Saturday, February 18, 2012

Himalaya Herbals Natural Moisturizing Lip Butter Review

I am a great Cocoa butter lover and hence I always pick the products which has the "Coco Butter" ingredient in it, no matter how it works, I don't even read reviews before getting one. And today, I am reviewing a product, sure a "Cocoa Butter" product from Himalaya Herbals which has almost  become my winter HG product. It's a lip butter meant for moisturizing lips. I have been using this past few days and here comes my review and experience with pros and cons. Go ahead!

Himalaya Herbals Natural Moisturizing Lip Butter

Price: Rs.125 for 10g

Shelf Life: 2 years approx

Ingredient List
Key Ingredients: Cocoa Butter, Kokum Butter, Mango Butter, Sal Butter.
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Beeswax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Flavour, Tocopherol, Garcinia Indica Seed Butter, Mangifera Indica Seed Butter, Shorea Robusta Seed Butter.
FREE FROM: Petroleum, Silicons, Artificial Colours and Preservatives.

Usage Instructions
Apply evenly and liberally on your lips, as often as needed.
Hypoallergenic. This is a personal care product and should be used by one individual only.

Claims of the Product
A unique and luxurious blend of exotic butters that provides nourishing care, keeping your lips supple, smooth and healthy all day long.
Cocoa butter contains Vitamin E that soothes and hydrates, preventing your lips from moisture loss. 
Sal butter moisturizes and softens lips.
Kokum butter helps prevent lips from chapping.
Mango butter rejuvenates the skin and helps minimize lip wrinkles.

My Views and Ratings

The Packaging
The lip butter comes in a small transparent tub with a green top cap and inner white lid. "Oh tub, you are not so hygienic" , this I what I felt but I just convinced myself as it is sturdily packed with an inner lid to prevent some mess. It would be so much better if this product comes in tube instead of tub. The cap of the tub is firm and hence the pack becomes travel friendly too. A perfect small and cute tub for everyday use and travel use too (Though I expect tube packing)
Rating: 3.5/5            
                                                   Tub, Cap and lid

                                           To guess the Size (In my palm)

Colour, Consistency and Fragrance
The lip butter is very rich, smooth, thick and has a real buttery texture. It is transparent and shows no tint, so colorless lip balms/butter lovers will enjoy it. Even though the consistency is pretty thick, it is very easy to take it out and apply over your lips. It glides smoothly and spreads well without any trouble. To say about the fragrance in single word, It's my "Cocoa Butter" Yes! lovely Cocoa butter flavor and fragrance it has! I love smelling it all the time as it is very tempting. No one can find anything bad in it's fragrance even sensitive noses and hence I would name this as one of the best smelling lip butter!
Rating: 5/5
                                           The Lip butter in my hand

How it Works On Me
Well..I am using this product for past few days. I do apply it over my lips once in the morning and once at night. This product budges a little while food/drink intake but still it doesn't leave my lips dry or chapped. The lip butter is quite thick but still glides onto my lips smoothly with a fresh cocoa butter fragrance. The fragrance lasts for a decent time and the lip butter stays all day long if you have normal lips. It keep my lips soft, supple all day long with a single application in the morning, I reapply once at night before going to bed. You should apply this twice a day if you have extremely chapped lips and it's not the one which you can use it under your lipstick, because it makes your lipstick bleed due to its thickness. As this made my lips soft and supple, I prefer to use this product in all the seasons, especially in winters. This is going to my winter HG list!! :)
Rating: 4.5/5 (-0.5 for making my lipstick bleed)

  1. Rich buttery texture which glides onto lips smoothly
  2. A very little amount is enough for every application, hence lasts longer.
  3. Free from petroleum jelly, silicon, artificial colours & preservatives. It is made of natural ingredients and hence, a great boon to all who hate waxy petroleum balms on their lips.
  4. It make lips soft, supple, smooth and somewhat cures my fine lip wrinkles. 
  5. Even after budging due to food intake, my lips feel soft. It never leaves dryness at all.
  6. Easily available everywhere!! It's Himalaya herbals :P 
  7. The rich fragrance of Cocoa butter.. yummy :P 
  8. A great pick for dry lips in all the seasons. 
  1. My tub packaging :( (Would be better if it comes in tube) 
  2. Not suitable to use along with your lipstick, it does bleeds (This can't be taken as a con for the worthy other benefits of this lip butter though)
My Recommendation: Do you have dry or Chapped lips? Are you a Cocoa Butter lover? Crazy about yummy smelling and colourless lip butters? Need a great winter nourishing product for lips?  Go ahead! It's just another awesome product from Himalaya herbals!

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

Will I Repurchase?: No guess! It's pretty sure, I will. :) No other product I have ever used cured my chapped lips like this one does.

Product sent by PR for consideration. But all my opinions remain honest.