Happy Sunday! Hope you’ve been well since I last posted. I’ve been on vacation with the family here and it’s been pretty awesome. The evidence is all on Instagram. 😉
Anyways, let’s get to the matter at hand, a #SampleSunday! If you were a follower of my older blog, you’ll know I had reviewed this, but since I recently emptied a tube, I thought I’d do a revisit. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the Jurlique Lip Care Balm!
So first let’s talk about what the Jurlique Lip Care Balm is and what it claims to do. According to the Australian Jurlique site, this balm is a “…gentle moisturizer for dry, chapped lips.” Jurlique also states, “…this rich balm conditions and softens, keeping lips moist and supple.” Additionally, the inclusion of Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Beeswax and Soybean Oil are all ingredients Jurlique claim to deeply moisturize and protect against moisture loss.
Knowing that, will this balm be enough for my extremely dry, chapped lips? Inquiring minds must know!
Below are the ingredients (as listed on CosDNA):
Ricinus communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitan Oleate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis (English Marigold) Flower Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Common Comfrey) Extract, Althaea Officinalis (Marsh Mallow) Root Extract, Rosa Gallica (French Rose) Flower Extract, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Viola Odorata (Sweet Violet) Extract, Viola Tricolor (Heart’s Ease) Extract, Echinacea Purpurea (Purple Coneflower) Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Fragrance/Parfum*, Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzyl Benzoate*, Linalool*, Farnesol*, Limonene*, Benzyl Salicylate*, Geraniol*. *From Natural Essential Oil (Ylang Ylang – Cananga odorata; Black Pepper – Piper nigrum)
As you can see, this does in fact contain Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Beeswax and Soybean Oil. All are also relatively high on the ingredient list too! But are these ingredients deeply moisturizing? Oh yes they are! There are also a lot of other floral and vegetable oils and extracts included in the formula. I’ve tried an older version of the formula and it varied slightly, I do think this current formulation is much better. I’ll detail why now.
While the texture of this is that of a balm in a tube, it can get more oil like the warmer it is. Definitely a product I like to keep in my office at work or in my pocket. I find that the warmer the balm, the easier it is to apply without it being as sticky. Think sticky like MAC Lipglasses. With that, you can be a fan or not at all. What I do think is that stickiness did leave my lips hydrated over time and I was able to drink something without the balm disappearing right away. If the balm is warm, you get to go passed the sticky and straight to moisturized.
So does this keep my lips hydrated all day? No, not really. But is it nice for the couple of hours the application lasts? Sure! I don’t think this will be a balm I’d leave on my nightstand though. Again, my lips are incredibly chapped and require constant hydration, so also keep that in mind. For the average person, this will do plenty.
Now on to the bummer, this version of the Jurlique Lip Care Balm is only available on Jurlique’s Australian site. The US site carries the Rose version of the balm in a tin and I’m sure that’s to compete with the Rosebud Salve. I’m sure you can find it on Amazon though!
What are your thoughts on the Jurlique Lip Care Balm? Would you go out of your way to try it? Let me know in the comments!
PS – I’m writing this on my iPad, so I’ll fix the formatting and add some helpful links once I’m home. Fixed!