I used to LOVE lip balm. Love it. I could never have too many. I used to make lip balm and shared the recipe here with you on the blog. When I heard that (seed) was coming out with lip oils, I was excited -- but to be 100% honest, I did not think that I would stop using lip balm. I had SO many that I adored. Then I tried them.
I write the (seed) blog. I have done so for more than two years. I help out with Facebook and I genuinely love the company, ever since I was introduced to their fabulous hand cream. I adore the owners, Rebecca and Benjamin Gournay, and deeply respect the company and their philopsophy of providing HEALTHY products that are affordable. Plus, they are dog lovers like me and are passionate about being cruelty-free. I have not been shy about this. But, like with ALL of my posts here on this blog, my opinions are my own and if I do not truly like something, I won't recommend it. I am not paid to post reviews either. That out of the way. I just have to tell you about (seed) Lip Oils.
There are two formulas, each retailing for $5. The first, the Therapeutic Lip Oil, is a natural mint aroma. The second, the Smoothing Lip Oil, is vanilla. I will talk about each one separately, as they are both amazing in their own unique ways. I use them at different times of day and for different reasons.
In the morning, I apply Smoothing Lip Oil. This is the most lovely vanilla ever. Actually, they use a proprietary vanilla extract and it is just wonderful. After I get out of the shower and brush my teeth, I apply my Smoothing Lip Oil. I then apply my other skin care products. I let the non-greasy oil absorb while my other skin care sinks in. Then I apply my makeup, finishing with my lipstick. I truly believe that the ingredients in this product have dramatically improved the texture of my lips. They are no longer rough at all. My lipstick can be applied with ease and I do not have to worry about flaking or uneven texture during the day.
Ingredients: Vitis vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), Vanilla Planifolia Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
At night, I focus more on extra hydration and treatment of my skin concerns. After I wash my makeup off, I use my serums and rich creams. This is also when I apply my Therapeutic Lip Oil. This is also lightweight and non-greasy, but contains pumpkin seed oil, avocado oil and raspberry seed oil for added therapeutic benefits.
Ingredients: Vitis vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerice (Coconut Oil), Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
I also cannot say enough about my son's experience using Therapeutic Lip Oil.My 11 year old bites thhe bottom of his lip when he is anxious. When he does this, it leaves a red ring under his lip. It then gets sore. Nick hates lip balm. He doesn't like the texture and he always complains that it "tugs" his lips. This is not his experience using (seed) Lip Oil. Nick carries his with him almost everywhere. He applies it on his own and says that is "so much easier" to use the rollerball than traditional lip balm.
I have to say that I don't think I'll ever use standard lip balm again! There is NO waxy feel, it doesn't get smooshed with you close the cap, nor does it melt.
Do yourself a favor and try the lip oils today. Find them at shopseedbodycare.com.
Important to know about (seed) Lip Oils:
- 100% plant-based
- Made in America