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Alekhya Vaddeti

Patanjali Protein Hair Conditioner Review 1

Patanjali Protein Hair Conditioner Review

by Alekhya Vaddeti

Who is it for? Patanjali Protein Hair Conditioner is for those with dry damaged hair.

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Basic info of the Patanjali Protein Hair Conditioner:

Price:

Rs 60 for 100gm.

 

How to apply:

Apply 2 to 5g on hair after the wash, massage gently and leave for 1 to 2 minutes then rinse with water.

 

My experience with the Patanjali Protein Hair Conditioner:

The hair conditioner comes in basic Patanjali packaging of white tube. The brand claims a lot of things but let me tell you that it isn’t any magical product to actually do everything it claims. Since it comes for a very affordable price, I didn’t expect much too. The consistency is quite thick.

I apply a little product and wash it off after few minutes. It instantly makes my hair very smooth and adds a bit of shine too. However, if you go overboard it will definitely weigh your hair down. It smells quite nice and spreads evenly. The major downside is that it is not for a particular hair issue like volume or split ends. It just maintains the condition of your hair.

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Positives:
  1. Conditions hair well.
  2. Lasts for a long time.
  3. Affordable
  4. Great ingredients.
  5. Smells pleasant.
  6. Herbal
Negatives:
  1. Not for very frizzy hair.
  2. Not a miracle product.
  3. Doesn’t solve any particular hair issue.
Would I recommend Patanjali Protein Hair Conditioner?

Yes if you do not have any major hair problems. This is good for maintaining normal hair. As for me, I would like to experiment with conditioners as this isn’t my HG.

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Pond’s Flawless White Deep Whitening Facial Foam 4

Who is it for? Ponds Flawless White Deep Whitening Facial Foam is for those looking for a brightening facial foam.It is facial foam meant to revive dull skin and remove skin impurities.
Pond’s Flawless White Deep Whitening Facial Foam 4

Price

Rs 219 for 100gm of product.

Sensitive Skin Alert?

No, but since this face wash contains gritty particles, I recommend sensitive skin girls to do a patch test first.

How to use 

Apply foam with circular movements over moistened face. Rinse with water. Avoid direct contact with eyes.

My experience with the Pond’s Flawless White Deep Whitening Facial Foam:

The packaging comes in a white, sturdy tube with a neat design and the details printed on the back. It is unlike the usual face washes with a squeeze tube but with a cap to unscrew and dispense the product. Only a tiny amount of product is required as it lathers a lot. The quantity provided is huge for the price. The smell reminds me of roses which is extremely pleasing to the nose. The face wash has a thick, creamy consistency and contains small gritty particles which exfoliate mildly.

The face wash cleanses very effectively imparting a very healthy, bright skin after the use. It does reduce mild pigmentation with daily use and definitely keeps blackheads and whiteheads at bay. However, sensitive skin gals cannot use this as it will be too harsh for them. It never broke me out as well. The tube will last upto two months if not more even if you use daily which makes it a very economical purchase.

Positives 
  1. Affordable
  2. Requires only a tiny amount for each use.
  3. Reveals healthy, bright skin.
  4. Does not irritate.
  5. Did not break me out.
  6. Provides mild exfoliation.
Negatives 
  1. Not suitable for sensitive skin.
Overall would I repurchase and recommend it?

I will definitely repurchase it. I recommend it to all skin types except sensitive skin.

GlossyPolish Verdict:

4/5

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Aroma Magic Peppermint Exfol Gel Is.. 2

Aroma Magic Peppermint Exfol Gel Is..

by Alekhya Vaddeti

Who is this for? Aroma Magic Peppermint Exfol Gel if for those looking for an exfoliating gel that is not harsh on skin.

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Price:

Rs 140 for 100 ml.

Sensitive Skin Alert?

No.

 

Brand Claims:

I am 100% free of harsh chemicals, alcohol, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, artificial fragrance & coloring. As an exfoliating gel enriched with active enzymes, I deep clean & lighten your skin leaving it to blemish free and refreshed, without irritating or scratching the delicate and sensitive skin on your face and neck. My unique combination of natural ingredients of cornflower, lemon balm, orange extracts gently dissolves the dry flakes & impurities blocking the pores of the skin.

My aromatherapy blend of lavender and peppermint essential oils provides a protective shield, hydrates your skin and helps to awaken your senses.

 

How to Use:

Apply scrub on your face, neck, and body. Massage gently with dry fingers and rinse off. For best results, leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel and continue with the rest of your skin care routine. Use twice a week.

