I am sure that there are so many reviews in the blogosphere that have covered the issue of the insane price tag attached to this, so i wont get into it! No need to perpetuate the guilty feelings :-)
I am currently on my 2nd or 3rd jar of this and even though this was suppose to be a one-time purchase, a luxury treat per say i have repurchased more than once and sadly i will break-down and buy it again i am sure.
The skincare fanatic in me is always on the look out for the next best thing, i am very fickle when it comes to brand loyalty and even though i usually buy HE, i've discovered a few drugstore gems that surprised me. My lip balm collection is completely out of control - i have them in every single part of the house, every handbag, pocket, drawer etc for "emergencies".
Baume de Rose however never leaves my side and not just because of the price - to put it plainly, it preforms better than anything else i have and can fix my lips in 5 seconds. The texture is like a typical balm, without the stickiness and oily residue of others of course. It sinks in fast, erases any flakes that might be on there, drenches the dry feeling AND smells amazing (i love roses!). I expected some colour but my pigmented rosy lips prevailed and i prefer it that way and even though my lips are already full, the plumping effect is definitively noticeable :)
I am sure there might be better lip treatments out there for less but i don't know of them - when i do i will be the first in line to buy them but until then i will carry this little jar everywhere :)
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Synthetic Wax, Diiosostearyl Malate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyethylene, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanesterol Esters, Petrolatum, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract, Stearalkonium Hectorite, C20-40 Acid, Corylus Avellana (Haeel) Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Tocopherol, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propylene Carbonate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Lanolin, Sodium PCA, Aqua (Water), Polysorbate 85, Rosa Centifolia Flower (Wax) Cera, Rosa Damascena Flower (Wax) Cera, Trohydroxypalmitamidohydroxypropyl Myristyl Ether, Alumina, Aluminium Stearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Mica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Methylparaben, BHT, Butylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, CI 75470 (Carmine), Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Geraniol, Citronellol, Benzylbenzoate, Eugenol, Cotral [T0401/D]
By Terry Baume de Rose balm ($60) and other By Terry products products can be purchased here
What are your favourite balms?
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