Lips are like a sponge. They absorb water and plump up, but when dehydrated, they dry out and shrink. They lack the waterproofing outer layer and oil-producing sebaceous glands that skin has, meaning they’re sensitive to moisture loss, especially in cold, dry air. Drinking enough water will keep the body, skin and lips hydrated. – INDEPENDENT
If you’re constantly ripping little shreds of skin from your lips, you’ll know that you need lip balm. Lip balm is a ‘must-have‘ product for almost every women and even men. There will be at least one lip balm in every women’s handbag. Lip balm is super helpful especially when you are outside with dry air or working in air-conditioned room.
“Lip balms are a pocket essential for easing the pain of dryness and protecting your most delicate skin from the elements.” – INDEPENDENT
Lip balm provides an occlusive layer on lip surface to seal moisture in lips and protect them from external exposure that have drying effect to lips such as dry air, wind, and cold temperature.
With lip balm :
– your skin (lips) heals faster. Skin on lips is thinner than the facial skin, so lip balm is super helpful to ensure lips well hydrated and heals faster.
– it can be a saviour to avoid the embarrassment of chapped lips! Chapped lips can be a signal that your body is dehydrated mostly due to lack of drinking water, so lip balm can help to overcome the flaky and chapped lips.
– besides to keep the lips moisturizds, lip balm also can make the lips appear more supple. Combine lip balm with any of your matte lipsticks, and you’re ready to go!
I have my favourite daily lip balm that I always bring with me everywhere. It is NIVEA Original Care Lip Balm.
As this lip balm is formulated with Shea Butter and Panthenol, it claims to provide 12-hour Care Effect leaving lips to be sensationally soft and effectively protected from drying out. This product deeply nourish lips to ensure they always look and feel at their best. With its weightless texture, it makes an effective lip care for soft and smooth lips with no color.
It is an incredible emollient, which means it has ability to form a barrier on the lips and help retain moisture in the skin, leaving lips feeling supple and smooth. Shea Butter not only helps to reduce fine lines and anti-aging concerns, it also helps to heal dry and chapped lips. Containing vitamin A and E, both to sooth and moisturize lips.
It brings immediate relief to dry and chapped lips. It greases lips and make lips soft and smooth.
Packaging & capacity
With 4.8 gram in a sturdy plastic blue colored tube, the size is just right to be kept in the handbag. Plus NIVEA also makes an effort to produce this lip balm comes with a cute holder, so it can be hang to the bag, it’s so convenient and pretty too! With twistable tube, it makes the application so much easy.
I will get quite obvious dry, flaky and chapped lips, mostly when I drink less water or been in air-conditioned room for a long time. After few lip balms that I’ve tried, I realised that most of them are effective for a short and temporary time. But since I tried this Nivea Original Care lip balm, I found that it really did a great job in healing my chapped lips with A PLUS POINT : it lasts for a long time! This is one big reason why I love this Nivea lipbalm. If I’m outside, I don’t have to reapply it few times, with only one application and my lips will keep moisturize all along the way. It stays for good long hours on my lips.
Another big reason why I love this lip balm is it heals my chapped lips very fast! Upon application, the dry lips will start to moisturize and the obvious flaky skin on lips will soften and less visible. This lip balm is such a saviour and save my embarrassment moment of having chapped and flaky dry lips when I’m outside.
Since the fragrance is mild and barely there, it’s very suitable to be used in daily application. For me, this lip balm will accompany me everywhere I go and help to keep my lips soft and moisturized for a long duration. The formula is not greasy and it beautifully glides onto my lips. The only problem I had with this product is it tends to easily melt especially in hot weather or in warm conditions. But fret not, there’s a life hack to solve it : simply keep the lip balm in the freezer for few hours and check whether it got its shape back and now you’re ready to use it again! 😘
Rate : 4.5/5! This lip balm is definitely a ‘must-have’ product for me. Given the affordable price and the effectiveness of the product gives me no reason to not like it. This lip balm is very useful especially if you love wearing a liquid lipstick or lipstick that have matte finishing because those tends to dry down the lips quickly. Just apply this lip balm prior wearing the lipstick and it will keep your lips moisturizes throughout the day.