I have been searching for an everyday lip balm to keep my severely and chronically chapped lips from always being dry and peeling. No matter how many bottles of water I chug, my lips always seem to be chapped. Consequently, I could never pull off lip sticks, not to mention a matte one. When I bought this balm, initially I liked the non sticky consistency but as the day went on, I notices how much softer my lips were. After a few days of continual wear and drinking an adequate amount of water, my lips are no longer flakey with dead skin--they are smooth and ready for even a matte lip! Also, this tin is larger than your average sized one so it seems to be a good value for the amount and results. Plus, the ingredients seem to be more on the natural side.
One tip: like most lip balms, it gets harder when exposed to the cold so you might need to warm it up by swirling your finger on the the product a little to get a nice, creamy texture again for easy application.
I do not like using my finger for lip balms due to the fact that there's no where to was it off and plus hand are always touching dirty door knobs and such. The idea of putting those contaminated fingers in my balm is a little bit of a turn off so I decided to buy it in the tube form. I only tried it once so far but it seems to be the same. If I do use my finger for application, I rub the excess on the skin between my thumb and pointer finger (the driest place on my hands). Seems to work fine.
I like to use a slightly thicker layer before bed to last the whole night. In the morning I wake up with soft lips.