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I recently inherited a large bag of assorted cosmetics and make-up items from a very good friend of mine, all of which were completely unused and most were still sealed. Within this 'lucky dip' of treats was a couple of items from pretty expensive or 'high-end' ranges of cosmetics such as Clinique, Clarins and Yves Saint Laurent. Now, I'm not one to look a gift-horse in the mouth, and am always keen to try out different items and cosmetics, so of course the goody bag was received very gratefully!
In amongst the bag of goodies was a product by Clarins called 'Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm'. I actually assumed the product was a trial sized face cream product or something similar, as it is packaged in a tube that reminds me of cream, rather than being a lip balm product. That said, the tube is quite small and is a dainty little 15ml in size. Now of course I got to try out this product for free thanks to my generous friend, but a quick search online lets me see that the normal price for this product is around the £15 - £17 mark. I'm pleased that I didn't know the true cost of the item before I tried it out because it may have influenced my opinion slightly if I'd known how expensive it was!
Anyway, the product's packaging consists of a small plastic tube that is a pleasant turquoise colour with white writing and print on it, and a white plastic screw-off lid on top. The lip balm product can be dispensed from the tube through the slanted top, and then applied directly to the lips. This design is quite a good one as far as I'm concerned, as I don't particularly like having to smear lip care products onto my lips. I find it messy and quite inconvenient, so a product that can be applied directly and quickly is much more preferable to me personally, although you could still use your fingertip if preferred.
The plastic tube is fairly easy to squeeze and is not made of any overly-robust plastic that would potentially make it more difficult to squeeze the product from the tube, nor is the 'flow' of product difficult to control when it is being dispensed, whereas other similar products that I have used before have come shooting out of the tube and of course this causes waste, so I was pleased that the Clarins Lip Balm didn't have this annoying trait, given the high price tag the product has - I'd be furious if I paid full price for this product and some of it ended up being wasted! So, full marks from me for all aspects of the product's packaging.
The Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm looks more to me like a sort of gel or paste rather than a cream or something. I think I had been expecting the product to resemble a cream or lotion but it has a different look and a completely different consistency to that. It is slightly greasy, very thick and has a sort of glossy look to it whilst being a sort of off-pink colour. I have to be honest and say that the lip balm itself doesn't look particularly breath taking or all that appealing if I am being honest.
As soon as the product is applied to my sore, chapped lips however, it is easy to forget about the appearance of the product, as the feeling is instantly one of relief and a kind of 'nourishing' feeling. To explain further, I find that my lips are often chapped and cracked which is a symptom of me having an almost non-existent immune system. The tight, slightly stinging sensation that is often present on my poor lips disappears almost instantly once this product has been applied.
Furthermore, I find that the Clarins Lip Balm acts as a sort of lubricant to my dried out lips and it not only soothes and softens the dried out skin that is often present there, but it acts as a sort of barrier and I feel as though my lips have been moisturised after I have used the product. I find too that the results are quite long-lasting as the overall appearance and feeling of my lips is greatly improved for several days, even if I have only applied the product to my lips one time.
The other good news is that I find a little really goes a long way with this product, which is probably just as well given its fairly high price tag! I find that the texture and consistency of the Clarins Lip Balm is quite thick and I find that it spreads over my lips easily and without much effort being required on my part. I made the mistake of applying quite a lot of the product to my lips the first couple of times that I tried it out but it didn't take long to get to grips with the correct 'dosage' requirements, as it were. To me, the luxurious feel and thick, sturdy consistency of this product are proof that the product is one of a very high quality.
Once the Lip Balm has been applied to my lips, I don't find that my lips feel sticky or clammy. The product does feel slightly 'heavy' on my lips, but the feeling is not altogether unpleasant, and is something I am used to as I use a lot of lip care products as well as lip cosmetics such as gloss and lipstick regularly. I would say that the feeling of wearing the Clarins Lip Balm is similar to that of a lip gloss product. It also has no over-powering fragrance or taste, which I am pleased about as I am not a huge fan of wearing strongly-scented (or flavoured) products on my lips.
