I've used quite a few lip balms on a trial basis and there was never one that really felt perfect for my lips. I have dry lips, that tend to get extremely dry during the second half of the year, as well as in normal weather, if I am not using some or the other moisturising care element on them.
Some of the lip balms I've tried out in the past are from brands like Nivea, Doctor Lips, Lotus, Maybelline, Avon, The Body Shop, Vaseline and Himalaya. But I didn't like most of them to stick on ;-) Except 02.
After trying out almost all the popular lip brands that are available in India, the Avon Naturals Lip Balm is my absolute favourite. This is the first one I tried - in Lemon (you know my love for all things lemon!) and the other one I got along with it was Almond & Milk (sorry but I don't have that stick anymore, finished it long back, but it was absolutely wonderful). I loved it so much that I got another in the same flavour, this time along with the Green Tea flavour.
The available flavours are:
Grapefruit and Mint
Green Tea (using right now)
Almond & Milk (used previously and absolutely loved it)
Lemon (using right now and absolutely loving it)
Price: INR 99 for a 4g stick
A completely non-sticky lip balm, which was also a very important requirement for me (I hate the sticky, fruity and sweet smelling lip balms).
This works really really well on dry lips and provides instant relief to chapped and damaged lips. I use this one every night before going to bed and keep applying it over my lips if I'm home. The Lemon flavour has to be my all-time absolute favourite lip balm ever!
The packaging is cute, tiny, very light-weight, super easy to carry around, and since it has the colour of fragrance on it (yellow for lemon, green for green tea, brown for almond), it's really easy to identify amidst other products when in a rush. This is a stick lip-balm, with a reversible bottom that makes the lip balm come protrude at the top of the stick, and once you've applied it, you can reverse-twist the bottom of the stick and it will go back in.
I am so happy with this product that I have been using the Avon Naturals Lip Balms for about 03 years now, every single day, and I am really really happy with how my lips feel. I was not looking for a tinted lip balm but more of something that provides care and hydration). For me, this is it.
These are both non-colour, creamy feel lip balm and lip butter respectively.
- works wonders on dry lips
- extremely good for damaged, chapped lips
- only INR 99 for a stick that lasts for at least 2-3 months
- light weight and easy to carry around in a pocket, mobile purse, clutch, bag
- a large variety of flavours to choose from
- very easy to identify amidst different products
- total care for lips
NONE for me
Will I use this product again? I've been using this for 03 years now and have re-purchased earlier and will continue to do so.
Do I recommend this product? Absolutely.
- Debolina Raja Gupta