You’re probably sick of me complaining about my dry lips. Well, I have finally found a product that seems to make a real difference. Do you know it? Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm. It is part of a men’s skincare line called Jack Black Authentic and Original, but as far as I’m concerned, lip balm is gender neutral.
I discovered Jack Black (I keep thinking about the actor and guy from Tenacious D!) at Sephora during their Beauty Insiders promotion in early April. It comes in a variety of flavors depending on where you buy it:
- grapefruit & ginger
- black tea & blackberry
- lemon & chamomile
- vanilla & lavender (that was my first choice but it was sold out)
- natural mint & shea butter
- shea butter & vitamin E
- black cherry & pomegranate
- Aisan pear & white tea
- original: not sure what scent or flavor that is.
On the Jack Black website (getjackblack.com), there is a “quad” you can buy of 4 different flavors for $25. Clearly the way to go if you discover you love the product.
Jack Black Lip Balm also has SPF 25. It doesn’t have sulfates or phthalates.
Here’s what Sephora says about tit:
- Field tested in extreme conditions, this conditioning balm contains antioxidants and superior moisturizers to provide lasting treatment benefits. Shea butter and avocado oil promote extreme hydration while vitamin E and green tea deliver essential antioxidants. Great for daily use, it provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection.
What I say is it’s great. It’s not greasy, but it’s soothing and hydrating. It doesn’t have a taste really, but I am definitely aware of the black tea and blackberry-ness of it. Maybe it’s a black tea scent? Whatever it is, it is mild and not bothersome. It’s long lasting. If I apply it before bed, I can tell it’s still there in the morning. Sometimes I wear it under my lipstick, especially when I’m wearing a lipstick that I know is drying. I plan to wear it to the beach this summer.
It’s a pricey item. The regular price is $7.50 for a small tube of 0.25 oz. Glad I had my 15% off coupon. But when I run out, I know I’ll repurchase this because it really works!
So if you find you’re out of options for your dry lips, give Jack Black a try! Which is your favorite lip balm?
IACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Octinoxate 7.5%, Avobenzone 3.0%, Petrolatum 40.2%, Lanolin 13.5%.
OTHER INGREDIENTS: Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil, Beeswax, Butylparaben, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cocoa Butter (Theodroma Cacao), Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isobutylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Kester Wax K-82P (Hydroxy Polyester), Lanolin, Microcrystalline Wax, Black Tea & Blackberry Flavor, Ozokerite, Petrolatum, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
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