My experience with the Aroma Magic Peppermint Exfol Gel:

The packaging is just so cute and totally adorable. The gel comes in a white twist open tube with refreshing floral detailing. For the price, the packaging is amazing and I simply cannot get enough of it. The gel does not have any beads or granules and is pale pink in color. As soon as I open, I could smell the strong peppermint which will bother sensitive noses.

 

I used the Exfol gel as directed and I felt so disheartened that it did not do what it claimed. It did not remove my blackheads nor polished my dead skin cells. It simply brightens the face and provides cooling sensation due to the presence of peppermint oil. It is ideal after a hot day but it does not do the job of an ‘exfoliating gel’. The gel has nice ingredients so I know that at least I am not harming my face.

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Positives: 
  1. Brightens skin.
  2. Not expensive.
  3. Adorable Packaging.
  4. Cooling sensation.
  5. Free of harsh chemicals.
Negatives:
  1. No exfoliation.
  2. Does not remove blackheads.
  3. Temporary results.
  4. Strong peppermint smell ( not a con for me)
Would I recommend the Aroma Magic Peppermint Exfol Gel?

No, I do not like this product and do not recommend this.

 

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Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser 1

Hey guys,I have been recently using the Neutrogena Deep Clean Face Wash.I have never tried Neutrogena products despite the hype surrounding their products for acne. Recently, I was getting bored of my face washes which were doing absolutely nothing in controlling my acne and oil. I tend to get sweatier and acne prone in summer thus I needed a heavy duty cleanser so I chose this. Let’s get into the review:

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Price:

Rs 110 for 50 gm.

My experience with the Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser:

 

I like the fact that Neutrogena has different sizes of products. For me, this is essential because I would like to try a product and then buy full sized ones if I like it. I bought this just for its deep clean claim. After a long day in college, I like to double cleanse to prevent acne and remove dirt from my face. The packaging is very basic with a plastic cap. The face wash comes in thick, white foam. Only a small amount is needed for each use.

Now, when they mean ‘deep clean’, they are not kidding. It cleans the face so well with no trace of dirt. My skin feels bright, glowy and refreshed every single time. It lathers up quite well and smells like fresh fruits. I like this face wash so much that I am using this twice a day and it is perfect for my combination, acne prone skin. The con is that it will dry the skin out slightly. This has become my summer staple.

Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser

Positives: 
  1. Deep cleaning.
  2. Lathers well.
  3. Perfect for summers.
  4. Simple packaging.
  5. Small quantity required.
  6. Smells nice.
  7. Bright, glowy skin.
Negatives:
  1. Not for dry skin.
Would I recommend the Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser?

I like this face wash a lot and recommend this for normal to oily skin people and a no-no for dry skin.

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L’Oreal Color Riche Extraordinaire Lip Color Molto Mauve Review 2

Hey everyone, Today my review is going to be on the L Oreal Liquid Lipstick Molto Mauve. L’Oreal is one brand which has a lot of lipstick finishes in a ton of shades. This particular range is a glossy finish lip color. This was a gift for me. Let’s see how it fared on my lips.

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Basic Info About L Oreal Liquid Lipstick Molto Mauve

It is an all in one product which gives you the Color intensity of a lipstick, the Magnifying shine of a gloss and the Softness of a balm and it is meant for everyone.

Price

Rs 950 for 5.5 g of product.

 

Sensitive Skin Alert?

No.

Natural/Vegan/Organic?

No.

 

What does the brand claim about L’Oreal Color Riche Extraordinaire Lip Color Molto Mauve?

L’Oreal Paris re-invents lip color with a lipstick that gives high shine and intense color. Get luscious lips with the richest color ever with 13 gorgeous shades of Color Riche L’Extraordinaire. Experience richer color, smoother lip surface and magnified shine with the exotic new range from L’Oreal Paris. Formulated with precious micro-oils and rich color pigments, L’Oreal Paris Color Riche L’ Extraordinaire provides the ideal balance of color and care for perfect lips.

Enriched with a combination of carefully blended luxurious micro-oils – lotus flower, argan, camellia seed and rose canina fruit oil, L’Extraordinaire gives nourishing care, a super soft finish. The result is vivid, wow-worthy color that glides onto lips and feels mega-comfortable to wear. The luscious color range of shades varies from magnificent to vibrant and imparts a soft fullness to the lips. These lipsticks are expertly crafted and specially formulated to maintain the highest quality of color performance, shine and wear. The unique soft-touch applicator allows for a silky-smooth, gliding application.

How to use?

