Since forever I have been trying to find a lip balm that works for me! I am that special kind of unlucky who have chapped lips all year round and thus have tried lip balms from various brands and many-many home remedies. So far not much luck! But the quest continues and this time I tried the Lotus & Kokum Butter Lip Balm from SoulTree.
Cost: 295 INR for 3.5 grams
Buy Online: Here
Prepared with fresh extract of Pink Lotus, Organic ghee and Kokum Butter, this Ayurvedic formulation will help in healing and moisturising of your lips. Along with the goodness of seven organic oils, it makes for perfect lip-care for dry weather. Your lips will feel nourished, soft and supple. Suitable for All Skin types.
- Ayurvedic formula,
- Deeply Hydrating,
- Soothes dry & flaky lips,
- No tint,
- No Artificial colors,
- No synthetic colors,
- No added fragrances
- European Certification: ‘Natural’ by BDIH, Germany*
- 100% Vegetarian
- Not tested on animals
- Does NOT contain Parabens, Silicones, Lead, DEA/TEA, Phtalates, SLS/SLES, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Fragrance.
*BDIH is the non-profit Association of Industries and Trading Firms for pharmaceuticals, health care products, food supplements and personal hygiene products (www.bdih.de).
Cera alba, Isoamyl laurate, Ricinus communis (castor) oil*, Helianthus annus (sunflower) oil*, Sorbitan olivate, Olea europaea (olive) oil*, Butyrum (clarified butter)*, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, Prunus armeniaca (apricot) oil*, Prunus dulcis (almond) oil*, Vitis vinifera (grapeseed) oil, Garcinia indica (kokum) butter, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) butter, Nelumbo nucifera (pink lotus), Tocopherol, Vanilla plantifolia, Parfum**, CI 77492, CI77007, Limonene**, Linalool, Geraniol**, Citronellol**
*From certified organic farms
**From essential oils
The overall branding and packaging improvement this brand has undergone is admirable. The new graphics make the products look luxurious. This is how good graphic design & branding plays up the perceived value of a product, which is very important considering we are making most of our purchase decisions online nowadays.
The lip balm is also packed in a unique cardboard packaging. It doesn’t feel flimsy which is a huge issue with cardboard packaging I have noticed in other products. I have heard some folks complain about the cap not sitting snug enough but then that’s what wear and tear will do to cardboard. The piece I got fortunately has no such issue.
The balm has a nice mellow floral fragrance which the brand claims to be natural (i.e no added fragrance). I am super sensitive to scents but this one is subtle and I quite like it. I can smell it only for the first few minutes after which it doesn’t linger which in my opinion is a good thing!
The balm has a slight colour to it, but it does not transfer on the lips. I am using this in the winters so the stick is pretty stiff and is not melting but I am positive that during the hotter months this will melt considering it contains ghee! So I will not recommend you carry this around in bags, rather store it in a cool place away from sunlight.
The balm feels very waxy initially but then after sometime that feeling fades away and the lips feel hydrated and comfortable. In my case they are quite chapped and flakey so this does help sooth them for a bit. I use this before applying liquid lipsticks and at night before bed.
The only downside I see to this is its poor longevity. The hydration one feels is short lived so frequent reapplication will be required. I suppose this will also depends on how dehydrated your lips are, in my case I need to re-apply every few hours.
- Natural, Vegetarian & Cruelty Free
- Does not contain Parabens, Silicones, Lead, DEA/TEA, Phtalates, SLS/SLES, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Fragrance.
- Unique Cardboard Packaging.
- Will melt in high temperatures
- Pricey for the grams of product sold.
- Needs re-application every few hours.
Over all this is a good product. Its definitely pricey but then the certification fee and legitimate natural ingredients aren’t exactly cheap! I would have liked if the hydration it offered lasted a little longer but what it does offer isn’t bad either. Folks with very dry lips will need to re-apply frequently to make the hydration last.
What is your opinion of this lip balm? If you have any recommendation I would love to hear about them, let me know in the comments. Also swing by my Instagram for all things Beauty & Design!