Product Review: The Body Shop Lip Balms in Cranberry Joy, Ginger Sparkle & Vanilla Bliss

Name: Lip Balms in Cranberry Joy, Ginger Sparkle and Vanilla Bliss / Cupole Labbra in Gioia Di Mirtillo, Zenzero Brioso e Estasi Di Vaniglia
Brand: The Body Shop
Size: 6gr
Price: €6,00

From The Body Shop’s website:
This shimmering, moisturizing lip balm is perfect for mistletoe moments.
Un formato innovativo per un Balsamo Labbra irresistibile. Garantisce la massima idratazione. Ricco di microglitter super luminosi.

What I liked:
– keep lips soft and smooth / mantengono le labbra morbide e liscie
– texture is balmy and not sticky / la consistenza è quella tipica dei balsami labbra, non appiccicosa
– provide a subtle shiny finish / dona un leggero effetto brillante alle labbra
– delicious scents / profumazioni deliziose
– cute and practical packaging, easy to travel with, makes application a breeze / la confezione è carina e pratica, facile da portare con sè ovunque, assicura un’applicazione facile e veloce

What I didn’t like:
– if you have dry and cracked lips, these won’t be moisturizing enough for you / non abbastanza idratanti per chi ha le labbra secche e screpolate
– they apply clear / sono trasparenti
– not very longlasting / non durano molto sulle labbra

Would you like to give your lips a festive treat? Or maybe you’re looking for a cute stocking stuffer idea for one of your friends? Then consider one of the lip balms The Body Shop has brought out for the holidays. Available in Cranberry Joy, Ginger Sparkle and Vanilla Bliss, these lip balms look similar to EOS Lip Balms. They have a similar dome shape, which allows for easy application wherever you are. However, EOS Lip Balms aren’t very moisturizing. Do these fare better?

In terms of hydration, they do fare better, but only slightly. All three lip balms have a balmy texture similar to that of chapsticks that softens and smooths lips nicely thanks to Olive, Coconut and Safflower Oils, for about three hours. If your lips are, like mine, in fairly good condition, then they’ll give them all the hydration they need. But if instead you’re looking for something to treat chapped lips with, you can skip these as they won’t help much.

They will, however, make your lips subtly shine thanks to the glitters they leave behind. The colours instead don’t translate onto the lips. But even though they apply clear, they still add a festive touch to your look. And they smell wonderful! If you’re into sweet gourmand vanilla scents, you have to try Vanilla Bliss. It’s truly delicious. Cranberry Joy smells, well… of berries. Very fruity and juicy. Ginger Sparkle has an effervescent gingerbread man scent with a dash of Coke. Even though they’re not the most moisturizing lip balms on the market, I can’t help but love these. They are cute, festive, smell yummy and keep my lips soft and smooth.

Vi piacerebbe dare alle vostre labbra un tocco festivo? O forse state cercando un piccolo regalo per un’amica? Allora prendete in considerazione uno dei balsami labbra che The Body Shop ha lanciato per le feste. Disponibili in Gioia Di Mirtillo, Zenzero Brioso e Estasi Di Vaniglia, questi balsami labbra assomigliano ai Burri di Cacao di EOS. Hanno entrambi una forma sferica, che consente una facile applicazione dovunque ci si trovi. Ma i Burri Di Cacao di EOS non sono molto idratanti. Questi di The Body Shop lo saranno di più?

Si, i Balsami Labbra di The Body Shop sono un pò più idratanti. Tutti è tre hanno una consistenza tipica dei balsami per le labbra che rende la labbra morbide e levigate grazie agli oli di Oliva, Cocco e Cartamo, per circa tre ore. Se le vostre labbra sono, come le mie, in buone condizioni, questi balsami labbra doneranno loro tutta l’idratazione di cui hanno bisogno. Ma se invece cercate qualcosa con cui curare le labbra screpolate, questi non fanno al caso vostro.

Inoltre, questi balsami labbra faranno brillare in modo naturale le labbra grazie ai glitter contenuti in essi. I colori invece non si trasferiscono sulle labbra. Nonostante siano trasparenti, aggiungono comunque un tocco festivo ad ogni look. E le profumazioni sono buonissime! Se vi piacciono le fragranze dolci e gourmand alla vaniglia, dovete provare Estasi Di Vaniglia. Gioia di Mirtillo profuma, bè.. di mirtillo. Un profumo molto fruttato e succoso. Zenzero Brioso ha un’effervescente profumazione di omino di pan di zenzero con un pizzico di Coca Cola. Nonostante questi balsami labbra non sia i più idratanti sul mercato, non posso fare a meno di amarli. Sono carini, festivi, hanno profumazioni deliziose e mantengono soffici le mie labbra.

