I was looking for a new lip balm with strong SPF protection. So I gave Menscience a try. It does a great job of keeping my lips from drying and peeling. I use it at night and wake up without dry lips and use it whenever I go out in the sun. I haven't had it long enough to give the ultimate winter challenge yet. It does have an earthy flavor, but not at all as strong as some reviewers have said, IMHO. I don't notice it after a few minutes either and it's not a bad or foul flavor at all; just kind of earthy. All in all, I'll probably be buying more in time for Winter.
By William Cherry III from
it works real well
Too shiny for my taste
By Ola from
I am a big fan of the Menscience line as the products are free from glossy gimmicks and contain ingredients that actually work.
However, the Advanced Lip Protection was not at all as expected as it is way to shiny for my taste. For me as a man I would like to add moisture to my lips to prevent them from cracking in a way that doesn't make my lips shine. If that is not something you care about, then this product could be for you, I think however that there are competing products out there that does the job just as well and doesn't add the shine.
By BenjaminB from Grand Rapids, MI
The balm itself kept lips moistrurized for a longer period of time than most others, but the amount of sunscreen that I could taste after every application was beginning to be annoying. I have yet to try other MenScience products, but this definitely didnt start me off well.
menscience lip protection
By Judith Pack from key west fl.
I was looking for a lip treatment with spf and will allso heal craked lips and I found it ,I had 2 diferent clients try it
and their lip have improve in 1 week. so far it is the best.
Best lip balm ever
By Sts from Florida
This is the best lip bam ever I use it at colorado and my lips always get chap and burn but with this lip balm I dont get chapped nor burned.
makes lips supple
By Chris from Texas
At 55 I've got the thinning old guy lips that most older men get after 45 but this lip balm keeps them supple and soft. Stays on pretty well and the spf is a good idea for skiing.
Great product but inconsistant texture.
By D Dis from
I've been using this product for over a year and it works great. Unlike some lip protection I've used in the past, this doesn't seem to cause a dependence on the product.
I would give it 5 stars but the consistency of the product seems to fluctuate. My first tube was very smooth, but the second one I purchased felt grainy. I don't know if the formula changed or if it was not processed as much. It still worked well, but didn't feel as good. I just placed another order so I hope it will be smooth.
Good stuff. Smells like... ?
By DOUG BAER from Mesa, AZ
This stuff works really well and keeps lips protected, but the odor is a little odd. It reminds me of something but I can't quite put my finger on it -- be aware that there is a slight odor.
Makes lips like new
By Irineo from Soledad
on 3/1/2010 4:03:00 PM
I use the the Advanced Lip Protection daily for my dry lips. Its great because no one knows that my lips naturaly get dry and tend to crack. Goes in and stays in for a Long period of time. Heck I even like the light honey bee smell.
I will buy again
By Bruce from Tampa Fl
on 5/26/2009 1:05:00 PM
It is the only one I am not allergic to.
Tastes like SPF
By Mark from WV
on 4/6/2009 2:04:00 PM
I will not buy the advanced lip balm again because when I apply it to my lips it tastes like SPF. I understand that is contains SPF 30, but it doesn't have to taste like it. Sorry, I'm very happy with the other Men's Science products that I have tried, but this one is at the bottom of my list.
The best lip protection available!
By DW from Southeast Michigan
on 12/16/2008 7:12:00 PM
I work 10 hour days, 5 days a week at a local golf course. In the last few years, a chronic problem has developed with my lips that my Dermatologist told me is borderline precancerous. I was instructed to use lip protection that kept my lips protected from the sun AND kept them moisturized throughout the day. I struggled with the "popular" brands of lip protection that never did what they were touted to do. My lips would still crack and bleed, causing me embarrassment and pain. I then purchased MENSCIENCE ADVANCED LIP PROTECTION and for the first time in three years, my problem with lip protection is not only under control, but my damaged lips are healing! I give full credit to MENSCIENCE and their product ADVANCE LIP PROTECTION. Now, when I work outside, I have complete confidence ADVANCED LIP PROTECTION is providing me with the proper protection I need. Thank you MENSCIENCE, for a product that works!
A solid attempt but I've had better
By San Andreas from Madison, WI
I must admit that the lip protection was a little bit of a let down for me. Perhaps it is because I am a user of another brand's lip balm.
