Hi my friends!
We generally keep a few beauty staples that we reach out to often in our handbag. Ask any girl what such a makeup essential is and she will be quick to answer “Lip balm!” This is one small wonder that is really handy to keep our lips in good shape. Healthy lips are a reflection of a happy body. Today I will be reviewing the Nivea med protection lip balm which was the first lip balm I had ever purchased.
Claims of the Lip Balm:
The formula with the natural ingredients bisabol and wheat germ oil support the lips’ natural moisturisation process and protect them before they crack. NIVEA Lip Care Med Protection is a must-have in dry conditions.
- Strengthens the resistance of your lips against external influences.
- Gives long lasting moisture
- Provides extra care and protection
- Contains SPF 15, protection against UVA and UVB rays
Rs. 145 for 4.8 grams
My Take on Nivea Med Protection Lip Balm:
The lip balm comes in a twisting type tube that is hassle free unlike the ones that come in tubs. The packaging is nothing extraordinary.
The lip balm itself is yellowish in color in the tube but it goes on clear when applied; no color tints. Just one or two swipes across the lip are sufficient. It is a little heavy or waxy and doesn’t get absorbed easily. I can feel a waxy film sitting on top of my lips. It has a very mild peppermint like fragrance but it has nothing to do with the flavor. It has no taste as such, so no worries about licking it off like I do with my fruit flavored lip balms :P
I made a small research regarding the ingredients and came to know that bisabol is an extract from chamomile flowers. It has anti inflammatory and cell regenerative properties. Just like the lip balm is supposed to work, it heals and repairs lips in a matter of few days which is amazing. I use this product when my lips get extremely dry and chapped. I apply it before I go to bed and leave it on overnight. My lips feel better and softer when I wake up in the morning.
Our lips are really delicate and get easily damaged by the sun. This is where lip products with sun protection come to our rescue. SPF 15 in this lip balm is really cool. It is ideal to layer under your lipstick or wear it alone if you are not into the tinted chap sticks.
Why I like this Lip Balm?:
- Heals and softens chapped lips
- Sun protection – SPF 15
- Tube type chap stick which is hygienic
- Travel friendly
- Lasts quite long
- Reasonable pricing
Why I don’t like this Lip Balm?:
- Waxy and heavy on lips
MABH Rating: 3/5
I would personally prefer this only when my lips are screaming out for help. Otherwise I am good to go with other lighter tinted lip balms.