Overall, I am extremely impressed with the results achieved from using the Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm product and I am very happy to have been able to try it out for free. I would be happy to buy the product at a discounted price or perhaps buy it second hand on eBay or similar, but I must confess that I would never, EVER spend over £15 on a lip care product - it's just not that high up on my list of priorities. I do think it is a luxurious, quality product, but I also think that it's high price tag is quite excessive, even for a luxurious brand like Clarins.
There is a whole range of cosmetics and make-up products available from the Clarins range and you can find some of this range online at www.boots.com, or in-store in larger branches of Boots, as well as in larger department stores.
I get very dry cracked lips and when I'm stressed I have a terrible habit of biting them, sometimes till they bleed. It results in not only very sore lips with little patches of skin missing but blotchy very unattractive lips. It was my mum who said I should get them in better condition leading up to my wedding because the photographer would take close ups of mark and myself and if my lipstick was wearing thin it would look horrible. I knew I had to stop this habit and get my lips looking lush and kissable.
I headed to my local Debenhams and spoke to one of the ladies on the make up counters and she recommended giving Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm a try. At £17.00 for a 15ml tube it certainly isn't cheap but as it was for my big day I decided to go for it and left the shop having bought one.
The balm comes in a small box containing a simple blue tube with a white lid, it has a slanted shaped end which is used as the applicator. This works well although I prefer to put a bit of balm on my finger and apply it to my lips. The front of the tube informs the customer that the product contains Essential Rose Wax which sounds gorgeous, in fact the balm contains some lovely ingredients including Shea Butter, Natural Rice Oil Extract, Wild Mango and Vitamins A and E.
It is recommended to use the lip balm night and morning so this is what I did regularly for the 4 weeks running up to my wedding. The balm doesn't have any real colour and certainly doesn't add any colour to my lips, it does however smell lovely. It has a slight fruity smell to me which is sweet. its not overpowering and I cant actually taste it but it is very nice. I do hate lip balms or glosses that have a strong perfume smell that you can almost taste, Clarins seem to have it just right with this one.
The balm goes on my lips easily and smoothly, its not too thick and greasy but I can feel it coating my lips and I'm pleased to say that's where it stays, it doesn't wear or rub of after the first 5 minuets. I found it very soothing at first when my lips were very sore and dry. I often use lip balm in the winter and have loads of half used tubes rattling around in drawers and bags and I have found a lot of these do soften and moisturise my lips at first but after a day or 2 they seem to have an adverse effect and dry my lips out, Clarins Moisture Replenishing didn't. After a few days I could visible see the skin on my lips improving, they felt moisturised and where they were cracked they were far smoother.
By the time my wedding day arrived I had lovely smooth moisturised lips that hadn't looked as good as this for several years. I was impressed. It had certainly been £17.00 well spent.
If you suffer with dry cracked lips that really need some care and attention I would consider Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm, its certainly not cheap but if you need beautiful kissable lips for a special occasion I would say treat yourself. Its a lovely product and a little goes a long way making it a little bit more economical. This certainly deserves 5 Dooyoo stars despite the price.
Anyone who reads my reviews regularly will know that i'm always on the look out for new natural beauty products as I think it is very important to only use natural ingredients especially on my face after my incident I had a few months ago [see earlier reviews] I'm very cautious about what I apply to my face now, I have always had a problem with dry cracked lips and now creams, scrubs or balms seem to have a long term effect.
Clarins are know to be very luxurious and therefore is a little pricey, so when shopping around for new products I did stick my nose up a little bit as this was £15 for just 15ml, if you live on a budget like me this isn't very ideal, however spending money and a lot of other products that don't really work you are spending less money in the long run just buying this baby. This is very professional looking and can be purchased in upper stores such as House of Frasher, but can also be purchased in Boot's and online on a few other websites, in House of frasher where I purchased mine from this was £15 but they all sell at a similar price, this is a small tube that comes in either white or a light blue with a screw top lid, the inside on the top is slanted like an applicator so you can just smoothly run it over your lips if you wanted to, all you need is to squeeze it a little as if it was a lip gloss as you don't want to waste any at the price that it is.
Now, Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm is not a scrub or cream it is basically a lip balm that you put on your lips whenever needed and acts the same way, it does not get rid of the dry skin, but simply stops it happening and keeps it soft and replenished and gives the new skin chance to breath, Clarins do claim that this makes your lips look more plumper but I have not noticed a difference with this.
