Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm Review

Jack Black Lip Balm

First things first. Happy 4th anniversary to my best friend and husband Mr. VV!!! :)

You’ve probably heard me yammer on and on about how dry and chapped my lips always are. My whole life I have dealt with chapped lips and have tried to find the perfect solution for the problem. Well folks, I think after almost 39 years (ok not ALL those years have been spent looking for lip balm) I have found it. :)

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm came onto my radar about a year ago when I saw a review about it. It somehow fell off my radar until recently when I started hearing about it again from a Twitter friend/YouTube guru. She bought a tube and was amazed that it was so incredible and so I decided I needed to finally try this myself.

I initially bought just one tube of the Lemon & Chamomile flavor.  They do have five flavors which are: Natural Mint & Shea Butter, Vanilla & Lavender, Black Tea & Blackberry, Grapefruit & Ginger and Lemon & Chamomile.

All of them contain an SPF of 25 (UVA & UVB protection), which is excellent. They come in little squeeze tubes that are .25 oz each.

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These lip balms have a really nice, thick texture to them. Not gross and clumpy, more of a smooth thick feel, if that makes sense. In other words, they don’t feel like a thin layer of Vaseline sitting on your lips, they feel thicker and more moisturizing.

Now I have used practically every popular lip treatment out there and none compare to these. Used to be Rosebud Salve was my favorite, but the problem with that was it felt very thin and like it just sat on top of my lips, never penetrating in. Same with almost all others. My favorite up until these was MAC Lip Conditioner, which I still really like. But those do not give me the same healing as these do.

I apply lip product every night before bed and do the same with these. Within just 4 or 5 days these made my lips so much softer and less chapped than normal for me. Even Mr. VV is hooked!

I loved them so much after a week that I bought their “Lip Service Set” which is on their website only and comes with all 5 flavors but you only pay the price of 4 of them.

My favorite flavors in order are: Grapefruit/Ginger (this is incredible and is much heavier on the grapefruit than ginger), Lemon/Chamomile, Vanilla/Lavender (heavier on the lavender for me than vanilla), Natural Mint and finally Black Tea/Blackberry, which I am not all that fond of.

Another way I can tell these have helped treat my chapped lips is normally I can only do maybe 5 or 6 lip swatches before my lips are screaming at me to stop. The other day I did 12 red ones and had no problem at all. Yay!


HOOKED. I am completely hooked on these and can’t imagine getting anything else ever again at this point for chapped lips. These are perfection for me.

Availability: Their website, Sephora

Pricing: $7.50 each or $30.00 for all 5

What is YOUR favorite lip product? Have you tried these yet?



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  • May 26, 2011

    I love these as well. I stocked myself on them too. The high SPF is what sold me on them but once I got them, I really fell for them. My lips seem fuller since using them about a month ago but it could be my imagination.

  • May 26, 2011

    I adore these too! I bought the Mint one first. I love it so much I am waiting for the other “flavors” to get to me in the mail. Should be here anyday now. Can’t wait to try the grapefruit ginger, now!

  • May 26, 2011

    These are some of my favorite balms!
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  • May 26, 2011

    love these! I just got a “summer” set at sephora, which is 2 for $10 in the grapefruit/ginger and black tea/blackberry flavors. :-) I do think these are the best and most underrated balms out there. And I agree with another poster about the high SPF factor-that’s what first caught my attention too.

  • May 26, 2011

    I really love them as well! I still haven’t been able to get my boyfriend to try them as he is suspicious of anything that looks like it might be lip gloss. Silly boy, he doesn’t know what he is missing.

    Happy anniversary Kelly! I hope you and your husband have a really special anniversary.

  • May 26, 2011

    It’s my boyfriend and I’s anniversary too! Haha well I can’t wait to try these lip balms…I have very dry lips too and I only thing that works for me is aquaphor…but I need something with SPF and scented would be nice :) thanks for the review!

  • May 26, 2011

    Happy Anniversary! I hope you enjoy your trip! I have not tried these yet, but will check them out next time I am at Sephora.
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  • May 26, 2011

    I never heard about these lip balms before but I’ll be glad to try them, if I ever come accross them… I used to be a lip balm collector, but for now I stick with Nivea Essential Care lip balm.
    Happy anniversary VV & MrVV!! Hubby and I celebrated our 9th anniversary 2 days ago! :)

  • May 26, 2011

    Have you ever tried Candy Kisses? It’s been long out of business but I think that is the best lip balm ever! You can find them only on eBay now, but just curious if anyone else out there knows that little secret? My favorite was french vanilla! oh and also had spf15 and came in a little circular tin.

