The Sample: Osmia Organics Honey-Myrrh Lip Repair (Review & Photos)

7 Jun

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*This post has been updated to include a special offer. Scroll to the bottom of the post to read all about it!

Remember when I told you guys that I was obsessed with honey as an ingredient in my beauty products (click here for a refresher)?? Well the only thing I love more than honey is manuka honey! For those of you that don’t know, manuka honey is a honey that’s made by bees that pollinate the manuka bush, which is native to New Zealand. This honey is quite special–it’s said to posses powerful antibacterial properties (among other things) and is used to treat burn victims. If it’s used to treat burns, imagine the good it can do for chapped lips! So obviously when Osmia Organics contacted me about trying some of their products, I couldn’t resist giving the Honey-Myrrh Lip Repair a try!

The Lip Repair not only contains manuka honey but also rich cupuacu butter, tamanu oil, and wild myrrh CO2, another ingredient that possesses wound-healing properties. So really, this is different from all the other balms that I’ve tried in the past–it doesn’t just lock in moisture or add moisture, it actually repairs cracked, chapped, bleeding lips! Of course I had to give this a try, being in possession of one chronically dry pucker, and all!

The Honey-Myrrh Lip Repair is housed in a small frosted-glass pot with a matte silver lid. It’s a simple and clean design–I like it a lot. Of course, germaphobes that dislike lip balms housed in pots that they have to dip their fingers into won’t like this but I’ve never minded a potted balm–just keep your fingers clean and there’s no problem (I always carry hand sanitizer with me and will use it right before I apply my lip balm).

The Lip Repair has a dense, rich balm consistency–it’s thick and ever-so-slightly gooey in texture but not at all sticky. The brand’s website states that you should “‘break’ the surface of the balm with your clean finger (or the back of a clean fingernail) to get enough product.” Of course you could just swipe your finger back and forth across the surface of the balm until you’ve melted enough product off but that would take longer than just dipping the back of you nail into the balm and then picking up the product with your finger–it really does help.

Thanks to the lanolin and honey, the balm stays put on my lips for hours–about 4 to be exact. That’s better than about 90% of the balms I’ve used in the past! This staying-power really gives the balm a chance to absorb into the lips and work it’s magic.

The balm also has a very light honey and myrrh smell. It’s extremely light and pleasant–I think even the most sensitive and picky noses will be okay with this one!

Unlike other balms where you have to consistently use them to keep your good results or wait a week until you start to see improvement, Osmia Organics’ Lip Repair starts working instantly, showing an instant improvement on my flaky, cracked lips overnight and completely healing them within 2 days. My lips look smooth and supple. That, my friends, is the power of manuka honey and myrrh!

Now I know that recently, I have been raving about Hourglass’ Lip Treatment Oil but I’m going to have to admit something to you guys: Osmia Organics’ Honey-Myrrh Lip Repair is even better than that! I’m not kidding, this stuff is seriously amazing! Of course I still love the Lip Treatment Oil but let’s face it, it is seriously pricey. Not only that but I just don’t feel like when I apply it, my lips sigh in utter relief; I do feel that way with the Honey-Myrrh Lip Repair. I feel like it absorbs so much better and is much more healing. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it’s almost half the price of the Lip Treatment Oil and it’s organic!

Of course, you don’t have to have wounded lips to love this one–it’s just a great balm overall! It wears well under my lipsticks and looks great on it’s own, lending a lovely, natural, glistening shine to my lips; perfect for day or night! It also works well as a healing, soothing balm for dry noses (Osmia Organics states that you can use it on or even in your nose–perfect for when you’re in an environment with such dry and/or cold air that it hurts to breath in and out), cuticles, elbows, wherever!

All in all, you bet I would recommend this one to anyone and everyone I know. Especially those with dry, painfully cracked lips; the Lip Repair will cushion, sooth, and nurture your lips back to health. Try it out and thank me later :)

»»Pricing: $22/0.28 oz.

