L’Oreal Hydrafresh Lip Balm Review

L’Oreal Hydrafresh Lip Balm Review


My lips have always been dry, to the effect that I have used a lip balm since school days and can’t function a day without one. I believe lip balm addiction is a very real thing. So I usually buy organic lip balms from Fab India and VLCC which are great but this time around nothing was really working. What had spoilt matters further was that Nivea tinted lip balms didn’t suit me at all and each time I would wear them, my lips would look beautiful but would become extremely, crazily dry in a while. The more I applied it, the worse the problem became. So I picked this baby up at a whim at a ‘health and glow,’ store. It seemed like an indulgence but it has come through for me on the toughest, chappiest days.

loreal hydra fresh lip balm

What the website says about it: Product benefits: Helps protect lips from the drying effects of wind and cold weather.

Application: Apply liberally to lips and allow an excess of the balm to be absorbed.
Ingredients: Mentioned in a foreign language.
Price: Rs. 249.

My experience with the product: This is my first L’Oreal product and I must say the beginning has been good, thanks to this lip balm. Extremely moisturizing, it keeps my lips moisturized for a very long time. I don’t feel the need to reapply it constantly as the case with other lip balms. Packaging is as good as it gets, with the nozzle shown in the picture below that ensures precise application. You need a very small quantity for effect. It leaves the lips with a nice healthy sheen. There is a very mild fragrance and it is tasteless, which I totally love. It is not a candy lip balm which simply tastes and smells good but does not do its actual job. I will recommend it to everyone who has perpetually dry lips

I used to have this perception of L’Oreal products of being loaded with chemicals and still do. Even in this lip balm, the ingredients are mentioned in a middle-eastern language or something.

Yet, to reduce the incessant hair fall, I am considering their shampoo as a next purchase.


Figure 1: the color you see on the tube is a nail paint that got left open 🙂

Pros of L’Oreal Hydrafresh Lip balm:
1. Very moisturizing.
2. No need to reapply often as with other lip balms.
3. No lingering taste or smell.
4. Hygienic packaging.
5. One tube lasts a long time.
6. Gives a nice, glossy sheen to the lips.
7. Available easily at all L’Oreal counters.
8. This is a weird one…but the lip balm doesn’t cause addiction! That is very cool and surprising. Considering how moist it makes my lips but I appreciate that it doesn’t make me want it all the time.

Cons of L’Oreal Hydrafresh Lip balm :
1. Ingredients not mentioned in English on the tube, aren’t mentioned on the website as well. Makes you wonder what kind of chemicals have been put in. The fear is only aggravated by the fact that the brand tests on animals.
2. Pricey for a lip balm.
3. No spf.
4. I wish it had a tint. Then it would be an all in one lip balm  maybe I would not spend any more money on lip-gloss/lipsticks etc. haha, isn’t that the dream.

Loreal Hydrafresh lip balm


Would I recommend it? I totally would. I don’t have dry skin so no scope of trying their hydrafresh range. But I think if their lip balm is any preview, the range will be a boon for dry skinned beauties.

Would I purchase it again? Yes I would

Rating: 5 stars

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32 thoughts on “L’Oreal Hydrafresh Lip Balm Review

  1. Nice review, and product seems good too :thumbsup: , I hate to apply lip balms many times a day! Its good that you dont have to reapply! I am currently using vlcc mint lip balm that i really like, I will skip loreal balm for no spf content at Rs 250 I have already pigmented lips!

  2. nice review shivani….but me way to happy with my avon lip balms…esp. the cherry one….it has got a beautiful tint…:-* …..n costs much much less…. n yeah…for extra dry lips…u can try applying a little bit of ghee at night…it also makes the lips soft….only if like the taste… 😉

    1. I knowww. Avon gives a beautiful just bitten tint…. it dries my lips out tho. thanks for the ghee tip… no like the taste :)(

  3. Nice review and this seems like a nice buy!!! …..I’m addicted to reapplying lip balms, the second my lips feel slightly dry I cant handle it and I’ve experienced that most lip blams leave my lips feeling dry after a couple hours :pain:

  4. I agree with dimpi..applying ghee really works..i remember my mom use to apply to us when we were kids and used to get chapped lips especially during winter!
    Sounds like a boon for dry lips…thanks for the review 🙂

  5. i have never tried anything form loreal. i am tempted to try the hydra fresh range. 😀 I liked the packaging- neat and clean. 🙂 I am not the kinds who are addicted to lip balms. it’s only morning and evening i use lip balms.. or if ever i feel the need to during the day. have tons to finish as of now. I’d check out their skin care though. 🙂

  6. Great product and nice review shivani…… hey one thing if the lips appears very drying then its due to vit B deficiency ,I read in a nutritionist book . I too suffered same problem , after reading that book I started taking vit B supplement , this ha cured my dry lips now they are very supple…. pls give a try….. :)) :))

  7. Hey Shivaniiii….nice review…….but my lips don’t dry out that much….nivea and maybelline always work for me…..VLCC one is good na……I will get that too :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: err…..thanks extra for telling me that loreal’s hydrafresh range is for dry skin….I was thinking of getting that :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble:

    1. hey jomol…. Hydrafresh pink is for dry to normal skin and theres also Hydrafresh green which is for combination to oily skin 🙂

  8. nice review Shivani :thumbsup: .. i am luving the TBS lip balm these days :yahoo: :yahoo: … this is costlier than tht.. can giv it a try but tis has to wait for now… :toothygrin:

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