Juicy Chemistry Blood Orange & Rosehip Lip Balm

Is there any such thing as having too many lip balms? Just kidding, there can actually be such a thing, so do not overbuy. But let's be a little bit realistic, most of us have a couple of balms at least open & around the house - one in your handbag, one in the car, one on bed stand perhaps? Or if you are a little bit extra like me, then one in the kitchen and one tucked away in the crevices of the couch. 

I picked up the Juicy Chemistry Blood Orange & Rosehip Lip Balm on a whim because I wanted to try out the brand and a lip balm seemed like a low risk product. Also, I really like the Forest Essentials Sweet Narangi Lip Balm and I thought that this could be similar at a much affordable price. Here are my thoughts ...

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Nourish your parched lips instantly with our hydrating lip butter! Blood Orange provides intense nourishment; revealing soft and smooth lips. Anti-oxidant and fatty acid-rich Rosehip helps reverse pigmentation and Almond provides complete lip care to fight dry and chapped lips.

  • Lightens pigmented lips
  • No preservatives

Key Benefits

  • Antioxidant: Flavonoids found in plant oils such as Rosehip oil and in essential oils such as Blood Orange oil protect from free radical damage. 
  • Phenols: Found in essential oils such as Blood Orange oils. Phenols are antioxidants that protect against sun damage and free radicals and soothe inflammations.
  • Plant vitamins: Vitamin E keeps the scalp hydrated and nourished. 
  • Fatty-acids: Rosehip and Castor Seed Oils are rich in saturated and unsaturated fatty acids such as palmitic, omega 3 and stearic acids that nourish the skin.
  • Terpenes: Blood Orange Essential Oil is rich in monoterpenes that soothe the skin and stimulate blood circulation. 
  • Vitamin E: It nourishes and moisturises the lips. 

Ingredients : Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Beeswax*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil)*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Blood Orange) Essential Oil*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Rubusidaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

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The packaging is cute - a sturdy amber glass jar packaging with a metal screw on cap - it looks cute and feels good. It has a strong citrus scent, which sensitive noses might not like so much, but it smells fresh & good to me. 

The texture is soft & spreads well on the lips. The balm melts on contact (because it has a lot of emollients/oils) with the heat on your fingers and goes on as a thin oil layer. Owing to this, the balm does not survive light meals or snacking - therefore, I found that I needed to apply it a lot more often compared to my usual balms which are much thicker in consistency and stay on a long time. 

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Here's the thing though, one or some of the ingredients in the balm gave me a reaction & flared my perioral dermatitis. It's very unfortunate because I really like the Forest Essentials Narangi lip balm Review HERE which I have used many times over the years, and I wasn't expecting a flare up with this. So if you have dermatitis or eczema, proceed with caution or get in touch with the brand first before buying this. 

Because of this, I could not use it for a long time and therefore I cannot say if it helps lighten lip pigmentation or not. Reading the ingredient list which is really good, it should help with pigmentation - but I feel it is important to keep exceptions real too. It might help to lighten lips which got pigmented overtime due to some factors but I do not think it would change the natural colour of your lips drastically. I do notice that my lips look slightly more pink whenever I use  FE Narangi Lip balm consistently, so I am assuming that this balm would work similarly too. 


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Price : 350 INR for 5g

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Overall, to me this was an average product. I like my lip balms to be thicker & more heavy in consistency, as I have perpetually dry lips almost all year round & thicker balms stay on longer and help me more. And this lip balm has quite a thin consistency which I not a fan of. However, this is a well loved lip balm in the Indian skincare community and has stellar reviews online. I personally would pick the FE Sweet Narangi lip balm over this because the FE does not give me a reaction. But if you want something similar at a lower price, and if you like thin lip balms with more oils then you could definitely check it out.

xoxo,
Swati

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