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      29.09.2012 09:08
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      A great lip treatment which leaves the lips conditioned, soft and hydrated

      My lips get dry and chapped in both the summer and the winter. They aren't particularly full or healthy looking so I thought it was time to splash out on an effective remedy for the problem. After a bit of research, I decided on the Renewal Lip Complex by Dermalogica.

      What does the product do?
      The product is a lip treatment which promises to moisturise and restore the lips. It also claims to prevent the lips from aging further by removing toxins and smoothing out the skin that covers them. It does so using natural ingredients such as Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter which both hydrate the lips deeply and also Avocado oil which nourishes and softens the lips.

      How do you use the product?
      The product should be applied to the lips twice daily for the most effective use. You need to remove the lips, twist the bottom of the tube and then apply the tube directly to the lips. You can use it alone or you can use it underneath your usual lip stick or lip gloss.

      Packaging and Price
      The product comes in an expensive and futuristic silver metallic tube which looks classy. It has little decoration on the tube other than the burgundy strip which indicates that it is a Age Smart product for aging skin. When you remove the lid, you see the applicator which is a slanted plastic surface with holes across it. When you twist the bottom of the tube, the product comes through the holes and you can apply it to the lips.

      The product doesn't come cheap which is to be expected by this brand. It will you around £20 for a small amount and it can be bought from your local Dermalogica store and also from a variety of online websites.

      Application and Performance
      The product has an aroma that is right up my street which is always a good thing for a product which is applied directly beneath the nose. It has a lovely fruity and sweet aroma, and it tastes good too so you're not going to get a horrible taste in your mouth. The treatment has a thick and creamy consistency and it makes you feel like it's really taking care of the lips. Despite its thickness, it doesn't feel uncomfortable or greasy on the mouth and it largely melts into the skin. It doesn't leave a gloss or sheen on the skin, but it does make the lips looks deeply hydrated and healthy. A gloss could always be used over the top if you like that look.

      After a few days use, my lips are in a much better condition. This banishes all signs of dry, dull and flaky skin leaving my lips looking smoother and feeling softer. It leaves a lovely surface on which to apply lipstick. I'm not sure it it makes my lips look younger but it makes them look healthier. It also helps to heal the chapped skin on my lips quickly and effectively. The results last a good few hours, even after eating and drinking so reapplication is only necessary twice a day and this is easy to do on the go.

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        21.03.2012 22:34
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        Another good dermalogica product with too high a price tag

        This was another one of the sample sized Dermalogica products I received in a product box I used to subscribe to. It came with some other products I have also reviewed - this was probably one of the better products in the selection.

        Dermalogica say of this product 'a sophisticated daily treatment with a patented polypeptide that restores delicate tissue, minimises contour lines and helps prevent the signs of aging caused by Advanced Glycation End-products...a moisturising blend of Avocado Oil, combined with Shea and Cocoa Seed butters, quickly smoothes rough, uneven lips'. I am only 22 so I was not really concerned about the anti-ageing properties of this product - although, if it is as good as they say it is then it is an added bonus to what is already a lovely product. I like particularly their use of natural ingredients in a lot of their products, it gives the brand a feel of richness which is altogether better for your skin.

        The lip salve comes in a 1.75 ml silver tube - it is easy to apply and the applicator works just as it should. In terms of the actual salve itself I think it is very good. It has a lovely sweet berry smell to it which is rather pleasant - and at odds with a lot of their other products which have a more distinctively chemical smell to them. The complex is very smooth and light - it doesn't feel heavy or oily on your lips and sinks in very quickly leaving your lips feeling hydrated. I thought it was one of the more effective lip salves I have tried and really had very little to complain about in terms of the product. My only issue would be that there were some larger lumps in my balm which rubbed into your lips but gave the largely smooth gel a coarser feel.

        The product retails at £22.50 or you can pick it up for £16.95 from the pure beauty website. I think the price tag really prevents me from considering purchasing this again in the future. I can see that my sample is going to last me a while anyway - so I am in no rush to repurchase one yet but there are certainly lip products higher up on my list and cheaper to boot.

