The very best of lip balms: Malin + Goetz lip moisturiser!
Hi everyone and Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers! :)
So, it's almost winter, meaning it's that time of year when the weather starts to take a toll on one's skin; the hands and lips are the first to show signs of dryness. I find that the lips particularly are the ones that suffer the most from the lower temperatures, since they naturally don't produce any oil, which means that a good lip moisturiser is crucial.
And that's even more the case for those of us that have a dry skintype to begin with - now, I don't know about you but I 've been on the hunt for my holy grail lip balm for quite some time now!
And I may have come very very close to finding it in a product by Malin + Goetz, a fairly new New York brand, that focuses entirely on skincare.
Their lip moisturiser comes in a sanitary squeeze tube and claims to work as a soothing treatment, that hydrates dry and chapped lips.
From my experience it does exactly so!
It feels nourishing on the lips immediately upon application and will continue to work its moisturising magic for as long as you keep it on, but, fear not, your lips will still benefit from its hydrating properties for longer after that!
I tested it both during the day and overnight and found that even after it wore off, my lips were noticeably softer and smoother. It's a clear and fragrance-free gel formula, not at all runny (ensuring that it will stay on for a reasonable amount of time). Did I mention that it's not sticky, at all? :)
In other words, a lip treatment that really delivers, without feeling thick or heavy on! Must be sth about its absorbent fatty acid technology (and I 'm a huge fan of scientific breakthroughs in the beauty industry).
However, as much as I *adore* this product for its great results, there are a couple of things that didn't make me 100% happy (ok, maybe I 'm a tough crowd):
a. it doesn't have any spf, and in my opinion it should (lips don't produce a lot of melanin either), and
b. it's not ideal as a lip primer. If your lipstick is more of a satin finish, then yes, you could be able to make this work, but keep in mind that it will completely change the finish of your lipstick to sth creamier; if the lipstick is creamy to start with, then it will separate and settle in your fine lines, not a good look. But then again, lip treatments are probably not meant to double as lip primers, are they...?
That said, my next purchase will be their mojito scented one, sounds yummy!
If you're interested in this, you can check for your local availability here, otherwise zuneta.com is a great alternative.
So, over to you guys: what is your all-time favourite lip balm?
And most importantly, is there such a thing as a great lip moisturiser that can work as a lip primer too or is that too much to ask for?