Friday, 6 November 2009

Rose & Geranium Lip Salve

Rose & Geranium
A softening, moisturising balm infused with calming rose oil and with nourishing olive oil.

Winter is about to start. It's getting colder in the morning and I sure need to change my beauty routine a little. Today I'm just going to do a short review on lip balm.

I usually have a pot of vaseline in my bag for an instant moiturizer, be it the lips or just for the hands. Whoever invented these small pot, you are the best. It makes life so much more easier to carry these babies around.

Well, I kinda stop using vaseline now coz apparently it will dry out the lips more if constantly relying on it. Not all the vaseline tho', I still use the vaseline rose. This one is ok as it contains almond oil (balance out ;)) and it's tinted so it gives my lips a nice rosy tint.

Ok, let's move on to the Boots Original Beauty Formula. This is one of the best balm that I've use so far. It comes in such a cute and elegant packaging. It contains petroleum as well however there is a lot of other delicious combo of oil (grape seed, rose, almond, fruit...all the fab oil for beauty) that makes the product really good. I've been using it for two weeks and I can notice some changes. I use it on my lips and and my nails. Yes, my nails. I tend to leave a pot of balm on my desk so that I get to use is when needed. My nails has been quite dry and I have to leave it polish free for a while. I rub a little of the balm at the back of my hands too. After two weeks, I can say I am in love with this tiny pot. My lips felt moisture through out the day and there's a slight rose aroma which is not overpowering. My nails has the nice glow with no dry patch of skin on the edge and my hands noticeably smoother and no tightness. It's a definite that I will get my next pot when this is finish.

You can find these at Boots for £3.89

Ingredients: Petrolatum, Vitis vinifera (Grape) seed oil, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter, Cera alba (Beewax), Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet almond) oil, Riinus communis (Castor) seed oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Citronellol, Geraniol, Rosa damascena flower oil, Pelargronium graveolens flower oil.