        Overall I think it is a nice lip product but not really worth the money - as is my general consensus with most of the dermalogica products (bar the few I REALLY got hooked on).

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          04.03.2012 22:32
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          good but not good enough

          I absolutely adore Dermalogica products and regularly go to my local salon for a Dermalogica facial and pick up some products. I have tried most of their products over the years and there are some that I couldn't live without but there are also a few that I wasn't so enthusiastic over. The lip renewal complex is one that I thought was only ok and not up to Dermalogicas usual high standards. It wasn't that I thought it was awful but because Dermalogica is so expensive I do expect more from it than something I would pick up in boots for a few pounds.

          The lip renewal complex is more than just the normal lip conditioning balm that I normally use and as well as being a good conditioner in its own right it is also supposed to help minimise age lines on the lips by stimulating collagen and make them look younger and smoother.

          It contains loads of magical sounding ingredients such as palmitoyl oligopeptide and hydrolic acid. It also has loads of ingredients which are more familiar to me in most of my other lip balms such as shea butter and avocado oil.
          Because it promises so much I was expecting a lot from this particular lip balm.

          Instead of being a thick balm this is actually more of a cream which you just rub into lips. You are supposed to use it twice a day but if this is the only thing you are using and you have dry lips then you are definitely going to have to apply it more often than that.
          I found that when I first applied the cream to my lips they were left feeling lovely and soft but the cream seemed to absorb really quickly into my lips and didn't give them the feeling of being lubricated and protected. When using this cream I had to put a thick balm or a gloss on top of it because I kept feeling as though my lips were still dry.

          To give lip renewal complex its due my lips were in much better condition when I was using it and they did seem to be plumper but I'm not sure how much this was down to my imagination and how much was actually the product plumping them up.
          It did act as a wonderful base for gloss and lip stick and I did notice that both of those stayed on my lips longer when using the lip complex. As for lines I didn't really notice any reduction in the amount of lines on my lips though they were really soft and smooth.

          As I said earlier I didn't think this was awful and if it had only cost me £5 I might have been tempted to use it again. If it had also lubricated my lips and left them feeling comfortable and hydrated as well and just conditioning them then I also might have bought it again even at the price it is but for 20 for a tiny little tube I would want it to do both things and do them well and not have to use something else on top of it.

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          21.02.2012 16:34
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          A lipbalm for £16.95. Save yourself £16 and stick to a tin of Vaseline!

          At the end of last year I got Dermalogica Lip Renewal Complex in my Glossy Box (Google it if you want to know more!). I must admit, I am not a big Dermalogica fan. Anything which gets a lot of hype I tend to steer clear of, it's usually over priced, not as effective as cheaper brands and because I kind of like to be different and not follow the crowds (not in a 'cool' way, just in 'my' way!). The Lip Renewal Complex is an Anti Aging product and to be honest I also tend to steer clear of them. I kind of figure I moisturise now and am investing in my skin's future and I will start using anti-aging products when I need to (my Mam has never used them and hasn't got a wrinkle); but, when I found the Dermalogica Lip Renewal Complex in my Glossy Box, I decided I would give it a go.

          The product contains various buzz word ingredients designed to restore the delicate tissue around lips, minimise those feathery lines and help prevent signs of aging caused by 'Advanced Glycation End-products' (stands for AGES!!!!! - a damaging by product of sugar and protein reactions in the skin) - no I am not making this up! The active ingredients include:

          -Vitamin E which is said to fight free radicals in the skin
          -Avocado Oil, Shea and Cocoa butters, Rice Bran Oil, Wheatgerm Oil; all of which are excellent skin emollients and full of vitamins which condition and smooth rough or dried out skin
          -Arginine/Lysine Polypeptide which are 'peptides' that trap sugar preventing AGEs
          -Palmitoyl Oligopeptide which is a peptide molecule to boost the skins natural collagen formation and help reduce fine lines
          -Hyaluronic Acid - retains moisture

          A lot of that sounds like skin-jargon to me, but I have found the oils and butters as well as Vitamin E to be very effective at nourishing skin, so some of it makes sense.

