Lip texture: Dry, normal and mildly pigmented
Hope all of you are doing fine! I am here to share my advance Black Friday deals with you. Yay! So it was gloomy here for the past few weeks. I took this as an opportunity and browsed all online deals. I usually call myself a “mindful shopper” as I am often guided by my mind and not greed. 😀 This purchase was certainly one mindful purchase, thankfully. So let’s read more about Coola Liplux SPF 30 Original Formula.
Price: $12 for 0.15 Oz (4.3 g)
Don’t forget your lips! This all-in-one lip treatment moisturizes and protects with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 protection. Our vitamin and antioxidant enriched formula soothes and nourishes, while our unique blend of fruit butters like Raspberry and Avocado hydrate the delicate skin of the lips. This product is unscented, but you’ll still want to say MUAH! 70%+ certified organic ingredients, made with natural food grade ingredients.
• 70%+ Certified Organic
• UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum Protection
• Vitamin and antioxidant enriched
• Water Resistant (80 minutes)
• No nano-sized particles
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Beeswax (ORGANIC), Butyrospermum Parkii (ORGANIC Shea Butter), Carthamus Tinctorius (ORGANIC Safflower) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (ORGANIC Coconut) Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Diethylhexyl 2,6-Naphthalate, Flavor, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Persea Gratissima (ORGANIC Avocado) Oil, Rosa Canina (ORGANIC Dog Rose Hip) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol.
My Experience with Coola Liplux SPF 30 Original Formula:
The balm comes in a basic plastic retractable packaging with a white retractable case and vibrant blue cap, like any ordinary lip balm. I can sniff mild peppermint vanilla essence; but here is the good news for sensitive beauties – I can hardly detect any fragrance or taste post application. Oh yes, it almost feels like an odourless product once applied on the lips. So far I like the sturdy and travel-friendly packaging.
The lip balm also resembles transparent white chapstick balms sans the cooling menthol feels, though. The texture of this lip balm is quite stiff as I feel a slight tugging on the lips but in a good way. I mean, it simply leaves a soft sheen on the lips with no color and/or additional shine. It does not seem to be melting off or showing wear and tear due to frequent usage, unlike other lip balms which literally break off in the middle of usage. I was happy with my previous AmorePacific Moisture Bound Lip Treatment, but after finishing it, I was looking for a cheaper alternative.
Moreover, my severely chapped lips wanted a change. Thankfully, this Coola Liplux came as a fresh change in my life, not to forget it’s way cheaper than my previous lip balm. I also like the fact that it provides SPF 30 and is formulated with some natural ingredients. I can see the benefits of using this balm on my lips as my lips retained their natural pink fluffy shape and color with usage. Also, the texture of my lips became soft and smooth. It works from day one of usage to treat dry, parched lips and transforms them into smooth, soft lips in as little as 2-3 days with regular usage.
We need to re-apply it throughout the day. Let me tell you it does not stay on for too long on my lips (say 1 or 2 hours), considering it has a light-weight, thin texture. I need to re-apply it every 3-4 hours depending upon my requirements; though, I am never consistent with its usage and often stick to AM/PM routine. Still it showed me effective results. I am also impressed to see that it works so well with my lipsticks and lip stains. The reason that it hardly leaves any slippery, oily shine on my lips works like a charm when I wear this balm under lipsticks and lip stains. I can even slather it over matte lipsticks or stains for a mild sheen and sun protection.
I genuinely feel that it has changed the dry texture of my lips to smoother and healthier one in just a few weeks of usage. I do feel occasional dryness on my lips whenever I skip using the lip balms but you can blame the weather for that. We cannot expect any treatment to last forever, right? I just feel the staying power could have been better as I am not a very consistent person who would slather a lip balm every 1 hour. I would definitely like to get it again, considering it provides quick relief, effective results and sun protection. I highly recommend this balm to every beauty, including beauties with dry, chapped lips, provided you are fine with the staying power.
Let’s sum up the pros and cons:
Pros of Coola Liplux SPF 30 Original Formula:
• A light-weight lip balm
• Formulated with certified organic ingredients
• Provides SPF 30
• Water-resistant for around 80 minutes
• Does not feel like menthol on the lips
• Feels buttery soft on the lips
• No slippery or oily shine on the lips
• Quite sturdy and retains its shape well
• Lasts longer than other balms
• Does not feel overly greasy or waxy
• Works really well under lip stains and lipsticks
• Can be used alone for treating chapped lips
• Treats dryness and flaky lips in as little as 2-3 days
• Effectively removes flakiness from the first hour of usage
• Quite travel-friendly and user-friendly packaging
Cons of Coola Liplux SPF 30 Original Formula:
• Staying power could have been better
• Does have chemicals
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
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