Thursday, August 19, 2010

Marcelle Climatik Lip Balm SPF 30

Climatik is Marcelle's line generally targeted for use during outdoor activities, particularly during the cold winter months. However, the Climatik Lip Balm is one of the products from the line that you may wish to have on hand all year long. It is one of the few drugstore lip balms that contain SPF 30, not to mention UVA and UVB protection.

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The packaging is similar to La Roche Posay and Vichy's lip balm sunscreen.

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It has a retractable mechanism which allows you to apply the lipbalm with one hand, quite useful for on the go.

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The balm is colourless as you can see however I found that depending on how much you apply there might be a slight white cast, due to the sunscreen ingredients.

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Ingredients

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What I liked

- Higher SPF protection
- Sunscreen ingredients offer both UVA and UVB protection. Most balms just have UVB
- Priced better than other known brands with similar products ($6.95 for 4g tube)
- Protects lips as it claims
- Whitish cast lightens lip colour - I could use this as a base to make lip colours pop more (similar to MAC Lip Erase)

What I didn't like

- it left a slight whitish cast, which is ok if you're using lipstick over it but would look funny on its own
- no tinted shades available. I think that would fix the issue with the white cast.

Overall

Great buy if you are looking for a sunscreen for lips higher than SPF 15. However best used under another lip colour due to the whitish cast of the sunscreen.

8 comments:

foreveryang said...

it has oxybenzone :(

Askmewhats said...

so true, higher spf gives a super whitish color! :) I can totally remember my Burt's Bee Life Guard lip blam that makes me look sick without lipstick :)

Old Cow said...

whitish casts annoy me so much esp in lip balm - who wants to look like a corpse in summer? Good idea to use this as a base!

Nic Nic said...

i dont think we have enough lip products with sunscreen! the only prods i use with spf is the dior lip glow and ysl lipstick o_O

Becky said...

It looks interesting...I'll give it a try if I can

http://becksmakeupcorner.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-first-giveaway.html

Blair said...

I heart the packaging! But a white cast on my lips? Ughh nooooooo =[

Blair said...

I agree with Nic Nic on this, there aren't enough lip products with SPF out there! Or maybe I turn a blind eye on those with >_>

izumi said...

oo lala! love the sun protection features :D i want to try this out!

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