The Product: C.O. Bigelow’s Mentha Lip Balm Stick with SPF 15. This is the “no shine” formula.
Bionic’s Review: Since I am absolutely addicted to lip balms, and in particular, minty lip balms; I picked this up on sale at Bath and Body Works. The no-shine formula appealed to me- I can wear it under lip stick, over top, or by itself (I’m not a big fan of those overly glossy lips). A wonderful bonus is the SPF 15!
After strict use for two weeks, I had sadly developed cold sores in my mouth corners. I’m really not sure what ingredient might have caused my reaction, but sadly I had to stop using it. ‘Tis a shame since I adored the taste and consistency.
This one is well worth a shot if you’d like to spend a few extra bucks on lip balm; but it’s hard to justify when Burt’s Bees and ChapStick are so incredibly affordable.
Availability: In brick and mortar Bath and Body Works stores, or online at Bigelow Chemists.
Price Point: $7.50 for a tube. But you can get the Bigelow balms and glosses for 3 for $15 during special bonuses at Bath and Body Works.