12.04.2014
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A Kiss of Shine Natural Look Glossy Lip Care SPF 15
Rating
0.3 fl. oz. for $3.99
Category:Skin Care > Lip Products (Including Lip Exfoliators) > Lip Balm With Sunscreen
Last Updated:12.04.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This is a good, inexpensive, tinted lip balm with sunscreen. The sheer color and smooth moisture this provides are great, as it the broad-spectrum sunscreen that includes avobenzone for reliable UVA screening. In addition to the active sunscreen ingredients listed, this contains another one (ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate) that's not listed as active. This lip balm would've earned our top rating if it were fragrance-free and contained more than a dusting of antioxidants. Still, for the money (and if you want a soft wash of color with a hint of shimmer) this is worth considering.

Claims

Brilliant clear glossy shine. No sticky residue. Long-lasting moisturization.

Ingredients

Active: Avobenzone, Octinoxate; Other: Polyisobutene, Octydodecanol, Pentaerithrityl Tetraisostearate, C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate, Coco Glucoside, Bis Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate 2, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyglyceryl 3 Diisostearate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Glycerine, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Propylene Carbonate, Magnesium Stearate, Water, Fragrance, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Propylparaben, BHT, Red 7 Lake

Brand Overview

Nivea At-A-Glance

Strengths: Budget-friendly; good makeup removers; a gentle scrub; some worthwhile lip balms.

Weaknesses: Several boring formulas; no products to treat breakouts or lighten skin discolorations; problematic toners; disappointing self-tanners; the anti-cellulite products are a joke.

Nivea is a globally known brand owned by Beiersdorf, the same company behind department-store brand La Prairie and drugstore mainstay Eucerin. Among those three brands, Nivea's product selection is the weakest (which isn't saying much, because none of these lines have much of anything to offer skin). For Nivea, uninspired formulas abound, presenting limited options unless you have normal to dry skin, and even those have exceptionally inelegant formulas. The enduring popularity of this line has more to do with advertising and perhaps tradition (it has been around a long time) than with what any researcher would consider state-of-the-art.

In mid-2010 Nivea re-launched most of their Visage (facial care) products on the web site drugstore.com. These products present a few well formulated, inexpensive options that are worth your attention.For more information about Nivea, owned by Beiersdorf, call (800) 227-4703 or visit www.nivea.com.

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