'Capturing the tropical essence of the South Seas, Spa Paradisa combines ancient recipes with fresh, natural ingredients to help mind, body and soul escape to a faraway place'.
I found the Spa Paradisa lip butters a couple of years ago whilst browsing Boots; I spotted the tropical, summery themed packaging and instantly fell in love with the brand (they also do some yummy body butters which are also tropical themed - i love anything with a palm tree on it - reminds me of going on holiday!) At £3.50 the lip butters are slightly pricier than your average lip balm but the packaging alone feels well made (it has a beautifully smooth, matte finish) and let me tell you, the product lasts ages.
Enriched with Vitamin E and shea butter, the balm itself is intensely moisturising and instantly provides a barrier to protect your lips. The texture is lovely and balm-y, and has definitely got more of a 'buttery' consistency when compared with the slightly thinner texture of Vaseline - therefore i find it lasts longer and i don't have to reapply as much. It takes a while to get a decent amount of product to apply when the tin is first opened, but once you've applied it a couple of times then it's a doddle and a little goes a long way. I always find that Vaseline can feel slightly greasy at times, but this feels richly moisturising and very smooth and soft, without feeling greasy or 'slippery' at all. They also smell fabulous; this one smells of coconuts and is absolutely del-ish (think cocoa body butters - it's exactly like that but for your lips :))
This little tin has lasted me nearly a whole year. Before this i had the 'passionfruit' version (which i sadly lost in the depths of my handbag), but i tend to keep this on my bedside table now and apply before bed. I've also used this on dry skin on my hands and it's worked wonders! When this one runs out i will definitely be purchasing another. You can buy these butters at Boots or i've heard they have started selling the full range of products at Next. I believe you can also grab these in a twin pack for £6.
Have you tried any Spa Paradisa products? I love the brand and i find their products even more perfect for the summertime. The packaging alone just makes me smile...(and makes me even more determined to get another holiday booked - like, right now!)