accdg to venus and mars website:
"Break free from chemicals! Give your lips the authentic, lavish pampering it has always wanted. Venus&Mars lipbalm is the perfect treat. Made out of the finest essential oils, lips will surely be younger-looking in no time. There’s nothing more it could ever ask.
Lip balms have been around for years but unfortunately, Dr. Charles Brown Fleet, the inventor of lip balm in 1889, included petroleum in his formulation. Until today, petroleum is still highly being used in the cosmetic industry.
Petroleum-based lip balms actually DO NOT HELP CHAPPED LIPS. They may actually worsen the condition of the lips. Petroleum-based products simply coat the skin, thus inhibiting its ability to breathe, absorb moisture and release harmful toxins. Petroleum-based lip balms provide a QUICK FIX to treat dry lips, however, have you ever noticed that after a while, the lips actually feel a bit painful, that inexplicable seemingly mild tingly feeling? Petroleum-based products only keep your lips feeling moist and you have to constantly reapply to keep it that way. This may actually cause your lips to feel more irritated and even infected when bacteria get trapped between the lip skin and petroleum coating.
A good lip balm must penetrate the skin and not simply coat the skin with that greasy feel. Petroleum makes our lips slick and look sexy; in reality this is very unnatural. ‘Coz at the end of the day we wouldn’t want to see our lips still bare and dry. Well-moisturized lips like that of a doll’s need balms that contain ingredients that are quickly absorbable. Venus and Mars Smooch lip butter balm will surely deeply penetrate the skin cells to hydrate and moisturize the lips. It contains emu oil, avocado butter, avocado oils, coconut oil, sunflower oil, castor oil, jojoba wax, peppermint essential oils, beeswax and vitamin E oil."
accdg to moi:
- minty feeling which I like like like like!
- moisturized my lips
- a little goes a long way!
- full of organic ingredients which are beneficial
- paraben free, petroleum free etc
- pricey again! 170 php for this? nah..
- it is organic so it has a 1 year expiration once you use it!
- it dries my lips after application. it does moisturize but it leaves a flaky lips after which I don't like
- it has this heavy feeling on my lips every after usage which I didn't like