Biotique Bio Fruit Lightening Lip Balm Review

by Ramya S on November 29, 2010 · 38 comments

Biotique Bio Fruit Lightening Lip Balm

Hello everyone, I’m so happy that I came across IMBB. Thanks to Rati and all your wonderful reviews, I’ve started becoming choosy and a tad more knowledgeable as to what would suit me and what to expect from the products. Though I chanced upon this site when I was looking for skin care routine/products, these days I’m trying out the make up products also.

Biotique Bio Fruit Lightening Lip Balm

Biotique Bio Fruit Lightening Lip Balm

Biotique Bio Fruit Lightening Lip Balm Tub

Biotique Bio Fruit Lightening Lip Balm Tub

I love lip balms and glosses. So yeah, I liked the review about lotus lip balms here and went to the store to pick them up. I’ve pigmented lips so I thought of picking one with sunscreen in it and which also takes care of moisturizing the lips. When I was looking at the lotus stuffs, I found this pretty green tiny one from Biotique.  It is Bio Fruit Lightening Lip Balm. It says it ‘Lightens and Evens-out lip tones’.

I’ve liked many Biotique products before and they have been good to my skin and hair. So I thought of giving Biotique Bio Fruit Lightening Lip Balm a try and picked it up.

Price: Rs. 99

Ingredients: Angur(Vitis Vinifera) 2.0%, Vach (Acorus Calamus) 1.5%, Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra) 2.0%, Badam(Prunus amygaldus) 1.5%, Surajmukhi (Helianthus annus) 2.5%, Kusumbhi (Carthamus tinctorius) 4.0%, Til (Sesamum indium) 4.5%, Erandi (Riinus communis) 12.0%, Marham Base Q.S.

Quantity: 0.6 oz. /16gm

Biotique Bio Fruit Lightening Lip Balm

Biotique Bio Fruit Lightening Lip Balm

What it says about Biotique Bio Fruit Lightening Lip Balm on the carton? Fruit has been the elixir of life since the beginning of time, rich in vitamins, nutrients and skin brighteners. This de-pigmentation balm visibly lightens lips for a fairer skin tone.

How to use it? Smooth on or around bare lips, alone or under lipstick.

Biotique Bio Fruit Lightening Lip Balm Swatch

Biotique Bio Fruit Lightening Lip Balm Swatch

Pros of Biotique Bio Fruit Lightening Lip Balm

• It is based on an ayurvedic recipe so it doesn’t harm the skin in any way. It says in the pack – ‘This is not a cosmetic product. It has therapeutic properties’.

• The price is decent for the quantity. And it stays put for around two hours or so.

• You need very little of the balm for one time. So I guess, it will last longer. And it says that you can use it for 3 years from the date of manufacturing. Actually this claim in herbal products always leaves me in doubt. How can an herbal product stay unharmed for so long????

• The fragrance is mild. It is a fruity one but not overpowering. I can smell grapes. :-)

• It moisturizes well. Haven’t faced any flakiness or dryness after using this. It doesn’t leave a cast.

• It has a mild brownish red color to it. So you can actually just use it alone without your lipstick.

• The packaging is very cute. You would have seen the Big green dabbas of Biotique Pappaya scrub and their other creams. Now shrink it to fit your palm and that’s how this lip balm looks:

product in the palm

product in the palm

• There is a plastic cover inside the outer cover to protect the balm.

Biotique Bio Fruit Lip Balm

Biotique Bio Fruit Lip Balm

Cons of Biotique Bio Fruit Lightening Lip Balm

• No SPF. So it is basically only to cure de-pigmentation but if you want to prevent de-pigmentation, you might need to get some thing with SPF in it.

• If you use it under your lipstick, it may alter the color of the lipstick as the lip balm has a light color to it as mentioned. This needn’t be a con and you can actually try it with your lipsticks and bring out different shades.

• Yes, it comes in a tub so you have to be extremely careful about it. It can attract dirt easily. When you see the consistency it is a little runny than Vaseline so I guess it could have been packaged in a tube like think that we get for lip glosses. It would have been more convenient.

• And since it is a bit runny(guess because it has til and castor oil in it), it starts bleeding around the edges of your lips after some time if you have used more of this balm. It can give you a slight Cullen look :P  So just be careful about how much of the balm you need.

Note: this runniness can also be attributed to the humid Chennai weather. So you can try it out and see how it suits you.

Honestly, m not sure about the lightening of the skin tone. I’ve been using it for just 10 days and I think it will take some more time to find out if it actually lightens the lips. But so far I’m happy with the moisturizing effect and the light color pay off of the balm.

And thanks to the diy tips in this blog, I’ve been scrubbing my lips with honey-olive oil-sugar scrub twice a week. So along with this balm I’m hoping to see some good results. Maybe then I can wear lippies more confidently.

My take on the product: I use it only at home, mainly due its runny consistency. I will be picking up a chapstick with SPF in it when I go out.

IMBB points: 3.5/5

Hope you liked my review. This is the first time I’m writing for this blog. Do let me know your comments. Ho and I’m sorry, I’m not very good at taking snaps… hope u got the idea anyway.

