GUEST REVIEW BY SREEPARNA GANGULY
Lip balms are a must-have for me round the year. Being a dry lippy person, frequent reapplication of lip moisturizers is the key to my hydrated lips; otherwise I get chapped lips even in summers. I often get bored of applying the same lip salve every time; that is why I keep at least 2-3 options in the lip balm department almost all the time. Today I will be reviewing the Strawberry variant of pot lip balm from Lotus Herbals. I have used quite a lot of products from Lotus Herbals and had good experiences from them. So, this time I got this one as I was in need of a non-tinted lip balm. Let’s move to the review to find how it worked.
The lip balm’s highly active moisturizing formula helps to repair dry, cracked and chapped lips and protects them from the drying effect of cold, dry winds of winter, making them looks look healthier and smoother.
Why should this be a must-buy for you?
- It repairs dry, cracked and chapped lips
- It protects your pout from the drying effect of cold, dry winds of winter
- It makes lips look fuller and healthier
Full ingredient list was not there in the back of the pack. Only the names of the main ingredients are mentioned.
Key Ingredients: Strawberry Extract, Honey, Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil, Wheatgerm Oil.
Price: Rs.135 for 5gm
Shelf Life: 36 months from the date of packaging
How to Use: Use a lip scrub to remove previously accumulated dead cells from the lips and apply desired amount of product to your pouts. Reapply when needed.
MY TAKE ON THE PRODUCT
Packaging/Availability: This lip balm comes in a screw-open pot form with a small plastic lid. The balm pot resides in a sealed cardboard outer packaging. All the required information and claims are mentioned in the outer pack whereas the balm tub contains only the brand name and the name of the shade. The packaging is nothing fancy but the plastic tub is of good quality and the product is pretty travel-friendly. The only problem is, you need to dip your finger every time you use it. This makes it prone to degradation. To avoid bacterial growth in my lip balm pot, I use clean hands to take out the product. This lip balm is widely available in beauty stores and various e-commerce sites.
Colour: This lip balm looks very attractive coral red in the tub but actually is transparent and slightly tinted.
Texture: The medium thick lip balm is smooth in consistency. Its non-sticky texture is a huge plus point for me as I do not like the ‘chip-chip’ kinds of lip products.
Fragrance: The fragrance of this balm reminds me of fresh strawberries. The smell is sweet and somehow different than other berry flavoured products.
Suitability: This lip moisture stick is suitable for all types of lips; from the extremely dry puckers to the naturally moisturized pouts.
Effectiveness: Overnight lip moisturization works wonders on my dry lips and this is the product I am currently using for that. I majorly use this product to prevent my lips from getting chapped. I like to apply this lip moisturizer in a thick layer at night to wake up with soft and nourished lips. It makes my lips look fuller too. This stick balm can also be used under matte lipsticks. It has antioxidant rich strawberry extract, natural skin nourisher honey. Wheat germ oil adds goodness of vitamin E to this product. This lip balm gives clear finish and does not leave behind any ‘white-cast’ like residue. Except for the absence of detailed ingredient list I could not find any other con in this product.
FINAL RECOMMENDATION: I would suggest this lip balm to someone who wants a non-pigmented budget lip moisturizer with awesome berry fragrance for providing nourishment to dry lips. It can also be used under matte lip colours to reduce flakiness.