Lypsyl lip balm review

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.

Librarian for Life + Style | Lypsyl lip balm review

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.

Lypsyl also does not test products on animals. You can find out more about Lypsyl here on their website and here on their Facebook page.

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 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.

Librarian for Life + Style | Lypsyl lip balm review

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 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.

Librarian for Life + Style | Lypsyl lip balm review

Librarian for Life + Style | Trying out Lypsyl mint lip balm

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.

Librarian for Life + Style | Lypsyl lip balm review

Librarian for Life + Style | Lypsyl lip balm review

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.

Librarian for Life + Style | Lypsyl lip balm review

Librarian for Life + Style | Lypsyl lip balm review
Have you ever tried Lypsyl lip balm? Are you interested in trying it out? Are you also a lip balm junkie like me? Please leave a comment and share! 😀

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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2 thoughts on “Lypsyl lip balm review

  1. Laura Thomason

    You better believe that as a fellow lip balm fanatic I bought this IMMEDIATELY on your recommendation. I like it a lot, especially since it is inexpensive and readily available. I’ve been trying to get away from lip balms that have petrolatum in them, but a lot of the beeswax-based ones (without petrolatum) don’t seem to work as well and/or they are much more expensive. For example, I love L’Occitane’s 10% shea butter lip balm but it’s $12. And it doesn’t even have a bee slider on it!

    And don’t think I didn’t notice that you matched your scarf to your lip balm. That’s why you’re a fashion blogger and I’m not!

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      You so get me, Laura! You know I laughed and clapped as I read your comment — and read it aloud to Sam, of course! First, I hope this lip balm works out for you as well as it’s worked out for me. That little bee slider really does put this lip balm over the top in the cuteness factor.

      And you know I howled in glee at your final comment about matching my scarf to the lip balm. I didn’t mention anything about my outfit in the post — because that wasn’t the point, of course — but I love that you totally got what I was going for! It started with the scarf, because I was looking for an interesting, and complementary, backdrop for the closeup pics of the lip balm. I spied this scarf and thought, oooh, those are the Swedish flag colors, blue and yellow, so that’ll work. And then I had the idea of better demonstrating the size and scale of the lip balm by carrying or holding it, so that’s when I thought that I should use the scarf as the starting point for an outfit, one with pockets to slip the lip balm into. After the post went live, Sam joked that I looked like a Swedish flight attendant, which made me laugh!

      Anyway, thank you for your delightful comment, and I hope you are delighted with the lip balm! 😀


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