It has officially been a year since I last spoke about lip balms on this blog which is a little bit embarrassing because I do love a good lip balm and I am always tempted to try something new. I still have my favourites, as detailed in the aforementioned blog post, but there is always room for more loves in my life. The three I’m writing about today are definitely on the high end of the price scale so if you’re looking for something more affordable, I suggest that you stop here and read my previous post first.
Abhati Suisse combine Himalayan herbs with Swiss botanicals in a very interesting fusion which results in a wonderful scent and solid performance. I really got hooked on this little tube and it lived in my handbag for a good 6 months! It has just the right texture, not too thin and not too sticky, and I like that it comes in a squeezy tube which is convenient and hygienic. It feels lovely on the lips and lasts for around 3 hours before wearing off.
The formula is a beeswax and carnauba wax base with extracts of chamomile, sea-buckthorn, rosemary and vanilla. Sea-buckthorn has some stellar properties but the most intriguing one to me is the high content of salicylic acid which can help to break down the dead skin cells. No more flaky lips! Overall, I think this is definitely worth trying if you’re after an interesting ingredient line up and a beautiful smelling lip balm.
Price: AUD$22.00 at Mecca Cosmetica.
Devoted readers of Fluke Beauty will know that I am a sucker for Kjaer Weis and it might just have something to do with the packaging. The products are usually encased in polished silver compacts but in the case of the lip balm, Kirsten Kjaer Weis opted for black. It looks so darn good and appealed to my designer side so I thought, what the heck. Treat yo’self.
If I said this was a life changing lip balm, I would be lying. It isn’t and you can find a better one for a fraction of the price. However, it has filled a gap in my lip balm wardrobe and I’ll tell you why. I typically go for thick, gooey lip balms but this one is not like that at all. It has a pretty thin consistency but lasts on the lips for 2 hours, which I thought was great for a lip balm of its kind. I also really like to use it before I apply lipstick, for a bit of a moisture hit without the gloop. It has a sweet smell wrapped up in a beeswax base and contains oils of sweet almond, jojoba, rose hip, brazil nut, sunflower. It also has hyaluronic acid which will help to retain moisture.
Price: AUD$72.00 or AUD$34.00 for the refill, at I Am Natural Store.
I feel like this lip treatment deserves a category of its own because it’s really oil, not a balm. It’s rich, thick and luscious and I’m not ashamed to admit that I have a bit of an “eyes closed” moment when I apply it. It comes in a little glass bottle with a roller ball which is the perfect dispensing system as it massages the product in really well.
Twelve Beauty have used hyaluronic acid in its smallest molecule size which means that it penetrates deeper into the skin. Supporting this hero is a beautiful blend of argan oil, cupuaçú butter and sunflower oil. It’s a simple but very effective ingredient list and I really appreciate the inclusion of a butter in the formula. It makes for a really silky texture and it lasts on the lips for hours. It also imparts a lovely gloss and can be used day and night. It’s definitely my favourite of the three and makes my lips feel very plump indeed.
Price: AUD$50.00 at Luna Beauty & Apothecary.
So there you have a round up of some lip balms and treatments I have been testing of late. If you have any lip balm gems to recommend please leave a comment below or email me and connect with me on Instagram. To listen to the latest Fluke podcast, please visit iTunes.
Next week: A mask from H is For Love