Product Review: I Provenzali Balsamo Labbra Vegetale all’Olio di Argan

Name: Balsamo Labbra Vegetale all’Olio di Argan
Brand: I Provenzali
Size: 5,7ml
Price: €1,95

From I Provenzali’s website:
It is easily absorbed into the deepest layers of the skin, moisturizing and nourishing it. Protective: improves the barrier of the skin protecting it from cold and sun exposure. It prevents chapped lips.

What I liked:
– natural ingredients
– the price
– the packaging

What I didn’t like:
– grainy texture, doesn’t glide on smoothly
– its moisturizing action doesn’t last long
– it did dry my lips
– doesn’t help with chapped lips

I fell in love with I Provenzali Shea Butter Lip Balm, which is the most moisturizing and longlasting lip balm I’ve ever tried and has now become my HG, and like their Almond Oil Lip Balm, that’s just as good, very much (although I’m not too fond of the almond scent), so when I saw the brand also has an Argan Oil Lip Balm available, I’d thought I’d give that one a go too.

As you can imagine, I expected a lot from this lip balm but it turned out to be a huge disappointment. The more I used it, the more I hated it. :( First off, it has a grainy texture, which is probably due to the fact that it’s made with natural ingredients which don’t impart the same slip to products as some synthetic ingredients (such as silicones for instance) do. Although to be honest, the other two lip balms from I Provenzali have a smoother texture and glide on smoothly. With the Argan Oil lip balm, instead, application is harder.

I don’t really find this lip balm to be moisturizing. My lips are usually in good condition so they don’t need a very moisturizing lip balm anyway (most lip balms just work well for me really), but this one actually made my lips dry. Considering that, I really doubt it could prevent lips from becoming chapped. I think I’ll stick to my beloved Shea Butter version from now on. It’s a shame cos it is reasonably priced and it’s made with natural ingredients (the main ones are castor oil and shea butter which should, but somehow fail to in this formula, moisturize skin) but this one just doesn’t work for me.

Available at: http://www.iprovenzali.it/

Summary
I Provenzali Balsamo Labbra Vegetale all’Olio di Argan is a natural lip balm with a grainy texture that’s not moisturizing. It is not enough to prevent or treat chapped lips and it actually dried out my lips!

Rating: 2/5

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Comments

  1. Eva says

    Hello there,
    I am happy with I Provenzali Bio Balsamo Labbra Vegetale all’Olio di Argan. I pick up this lip balm because among I Provenzali lip balms range, this is the only one that uses natural perfume. Other I Provenzali lip balms contains synthetic perfumes which I am usually allergic to. I haven’t tried other I Provenzali lip balms, though, so that I cannot compare them with my Argan lip balm. But, I find that my Argan lip balm is moisturizing and easy to apply. It is transparent and not whitish creamy like Avene lip balm.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Eva, I Provenzali makes some wonderful lip balms Unfortunately this lip balm didn’t do anything for me but I’m glad it works well for you.

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