Forest Essentials Lip Balm Kokum Butter and Honey Review

by Aditi Y on November 19, 2012 · 22 comments

Forrest Essentials Lip Balm Kokum Butter and Honey

forest essentials lip balm
Hello Lovely People!
When winters arrive my hand automatically gets drawn towards Lip Balms. I buy any and every possible lip balm in my line of sight…hehe! Well, not every but quite a few!

I had gone to Galleria Market, Gurgaon and was happy to find an exclusive FE store and the entire product range. I was curiously looking around. I was reading the Lip Balm ingredients when SA asked me if would like to try it. I tried but didn’t buy it right away as 500 bucks for a lip balm was way too much. I went out with my friends to café nearby ate and came out to realize that my lips don’t feel chap at all, which doesn’t happen at all with me. I am like a compulsive lip balm applier and apply after every 10 mins. I am a lip balm addict…☺! So I went back and bought it!
lip balm
Ingredients
Kokum Butter
Kokum Butter is often used as a substitute for Cocoa Butter due to its uniform triglyceride composition. It melts when it comes into contact with the skin. Kokum Butter is composed of beneficial compounds that help to regenerate skin cells. It’s commonly used in skin healing lotions, creams and body butters, as well as soaps, cosmetics and toiletries.

Honey
Honey has humectant qualities; as a result, it can be used as a moisturiser in many cosmetic preparations. It not only attracts water but also retains it in the skin, so the skin remains supple and elastic. It also protects against wrinkles and dryness.
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Cost
Rs. 495

What I love about Forrest Essentials Lip Balm

Whenever one uses any lip balm or any lip product all of them stay topically. They take a long while to get absorbed by the skin unless applied before one sleeps. Even my HG Lip Balm the Neutrogena one did the same it worked well till the time the product was on the lips and the moment it get rubbed off lips would feel dry again.

But with FE Lip Balm it wasn’t the same. 10-15 minutes after applying the product it get absorbed and then the lips remain hydrated for longer as there is no chance of product rubbing off. The texture feels like hardened coconut oil. It stangely even smells of coconut to me even though its not mentioned anywhere …☺

Pros of Forrest Essentials Lip Balm

1. Easily absorbed
2. Smells divine
3. Nice Packaging, has a cute little mirror inside

Cons of Forrest Essentials Lip Balm

1. Even though I like the packaging but for a lip it’s not suitable.
2. Expensive
3. Not available easily
4. Has a very weird taste, like some mineral oil or something

Verdict
I like the product for its hydrating power but it’s expensive and tastes really weird.

Would I repurchase?
Not this one but I have my eye on the sugared rose from FE.

Would I recommend this to anyone?
For people who don’t find normal lip balms to work very well for them. For others can give it a try!

Rating
3.5/5 (1 for weird taste, 0.5 for price)

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

supriya November 19, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Oh,….too bad it didnt work for you ,….most other products from F.E seem to be good eventhough I havent tried them out

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Aditi November 19, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Its nice and effective… but you know that taste it leaves is very bad and lip balms are bound to go a little into your mouth! :)
I love FE products…all of them esp their Bhringraj Oil

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Shami November 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Packaging is so nice, and different for a lip balm

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Aditi November 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm

My brother looked it and said 200 rupay ka to container hi hoga…hehe!

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Shami November 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm

:lol: :lol:

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Paddy November 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Thanks for the review Aditi :) I have been desparately wanting to buy FE lipbalm but couldnot buy as not much reviews are available… I also want the rose one …but now even Kama has lipbalms and for 100 bucks less than FE… may get Kama first

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Aditi November 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm

oh will try kama as well! :)

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neha November 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm

wow i love the pics :) aditi!

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Aditi November 19, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Thanks :)

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Manisha November 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm

cute packaging but price is a con :(

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Shikha November 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Try kama lip balm, awesome. I got mint one I am loving it….

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Rashmita November 19, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I love the pckaging….and pretty pics :-)

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Aditi November 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm
Bhagyashree November 19, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Currently i am using this lip balm…it is good but nothing exceptional about it,i have even tried older version of this lip balm which i found was more moisturising than this new one and even i want to try Kama lip balm,but i have not seen their lip balms at The bombay stores…does anyone know where they retail their lip balms in mumbai?

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Aditi November 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I am so excited to try Kama ones now since so many people are recommending it!

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Rati November 19, 2012 at 4:50 pm

i dont know I never got attracted to FEs lip balms even though they have such gorgeous packaging. i mean so many brands do such great stuff at 150-200 bucks. I never found a reason to pick this up. But loved your piccys and review. :)

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Pam November 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Try ds out Ratidi. Its really 9c. I hv ds n both my super dry skin-wali momma n me luuuuuuuv ds. Ya,smell is weird. Bt,nt 2 bad. U’ll luv ur lips aftr applying it 4 15 dys. It wrks miracle!!

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swati November 20, 2012 at 12:34 am

Too sad it didnt work good… But oh look at that packaging! And i know we should not judge a book by its covers… But …. Oh!

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rakhi November 21, 2012 at 10:17 am

I bot one last year, had a different pack, but even without use the pack broke :( the entire broke. So be extra careful with this balm!

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