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How to make Tinted Lip Balm

Have You Used Biotique Bio Fruit Lightening Lip Balm Before? Please Rate in the Box Below:

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

calicoaster November 29, 2010 at 11:56 am

Nice review Ramya!! :yes: :yes: :yes: Me not much into tub balms!!….Moreover, since it has this running consistency…I’ll give it a pass!!! :-P :-P :-P

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ramya November 29, 2010 at 4:40 pm

thanks cali :)
i agree… u can’t comfortably wear it outside because of the runny thing….. :-(

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Rati November 29, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Hi Ramya,

Welcome to IMBB. :)

I think herbal products take long to really who the effects so may be continuous usage lightens up your lips. :)

I kind of avoid buying potted products. They freak me out :P :P

Anyway nice review . :)

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ramya November 29, 2010 at 4:43 pm

thank u for posting this rati :)
m ready to wait for some more time, say till the pot finishes :-P to see if it is working …
but m alreay thinking of the maybelline ones that u reviewed….. so much to buy no? :-D

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bhumika November 29, 2010 at 1:08 pm

dis doesnt do anythg for whitening..so d claims not gud…
i want d bio berry lip plumping 1 coz dat smells like mixed fruit jam…. :-))
nice review ramya…

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ramya November 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm

yeah… m still wondering abt the claim… but lets see… :-?
mixed fruit jam? i might eat it :-)) this plumping thing is a new feature that is coming up right? do try n let us know how it works…..

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Sharon November 29, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Nice review Ramya :-) Do update on the effect of the lip balm.I really hope it works :yes: :yes:

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ramya November 29, 2010 at 4:46 pm

thanks sharon…. :) sure, will do.

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radhika November 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm

good review! but i dont like this too much!
:-))

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ramya November 29, 2010 at 4:48 pm

thanks radhika :)
give it a pass…. there are so many others to try anyway :)

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Janhavi November 29, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Cullen Look !!!!!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Great review – maybe if this works you could give us an update in a few months :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

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ramya November 29, 2010 at 4:49 pm

thank u janhavi…. yeah will let u know how it works either way :-)

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jomol November 29, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Nice review Ramya……..Biotique products sometimes work and sometimes don’t work……so Biotique reviews are always welcomed…..by the way, as far as snaps are concerned, you may try the macro option on your digital camera……it will help you in getting clearer pictures…. :-))

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ramya November 29, 2010 at 5:29 pm

thanks jomol :)
ho… i wasn’t aware of the macro option…. will see my camera has it… thanks for the help :)

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Smita T November 29, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Isn’t that too thick for lip balm ?? Just wondering.

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ramya November 29, 2010 at 5:40 pm

no smita…. its not really thick…. looks so in the pot but when u apply it its quite liquidish…..

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Smita T November 29, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Oh ok :-)

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Anjz July 26, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Its thickness depends on the climate i think..I used this when i was in bangalore.it was a bit thick and never gave a bleeding look :)

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neha November 29, 2010 at 5:44 pm

hi ramya
me to just moved to chennai
have to pick this up after seeing the pics etc
grapes….. :drool:
and for 99 its great na

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ramya November 30, 2010 at 3:02 pm

hi neha…. welcome to chennai :) hope u r having a good time except ofcourse for the hunidity :-P i’ve been here for a very long time :-))
yeah the priice is also good….. but i’m just using it at home :)

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Preetha November 29, 2010 at 9:37 pm

very cute packaging..u know wat..i always keep buying these small cutey ones to load my handbag..but i end up not using any of these..i was just about 2 get this..thanx for ur review.. :-))

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ramya November 30, 2010 at 3:03 pm

thanks preetha…. :)
i know it looks very cute… m thinking of how to use it after it gets over, that is if at all ;-)

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Sravanthi May 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Yeah i too got it recently..and feeling good to have it.But it won’t stay for more than an hour.

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Nadeeda August 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Hai Ramya,

Thanx for the review.
I bought this Lip Balm 3 days ago and I’ve been using it since then. I don’t find the consistency too runny. I think it’s the climate of Chennai that makes it runny. I love the smell of it. I’m hoping to see a change in my Lip color soon. Did it bring any difference to yours ? :preen:

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preeti August 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Hi Nadeeda!
I am planning to purchase this one.
My lips are getting tanned.
How is it.
Should i buy or not. :)

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Ria September 25, 2011 at 12:40 am

Pls dont buy it…it does not whiten the lips…just wastage of money…i have been using it for 2 months, but no effect at all…

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Lavanya April 7, 2012 at 9:44 pm

The first time I used this product I felt a slight burning sensation. May be I think it is working for me. Let me write a review after some days.

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Vaishali Dighe June 30, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Hi all, Thank you for all these reviews. This is the first time I am planning to use biotique products. So these reviews are really helpful. Can anybody suggest and give reviews for biotique sunscreen,facepacks and moisturiser? Thank you in advance.

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Navu October 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Ive been using it for 2 3 months now since the tub is huge to finish, and it does nothing for the lightening of dark lips. Although its a nice lip balm and smells great.

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