If there’s one thing that really puts me in a sour mood, it’s having dry lips. I’m a bit of a lip-balm addict. I always have some on hand to keep my lips soft and hydrated.
For years, I relied on the Shaklee Lip Protection Stick SPF 15. I literally bought 6 tubes of this at a time whenever I would order it. Then Shaklee discontinued this amazing product. I was floored because nothing else worked as effectively as this.
All the drugstore brands felt waxy, too thin, too thick, or even drying. I was getting frustrated trying out so many lip balms and being disappointed by their performance.
Then I heard rave reviews about the Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 Natural Mint. Since I had nothing to lose, I gave it a whirl.
And thank goodness! While I still miss my Shaklee lip balm, the Jack Black lip balm is a good replacement, and I dig how it has a higher SPF level. It’s my new holy grail lip balm!
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 Natural Mint Pictures
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 Natural Mint Ingredients
Claims: TRUSTED, Special Note: HOLY GRAIL STATUS
- Conditioning lip balm that protects lips from the sun & wind
- Soothing & moisturizing
- Name: Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 Natural Mint
- Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm Flavours Available: Natural Mint & Shea Butter, Lemon & Chamomile, Grapefruit & Ginger, Black Tea & Blackberry & Vanilla & Lavender
- Amount: 7 g (0.25 oz.)
- What I Paid: $7.50 CAD (from Sephora’s website – in Sephora stores, they’re $8.50 CAD)
- Where to Buy: Jack Black website, Sephora stores & Sephora website
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 Natural Mint Review
Natural Mint is very refreshing and a nice pick-me-up. It’s cooling and has a slight tingle. There’s also a minty aroma that you get to enjoy.
But don’t lick it. I don’t usually do this with my lip balms, but for the sake of this review, I purposely did it…and let me tell you, it tastes gross. Just don’t do it!
When you slick this on, it instantly smoothes my lips, soothes them, and makes them feel extremely hydrated. I love the way this feels.
But what’s more important is that this moisturizing effect lasts a long time. If I don’t eat or drink anything, I don’t need to reapply this for about 3-4 hours! And even when those 3-4 hours are up and the Jack Black balm is wearing off, my lips are left feeling soft and supple. That tells me this balm truly works and isn’t just coating my lips.
The lip balm itself is a clear gel and leaves a slight sheen on your lips. It’s not greasy like Vaseline (which I really can’t stand because it makes me feel like I just ate fried chicken and rubbed it all over my lips). It’s a slightly thicker consistency. And when you rub your lips together (which I tend to do), your lips feel really smooth and not at all sticky.
I absolutely adore how this baby has a high SPF level. It’s not easy to find a nourishing lip balm with SPF 25. I really appreciate how I can get the moisture my lips need and the sun protection, too.
Application & Packaging
The packaging is simple and unisex, which I like. Now, normally I’m a sucker for cute packaging, but this product doesn’t need any bells and whistles. The fact that it works wonders does enough screaming on its own.
I also like how it has a plastic slanted-tip applicator – makes it more hygienic instead of a stick tube where you put your lips directly on the product over and over again. At least with this, you just squeeze only what you need (which is a little bit, since it goes a long way). The rest stays inside the tube.
The Jack Black lip balm is cruelty-free, so rest easy, my fellow animal lovers!
Final Verdict: 10/10
I’m a big believer after having tried the Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 in Natural Mint. It does everything I want it to do – moisturize, add a bit of a sheen, and keep my lips soft. I also like how it’s not overpriced. I highly recommend this if you want to keep your lips in tip-top condition!
Do you prefer lip balm or lip gloss? What’s your favourite lip balm and why? Have you tried any Jack Black products?