          The product claims to provide 'Superior conditioning' (that) 'lasts hours beyond application and is ideal for wearing alone or as a smoothing primer before lipstick application'. Dermalogica recommend that the product is used at least once a day to get the benefits out of it.

          To be honest I used the product as I would a normal lip balm, maybe 5 times a day. I got a teeny tiny sample size which lasted me about a week. I have very dry lips which don't react well to many lip balms they tend to get sticky if I use really nourishing lip treatments, or dry out if I use anything less. I have to normally stick to Vaseline or Lanolips. However, this product was absolutely great for me!

          My lips were particularly sore when I used it (it was December I think when I got it so very cold and harsh outside) and they cleared up literally after the first use. It wasn't any better than Vaseline though, and therefore, despite all of the jargon, it's too expensive for what it is - £16.95 for the full sized tube is just too much for me for a lip balm - it could be different if you do suffer with fine lines around your lips, but I can't really comment on the efficacy of the product for that particular issue, but to be frank, even if it had the Death Becomes Her youthful essence concentrate in the formula, I still wouldn't pay £16.95.

          As a lip balm, this works - very well, even on the most particularly fussy, driest of lips, like mine! But as a lip balm it's extortionate as a 99p tin of Vaseline would be just as effective. Therefore, despite all the hype my opinion on Dermalogica still stands :o(

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            10.01.2012 21:22
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            a very good product from my personal experience

            Luckily my lips rarely get chapped but they do, however, often get dry and therefore uncomfortable so I use lip balms or Vaseline to try and keep them supple which does help.

            Last year I was reading a magazine in the doctors' waiting room about Dermalogica Renewal Lip Complex which appeared to be amazing. Although sceptical I did a bit of research on the internet to see if it was worth the £18 RRP for just 1.75ml.

            Why consider spending so much you may well ask? Well, when you get to your late 50s and you don't want to face the fact that lips can make you look old and this product claims that the palmitaoyl oloigopeptide promotes the production of collagen, then I just had to try it!

            Luckily i found a brand new one on eBay which was under £9 including p&p and it arrived in smart but simple packaging and inside was the Lip Complex in its silver matt lipstick-type container. To all intents and purposes it does look like a normal lipstick - the only difference is that when you take the top off you find a pump and you just need to gently depress it to release a tiny amount - any more is wasted as you need only a small pea-sized amount. then I just apply all around the lips (plus a little over the lip line) and basically just leave.

            Although the Lip Complex is quite thick, white and creamy it does not leave a residue on the lips and gets to work immediately giving an almost instant relief to my cracked or dry lips.

            It smells rich and tastes pleasant and contains wheatgerm and avocado but I think it must be the shea butter and cocoa butter which help it work so quickly and help soften and moisturise the lips. Whatever - it works almost instantly and no need for a top-up all day unless my lips are really dry and uncomfortable. I've found with cheapo lip balms that I have to use several times a day but this rich cream soaks in immediately so I guess it is performing its magic below the skin surface.

            Apart from having much happier lips because they are softer and more moisturised I have noticed that they look slightly plumper - so I wonder if that is the promised collagen booster? If so I got a true bargain as I would hate to be injected with Botox.

            Before you get too excited and rush out to buy, let me say that the plumping effect was not dramatic but enough for people to comment on.

            I now feel a bit more confident and I've noticed my 'smoking lines' have diminished considerably so all in all I have to say I am impressed by this Lip Complex despite my scepticism.

            If you feel your age is creeping up without you noticing, then it may well be worth having a browse at Dermalogica's "Age Smart' Range if you have issues with certain areas.

