Rated 1.8 out of 5 by 22
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sam65 Can't Live Without This!!
This is my all time favorite lip balm! Swanson didn't have it for a while and I was crazy. They brought it back and I keep buying it. I don't recommend using it with lipstick, but on bare lips, it is awesome! I love it!!!!! Really like the coconut flavor and the creamy feel.
May 29, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by D4T5M2 It's awful
Everyone who said this lip balm used to be great and now is terrible (after they changed the formula) is right. I thought if I just wait long enough, they'd realize their mistake and bring the old formula back. So, after holding off for quite awhile, I placed my order... Yeah... It is terrible. Not only didn't it taste right, soon after trying it my lips were so dry, they started peeling and bleeding. Is that what a lip balm supposed to do to your lips? I just can't understand why would they insist on keeping this awfulness in stock after so many people have complained.
February 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by lovevitamins Awesome lip balm, great texture
This lip balm is one of my favorites. Great scent and flavor!!! Excellent ingredients, very clean, no chemicals or chemical flavor! Plus the smooth texture when applied feels very emollient and protects my lips from the cold. I love it! Highly recommended.
January 18, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by ynit1 Terrible Lip Balm
I finally tried this lip balm and it is not the Premium 100% natural coconut and shea butter lip balm. This one taste horrible and has a chemical smell to it. Bring bring back the original coconut and shea butter lip balm item # SW1469
November 23, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by ChristinaNicole New Formulation is Horrible
The old formula was the best lip balm I have ever tried. This new one is waxy--doesn't absorb. And it has an awful bitter flavor. Did the people who created this actually try the product? Worst lip balm ever.
November 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by 35976 Bad taste
This product has a real bad taste when you apply it to your lips. I know you are not suppose to taste it but it has a really bad taste when you apply it to your lips. I would not recommend this to anyone.
September 25, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by nhbalm Awful
Loved the old formulation when it was called Coconut & Shea Butter instead of the reverse. This new formula is dreadful. Tastes bitter, feels waxy, makes my lips feel dry.
September 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by shopvita disappointed
The lipbalm is very effective. However, it has an extreme bitterness to it. It makes me not want to use it, although it leaves my lips so soft and moisturized.
September 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by LoveTheOcean Loved the Old/Hate the New
This was my favorite lip balm for years, but unfortunately everyone on here is correct - the formula has changed & now it leaves a bitter taste on your lips. PLEASE BRING BACK THE OLD FORMULA! Why change something that was perfect?
August 29, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Wildflower Tastes Terrible
This has the potential to be very good, but has a very bad taste. I am hoping I got a bad batch because anything Swanson's makes is usually superior. I will stick with the other brand on this site. I paid almost half the price. and it was tasteless.
August 20, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Grinchy Worst lip balm ever! GROSS!
If you're the kind of person who enjoys the taste of undiluted Pine-Sol mixed with 409 all-purpose cleaner, then this may be the lip balm for you!
I simply can't imagine what they were thinking when they put this mix together. It tastes so incredibly horrible. I can''t stress enough how awful it is. I am not exaggerating. Also, I am not all that picky. Just wanted a lip balm.
Given the ingredients, there is just no reason for this to taste disgusting. Perhaps every oil in here has been boiled or has gone way past being rancid -- to a new level. I have each of these ingredients in my medicine cabinet and they're okay.
If you do decide to buy this product, be forewarned: Nobody will want to kiss you. (Actually, you just won't be willing to inflict the pain on anyone else so you'll probably wipe it off first.) You will hate your lips. You will feel like you are being poisoned every time you try to use it.
I'd say it was a complete waste of money but I plan to empty the gross stuff out of the tube and fill it with shea butter, so I suppose that's something.
August 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Terrible
As the others said, this new formula is awful: it's extremely sticky, dries the lips, tastes bad, clumps up, grainy...
Please bring back the old formula which was perfect.
August 11, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by spagirl TERRIBLE NEW FORMULA
I used to purchase these lip balms in bulk, and the original formula was wonderful. (It used to be item # SW1469 until they changed the formula to this terrible new version of it where, although the ingredients are the same, they are now listed in a different order on the product's new label, so they are using more of the bad stuff and less of the good.) Whatever they did to this product was a huge mistake because now it tastes like poison, your lips stick together like when you have chewing gum on them, and it actually dries them out instead of hydrating them. It also clumps up when you apply it, so you have even more of this nasty, sticky stuff all over your lips and have to wipe it off. I have never written a complaint about any Swanson product, but this one has got to go. Do not purchase this item unless you want to go through the hassle of sending it back, which I am doing right now. Bad, bad, bad product! Avoid at all costs!
July 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Yebba very disappointed-taste is awful
I am so disappointed. The formula must have changed. My previous order was Coconut and Shea Butter and it was the best lip balm I have used.
The taste is so horrible~ I had to return it.
Please,please bring back the original formula!
July 17, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Pato Yuck!
I had good expectations for this lip balm, but found that it is extremely sticky, grainy and the taste is terrible! It is bitter, having no hint of coconut or natural vanilla flavor it purports to contain. I really can't use it, and I bought two, hoping to have one to give someone else. Not going to be doing that.
July 17, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by JennyLB Terrible- Do not buy
This is my first negative review that I have written about a Swanson product. I was quite shocked when I put this on my lips and discovered this has an unbearable taste (which you would not expect from a product that goes on your lips). I'm not sure which ingredient is causing the problem but it is not usable and this product needs taken off the market. I'm just glad I'm only out $3.
July 14, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Marjoush1 So Bitter Tasting
I returned two of these lip balms due to the awful, bitter taste it left in my mouth. I've had that happen with a vanilla flavored lip balm from another company, so I'm not sure if it's just me, but figured I'd mention it.
June 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jp66 Tastes Awful
I can't use this..terrible taste. Very disappointing. Not the quality product that I usually get from Swanson.
June 17, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by mamap not happy
The lip balm was very bitter and too soft.
June 16, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by erli Sticky Smelly Lip Balm
Swanson has a lot of great products, but this one's a loser. It's extremely sticky. You can't use it like other lip balms or it will come off in big globs on you lips. So I patted it on, but still got too much. And if that's not enough, it smells awful. I hated it so I gave it to my husband. He tried it once and threw it away.
June 14, 2015