Monday, March 21, 2011

Hissyfit Lip Service Lip Balm SPF30+

Those of you who have been around here for a while will know that I really don't like lip balms. Like sunscreen and hand cream, it's a product I use resentfully. I can't stand feeling anything sticky or greasy on myself, and it annoys me that I can't really get along without any of these products.

A few months ago Su sent me a tube of Hissyfit Lip Service Lip Balm SPF30+ along with a ton of other stuff, because she's good like that. I had about four lip balms on the go at the time so I put it in my drawer of "unopened things and things I'm not currently using". I happened across it the other day when I was looking for hair products for Noodle Arms after she came home with a particularly fetching new 'do. Coincidentally, I had very cracked, dry lips after being sick with a horrible - and lingering - cold for over a week.

One of my issues with lip balm is that I don't feel they really do anything other than sit on your lips - I don't think that many of them have any genuine moisturising qualities. However, I am pleased and surprised to discover that Hissyfit lip balm is indeed moisturising. I applied it to my poor cracked lips when I went to bed and woke up the next morning with them almost fixed. After a day of continuing to use this lip balm my lips were back to good condition, with no dryness whatsoever.

The scent is vaguely chocolate, but it isn't strong and doesn't last long, and it doesn't taste of anything much. It doesn't contain any mineral oil so you don't get that horrible vaseline feel - it is quite slick, but not unpleasantly so. It doesn't feel sticky or overly greasy. The tube has one of those slanted tops with a little hole so you apply it directly to the lips. I'm not keen on those, I must admit - they can get a bit messy and it's sometimes hard to control how much product comes out, but what can you do? Live with it, that's what.

I've been using this for over a week now, applying a few times a day when I think about it, and at night when I go to bed. And although I have no shortage of other lip balms to work through, I would definitely buy this one again. In Australia it's available from David Jones and costs about $7AUD.


  1. Glad you liked it Dee!
    I am the same with lip balms. I don't use it until I have a need :)

  2. $7?? for reals??

    I want one NOW!

  3. Wow, SPF30+, really? That's great!

  4. I have this one and don't mind it but mainly use when I'm going to be outside a lot because of the high spf :)

  5. This is a really useful bit of information. I'm not much into lip balms either, but I need to seek out the moisturising ones because I have always had really dry lips. The spf is good too :)

  6. Hahaha - I never get chapped lips (I just use lip balm for fun generally) and I never use hand cream or sunscreen (unless it's already in a product).

  7. wow first lip balm with spf 30! love you blog im your new follower looking forward to be followed by you :)