This lip balm by the French brand Nuxe has been hyped up a lot. It contains Shea butter, honey, and Vitamin E and is described as "ultra-nourishing". I've been impressed by other Nuxe products, so I thought I would give this is try.
I'm always on the hunt for a good moisturizing lip balm, especially as we move into the cooler months. A lot of lip balms simply form a barrier on top of your skin, which can help lock in moisture and protect your lips from cold drying air, but doesn't actually provide hydration if your lips are already dry or already chapped. Though this lip balm does have a beeswax base it contains shea butter, honey (a natural humectant), and various plant oils that really help restore moisture to dry lips.
The consistency of this lip balm is very unique. It's completely matte, and it doesn't leave your lips sticky like you might get from Vaseline, or even slick like you get from- any lip product ever...It's definitely a little strange at first, but not bad. It leaves your lips soft and nourished.
This isn't a Bonne Bell Lip Smacker; it does nothing aesthetically and has no flavor and only a light citrus scent. It's probably not going to be something you keep in your pocket and reapply mindlessly. If you are using it throughout the day, you want to make sure you're getting a thin, even application. The balm does have a little bit of graininess to it, and since it doesn't melt right into the skin, you can get some unevenness and clumps, which are particularly unflattering since the product itself is a matte pale yellow. I find that I use this mostly at night, so I don't see that as much of a problem.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this to people who struggle with chapped, peeling lips. There are other lip balms out there with nourishing ingredients, but this just seems to work the best for me when my lips are in bad condition.
You can find this birchbox.com, beauty.com, dermstore.com, and various other online retailers for $19.
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