2 months ago
I'm quite impressed on how well this balm worked, the moisture comes back in virtually minutes and it makes my lips so smooth and plump. It gives the lips a nice sheen too which I really like. This stuff is really cheap and the amount it gives is quite generous, it also has a slanted lip applicator now so it's even easier to use. I love that it has lanolin, but I'm indifferent to the peppermint, it gives it a nice cooling effect, smell and taste. If it does help the lips get better then I'm fine with leaving it but if it doesn't I would've preferred it without, and it would be a perfect non-problematic basic balm. The texture is also very nice too, unlike other lanolin based products like the Bite Agave Mask and Lanolips, it doesn't have any hurdles to jump through before actually using it. Those ones have problems like it hardening and making it hard to squeeze out the tube, pilling and having to warm it up before using it, and it melting and accidentally squeezing too hard making go everywhere. Just a perfect gel texture that sits and absorbs perfectly on the lips. I haven't had a single slanted lip tube problem be neat-freak friendly, where the product gets all over the inside of the cap and the sides of the screw part and this one faces the same problems. I absolutely hate the design of the balm though, designs are really important to me which I know doesn't but when my makeup and skincare is aesthetically pleasing to me it makes me happier. This just looks like a really ugly generic pharmaceutical design, and I assure them if they modernised their packaging and marketed a bit more this could make a killing. Sadly this isn't sold in the US, just the AU but even here it's definitely not well known at all. I'm still testing this against the lanolips which is my usual fave, that one is really moisturising too but all the aforementioned hurdles make it annoying to use, the design is perfect on that one though so I really have to make a decision on which is my go-to. You might be thinking it should be this already but it's really hard to explain how important packaging is to me which is strange I know. Overall, a cheap, moisturising but ugly packaged lip balm. This really is an underdog in the lip balm market. If you're in the AU this is a must try, its so cheap to just once too.
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SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm
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