Simple solution, Best result
By Yutong the Photographer from Chicago, IL
on 11/11/2008 11:11:00 AM
This is the best lip solution I have come across ever. It is greasy and heavy, but just apply some before bed, and then I don't need to worry about my lips getting dry all day long, no re-apply needed during the whole day. Isn't that amazing?
No going wrong here.
By patrider from Plymouth, MN
on 9/19/2008 10:09:00 AM
I use the product several times a day. Can't live without it!
just helping my son
By she from Hart, tx
on 8/27/2008 10:08:00 AM
My son lips are always chap. He is 13 years old and doesn't want to have this red chapped mouth anymore. I bought this lip balm in hopes it might help. I have spent hundreds of dollars on balm and etc. trying to help his lips and nothing ever helped but this is doing the job. Thank you.
My Lips Are Sealed
By Rusty Lips from Scituate, RI
on 8/26/2008 1:08:00 PM
Of all the brands I've tried, this product is the only one I have found that doesn't burn. It also is a great moisturizer. Others feel like wax that just covers your lips. This stuff seems to sink in and actually do something.
LOvE it, Menscience works for women
By Reevee from Los Angeles, CA
on 8/12/2008 11:08:00 PM
One day I went to [...] and the person that was helping me told me "I know it says that this is for men but..." and that was it, everyday ever since I have use this product and all I can say is if you don't like extra shiny-smelly-sticky lipsticks this is the one. It feels natural not chemical, again love it!
• SPF: Serious protection from sunburn that can cause peeling and chapping
• Helps relieve and heal the irritation of dry or chapped lips
• Effective barrier against environmental exposure (wind, cold, heat, sun)
• Moisturizes, softens, and smoothes lips with an invisible matte finish
How to Use :
Apply a thin coat liberally to lips.
Reapply frequently, especially in adverse weather conditions.
• Skin in the lip area is highly susceptible to sunburn and needs just as much sunscreen protection as the rest of your body, so apply Advanced Lip Protection SPF 30 frequently while outside in warm weather or cold.
How frequently should I apply the Advanced Lip Protection SPF 30?
Because the Advanced Lip Protection is non-greasy and has a clear application, it can be reapplied frequently. For maximum sunscreen protection, reapply at least several times during the day and increase the frequency in extreme weather conditions.
Does Advanced Lip Protection work in all climates?
Because of its advanced formulation, it is designed to help protect the lips from drying, chapping and sunburn in different weather conditions, such as snow, desert, beach, mountain or city.
Does the product contain dyes or coloring?
The Advance Lip Protection is completely clear, goes on matte and invisibly and is free of dyes and other irritants.
Also known as octyl methoxycinnamate. A powerful sunscreen agent that absorbs UV rays (especially UVB), is non-allergenic and does not dissolve in water.
An FDA-approved chemical that absorbs harmful UVA rays and complements other sunscreen agents that shield the skin from harmful sun damage.
Considered the most important topical antioxidant and free-radical scavenger. Helps the skin retain moisture, and to prevent irritation, reduce fine lines and slow the aging process.
A European herb with broad, green leaves that produces bell-shaped flowers. Used to diminish skin irritation and swelling. Helps heal damaged skin and promotes cell growth and replacement. Contains another botanical soothing agent called Allantoin. Traditionally known as “Knitbone” for its excellent healing properties. Is also used as a mulching agent.
Also known as beeswax. A white wax secreted by bees and used to form their honeycombs. Used for centuries to soften skin, reduce swelling and restore skin’s suppleness.
A fragrant herb native to the Mediterranean area. Prized for centuries in skin care for its antiseptic and invigorating qualities. Used in topical applications and brewed into teas to improve blood circulation and tone skin. Has antibacterial and soothing qualities, and has been used historically to treat everything from headaches and sore throat to eczema and dandruff.
Soy & Olive ExtractsSoybean extract contains vitamins A, E and K, and is a non-irritating, natural moisturizer. Olive Extract has superb antiseptic properties and battles the effects of dry and damaged skin. It contains Vitamin E and beneficial fatty acids that moisturize and hydrate skin.
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate (7%), Oxybenzone (3%). Other ingredients: Olea europaea (olive) extract, Cera alba (beeswax), Glycine soja (soybean) extract, Cannibis sativa (hempseed) oil, tocopherol, Symphytum officinale (comfrey), Calendula officinalis extract, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract.