This is a review of Figs & Rouge Coco Vanilla balm for lips, face and body. You may (or may not) recall that I did a review of the Cherry and Vanilla balm from the same range recently. Well I liked it so much that I went out and bought this tin too!
What is it?
The beauty balm is something I would mainly use on lips, but it can also be used as an intensive treatment for other dry skin areas like elbows and heels or dry patches you may get. I also think it is good on cuticles if you use a lot of nail products as it can dry out the nail bed.
Whilst I love the product, the packaging is also a big draw for me with the Figs & Rouge line. The Coco Vanilla is a larger sized tin (17m) than my Cherry and Vanilla tin. This tin came with a shrink wrap to seal the tin so no excess packaging here! The tin is a great size, it fits in the palm of your hand so ideal for pockets, purses or handbags. The tin is slightly hourglass shaped with a big lip on the lid so it is easy to prize open but will not fall open on its own in your bag or pocket.
I was not disappointed with the Coco Vanilla flavour. You can pick up a small amount on your finger to smooth on the area you wish to treat, for me mainly the lips. It feels slightly grainy when you pick it up but on contact it melts smoothly into the skin. A little bit goes a long way and there is no flavour to it to taste but the scent is beautiful, like a vanilla pudding or custard!
I love using this product and now I have two tins I keep one in my bedside drawer and one downstairs on the computer desk. I can feel yet another purchase or two coming on as I'd like one for the car and one for my handbag. Each application uses so little the tin will last months and months, even with daily use. It is more expensive than other lip balms like Vaseline (which I also use) but I feel the quality surpasses other products and it is 100% organic so no nasty ingredients in there.
Price and availability
The 17ml pots are available online and from Boots and are all priced £4.99 and currently are in a 3 for 2 offer in association with 'top to toe summer products' so now is the best ever time to buy with points included too! I don't think owning two pots is enough so I think I will take advantage of this offer very soon.
The back of the tin promises this product to be 'delicious and indulgent' and I have to agree. There are other products in the range which I am sure I will get around to trying including pomegranate,; wild cherry with sweet orange and aloe and mint (probably this one next!). I have been so impressed with the two that I own so far. I can't even pick a favourite between the two I have got as they are both so good. I think that a tin of this balm is a must have item for every female and don't be surprised if your fellow has a try of it too!