The lip balm contains shea butter, wild mango and vitamins A and E. All these ingredients are specifically put into skin care products as they are good hydrating ingredients to make our skin silky smooth, I've been using this for a couple of weeks now and have noticed a big difference, it only takes roughly a minute to soak in so it doesn't stay shiny on your lips which I was happy about, you can also apply it as often and as much as you want but I feel this will come very handy to carry around with me in the harsh winters we have been having.
Dry cracked lips are horrible and i have them on off all through the year, i also suffer from cold soars alot witch add to the problem. I do have a good stack of lip balms and creams laying around my handbag from carmex, burts bees, even dior. One of my most expensive but favourites is the Clarins lip balm crystal i love this one and has the best results as yet. On my birthday i received a few nice Clarins items one being the clarins moisture replenishing lip balm, i was expecting it to be excellent going by the lip balm crystal.
Clarins moisture replenishing lip balm costs £14. You can pick it up from Debenhams and Boots for the same price.
The packaging for the Clarins moisture replenishing lip balm is a little boring to me, a baby blue small tube with white writing on it clearly stating that it is moisture replenishing lip balm. The tube contains 15ml.
The lid is a small screw on white cap, under this the tube is slanted at an angle with a small hole for the balm to come out, this makes it easy to apply with minimal fuss although the cap lid is a little fiddly.
The balm is clear when it comes out, it does not contain wax so slightly runny but very sticky. Although the balm goes on my lips smoothly i am left with a sticky residue that doesn't feel very nice until it dries in. This reminds me of lip gloss, i'm not keen on glosses. There is no small of the lip balm at all nor any tastes at all.
Despite my little complaints with the fiddly lid and sticky residue the balm does moistures my lips and gives some instant relief. The crack on my lips and at the side heal quickly so for this alone its worth it. It hydrates them and plenty of moisturizing guess that will be down to the shea butter.
This is a very good healing lip balm but an expensive one. I would recommend giving it a try and if possible get a free sample before making the purchase.
I love Clarins products and I especially like them because they are mostly made from natural ingredients. When it comes to lip balms though, I tend to avoid the premium expensive brands and tend to go for the cheap high street brands such as carmex and Vaseline. These are cheap and do the job for me. As a birthday present though I received this Clarins lip balm, which looks rather expensive, and indeed it is, it costs around £12.00 from Clarins counter.
The tube is a sexy subtle baby blue colour with a screw off white lid. Under the lid is the applicator which is angled for precision applying. In the middle of this applicator is a little hole that dispenses the liquid balm. The whole tube is made from soft plastic which is easy to squeeze and dispense the lip balm. The tube is quite small and tend to hide at the bottom of my handbag!
The actual balm itself, as much as it is a liquid is quite thick. The consistency of the liquid is smooth though and quite gel like. The colour of the liquid is clear and when it is applied it looks shiny and opaque but without looking overly sticky.
The lip balm flows nicely out of the tube and is soft and liquid enough to soak straight into the skin and sooth it. The applicator end of the lip gloss is smooth and assists greatly in applying it to the right areas and helps get in the corners of the mouth. The applicator is nothing fancy, it is simply a moulded piece of plastic but because it is shaped at an angle it makes it much easier to apply.
The lip balm goes on really well and for not need much rubbing in. It soaks in, leaving the lips feeling soft and moisturised but without feeling greasy. It doesn't lay on too thick and it doesn't leave the lips feeling waxy. It actually feels a bit like lip gloss at first and feels quite sticky. After applying it though it starts to soak in and get to work. I tend to get quite dry chapped lips in the winter and even in summer, the air conditioning in the office can leave my lips feeling dry and sore.
One of the main ingredients is Shea Butter. This brings the lip balm such soothing and moisturising properties and instantly makes the lips feel better and look more radiant. I do not like to wear too much make up for work and tend not to even wear lip stick on nights out as I much prefer gloss. The lip balm is perfect for work as it is natural looking but gives the lips that subtle wet, glossy look. The look lasts a while and the balm holds well on the lips and does not need much reapplication throughout the day. It passes the kiss test!