            In conclusion, I would definitely buy this again - even at full price because it is easy to apply, it lasts a good long while, my lips look and feel a whole lot better and I have just that bit more confidence.
            Advice* - avoid buying if you are young and spend your money on a good lip balm - and pocket the difference.

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              04.01.2012 15:10
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              Great product, just too expensive for what it is

              I received Dermalogica's lip renewal complex as a sample and initially was not going to review it as I felt the sample was a bit on the small side and didn't expect to get enough uses from it to build up a reasonable idea of what it was like. I changed my mind though, due to two things. Firstly, I have so far gotten twelve uses from my tube (yes I have been counting), secondly although my sample is only 1ml, I found out that the full size is actually only 1.75ml, making my little sample more than half size.

              The product is from the age smart range and is designed to prevent aging of the lips, minimising any contour lines. It can also act as a lip balm in periods of dryness. I get terribly dry, chapped lips throughout the winter and so have been using this when my lips are feeling particularly dry, chapped or cracked.

              The full sized product comes in a sleek, bullet shaped, silver tube, whereas my sample is in a tube and the design is more in keeping with the majority of Dermalogica products, being white with grey writing. It surprised me to read that the full size is actually in a pump bottle. The tube I have has a slanted tip with a small hole through which to dispense the product and that seems the more sensible way of packaging this, as I imagine a potential for wastage with a pump.

              To apply, I gently squeeze the tube and apply the tiniest amount of product to my lips, either directly from the tube, or by applying to my finger and rubbing on. Neither one of these methods seems any better than the other. The renewal complex is a cloudy, gel like substance with little smell. Despite being quite thick in texture I find that it smoothes over the lips very easily. I sometimes notice a slightly bitter taste immediately after applying, but this seems to disappear pretty quickly.

              Once on the lips, this product seems to sit there, but at the same time does not feel greasy, sticky or heavy. I can feel that I am wearing it though and it takes a good couple of hours for this feeling to go away, providing that is, that I don't eat or drink anything during that time as it does seem to come off in these instances. I've also discovered it's not a good idea to kiss in the first couple of hours after application - when I did, my fiancé was annoyed that his lips 'tasted funny' and I was annoyed that he'd wasted my expensive Dermalogica product!

              The tube advises to apply 'at least two times a day'. Personally I do not find I need to apply it anywhere near that often. Once on my lips the results seem to last and last and this is one of the only products I've found that seems to last in excess of 24 hours. With this product I feel that my lips are soft, moisturised and incredibly smooth. On occasions they are badly chapped or cracked, this product gets to work quickly and the results are amazing - my lips are back to normal within a matter of hours. The one thing I cannot really comment on is the anti-ageing effects, I do not have any contour lines and obviously it is impossible to say whether this has stopped any signs of ageing, I feel it would take several years worth of use to be clear on that.

              Being from Dermalogica, the price of this product is extortionate. The RRP of the teeny 1.75ml tube is £22.50. Having looked online I've found it for £16.95 at www.beautyflash.co.uk (I've not used this site, so I can't vouch for it), but the general price seems to be around £20 which I feel is very expensive for such a small amount. Dermalogica is a salon brand so you may also find it being sold in your local salon.

              Overall, I've been very pleased with the results I've had from this product. My lips feel softer, smoother and more moisturised and the results last in excess of 24 hours which is excellent. The main downside is the fact I can feel this on my lips for a good couple of hours after application, so seems to take a while to sink in. Despite how good it is, I do feel the price is exceptionally high and the only time I can imagine buying this is if I had a very special occasion, such as a wedding to go to and my lips were dry, since for everyday use, I find this way too costly.

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                27.12.2011 21:52
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                Does not justify the outlay

                I do like to experiment with lip balms however this is one lip balm that I will not be returning to. It is not that it is a bad product, far from it, it is just that is does not justify the rather high price that comes with it and there are a couple of niggles that I have with it. If it were not priced at £15.99 (which I paid) or above as I have seen it at £18.99 for one and three quarter ml of balm, if it was half the price then I might consider it but there are other balms at this price which are better. The balm contains no artificial fragrances or colours and is meant to restore damaged lip tissue and protect your lips from aging which is a bit of an optimistic claim.

