During my mini haul last month I got this Biotique Bio Fruit Whitening Lip Balm. I already have my Burt's Bees lip balm but still when I saw the cute little tub in H&G store I really wanted to try this one.
What made me buy this?
My upper lip is darker than the lower lip and it always bothers me. Though my lips are well conditioned this color difference always demands a highly pigmented lip gloss / lipstick for my lips to camouflage the uneven color. So the main reason for me to get this lip balm is No 1 - Whitening effect that it claims and No 2 - Cute little tub. Anything cute and tiny I will grab it immediately ;)
It claims to lighten and even out lip tones. Also the box reads it is an ayurvedic product that has fruit extracts which helps in lightening the skin tone. Also the ingredients listed were quiet tempting. So I am listing the same here for you ladies :)
Angur 2%, Vach 1.5%, Mulethi 2%, Badam 1.5%, Surajmukhi 2.5%, Kusumbhi 4%, Til 4.5%, Erandi 12%
Look and Feel
This lip balm comes in a standard biotique tub but just the smaller version of the usual green tubs. This tiny little tub has a white lid inside to avoid spilling and then is the brick red lip balm. The lip balm is a thick cream that smells like fruits and hence could not resist licking while it is on my lips.
The lip balm is a tinted one and on application it leaves a light orangish tint on my lips. Though it doesn't suit me initially, as it lightens it looks natural and neat. After application it feels like my lips are sweating !!!!! Yes this lip balm in contact with body temperature is a bit runny, at the same time does not give a messy look.
How it works?
I use a small brush to take the product and apply as I don't like putting my finger inside the tub and messing it up. It is easy to apply and it just glides on my lips. It smoothens and conditions my lips perfectly but it does not stay on for a very long time :( I have to keep applying it again and again at least once every 2 hrs.
Though the color of the lip balm is not very attractive [It shows that it is an ayurvedic product] the lip balm is sweet and nice on my lips. I have been using this almost everyday since I bought this and I don't see any whitening effect on my lips and neither it evens out the lip tones. So the main purpose of my purchase was not served and that did disappoint me a bit. I am glad that it does good conditioning at least. My lips feel fresh and nice everyday and it never dries out.
Worth the Money?
I am not very sure. If you are looking for a good lip balm then my answer is 'Yes'. The Biotique Bio Fruit Whitening Lip Balm costs Rs.99 for 16g. If you are expecting the whitening effect then my answer is 'No'. So if you have decided to buy this or if you have already got this all you can expect is conditioning but don't expect any change in the lip tone.