A girl can never have enough lip balms! We are always on the lookout for lip balms available out there! Who doesn’t know lip balms serve different purposes? Plain balms help soften your lips before applying lipstick/gloss! They also help prepare your lips for solid formulae like lip tints! Medicinal formulae works wonders in healing dry and cracked lips! I can hardly resist a lip balm! So far, I tried and tested Carmex, Blistex, Sally Hansen, Vaseline and Body Shop lip butter! My range also includes a wide variety of Indian products, as well! I swear by some products, others are simply laid to rest! On such quest, I came across Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Immediate Repair Lip Balm! I found the wee tub overwhelming! The rest is history!
Ingredients List for Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Immediate Repair Lip Balm – Isononyl Isononanoate, C 12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Polybutene, Polyethylene, Petrolatum, Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Stearoxy Dimethicone, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum.
C 12-15 Alkyl Benzoate is emollient, a skin-conditioning agent with anti-microbial properties mostly used in products with SPF and anti-ageing formula!
Polybutene derived from petrolatum is used as a plasticizer! Ingestion of large doses of polyethylene might result in liver and kidney damage!
Behenyl Alcohol derived from coconut fatty alcohol acts as a thickening agent and also helps prevent moisture loss!
Stearoxy Dimethicone acts as great emollient and skin-conditioning agent with skin protecting formula!
Tocopheryl Acetate concerned as human skin toxicant has been used in products like foundation, moisturizer, lip gloss, lipstick and anti-ageing products!
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Immediate Repair Lip Balm with glycerin and rich emollients intensively moisturises, repairs and immediately relieves dry, cracked lips and nostrils from first application! I have never come across such a fragrant lip balm! Smells heavenly, which makes it a perfumey lip balm! I believe every girl should own a mint flavored balm, but too much of mint makes the weather chilly! In fact, I am glad Neutrogena formula has nothing to do with mint! A little birdie told the Neutrogena Lip Balm available in the Indian market is fragrance-free, so better watch out! Originally, 15 ml frost-finish tub with red lid retails for £2.50! (Indian price around Rs 200) The quantity you get is quite a surprise! Product comes in a screw top tub! Box inside a box inside a box, this also has outer case packaging! The product is a non-greasy! Looks waxy and opaque in the tub, but definitely comes out transparent! I always found Neutrogena lip balm consistency tricky! Feels super soft to touch, but kind of grainy on lips! At least, for a few minutes after application! Your lips feel soft in a buttery-bubble! Comparatively, you don’t have to struggle hard to get the product on to your finger tips!
Lately, UK weather has been playing pranks! It’s still snowing! Such case, the first worst affected part will obviously be our lips! My pout is terribly cracked and dry! Ouch! One such day, I applied Neutrogena lip balm with my fingers! Don’t you agree fingers are the most ignored tools of perfection? Just a couple of applications! No sore lips! Once the formula is completely absorbed in, lips feel super soft!
Neutrogena really works at the moment! Instant gratification! I can’t call it a downside, but I find the plastic tub cheapy! It might sound better if the formula had SPF! The life expectancy of this product is 36 months, which means you are free to ignore this at least for a couple of years! Especially, if you are always on the hunt like myself! I search the markets vigorously, but always tend to ignore the stuff in my hands! Am I the sole soul who feels that way?
If you can get your hands on Neutrogena Norwegian formula, any product from this range as such, try it for yourself! Evil winters can hardly make a difference to your skin with Neutrogena! Wondering how? Despite the harsh weather conditions, Norwegian fishermen reported soft and supple hands! Later, Neutrogena discovered the oils in the fish had intensively moisturising properties! A synthetic version of the fish oil was created and to this day remains an integral ingredient in the Neutrogena Norwegian Formula range! Credit goes to the great seas! Neutrogena Norwegian Formula is designed to protect and help repair dry skin even on hard-working areas such as elbows, knees and heels! Glycerin-enriched products soothe dry and chapped skin, providing comfort and restoring moisture levels! Legend says UK market sells a Neutrogena Norwegian Formula hand cream every 5 seconds!
P.S – I reiterate! How miraculous your lip product might be, try to exfoliate your lips!
By : Divija Reddy
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