Lip & Body Treatment Balm
It's hard to get excited about lip moisturizers because they don't vary all that much from one to another, but Lip & Body Treatment Balm is a good option for those seeking a rich, traditional balm. A concentrated mix of rich oils, waxes, and emollients that help replenish and restore dry areas to a softer, healthier-looking state. Packaged in a screw-top pot, this is flavor- and fragrance free (so it’s a good pick for sensitive skin, too). It's gentle enough even for those with skin prone to eczema.
The standard emollients combined here, such as castor oil, petrolatum, shea butter and wheat germ oil, can absolutely provide a long-lasting, soothing moisture to lips (or cuticles or other dry areas). Its compact size makes it portable, ideal for on-the-go use.
The Lip & Body Treatment Balm fell short of our highest rating due to its use of jar/pot packaging. Though this isn’t an antioxidant-based formula, nevertheless, open containers aren’t ideal for any skincare product, no matter how well formulated. According to Paula’s Choice, the thickness of this makes squeeze-tube packaging impossible, yet it is too soft for a twist-tube. We can understand that, though some may still find the jar packaging less desirable or convenient.
- Moisturizes dry lips (and other dry areas).
- Rich blend of oils, waxes, and emollients soothe and soften.
- Fragrance-free and flavorless, suitable for sensitive skin.
- Jar packaging isn't the most hygienic way to package lip balm.
LIP & BODY Treatment Balm blends classic well-researched emollients with nourishing non-fragrant plant oils, resulting in a unique formula that visibly transforms lips with the first application. Unlike other lip-balms and similar products, LIP & BODY Treatment Balm doesn’t feel thick or waxy and omits ingredients like menthol and fragrant oils that can cause problems for lips.
Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance
Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products.
As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable, from acne to wrinkles.
Paulas Choice Skincare relies on published research where available to discover the best ingredients for skin. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down. The line is also 100% fragrance-free.
Disclosure: Paula Begoun is the creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.
Why are Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedias criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.
For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.
About the Experts
The Beautypedia team consists of skin care and makeup experts personally trained by the original Cosmetics Cop and best-selling beauty author, Paula Begoun. We’re fascinated by skin care and makeup products and thrilled when they meet or exceed our expectations, but we’re also disappointed when they fail to perform as claimed, are wildly overpriced, or contain ingredients scientific research has proven can hurt skin.
Our mission has always been to help you find the best products for your skin, no matter your budget or preferences. Beautypedia’s thorough and insightful reviews cut through the hype and provide reliable recommendations for all ages, skin types, and skin tones.