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Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm is living up its hype | Review, Photos & Swatches

June 4, 2013
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm
I have been suffering from chapped lips for as long as I can remember.  And I have tried so many different lip balms and none of which seem to provide moisture for a prolong period of time.  (Ya, EOS is a little overhyped).  But one seems to do the job really well, it is the Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm*.

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm - The box
This retails for US $7.50 / CA $8.00, which is not expensive but not exactly cheap.  However, the quality justifies the price.  It comes in 7 different flavours (Black Tea & Blackberry, Grapefruit & Ginger, Lemon & Chamomile, Natural Mint & Shea Butter, Vanilla & Lavendar, Shea Butter & Vitamin E, and Mango & Mandarin), of which 5 are being sold on Sephora (Black Tea & Blackberry, Grapefruit & Ginger, Lemon & Chamomile, Natural Mint & Shea Butter, and Vanilla & Lavendar).  I have Lemon & Chamomile and Natural Mint & Shea Butter.  I much prefer Natural Mint over Lemon because I don't really like chamomile and mint is just much more refreshing

The applicator
The texture of the Jack Black Lip Balm is very similar to Vaseline, but thinner.  It is still quite thick, like Carmex.  I keep it near my bedside, and I usually only use it during the night when my lips need the most protection from the heat or the a/c.  I wake up with very soft lips and the moisture can last quite some time.  I do, however, need a touch up after eating, but during the day, I opt for lighter products like the Maybelline Baby Lips or EOS Lip Balm (it is overhyped but it still does an okay job).  You can still use it during the day, it is just my personal preference.

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm - The sides
One complaint I have is that it doesn't have sunscreen, at least not in my tube (I don't see any of the sunscreen ingredient listed here).  However, they have the SPF 25 version on Sephora and on their website, which is very strange.  This leads me to think that maybe the Canadian version doesn't have SPF, or maybe mine is an older version.  Either way, it's always good to have SPF in your lip balms because your lips need protection from the sun as well!

L to R: Natural Mint, Lemon
All in all, it's a pretty good lip balm.  It'll be great if mine comes with sunscreen but I guess I need to take an extra step and apply sunscreen on my lips.



What is your holy grail lip balm?  I'm always in the market for an upgrade!  Let me know :).

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Until next time,

x Rica

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*Disclaimer: Products mentioned in this post were provided to The Office Chic for review consideration (noted with asterisk).  As always, all the opinions expressed here are my own and are in no way influenced by any advertiser, affiliate, public relations firm or brands.


  1. I'm using Lippy Girl Extra Virgin Lip Gloss. It's my favourite. Sold at BlushPretty! :)