I picked this up right before it started to get icy cold outside to protect my lips from cracking all winter long. I got mine at Ici Paris XL and there were about 10 other variations to pick from, but I chose the basic one, just to try out. Here's my thoughts on it.
I love the packaging! It's looks very retro and it's a big tin. I paid about 10 euros for it and you get 22 grams for it, so that's quite a lot. I also still opens just as fast as it did at the beginning, I find that metal tins tend to get harder to open after some time. I also like the smell, even though I do not like the smell of roses. This is a very subtle scent. The substance is very vaseline like, it glides on very smoothly.
It does moisturize my lips, but I feel like I need to reapply it every 20 minutes. When it wears off my lips, the inner rims of my lips are the first to go and it feels really dry, I really don't like this feeling and I never got it with any other lip balms. But as long as it's on my lips, it's great for protecting them from the cold and dry air.
I have been sick A LOT this winter, so the skin around my nose looked horrible. I put this on it when I went to bed and it really helped my skin to recover. I think it's also great to apply to your cuticles or other dry areas on the body, but I still have to try those things out more.
+ protects and moisturizes
- wears off quickly
- tin is less hygienic than a tube
I'm still not sure if I would repurchase this. I have had better lipbalms in the past. Maybe when I ever finish this tin and start to miss it, I might rebuy it again!
Hope that helped,