Thursday, December 15, 2005

Aveeno: Oatmeal in a Tube

I think I fell in love the first time I used Aveeno's body lotion. I haven't used anything since despite the ricockulous price of almost $8 a tube (sidenote: Duane Reade's store brand Aveeno-like lotion is NOT a suitable substitute). Naturally, when I saw that Aveeno had created a line of "lip care", I was intrugued.

Price: At about than $2.99 a pop, it's a bit expensive, but hey, I splurge on their lotion every month, so I can't really complain.

Glide: A consistently smooth glide, this stick is extremely easy to apply right out of the pocket and softens on the lips instantly when retrieved from a winter-chilled backpack.

Flavor/Smell: Definitely a "natural" but light and pleasant oatmeal-y scent. Not cloying, easy to get used to. No taste to speak of, but it's not gross to lick.

Appearance: Conservative, not un-like oatmeal; definitely uni-sex.

Product Plusses: Natural oatmeal, jojoba oil and shea butter; SPF 15; neat little "by the cap" twist mechanism that eliminates accidental pocket base twisting.

I've got to say that this is easily the best tube I've ever used. It really makes me feel like it's healing the chap rather than covering it up. You put it on and barely notice and the effect lasts a good long while. It's also a good sharing chapstick because not everyone likes to smell like berries. Even thought the active ingredients are pretty standard, (dimethicone, octinoxate, oxybenzone), it makes you feel like you're doing something good and natural for yourself. Kudos on the SPF

4.5 out of 5 tubes

7 Comments:

Blogger scrappy said...

so many times i've learned that the duane reade brand is not an acceptable alternative.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's also a good sharing chapstick because not everyone likes to smell like berries.

... What?! You're 23 and haven't heard of germ transferrence? Hello, the mouth is one of the most germ-infested places on your body!

No wonder you need chapstick all the time, you probably have something from sharing!

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what if it was your boyfriend? it could be like an indirect kiss~!
Anyways, most viruses aren't nearly as relesient as the movies would have us believe. Slightly wrong conditions and they're toast. Bacteria on the other hand........Anyways, be nice! don't post mean comments!!

2:34 AM  
Anonymous manda =) said...

so i bought this chapstick for the expensive price of $5.99 before tax, $6.83 with tax hoping it'd be good. i was deciding between the labello and the this one to try next. i decided, since this is more expensive (and a brand i've heard of) i decided to try it.
SO FAR: (the accumulation of one day) this chapstick rocks! i had REALLY CHAPPED lips this morning. i 'peeled off' that bad layer (i know thats disgusting but its the thing to do) and now im left with this nice smooth feeling.
Experience: i've tried so many lip balms in my life. Some brands include Smackers, Lip Burst, Chapstick, Softlips, Life (shoppers brand) and they all seemed to work in the beginning.
the longest one (out of all of them) that lasted the longest was the shoppers aloe vera + vitamin e brand. it smells REALLY BAD and is really thick (sorta gives u a little white mark after applied which makes u look pale) but it helps a bit. (in my case a month).
see how it goes !
but going back to the original topic...this brand works as of...one day. i'll post back later if it goes bad. =)

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the anonymous poster who freaked out about germs, she didn't mean she would physically SHARE this chapstick, she meant that she would tell people about it, and would recommend it to friends. That's all.

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This tube is totally not moisturizing my lips at all... too bad!

=(

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aw i wanna try this but i'm allergic to oxybenzone! found that out the hard way :P

1:56 AM  

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