*Shamefully raises hand*
Yeah I'm silly but it turns out the brand which focuses on men's personal care was founded by three people: Curran Dandurand, Jeff Dandurand and Emily Dalton!
They are officially my significant other's skincare heroes or rather, my heroes. After a year of intense debates, the SO is finally convinced he needs a little bit of help with his problematic skin so he opted to try out Jack Black products. The SO likes Jack Black's color scheme and loves their pump bottle packaging. I love the fact that there's even a brand my SO can consider trying without hesitation.
What else do I love? The Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm.
Even though Jack Black products are produced and formulated upon men's needs and preferences, their lip balm is golden and I don't see why it would be wrong for the ladies to use them as well.
Jack Black Description:
Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 with Lemon & Chamomile
Enriched with superior skin conditioners and antioxidants, this emollient balm soothes and relieves dry, chapped, irritated lips. Unlike waxy sticks, it penetrates quickly to provide instant relief. Offers broad-spectrum sun protection with an SPF of 25; also guards against windburn and temperature extremes. Contains lemon and chamomile to refresh and calm. Fragrance-free. Colorant-free. Dermatologist tested.
What's in it?
UVA and UVB absorbers- Avobenzone(Parsol 1789) and Octinoxate--screen harmful UV rays.
Lemon and chamomile refresh and soothe.Shea butter and avocado oil soften and condition lips.Vitamin E and green tea extract, anti-oxidants which help protect lips from damage caused by UV-induced free radicals.
How and when do I use it? Apply to lips whenever they feel dry or chapped. Use 30 minutes before going out in the sun to protect against damaging UVA and UVB rays.
First, I will profess my love for the scent! The lip balm isn't edible but the scent makes you think otherwise. Lemon & Chamomile is deliciously sweet like candied lemons. It's not sour-y but it has a certain perkiness to it which makes it hard to detect the chamomile.
Second of all, Intense Therapy Lip Balms have chemical ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) absorbers - Avobenzone and Octinoxate - to protect lips from sun damage. With SPF 25, my lips are protected from 96% of UVB rays. The difference between SPF 25 and 30 (97%, my bare minimum) is only 1% so I can settle this time around. Also, some lip balms with SPF actually dry out my lips after prolonged use but Intense Therapy does not. This means I can finally stop my search for my holy grail lip balm with bonus sun protection!
Third and lastly, a little goes a long way because the texture is thicker than your average balm and I think this is why the lip balm can last up to 5 hours on my lips not including eating & drinking. Certain lip balms which won't be named would leave a gross rim of white residue on the inside of my lips after 5 hours of use but Intense Therapy doesn't. This is one of those lip balms that not only leaves my lips feeling incredibly soft after a night of use but they're soft all the time.
The lip balm is housed in a plastic squeeze tube with a slant-tip applicator. Nothing special but it's easy to clean if you're afraid of bacteria and germs spreading.
With all that I've said I can't be sure if all males would like this for use in public. It's not invisible but it looks like any other lip balm on my lips; not glossy nor greasy looking but the naked eye can tell what is and isn't a naked lip.
The Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm in Lemon & Chamomile is my holy grail lip balm. I highly recommend it but there are five other scents to choose from if you're not into lemon scented products. It's not cheap at $7.50 but the price tag isn't outrageous as this supersedes a basic lip balm. It's great as a treatment and boasts a decent amount of sun protection so this makes for a good all-year round lip balm!