Until a few months ago, I used to swear by my Nivea Lip Butters as I loved the scents and I thought that they were helping my lips.. however it turns out that as they’re high in Petroleum, they’re actually bad for the lips if used regularly as they dry your lips out, and make your lips/skin dependant on it. I’ve been on the hunt for a Petroleum-free lipbalm, and after discovering the Clarins HydraQuench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm.. I’m smitten. Described as an intensive balm that melts onto the lips, that is enriched with essential rose wax, rice oil extract and shea butter to help repair chapped lips, hydrating them and leaving them soft.
The consistency of the lipbalm is quite thick and gel-like so I’ve found that it applies a little better if I warm the tube slightly by rolling it in my palms a couple of times before application. The balm has a subtle cherry scent and taste which I love as it reminds me of Cherry Drops, and it also has a very subtle pink tint once squeezed the tube, but the tint doesn’t show up on my lips.. it just leaves the lips looking shiny and plump.
The gel-like consistency feels really light upon the lips, and isn’t remotely sticky or uncomfortable and it lasts for at least two hours even with drinking and once it has worn away, my lips are left very soft and smooth for hours afterwards.
My favorite way to use the HydraQuench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm is as an overnight lip mask, by applying a generous layer to penetrate my lips whilst I sleep and in the morning my lips look and feel amazing. I appreciate that this lipbalm is a little pricey, but it’s genuinely worth it and it’s completely banished any dryness, and my lips haven’t felt sore or chapped since I started using it.. it’s a little tube of magic.