Glide over lips for a natural colored glossy look or over a lipstick for that extra shine.

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My experience with L Oreal Liquid Lipstick Molto Mauve

 

The L’Oreal Color Riche Extraordinaire Lip Color comes in a stunning metallic packaging and feels very luxurious. The shade is displayed up front and bottom of the lipstick. A color-coded sticker on top makes it easier to spot the shade if you have a huge collection of lipsticks. It comes with a doe foot applicator which picks up the right amount of product.

Molto Mauve is a lovely mauve nude color with shimmer. The shimmer particles are not gritty. The shade is great for everyday wear. The texture of the lipstick is not heavy but if you apply more than two coats it does feel heavy. It does not accentuate fine lines. However, the shade is a tad sheer and is not suitable for pigmented lips. The longevity of the lipstick is around 3-4 hours and after that, it’s just shimmer which is disappointing for the price. Sensitive noses won’t be bothered with the smell as it is very faint. The lipstick does provide hydration to the lips and not in a sticky way.

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Overall Performance of L Oreal Liquid Lipstick Molto Mauve

Positives

  • Stunning packaging.
  • Nice everyday color.
  • Subtle shimmer, nothing too heavy.
  • Not sticky.
  • Available in a good number of shades.
  • Quite moisturizing on the lips.

Negatives 

  • Expensive
  • This shade won’t suite pigmented lips.

Overall would I repurchase and recommend it?

I will not repurchase this shade as I have pigmented lips but maybe in another shade. I won’t recommend it but you could give it a shot if you are curious about the texture.

GlossyPolish Verdict:

2.5/5

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Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer Review 1

Lakme Primer : Hot or Not ?

by Alekhya Vaddeti

Hey people,I don’t use foundations; At least not yet :P. Thus, I never felt the need of using a makeup primer. Primer is considered more or less as a magic potion which blurs out skin, reduces pores and acts as the canvas for makeup. I use tinted moisturizers and BB creams for daily needs and for parties too. I read some time back that primer is needed even for BB creams as it prolongs the wear time of makeup. Therefore, I purchased this Lakme primer to test out the magical claims of primer. Let’s see how it fares.

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Basic info of the Lakme primer

Price:

Rs 650 for 30gm.

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Brand Claims:

The Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer is the perfect start for a flawless, professional makeup finish. Its silky blur formula instantly brightens primes, softens blemishes and pores and creates a smooth skin surface to prep for makeup application. Makeup glides on effortlessly and blends seamlessly for a more vibrant, color true finish. It is the perfect canvas for makeup or wear alone over your moisturizer for instant smoothness and radiance.
The Lakme Absolute Make-Up Primer is a flawless makeup primer that preps your skin for professional make-up.
• Creates the perfect base for makeup and helps it stay for longer.
• Hides skin imperfections and give you an even toned skin.
• It is lightweight, waterproof, and has a smooth matte texture.

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My experience with Lakme Primer

First things first, I think the packaging looks like that of Bobbi Brown’s. Nevertheless, it looks quite elegant and pretty in your vanity. The tube is quite sturdy and it dispenses the right amount of product as in the case of prime one needs to be careful not to go overboard. The primer has a pink tint which brightens up the skin. I would say that almost all of the claims are true.

My pores are reduced but not completely gone which is fine as it isn’t visible to others. It makes for a smooth canvas and I can see that my BB cream works so much better. It does make my makeup stay for long than usual, say 6-7 hours. It blurs out the skin true to its name reducing the appearance of dark spots and it is lightweight too. Only a small amount is needed which makes it the most affordable of all the other primers out there. The only con is that it if you do not blend it properly, it turns powdery and you end up with flecks of it.

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Overall performance of the Lakme Primer

It is a good primer which does fulfill almost all of its claims. A beginner would take time in using it. I like this as it blurs out the skin, evens my skin tone, reduces pores and makes my skin smooth for makeup application for an affordable price.

Would I recommend?

A resounding yes!! It is a great option for people who want to try out primers in the Indian market.

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Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash Review

Hey everyone, Acne prone skin is a bane. Period. Today I am going to review the newly launched Ponds Pimple Clear Face Wash. This face wash is particularly targeted for acne prone skin and it is formulated with Active Thermo-T Essence. I have acne prone skin which is sensitive to the nose. Hence, I picked this up to prevent new pimples. Let’s see how it fared.

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Basic Info About Ponds Pimple Clear Face Wash

It is a face wash targeted for acne prone skin.

Price

Rs 69 for 50 gm of product. It is available in bigger sizes too.

Sensitive Skin Alert?

