I've been using Sisley "Confort Extreme Levres" Nutritive Lip Balm over this last week and I am really impressed by it. I even like it more than my previous favourite, Ren Biomimetic Perfect Lip Honey (which by the way, I've heard is being phased out completely... boooo).
I'm obsessed with lip balm. I wouldn't say I'm addicted to lip balm (I don't believe in the theory that your lips get addicted to lip balm the more you use it - that's just complete nonsense), but I am addicted to the feeling of lip balm on my lips. I need to always have a coating of balm on my lips... otherwise I literally can't focus on anything... people will be speaking to me, and all that's running through my mind is "please stop talking so I can put lip balm on".
So for me, it's really important that a lip balm is the right consistency to maintain that balm-y coating on my lips for as long as possible. Otherwise I'd never get anything done because I'd be continually topping up the balm.
The description of Sisley Nutritive Lip Balm is:
"Extremely repairing balm. Rich in natural plant extracts it instantly soothes, nourishes and hydrates, giving long lasting protection. Lips are soft, supple and smooth."
Sisley Nutritive Lip Balm has the most perfect consistency I've come across in a lip balm... it feels and looks a lot like Vaseline petroleum jelly. But it's not. There's actually no mineral in this balm whatsoever. Good. And it doesn't melt and slide everywhere like petroleum jelly. Once it's on the lips, it stays on the lips, and does so without a hint of greasiness or stickiness.
The balm feels firm and smooth in the pot, but not too firm that it's hard to scoop out or spread on the lips. Oh, I forgot to mention the handy scooping tool that comes with the pot, so you don't have to stick grubby fingers into it.
On the lips, it feels intensely comforting and protecting, and it stays on much longer than any other non mineral oil lip balm I've tried (I've used most). There isn't that feeling of needing constant reapplication. Plus it's completely odourless and flavourless. I can't tell you how much I dislike flavoured lip balms.
The only catch is that this 9g pot of perfect lip balm costs £37.50. Uh huh.
But if you're an extreme lip balm user like me (or if you suffer from very dry, chapped lips), I haven't found a better balm. I'm already finding that my lip balm application frequency has dropped to about a quarter of what it used to be. That in itself has added it to my list of desert island essentials.
If you can't find a Sisley stockist near you, you can find this lip balm online at John Lewis or Harrods.
The full ingredients of Sisley "Confort Extreme Levres" Nutritive Lip Balm are:
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate / Hexastearate / Hexarosinate, Butyrospernum Parkii (Shea Butter), Silica, Beeswax / Cire D'Abeille (Cera Alba), Garcina Indica Seed Butter, Triisostearin PEG-6 Esters, Corylus Americana (Hazel) Seed Oil, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Prunus Domestica Seed Extract, Propylparaben, Hydrogenated Soybean (Glycine Soja) Oil, Tocopherol, BHT.
Disclaimer: PR sample