To balm or not to balm? A while back I wrote up a review on Skin Nutrition's Lip Plumper
and posed the question if any lip balm or moisturizer - no matter how natural and pure – really does any good at all. The debate started when my husband (who basically has never had chapped lips, ever) explained his theory to me… when you put some sort of goo on your lips they no longer produce their own natural moisturizers. Your lips just get dependent on the goo, and actually stay dry, or get even drier. In theory it makes sense. And I had to take note of the fact that his lips stay luscious and plump all winter long.
Well this winter I didn’t use any of the stuff (I still wear lipstick), and I must admit I haven’t had any stingy, burny, ultra chapped lips all winter. That being said, my lips still do get dry. And they sometimes even peel. Perhaps the peeling is part of a natural exfoliation process, because afterwards my lips are always fresh and new again. Either way, when I was offered to test Juice Beauty’s Organic Lip Moisturizer ($15 in the shop
), I figured I might as well see how my lips fair when I throw this into the mix.
I’ll start of by saying, if you’re going to be putting anything on your lips it might as well be organic and natural. No matter what, you’re eating the stuff. Right off the bat I was impressed with the ingredient list – nothing not to like here. There is a very subtle and lovely creamsicle taste – just a hint of orange and vanilla that is not at all offensive or over done. The texture feels amazing on your lips. It’s super smooth and soothing and leaves a nice little shine, without being too glossy, sticky, goopy or waxy. I typically can find something wrong with any sort of balm, gloss, shine, or moisturizer, but there really isn’t anything not to like about this product. And while I don’t think it’s some miracle cure for dry lips, it definitely didn’t leave my lips any drier or in desperate need to reapply once it wore off. For those of you who will always be balmers, this moisturizer is a fantastic choice.
Ingredients: Castor seed oil, shea nut butter, cocoa seed butter, organic vanilla & orange, organic beeswax