lip balm

Lip Balms from Healthy Options: Alba Botanica Terra Tints SPF8, Un-Petroleum SPF18 and Dessert Essence Lip Rescue with Shea Butter

Although I have this love affair with Forever Living’s Aloe Lips, I still find myself test driving Lip Balms from Healthy Options. Specifically,  Alba Botanica Terra Tints SPF8, Un-Petroleum SPF18 and Dessert Essence Lip Rescue with Shea Butter as I went looking for locally available lip balms. The local distributor I used to buy Aloe Lips from has left its usual nook.

Alba Botanica Terra Tints SPF8, P139 (approx. $3.30)
Alba Botanica Un-Petroleum Lip Balm SPF18, P99 (approx. $2.30)

The first three lip balms I tried from Healthy Options are Alba Botanica Terra Tint SPF8 in Blaze and Bloom variants and the Alba Botanica Un-Petroleum Lip Balm SPF18.  I picked out the tinted lip balms for the obvious reason that I would love not to have to apply lipstick anymore. It would have been the most convenient. Except that, after a while of interchangeably using both Blaze and Bloom, my lips chapped. Yes, totally defies the purpose why I bought them to begin with. Not good.  At least for me.

Alba Botanica Terra Tint uses Zinc oxide. It provides chemical free sun protection with SPF 8, while nourishing, organic coconut and olive oils soothe and moisturize. Calendula, echinacea and organic peppermint rejuvenate and restore for healthy lip care. I expected quite a bit when I bought Terra Tints. This explains why I bought two colors right on. It would have been great since Burt ‘s Bees Shimmer sells for almost thrice its price.

As for the Alba Botanica Un-Petroleum SPF18. I find it just like a regular lip balm minus the usual hefty price tags that better known brands sell for.  Alba Botanica claims this as a Plant Powered Lip Care. It has Vitamin E that heals, Protective Jojoba Oil and Naturally Soothing Plant Extracts. Loaded with SPF18 sun protection. I won’t be surprised if a lot will swear by it. Its signature ingredients are moisture rich olive and jojoba oils which soothe and soften the lips.

Dessert Essence Lip Rescue Ultra Hydrating with Shea Butter, P165 (approx. $4.00)


Nivea Lip Care: Nivea Natural Volume Lip Gloss

It was some weeks ago when Nivea sent Kikay Corner these awesome new ranges: Extra Whitening and Nivea Lip Care ranges. Even before Nivea Philippines got this sent, I have already bought one of these lip balms from a department store when I left my lip balm one Saturday afternoon.

I especially love the tinted Nivea lip balms. Kind of takes away the trouble of having to apply lipstick altogether during my many lazy days. My lips would, every so often go into this stubborn chapping spree and it can be pretty annoying if left unaddressed. I usually end up with bleeding lips because my no less stubborn fingers won’t stop tinkering with wayward dead skin that needs peeling off. I know just so well that I’m not alone in this predicament.

While I have tried the Nivea’s tinted lip balms, I’m trying these new lip babies for the first time. Both Nivea Pinkish Boost 3in1 and Nivea Natural Volume took me by their SPFs. The former being SPF15 and the latter, SPF30. Nivea Pinkish Boost 3in1 is said to restore natural lip color, reduces lip dullness and protects lips with SPF15.


Only Aloe Lips for Me Please

I know there are probably over a hundred brands of lip balms in the market. But this is the best that I have found yet. If your lips could speak, they’d ask for Aloe Lips – the Mighty Midget!

A super smooth formula of stabilized aloe vera, jojoba, protectants and special moisturizers with a pleasant strawberry flavour will soothe, smooth, and moisturize chapped and dry lips. It provides protection even in the worst weather conditions. Whether you are skiing, sunbathing, walking, or even working – keep Aloe Lips handy.

It can be helpful for stings, insect bites, or minor cuts and burns by providing some immediate relief. I especially love that it doesn’t take much space in my purse. Super convenient! Especially now that I have a tot in tow, which I often use this tube on. The insect bite would literally go away in a jiff and minor wounds would stop stinging instantly. You might not want to use the same tube though. People from FLP would even vouch that you can even try Aloe Lips for hemorrhoids! That does not sound pretty, but it sure tells you one thing for sure. That this little baby is a tube for all.

More than ten years, it has been this long I have this love affair with Aloe Lips. 😀