Lypsyl Intense Protection Lip Balm Review

Lypsyl says their classic Intense Protection Lip Balm is "Created with pure Swedish beeswax, natural shea butter, coconut oil, and vitamins A and E for long-lasting, deep-penetrating moisture and lip care protection. Lypsyl Intense Protection helps moisturize, soften and protect your lips naturally. The unique one-hand slide allows for quick application. And the oversized application tip ensures this ultra-light formula spreads evenly for better lip coverage." Lypsyl's Intense Protection Lip Balm contains 2.8g (.1oz) and retails for around $3 at Walmart and drugstores. Lypsyl lip balm is cruelty free and made in Canada.

Lypsyl's Intense Protection Lip Balm comes in an off-white, flattened oval shaped tube topped with a bright green cap. A little plastic bee acts a push-up mechanism, elevating the wide stick of white balm. A full ingredient list is printed on the back of the tube. I actually really like this lip balm's packaging, it has a simple vintage aesthetic - unfortunately it doesn't seem to be recyclable.
Lypsyl is a brand that's been on my radar before - I remember when Hollie Forrest used to rave about it - but I never really thought to try it for myself - mainly because I was obsessed with Maybelline Baby Lips at the time and I could not be swayed. Well, that was years ago, and I've swayed.

Lypsyl's Intense Protection Lip Balm is a smooth, colorless balm that glides on to the lips with a cool, minty tingle. This balm feels lightly hydrating, and leaves my lips looking and feeling soft and plump - it's great for lipstick prep, though I don't know if I'd rely on it to protect my lips in cold, harsh weather. Lypsyl's classic lip balm is decently long lasting, I only feel the need to apply it two to three times a day - at bedtime, at the end of my morning skincare routine, and once more before I apply makeup. While I think it's a great day-to-day choice for moisturizing and protecting the lips, I wouldn't recommend Lypsyl if your lips are severely chapped or dry - a richer, more oily balm would do your sore lips more favors than this one.
Lypsyl's formula is pretty standard among drugstore lip balms, it's mainly comprised of petroleum derivatives and beeswax, with coconut and shea oils for moisture, and fortified with vitamins A&E for a bit of nourishment. Nothing about the formula stands out to me, honestly, but I don't really have any qualms with it, as I'm firmly in the "petrolatum-neutral" camp.

I like Lypsyl's Intense Protection Lip Balm. I wouldn't call this a groundbreaking discovery by any means, but it's a good day-to-day lip balm that suits my needs. The simple formula is hydrating and softening, and at $4 or less, it won't break the bank. If you're thinking about trying a new lip balm, Lypsyl is a solid choice!

Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Paraffin, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Ceresin, Beeswax, Flavor, Organic Shea Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Bixa Orellana Seed Extract

This product was sent to me for review as part of a BrandBacker campaign. My opinions were not influenced by Lypsyl, Walmart, BrandBacker, or any other third party. 

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