69% would repurchase
on 12/7/2018 6:19:00 AM
More reviews by aleshoane
Do you make six figures each year?Are you adamantly conscientious about natural, organic ingredients in your beauty products?Do you like fragrances in your lip products? If you said yes to all three of those questions, keep reading on! If you said no, skip this lip balm review entirely. After seeing a celebrity makeup artist on YouTube apply this lip balm onto one of her models in a video, I hadn't planned on buying it until I went shopping at Whole Foods. Curiosity killed the cat and I decided to purchase it. THE GOOD: I happen to love the fragrance, which smells like roses without being cloying. It's organic, and it doesn't have bad for you chemicals (depending on your allergies of course). For a stick formulation vs. a jar formulation, it was quite moisturizing and I loved layering it under lipsticks. It wasn't goopy enough that the pigment would slip and slide everywhere on top, but it was hydrating enough to keep my lips comfortable whenever I wore matte formulas. THE NEUTRAL: The packaging could be better. It's a twist up stick, but the formula is also quite soft so I would caution anyone living in hot weather to purchase this lip balm as it might have the propensity to break. Not what you want from a $15 lip balm. THE BAD: It's $15 USD. It only lasted three months on me (everyday use). For comparison, Nuxe's Reve de Miel lasted a whole year on me with everyday usage. Carmex's lip balm (a whopping three bucks) in a tin is still going strong for me after 11 months, even with everyday usage. I think it's OK if a lip balm is expensive as long as it lasts a long time. This one didn't, so the cost-value ratio is considerably lowered if the performance doesn't exceed other products in the market. OVERALL: A luxurious treat no doubt, but for the everyday consumer I don't think it's worth the splurge. I tried it because I was curious - but for those who are still curious about trying it out - don't be surprised if it just seems like any other lip balm. It's nice, but not *that* nice. TL;DR It's a lip balm that does what it's supposed to do. But I find it flatly overpriced for what most people consider to be a staple of their beauty routine.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 11/21/2018 4:15:00 AM
More reviews by InveterateShopper
This is my second-favorite facial moisturizer for the dry winter months (my favorite being Evan Healy's Whipped Shea Butter with Olive Leaf). It is extremely rich, so you have to be really careful not to apply too much. It is so thick that you have to pat it onto the skin; it doesn't rub in. If you put on too much, your skin will look greasy, but if you put on just the right amount, your skin will have a nice sheen that makes it dewy looking. The scent is also wonderful. Love this product, just wish it weren't so expensive.I have found that this product is wonderful to use after microneedling, when the skin is parched. It absorbs right in and doesn't give me pimples.I do not use this in the summer months, because it would make my face way too oily. As some have noted, it does sit on top of the skin a bit--which is exactly what I need in winter.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 11/21/2018 4:09:00 AM
This product gives me nasty pimples, really deep-down, painful pimples! I bought a full size and had to return it due to pimples (and I normally don't get pimples). I recently received a sample size of the product and decided to try it again (roughly a year or two after initial bad experience). Within a couple of days, I had huge pimples again!
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 11/21/2018 4:02:00 AM
This is my favorite facial cleanser; I've used it for maybe four years now. I really like taking time in the morning to press it into my skin; I spend a few minutes, adding more water if necessary. I do think that it helps exfoliation, because whenever I stray from this product and then go back to it, my skin sheds a bit for a few days. When I first started using it, I noticed that my skin became brighter. I like that it is not overly harsh or stripping. I have normal to dry skin, and I use this only at night. I think that using it twice a day would be a little hard on my skin (I think it would be drying), so I use a creamy cleansing lotion in the a.m.I will say that the tube delivery system is kind of a pain. You want to get every last bit out of the tube, since it's expensive, and it can be really difficult. I suppose the tube keeps the cleansing cream moist and less prone to contamination, though.By the way, this product is not meant for removing makeup. If you are wearing makeup, use a makeup remover first (or oil, or whatever you prefer for that), and then use this cleanser as your follow-up cleanser.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 11/21/2018 3:59:00 AM
I got a trial size of this product when I purchased one of the Dr. H moisturizers. I tried the night serum on a few different occasions, and each time, it broke me out.
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