Drugstore Balms with a Lip Balm Fanatic: A Comparison

by Mehak Shahani on October 29, 2011

in lipbalm

Written by :Guest Blogger Gabby
Ask anybody. I’m one of the biggest lip balm-lovers out there. From Burt’s Bees to Yes To Carrots to Banana Boat to Nivea: it’s all touched my lips. Despite the amount of balms I’ve tested, not one has been worthy of the title, “The One”. The One should quench my parched lips in the winter, be very creamy, contain a decent amount of SPF for each season, deliver slight shine and possibly tint, and it should be reasonably priced. A delicious aroma and flavor is always appreciated. To find a balm with all of these qualities is almost as hard as finding the perfect boy.

As for now, I’ve found a few runner-ups that come pretty close to being “The One” worthy. They’re listed and discussed below:

Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm ($2.99)This all-natural lip balm is a perfect marriage of creamy and peppermint. It’s a pleasure to apply it’s heavily peppermint-scented (and flavored) formula. Often times companies claim that their balm is refreshing and minty, but barely any of them can be actually considered peppermint. Not this one! The second you open the cap your senses are awakened with a burst of fresh peppermint. It moisturizes wonderfully, and at a mere $2.99 per tube, it just can’t be beat! Plus, it’s 100% natural and cruelty-free!

Aveeno Essential Moisture SPF 20 Lip Balm ($3.00)To call this balm amazing would be an understatement. It’s creamy, moisturizing, natural, and gives your lips their daily dose of SPF. Words can not describe how heavenly the texture of this balm is. It gently glides on to lips and continues to moisturize throughout the day. And for $3.00? Great deal, too!

Nivea A Kiss of Flavor Cherry Tinted Lip Care ($2.99)This balm had me at “Cherry”. This balm gives your lips the SPF and moisture they crave along with a mouth-watering cherry candy flavor. As if it wasn’t good enough, they added a sheer cherry tint to the formula for maximum greatness!

Burt’s Bees Replenishing Pomegranate Lip Balm ($2.99)Creamy meets pomegranate in this decadent balm. Moisturizing and delicious barely describe it! You get shine, hydration, and flavor all in one tube! And of course, all-natural and cruelty-free is always a plus! With a touch of pomegranate oil, Burt’s Bees Replenishing Pomegranate Lip Balm is always in my pocket!

About the Guest Blogger

Meet Gabby, a 13-year-old on the verge of high school (Just a few more months of 8th grade!) She devotes much time to her beauty blog, www.mangosandcream.blogspot.com. The rest of the time is spent on friends, photography, and ugh…homework. :) . You have seen Gabby in action before on Peaches & Blush- Remember the Lancome post?

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