Is Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm Shea Butter & Vitamin E SPF 25 The Best Lip Balm For Chapped Winter Lips?

by Gio
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Is your man always stealing your shower gel or use your hand cream while you’re not looking? Now you can return the favour. Steal a tube of Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25. This stuff is the bomb.

For starters, it comes in 11 different flavours, including sweet Black Cherry and citrusy Lemon & Shea Butter. But if your lips are chapped or on the dry side, stick to the original Shea Butter & Vitamin E.

That’s the one I’m talking about now. Here’s why it’s my fave:

What’s In Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25?

PETROLATUM

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 may proudly boast to contain shea butter, but it barely has a few drops of it. Instead, its very moisturising action is due to Petrolatum. There’s a whooping 40.2% of it here!

Wait, isn’t petrolatum dangerous? Is Black Jack trying to kills us? Of course not!

Petrolatum is derived from oil, but it undergoes a strict purification process that gets rids of all the impurities and toxic stuff in it. The result, cosmetic grade petrolatum, is completely safe, harmless, and very moisturising.

It works by forming a film on the lips that prevents moisture from evaporating. But there’s more. It can block some UVA and UVB rays too!

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UV FILTERS

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 promises to protect your pout from the sun. But does it deliver? Mmmm.

At first sight, it seems so. It uses two common UV filters that work by absorbing UV rays and turning them into a less damaging form of energy (heat):

This combination works – to an extent. Usually, you need more than one UVB filter to provide adequate sun protection. Plus, when Octinoxate is exposed to sunlight, it degrades both itself and avobenzone.

Translation: it doesn’t give you the best sun protection, but it’s better than no sun protection at all. And reapply it often!

P.S. If you’re pregnant, consult your doctor before using avobenzone.

Related: Is Avobenzone In Sunscreen Safe?

Texture

Its texture reminds me of vaseline, only quite lightweight and not greasy. It doesn’t completely absorbs into the skin, yet it doesn’t feel heavy on. It’s comfortable, and has a hint of shine too.

Fragrance

Sweet vanilla (tastes like it, too).

How To Use It

Apply generously 15 minutes you leave the house. Reapply as needed.


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Performance & Personal Opinion

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 is one of my fave winter lips. The thick texture is so incredibly moisturising, that as soon as I apply it, my lips instantly feel softer and smoother.

The moisture lasts. With most lip balms, my lips feel dry and parched after a couple of hours. This keeps my lips moisturised for hours and hours.

In winter, when I spend most of my time indoors away from direct sunlight, I reapply it only two or three times during the day.

I do prefer to use something lighter in the summer, when I don’t have to worry about my lips getting chapped (this is great at preventing that, by the way). But if I did use it in the hotter months too, I’d reapply it every couple of hours to make the most of the SPF.

Talking about chapped lips, this helps heal them faster too. Petrolatum keeps water in, making sure your lips stay well hydrated. And it creates a barrier that protects them from harsh weather and everything else that could aggravate them and make your chapped lips worse.

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Who Is It For?

Dry (even to the point of being chapped) lips.

Who Is This Not For?

Anyone can use it, but if you spend too much time at the beach, this may not be the best lip balm for you.

Packaging

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 comes in a sleek blue tube. It looks very masculine and releases just the right amount of product you need.

Does Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm Shea Butter & Vitamin E SPF 25 Live Up To Its Claims?

CLAIMTRUE?
This emollient balm, enriched with superior skin conditioners and antioxidants, soothes and relieves dry, chapped, irritated lips.True.
Unlike waxy sticks, Intense Therapy Lip Balm quickly penetrates for instant relief.It’s true, unless you apply too much.
SPF 25 offers optimum sun protection while guarding against windburn and extreme temperatures.It’s better at protecting lips from cold weather than the sun.

Price & Availability

$8.00/£7.95 at Dermstore, Escentual, Nordstrom, and Ulta

Do You Need It?

If you’re dealing with chapped lips, Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm Shea Butter & Vitamin E SPF 25 is one of the best lip balms on the market to heal them.

Dupes & Alternatives

Ingredients

Active Ingredients:
Avobenzone 3.0%…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Sunscreen
Octinoxate 7.5%………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Sunscreen
Petrolatum 40.2%…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Skin Protectant

Inactive Ingredients:
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Lanolin Oil, Beeswax, Ozokerite, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Flavor, C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Microcrystalline Wax, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract
*Certified Organic

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6 comments

Chic Readings October 29, 2014 - 3:43 pm

It sound really great to me, I wouldn’t mind reapplying if it provides enough moisture:)

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Gio October 29, 2014 - 7:46 pm

Helena, it does. It is VERY moisturizing, so you would need to it reapply it a lot less often than most lip balms out there. 🙂

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Allison October 29, 2014 - 4:10 pm

I love Jack Black lip therapy too, Gio, and I have several of the flavors. But I discovered City Lips Lip Plumper with HA & collagen and I find that it hydrates my super dry lips even better. However, Jack Black has SPF and is great for daytime use especially in summer. Great review of a terrific product!

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Gio October 29, 2014 - 7:48 pm

Allison, this stuff is amazing, isn’t it? But you made me curious to try City Lips now, It sounds even better. I hope it’s available here.

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[email protected] October 30, 2014 - 6:00 am

I love your writing style a lot 🙂 seems like a great lipbalm for both men and women 🙂

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Gio October 30, 2014 - 9:31 pm

Anubhuti, oh thank you! 🙂 It is.

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