Alba Botanica Un-Petroleum Vanilla SPF 18 Lip Balm Review

Hello guys!

‘Today’s review will be on a lip balm. I wanted more lip balms in my collection because I am constantly wearing matte lipsticks and liquid lipsticks which makes my lips super dry. So, I got a few lip balms and this Alba Botanica is one of them.


It varies a lot, but I got it for 2.12 $ from Walmart.
Product Description:
Nourishing Vitamin E, protective jojoba oil and naturally soothing plant extracts, this uncommonly flavorful vanilla lip balm with SPF 18 will moisturize, soften and protect lips from sunburn. No petroleum ingredients and only natural flavor.• sunscreen protection • moisturizing and soothing.


My Experience with Alba Botanica Un-Petroleum Vanilla SPF 18 Lip Balm:

This lip balm comes in a purple packaging. The packaging is very simple with the product details printed all around the body. The cap opens and shuts with a click. The cap is really small and tiny and I’ve already nicked the lip balm a couple of times while opening and closing. I wish they had a bigger cap, but that’s not a huge problem.


The lip balm is a dull yellow-coloured balm. The lip balm is just slightly bit on the thicker side. I like the consistency of this lip balm. It has a very smooth texture. It glides very easily on the lips. I like the slightly thicker formula because then it doesn’t move around too much. It stays put for a very long time.

Alba Botanica Un-Petroleum

Lip balms with such consistency can be used under lipsticks and liquid lipsticks because it won’t change the finish of the product. This lip balm doesn’t give a shiny appearance to the lips. It provides just the slightest bit of sheen to the lips. It has a vanilla bean fragrance and you can immediately recognize the fragrance. I really like the fragrance because it is mild.


The lip balm gives enough moisture to the lips and is very comfortable to wear. In spite of its slightly thicker formula, it doesn’t feel heavy on the lips. It makes your dry lips moisturized and smooth. I really like this lip balm.


Pros of Alba Botanica Un-Petroleum Vanilla SPF 18 Lip Balm:

  • Tiny packaging which can be easily thrown in your handbag.
  • SPF 18.
  • Thick texture.
  • Doesn’t move around your lips a lot.
  • Good staying power.
  • Moisturises your lips very well.
  • Makes your lips soft and smooth.
  • Mild vanilla bean fragrance.
  • Can be used under lip products.
  • Provides the slightest bit of sheen to the lips.
  • Doesn’t change the finish of the lip products used on top of this balm.

Cons of Alba Botanica Un-Petroleum Vanilla SPF 18 Lip Balm:

  • Availability in India.
  • Price varies a lot across sites and stores.

Would I Repurchase/Recommend Alba Botanica Un-Petroleum Vanilla SPF 18 Lip Balm?
Yes! This is a good lip balm and if I get a chance to shop abroad, I’ll pick up different variants of this lip balm.

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