I have to admit I was not overly thrilled when I was first chosen to test a lip product for Truth In Aging. With so many seemingly more exciting and potent products to choose from, a lip
conditioner seems more like an accessory I would find at the bottom of my gym bag, not a part of the skincare regimen. But with cooler weather upon us, stronger winds and central heat kicking in last week in New York, my lips got dry and chapped within days – so the timing of receiving Vapour Lux Organic Lip Conditioner ($16 in the TIA shop
) couldn't be any better!
At first glance, Vapour's packaging immediately appealed to me - it's a short, wine cork-shaped tube, but roughly three times wider than standard lip balms. The container has a soft blue color and is slightly translucent - it looks sophisticated and unisex. The lip conditioner itself has a light, sweet, citrus scent to it, provided by a combination of grapefruit, lemon and sweet orange oils. It's got just enough scent without being too overpowering.
Because the container is much wider than most other lip products, it makes it extremely easy to apply quickly covering the entire lip area. During the application, it glides easily over your lips and leaves just enough coverage, spreading evenly. It left my lips feeling soft and rehydrated, without feeling sticky, overly fragrant or shiny. In fact, the shine, or rather the lack of it, is an important factor for me when choosing a new chapstick. Vapour Lip Conditioner is beeswax-based, which leaves you with a thin layer of matte finish – reaffirming the earlier noted unisex factor. Within a weekend of applying the lip conditioner several times a day, I noticed my lips restored to the feeling of softness.
While it's a great product to conquer the irritating feeling of discomfort and tightness, it's not a heavy treatment and can be used routinely at anytime to achieve long-lasting coverage throughout the day. The only suggestion I would make to the company is to either enhance this product with a natural sunscreen, or develop another version, so that it could be worn in the summer. Vapour Organic Beauty Lux Organic Lip Conditioner is my new favorite and will be a definite stocking stuffer this holiday season!
Ingredients: Organic/Bio Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Organic/Bio Cera Alba (Beeswax), Organic/Bio Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Organic/Bio Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic/Bio Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Essence, Organic/Bio Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Essential Oil, Organic/Bio Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Essential Oil, Organic/Bio Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Essential Oil, Organic/Bio Helichrysum Arenarium Flowers, Organic/Bio Melissa Officianalis (Lemon Balm), Organic/Bio Calendula officinalis Flowers
Certified Organic by New Mexico Organic Commodity Commission