If you are a fan of the old school tubes of lip treatments then you will definitely love the Anatomicals Stop Cracking Up Lip Balm. This product stands out among the tubs and sticks due to its unique packaging. In the age of creamy, solid balms, this product brings a refreshing change with its glossy, almost oily texture. In fact, I would say that it is an affordable alternative to the luxurious lip oils that have made an entry into the makeup world.
Just like all the other products from Anatomicals, this one comes in a vibrant and quirky packaging that is bound to liven up your vanity. Texturewise, it is like an oily lip gloss, but in a good way. As it is a liquid and not a traditional balm, you will need to reapply it every 2-3 hours to keep your lips moisturized. It is not very intensely moisturizing or thick, instead, it leaves your lips lightly hydrated and glossy. As an added bonus, it smells like coconuts, a perfect scent for summer!
Priced at INR 399 for a 15ml tube, I think this lip balm is a good investment for those who do not like the feel of thick balms on their lips. It doubles up as a clear lip gloss and provides a juicy look to the lips. If you are a lip balm junkie, this product will definitely add some variation to your collection!
An annoying thing about some lip balms is that they can be quite thick and can cling to the chapped portions of the lips. Not a pretty look for lips that are already dry and damaged. If you face this problem with your lip balms then you might want to give the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Lip Balm a shot. Bear in mind that this lip balm is expensive and will set you back INR 490 for 4.7ml of the product, so if you are happy with your current lip balm then there is no need to spend so much money. However, if you feel that most lip balms do not sit right on your lips then this investment might be worth it.
The formula is super nourishing and has a slightly oily feel to it, but in a good way. It gets absorbed quickly and leaves a very thin layer of the product on the lips that stays there for 4-5 hours. It is a transparent lip balm that imparts a natural shine to the lips without exaggerating the cracks and patches. I would not recommend applying a lip color on top of this one because things could get a little slippery. It is better to use this on the no makeup days or as an overnight lip treatment.
The lip balm has some great ingredients such as shea butter, glycerin, and vitamin E and does not contain any parabens. The formula also contains the famous Vichy Thermal Spa Water and is hypoallergenic, making it perfect for those with super sensitive lips. I like the mild fragrance and the light texture of this lip balm for the summer months and it has become a staple for me. Other than the price which is quite steep, this could be a game changer for those of you whose lips simply do not cooperate!
My lip issues first made an appearance when I was in college. It was the first time that I experienced dark, flaky patches all over my lips that looked horrendous! I tried a bunch of lip balms but everything failed at providing a permanent cure. After doing a lot of research I tried applying Vitamin E oil and that was the only thing that helped with the situation. However, the process was quite messy because I used to punch holes in Vitamin E capsules to extract the oil. Therefore, The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture-Protect Lip Care is a great alternative for long term usage.
This lip balm is infused with Vitamin E and is extremely nourishing and hydrating. The texture is not too heavy and the product can be applied underneath lipstick. It can also be worn on its own for a transparent, natural shine. As an added bonus, the formula has SPF 15 too, which is so important for the lips. The only thing that I do not like about this lip balm is that the smell and taste is a bit strange, but nothing too repulsive either.
Priced at INR 350 for a 4.2 gm twist up packaging, the product is slightly expensive but an excellent investment if nothing seems to be curing your pigmented, chapped lips.
I hope this review was useful. Buy the lip balm here.