Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm SPF 15 Review
Lip balm is a daily essential for anyone out there. With winter approaching, I believe I have to carry a lip balm with me all the time. I r...
About Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm SPF 15:
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Original Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm, enriched with Vitamin E and with the added benefit of SPF 15, helps prevent and protect chapped, cracked or wind-burned lips. Smooth application and convenient size make this the perfect year-round lip balm.
$2.52 for 4 g / 0.15 oz.
Active ingredients: Octyl Methoxycinnamate 7.5%, Oxybenzone 4.5%, Dimenthicone 1.5%. Other ingredients: Mineral Oil (Paraffium Liquidum), Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Coppernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance (Parfum), Beta Carotene (CI 40800), Isopropyl Myristate.
Directions For Use:
Apply Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Original Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm as often as necessary.
My Experience With Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm SPF 15:
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm comes in cardboard packaging. The packaging is slightly unusual than regular lip balms. It comes in a twist up packaging with a thin oval shaped body. There is a little round circular rotator at the end of the tube to twist up the product. The cap is white opaque in color and it has necessary details written on it. The packaging is good and sturdy. Since the lip balm has a smaller structure, it is easier to carry around.
The first and foremost thing I loved about the lip balm is that it has a delicious cocoa butter smell. I mean, it is so delightful that I have to restrict myself from licking the lips every time I apply it. The smell isn't very artificial-like and overwhelming but is heavenly. The shape of the lip balm is such that thin lips would find it easier to apply than the regular round base. The stick has a thicker texture but the moment you apply, it feels lightweight and hydrating. There is no color whatsoever and thus if you love a clear lip balm, this is for you. Also, it helps to hydrate underneath matte lip colors. The lip balm imparts less shine than usual clear lip balms. If you look at the hand and lip swatches, you would see that the high-shine formula is missing.
Let's get to the most important part – hydration. Well, it is slightly disappointing in that department. The lip balm is more on the protecting side than healing. I was having dried up lips one day and I slathered a heavy layer of this lip balm to see if it works. Well, disappointingly it didn't. It merely hydrated the lips but the moment I exfoliated the lips, the dry portion was back. I did another attempt where I exfoliated the lips well and took off every layer of dryness. Then, as a further protection, I applied this lip balm and it did a nice job of protecting the lips from dryness.
Then I checked the ingredients. Honestly, I wasn't very happy to see 'mineral oil' as it does nothing than exaggerating the dryness. It will simply form a layer of greasiness and then the moment you take off, the dryness is back. Nevertheless, the lip balm also has various other good ingredients. It is formulated with SPF 15 for the lips which is a great thing. Also, when you apply the lip balm, you feel a slight tingling sensation, resembling a plumping product. I have seen that it gives a certain plump to the lips as well. (Don't expect a 'Kylie Lips' plump!). It also contains vitamin E which is good for the lips. Overall, the lip balm keeps my lips hydrated, soft and nourished for a good 5 hours and underneath a matte liquid lipstick, it lasts the whole day.
Pros Of Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm SPF 15:
- Uncommon sturdy packaging.
- Transparent lip balm.
- Heavenly smell of cocoa butter.
- Hydrates and nourishes the lips.
- Has vitamin E.
- Formulated with SPF 15.
- Gives a slight plum effect.
- Keep the lips soft for around 5 hours.
Cons Of Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm SPF 15:
- It can't heal the dry areas.
- It has mineral oil.
- There is no rich effect of hydration on lips.
Diva Likes Rating:
Honestly, I had such high expectations from this balm that it really made me sad after its average results. As a lip balm with SPF 15, it is good but there are already better lip balms available in the Indian market.