Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I'm Tickled Pink (Grapefruit) with The Body Shop's Pink Grapefruit Lip Butter

The icy bite of winter not only affects your skin, but also takes a toll on your precious pucker. While us ladies frantically slather on hydrating lotions and creams to our flaking skin, we often neglect our lips that beg for the slightest bit of moisture. On my quest for the perfect lip balm (yet to be completed), I came across The Body Shop's Pink Grapefruit Lip Butter ($6.00) on yet another adventure with my best amiga, Ann (not-justapretty-face.blogspot.com) The creamy texture (after some mistreatment) and zesty citrus aroma brought back fond memories of basking in the warm sunshine just this summer.
Disappointingly, my summer seemed to last a bit longer than this lush concoction did on my pout. As for its moisturizing abilities, it failed. Even with daily application my lips ended up parched and flaky.

PRICE: $6.00 for 0.3oz

  • It has a delcious and fresh citrus smell.
  • After a week or so, this product is buttery and creamy.
  • Its formulation of shea butter, beeswax, vitamin E, and other essential ingredients must be doing something!
  • Vivid packaging and bright scent give you a lick of summer.
  • If you put on any more than a single swipe, it turns your lips the exact color in the container. In other words, it's strangely pigmented.
  • The size is a bit small for $6.00.
  • It contains dyes! (Yellow 5 Lake and Red 7 Lake to be in fact)
  • This balm fails to be 100% natural.
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Rating: *** or B+

This product is (JUST BARELY)...

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ricinus Communis (Castor Seed) Oil, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Beeswax, Lanolin, PEG-8 Beeswax, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Silica, Flavor, Linalool, Limonene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopherol, Citral, Geraniol, Citronellol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 7 Lake.

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