbrush around. Don't even mention about sticking your fingers into the pot... that's just so GROSS!!

Time Test:
This lipbalm lasted the whole night on my lips, which is about 8 hours!

Price & Availability:
This balm is priced at RM23.90 / US$8. This balm is available at all TBS brick and mortar stores, as well as on the TBS website!

Usage:
I apply this balm to my lips during the night, and i wake up with really soft and smooth lips! I also apply this to those nasty chaps, and this heals them perfectly!!

My $0.02:

Truth be told, this is actually quite a decent balm!! It really moisturizes beautifully! It also heals my chapped lips within a day or two!! The thing i can't stand about this balm is that it has a really horrible taste that seems to linger around for ages!! Also, i dislike the pot it came in because it's not very hygenic and it's quite bulky as well! These two factors make me never want to buy them again! That's quite a shame really because the balm itself is really good!


Credits: Product photo from Thebodyshop-usa.com.

4 comments:

  1. the smell is nice, BUT it leaves a white cast! ah! kenot tahan!

    the moisturizing part is okok only lor >_< for me la~

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  2. icic!! the worst part for me is the TASTE!! goodness gracious... it is REALLY BAD!! >.<

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  3. I love their body butter, but never tried their lip butters!

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  4. icic!! I'm the opposite of you! I've never tried their body butters before! hehehe!!

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