I wish the product had an SPF though, I have previously used Clinique Superbalm which has a good SPF 25 in. This makes it the perfect compliment to the summer. Nevertheless this is a really good balm and you do not need much to have the desired effect. The product may be expensive and you only get 15ml of it, but it lasts really well. I've had mine a good few months and it looks hardly used!
I would definitely recommend this product. It feels very luxurious and looks after tired lips, within a few minutes of application, my lips started to look better and feel much softer.
I bought this last month from Debenhams as I have heard countless good things about it and as I have dry lips which crack easily I am always on the look out for a solution. I paid £17.00 for the 15ml tube which is expensive but as most people know, Clarins is a well known brand and the products are high quality and luxurious. This lip balm is also available from a variety of other shops such as Boots, Selfridges, House of Fraser etc both online and instore, prices range from £12-£20. I'd also check eBay too as you might be able to find it quite a bit cheaper although be warey of fakes.
The lip balm comes in a cardboard rectangular box (a bit like a perfume box) with the product name etc and then once it's unboxed the tube can be used. The tube is blue in colour (although I have seen white tubes available too) with a white screw on lid which has a thin golden banding detail around it so it kind of seprates it from the body of the lip balm tube which adds a really luxurious type of look. It's quite sleek and professional looking and it contains plenty of information about the product. The top of the tube once the lid is removed is a slanted applicator which glides over my lips easily, although obviously you can just squeeze a bit onto your finger and apply it that way if you prefer that.
To get the lip balm out it is simple - gently squeeze the tube and allow some to spread onto the applicator tip. Do not squeeze too hard or alot of product will come out and at £17 it's important not to waste a single bit of it! The lip balm is quite thick in consistency and reminds me a little of the consistency of melted Vaseline, although it is not greasy at all and although the consistency is that bit more dense it still feels nice and lightweight if that makes sense. The gel is transparent (clear), and I would like to clarify that this is not a tinted lip balm.
The lip balm contains shea butter (an amazing product!), wild mango and vitamins A and E. The product claims to 'smooth and repair lips'. Applying it onto my lips is extremely simple and easy and I simply let enough of the balm go onto the applicator and then rub it onto my lips evenly. It is very easy to do this and the applicator glides onto my lips with ease and it is much more hygienic and quicker than using my fingers. Once it is on my lips the smell is quite noticeable. It smells like a mix of subtle roses and fruit with a creamy vanilla type undertone, although it doesn't taste of anything and it doesn't taste waxy despite it containing rose wax. I was a little dissapointed about the lack of taste as for some reason I had expected it to taste fruity due to the mango it contains but nevermind.
This balm is so moisturizing and it absorbs into my lips literally within a minute leaving them feeling so soft and refreshed. It isn't tingly like I had initially thought it might be which is a plus side for me as I am not a fan of tingly balms. Once the product is on my lips it isn't noticeable at all. It doesn't give a glossy look to my lips and just leaves them looking moist and healthy with a very slight sheen. Because this doesn't leave sticky residue (as long as you don't apply too much) it is ideal as a lipgloss or lipstick base although obviously use a lipstick/lipgloss that won't dry your lips out or else the process of using the balm will be useless.
I have been using this balm daily for a month now and I have definetly noticed a change. My lips feel softer and don't crack or peel as much or as easily as they did before, and they feel alot less dry and chapped. Even though I have been using it regulary there is still plenty of product left in the tube so it is definetly good value for money and I would definetly reccomend it.
I bought this product about 6 months ago and have it in my work bag even just now. After going to write about this I see that my good friend Supersonic wrote about this a few days ago - great minds think alike! She's a great writer, so look out for her work if you haven't already done so.
I bought the full sized product of this and I got a few sample sized products as a result of buying this. This was quite cheap in regards to the usual pricing of the Clarins brand, but at the time I needed a Lip Balm that would provide a good amount of moisture and the normal Waxy fruit scented ones that I tend to use just weren't working all that well for me.
This comes in a 15ml tube and I think I paid £12 for it. This isn't your normal Balm Stick. You uncap the lid for this and apply this onto your finger and dab onto your Lips. Also you can apply this directly onto your Lips as the neck of this is slanted a bit, but I tend to just apply this off my finger as I find that I can just dab it on a bit better.
