I’m not one to get suckered into pricey lip balms, especially when I’m quite content with the EOS and Nivea lip balms. A year ago, I reviewed the Dior Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm and was pleased — even though I didn’t really see any plumping results. After finishing that pot, I was curious about other high-end lip balms out of curiosity.
So, I got the La Mer Lip Balm and had low expectations despite the great reviews. And, the verdict is in: BELIEVE THE HYPE. :)
“Thinner-skinned than any other area of the face, the lips are virtually defenseless against subtle changes in wind, temperature, dryness, even diet, requiring special attention. The Lip Balm infuses a potent concentration of the original Miracle Broth with marine extracts, botanicals and vitamins to regenerate the delicate lip skin.”
“This luxurious emulsion works on contact to soften roughness, relieve dryness and flaking, and help heal seriously dry lips.” Made from a “patented Lipid Complex,” this balm “delivers moisture, strengthening the lips’ minimal moisture barrier and helping to prevent further damage.” The minty flavor is cooling and non-offensive; and, as the claims state, my lips do feel moisturized and comfortable, without feeling overly sticky or balmly. It melts into my lips and they feel smoother and look softer, for sure.
I say believe the hype; but it’s not a necessity. Just something to keep in mind to request as a gift, or perhaps even a treat for yourself when you’re having a bad day. For a drugstore version that comes VERY close to the La Mer lip balm is the Nivea Lip Butter for like, $4!
Retails for $50.00 USD.