Moisturizing lip balm by Bella Il Fiore - review by aliceinthehole

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Moisturizing lip balm

Lip balm by Bella Il Fiore

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Perfect Peppermint Pout

This uber-cute Peppermint Lip Treatment will come rescue your winter lips. With refreshing minty flavor and only a handful of all-natural ingredients, you'll love the slick smooth caress of Bella Il Fiore's latest lip balm.
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Pros:
Tastes minty
Natural ingredients
Smooth texture
Cute jar
Cons:
Jar-style balm collects lint easily
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

Winter wreaks havoc on the entire body, mind and soul out here in Kentucky. We're far enough north that if we're lucky winter hits off and on throughout January and lasts through March. Being a humid location, with bodies of water abound, we don't get the dry, crackly winter blues like many places. Still, whether winter finds you cold and wet and freezing, or just cold and dry and cracked out, this peppermint lip balm by Bella Il Fiore is sure to come rescue you.

The lovely all-natural ingredients work together to form a smoothly gliding lip balm that's never greasy or sticky. Refreshing peppermint oil awakens your sleepy wintry mind and energizes your senses. With a smell and a taste that'll wake you up in the deepest cold snap, Rescue Me lip balm is sure to live up to its name.

With lovely natural ingredients such as the following, it's sure to make your skin and your mouth smile:
Safflower Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Cocoa Seed Butter, Shea Butter, Peppermint Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, and Vitamin E.

So it's not only a feel-good lip balm, but it's also good for you!

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

A light rub of a fingertip in the jar will bring you a very thing layer of this slightly oily, slick smooth balm. It glides over the lips easily and feels quite nourishing; that's all the natural plant oils and the vitamin E doing their work to repair and restore your parched lips. Winter can do a number on skin, and the lips are the most painful when exposed to the harsh elements. The oils used here help you defend yourself against them.

The balm feels wonderful, never sticky or grainy. It absorbs nicely into the lips, leaving them supple, moisturized and soft.
    • Slick
    • Smooth
    • Thin

Taste / Aroma

Peppermint oil pervades the taste and aroma of this lip treatment. It spices your senses and awakens you. Smells just like winter!

The taste is identical to a candy cane, but lighter, and without the annoying sweetness.

Smell and taste are both strong enough to be felt, but never too strong. For peppermint, this balm is quite subtle. Both taste and smell fade within five minutes.
    • Light taste
    • Smells good

Performance

Reapplication throughout the day is recommended for especially dry lips, or just to reinvigorate the senses. For tired eyes or mind, peppermint will naturally arouse you from your weary sleep. As the smell and taste fade, your cooled lips warming back to body temperature, you may be inclined to reapply. If only that peppermint could last all season through! Still, reapplication is not a chore, rather a joy! An application will keep the lips cool for 5 minutes, smell and taste of peppermint for the same amount of time, and keep the lips moisturized for at least an hour.
    • Feels natural

Packaging

The teensy, sweet 1 oz. jar is very giftable. It's quaint and cute and artistically done. A high-quality glass jar with black screw-on plastic lid, the lip treatment is lightweight but sturdy in its casing. Small enough to be tucked into a pocket or thrown in a purse for everyday use. It will carry you anywhere the wind blows.
    • Natural ingredients
    • Would make a nice gift

Special Features

The cooling sensation of the peppermint oil is rejuvenating. The smell also wakens the senses. This is a much-needed treat after winter's long drudgery pounds away at all life in the trees, the air, and sometimes ourselves. We want to retreat into a cave and hibernate, but duties to our jobs, partners and/or families won't allow. This little lip balm helps you get through winter by indulging you in the sweet little things in life. You can appreciate winter a bit more by partaking in the lovely sensualities of warm baths, hot cocoa and peppermint body products.
    • Cooling

Personal comments

This was a gift from a student I was mentoring on Eden, and was the sweetest thing anyone had ever done for me in my time here at EF! I was so pleasantly surprised by this sweet gesture. My lips appreciate the all-natural kindness of Bella Il Fiore, and my heart appreciates the kind thoughts of my student, CuriousCat.


So thank you, CuriousCat! My lips are cooling, their dry skin smoothing and my heart warming because of you!
Follow-up commentary
This is my daily lip balm now, and I carry it with me in my purse. I love the little bit of peppermint for a quick pick-me-up, and count on this balm's oily quality to lock in moisture - there's no need to reapply.

I can see this container lasting me many years. I've been using it daily for months now and have barely made a dent in it. It's also great for serious spot-moisturization - say, for knuckles or elbows in need of extra care.
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Comments
  • tortilla
    tortilla  
    I love a peppermint balm - just wish the peppermint tingle lasted longer. Thanks for the info
  • Beck
    Beck  
    Awe what a sweet gesture from your student. Great job on the review
  • deltalima
    deltalima  
    I love mint! I'm getting this!!!
  • LilLostLenore
    LilLostLenore  
    hmmm might try this.
  • aliceinthehole
    aliceinthehole  
    no prob, tortilla. you should totally try this out. it's worth it, even if the natural peppermint flavor doesn't last!

    @beck. i know! what a sweetheart. thanks for the review props!

    @deltalima. so glad you've found something you like! hope you love it like i do.

    @lillostlenore. go for it! i dare ya.
  • Zombirella
    Zombirella  
    Nice review!
  • Lola Park
    Lola Park  
    I don't want this....I NEED this. Winter in KY kills my lips
  • aliceinthehole
    aliceinthehole  
    me too!!!! where in KY are you?
  • MamaDivine
    MamaDivine  
    Sounds nice, Thanks for the review!
  • aliceinthehole
    aliceinthehole  
    thank you, cmex. and it is nice, i use it almost every day.
  • SexyRayne
    SexyRayne  
    great review
  • aliceinthehole
    aliceinthehole  
    thanks sexyrayne, its a great product!
  • AdmNeg
    AdmNeg  
    thanks
  • sugar&spikes
    sugar&spikes  
    thanks for the review!
  • MK434
    MK434  
    Nice review!
  • Cat E.
    Cat Enderly  
    Thanks for the review!
  • tami
    tami  
    thanks for the review
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