Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Product Review; "Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm"

Lip balm is lip balm is lip balm... except when it's more than lip balm.

Neutrogena has other moisturizing lip products on the market and has had them for quite some time with success, so what's so different about this formula? The base ingredients are among the usual suspects; Petrolatum (synthetic emollient that locks in moisture), Shea Butter (fatty fruit extract that nourishes skin), Candelilla Wax ( an organic thickening agent for smooth application) and Carnauba Wax ( palm tree extract that makes creams richer).

All fine and good. Still haven't seen anything I haven't seen before... until my eyes spied " ion2complex™ " a mix developed for Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm that " in tandem with the product's existing moisturizers to create a positive electric micro-current - instantly giving lips a fuller, more defined look."

In case you missed it; ELECTRIC micro-current. A lip balm that offers your pout shock-treatment. Utilizing base elements Titanim and Copper to chemically interact with eachother creates a sufficient, yet miniscule, electrical reaction that stimulates cellular function and creates swelling that forces circulation. With all that activity, dulled color is transformed and texture is improved.

Available in 6 colors, from pale shimmer to rich sheer burgundy, each will mimic the flush of a healthier smile until lips, over time, become naturally fuller and more radiant. It feels like any other balm, only a bit more creamy and the flavor is quite nice (similar to cherry Jolly Ranchers) and the tube is easy function. If I didn't know my lips were being electrocuted, I'd think it was like any other balm. Personally, I would have thought I'd feel some kind of sensation when I rubbed my lips together like you do with a lip plumper, but, nope, nothing. No tingling, no burning, no irritation at all... kind of shocking, actually.

Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm; $8.99

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