Kiss your chapped lips goodbye !

Hi my loves, hope youre all having a fabulous week! Today Im coming up with one of my favorite product for review – A Lip Balm. I feel it is a must have or a staple product that has to be in the purse.

We don’t need lipsticks all the time, a little lip balm to have a smooth & plump lips will do more than a dry, patchy, streaky shade of colors on the chapped lips. Don’t you agree ?

And thats what came into a box of surprise for me, for this Valentines Day 2018. Palmer’s surprised me with their all time favorite Lip balm and a box of candies making the perfect v-day gift !

Palmer's Lip Balm

Doesn’t it look pretty ? Ofcourse Yes ! Alright, lets get in to the review now…

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15 Ingredients

Key Ingredients –

  • Cocoa Butter : A rich, natural moisturizer that leaves skin soft and silky, transforming even the roughest, driest areas into buttery soft skin.
  • Vitamin E :  A powerful antioxidant that also helps reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks and imperfections on the skin, giving a more even and also very toned appearance.

 

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What Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15 claims 

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm, enriched with Vitamin E and with the added benefit of SPF 15, helps prevent and also protect chapped, cracked or windburned lips. Moreover, smooth application and a convenient size make this the perfect year-round lip balm.

  • Repairs dry and chapped lips
  • Enriched with the goodness of Vitamin E
  • SPF 15 protects lips from UV rays
  • Free of Sulfates, Parabens, Mineral Oil, Gluten, MI, Phthalates, and Dyes.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15 Packaging & Appearance

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15 has a simple packaging. The lip balm also comes inside a plastic bullet with twist up mechanism. Moreover, the body is quite sleek and lightweight and perfect for travelling. The white body has blue  ( Original ) , red ( Tinted ) and chocolate accents and the white cap on top sits tightly. There is an outer packaging which carries the product details.

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Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula – Original Lip balm.
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Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula – Tinted Lip Balm.

Overall, I loved its packaging, its simple, neat, user friendly and also travel friendly.The lip balm stick is faint yellow in color. It has soft and creamy texture. In fact, I love the fragrance of the lip balm. The twist up mechanism works great, as the lip balm goes down slowly and completely.

My experience with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15 glides smoothly so that   you don’t have to rub too much for even application. Also, it doesn’t feel waxy or too runny on the lips. The lip balm is lightweight and doesn’t apply glossy. 

Whilst talking about the Dark chocolate with cherry one, the flavor of this lip balm tastes exactly like a  cherry pop  to me! Seriously, it’s got that same candy-like cherry note mixed with chocolate, and it SMELLS just like a Cherry  Pop as well! Both the flavor and fragrance are strong during application but they fade pretty quickly. 

 

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And they layer a beautiful red-pink tint on the lips, which looks like a natural lip tint. 

Coming to its effectiveness, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15 provides a boost of hydration to the lips. It instantly softens dry and rough lips and regular application heals the dry and chapped area on the lips. The moisturization  it provides is quite long lasting. Moreover, its a perfect  one  to be used for overnight. I apply this lip balm at night and in the morning, my lips feel soft and supple. In fact, the lip balm can be used as a lip primer  / a base to have a smooth application of lipstick.  It comes with SPF 15 which is an added bonus.

Direction for use

  • Use a water resistant sunscreen if you are out in the sun  or beach or swimming. 
  • Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure.
  • Then reapply at least every 2 hours.

“Overall, I am totally impressed with this Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15. It is a great lip balm that provides a boost of hydration and also long lasting .  It can heal dry & chapped lips  quickly, plus it also comes with sun protection, with SPF 15.  A very good lip balm at a very affordable price! Travel friendly, and can also be slipped easily into Jeans pocket. 

I found myself reaching to this product very often, and I feel that Cocoa Butter magic works a lot to me, my skin tends to love them more !

They’re reasonably priced , around AED 12/- and are available at leading hypermarkets and pharmacy . You can easily find them at Carrefour UAE , LuLu Hypermarkets , Boots Pharmacy , Super care pharmacy , Nesto hypermarkets and so on…

Have you spotted any of these new Palmer’s lip care products ? Do you own any of these lip balms? I’d love to hear from you!

 

xoxo

priya

 

(* These products were sent to me for review purpose as a part of Palmer’s Brand Ambassador program, however the reviews are genuine, and are written based on the product being tried & tested!)

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REVIEW : PALMER’S SHEA FORMULA MOISTURE REPAIR RAW SHEA SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER.

I often experience dull, dry, frizz and lackluster hair for days. I try to use different shampoo and conditioner along with the hair serums & styling products that gives some shine to my hair. But after trying a shampoo & conditioner, from the Shea range, it was a total game changer for me. Continue to read on how I revitalize my hair from boring to full of life again. 

 

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Palmer’s Shea formula moisture repair raw Shea shampoo & conditioner :

The first thing that I noticed from the packaging is that both the products contain no sulfates , parabens or mineral oil.

Its common that most of the shampoos contain sulfates or otherwise called as Sodium Laurel sulfate , SLS. However sulfates are too effective and it can dry the scalp, and people like me having an existing dry hair issue, using these kind of shampoos worsen them.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH PALMER’S RAW SHEA MOISTURE SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER:

The raw Shea butter included in this range is sustain ably resourced in West Africa, and its well known for its rich and super moisturizing properties. And this shampoo helps to enhance the shine and replenish moisture. If your hair is colored, then absolutely you don’t have to worry, these babies got you covered.  I absolutely loved the smell of the duo, and it can be tolerable to the ones who feel its quite overwhelming. 

MAIN INGREDIENTS :

  • RAW SHEA BUTTER – It deeply moisturizes and repairs.
  • ARGAN OIL – It adds lot of shine.
  • GRAPE SEED OIL – Prevents dullness and protects the color on your hair.

UPON SHAMPOOING & CONDITIONING :

This shampoo gently cleanses my hair and it leaves my hair look well nourished. The shampoo is free from parabens , dyes and silicone and as it contains the raw Shea , it has helped me to tame my frizz hair. I also have a dry scalp, using this twice- thrice a week, it helps to get rid of that dryness giving them a hydration to the hair, and keep them moisturized. 

I prefer to leave the conditioner for about two minutes on the wet hair. This conditioner helps to remove the product build up, and the raw Shea, argan oil and grape seed oil helps to clean and leave my hair feeling refreshed. This conditioner doesn’t weigh down my hair, but is great for leaving hair feeling soft, smooth and restores moisture loss.

However the  shine is seen from using it twice a week.

STYLING : Styling is quite easy after using this. Once i blow dry, the hair becomes very soft and due to its texture, i feel that my hair looks very clean and blow drying or flat ironing or curling them are so easy! 

And above all, they both come in a large 473 ml bottles which will last you quite a while.

Here are few tips , to get that silky , clean hair while using a Sulfate free shampoo :

  1. Thoroughly wet your hair before applying sulfate free shampoo.
  2. Use less product than you think.
  3. Apply more water, instead of more product, the water will help activate the shampoo and spread it through your hair. 
  4. shampoo twice.
  5. Rinse your hair thoroughly.

WOULD I USE THEM AGAIN ?  Yes, definitely.

WHERE CAN I BUY THEM ? They are still not available in the UAE, soon this amazing product is going to hit all the stores. 

HOW MUCH ARE THEY PRICED AT ? Priced at $26, for the duo. And is currently available in the Amazon US and other US and UK stores. 

Being the brand ambassador, of Palmer’s  this product was sent to me for personal use and for the purpose of reviewing them , however all my opinions are honest , tried & tested !

Until then,

xoxo

priya