The Balm seems to be quite thick, and I tend to just put a little bit of this on to start with and then I just layer it on a bit more depending on how dry my Lips feel. At first this seemed pretty greasy, but after this going onto your lips for a couple of seconds then I find that this soaks in a bit. I often rub my lips together to let this sink in a bit as well.
This doesn't taste of much which I don't mind. I hate when you get a Balm which smells lovely but then tastes so Waxy. There is a slight creamy scent to this, but you can't taste it which is fine.
This works well to soften my lips and leaves a slight sheen behind. This is great for tackling really dry lips and although I wouldn't normally spend all that money on such a product this is a good product and I will consider buying this again in the future when my tube has run out.
A good product that really works.
I bought some Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm at the airport when I was on my way out for a recent holiday. My skin generally copes well with the sun, but a few areas do tend to get notoriously dry - and one such area is my lips (specifically my bottom lip and in the corner of my lips). My lips do have a tendency to become dry and cracked anyway, but I find that when I'm lying in the sun all day this really doesn't seem to help matters and so often a little extra moisturization is needed.
This lip balm comes in a plastic tube that is typical Clarins in the aquamarine blue and white design and is small enough to carry around in your handbag, being approximately 10cm x 2cm in its dimensions. It has a white screw on and screw off style lip and so it can be kept in your bag without fear of it leaking. Each tube contains 15 mls of the lip balm mixture. I paid £15.00 for this (sorry, I can't remember exactly which shop at the airport) and this makes it one of the more expensive lip balms available and around £1.00 per ml! Originally I simply thought this was too much to pay, but having been lucky enough to sample some while in the shop, I decided that it actually may be economical to use this instead of one of the others as it seemed pretty rich and so I felt it may need less applications. I also have to say that I was pretty much railroaded into buying it by the shop assistant who was gushing about it.
The lip balm itself comes in a clear vaseline style gel which you need to squeeze out of the bottle. There is a shaped nozzle which you can use to apply the gel to your lips, but I actually found it easier to use my finger to apply it because it was easier to spread and massage it in. Using the nozzle was a bit hard and didn't really allow for any massaging.
Once the gel was on, I have to say that my lips just felt so much nicer. It's like when you wear a really good quality lipstick when your lips feel lovely and glossy - and this gel reminded me of this. The gel takes a few minutes to absorb - but once absorbed, my lips do not feel wet or gloopy (which can be the case with lip balms) because it seems that this is actually absorbed into my lips rather than simply sitting on my lips. The thing however that particularly impressed me was that the cracked parts of my lips were immediately "treated" in as much as they disappeared. Although this may often be the case with lip balms when you first put it on, I generally find that I would need to re-apply without 20 minutes or so......but this isn't the case with this balm. This balm lasts! I would say that I need to reapply it about every 6-8 hours - and even then I only did it as a preventative measure because my lips still feel well moisturized over this time. It really is quite impressive - and I'm a convert!
The ingredients show that it contains a number of renowned moisturising and skin-care agents, namely shea butter, rose wax, rice oil extract and Ceramide 3. I had used a product with rose wax in it before and I'd been really impressed with the results (apparently it seals to lock in moisture).
Recently I was in the department store Fenwicks making some purchases from the Clarins counter. I was determined to make my order up to a set value, as this meant I received a very exciting looking free gift. This- Clarins moisture replenishing lip balm was the product I chose to make up the value.
This product normally retails between £11 to £19 (as with most things it tends to be cheaper online) and the standard sized tube contains 15ml. The tube is a light blue / aqua colour in appearance and is very sophisticatedly decorated with plain and simple text. The style has become synonymous with Clarins style. The tube is like a toothpaste tube but much smaller, very thin plastic, with a flat screw on and off lid, which gives way to a small hole which you can squeeze the lip balm out of. The plastic is very malleable which makes dispensing the correct amount easy with a little bit of practise.
The lip balm itself it white and creamy. It is a soft and cold liquid which is nice and relieving to apply to your lips. It instantly makes them feel fresh and replenished. The product soaks quite quickly into your lips, which is very important for me, as I hate it when product sits on your lips for too long and then the wind blows and all your hair is instantly stuck to it.
