Yes, we all saw Kenyan actor Lupita Nyongo’s lip Balm moment at the Oscars and Clarins were quick to appropriate the moment when one billion people spotted that Clarins Moisture Replenishing lip balm tube emerging from Lupita’s handbag.
Of such moments are brand stories made and brand lore born 🙂
French brand Clarins which is available in India has very gentle products based on plant extracts .Go to http://www.clarins.com to discover more.
Here are five lip balms to help you negotiate your Lupita moments.
Full disclosure: I am not a lip balm person though I have tried some of these.
Look for lip balms without glycerine, petroleum and paraffin oil for best conditioning. Butter is a very good base for lip balms so try to get on which has some natural butters.
Apologies for the terrible picture but Forest Essentials Sweet Narangi lip balm ticks off most boxes. It has Kokum butter and organic beeswax as its base with an infusion of almond oils and Narangi juice. No petroleum or parabens. http://www.forestessentialsindia.com
French brand L’Occitane’s pure shea butter lip balm is a classic.Their products are natural and paraben free. They have done good work in Burkina Faso where they source their shea butter from so they get extra points for fair trade . Available in India at Khan Market,Delhi and Palladium, Mumbai. http://www.loccitane.com
I have all the products from Burt’s Bees here except for their cult classic beeswax lip balm with Vitamin E and peppermint oil. It has loyal followers of all ages. See it at http://www.burtsbees.com/
Himalaya herbals is a well known Indian brand and now you can see their stores in many parts of the world. Their lip balm has a mix of castor oil, coconut oil, and carrot juice for complete moisturizing and healing chapped lips. Go to http://www.himalayahealthcare.com to see more.
For the times you want your lip balm with a colour surge there are Clinique Chubby sticks moisturizing lip balms. See the range at http://www.clinique.com . Fragrance free and allergy tested .