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So whilst I was wondering around in boots the other day with money to flash I walked on past the lip section and was bombarded by many (and I mean many) lip balms, gloss, paint, varnish, and I literally just grabbed 5 of the brightest packaged ones I could, 3 of these being made by ChapStick, the others I shall review on a later date. The ChapSticks if you’re unaware come in different “flavours” so they say - I find they just smell like they say. So the ones I bought to try out were the original with SPF 10, Apple with SPF 15 and the infamously made Cherry ChapStick courtesy of Katy Perry in “I Kissed A Girl”.

So these little tubes of mineral oil and other ingredients are good for protecting your lips from the daily aggravators like the sun, wind and everything else, but are most certainly not made to rehydrate, however if you wash your face and put this on wet lips it will hold the moisture in.

So the differences;

Original contains SPF 10, smells really quite terrible, tastes nasty, but performs very well

Cherry contains no noted SPF like others however I can see a known SPF ingredient on the list so I’m unsure about the factor rating, smells great, just like cherry, taste is very vaguely there.

Apple contains SPF 15, smells so good and this one does have a strong taste of apple so maybe some do live up to this flavour thing

Packaging simple but stylish, cherry in hot pink, apple green, original black and they have a specific sun protection one in orange/yellow, strawberry in red, medicated in light blue and a moisturising one in dark blue.

Overall these are great to have around and cheap enough to get a few, one at home and one at work etc.

I got mine from boots for;

Cherry £1.22

Apple £1.21

Original £1.22


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