Any guess what this post is about? Hint: It's about Hemp Lip Conditioner. Good guess. I wouldn’t write about lip care products from The Body Shop if this Hemp Lip Conditioner wasn’t so much better than everything else out there. But it is. It is just sooooo much better.
Luckily, I don’t have to say much. Other lip balms are hot trash compared to this lip conditioner. The difference with the HLC  is that it actually heals your lips. We’ve all been there: your lips are dry or chapped and nothing matters more than getting some relieve. You slap on some chapstick, burt’s bees, or whatever other garbage you have been using, and you get some relief. Maybe, at best, that relief lasts a few minutes to a few hours. But, that isn’t the end. It is never the end. You and are going to be using that lip balm probably for at least the rest of your life.
Most lip balms keep you coming back over and over. They don't really fix the problem, they let you try to keep your lips moisturized and hopefully keep them from inflicting more pain than stupid lips should be allowed to inflict . If you weren’t addicted to Carmex during a weaker time in your life, then you probably at least know someone who was.
HLC is different. HLC actually heals my lips, usually after one or two applications. It is like flipping a switch, I instantly transition from “I will give you everything in my wallet to make my lips feel better” to "who cares about stupid lip balm, these lips are moist and juicy as a fresh strawberry."
You owe it to your face to try HLC. Without exaggeration, I own double digit numbers of these things. Part of that is because The Body Shop constantly has BOGOs or BTGTs  but mostly it is because, now that HLC has been a part of my life for the past ~5 years, I can’t stand the idea of having chapped lips and not having some HLC within arms reach. I once was almost late for a flight to London  when I realized I hadn’t packed any HLC and that I could still just barely make my flight if I sprinted to the Body Shop in Newark. I live a chapped-lip-free life now and have no interest in returning to the dark ages.
There are a few other benefits, but honestly the fact that it works so well really should be enough :
- The Body Shop technically puts this in their “Men’s” section so I get to feel an ounce less embarrassed about admitting to buying and loving a product from The Body Shop
- The reviews on their website are all from raving fans like me, for once I’m not the only crazy who loves an obscure product
- You can like this product on Facebook. That is a thing that I just did. Seven other people did the same. I just… why?
- Beyond fixing your desperately dry lips, it is also designed to protect your lips in extreme weather conditions. So next time you are snowboarding, make sure to pack a stick or twelve
- The famous Imran Khan, a not-actually-famous acquaintance of mine, tried HLC and is now also a true believer 
- Dermatologically tested 
The downsides are pretty obvious and all should be completely ignored in favor of mega-super-instant buying 6 of these:
- These cost more than chapstick. Less than $9 but more than $7 . Way worth it in my experience, but I get that you haven’t tried it and you are afraid it might not be worth it for your special, unique, and sensitive lips
- Why is there hemp in there? No one knows. Just is 
- Did I mention the price already, because that price, wooooo
I get it. This site’s goal is usually to bring you products that can make your life better for under $10 and even though this is under $10 you really don’t want to spend this kind of money. My advice is to wait until next time your lips are chapped/dry and you hate EVERYTHING. Then you will appreciate what a bargain the sweet sweet relief of HLC is. Oh yeah. That is definitely the good stuff.
Yeah, I have no idea what that title is supposed to mean, but I’m guessing it translates loosely to “not hot trash like other lip balms” ↩
Hemp Lip Conditioner, natch. A pretty cool abbreviation as abbreviations go, actually. Try tossing that one around casually next chance you get ↩
Lips are so small and dumb, where do they get the right to hurt so much ↩
Disclaimer, I have no clue what adjectives or fruit comparisons are really appropriate for lips in quite good condition… this just sounded better then saying “these lips are in quite good condition”. That’s a little thing called artistic license ↩
Buy three get three… how is that a thing? ↩
Whatever, nbd, it isn’t like London was going to lift itself out of the UK and move to Germany if I didn’t get there right away ↩
Don’t be stingy ↩
What I’m trying to say is one other guy likes this stuff too… you don’t know him though… and I’m not going to give you any more context. So… how did that go for you… are you persuaded yet? ↩
Honestly, who reads this and gives even a single shit? ↩
They cost $8, genius, but Body Shop is in a constant state of coupons and promotions so you can find a way to knock that down ↩
Unless you look at the image just below here which explains exactly why ↩