                The packaging is quite nice, a matt silver coloured tube and there is a pump in the base which you press to dispense a small amount of white balm. It has a thick creamy texture and I found it easy to spread it across my lips. You can smell the cocoa butter which is quite strong even when using a small amount however I find this a nice smell, it reminds me of warmer times. It absorbs into my lips easily and gives them a nice shine and glow.

                On the plus side it does mositurise and protect my lips especially in cold weather however the effects do not last overly long considering the price and I did find myself having to replenish at least four or five times during the day. While my lips might look good the claims about it reducing the effects of aging cannot be supported or justified in my opinion.

                So to summarise, while the product works perfectly well as a lip balm it does not in any way justify the high price tag, i would forsake the fancy packaging for a lower price and personally I was disappointed with the products staying power as at the rate I have been using it then it will not last long at all which just makes the price even harder to justify in my opinion.

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                  18.11.2011 08:01
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                  Works great just a bit too small and expensive.

                  A lip balm by Dermalogica? Yes kind of, it's more for healing and nursing your lips than what a standard run of the mill lip balm. These cost anywhere up to £20 I've been told. And prepare your self for a shock...
                  I don't actually think it's worth the money. Firstly I know it's not the most masculine looking of products, but what lip balm is. That's not the reason I'm a bit frosty when it comes to this product.


                  This is called their Renewal Lip Complex. I suffer from chapped lips as much as the next person when the weather is at it's coldest and my friend gave me one of these for free, she told me it nourishes and reapers your lips while moisturising them and encouraging them too heal more quickly and be less prone to chapping in the fetcher dew to their more healthy condition. Having used Dermalogica products extensively over the years I know this isn't a load of sales pitch, advertising product pumping. Every product I have used works, yes some less than others, but they do work. This particular product was as always free of artificial colourings, fragrances and as it was going on to your lips it was also free of artificial flavours. Only all natural ingredients were included in it's production as always.

                  It's unfortunate that it resembles a lipstick so much with its metallic case. My friend said it looked more like a bullet to try and make me use it more often in public. The lip complex itself has a rich soft texture and a very nice cocoa butter smell. I would use it as I found necessary but they recommend you use it at least twice a day to ensure your lips stay moist and healthy. It also says it's got anti ageing properties. I didn't realise your lips age. But my trusty, know it all, dermatologist friend told me that sun, dehydration, and most of all smoking result in thinning lips, and smokers will have lines that apparently lipstick bleeds into. So maybe the anti ageing properties are a good thing after all when it comes to this balm.

                  So why am I not a fan?
                  Basically it's the size and the price. The balm didn't last very long at all with the amount of use I needed it for. And seeing I had gotten it for free (like I had many Dermalogica products from my lovely friend) it would have been far too much to spend on another one, only to have to replace it soon afterwards.

                  As far as it working, yes it made my lips very soft and stopped them from chapping the whole time I was using it. And yes when I stopped they eventually got dry and chapped again. But I can't justify spending
                  £20 on a lip balm.

                  This is available at : impressionsbeauty.co.uk for £16.49 + shipping.

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                    17.11.2011 18:50
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                    An excellent lip balm but not convinced its worth the money

                    WHAT IS IT?
                     
                    A lip balm by Dermalogica, designed to fit in with their Age Smart system to help minimise the effects of ageing on your skin.
                     
                    IS IT ANY GOOD?
                     
                    As a lip balm I can't fault the product, it protects my lips from the cold weather and has so far prevented them from chapping or becoming sore.  It has a rich creamy consistency that absorbs quickly, leaving me with a smooth base over which to apply my make up.  The balm is also good at dealing with chapping once it's already happened, giving enough hydration to the lips to help the skin repair itself fully while still going about my daily routine.  The feel of the balm is good as it has no greasy residue, once it's been absorbed you'll only have the faintest smear of product on your lips and by the time you've applied your lipstick you won't feel it at all.  It acts as an excellent primer, I've noticed that my lipstick stays put longer when applied over the balm and despite the white colour of it you're safe to apply over lipstick as it goes on clear.
                     
