Review: Bamford Botanic Lip Balm

Dec 2 2014

Summer Spy

2 min read

Bamford lip balm

Reviewed by: Saffron Spy
Age: 50+
Skin Type: Very dry and sensitive

We reviewed Bamford Botanic Lip Balm (£12 for 15ml).

First impressions:

This little treasure comes in a dark green glass jar, with simple white graphics. There's no extra paper or packaging. The product feels weighty; the glass jar feels cool, heavy and a little bit special.

The balm itself is quite thick, you have to rub and warm the product in the jar to really get a good amount out. The thickness stays on your lips and creates a barrier against the cold.

What’s in it:

The balm is 100% organic, made in England and Soil Association certified. It includes peppermint, pink grapefruit and rose. There's also a boost of arnica which is used as an herbal anti-inflammatory, and can be helpful with bruising.

Other ingredients include coconut oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, beeswax, cocoa butter and bergamot oil.

Usage:

The Botanics Lip Balm is enjoyable to use.  It doesn’t give that ‘soggy lip’ feeling just after application. You know that feeling – a slippery-lipped, oil-slick of petroleum jelly. This balm glides on, and stays put, with the added bonus of a lovely scent.

The product isn't as long-lasting as some others, but it does feel like a treat.

Effects:

The balm is a shot of moisture which makes my lips feel soft and well cared for. Peppermint, grapefruit and rose isn't a combination I would have thought of, but it's a beautiful light aroma that acts as a pick me up.

The product is perfect for winter as it is thick enough to create an effective barrier between the cold and the fragile skin around the lips.

Value:

Because the product packaging was so simple I was almost expecting a refined product, and at £12, the balm really needed to perform well. It is expensive, but oh so lovely. I would happily spend the extra for the organic ingredients and beautiful aroma.

Final verdict:

The Botanics Lip Balm has worked its way into my life – it now lives in my coat pocket. It not only keeps my lips protected, soft and moisturised, but it feels like a mini luxury I can reach for at any moment of the day!

Spy12

Summer Spy

2nd December 2014

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Spy Dislikes:

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