The product doesn't give your lips the appearance of gloss or shine, it just goes deep into the skin to heal them and make them incredibly soft and smooth. The product is also quite long lasting so you only need to apply this around twice per day.
This product works really really well. If it wasn't for the price I would definitely give it five stars. The problem is that Blistex lip cream does a very similar job and only charges £1-£2 so I'm afraid my budget dictates that I won't be coming back for more of this one, until I win the lottery that is!
I'm not normally one for being lured into buying expensive items because they are a designer brand, but ever since I received a Clarins gift set at Christmas last year I have to admit I'm hooked..
As I'm a housewife and full time mum these days our budget doesn't stretch that far that I can go out and regularly buy these kinds of products from department stores but a tip from a fellow reviewer (angelboouk - thankyou!) told me to start looking on ebay as people often sell the miniature free samples they get free..and so my obsession for luxurious items began.
One such item that I did actually pay full price for a few months ago though was this - 'Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm'. I was in town on a rare trip these days when I spotted the Clarins counter at our local department store so decided to go and see what they had (in the hope maybe I could get some freebies - which I did!) so I could look online for tester sizes on my return home.
The lip balm comes housed in an exquisite and expensive looking tube, though being Clarins nothing any less will do, and unlike the regular 'uniform colours' of white and red this is actually a pale blue colour with white lettering though is every bit as opulent and in my opinion more attractive.
The one I bought is a 15ml size tube and to my knowledge doesn't come in bigger sizes though I didn't ask whilst at the counter so I can't really comment by saying it's only available in this size as I just don't know.
The price is anywhere between £11 - £16 though I *only* paid £12 which yes does seem expensive for a 'fancy lip balm' but it was the fact I got 4 sample sizes of different Clarins products that sold it to me in the end.
What makes it different from other lip balms then?
This promises "immediate comfort" and claims to soothe rough, chapped lips immediately.
It contains the following for added effectiveness:
*Essential rose wax
*Maxi lip complex
*Rice oil extract
Well it certainly sounds good on paper but is it worth the price tag?
My experience of wearing this so far:
I do tend to suffer with dry skin and unfortunately my lips don't escape this factor either, and over the years I have used a plethora of assorted lip creams/balms to try to help combat the problem.
As mentioned I don't normally buy products like this unless they are on offer or from somewhere like ebay where they are more affordable but the fact I was going to get 4 free sample products with this pushed me into purchasing it at the full price. Though £12 may seem like a lot for a product such as this I actually thought it seemed quite reasonable given the brand so was actually quite happy to fork out my hard earned cash for this (sorry - hubby's cash!).
To access the lip balm there is an easy to unscrew (and equally tighten) white sturdy plastic lid that covers the applicator. When I say applicator it's really more of an angled nozzle, though it is slightly slanted and is designed to make applying straight to the lips an easier though I must admit my preference is still to apply to my finger tip first.
On gently squeezing the tube I found the balm to emit quite rapidly which is surprising given the fact it is very thick in consistency. It is a transparent gel that has an expected greasiness to it and the texture is very sticky though I found it glides
onto my lips smoothly without being *too* sticky.
My lips have instantly felt moisturised when I've used this and the balm feels like it soaks in without just masking the problem by sitting on the top layers. My lips have felt soft and had an added look of fullness all with a natural looking gloss as though I've just licked my lips.
I must admit this is one of the best lip balms I've used as it is so versatile; not only does it soothe and treat dry lips, but the added fact it leaves a glossy residue gives the impression you are wearing a lip gloss and though I rarely wear make up I do prefer gloss to lipsticks. It does feel slightly sticky when first applied but that feeling soon fades - unlike the balm that is.
Would I recommend this?~
This is well worth the money and because only a small amount is needed on each application I have found it to be economical in the long run as well. I have owned this now for around 3 months and the tube barely looks to have been touched so it was definitely a good purchase.
My lips stayed soft and felt moisturised instantly and for several hours after applying so this is a good product to keep in for the cold weather or indeed the drying effects of the Summer. I'm so glad I gave in to myself and bought this and can honestly say it will be an item I will be buying again once the tube has run out.