Cranberry Joy Lip Balm Ingredients:
Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Emollient), Cera Alba/Beeswax (Emulsifier/Emollient), Cocos Nucifera Oil/Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Emollient), Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil/Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent – Occlusive), Aroma/Flavor (Flavour), Ricinus Communis Seed Oil/Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil (Emollient), Butyrospermum Parkii/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate (Bulking Agent), Vaccinium Macrocarpon Fruit Extract/Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract (Natural Additive), Barium Sulfate (Opacifier), Ammonium Glycyrrhizate (Flavour), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Tin Oxide (Opacifying Agent), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), CI 19140/Yellow 5 Lake (Colour), CI 15850/Red 7 Lake (Colour), CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide (Colorant), CI 77499/Iron Oxides (Colour).

Ginger Sparkle Lip Balm Ingredients:
Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Emollient), Cera Alba/Beeswax (Emulsifier/Emollient), Cocos Nucifera Oil/Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Emollient/Hair Conditioner), Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil/Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent – Occlusive), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Butyrospermum Parkii/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Ricinus Communis Seed Oil/Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil (Emollient), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Emollient), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate (Bulking Agent), Ammonium Glycyrrhizate (Flavour), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Eugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Zingiber Officinale Root Extract/Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract (Natural Additive), Barium Sulfate (Opacifier), Tin Oxide (Opacifying Agent), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), CI 19140/Yellow 5 Lake (Colorant), CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide (Colorant), CI 15850/Red 7 Lake (Colorant).

Vanilla Bliss Lip Balm Ingredients:
Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Emollient), Cera Alba/Beeswax (Emulsifier/Emollient), Cocos Nucifera Oil/Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Emollient/Hair Conditioner), Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil/Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent – Occlusive), Aroma/Flavor (Flavour), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate (Bulking Agent), Butyrospermum Parkii/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Emollient), Ricinus Communis Seed Oil/Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil (Emollient), Tin Oxide (Opacifying Agent), Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract (Natural Additive), Barium Sulfate (Opacifier), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide (Colorant), CI 19140/Yellow 5 Lake (Colorant), CI 77492/Iron Oxides (Colour), CI 15850/Red 7 Lake (Colorant).

Available at: the-body-shop.it and thebodyshop.usa

Summary
The Body Shop Lip Balms in Cranberry Joy, Ginger Sparkle & Vanilla Bliss have a cute dome shape that makes application a breeze. Perfect to keep lips soft and smooth, they’re not moisturizing enough to treat very dry and chapped lips, and need to be reapplied every three hours or so. Although they apply clear, they provide a subtle shiny effect thanks to the microglitters. And they smell delicious!
I Balsami Labbra alla Gioia Di Mirtillo, Zenzero Brioso e Estasi Di Vaniglia di The Body Shop hanno una forma sferica che rende l’applicazione facile. Perfetti per mantenere le labbra morbide e liscie, non sono abbastanza idratanti per curare le labbra molto secche e screpolate, e devono essere riapplicati ogni tre ore circa. Nonostante siano trasparenti, donano un naturale effetto brillante grazie ai micro glitter. E le profumazioni sono deliziose!

Rating: 3.5/5

Disclosure: this item was sent by PR for consideration. In addition, the review contains an affiliate link. For more information, please see my disclaimer.
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Comments

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      LaDamaBianca, che peccato! Neanche io l’ho trovato particolarmente idratante, però sulle mie labbra un pò funziona. Le rende morbide e soffici. Però devo ammettere che le mie labbra sono in buone condizioni e non necessitano di molta idratazione.

  1. Janessa says

    They remind me of EOS lipbalm simply because of the dome shape. You’ve been hauling some TBS lately, hmm? :D Seeing all these holiday sets makes me so happy and excited for Christmas!
    I am celebrating now already. I’ve actually opened some presents already. Well, I ordered them for myself and others not, but I am making the most of my holiday! One day does not suffice.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Janessa, I thought of the EOS lip balms as soon as I saw them too. They look similar indeed. And I’ve received quite a few bits and bobs from this collection from the brand’s PR for consideration, but I’m thinking of getting something else from it. I’ve really fallen in love with the Vanilla Bliss collection, the scent is so yummy!

      And I so agree that one isn’t enough! Good for you for making the most out of the holidays and treating yourself! :)

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