I have skin issues – some are real and some are just made up in my mind 😛 Dry lips is one such issue. Apart from mascaras, I also hoard lip balms because my lips are extremely dry and most lip balms that I have tried have not been hydrating enough for me and barely add any moisture to my lips. I bought this lip balm from the brand Skinfood because of its good reviews and also because Skinfood is a good skincare brand and I have had good experience with its products in the past.
For a lip balm to show results, it needs to have intensely moisturizing ingredients, and there’s nothing more nourishing for skin than avocado and olive oil. Housed in an adorable avocado-shaped container, this lip balm uses the hydrating power of these two natural ingredients plus ceramides to shed off annoying flakes and leave lips smooth, plump, and soft. Tip: After exfoliating your lips with the Skinfood Avocado and Sugar Lip Scrub, use this balm before going to bed and wake up with pillow soft lips.
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My Experience with Skinfood Avocado and Olive Lip Balm:
I bought this product because of its extremely cute packaging. It looks like a tiny, prettiest ever avocado on the food aisle. The avocado is cut in half and the top half is a twist-up cap and the bottom half has a tub to hold the product. When I bought this product, I thought it would be in in a dome shape like EOS lip balms, and all I have to do is to slather it on my lips without digging my fingers in the product. However, that’s not the case with this Skinfood lip balm and I do have to pick the product with my fingers which is a bit unhygienic to me, but apart from that, I have no qualms about the packaging.
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This lip balm has a very subtle fragrance and is so subtle that I cannot place its genre, but it doesn’t smell like avocado or olive, and either way, it barely lingers on my lips. The texture of the balm is a mix of a thick lotion and body butter – it is rather unusual and forms a moisture barrier on the lips. It appears like a translucent, white layer on lips and forms a moisture barrier on lips. It appears more obvious on the lips till it is completely absorbed by the skin.
I really want to like this lip balm, but alas my lips are so dry that they crave something more moisturizing and somehow this is just not enough for my drought-prone lips, but I do recommend it to those who do not crave extreme hydration or suffer from extreme dry skin.
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Pros of Skinfood Avocado and Olive Lip Balm:
- It is an affordable lip balm, comes in an extremely cute packaging.
- This range (in the same packaging) also has a lip scrub and can be bought along with the balm.
- It has a very subtle fragrance which vanishes soon after application.
- It has a sweet taste, doesn’t feel uncomfortable even if a little bit is swallowed.
- Provides a moisture barrier and hydration to lips.
- Has ceramides along with the goodness of avocado and olives.
- It should serve all the purpose of a good lip balm.
Cons of Skinfood Avocado and Olive Lip Balm:
- The texture of this lip balm is rather unusual and can be a bit annoying for people who are used to more slippery texture.
- Does not provide enough hydration for those who have extremely dry lips and crave for an extra boost of moisture.
I do recommend it to all those who regularly wear lip balms, it will serve the purpose of a good lip balm well. People with extremely dry lips like me might need an extra boost of moisture by sublimating it with a Vaseline or a lip oil.
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