Intro: 15 ml (0,53 oz) glossy "Vaselina/Fragranced balm" in "old style" tins from Madrid (Spain).
Price (in Finland): ¨3,5 EUR
Flavours: violet, red currant, vanilla, peach, orange and strawberry.
Ingredients: Petrolatum, ceresin, paraffin, fragrance, apricot kernel oil, beta-carotene, hydrogenated vegetable oil, sorbitan tristearate, limonene, linalool, C.I. 15850 (Red 7 lake).
Usage: lips, cuticles, dry skin (but not all over your face or body!). I use it only on my lips though...
This balm is my "good morning balm" or whenever I feel I want to smell "sweet&peachy".:) It's also perfect for priming lips before applying lipstick/lip gloss.
Pros: cute packaging, very nice and subtle smell although it's a bit sweet and "vaseline-smell-like" (I have it in "Peach"), great moisturiser, long-lasting, non-sticky, glossy.
Cons: the same thing as for Carmex - packaging is only suitable for "really clean hands" and for "short nails", or brush.
What comes to other tastes, as I smelled all of them before choosing my "Peach"...:) IMHO, vanilla is not even close to vanilla, orange is extremely artificial and sweet, strawberry smells more like strawberry jam rather than fresh strawberry, red currant and violet both have some weird sweet scents - nothing close to my perception of how red currant and violet are supposed to smell like.:/
Conclusion: It's my favourite lip balm ever. I would honestly use just this one, but I have 4 other ones and I'm the kind of weird person who doesn't like to have "never-to-be-used" things if they are not that bad.:) Strange that Gal collection balm doesn't get that much attention as Carmex for instance...