                    The lip balm tube is slightly different to other tubes as you have to pump the product up rather than apply the balm lipstick style, this isn't a bad design but as I have never came across it before it took a while for me to get the knack.  The anti-ageing claims are hard to prove or disprove, my lip area has no lines or age related blemishes yet but from the rich texture of the balm I think it would moisturise away smaller lines at least although I can't see anything in the ingredients that would make it a particularly effective tool in fighting the ageing process.
                     
                    My own lips are softer than ever and very smooth since I started using the balm, the only downside is that it has quite a creamy taste and this lingers on my lips so that every now and again I'll get the funny taste of it in my mouth.  This does sometimes put me off using this lip balm over others and it's strange that Dermalogica should choose such a strong fragrance/taste for something that is to be applied so close to the mouth.
                     
                    4 Dooyoo Stars.
                     
                     

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                    29.10.2011 18:24
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                    3/5 a good lip balm but others do the same job for a fraction of the price.

                    About a month ago my Mum had a big clear out of all her beauty bits and bobs, as she usually buys expensive goodies and gets lots of samples as well I happily sort through her cast offs and take anything I like the look of. After a few weeks of using some new products I've decided to start reviewing a few of them starting with Dermalogica Smart Renewal Lip Complex. My Mum said she thinks she paid about £22 for the 1.75ml which is obviously very expensive, having a look online though and it's available for £16.87 delivered on www.dermalexpert.co.uk which, although it's still expensive does mean a little bit of a saving.


                    Dermalogica Renewal Lip Complex comes in a silver tube. The tube is about eight centimetres high, nice and compact for keeping in your bag. The upper half or the lid being accounts for two thirds of the bottle and the base being one third. The lid is pretty secure but also easily removed by using a bit of force to pull it away from the base. The tube itself is pretty simple as most Dermalogica packaging is and only has a bit of information on it including the brand and product name. When you pull the lid off you'll see that the the base has a pump on it which dispenses the product. One pump is all that's needed as a small amount of the product is all that needs to be used to coat the lips adequately.


                    Lip Complex is really thick and creamy when dispensed; it's white in colour with a very light scent to it. When applied to my lips I've found the balm to absorb well, previously I've found white lip balms to leave white on my lips but this one doesn't. The Lip Balm contains Vitamin E and a moisturizing blend of Avocado Oil, combined with Shea and Cocoa Seed butters. I've always found that my lips feels pretty smooth after using this balm, as I said it absorb quickly and gets rid of any dry or rough skin which is especially handy with the wintery weather beginning. Although the balm has quite a creamy consistency it feels lovely and light on the lips, it feels like a very natural product and contains no artificial fragrance or colour. The reason my Mum stopped using the balm is because it's part of Age Smart range, and is meant to minimize contour lines and help prevent the signs of aging, she saw no benefit after using this for a while so gave up on it.


                    Overall, I've been pleased with Dermalogica Lip Complex as it's left my lips lovely and smooth and feeling in great condition. I have to say though that it is expensive and although it's high quality it's not one I'd buy myself, also it hasn't lived up to anti- aging claims for my Mum which is probably the reason why it's so expensive and would have rendered it a bit useless if I hadn't snapped it up for my collection.

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                    An expensive lip complex (lip balm) from Dermologica.

                    I'm a bit of a lip balm hoarder in that I estimate that I've probably got about six or seven different lip balms on the go at the moment. I'm also a complete lip balm addict and find the whole process of applying lip balm strangely calming! I also get really irritated when I have cracked or dry lips and so try to avoid them at all costs now! The main reason for my rather extreme collection of lip balms is, not that I'm an impulsive buyer and will buy any lip balm on offer, but rather that because they're normally so small in size I seem to misplace them rather easily... only to discover them a couple of weeks later in the bottom of a bag or down the back of my sofa. As such I consider myself to be something of a pro when it comes to lip balms...

