Nivea Essential Lip Care :I am not really a fan of Nivea as a brand. And Baby Lips is my absolute go to for lip care. I never think of any other product over it. But my mother got this lip balm for free as a sample and so it just came into my house. And now that it was here, I had to try it, with a view to make it an alternate when wanting colorless care for my lips.
Rs 100 (4.8gm)
My Experience with Nivea Essential Lip Care
First of all, those are a lot of claims! And this lip balm does not stand on many of them.
Granted, it is super soft and makes the lips so much better in every way – softness, shine, and hydration and holds up well too. And I really liked it in the beginning.
I loved it all winters! But as soon as the first week of March hit, the lip balm actually literally melted. So I don’t know what else is left to talk abt. It’s not even summers yet, and the balm is useless. [You can see in the pic the crumbled, melted form the lip balm is in these days.]
And then I realized that even in the winters, it got used up more than it should. Leaving a lot of excess on my lips. Which honestly doesn’t feel very good, because it feels heavy on lips.
I agree with the hydration and healing claim. It does work. I can’t really say for SPF 10, which frankly is a bit low SPF to begin with. And it will melt away as soon it is hot and humid anyway.
But the two claims it is completely wrong on are the “touch of color” and “mild fragrance”. There is no color at all. It is colorless, transparent! And there is absolutely no fragrance, let alone anything “mild”. And if there is, which you will have to bury your nose into the balm to feel, isn’t that good either.
It makes/keeps your lips soft and hydrated. But gets used up a lot. And crumbles to pieces as soon as it is not winters.
Yay or Nay?
Hell no. But, but I am still willing to give this a go in the tube form. It can’t get all melty there, I hope.