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A Kiss of Olive Oil & Lemon Moisture Rich Lip Care
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0.17 fl. oz. for $2.99
Category:Skin Care > Lip Products (Including Lip Exfoliators) > Lip Balm Without Sunscreen
Last Updated:12.04.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This soft-textured yet waxy lip balm is an OK option to take care of dry lips, but the formula isn’t as moisture-rich as the name states. In fact, this contains far more wax than moisturizing ingredients, and a high amount of wax just doesn’t feel as nice on lips as plant oils, butters, or similar emollient ingredients. This fragranced lip balm is ultimately not recommended because it contains lemon juice. Used on lips, lemon juice can be a potent irritant and it contains chemicals that make skin more sensitive to sun exposure, potentially leading to discolorations.

Claims

Enriched Lip Care with natural moisturizers.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Microcrystalline Wax, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Cetyl Palmitate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polyisobutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Myristyl Myristate, C20-40 Alkyl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bis-Digylceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Juice, Fragrance, Beeswax, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Water, Maltodextrin, BHT, Iron Oxides, Blue 1 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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