REVISITED | The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care SPF 15 Review

May 03, 2013

I abhor lipgloss(es)… I really do. But like any makeup aficionado, in some way or another,  you will need to develop an attitude of some product tolerance somehow. 

Okay now that I made that clear, the only reason why I don’t like a lipgloss is because after a while it feels sticky on my lips. Yuck. Or ewwww. Or blah

I am old fashioned yes, and like your beauty conscious moms in the days, I do fancy that old formula kind of lipstick, 70 to 80-ish style. It’s probably simple and matte, not so much going on. 

But then it has its cons: it can dry my lips like there’s no tomorrow. 

Yuck again.  Haha.

If you see me picking some skin on my lips, don’t mind me… I added that habit to my list of hobbies for sometime now. My lips are kinda boring and despite a number of people complimented me for having full lips, what they don’t know is that it is most often dry and flaky, I have to sleep every night with a dab of petroleum jelly or my good old trusted Carmex to get that pretty puckered lips.

Carmex is an excellent product to help you restore moisture in your lips. I like to use it during the night just before hitting my bed. Its consistency is a little runny, at least the one in that small tube so it’s always fun to put it before bedtime.

But I wanted to find something I can layer just before I apply my matte or balm lippies. My quest has led me into finding the The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care SPF 15 (Php 199.00 or $ 4.50). 

I must admit that my first serious lip balm is from The Body Shop called “Born Lippy” and it was a hit for most teenage girls back then.

So what do I think about this product?

Me Says:

Not too balmy nor shiny
Has SPF 15 for more lip protection
Kept my lips moisturized for hours (when worn alone)
Soothes my lips just before applying my lipstick
Does not make my lipstick glide too much after application
Vanilla-ish scent which I really love



Overall Verdict:
5 Lipsticks

If you ask me how this product differs from Carmex, as I mentioned above, I love Carmex in the tube but it’s too runny to be used before I start applying my matte lippies. I love Carmex, really. It’s one of my HG products.  

But to use this product before my Revlon Balm Stain or MAC Ruby Wooo lipstick helped these lippies stick on my lips for hours without that dreaded dry and flaky lips.

Caution: I hear some people complaining this is pricey for Php 199 but for me, it’s worth it. If you fancy that shiny, moisturized lips, stay away from this lip balm because obviously it can’t give you that. But this can give you the right amount of moisture for your lips just before you pile that lipstick on your lips! You can even use this as it is because it’s colorless.

Buy Again: Yes, hope Body Shop won’t discontinue this!

Miss J

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  1. I still got tons of other lip balms in my makeup stash but I'm itching to give this one a try. Haha! Thanks for the review! :)


    1. Thanks Gellie.. Thanks for visiting, dear:)