                    My latest acquisition to my ever expanding collection of lip balms is Dermalogica's Renewal Lip Complex. Now before you start thinking I must have money to burn I'd like to point out that I don't make a habit of blowing half a week's worth of grocery shopping on a lip balm but I received one as a promotional gift when I bought other items. This product is advertised as a daily lip treatment that helps to restore delicate lip tissue, minimise any lines or wrinkles and also helps to prevent the size of aging. It's also advertised as containing no artificial fragrances or colour either which makes it very similar to the rest of the Dermalogica range.

                    The Renewal Lip Complex comes in a matt silver tube, although this sounds a bit gaudy it isn't a metallic silver like a mirror. The tube is about three inches in terms of height with the upper half or the lid being around two inches and the base being about one inch. The lid is easily removed by gently pulling it off the base. The tube itself is rather minimalistic and only has some basic information on it including the brand and the name of the product. When you pull the lid off you'll see the base is actually much taller than it looks when the silver top is on it and that the top of the base has a plastic pump on it which dispenses the lip complex.

                    To dispense the product you simply press down very gently on the pump, literally one pump down is enough to dispense about a half pea sized amount of the product which is more than enough to coat my lips. The product itself is a creamy white colour and is similar to a thick cream in terms of consistency, it smells quite rich and cocoa butter is evident in the scent. There's not really a lot that makes this stand out in terms of looks or scent, but both are pleasant! I then simply apply the lip complex evenly over my lips where it seems to soak in within about a minute, there's no need to rub it in and it doesn't leave any white residue on the surface.

                    It's recommended that you apply it to your lips at least twice a day to maintain your lip's health and moisture levels. It can also be applied more frequently if need be, so in periods of dryness or environmental exposure. As I've already mentioned I'm a bit of an addict which means I tend to apply it whenever I come across it in my bag so I don't really have a particular regime with it. I've found that it provides instant relief in times of chapped or dry lips and that by applying it every hour or so for a few hours it can get rid of chapped or dry lips too. It's very moisturising and soothing, with my lips feeling much softer every time I use this lip complex.

                    The Renewal Lip Complex contains vitamin rich emollients such as cocoa butter, shea butter, avocado and wheat germ which not only moisturise your lips but help to prevent dehydration by forming a barrier of sorts on the surface of your lips. It's also advertised as being part of Dermalogica's "Age Smart" range which focuses on preventing / slowing down the effects of aging and therefore it contains an "exclusive peptide" (which is so exclusive that the name isn't shown on their website)! Finally it contains palmitoyl oligopeptide (try saying that after a bottle of wine) which conditions lips and helps to stimulate the formation of collagen too.

                    The Dermalogica Renewal Lip Complex is currently priced at around £18.00 for 1.75ml of the product. This price does seem to vary somewhat depending why you buy it but that's what it's priced at my local beauty salon where I tend to pick up my Dermalogica products. It's currently priced at £16.88 on Look Fantastic which is the cheapest I've come across. In reflection the price is astronomically high for what is basically a "rather posh lip balm," there's certainly no doubting that. It leaves my lips feeling really moisturised and soft but that alone doesn't really warrant the price tag when lip balms priced at £3 or £4 do the exact same job.

                    The one thing that sets this lip balm apart from others is what it promises in terms of how it targets aging or rather anti-aging. I've never had any particular fears about my lips aging, I'm more bothered about the rest of my face! As I've only been using this lip balm for a Few weeks I can't comment on how it measures up against its aging claims, certainly for the price I'd be expecting young looking lips for evermore if I continued to use this! All in all I'm giving this three stars, it would get the full five stars but I can't justify spending so much on a lip balm... I can't even really justify spending half as much on a lip balm so it looses a second star!

                    Thanks for reading.

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