Trader Joe's: A grocery store. A culture. A DESTINATION. I don't work for TJ's, I am simply a customer who loves the store, the products, & the experience.
This blog was a year-long project. In 2015 I reviewed 1 TJ's product EVERY SINGLE DAY. I visited lots of TJ's stores around the country, and when the year ended I couldn't stop. I still post often (though not daily) & I welcome your comments on the products & reviews.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Day 89 - Head to Toe Moisturizing Balm
Yeah… Ummmm… Not so much…
I think I was a bit mis-lead by the NAME, but my bad for
not reading the fine print before purchasing.
But hey – we were visiting a Trader Joe’s in a city we
had never been in, La Jolla, California, and I was excited to see a product I
had not seen before! So don’t be too mad
at me for this incorrect purchase.
Here’s the deal – it is NAMED “Head to Toe Moisturizing
Balm”. To me, that meant like a body
butter balmy sort of thing that I could use as something similar to LOTION,
which I use a ton of. Sounds perfect,
Pretty little tin, no??
But my first clue should have been the size of the
TIN… It is only 2 oz. How much “head to toe moisturizing” action
are you gonna get out of a mere 2 oz??
But really, I should have read the fine print. Right there on the top of the tin, in teeny
tiny fancy letters, it says, “This moisturizing balm works wonderfully on
chapped lips, dry elbows and knees, heels, over-worked hands and cuticles. It’s also great for fly-away hair or even
fly away beard!”
Don’t get me wrong – I like a good multi-use
product. But a product you can put on
your LIPS and also your HAIR seems a bit, welllll, stretching it…
Not only does the sign say "NEW", it also says "exciting"!! :)
So I set about TESTING it.
I have tried it on my lips – works fine.
I have tried it on my legs after shaving – it is
awkward… It is a hard balm in a tin,
much like some hair goo I have had before and really liked. It is hard to get OUT of the tin – I had to
dig a finger down into the goo and pull a hunk up, then rub it between my palms
before applying. Basically, I was a
gooey mess just from trying to moisturize my legs.
I tried it on my hands, but no thanks. I mean, I USE A BOATLOAD of lotion and hand
creams, but this is too gooey to be functional.
You just want to wash your hands after you get it put on, and that sort
of defeats the whole purpose of having put it on in the first place, no?
And, just for the sake of this blog, I tried it on my
hair. (Oh the things I do for this
blog…) It worked quite well on my short,
Not bad as a hair product!
For the record – I do not have a BEARD to try it on so I
cannot attest to whether it would be good for “fly away beard” as advertised.
If you want it for a hair product, go for it. At $3.99 it is cheaper than most. But if you are buying it expecting to be able
to actually use it from HEAD TO TOE like the name says, you are going to be