L'Occitane • Desert Rose Lip Balm (Limited Edition) • Lip Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have a Hibiscus Flower Shea Butter Lip Balm Limited Edition. All three limited edition balms are basically the same with different fragrances.
Love it. It's fun to use but more importantly it leaves my lips supple and moisturized, and helps with cracked lips. I have sensitive lips and most other products I tried were useless. Simple chapsticks for example make it worse. So I'm happy I bought it.
Didn't try it under a lipstick, I use it as a night moisturizer. It leaves lips slightly glossy for about 2 hours, not sticky. Nice smell.
UPD. Doesn't protect against weather, had to buy another lip balm. Still use it at night.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I wished I had kept the receipt to let you know the cost of this product, but I had already tossed it. I'm pretty sure it's around the $20CAD mark as I paid close to $50CAD for this lip balm and the cuticle and nail cream at a freestanding L'Occitane store downtown Vancouver.
I'm not that familiar with this brand as it's a France based brand, but it seems to have some hype on blogs from time to time-especially for its hand creams/body lotions. I wanted to try out a few small items to get a feel of the quality of L'Occitane's products, but to be honest with you I'm not impressed.
The store itself is nice looking and the sales clerks were very friendly. I initially thought that L'Occitane was a very expensive brand, but having seen their store, I would say they're on the same caliber as Khiels or Lush (strictly speaking price-wise). The packaging and store design seems to market towards the more mature age group 25+.
Ok, Lets talk about the lip balm. It comes in a tooth-paste like tube that you squeeze and a clear/gel-like balm is dispensed. The consistency is like an ointment. I don't like the dispenser because it's rough/sharp so I'm less inclined to apply the product directly from the tube onto my lips. I usually squeeze some onto my finger and then use my finger to rub it on my lips. On first contact I really like the scent Desert Rose and the texture of the balm, it looks slightly glossy on my lips for the first 15 minutes. What I don't like about it is that it doesn't moisturize my lips and actually feels like it doing the complete opposite! My lips are just peeling like mad. I don't know why, and don't understand why this is happening. I am really disappointed with the fact that I paid a lot for this balm when I can simply use my Nivea lip balm for $3, Maybelline Baby Lips for $5, Blistex DCT for $4, or Burt's Bees for $3. There are a lot of great, inexpensive alternatives that makes me feel so stupid for spending so much money on L'Occitane. Unless you have the extra cash to spend (which I apparently had), don't bother giving this product a try.
The other product I purchased from this store was their 30% Shea Butter Cuticle and Nail Cream, which I do like and imagine that their hand cream is just as good. But again, to be honest with you, I could've gotten the same effect from Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. I was not blown out of the water by this product, which makes me extremely sad because it is pricey. I doubt I will ever come back to this store or purchase any more of their products.