This Treatment Stick(exact words quoted from the packaging) has SPF 26 with pure Vitamin C, and that was the main reason I purchased it.. So, with hope that I get soft pink lips, I picked this up from the shelves.
[Directions/ How I Use It]
Extend stick out slightly and apply on lips.
Can be worn under lipstick.
For me, I apply at night(during the weekends) so that my lips can absorb vitamins =)
[What It Does]
Helps prevent sunburn, to maintain a young healthy look.
Higher SPF gives more sunburn protection
-Citrus flavoured with pure Vitamin C
-SPF 26 PA+++ UVA/UVB
(Active ingredient Octinoxate 7.4%)
-Mineral Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Paraffin, Ascorbic Acid, Trioctanoin, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Petrolatum, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Tocopherol, Orange Oil, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Diisostearyl Maate, BHT, Glyceryl Diisostearate, CI 19140
I guess this is a lip balm if you are heading to the beach. Because the packaging stresses that it helps protect and prevent sunburn on lips. But, that doesn't explain the salty+sour(lemony) taste. (The sourness is from the pure Vitamin C?) It's a bit weird for me, frankly speaking.
The application is smooth and it doesn't feel thick or oily. In fact, I did observed that my lips look and feel softer after using this. So, this lip balm works well. Nevertheless, the 'treatment effect' isn't long-lasting as my lips felt dry if I do not apply it again.
As for how it looks like on the lips, there is a subtle shine but no noticeable color.
[Would I Buy It Again?]
It's more expensive than my Maybelline Lip Balm and yet it tastes funny.
But then, this might be a good choice for a day out on the beach or if you need to stay/work under the sun a lot (like I do).