Brrr... Snowing here in London. Winter's arrived, and thankfully so has my REN Biomimetic Perfect Lip Honey (plus cute samples!). This is the best lip balm ever... I've been using it since it came out in the last couple of years.
I'm a lip balm addict. I've tried and tested most lip balms on the market, and always have at least two in my handbag, one on my desk, another couple on my dressing table, one in the bathroom etc...
But not just any old lip balm makes the cut. I don't use lip balms containing mineral oil because they just don't moisturise my lips effectively. Most lip balms contain paraffinum liquidum or petrolatum.
Plus I once read as a teenager that a woman ingests half a lipstick a year. Given how much balm I put on my lips, it's best to play safe with ingredients.
However, most "natural" lip balms are too greasy (too much oil or shea/cocoa butter), too waxy (too much beeswax), or just taste yuck (e.g. overpowering rose / bergamot / geranium / vanilla / lemon etc).
REN Biomimetic Perfect Lip Honey is the perfect balance of moisture, slip and wax. There is an initial pleasant citrus flavour but it's ultra subtle. And it really sorts out dry, flaky lips. If you have dry lips, you need this! It costs £9.75 but lasts ages because it doesn't need to be reapplied it as much as some other balms.
The product blurb: "Formulated with a biomimetic complex to give you perfect looking lips. Smooth. Nourished. Plumped. Protected."
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Mel (Honey), Lecithin (Source Soybean), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Hellianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Source Coconut Oil), Benzyl Alcohol (Source Essential Oil), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (Source Palm oil & Wheat), Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline (Source Aminoacid), Ribes Nigrum (Blackcurrant) Seed Oil, Oryzanol (Source Rice), Omega 6 Ceramide (Source Carthame), Phaeodactylum Tricornotum (Vegetable Plankton) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Parfum (100% Natural Fragrance), Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Laminaria Ochroleuca (Algae) Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).