26 November 2012

You Organic Lip Balm

Dia daoibh!

For the past while I have been trying out a new lip product. When it comes to the Autumn Winter months Lip care is very near the the top of my beauty regime! My lips become very dry and crack quite easily so I constantly have various products on the go. 
Recently I have been trying out a lip balm from You Organic, an Irish organic cosmetic and skincare company. The Natural Cosmetic range was founded by Ursula Elmes - a Dublin based practicing Acupuncturist and Holistic Skin Therapist after she suffered a severe dermatological reaction to a well known brand. All of her products are gentle on skin, sourced from fair trade suppliers, contains no nasty chemicals and against animal testing plus she uses her own blend of essential oils and herbs. For sale on her website and selected stockists are body lotions, face cream, candles and of course the following lipbalm.


First impressions!? So cute! It's a tiny little silver rectangular tin. It was in fact so small though that I presumed it wouldn't last too long. After trying it out for a while however I notice that you only need the smallest dab on your finger to cover your lips as it is quite concentrated. In the pan it looks quite solid, but once you glide your finger over it, it softens immediately to more of an oily substance. 

As it says on the tin, it has an Orange & Mandarin scent. I definitely get a hint of mint and lavender from it too which adds a bit of zing. It is quite different from any other balm I have tried because when it's on the lips it leaves them super glossy rather than balmy! It seems more like a lip oil so it's quite unique.

As I mentioned, the tins slides open. This is another cute little touch as many tins just twist open. The one thing about this though is that if you're too heavy handed you might (like I did) push it up with too much force, and because the tin is quite light, it bent slightly & it dug a little into the product.

As you can see below, the ingredients are completely natural. At last and for once, I can understand ALL of the ingredients in it!! How often does that happen!!?

*Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), *Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis), *Beeswax (Cera Alba) 

ESSENTIAL OILS: *Mandarin (Citrus Reticulata), *Grapefruit (Citrus Paradisi), *Orange ( Citrus Sinensis), *Lime (Citrus Aurantifolia), *Lavender (Lavendula Augustifolia) *Spearmint (Mentha Spicata).

FREE FROM: SLS, Artificial fragrance, Mineral Oils, Animal Testing

This lipbalm is currently on sale for £3.20/€4.40. You Organic products are available from the online Irish store >HERE< or the UK store >HERE< and also from selected stockists which are also listed on the website. There is also FREE SHIPPING! Always a plus!
Pssssst.... All products currently have 20% off so get over to the website pronto if you are interested in completely natural and organic goodies.
If you're reading this on the 27th November 2012 or after you can enter the code FITZNBITZ to get 10% off your purchase! :)
The above product was sent to me for free from the You Organic PR Team for reviewing purposes. All opinions above are completely my own, 100% honest thoughts on the products. 

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