Tuesday, 13 July 2010

New Montagne Jeunesse natural lip balms: No petroleum here

Montagne Jeunesse natural lip balms

I picked up some new "natural" lip balms from Montagne Jeunesse last month and have only recently had a chance to look at them properly. I was really pleased to come across these. In the US, they're spoilt for choice when it comes to non-petroleum lip balm sticks. Their drugstores have entire aisles stacked with nice lip balms in twist-up tubes. In the UK, the only easily attained brand is Burts Bees (too waxy for me). Otherwise, we have to search (and often pay) a little more for balms from brands like Weleda, Yes to Carrots, Badger Balm, REN, Dr Hauschka and Dr Bronner's.

I bought the Montagne Jeunesse lip balms in the variants, "Sore Lips" (shea butter and mango), "Weather Screen" (wheatgerm and shea butter) and "Cracked Lips" (cranberry and aloe vera). There was also a "Chocolate Balm" and "Healing Balm".

Montagne Jeunesse lip balms

These balms are a nice, smooth consistency, not too hard and waxy like Burts Bees and not too squishy. However, they are slightly over-scented for my taste. "Sore Lips" tastes like mango sorbet, "Weather Screen" tastes like shea butter, and "Cracked Lips" tastes likes berries. I prefer unscented balms like Dr. Bronners Organic Lip Balm Naked.

In terms of moisturising properties, they're pretty average, and they do definitely leave an overly waxy film on the lips which I am very conscious of post-application. They're not as moisturising as my REN Biomimetic Perfect Lip Honey although to be fair, it's not categorised as a twist-up stick balm.

I bought these balms for £1 each when I visited the Montagne Jeunesse stand at the Clothes Show last month. But I see they're £2.99 normally, and you'll probably find them in convenient places like Superdrug and Boots.

These are reasonably-priced lip balm sticks that are handy for keeping around the house, at work, in handbags etc... but when I run out, I'll be going back for more Dr. Bronners Organic Lip Balm Naked, or I might try Badger Balm Lip Balm Stick Unscented.

The full ingredients of each of the balms I bought are:

Montagne Jeunesse Sore Lips lip balm

Beeswax (Cire d'abeille), Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet almond oil), Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter, Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) seed oil, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter), Aroma (Flavor), Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) oil, Mangifera indica (Mango) seed oil, Glycyrrhiza glabra (Liquorice) leaf extract, Aloe Barbardensis (Aloe vera) leaf extract.

Montagne Jeunesse Weather Screen lip balm

Beeswax (Cire d'abeille), Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet almond oil), Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter), Aroma (Flavor), Triticum vulgare (Wheat) germ oil, Piper Nigrum (Black pepper) seed oil, Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) oil, Aloe barbardensis (Aloe vera) leaf extract, *Limonene, *Linalool.
*Natural components of pepper oil.

Montagne Jeunesse Cracked Lips lip balm

Beeswax (Cire d'abeille), Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet almond oil), Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter, Aroma (Flavor), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter), Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) oil, Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry) seed oil, Linalool, Beetroot juice / Jus de betterave, Maltodextrin, Aloe barbardensis (Aloe vera) leaf extract, Salix alba (White Willow) bark extract.

3 comments:


  1. oh they sound lovely. I'm a big fan of their masks, so I might check these out.
    Thanks for the review :)

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  2. I like the masks too so I'd be interested in trying these out!

    www.beautyandtheblogger.co.uk

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  3. I can recommend the L’Occitane lip balms as well. From what I recall they don’t contain petroleum and there is virtually no fragrance. Very moisturising too :0

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