Y’all know I love me some lip balm — I’ve even written an entire post last year about it being an “everyday fave” — so when I got an opportunity to work with Lypsyl, a Swedish lip care brand, I was super excited to try out a new lip balm! Please note that I was provided two complimentary Lypsyl Intense Protection lip balms in Original Mint, and my following review reflects my own experiences, thoughts, and writing.
So who’s Lypsyl?
Lypsyl is a lip care brand that originated in Sweden over a hundred years ago. I had admittedly not heard of Lypsyl myself, so I did what any self-respecting librarian would do — ask an expert! I contacted a Swedish librarian colleague, one I had worked with overseas and have stayed in touch with since, about Lypsyl’s lip balm, and here was her response, verbatim:
“It’s the one and only, the oldest, and a very well known brand in Sweden.”
I was quite impressed with that succinct summation, straight from a Swedish source! (Are you also impressed with my alliteration? 😉 ) Bottom line? Lypsyl is legit.
What’s in the Lypsyl lip balm?
As you can see in the packaging below, the Lypsyl lip balm is made with pure Swedish beeswax, organic shea butter, coconut oil, and vitamins A and E.
I’ve found other beeswax products to feel a little heavy sometimes, but not with this lip balm — I think the shea butter and coconut oil help make the texture glide on more smoothly. I have worn this lip balm every.single.day the past week, and I have not experienced any odd bumps, lumps, or gloopy bits. (Technical terms, y’all.) The mint gives a little cooling tingle when you first put it on and provides a nice fresh scent mixed in the beeswax.
What do I like about this lip balm?
I like the reliably smooth feel of the lip balm as well as its smell of mint and beeswax. I like that the lip balm size is a bit larger than most other lip balms, so you’re getting more product for the price, plus the wider surface makes for a smoother, more efficient application on the lips. Basically one swipe on the bottom lip, one swipe on the top lip, and you’re done!
Speaking of price, it’s only $2.99! So that’s another plus. And it’s available at major retailers, including Walmart (and Walmart.com) and Meijers.
The packaging is also super-cute, with the honeycomb shape of the external packaging, as seen above, and the little bee slider on the side to push up the lip balm, as seen below. The color and shape of the lip balm feel a bit retro to me, which also makes me smile.
What do I NOT like about this lip balm?
Honestly, I like just about everything about Lypsyl lip balm!
The little bee slider on one of the lip balms did stick a bit for me, so I had to use two hands to balance the lip balm to move up the slider. But that is a very minor point, and it didn’t detract from the quality of the lip balm itself at all.
Below are photos of me carrying and holding the Lypsyl lip balm, so you can get an idea of its size and scale.
Keeping the Lypsyl lip balm handy
So y’all know that I love love love lip balm and have it stored just about everywhere, including at home, in the car, and at work. And as I’ve mentioned, I’ve been wearing Lypsyl pretty much non-stop the past week. I’ve put one of the Lypsyl lip balm sticks in my handbag organizer, which I then switch out from purse to purse, so it stays with me wherever I go. And I’ve put the other Lypsyl lip balm stick on my nightstand for easy access when I’m at home.
Full Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, in conjunction with BrandBacker and Lypsyl. I received two samples of Lypsyl Intense Protection lip balms in Original Mint in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own and 100% honest.
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