A few weeks ago, I went out to replenish my supply of REN Biomimetic Lip Honey, which is my favourite lip balm ever. However, I suspected something fishy was going on when I couldn't find it on the usually well-stocked shelves at Liberty. A sales assistant told me that they didn't have any stock because REN Biomimetic Lip Honey is being reformulated and won't be back for a while. Reformulated??? Why? Why would they do that? Apparently they're making it minty... I hate minty lip balms <shakes fist>.
So I ended up buying Dr. Hauschka Lip Balm instead. <sigh> This is going to be a lacklustre (and hopefully short) review I'm afraid... I'm still too in shock from the REN Lip Honey reformulation news.
This Dr. Hauschka Lip Balm is another "natural" lip balm... no mineral oils etc, but it just reminds me why I loved the REN lip balm so much. "Natural" lip balms can often be too thin-textured, too floral-scented, and this balm is exactly that.
I don't like it. It's too flowery-tasting to put around my mouth, and it doesn't have the right balance of oil and wax to make it moisturising but also long-lasting.
The pot is narrow and deep, meaning that the only way I can get any of the product out is by gouging it out with the outside of a fingernail, which is kind of gross, and makes ugly marks like in the picture below.
The full ingredients of Dr. Hauschka Lip Balm are:
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Beeswax/Cera Flava,Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil,Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John'swort) Extract, Silk/Serica Powder, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Fragrance/Parfum (Essential Oil), Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Farnesol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Eugenol, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate.
This pot cost me £10.50, so it was quite expensive as well (but I think the same as REN Biomimetic Lip Honey).