  • May 26, 2011

    Happy anniversary to you and your husband! :)

    Thanks for reviewing these. I saw them before but didn’t give them a chance because, to be honest, the packaging didn’t really speak to me. But now that you’ve said the wonders they’ve done to your lips, I need to check them out.

    My favourite lip balm was by Shaklee, and it’s been discontinued for about a year or so…Been desperate to find a good replacement and found nothing so far.

    These are on my radar now, and I love how they have an SPF of 25! Plus, I also like thicker balms instead of that nasty Vaseline feeling.

  • May 26, 2011

    Happy Anniversary! Yay!!!
    And congrats on finding Jack Black! They are brilliant, but they DO get really lip-tearingly thick in the winter if you leave it in the car…*hangs head guiltily*.
    SPF in a lip balm seems like a no-brainer, but amazingly, it’s pretty rare- so these are the best imho! (But I never knew they had so many flavors- gotta move on from mint!)

  • May 26, 2011

    Yes, I agree this is wondeful! I love the lemon chamomile and I have several back-ups of it!!

  • May 26, 2011

    Happy Anniversary, Kelly! Have a wonderful trip. I haven’t seen these but I’ll look at them at Sephora. Thanks for the review!

  • May 26, 2011

    Happy anniversary to you and Mr VV!
    I’m almost out of my ‘before bed’ lip balm (nothing special, Blistex Deep Renewal), I might have to pick one of these up. I thought the Black Tea/Blackberry sounded nice, but you said you weren’t terribly fond of it, so I’ll go for Grapefruit/Ginger or the Mint, I think. Glad you’ve found something to work for your chapped lips, I know you’ve mentioned that several times, hopefully it’s a problem of the past now!

  • May 26, 2011

    Happy Anniversary!!! You two are still newlyweds. :)

    I like that these have an SPF. Flavor combos are intriguing.
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  • May 26, 2011

    Will have to check out these out. I started taking some cholesterol medication last September and my lips were so chapped and burning (even though my doctor said it wasn’t from the RX I know it was) I could find no relief from anything. I am used to the medication now, but the best thing I found is Neosporin Overnight Renewal Therapy. It is in a white pot (which I hate!!) but it works great for me. They have a tube version with SPF which didn’t work for me. They’re available at Target.

  • May 26, 2011

    Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! Cheers!

    I’m glad you did a review on these, as I keep adding then removing it from my basket since I am happy with my Buddha Nose Organic Lemongrass-Ginger-Lime and Bubble & Bee Karma Apple. I like when my lip balms are made with natural ingredients and are practically edible, but lately I feel I need one that has SPF. I think I will give these a go.

    What did you not like about the Blackberry Tea flavor? I wanted that one but now I think I’ll try the Grapefruit instead.

  • May 26, 2011

    It’s my 5th anniversary this weekend, too :) I love these lip balms! I tried Lemon first then Mint. The Ginger is calling me now. I have also tried to pass these onto my hubby but he can’t get past the shape of it… Funny how this is actually in the Men’s section at Sephora. Go figure!

  • May 27, 2011

    Thanks for the review. I’m always looking for the perfect lip balm. I’ve even broken down and just bought the *ahem* La Mer lip balm. Which, does a really good job and lasts a long time. However, the Jack Black price point is much better. So, Sephora here I come!

  • May 27, 2011

    It sounds so good! I just wish the vanilla/lavender one was just vanille, I hate lavender :(
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  • May 27, 2011

    this is truly uncanny. i just bought a nivea lip balm today, trying to convince myself that i DON’T need the jack black one, but.. nivea fell short. and just made me want jack black more ):

    after reading your review, it goes straight into my to-buy list! 😀

  • May 27, 2011

    I love these! They really are the best. I love the grapefruit one and I also really like the blackberry/black tea. Glad to see them getting some more love!

  • May 28, 2011

    congrats on your anniversary!
    I actually like black tea/blackberry the most, grapefruit/ginger next then lemon/chamomile but don’t really like vanilla/lavender one.
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