If there is one Indian brand that makes excellent lip balms, it has to be Organic Harvest. With winter at its peak across India, lip balms are absolute saviours for me, and I have stocked up on a number of different variants. I have already reviewed the Organic Harvest Happy Lips lip balm in the Pomegranate variant on the blog, but in case you missed that, here is my review of the Happy Lips Green Tea and Lemon Oil variants from Organic Harvest.
We are all well aware of the benefits of turmeric as a skincare ingredient, but have you ever heard of turmeric in a lip balm? I definitely hadn’t, until I came across the Seer Secrets Watermelon Coconut and Turmeric Lip Saviour. Seer Secrets has always brought out interesting products with unique and effective ingredients and this lip balm is no exception. Read on to find out how it works at treating dry and chapped lips.
The Seer Secrets Lip Saviour comes in a cute packaging – a jar with a screw-on lid which is very travel-friendly. The formula itself looks waxy in the jar but melts when rubbed between the fingers, leaving behind a beautiful oily consistency. It literally glides on the lips, gets absorbed within seconds, and does not look crusty or cakey. It provides a golden sheen to the lips and also has some tiny granules that provide gentle exfoliation during application. These granules may stand out a little on the lips, so you may want to pick them out if using the lip balm during the day.
The formula contains many nourishing ingredients such as coconut essential oil, watermelon extract, vitamin E and Cocoa butter, and therefore provides intense hydration to the lips that lasts for several hours. Of course, it contains turmeric too, which protects the lips and prevents chapping and irritation. The formula contains SPF12 as well and will therefore provide some protection to the lips from sunlight too. I also love the fruity scent of the lip balm that lingers on for an hour or so post application.
Overall, I love this lip balm because it is essentially like a lip oil available in solid form that literally melts on the lips. It provides intense hydration and protection and can really help with restoring the softness of severely chapped lips. Priced at INR 315 for a jar that will last you several months, this is a product that you must try out!
I do love all my liquid lipsticks but what my lips crave for during the cold weather is a nice nourishing lip balm. I had been seeing rave reviews of the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lip Balms online so decided to try these out, and believe me, my lips have been thanking me ever since.
I bought the Original formula and the Dark Chocolate and Cherry Tinted formula. Both of these smell heavenly, like desserts, and are extremely nourishing too. I do not like the thick lip balms that form a coating on the lips but these are nothing like that and actually melt into the skin of the lips. They just create a nice glossy coat of oil on the lips that keeps the lips hydrated for a good 3-4 hours. I tend to get dry patches on my lips during winters and these lip balms resolved the problem within 2-3 days of use. I also love the fact that these lip balms contain SPF 15 as well. The only complaint I have with the product is that the tinted lip balm is not pigmented enough and will barely show up on your lips unless they are extremely pale, just look at the swatch below for reference. Other than that, I love everything about these lip balms and they have become my favourite lip balms of all time.
These lip balms are available for INR 130 only and are suitable for even those on a tight budget. In fact, now I am tempted to try out the body lotions and other products from Palmer’s as well. If you haven’t tried these lip balms yet and your lips are suffering in the harsh weather then do try these out now, I am sure you will love them 🙂
Unlike most people, I am extremely picky about my lip balms. Anything that needs to be reapplied twenty times a day or clings to the dry patches does not make the cut for me. This obsession for lip balms started during my college years when I first discovered the joys (read sorrows) of pigmented and chapped lips. My lips still act up occasionally when I become a little lazy about scrubbing or moisturizing them, which is when I need a good sheer lip balm to come to my rescue. The Soultree Viola & Kokum Butter Lip Balm is what is currently nourishing my lips and I am absolutely loving it!
This lovely lip balm looks mauvish pink in the tube but does not impart any color to the lips. However, it is top notch in the hydration department and leaves my lips feeling moisturized for hours, without any greasiness or stickiness. When freshly applied, it smells like the coconut toffees that every kid in India consumed during the 90’s but the scent disappears soon and it does not have any discernible taste either. The formula contains Ghee, which is known to lighten pigmented lips while hydrating them, as well as a blend of seven organic oils and Kokum Butter. It is also free of parabens, sulfates, lead, and petroleum, and is a vegetarian product.
I love the softness that this lip balm imparts to my lips as well as the longevity of the product (I only apply it twice a day). The violet and brown packaging has also stolen my heart, although the cap does not click shut, which means that the cap may come off if not stored carefully and the lip balm may collect dust and grime. Other than this flaw in the packaging, I absolutely adore this product and feel that the price tag of INR 295 for 3.5 gms of lip balm is completely justified. This is definitely going to be my autumn-winter staple and if you are a lip balm snob just like me then you should also get your hands on this product asap!
I hope that this review was helpful. You can buy the Soultree Viola & Kokum Butter Lip Balm here.
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