Himalaya Herbals Natural Intensive Lip Balm

by Anshu A on May 1, 2012 · 30 comments

Himalaya Herbals Natural Intensive Lip Balm

Himalaya Herbals Natural Intensive Lip Balm

Price:

75 INR for 4.5 gms.

Packaging:

The lip balm comes in the trademark Himalaya herbals green and white packaging.

chapped lips

Product Description:

A unique herbal formulation that provides intensive care and protection all day long. The 0natural intensive lip balm deeply moisturizes and sooths chapped and cracked lips leaving them hydrated and supple all day long.  Appleseed oil is an excellent antioxidant which also heals chapped lips.  Olive oil moisturizes lips and helps treat skin damage.  Almond oil penetrates deeply into the skin and moisturizes lips.  Honey heals chapped and cracked lips.  Free from petroleum, silicons, artificial colors and preservatives.

Key Ingredients:

Winter cherry , apple seed oil , olive oil , almond oil, honey.

Directions To Use:

Apply liberally and evenly on your lips.

Chapped Lips

My Take on Himalaya Herbals Natural Intensive Lip Balm:

The product that I will be reviewing today is the latest product by Himalaya Herbals – Natural Intensive Lip Balm. When my Himalaya Lip Butter was about to get over, I thought of getting myself another clear lip balm and it was then that I spotted this at a medical store.  I thought that the Himalaya people have answerd my prayers and introduced the lip butter in a stick form.

A closer look at the lip balm and it turned out to be a completely different product , I thought what the heck and bought it straightaway.

Chapped Lips

Now, let’s start with the packaging first.  Its a big turn off for girls who look look for cuteness in their lip balms, it looks more like an inhaler to me than a lip balm. The lip balm is soft and glides easily on the lips; however, I don’t like lip balms that feel heavy on the lips and this does feel heavy and gives a bit of waxy feeling.  The cap is tight enough so no problem in carrying it around in the bag.  It smells a bit medicinal and a bit herbal, nothing bothersome about it though. About treating chapped lips, due to the change in the weather, my lips had turned all red and chapped and it certainly has healed them to some extent.  Its moisturising and stays on my lips for a good 1-1.5 hours.

Overall, I would say that I am disappointed with this lip balm and its a passable product, especially when it comes from Himalaya Herbals, who have had a hit with the lip butter. I won’t recommend it to anyone, rather I would suggest to add another 50 bucks and get the Himalaya lip butter if you don’t mind the tub packaging.

Being a stick lip balm, people might immediately compare it with the Lotus Herbals Lip Balm, which in my opinion is a cult favourite when it comes to a drug store brand, with qualities like no waxy feeling , a lip balm in variants like rose , chocolate , vanilla , being completely herbal and coming with SPF 5 as an added advantage, this one is a sure shot winner, but if you want a lip balm that you can use at night and genuinely does the work of a “a lip balm,” then Himalaya Herbals Lip Butter it is. I call it the miracle product and here I would also like to share that it has also lightened the color of my lips.

The stick of my himalaya lipbalm just broke after just 12 days of using it!

Pros of Himalaya Herbals Natural Intensive Lip Balm:

  • Reasonably priced at 175 INR.
  • Comes in a stick form.
  • The cap is sturdy enough.
  • Heals chapped lips to some extent (not completely though).
  • Mild fragrance.
  • Moisturizing.
  • Not tested on animals.
  • Chemical free, hence completely herbal.

Cons of Himalaya Herbals Natural Intensive Lip Balm:

  • Feels heavy on lips.
  • Gives a waxy feeling
  • No SPF.

