Juicy Lip Balm SPF 15

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Category:
Skin Care > Lip Products (Including Lip Exfoliators) > Lip Balm With Sunscreen
Last Updated:
2/13/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

Juicy Lip Balm SPF 15 comes in a limited selection of bright but sheer colors and has a smooth texture and satin sheen. In terms of sun protection and anti-aging benefit, this tinted lip balm passes the test with broad-spectrum sun protection to shield lips against the sun’s damaging UVA rays! And the price? It’s a beauty bargain for those looking to tint their lips with sheer color plus sun protection.

Note: While this product does contain a small amount of fragrance, it is not present at a high enough concentration to be cause for concern. Still, the formula would have been better without it (see More Info).

Pros:

  • Smooth balm texture with satin sheen.
  • Broad-spectrum sun protection for anti-aging benefit!

Cons:

  • Slightly fragranced (see More Info).
  • Limited color selection.

More Info:

Irritation from fragrance ingredients, whether you see it on the surface of your lips or not, causes inflammation and as a result impairs healing, damages collagen, and depletes the vital substances your lips needs to stay young. For this reason, it is best to eliminate, or minimize as much as possible, your exposure to known lip irritants, especially when there are brilliant formulas available that do not include these types of problematic ingredients (Sources: Inflammation Research, December 2008, pages 558–563; Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, June 2008, pages 124–135, and November-December 2000, pages 358–371; Journal of Investigative Dermatology, April 2008, pages 15–19; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2008, pages 78–82; Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, January 2007, pages 92–105; and British Journal of Dermatology, December 2005, pages S13–S22.)

Active:Octinoxate (7.5%), Octocrylene (7%), Oxybenzone (2%), Titanium Dioxide (.498%), Zinc Oxide (3%). Other: Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacryladipate-2, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Ozokerite, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate, Dicaprate, Tridecyl Stearate, Mineral Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Euphorbia Cerifera Wax (Candelilla), Beeswax, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado), Sorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, BHT, Fragrance, May Contain: Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Titanium Dioxide, Blue 1 Lake, Red 6 Lake, Red 7 Lake, Red 28 Lake.

Wet 'n' Wild is one of the few cosmetics companies around that prides itself on being extraordinarily cheap, although the prices have increased across the board since we last revisited this brand. But don't let its hokey name and pre-teen marketing tactics deter you, because there are some great options available, and the packaging has improved in almost every category. The best-performing products will seem like steals, while the less impressive to horrible products will quickly have you thinking, "you get what you pay for." It is not very often that a line offers such a procession of clear-cut winners and dismal losers, but once you know what to focus on, you won't get soaked by Wet 'n' Wild. This line is available in most major drugstores across the country, and, like most drugstore lines, does not offer testers. Interestingly, the selection of Wet 'n' Wild in Canadian drugstores tends to be better than what U.S. shoppers will find.

For more information about Wet 'n' Wild, visit www.wnwbeauty.com.

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