For a late summer Friday where not that many people are reading blogposts, I think I’ll go back to my feature, Friday Find, where I post a short review of something I found in my stash.
A couple of weeks ago, I found a deluxe sample of Hanalei Lip Treatment that I received from Ipsy some time ago. I’ve been saying that Dr. Lipp Miracle Balm is my HG lip balm, and it still is. But Hanalei Lip Treatment comes close. It’s a thick translucent ointment that’s not quite as thick as Dr. Lipp. It spreads very easily on my lips. It has a sweet taste when I first put it on. It does a great job hydrating my lips. Though I haven’t tried it during the winter since I started using it in the summer (though my lips get dry year round), it seems like it will work then too because it’s so rich.
Like Dr. Lipp, it has lanolin (so it’s not vegan), and it also contains petrolatum. I know some people avoid petrolatum, but for my super dry lips, lanolin and petrolatum (the first two ingredients) are the most effective in healing or keeping my lips moisturized. But in addition, it contains shea butter as well as hydrating oils like agave, grape seed and kukui seed oil (a super hydrating oil from the kukui nut – so if you have a nut allergy, this isn’t for you).
In addition to the clear version that I received, Hanalei Lip Treatment comes in rose. I received a deluxe travel size (5 ml/0.17 oz.). The full size contains 1.5 oz./15 g and is priced at $20. Made in the U.S.
I really love Hanalei Lip Treatment. And I’m not the only one. There are 470 reviews that are almost all positive, raves even, and 403 out of 470 give it 5 stars. If you’re in the market for a seriously hydrating lip treatment that leaves your lips so so smooth and soft, check out Hanalei Lip Treatment.
Ingredients: Lanolin, Petrolatum, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Beeswax, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea butter), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Vanillin, Sodium Saccharin, Glyceryl Rosinate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol