Chapped lips is a major problem for me throughout the year and my lips chap especially when there is a change in temperature. So, for most people chapped lips is a problem during winters while I have badly chapped lips even in summer. For this reason, I have used several types of lip balms from all kinds of brands. However, only a few have worked for me. The one lip balm that works the best for me is a medicated lip balm by a French company. But the problem with that balm is that it costs almost 1K for a 15 ml tube and also it is not easily available across chemists. You have to especially place an order with the manufacturer. Its lack of availability prompted me to continue trying cheaper alternatives to help me soothe my sore lips. I happened to come across Himalaya Herbals range of lip balms and from the variants available I picked up the Rich Cocoa Butter lip care stick and here is my experience using it.
Name: Himalaya Rich Cocoa Butter Lip Care
Price: Rs 125/- for 4.5g
Ingredients: The packet does not separately list the ingredients in the lip balm but it claims that it’s enriched with natural vitamin E and antioxidants. It also indicates that it is devoid of preservatives, petroleum jelly, mineral oil, and silicones.
What does it claim?
The lip balm claims of moisturising, repairing and healing chapped, rough lips. It also provides long-lasting moisture.
How to use?
The lip balm comes in a twist up stick applicator. The company has claimed to use only natural colours so the light brown colour of the balm does not transfer on application i.e. it isn’t a tinted balm. The lip balm has a strong cocoa butter smell which reminded me of an eatable and I almost gave in to the temptation of tasting the balm.
The formula is transparent and thick and stays for a good 2 to 3 hours on the lips. As indicated on the pack, the balm actually did heal my badly chapped lips and moisturised it leaving it soft and smooth. I have used dozens of lip balms but none have ever worked this well for me.
Does it fulfill its claim?
Yes, yes it totally does. It does provide long lasting moisture and heals cracked lips.
What’s good about it?
The swivel stick makes application easy
Heals rough dry lips almost instantly
What’s not so good about it?
The only issue is that it doesn’t contain ingredients lists so you don’t know what it contains. Other than that there is nothing bad about the balm as it delivers it promise.
I give Himalaya Rich Cocoa Butter Lip Care 4.5 out of 5 rating. After using tons and tons of lip balms I finally find one that is easy on the pocket and is effective. Do give this one a try.