IMBB Rating:

2.5/5

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Sukanya May 1, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Please edit Anshu’s account details !!!! :|

I was looking for a lip balm, may be i won’t get this if its waxy :(

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jomol May 1, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Sukanya edited :)

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Sukanya May 1, 2012 at 5:11 pm
anshu May 1, 2012 at 7:12 pm

exactly its a big turn off :(

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Sanjeev May 1, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Jomol ji… call please. :)

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Sital Sharma May 1, 2012 at 5:13 pm

its sharma not sharm.. :P :P

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Parita May 1, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I am staying away from this one if it feels heavy on lips :(

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anshu May 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm

yeah parita my heart broke when i used it , especially when something like this comes from the Himalaya :(

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Shami May 1, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I wont buy this, thanks for your review anshu :)
will give lip butter a try as you mentioned :)

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anshu May 1, 2012 at 7:15 pm

pleasure shami :)
the lip butter has turned out to be my h.g balm , but i use it only at night so taht it can work on me like the night creams :p

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Laxmi May 1, 2012 at 6:03 pm

will skip this.. I prefer neutrogena lip balm for cracked lips.. Its awesome.. :)

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anshu May 1, 2012 at 7:16 pm

havent used that yet :(

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Madeeha May 1, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Great review . And yeah even I hate the waxy feel when you put on chapstick !

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anshu May 1, 2012 at 7:17 pm

thank you madeeha :) it puts me off too :(

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Samantha May 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm

I won’t buy this now! Thanks for the review, Anshu! :) I so have to try the lip butter now – have heard so many people raving about it!!!

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anshu May 1, 2012 at 7:21 pm

thank you samantha :)

i am just too much in love with their lip butters ;)

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bhumika May 1, 2012 at 7:04 pm

aww..:( I loved the lip butter too..I like Lotus Cherry lip balm :)

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anshu May 1, 2012 at 7:25 pm

ditto bhumika :)

i havent used their cherry lip balm :( i keep rebuying their vanilla and cocoa variant :)

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Ritika May 1, 2012 at 8:10 pm

This is so disappointing :( I’m on a HUNT, literally for a good lipbalm! I don’t like tub packaging so need a stick. However, all the ones that I have tried have some prob or the other :(
LipIce peeled out my lips! Lotus herbals is good but the vanilla one literally crumbled n broke on my lips n the rotating applicator is always faulty :( Nivea doesn’t have spf versions except for the Med protect which wasn’t very moisturizing. Neutrogena is what I’m using at present except for it’s smell which I COMPLETELY dislike! :( :(
What to do, I can’t find a proper clear lipbalm only with spf :(

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Ritika May 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm

And oh ya, Vaseline too hard n waxy n no spf, n BodyShop too expensive for someone who literally smears on lipbalm!
Oops I sound so crabby n fussy :/

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anshu May 1, 2012 at 9:56 pm

lotus lipbalms are considered best in the market as far as lip-balms with spf is concerned and if you fear breaking of lip balm then try to store them in refrigerator and take them out when you leave for college or office :)

as there is a less chance of breakage when stored this way :)

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Nisha Khan May 1, 2012 at 8:22 pm

even i dont like waxy lip balm,currently i m loving Maybelline ..its amazing..

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anshu May 1, 2012 at 9:59 pm

same here ;) i have heard loads of good things about maybelline lip balm :)
i will be buying that orange wala , guess its called mandarin something :)

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Vish May 1, 2012 at 8:33 pm

i liked the smell of the himalaya lip balm dat cums in tube
does it smell the same any idea?

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anshu May 1, 2012 at 10:05 pm

i’d used that tube long ago , as far as i remember i dont think they smell the same :)

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dr_rashmi May 1, 2012 at 11:11 pm

another himalaya fail :( :( …
try oriflame tendercare lip wax, they have it in stick too !! might answer your need !!!

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anshu May 2, 2012 at 10:54 am

ok rashmi i’l check it out ;)

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Gauri May 2, 2012 at 12:07 am

You’ve reviewed & explained things so well!! :) xxx

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anshu May 2, 2012 at 10:55 am

awwwwwwwww thanks gauri :)

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Liza July 3, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Its a big NO-NO….!!

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