Man or Woman, Jack Black Loves Lips
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 ($7.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a new wonder in the Temptalia household! What’s interesting about the Jack Black line is it is geared towards men, but thank goodness there’s no rule against women using it, too.
Designed from the ground up, Jack Black was created to appeal to the Guy’s Guy. Keeping it simple with superior products specially formulated for a man’s needs. Nothing complicated. Nothing cosmetic. Just real solutions that provide immediate visible results.
I’ve been using this about two and a half weeks now, and I love it. I really, truly think it’s an outstanding lip balm that does everything it needs to do perfectly. It fits into pockets and purses with ease, and it’s easy to apply–just squeeze a bit and out comes just enough to give lips a good coat of hydration. Funny enough, when I’ve been experiencing packaging that gives me too much, Jack Black’s squeeze-tube takes a little more squeezin’ to get the product out than you’d expect (we’re not talking like squeezing an orange effort, or anything, though!). I’ve never gotten too much product out in a squeeze, so I don’t feel like I ever waste any either.
During the day, I often wear lipstick and/or gloss, so I have been primarily using this at night. I slick it on around 10 PM, and even when I wake up at 5 or 6 AM, I still feel a good bit of it on. It really hangs on, and it keeps lips completely hydrated. I feel like I need to exfoliate less, and I’m not constantly reapplying lip balm every few hours.
It’s available in two variations — one is the natural mint, which has a very cooling, minty feel when on (as well as the scent–but it smells natural, not synthetic or sweet); the other is lemon and chamomile, which reminds me a little of lemonade sipped outside on the deck during late summer.
I fully intend on stocking up on these the next time Sephora has a sale going on, but until then, I will definitely repurchase whenever I’m out of the first tube (probably in a few weeks). It seems a little pricey at first, but given that this isn’t a drugstore brand and compared against other similarly-priced brands, you get a good amount for the money, which will last you at least a month, I’d guesstimate. (I’m on my third week, and I use it once or twice a day on average.)
Oh, and it has SPF 25 in it. That’s always a nice, added bonus! And 25! Very, very hard to find lip balm with that level of SPF in it.
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- Product: 30/30
- Value: 8/10
- Ease of Use: 4/5
- Packaging: 4/5
Recommendation: If you’ve been hunting around for a long-lasting, ultra hydrating, SPF-having lip balm, you gotta give Jack Black’s a try.