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.
LIP & BODY Treatment Balm is an amazing product that offers on-the-spot moisture for dry lips, cuticles, feet or hands! Unlike similar products, LIP & BODY Treatment Balm does not feel overly thick or waxy, yet it provides substantial hydration.
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.
Paula’s 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 Beautypedia’s 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.
The Beautypedia and Paula’s Choice Research teams have one mission: To help you find the best products for your skin, whether they’re from Paula’s Choice or another brand. By combining efforts, we’re able to share scientific research and remain committed to the highest standards based on our decades of experience objectively reviewing thousands upon thousands of skincare and makeup formularies in all price ranges.
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