Jack Black is a line of men’s skin care products, ranging from shaving cream to hair styling to my favourite lip balm, Intense Therapy SPF 25.
|No, not that Jack Black. (It's okay, I thought so too.)|
My lips are eternally dry, and since it is a product marketed toward men, I was expecting some no-frills moisturizing that wouldn’t irritate the eczema around my mouth. It definitely did the trick without feeling thick or heavy, and has only a very subtle shine.
To me there are two types of lip balms: the ones that maintain your lips' already-good condition, and the ones that really moisturize when your lips look like they are competing with the Sahara desert. Jack Black Intense Therapy is definitely the latter; this is absolutely the one I turn to when my lips are desperately in need of moisturizing and softening. I have recommended this balm several times to both male and female friends and they always love it.
Some people have compared this product to Carmex tube balm, but I feel that Intense Therapy is definitely superior. I prefer the slanted tip applicator on Intense Therapy to the rounded applicator on Carmex, as well as the lighter texture compared to the heavier feel that the Carmex balm has on my lips. Lastly, the cherry Carmex I bought has a heavy, synthetic scent that I'm not too fond of.
All in all, it’s a great product. Bonus: the man-friendly packaging means the men in your life (boyfriend, guy friends, dad) won't be too shy to borrow it for their own chapped lips. Sharing is caring!
Ingredients: Octinoxate (7.5%), Avobenzone (3.0%), Natural Mint Flavor (Aroma) Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Camellia Sinesis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol (vitamin E)
Sephora: $8.50 CAD
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