Product Review: Labrosan Soothing Lip Balm

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Name: Soothing Lip Balm
Brand: Labrosan
Size: 5,8ml
Price: €1,00

From Labrosan’s website:
Its formula is particularly rich in emollients and moisturizers such as Shea Butter and Avocado Oil, and creates a thin film on the lips that prevents drying and aging with it deeply nourishing formula. Labrosan Emollient is particularly suitable for lips subject to cracking.

What I liked:
– creamy and soft texture, glides smoothly on the lips
– leaves skin soft, smooth and moisturized for hours
– helps prevent chapped lips
– the packaging
– the price

What I didn’t like:
– doesn’t contain SPF

Although I’m a lip balm addict, for some reason, I never paid much attention to Labrosan lip balms. I guess I’ve always found their image kinda boring, especially when compared with brands like Labello, which makes lip balms in every possible flavour you can think of. Labrosan is more modest but, when I saw its lip balms on sale, I thought it was finally time to give them a go.

I choose Labrosan Soothing Lip Balm, which comes in an eyecatching bright fuchsia tube. The lip balm itself, which has a faint wax scent, is white in colour and goes on clear, providing a good base for any lipstick. Its texture is soft and creamy, which allows it to glide smoothly on the lips, and doesn’t leave a sticky residue behind. Fairly moisturizing, it leaves lips soft and smooth and helps prevent cracking, and doesn’t need to be reapplied too often throughout the day.

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Although the lip balm is enriched with numerous emollient oils and ingredients, such as Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis), Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), and Sunflower Oil (Helianthus Annus), its moisturizing properties come chiefly from good old petrolatum. Contrary to popular opinion, cosmetic-grade petrolatum, is, in fact, completely safe.

While it is true that petrolatum is derived from oil, it undergoes a refining process that completely removes all impurities that could be dangerous to human health. It works by creating an occlusive barrier on the skin that prevents moisture from evaporating, thus keeping lips hydrated, and protecting them from the cold, harsh winter weather. I just wished it also had SPF to protect them from UV rays, especially now that summer’s slowly approaching.

Ingredients:
Petrolatum, Ceresin, Oleyl Alcohol, Ricinus Communis Oil, Persea Gratissima Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethyl Vanillin, Helianthus Annuss Seed Oil, VHT, BHA.

Available at: Italian drugstores and supermarkets

Summary
Labrosan Soothing Lip Balm has a creamy, non-sticky, fairly moisturizing texture that glides smoothly on the lips, leaving them soft and hydrated. It helps prevent chapped lips and doesn’t need to be reapplied too often throughout the day, but it doesn’t have SPF.

Rating: 4/5

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