Friday, 21 March 2014

Balance Me Rose Otto Intensive Lip Salve Review




Balance Me is a skincare brand that I’ve written about time and time again. They never fail to deliver and I wanted to road test their Rose Otto Intensive Lip Salve to see how it compares to my holy grail lip balm aka the Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment.

This lip salve is petroleum-free and free from all other nasties. It contains hyaluronic acid, which has the ability to draw moisture to the skin like no other. It’s an ingredient that I always look for in a lip balm but is impossible to find in any drugstore lip balm. The only two lip balms I’ve found it in so far are this one and the Fresh lip treatment. It also contains highly emollient lanolin, which really smoothes over the lips and deeply moisturises. The organic shea, cocoa butter and mango butter help to soften the lips; the rosehip, jojoba and coconut oils are packed full of vitamins and essential fatty acids that soothe and protect. The geranium, rose otto and palma rosa balance and hydrate. The scent of this product is divine as it smells very strongly of rose otto oil and I do adore my rose-scented products. The texture is quite thick due to the lanolin so it smooths over the lips really well and creates a gorgeous glossy finish.

All in all, this is a great product and one that I’d recommend for someone looking for something completely natural and doesn’t mind paying that little bit extra. Does it knock my Fresh lip balm off the top spot? No, purely because I personally prefer lip balms that have a thinner texture, however this comes in close second position.

Ingredients:

Lanolin, Ricinus communis (castor) oil***, Cocus nucifera (virgin coconut) oil***, Prunus amygdalus (sweet almond) oil, Cera alba (unrefined beeswax), Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter***, Rosa canina (rosehip) fruit oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, Mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) butter, Sodium hyaluronate, Rosa damascena (rose otto) oil*, Pelargonium roseum asperum (rose geranium) oil*, Cymbopogon martini (palmarosa) oil*, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil*, Citrus reticulata (red mandarin) oil*, Cananga odorata (ylang ylang) oil*, Anthemis nobilis (Roman chamomile) oil*, Pogostemon cablin (patchouli) oil*, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary extract), Geraniol**, Linalool**, Farnesol**, Citral**, Limonene**, Citronellol**, Benzyl benzoate**, Benzyl salicylate** * natural pure essential oil ** naturally occurring in essential oils *** certified organic ingredient

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