No but I advise you to do a patch test first.

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Natural/Vegan/Organic?

No.

What does brand claim about the Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash?

This face wash delivers superior results that strengthen skin and offer beautifully smooth, clearer skin on the outside. Now, pimple sufferers can have clearer, healthier skin in just three days. The Power of Active Thymo-T Essence and the world’s first Lock + Clear Technology clears pimples at the root. Visible difference in 3 days to give you smoother, clearer skin. Our formula has breakthrough Lock + Clear technology that go deep into the skin epidermis. It locks powerful Active Thymo -T Essence inside a pimple causing germ cells to clear pimples at the root. Clinically proven to clear pimples in just 3 days.

How to use the Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash?

It works just like any other face wash. Take a tiny amount, rub between your palms and cleanse your face.

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My Experience With Ponds Pimple Clear Face Wash

The face wash comes in a pretty standard squeeze tube style packaging. The packaging is neat with minimal design and all the details printed on the back. The quantity provided is very good considering you need only a tiny amount for one use. The consistency of the face wash is quite thick and dense. It foams up really well. The smell reminds me of aftershave lotions due to is a minty and spicy odor.

I do not think any face wash can zap a pimple let alone zap it in three days. I got it to prevent the formation of new pimples and I must say it doesn’t disappoint. I use it as part of my evening skincare routine to remove oil and dirt as it does the job exceedingly well. You get that squeaky clean and fresh feeling after the use and you get rejuvenated owing to its smell. Another huge pro is that it brightens up dull skin imparting that mild glow to face. It doesn’t strip the moisture from your face dry skin people must steer clear away from this during winters. The face wash does prevent new pimples with continuous usage.

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Overall Performance of Ponds Pimple Clear Face Wash

Positives

  • Amazing spicy and minty smell.
  • Gives squeaky clean feeling.
  • Removes dirt and oil.
  • Brightens skin.
  • Prevents new pimples.

Negatives 

  • Might be too drying for dry skin.
  • Doesn’t zap existing pimples.

Overall would I repurchase and recommend it?

I will definitely repurchase it for the summers. I recommend it to all skin types except dry skin.

GlossyPolish Verdict:

4/5

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Iraya Cold Pressed Neelbhringadi Ayurvedic Taila Review 1

Hey guys,

The one issue with my hair is hair fall although most of the times it occurs due to stress, I still look for products that can counteract it. Bringadi is a powerful ayurvedic ingredient which stops hair fall and promotes hair growth. Cold pressing is a process that extracts all the properties from natural resources without killing essential nutrients in the process. Let’s get into the review of Iraya Cold Pressed Neelbhringadi Ayurvedic Taila.

Iraya Cold Pressed Neelbhringadi Ayurvedic Taila Review

Basic info of the Iraya Cold Pressed Neelbhringadi Ayurvedic Taila:

Price:

Rs 200 for 100 ml.

Sensitive Skin Alert?

No, but I recommend a patch test.

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Is it organic/natural?

Yes, it is an ayurvedic oil.

Brand Claims:

Iraya now reveals the secret for lush and healthy hair. Recommended in the ancient Ayurveda text Sahasrayogam, Neelbhringadi this oil gives a nourishing shine and promotes hair growth.

  • Bhringraj improves blood circulation in the scalp.
  • Gunja rejuvenates the scalp.
  • Awala blackens your grays.

How to use?

Massage the oil gently into scalp and leave for at least an hour, overnight for chronic problems, before shampooing.

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My experience with the Iraya Cold Pressed Neelbhringadi Ayurvedic Taila:

The hair oil comes in a dark plastic bottle with cap. The product is dispensed through the nozzle present. The hair oil is dark violet in color and has the most pungent smell I have ever come across in a beauty product. The smell is so bad that no one comes near me when I apply it and that is the reason I always mix it with another oil. I do not have a sensitive nose so I can only imagine how much sensitive noses would be bothered by this.

The oil is sticky like any other oil and applies evenly to hair. One would need quite a bit of shampoo to wash it off. Now, it does not completely stop hair fall but does help in promoting hair growth as I could see baby hair along my hairline. It does absolutely nothing in stopping the hair fall. I have used brigade oil in the past and they always worked extremely while this one disappoints. The quantity could have been more in the bottle. They have a lot of types catering to different needs.

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The overall performance of the Iraya Cold Pressed Neelbhringadi Ayurvedic Taila:

Positives:

  • Ayurvedic product.
  • Promotes hair growth.
  • Hair feels healthy later.
  • Different variants of each hair issue.

