Friday, 9 February 2018

Review: BalmKind Lip Balm

I've been trying this lip balm for the last couple of months. BalmKind are a UK company based in Hampshire. Their products are cruelty-free and vegetarian and there are no parabens, mineral oil or palm oil. They use beeswax in their lip balm (this is their only product at the time of writing). 

The balm contains antioxidant Alpine Rose and Lysine, an amino acid, that Balmkind say can reduce the occurrence of cold sores. It's a pale pink, glossy, non-sticky balm which is pleasant smelling and tasting. It's a nice balm to wear on it's own as a nude gloss or on top of lipstick. I found it better to use as an intensive balm at night time as I always need a lip balm under my lipstick during the day and this was a bit too glossy to be able to apply my lipstick on top. 

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Bis-diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Hydroxystearic/Linolenic/Oleic Polyglycerides, Avena Sativa Kernel Oil, Cera Alba, Punica Granatum Sterols, Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax, Aqua, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Olivate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Lysine HCL, Glycerin, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Parfum, Rhododendron Ferrugineum Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, CI77891, CI77491
I looked up a couple of the ingredients I was unfamiliar with - one was a synthetic emollient with low toxicity and the other was a skin-conditioner. It's worth noting that the balm contains phenoxyethanol for those who avoid this ingredient.

In summary: I haven't used a lip balm formulated with alpine rose before so it was nice to try this. It applied smoothly on the lips and felt comforting and nourishing.

You can buy Balmkind here

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