Lip lovely set - lip balm by Bella Il Fiore - review by Shellz31

I'm Not An Engine; I Don't Require Petroleum!

It's not necessary for lip balm products to contain products such as petrolatum, although those often come at higher costs due to the quality ingredients. But if you're looking for a cheaper product and have no issues with certain ingredients, this may be a great two in one purchase.
~ Scrub smells nice
~ Cute packaging
~ Petrolatum based
~ Scrub caused irritation
~ Lip balm tastes nasty
~ Undesirable ingredients
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review

I was eager for the Lip Lovely set by Bella II Fiore to arrive. A girl can never have too much lip balm, especially if you want to keep them soft and supple for puckering up.
So I chose the Strawberries and Cream over the Peppermint. The strawberry set includes a 1 fl.oz (30g) sugar kisses lip scrub and a 1 fl.oz berry balm moisturising lip balm.
The scrub has a nice strawberry aroma, but the balm smells like petrolatum. Yeah, that's right. Eden fails to state the product is petrolatum based!

Supposedly, if you want silky smooth lips, you apply and rub around the lip scrub. It features grainy sugar bits that which help to breakdown the rough dry skin. The sugar pieces end up dissolving if you rub for long enough. Then use a cloth to wipe the scrub off.
To finish the treatment, apply the lip balm throughout the day and repeat the scrub again in the evening.

The scrub, naturally, has a sweet sugar taste and is white in colour. Whereas, the lip balm tastes what I imagine a wheat germ shake would be like; has a nasty after taste and is a clear pink shade.


Lip Balm:

Hydrogenated polybutenes ~ Hydrogenated polybutenes are used in a wide variety of cosmetic preparations, such as lipstick and lip gloss. It is used in adhesives owing to its tackiness. In addition it is used as a smoke inhibitor in two stroke engine fuels, where the benefit derives from the polymer decomposing (unzipping) at temperatures below the combustion temperature.

Petrolatum ~ Petrolatum, Petroleum jelly, Vaseline, or soft paraffin is a semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons that is used as a topical ointment for its skin healing properties.
Here's some more information about petrolatum for those who are concerned about the effects on your body. Petrolatum

Beeswax ~ Beeswax is a natural wax produced in the bee hive of honey bees of the genus Apis. It is mainly esters of fatty acids and various long chain alcohols.

Isopropyl palmitate ~ Isopropyl palmitate (IPP) is a thickening and emollient agent. It is a chemical derived primarily from palm acid, but also to a lesser extent, from coconut. Primarily used in the cosmetics industry in skin products, IPP's main function is to make the skin soft and shiny. Isopropyl palmitate cause a number of potential skin problems, including acne and dermatitis.

Flavor ~ Strawberries and cream

Butyrospermum parkii ~ Shea butter is a vegetable fat obtained from the fruit of a tree native to Africa, Butyrospermum parkii. Shea butter is primarily composed of fatty acids such as stearic and oleic acids. It is a skin conditioning and viscosity controlling substance.

Theobroma cacao ~ Cocoa beans

Seed butter ~ It fails to state what kind of seeds they are. From what I found there is sunflower and pumpkin seed butters.

Retinyl palmitate ~ Retinyl palmitate, or vitamin A palmitate, is the ester of retinol (vitamin A) and palmitic acid, with formula C36H60O2. Palmitate is the major component of palm oil.

Tocopheryl acetate ~ Tocopheryl Acetate, or more commonly known as Vitamin E, is a natural preservative, anti-oxidant and moisturizer. It reduces trans-dermal water loss and helps maintain connective tissue. It is effective as a natural defense against harmful UV rays, preventing hyper-pigmentation and sun damage. Vitamin E is used in all kinds of cosmetic products and is taken as vitamin supplements for skin care, hair care and cell generation.

Red 6 ~ Food colouring

Lip Scrub:

Sucrose ~ Sucrose is the organic compound commonly known as table sugar and sometimes called saccharose. A white, odorless, crystalline powder with a sweet taste, it is best known for its role in human nutrition.

Flavour ~ Strawberries and cream

Helianthus annuus ~ Sunflower oil

Seed oil ~ Once again, it fails to state what kind of seed it is.

Cocos nucifera ~ Coconut oil

Petrolatum based.


The two small plastic pots are clear with pink and black labelling. They have limited print, such as ingredients (in teeny writing), weight, Made in USA, company's name/web address and the product name. They come side by side in a neat cardboard box where the two lid pieces intertwine to close. It features a black top with pink and cream striped sides. It's cute enough to give as a gift as is. But being that it's not solid, it won't last long term.

I'm not a fan of Vaseline and when I did use it in the past, I never found it did much for my lips. It didn't seem to soften them when they were going through that peeling stage in our harsh dry winters. If it was stated that this product was petrolatum based on the product page, I would never have purchased it.
But for the benefit of the review, I have used both the scrub and lip balm. I found that neither did much for my lips. I get more out of just lip balms that don't contain any nasties.
I will give it one thing; because it is petrolatum based, it's going to stay on your lips. Just watch that you don't get the scrub all around your mouth, as it's not easy to wash off – being water resistant.

After I used the scrub, I notice some slight itching around my mouth. Nothing to prevent me trying this set fully for the review, but not something I want to continue.
My rating is not only cause it is loaded with undesirable ingredients, but because it didn't do what it calms to, for me.

Not all that impressed: 2 stars.
Follow-up commentary
I ended up giving this one to my mum, as she likes vaseline based lip balm. It's not a product I wanted on my lips and was glad someone else could make use of it instead of just throwing it out.
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  • Illusional
    Not for me, thanks for the review though!
  • Shellz31
    Thank you all.

    LambChop ~ Strange that the peppermint one doesn't have any petroleum ingredient listed. You'd think they would be the same.
  • TransMarc
    Thanks for warning us about the petroleum and its effects
  • FruityCloudPuff
    Nice smell but bad taste? A no for me on this one!
    Thanks for the helpful review! :]
  • Shellz31
    Thanks for reading
  • bayosgirl
  • ectoBiologist
    ew petroleum based and a bad taste, no thanks. Great review though!
  • Allison.Wilder
    Thanks for this review!
  • Nirelan
    thanks for the review!
  • kitty377
    thanks for the review!
  • Jenny Smith
    Thanks for the review
  • duff
    Excellent review. Thank you, this isnt for me
  • thornrose
    great review
  • ViVix
    Very good humor on the title!
  • Blush
    Good review..
  • MK434
    Thanks for the review!
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