Item Reviewed: Mentholatum Deep Moist Natural lipbalm
Price/pack size: S$7.90
Available at: Watsons only
Ingredients: Key moisturizing ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Shea Butter & Jojoba Oil.
Description: Deep Moist was launched in 2008 in Japan and quickly became the top selling lip balms in Japan, strengthening Mentholatum as the #1 Top Selling Lip Balm brand in Japan.
Deep Moist lipbalms boast an incredible ingredient, Hyaluronic Acid – one of the best hydrating ingredient in the cosmetic industry. It also contains shea butter and jojoba oil to provide long lasting hydration for your lips.
Review: Mentholatum is, without a doubt, the world’s #1 lipbalm manufacturer. I’m not saying this because they sent me a bunch of samples, but rather, this is my honest opinion. I have, on and off, used Mentholatum’s lipbalms because they have a wide range and different types to suit various needs. However, I have stopped using them in recent years because I don’t like menthol on my lips (I find that menthol dries my lips more, though the cool feel is a plus point) and I dislike scented products. I was quite skeptical when I saw some scented products in the review package when I was blog surfing. Luckily, there were 2 ranges sent in the same package, and I naturally chose the non-scented one to review first. My lips were in dire need of a lipbalm!
The Deep Moist range of lipbalms have quite unique packaging, in the sense that they don’t come in the run-of-the-mill round twist up tubes. As you can see from the photos, they come in a rounded rectangle tube, which is quite uncommon. The shape takes a little getting used to. But I can see the pros to the unique shape. One thing for sure, the lipbalm stays where I place it and won’t roll all over the place! It’s also easier to photograph since I don’t have to hold it in place.
Onto the actual product, the texture is not oily, not waxy either. It’s a comfortable creamy texture that melts slightly upon contact with skin. It glides on easily, without causing an oil slick on my lips. There isn’t a scent, nor colour to the lipbalm – just a basic, no-frills lipbalm that does its job. The matte finish also makes it easy to apply lipstick without fear that colour will run all over. Despite me applying layers of lipbalm, there isn’t any visible product buildup (I hate that white lips look…). There is no taste to the lipbalm, unlike Carmex (weird medicinal taste). Another plus point!
Results-wise, it definitely remained on my lips and moisturized it well overnight. I had dry peeling lips when I went to bed last night, and this morning, the dry patches were gone. Instead, I had soft lips!
Edit 23 Sept 2010: After using Deep Moist consecutively for a few days, my lips peeled really badly, way worse than before using it. I think my lips are not suitable for beeswax-based lipbalms – the same thing happened to me when I used Burt’s Bees! Rating now revised to 2…
Would I buy again: Most probably yes, if there isn’t anything more interesting that catches my eye when I run out of it. No… my lips cannot tolerate beeswax.
*BONUS!!! I’m going to give away one of this lipbalm to a lucky reader in a mini giveaway later this week! So come back for more goodies!