Lanolips Goes Bananas!

lanolips banana balm review

I’m going to start the weekend with something that is, quite honestly, mood-changing. The brand themselves have nicknamed this “Happiness in a Tube” and I have to say that they’re not far wrong! It’s Lanolips’ Banana Balm 3-in-1 and it’s a product that will be by my side for the foreseeable future for three big reasons:

1) It’s a Lanolips balm. Non-sticky, ultra-moisturising and long-lasting. Seriously – Lanolips is the kind of balm that you pop on at night and still feel the effects the following afternoon.

2) It’s BANANA!

3) It’s BANANA!

Those who hate banana will almost certainly hate the Banana Balm, those who like it, love it or are simply indifferent to it will all be applying this stuff every day for the whole winter. I have to say, though, that if you hate bananas, Lanolips do plenty of other versions – you can see the range here. Don’t let the bananas put you off! And for those wanting to give the new Banana Balm a try, rest assured that it’s not just the standard balm with an artificial banana smell thrown in – it contains actual banana extract. Shea, Beeswax, Coco Butter and a heap of Lanolin, too, obviously. All great at holding the moisture in and keeping your lips soft and un-flakey.

The Banana Balm is exclusive to Victoria Health and costs £8.99

(For my teen ‘scented balm’ obsession, see this page at The Body Shop. For another great overnight lip balm, check out the Night Balm at KIKO – I love it. Some of my previous lip balm reviews can be browsed here.)

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  1. September 14, 2013 / 8:17 am

    Omg, this sounds so amazing! I love this!


  2. helen
    September 14, 2013 / 9:13 am

    I’m going to Milan in November and the Kiko night balm is something I want to buy when I’m there! :D

  3. September 14, 2013 / 12:01 pm

    That sounds amazing! I love the smell of bananas!

  4. Gill
    September 14, 2013 / 12:13 pm

    Thank you so much Ruth – our customers are going bananas as well! The feedback has been fabulous. Clever Lanolips! Have a great weekend. Gill x

  5. Selena
    September 14, 2013 / 1:14 pm

    this sh*t is bananas

  6. Cris Rajic
    September 14, 2013 / 2:53 pm

    I love both Lanolips and bananas!but shipping charges to EU are too much and boots doesn´t ship internationally, don´t do this to me :-(

  7. Jo
    September 14, 2013 / 4:13 pm

    Oooh! I love banana scented things! Woohoo!!

  8. September 14, 2013 / 7:34 pm

    Balms like this are great for fall/winter! And banana scents are the best, which is why I love The Body Shops Banana shampoo & conditioner:)

  9. Chris
    September 14, 2013 / 9:39 pm

    I’m about to go on holiday and this would be perfect…if my husband didn’t hate bananas. Since I expect to be kissed, I will have to pass. :(

  10. Wellington Chic
    September 15, 2013 / 12:40 pm

    Yumo, that sounds absolutely delicious and gorgeous.
    How nice that the moisturising effect last so long too. Just wish it was available in New Zealand!

  11. Rachel W
    November 23, 2013 / 9:13 pm

    a well-renowned brand doing a banana flavoured/scented lip balm is my dream come true. I have ordered this without a moments hesitation and I am slightly overwhelmed with excitement. It does often concern me how consumed I can become by certain concepts

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