Nuxe Rêve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm with Honey and Precious Oils is not your ordinary lip balm. My experiences with lip balms have been nothing but less than ordinary. I’ve tried some from Maybelline, SebaMed, Nivea and a few others I forgot. They are all lip balms in a stick that are oily on my lips. Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms are pretty good, but to me, that’s also makeup. So is Dior Lip Glow, lip care and makeup in one. This, however, is NOT makeup but total lip care. It nourishes, repairs, soothes and protects. I never knew how soft one’s lips can be until now.
And all this, I thank Kristen from Glambunctious for recommending this to me 🙂 Go check out her blog!
First of all, let’s talk about the packaging. It reminds me of an eye cream. Maybe it’s just me because I don’t use lip balms often, but I thought lip balms usually come in a stick or in a tin. This one comes in a sand blasted glass jar, something new to me. Then, the smell. I was initially hesitant to try this because I associated Nuxe with jasmine scent from this oil and a few skincare items I tried. I really don’t want to TASTE it too! I was pleasantly surprised that there is NO JASMINE whatsoever in this. In fact, I smell honey and citrus. I just love the combination because it reminds me of my favourite cleansing balm!
Then comes the texture. It is not the super emolient and greasy traditional lip balms I’ve tried. This one looks like a paste. A little sandy like perhaps really really saturated and concentrated Manuka Honey. Or if you’re Malaysian, you might associate this with gula melaka paste. Only a tiny bit is needed for my lips and instead of swiping it on using my fingers, I like to dab and press it in with my ring finger. The paste like consistency will melt into the heat of your lips. While your lips feel moisturized, it never looks greasy. In fact, my lips look velvety after application of this lip balm. AH-MA-ZING!!!!!!
I’ve already applied the Nuxe Rêve de Miel lip balm all over my lips in the photo above. Do you see any shine or grease? Nada! I just have really soft baby lips and it’s a winner. My 4 and 6 year olds love this as well. Chloe has drier lips so I make sure she applies this before she sleeps. I still remember the first time she tried it. She woke up the next morning, ran to me and said, “Mommy mommy! My lips my lips! They are soooooooooooooooooo soft!!!”.
Here’s the list of ingredients if you’re interested. There are honey, plant oils, shea butter and grapefruit essence. Nuxe is also committed to avoid mineral oils in their products.
It says on the box “Effectiveness test conducted in conditions of extreme Canadian cold”. I’m not sure how extreme Canadian weather is, but from what I know, it can be literally freezing! If it’s good enough for them, it sure is good enough for me. Nothing but praises for this lip balm concentrate. I think it’s RM68 (for 15g) well spent.
I don’t have dry lips and never felt the need to put on lip balm, but this has definitely changed my thinking. In fact, I enjoy my nightly ritual with both Chloe and Ashlyn, sitting on the bed, patting in our lip balms. LOL! Have you tried it? You can check out Nuxe’s website for other products if you’re keen 🙂 <click here>