About a month ago, a company called Multibrands sent me some samples of their range of Lipice Lipbalms to trail and review.
I was sent 4 to review - Original, Strawberry Touch, Suncare and Anti-Wrinkle.
So what do Multibrands say about the product?
'Lipice is a nutrient rich, protective lipbalm made with plant extracts and natural butters to protect your lips from the extremes of nature. Suitable for all ages groups, Lipice is also a fun and funky product to use for any occasion. From fun, fruity flavours, to the more natural type, each ingredient is carefully selected for its skin softening, healing and caring properties.'
I'm always a sucker for a good old lipbalm, as one of my worst worst habits, especially when I'm ill, worried, or feeling abit down in the dumps, is biting my lips in my sleep. I need all the help I can get to look after my pout, so I was looking forward to trying these out for size.
I liked the packaging they came in. It's clean and simple, with all the lipbalms sealed up, keeping pesky germs away, as well as having all of the buzz words I look for when looking for something to pamper my lips with - 'Enriched', 'Nutrient rich', 'Effective protection' and 'Hydrates, Moisturises, Smoothes, Firms', as well as listing all of the lovely vitamins that are packed into each one. The tubes they come in are fairly standard and what you would expect, with the exception of the Anti-Wrinkle, which comes in more of a lip gloss esk tube. It would have been nice if the packaging was maybe different from other similar brands, to make them look a bit more unique and intriguing. If someone I new were to use these in my company, it wouldn't be something that I would be particularly interested in asking them about. Just pretty bog standard packaging.
As you can see from the picture above, there is lots and lots of product to work with in each one. Considering all of the lipbalms are under £2, I think they are really good value for the amount you get.
I really enjoyed using the products. The Suncare, Original and Strawberry ones gave a good moisturising coverage to the lips, but not so much so that they felt greasy. The Anti-Wrinkle product is a slightly thicker formulation, but is just as effective. I really enjoy using this one more as a light lipgloss, as it gives the same effect, and yet I still feel as though my lips are being nurished.
They are all pretty colourless, apart from the strawberry one, which has a hint of a tint of colour to brighten your lips.
They all smell divine, especially the original one, which I was really surprised at, as I am never a fan of the smell of other similar products.
I've had one with me for the past month now, and my lips are considerably better - a lot softer, meaning I am less likely to pick at them in my sleep, which is always a bonus! I really like using them under lip stick and gloss, as they seem to stop my lips being dried out by them, especially through these horrid winter months.
Unfortunately, I have not had the chance to try out the Suncare product to its full potential, what with all this english weather, but I have been using them, as SPF is something that is useful all year round, and it will definitely be going in my case in the summer, as I've been really happy with the others from the range.
Lipice are available in Tesco stores. I would say they are a nice alternative to other similar brands. They have a product to suit every occasion, as well as being extremely affordable, and smelling so scrummy. Although the packaging of the actual product was slightly disappointing, considering they are under £2, I don't think it is too much of an issue at all.
If you would like more information about these products, and others that are available in the range, click here.
Have you tried these? What do you think?
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