01.15.2013
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Nutritic Lips
0.15 fl. oz. for $15.95
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Last Updated:01.15.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

This lip balm in stick form contains a very good blend of emollients, waxes, and oils to protect and soften lips. Unfortunately, this also contains coriander oil, a fragrant oil that can cause contact dermatitis and photosensitivity (Source: www.naturaldatabase.com). Given that this lip balm doesn’t contain sunscreen, it is risky to wear during daylight hours, and the potential for irritation is too high to make it worth considering over several other lip moisturizers.

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Claims

Transforming care for very dry lips in a convenient stick. Transforms the four signs of dry, sensitive lips: tingling, sensitivity, thinness and chapping.

Ingredients

Polyethylene, Polybutene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Myristyl Myristate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Cetyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Ribes Nigrum (Black Current) Seed Oil, Echium Lycopsis Fruit Oil, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydroxypalmitoyl Sphinganine, Tertradibutyl Pentraerythrityl, Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Titanium Dioxide, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Myristyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate

Brand Overview

La Roche-Posay At-A-Glance

L'Oreal-owned La Roche-Posay has a pharmaceutical lineage based in France, and the company speaks of their thermal spring water as the cornerstone of their commitment to dermatological skin care. In fact, the name La Roche-Posay comes from the French town that is the source of this water, which is said to be a rich in selenium. While selenium is an element that has potent antioxidant ability, it's unclear how much the water La Roche-Posay uses contains, since all water has to go through purification processes to be to used in cosmetic products.

That aside, this brand does have a number of standout products, including some good sunscreens and anti-aging treatments. Another positive: All of its skincare is packaged in containers that will keep beneficial products protected from light and air (no jar packaging here!). Unfortunately there are some missteps, namely that some otherwise-excellent products include potentially-irritating amounts of alcohol, fragrance, or other irritants. The line could also benefit from additional products that contain more state-of-the-art ingredients. Still, for a no-frills approach to serious skin care, there are some finds to be had!

For more information about La Roche-Posay, owned by L'Oreal, call (888) 577-5226 or visit www.laroche-posay.com.

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La Roche-Posay At-A-Glance

L'Oreal-owned La Roche-Posay has a pharmaceutical lineage based in France, and the company speaks of their thermal spring water as the cornerstone of their commitment to dermatological skin care. In fact, the name La Roche-Posay comes from the French town that is the source of this water, which is said to be a rich in selenium. While selenium is an element that has potent antioxidant ability, it's unclear how much the water La Roche-Posay uses contains, since all water has to go through purification processes to be to used in cosmetic products.

That aside, this brand does have a number of standout products, including some good sunscreens and anti-aging treatments. Another positive: All of its skincare is packaged in containers that will keep beneficial products protected from light and air (no jar packaging here!). Unfortunately there are some missteps, namely that some otherwise-excellent products include potentially-irritating amounts of alcohol, fragrance, or other irritants. The line could also benefit from additional products that contain more state-of-the-art ingredients. Still, for a no-frills approach to serious skin care, there are some finds to be had!

For more information about La Roche-Posay, owned by L'Oreal, call (888) 577-5226 or visit www.laroche-posay.com.