It seems like the beauty world is still riding out the lip butter wave and who could blame them, even the term itself sounds luscious and delectable. I was so excited to hear that a new lip balm has finally hit the drugstore shelves because this is one department that hasn’t seen any new products in quite a while.
Here’s what Nivea had to say
“The moisturizing formula of NIVEA® Lip ButterTM with Hydra IQ contains shea butter and almond oil and provides intensive moisture and long-lasting care. This pleasant formula with vanilla and macadamia aroma leaves lips sensationally soft.”
I would have liked to see mineral oil (list as paraffinum liquidum at the top of the ingredients list) be replaced with something more natural but at such a low price perhaps it’s more a choice of economics rather than skin friendliness. It is something that reappears in many iconic NIVEA products so it’s not really a surprise though I was hoping for a change.
Nonetheless, I think this is a basic likeable product that I’m looking forward to using for the next few months. I also really enjoy the fact that this balm is absolutely kissable, no strange taste or gooey residue left behind which gets a smilie from the boyfriend. My Vanilla and Macadamia version has a deliciously rich scent that makes me smile every time I pop open the lid. Try this if you’re looking for something for a little shine and softness but skip it if you were hoping it’s going to heal dry lips.
Have you had a chance to try these yet?
How do they compare to your other drugstore favourites?