5 out of 5 from me.
I suffer from very dry lips, and although I found a great product in Clinique's Superbalm, a free full sized Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm from my local Clarins retailer wasn't to be missed. I'd saved up my Clarins gold points from buying all my various bits and bobs so decided upon this lip balm to redeem with my points. The lip balm is also available online for about the £15 for a 15ml tube, which isn't cheap but that's with delivery and if you shop around you can get it cheaper but when you add on the P&P there isn't a saving.
The Claim: "A lip care 'must have' for immediate comfort. Soothes away rough, chapped lips with its intensive repair action. Hydrates, protects and plumps lips with its Maxi Lip Complex®.".
Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm contains active ingredients such as:
Essential Rose Wax which help to protect your lips and make them less painful.
Ceramide 3 which hydrates your lips and repairs any dry skin.
Shea Butter to soothe sore lips.
Rice oil extract to soothes and nourish lips.
Maxi Lip Complex® to boost collagen, plump lips and smoothes lines.
The packaging for Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm is like the whole of the Clarins range, simple and classy. The initial box which houses the lip balm is blue and white and contains a more comprehensive guide to the ingredients of the balm. The lip balm itself comes in a blue tube with white writing with the Clarins logo and product name. The white with gold trim lid to the tube is a screw top, and stays firmly in place and won't come undone in your handbag.
The application is very simple, as the top of the tube is a slanted applicator it very easily glides over the lips and makes it very easy and clean to use. However, if needed you can even out the balm on your lips but I usually find I don't need to do this.
Although the balm is initially a little bit sticky, unlike Clinique I found that my lips didn't stay sticky for long, the balm looks like a clear lip gloss but immediately made my lips feel almost refreshed. I find that if I apply the balm in the morning I don't need to apply again until early afternoon, and as soon as I feel my lips getting a bit dry I dab a bit of balm on and they're hydrated again.
You certainly don't need to use a lot, and the tube can be used within 18 months of opening so there's no wastage, I can see this lasting 9-12 months for me with regular usage.
I would recommend Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm to anyone suffering with dry lips, it's expensive initially, yes, but compared to other mid price range products which don't work or last it's definitely worth the money. My lips feel a lot better since using Clarins, it's a great little product, a must have for any handbag.
Unlike the rest of the skin on our body, our lips have no sebaceous glands, which means that they can't moisturise themselves, plus it is the thinnest layer of skin that we have. Because of this they need a helping hand to prevent them from becoming dry and chapped.
Moisture replenishing Lip Balm is a lip care product by Clarins. Clarins is a brand that prides itself on creating pure and natural products that take care of all of our beauty needs. They never include artificial colouring or flavouring in their products.
The purpose of the Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm is pretty much what it says on the tube! It will hydrate lips meaning no more flakiness or chapped skin. It promises to instantly sooth and protect, using its intensive action, and even claims that it will plump up the lips too.
The product costs around £15 for 15ml of the balm and it comes in a sky blue tube with a white screw top lid. The tip of the tube is slanted which means that the tube glides smoothly over the lips and the product can be applied evenly and easily. The balm is a cloudy pink colour because of the Rose Wax but appears clear on the lips. It can be bought from most large department stores as well as from many online websites.
How does it work?
The lip balm contains Essential Rose Wax. The purpose of this ingredient it to comfort the skin and to form a barrier across the lips that prevents any further loss of moisture. The Rice oil is present to soothe the lips and to provide them with nourishment.
The Ceramide 3 which it contains is a natural lip plumping substance and doubles up as an anti aging treatment for the lips. It promotes the production of collagen to make your lips fuller, while repairing any damage that has already been caused.
The Shea Butter which is stirred into the formula is one of nature's greatest moisturising substances. It is absorbs easily into the skin, hydrating the lips and soothing away any discomfort. It also fights against free radicals which may be lurking in the skin, meaning that your lips should stay looking younger for longer. Also included is a Maxi Lip Complex, patented by Clarins which promises to boost the lips collagen, making them plumper and to smoothing out any fine lines.
How do you use the product?
