look out, lip-balm-holics!

Can't live without your lipbalm? Reapplying constantly without thinking about it? Looks like you're one of us--a lip-balm-holic. 

Whether you like to carry a tube or a tin, those often fragrant and super moisturzing lipbalms sure capture our hearts easily. You rely on them so much that you'd almost feel naked without a reassuring coat of them sealed on your lips. Since they play such a big role in your life and you're sure to ingest an obscene amount of this stuff, why not make sure they're actually good for you instead of slowly poisoning you?

Once, I received a free lip balm along with some cosmetics purchase. It claimed to smell like peaches but instead, it reeked of crayons. The ingredient list was soooooo long and filled with ghastly chemical names that I was shocked that the company dared to put it on there! Needless to say the item went straight to the garbage can. My lips deserved better.

I purchased two AMAZING lipbalms  a year ago. One is Dessert Essence Lip Rescue with Shea Butter and the other is Dessert Essence Lip Rescue with Tea Tree Oil. They were both on sale at Caper's for $2.99 each.
Tea tree oil boasts antibacterial and healing powers so that particular lip balm comes handy when I'm in a chapped lip emergency. Shea butter is rich and creamy; it is to go-to lip balm at night when I want to wake up the next morning with ultra-soft lips. 

The scent of the tea tree oil one is a little unusual, since tea tree oil itself has a distinct scent, but the shea butter one smells delicious, sweet with what seems like a hint of vanilla to me. They both smell very natural, nothing like crayons and have a neutral taste. Most importantly, unless you're a lip-licking fanatic, their moisturizing effects will last for hours without feeling overly greasy so one tube can last you a long while. 

Overall, they're fabulous lipbalm choices for the winter. The only thing I wish they'd include is a little spf. I give Dessert Essence Lip Rescue 9.5/10!

If you'd like to see another helpful review of Dessert Essence Lip Rescue balms, please visit http://dolcebeauty.blogspot.com/2009/11/desert-essence-lip-rescue-tea-tree-oil.html


  1. M&M Says:

    the best lip balm i had is burt's bee, i've had my share of lip balm experience cuz my lips are crazy dry in the winter, and i've bought like lip balms from a dollar to 30 dollars. The best is burt's bee (i've exhausted 3 tubes) and the one with cocoa butter from body shop. i gotta say, cocoa butter smells absolutely delicious

    Posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:42 PM  

    Sisi Says:

    u noe wat i was gonna buy burt's bees next! Is it that good? do u use the tin or the tube? The only complaint i haf for burts is that its a little pricey for lip balm hey?

    Posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:54 PM  

    MM Says:

    true, burt's products are a bit on the pricey side, but the moisturizers, lip balm or lotions are all pretty much ~98% natural, so you comforted when putting them on you. The only issue i have with burt's bee is that the lip balm has a smell that some ppl may not like. i bought the one with pomegranate(??i think??)the first time, and it smelt gingerly..
    btw, i used the one in the tube.

    Posted on March 14, 2010 at 11:36 AM  

    Sisi Says:

    The only product from Burt's I haf so far is their Radiance night cream made with royal jelly. i noe their stuff is really natural and great for you and the night cream realli made a difference in my skin tone especially after all that chemo and radiation. U're right, their stuff smells pretty icky to me haha

    Posted on March 15, 2010 at 12:40 PM  

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