Saturday, March 12, 2016

Nivea Watering Lemongrass Lip Balm: A Lip Balm I Can Tolerate

My lips need all the watering they can get.
I can't say I have tried many lip balms. In fact I can truly say that I haven't because I don't like the texture - the heavy, sticky, lip balmy texture - that you're going to have to bear daily.

But I hate dry lips even more. And because of that I forced myself to give lip balms a try after a long 'sabbatical'; and because my lips were peeling and I couldn't stand it anymore.

I picked the 'Watering' range and the lemongrass flavour based on no any real and reasonable reason; I simply picked one on impulse, avoiding the ones I had tried before; and 'watering' sounded appealing at that moment.

I don't know if my tolerance threshold has decreased or the formulation of the Watering is really less heavy than the ones I've tried, but I find myself strangely tolerating this lip balm when all of the other lip balms have been left unfinished. I've been using this balm regularly for months, twice a day;  and I only apply a thin layer every time.

The scent and taste of this balm is light and barely noticeable. But I don't like to eat right after an application though as it changes the taste of the food ever - ever - so slightly [I'm a bit too sensitive on this one].

The aftereffect is a smooth lips; so smooth that I can honestly say that I love licking my lips and just rubbing them together when the lip balm is gone [yes, I'm weird that way]. The twice-a-day [maybe a couple more if it's too dry] application is enough for me to achieve this effect. As much as I can tolerate this balm, I still don't like using it too often.

I would still [probably] prefer a matte lip balm though, like the C.O Bigelow Mentha Lip Balm, which I haven't tried. It would be interesting to find out if such a lip balm can still moisturise the lips equally well. But, until I can get my paws on one of those, I'm going to keep using the Nivea Watering since it works and doesn't bother me as much.