[Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received the product for a review purpose, but the opinions are my own based on my experience.]
Hi dearest bumblebees! Been away for too long, a month to be precise, I know. A little life update from me; I spent my summer vacay in the States, but I couldn't present such amusing stories for you. Because for comparison, west coast was fun. However, east coast, as much as I could recall, was a hell of a lot fun. So I went to the City of Angels, San Fransisco and (uhm) Las Vegas with my mom. It's weird how I still couldn't get over NYC, Boston, Atlantic City and the other cities along the east coast that I visited like 2 years ago, meanwhile I don't feel like going back to west coast at all. I didn't take plenty of pictures too. Again. Weird.
Anyway, here I'm back in town, bringing you a new product from Jolse, called Dewy Kiss Lip Balm by Missha. Chapped lips have been stories of my life, I tried a lot of lipbalms from Chapstick, Burt Bee's, Nivea, Maybelline, Palmer's and so on, they're doing pretty good job, but I wonder if this very adorable pinky packaging could do the same too. I won't go chattering those other brands, so let's just get straight to the review!
Directions: Use finger or brush to apply over lips.
They didn't state the ingredients on the packaging so I had to copy-paste it directly from Missha's official US website:
Microcrystalline Wax, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Octyldodecanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Paraffin, Jojoba Seed Oil, Mango Seed Butter, Meadowfoam Delta-Lactone, Sunflower Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Extract, vena Sativa (Oat) Meal Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Mentha Rotundifolia Leaf Extract, Grapefruit Extract, Coconut Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Nephelium Lappaceum Branch/Fruit/Leaf Extract, Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract, Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract, Asmino Triloba Tree Fruit Extract, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Glyceryl Behenate, Beeswax, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Trihydroxystearin, Polyglyceryl-6 Octastearate, Caprylic/Caprylic Triglyceride, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylyl Glycol,Silica, Aluminum Hydroxide, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Water, Butylene Glycol, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, CI 15850, CI 19140The key ingredient is theobroma grandiflorum, aka cupuacu butter as mentioned in the description above. To be honest though, I didn't know what it was so I browsed through Google and found the detailed explanation about it from Lush. I'd just mention some of the fact to make it brief yet clear, k?
So cupuacu is a tropical tree in Amazon rain forest. Apparently the tree is still related to cacao the tree where cocoa beans are obtained. Long story short, the cupuacu butter is obtained by cold-pressing. The butter is consists of various beneficial fatty acids. Because of its rich content of; phytosterols to benefit dry, damaged skin, polyphenols to combat free radicals in the tissues, and fatty acids (including palmitic, stearic and oleic acids) to protect and moisturize, it can act as skin hydrator and plumper. Though it's not recognized as an SPF, cupuacu butter also well known for it's ability to absorb damaging UVA / UVB rays for natural sun protection.
Double-sealed for hygiene and protection.
Now let me carry on the actual review, I got myself the lipbalm in shade dewy berry not because I like berries. I was actually a bit hesitant I might be licking my lips if I picked this one. It was just the fact that pink wins most of the time. HA!
First time opening the pot, there were some 'steam' most likely due to the shipping.
The lipbalm comes in a tiny plastic pot, weighed 7g and available in three different flavors; berry, grapefruit, citron. It has jelly-like texture, it's slick but the balm doesn't rub off easily on my finger (yeah, I'm using my clean finger). The pink shade unfortunately wouldn't be seen on your lips, it will only look hydrated, moistened without awkward glossy finish or stickiness. I tried to lick my lips while having this lipbalm on and thank goodness, it doesn't have any unpleasant taste at all, just bland. Just like how it's named, the scent is sort of like berries, sweet but a bit sour in a good way for me, since it's not strong.
All in all, I think it is a must-have product for those who like a potted lippies in a cute packaging, and who search for translucent lipbalms with slightly fruit scent to keep their lips soft and hydrated.
Price: USD 6.98
Price: USD 6.98