Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Review: VS Beauty Rush Soothing Lip Balm

HG status!!! I was using Carmex in the tube and the Walgreen's brand but these were just "ehh decent for the moment".  Also, they seem to just absorb into my lips, then my lips would feel dry again and I would reapply.  It did nothing to repair cracked skin lips.  I exfoliated all the time and these chapsticks did nothing to repair my skin lips.  However, once I started using VS Beauty Rush Soothing Lip Balm, I barely had to exfoliate and I notice a big difference in the condition of my lips!  

I use this balm every morning and night.  It feels light and non-greasy.  It has a slight glossy effect on lips. May be slightly sticky?? If it does, it doesn't bother me.  It's simply perfect!  Barely feels like you even have it on. 

On the back of the container, there is a small piece of paper that you can open up and it states the ingredients in the balm. The ingredients are listed below.  I think the oils in this product is what makes it effective.  I wonder if other balms have these also? 

polybutene, hydrogenated polyisobutene, petrolatum, ceresin, ozokerite, propylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, octyldodecanol, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, mineral oil (paraffinum liquidum, huike minerale), camphor, menthol, retinyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, ascorbyl palmitate, tocopherol, stearyl alcohol, calcium sodium borosilicate, allantoin, propylparaben, butylparaben, tin oxide, limonen, linalool

The only thing I don't like is I have to use my finger to apply.  I don't like this type of application, which is why I don't bring it with me everywhere and reapply during the day.  I only use right after washing my hands.  I don't want to contaminate the balm.  I plan on taking out a chunk of the lip balm and putting it in a mini jar/sample jar so that I can carry it around; this way, if anything, only a small chunk of the balm will get contaminated.  

I highly recommend trying this!  It's different from other chapsticks and lip balms I have tried in the past!  I think it comes in 3 different colors.  I have it in petal soft.  They have clear and some other one.