In my opinion the Lanolin Lip Solutions is more like a creamy lipstick. The texture is a slightly tacky like an all day lipstick, which I love when my lips need a creamy coating.
The Shea Butter Lip Solutions is firm but not our firmest. It is creamy like shea butter but isn't tacky like lanolin can be. It is our most popular.
The Mango Butter Lip Solutions is most like the Shea Butter version. It is firm and wonderful with a tiny bit of gloss. It is comfortable to wear in all weather conditions.
The Soy Lip Solutions is a bit waxy and a bit creamy all in one. It is very firm, more firm than lanolin, shea butter or mango butter versions. This is the one I use most for salves and hand butters for my knitting bag.
Vegan is the most firm of all the Lip Solutions varieties. It has no animal fats in it, including beeswax. Because of this the Vegan is very easy to over heat. Don't set the Lip Solutions on the stove or in the microwave without attention. Stirring makes the last little bit melt. We have heard of many people who heat until all parts have melted and then stir for the first time. This is the fastest way to melt your pipettes or your tubes. Take caution here, stir throughout the melting cycle.
If you need to add a fixed oil to the Lip Solutions then choose Soy or Vegan because they are more likely to handle this addition without becoming too soft. If you need to firm up Lanolin, Shea Butter or Mango Butter Lip Solutions then add a bit of beeswax. Our blog has many ideas for using Lip Solutions to your advantage. See blog.thesage.com for more help.
This sampler pack has a Big Tube used for each Lip Solutions variety. This is a 0.25 ounce tube. Order so you can test today!