Soothing Lip Balm
YourGoodSkin’s Soothing Lip Balm is accurately named; it’s a lip-soothing balm that comes with a wallet-soothing price, too.
The packaging for this is simple: it’s a solid stick in a plastic tube with a swivel-up mechanism at the bottom. The balm is buttery-smooth and melts into lips, providing instant relief of dryness and leaving lips feeling softer even after it wears off.
Ingredient-wise this features reliable moisturizing ingredients like mineral oil and a mix of waxes. There are also a couple of antioxidants in the mix, though they’re not here in particularly high concentrations (still, they’re nice to see here).
Soothing Lip Balm does have a lightly sweet flavor, but that’s due to the inclusion of saccharin, an artificial sweetener that is not an irritant (although some people won’t like how artificial it tastes).
The only drawback with this product is that it would be much more impressive with a greater compliment of moisturizing ingredients, such as non-fragrant plant oils. Still, it does a good job providing hydration to lips, and it’s priced so that you can get more than one to have around.
- Buttery-smooth texture melts into lips.
- Provides instant relief of dryness.
- Leaves lips feeling softer even after it wears off.
- Would be more impressive with a greater complement of moisturizing ingredients.
Instantly soothes dry lips & provides long lasting comfort.
Launched in 2017, YourGoodSkin is the result of an alliance between UK pharmacy mega-brand Boots and American drugstore giant Walgreens. According to company lore, YourGoodSkin is the result of years of development and research involving scientists, dermatologists, and thousands of members of its target audience—women looking for skin care products to address their specific concerns.
In fact, the brand says it surveyed thousands of women and had them test the products before they went to market. This resulted in over 20 products claiming to address a wide range of skin concerns, from dryness to acne.
Consumer testing before finalizing products for launch can deliver some helpful insights and valuable feedback, but a brand’s scientific understanding of what skin needs to improve—and what it doesn’t need—carries even more weight than anecdotal evidence.
YourGoodSkin gets more right than wrong, and it’s certainly a value-priced collection. While there aren’t any true anti-aging powerhouse formulas in the mix, there are some decent moisturizers for those on tighter budgets.
The brand excels at cleansers and makeup removers, with even a couple of top-notch scrubs included; this category is where we recommend directing your time and attention.
The biggest misstep YourGoodSkin makes is in its approach to treating acne and oily skin. Nearly every product designed for these concerns relies heavily on an old-school, irritating approach that includes drying alcohol, fragrance, and even sulfur, all of which can serve to make oily skin and acne worse.
For more information on YourGoodSkin, visit https://www.yourgoodskin.com/.
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