Negatives:

  • Pungent smell.
  • Doesn’t stop hair fall.

Would I recommend the Iraya Cold Pressed Neelbhringadi Ayurvedic Taila?

I do not recommend this product as there are better versions of bringadi oil in the market. You can definitely check out their other versions.

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L’Oreal Paris Superliner Blackbuster

Hola Amigos, Eyes are windows to the soul and this is the quote I truly believe in. Eyeliners play a huge part in your eye makeup and felt tip liners are a godsend for beginners in eye makeup like me. It just makes everything so much easier. Continuing my average products series *headbang*, here is my review on the L’Oreal Paris Superliner Blackbuster Eyeliner:

L’Oreal Paris Superliner Blackbuster

What is it and who is it for?

It is eyeliner and is meant for everyone.

Price

Rs 775 for 2.5gm of the product.

Sensitive Skin Alert?

No.

Natural/Vegan/Organic?

No.

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What does the Brand Claim about L’Oreal Paris Superliner Blackbuster?

 Intense graphics eyeliner, with a striking black pigment that lasts for 8 hours. Inspired to re-create a catwalk look, with the thickest liner yet. An error proof, smooth guide, easy to use marker pen. The innovative “black ink formula” creates a strikingly bold look, which lasts. The formula also enables an easy to apply and remove the application.

How to use the L’Oreal Paris Superliner Blackbuster Eyeliner?

Apply with the felt tip liner for a neat or a dramatic look.

My experience with the L’Oreal Paris Superliner Blackbuster Eyeliner:

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This is my first ever eyeliner and I had huge expectations from it. The packaging is simple yet classy, just as I like it. It reminds me of marker owing to its chubby stick. The tip is flexible enough to draw either a thin or a bold, thick line on your upper eyelids which are a definite plus. However, one needs to go over the line repeatedly to get a jet, black swipe which is a complete letdown. The reapplication has to be done in order to look decent to sport any look. The liner lasts up to 4 hours without budging and from there it fades is away unevenly. I would suggest girls with oily lids to prime their lids first.

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Positives of L’Oreal Paris Superliner Blackbuster Eyeliner:

  • Lasts for a decent period of time.
  • Availability
  • Classy packaging.
  • Smudge-proof.
  • Versatile tip.

Negatives of L’Oreal Paris Superliner Blackbuster Eyeliner:

  • Pricey for its performance.
  • Layering is necessary.

Overall would I repurchase and recommend it?

I neither recommend it nor would repurchase it! As there are a plethora of eyeliners which perform way better.

GlossyPolish Verdict:

2/5

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Vaseline Aloe Soothe Lip Care Review

Vaseline Aloe Soothe Lip Care Review

by Alekhya Vaddeti

Hey guys,

Today I am reviewing a lip product from Vaseline. It is called as lip care but does the same job as a lip balm. I have been not applying lip balm recently resulting in dry, chapped lips. Therefore I had to buy this. I spotted this cute looking lip balm and decided to go for it. Let’s see how this Vaseline Aloe Soothe Lip Care fared:

Vaseline Aloe Soothe Lip Care Review

Basic Information on the Vaseline Aloe Soothe Lip Care:

Price:

Rs 45 for 10 gm.

Shelf Life:

24 months.

Natural/Organic?

No.

Brand Claims:

  • With 100% pure aloe vera
  • Long lasting intensive moisturization
  • Locks in moisture
  • Helps repair dry, dull, cracked lips
  • Gives natural, glossy shine
  • Smoothen lips

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My experience of the Vaseline Aloe Soothe Lip Care:

I want to take a moment to appreciate the cute packaging. It is so handy and perfect for small bags. The product comes in a squeeze tube. It looks just like the original vaseline jelly but with aloe vera scent. I love the scent and It stays on for quite a bit too. The product doesn’t feel waxy or heavy.

I apply this in the morning and the moisturization lasts for up to 2-3 hours which is decent enough for the price. It does impart shine to an application which I am not fond of, so I dab with a tissue. My lips look healthy, moisturized and soft. It repaired my mildly dry lips. There is a rose version too if you like rose scents.

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The overall performance of the Vaseline Aloe Soothe Lip Care:

Positives:

  • Very affordable.
  • Handy, cute packaging.
  • Makes lips soft, healthy.
  • Repairs lips.
  • Lasts for 2-3 hrs.
  • Pleasant scent.

Negatives:

  • Not tinted (con for some).

Would I recommend the Vaseline Aloe Soothe Lip Care?

Yes! It’s really good for the price. As for me, I might try the rose variant.

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