Today I am reviewing the Forest Essentials Lip Balm in the flavor Sugared Rose Petal. I got this about a week back and have been religiously using it since then. I must confess that I bought this only for its cuteness and its wonderful fragrance.
About: Moisturising Lip Balms made with Kokum butter which contains an abundance of healing ingredients including vitamins, minerals, proteins and a unique fatty acid profile. These fatty acids are indispensable for their emollient properties. Organic Beeswax deeply nourishes and restores elasticity to the skin Almond oil from sweet almonds is the most nutritious. Rose has cooling, soothing and moisturizing properties. It is naturally hydrating. These lip balms seal in moisture, soothe dry lips, and leave them soft smooth and glossy.
Making of the Product: Natural Butters & oils are blended together; melted to infuse fresh Rose petal at room temperature to keep the properties intact.
Product Benefits: Forest Essential Lip Balm (Sugared Rose Petal) is uniquely designed to replenish and soften dry, chapped lips. Enriched with goodness of Natural Butters and Beeswax this balm gently heals and hydrate the lips. Free from synthetic chemicals and petroleum products this Lip Balm contains fresh Rose Petals which are soaked in Honey to protect your lips. Due to its extraordinary moisturizing and hydrating properties it seals in moisture and soothes dry lips leaving them soft and glossy.
Fresh Rose Petals soaked in honey • 100 % natural. No petroleum is used • Oils are cold pressed by hand.
Price: Rs. 495/-
It comes in a cute little container which has transparent bottom and matte gold lid. It looks very classy. The lid houses a little mirror to help with the touch ups. The container is travel friendly. The entire container comes packed in a cardboard box, which is a treat to the eyes all by itself.
The product looks pink in the container but comes as a transparent oily cream. The texture of the cream is oily and it spreads quite easily on my lips. A little quantity is sufficient to cover my lips.
The product has an awesome and mesmerizing rose fragrance. The fragrance is intense yet natural. You can just keep on smelling it again and again without getting tired of it. It gives a very exotic feel.
My lips are not dry or pigmented to begin with. But with frequent usage of cosmetics, sun exposure and negligence, it has become pigmented around the corners and excessively dry. When I applied it overnight, I expected this lip balm to soothe the dryness and help me wake up to smooth, pink lips. The Lip balm did a very average job in that department. My lips remained in their same dry state. In my lips, this product stays for 1 -2 hours during which it imparts temporary moisturization. Another point which I must mention is, once applied, this product takes forever to get absorbed. It spreads into the inner part of my lips and I end up licking it. It tastes very weird.
As my lips were dry and chapped, I had stopped using any lip products apart from this lip balm for the past 4 days and I must say that the pigmentation has considerably reduced. But I am not sure if it is because of this product or because of not using any lip colors.
I was disappointed with this product but was determined to make it work somehow or the other. I was not prepared to keep it just like that. I devised a plan and it WORKED!!
The process is, I took a teeny bit of this lip balm, added few granules of sugar in it and used it as a lip scrub during my once-in-a month-at-home-face-clean-up session. And it works very fine. I am very much satisfied by using it this way. It gives soft lips, removes dead tissue and decently reduces the pigmentation.
Let me summarize the pros and cons before moving on to the verdict.
1. Very nice fragrance.
2. Attractive Travel Friendly Packaging.
3. Completely Natural.
4. Has little effect on reducing the temporary pigmentation.
1. Not moisturizing enough.
2. Needs to be reapplied every 2 hours for the temporary moisturizing.
3. Spread to the inner lips and tastes weird.
Verdict: Though I won’t call this product a waste of money, I am not satisfied with its performance at all. I love the smell and the way it works as a lip scrub. I intend to use the container for storing my zircon stone bindi.
Not recommended and though I wish to try their other variants, I will not re-purchase this.
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