The lip balm is to be applied in the same way as any other lip balm. It can be applied as often as needed to lips that feel chapped, dry or uncomfortable. You need to gently squeeze the bottle gently until a small amount of the balm is resting on the top and then slide the slanted lid across the lips. You must ensure that you don't squeeze out too much product as what you remove from the tube, you can not return. And this one is a little too expensive for wastage to be acceptable!
This balm has a very faint herbal almost fruity scent, as do most of the Clarins products. The formula doesn't really have a taste either so you won't be tempted to lick it off. The balm is a lovely consistency and does not just sit on the lips and it not all completely absorbed instantly either so in my opinion, it's just right. It's not overly sticky or greasy.
With regular application, my lips remain flake free and no longer get chapped, even in the cold winter months. They appear fuller but this may be because they are in better condition. I wouldn't say that this is the product to buy if you are simply looking for plumped up lips, but it is a subtle added bonus to the product. One problem with this is that it contains no SPF which is a big shame.
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Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm is a soothing lip balm which contains essential rose wax. Clarins say "a lip care 'must have' for immediate comfort. Soothes away rough, chapped lips with its intensive repair action. Hydrates, protects and plumps lips with its Maxi lip Complex.
The lip balm comes in blue tube with a white screw on lid with the normal Clarins gold band around it. The front of the tube has the Clarins name and logo and the name of the product in English and in French (Clarins is a French company). The back of the tube tells us that the lip balm is allergy tested, there is the company details and the size of the lip balm.
The lipbalm comes in a white and blue box with ingredients etc.
The tube has a slanted applicator tip. To use, simply squeeze the tube lightly and smear directly onto lips or use your finger/brush to apply. This can be applied any time of the day.
The main active ingredients in the lipbalm are :
Essential Rose Wax - comforts and protects
Ceramide 3 - hydrates and repairs
Shea Butter - free radical protection, soothing
Rice Oil Extract - soothes and nourishes
Maxi Lip Complex - boosts collagen, plumps and smoothes lines.
*Availability and Price*
Clarins is a high end beauty brand and very expensive. Clarins have a website www.clarins.com which sells all their products. Department stores such as Debenhams, Frasers, John Lewis and larger Boots stores may have a Clarins counter. The specialist who works behind the counter can offer advice on products to suit your needs and skin. Look out for special offers such as buy 2 products and pick 4 travel size products from a range of 10 for example. The lip balm retails at around £16 but this will vary from store to store. You can also purchase this on ebay a little bit cheaper. The balm only comes in a 15ml tube.
I suffer from very dry lips and I am always on the lookout for something to hydrate them and give them a little shine! Whilst browsing the Clarins counter in Frasers last summer, the Clarins girl asked if I needed any assistance. I am suprised though as normally I get followed by security..I wear trackie bottoms and push a buggy! I wasn't quite sure what I was looking for but mentioned my dry lips and this was the first product recommended to me.
I was given a small amount to test and could feel instant hydration in my lips. I decided to buy this at the pricely sum of £16 alongside a Cleansing Milk and received a choice of 4 travel sized products for free which made it not so bad to part with my cash! At the time I felt £16 was alot to spend on a lip balm but being Clarins I thought I would give it a shot. The box is typical Clarins, fairly basic compared to the likes of Estee Lauder and Lancome but this didn't concern me. The tube is nice and the gloss is easy to apply. At first, my lips felt a little sticky but this soon subsided and I was left with a gentle gloss and hydrated lips. I use a small amount of this balm daily, before I go out and once during the day. If I don't use it I can feel my lips becoming very sore and irritated but once the balm is applied, they feel soothed and calm. The balm doesn't have a distinctive taste to be honest, its just balm! I recommended this to my sister who uses daily and she occasionally gets sores around the side of her lips and this works wonders to speed up the healing process so not just for lips!
Would I recommend? Yes I would! The initial £16 outlay is small compared to the quality and moisturising that your receive. This can double up as a gloss so you do not need to apply anything else. I have been using twice daily for around 7months now and there is still lots left in the tube. The tube is good to be opened for 18months so will still be fresh. Go on, treat yourself!
Key ingredients: from Wild Mango to Olive extract / Against chapped, dry, cracked lips / Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm is the lip-balm to end all lip-balm! Containing a multitude of concentrated