As if winter is not hard enough to deal with, chapped lips are a sadly regular occurrence during this time of year. Chapped lips are something I haven’t been able to treat properly: Nuxe Rêve de Miel, By Terry Baume de Rose and La Mer Lip Balm all failed one after the other – have a guess how desperate I must’ve felt. Sisley however has put an end to my – what seemed to me – endless sufferings. Goodbye chapped, flaky and painful lips – you’ve now become long forgotten history.
The fact that this is my second tub of Sisley’s Nutritive Lip Balm proves how much I love it, to the point I literally run back home to get this beloved jar of goodness – and let’s not forget how lazy I am. What at first seemed like a big – and expensive – disappointment, has now become the one thing I can’t see myself without. An expensive pot filled with vaseline were my very first thoughts. It feels dry and so uncomfortable were my second thoughts. But darn was I wrong. Yes, it looks a whole lot like vaseline but it doesn’t slip and slide all over your face, and it doesn’t contain mineral oils but plant-based oils and shea butter instead. The consistency is quite firm at first, which makes it hard to spread the products over your lips but that’s just a beginner’s thing – thank goodness.
Despite the price tag, it’s just pure love. Last week I used my La Mer Lip Balm and By Terry Baume de Rose interchangeably, because well, I was left with an empty pink jar. If you suffer from painful chapped lips as I do, Sisley will sooth them upon first application. The emollient texture makes sure your lips receive the right levels of hydration whilst smoothing the surface, and get yourself ready to wave those flaky bits goodbye. And probably the best price tag justification: it stays on the lips for a long time, meaning a whole afternoon without the urge of constant reapplication. The point is: it’s amazing.
Whilst a lip balm with such a price tag might not be everyone’s cuppa tea. It’s a worthy investment in case you suffer from extremely dry and chapped lips as I do. It’s the only thing that has been able to put an end to my awful lips. I’d love to find a great lip balm in stick form though – for more hygienic reasons – so any recommendations are welcome! But for now, I’m settled with this new jar of lushness.