Bionic Review: Vitamin Schtick lip balm

by Jami Summers on June 27, 2010 · 11 comments

Aquafina did it first… now Glaceau, the makers of Vitamin Water drinks, have teamed with Bonne Bell to create Vitamin Schtick lip balms.
Buy Vitamin Schtick lip balm at Walgreens.comBuy Vitamin Schtick lip balm at Walgreens.com

All the flavors come packed with SPF 20 to protect your lips this summer; and vitamin E to help moisturize. Glaceau sent me the Acai-Blueberry-Pomegranate flavor to test and review. While I certainly love the added vitamin E and SPF – this balm never really soaked into my lips. It sat on top as more of a liquid. It also wore off incredibly quick and actually dried my lips out after a few days of consistent use. Of course, you may have better luck.

For now, I’ll stick with my favorite lip balms: YBF’s Quench and all-natural My Lip Stuff.

Look for the Vitamin Schtick Lip BalmsBuy Vitamin Schtick lip balm at Walgreens.com at your local Walgreens or grocery for $2.99.

FTC Disclosure: This item was sent to me free of charge in return for an honest review. The opinion in this article is based on my personal experience and was not influenced by any source. I was not compensated for this article. Feel free to read my disclosure policy for more information.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bailee June 27, 2010 at 5:02 pm

that’s so sad to hear :(
i love xxx vitamin water (my favorite of all the flavors :)
but i hate chapstick that doesn’t sink in, and if it dries them out?! ew.
but im a big sucker for things like this (usually with more disappointment than luck, sadly) but i recently bought the lip smackers/bonnebell all natural chapstick in a guava flavor, and it felt really nice on my lips, and smelled good, but had no flavor, so i didn’t spend my time licking it off lol. i’d buy it again ; )

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2 ROBYN @HAWAII June 27, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Thanks for your honest opinion. I will not waste my money on this one. My lips are chapped enough.

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3 joycey couture June 28, 2010 at 10:36 pm

I had the exact same experience with this lip balm. I keep it in my car though for emergencies… it doesn’t melt in the heat like my favorite balms do. With such great SPF, maybe this inexpensive brand should be a must have beach bag item. ;)

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4 Stacy June 29, 2010 at 2:54 pm

I break out in hives when I drink vitamin water, so I’ll be staying clear of their lip balm as well! lol

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5 Bionic Beauty July 1, 2010 at 9:09 pm

@Bailee, Thanks for the recommendation on the BonneBell guava balm. I’ll be sure to give that a try. I usually like their products, too! And I love Vitamin Water drinks as well, they are perfect on a hot summer day!

@Robyn, You’re welcome. I’ll always be as honest as possible. :-)

@Joycey, You are using yours pretty much like I am! I have mine in the car in case I forget my regular lip balms during a purse switch or something. Plus like you said, I do appreciate the SPF factor. It also works “okay” as an emergency hand balm if you don’t have lotion nearby – I always seem to forget my hand lotion whenever my hands decide to become crazy dry. Argh!

@Stacy, Ouch! Definitely steer clear then. Do any other of the flavored water drinks have the same reaction for you?

Cheers to everyone!
Jami

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6 Jennepher December 24, 2010 at 9:02 am

I actually loved the lip balm!! I bought the power c (it’s my favorite)…I’ve been looking for more and I can’t find them anywhere! Any idea where they could have gone?? But you girls are right…u do have to constantly reapply…my lips never got chapped though!

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7 YanaYak January 23, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Hey guys.. i dont know if its just me but when i put the chapstick on my lips, it gives my mouth a nasty taste in my mouth, i have the purple one and red one because it was 1 dollar for each so i was like why not and i tried it and right away there was a nasty flavor, im just going to use these two and i might not buy anymore

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8 Carri January 28, 2011 at 9:19 am

I see what you mean about it not soaking in, but I love the stuff! It does wear off rather quickly, but I have that same luck with all lip balms. :-/

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9 Linh February 10, 2011 at 7:33 pm

where can i find this lip balm because walgreens’ website says they’re no longer selling this item online, and i tried looking in store but no luck.

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10 paula November 5, 2011 at 5:18 am

Hot Topic sells a dragonfruit one.

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11 Elle April 25, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Do not buy this I got some and when you use it you get this gross taste in your mouth. It’s awful.

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