»»Availability:  (the brand does ship internationally)

»»Recommended for: anyone looking for an amazing, truly healing organic lip balm/overnight lip treatment

»»Overall Rating: A+


*UPDATE*: hey guys! I know many of you have expressed interest in this amazing lip treatment so I’m happy to announce that Sarah Villafranco, the beautiful and super sweet creator of Osmia Organics, has kindly offered The Beauty Sample readers a 10% discount code for any order that’s $15 or more!! :D  The limit is perfect if you just wanted to try the Honey-Myrrh Lip Repair out. Or, you could really take advantage and throw a few more goodies in there ;) (I highly recommend the Active Gel Nutrient Serum, the Gentle Foaming Cleanser, and the Detox Exfoliating Mask [reviews to come]–they’re awesome!)

The code is “TBSTEN” and again, will be good for any order with a minimum purchase of $15. The code will be good for 1 month and is limited to 1 use per customer. Enjoy!


Disclaimer: the product(s) featured in this post were provided to The Beauty Sample free of charge by the manufacturer/PR for review purposes only. Regardless of how the product was obtained, my priority is to you, my readers, and I will always give you my honest opinion.

46 Responses to “The Sample: Osmia Organics Honey-Myrrh Lip Repair (Review & Photos)”

  1. Lily June 7, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    Interesting! I don’t take care of my lips much, except for the occasional lip balm here and there. I guess I have to thank my genes for normal, non dry lips. HAHAHA!

    • becca June 7, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

      I know I remember you told me that–lucky! I wish my lips weren’t always so dry but I suspect that it’s partly because I use SO much lip balm that without it, my lips freak out! I want good lip genes!! :P haha

  2. Catherine @ bcrueltyfree June 7, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    I’d never heard of that type of honey before, sounds amazing. My lips are super dry, so I’m always on the lookout for great lip balms. This really sounds like a winner! It looks a bit like the nuxe honey lip balm in the little tube.

    • becca June 7, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

      Really? Manuka honey is truly amazing stuff–you should Google it. It’s very interesting :)

      And when I first read about this balm, the first thought that came to my mind was Nuxe’s Reve de Miel too! The color and the honey content is what got me thinking about it. I haven’t tried it but I know tons of bloggers are always raving about it I kinda built up the Osmia Organics one in my mind before I even tried it. Thankfully though, it was everything I had hoped it would be and more! I’m so happy with it, I’m not even lusting after the Nuxe one anymore. Well, at least not THAT bad…:P haha

  3. Tracy@Beauty Reflections June 7, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

    Cool! Something that works even better than the Hourglass one, hey? I’m interested for sure! Wonder if they ship to Canada?

    • becca June 8, 2013 at 12:26 am #

      Dude, it’s awesome, Tracy. I love it so much and have been using it every day and night! On their site, it says they ship internationally. I can double check tomorrow and let you know too! Plus, I will have a discount code available coming up too so maybe you’ll be able to get it at a 10% discount or so :)

  4. Sunny June 8, 2013 at 3:49 am #

    Oh dang, now I want this tooooo!!! My go-to is NUXE and it works well, so I know I can always fall back on that. Doesn’t stop me from wanting to try something else though LOL

    • becca June 8, 2013 at 4:41 am #

      When I first read about this one before trying it, I immediately was reminded of Nuxe’s popular balm (that I’ve been absolutely DYING to try) because of the pot packaging, similar color, and honey ingredient. That may or may not have been a lot of the reason why I chose to sample it :P But I am SO impressed with this one–it’s kinda how I imagined the Nuxe to be except less grainy (at least that’s what people say) and more…gooey, for lack of better word. It’s really, really nice though. You should definitely try it if you can, Sunny! I think you’d really like it!

  5. Icaria June 8, 2013 at 4:11 am #

    This one seems so nice. I almost lost my breath when I saw how much Hourglass’ was. I appears similar to Nuxe Rêve de Miel except it has a matte finish. So far it’s my favorite.

    • becca June 8, 2013 at 4:43 am #

      That’s exactly what I thought too when I first saw it/read about it! I had been wanting to try the Nuxe balm for a long time so that was a big part of the reason I chose to try this one out :P Yeah the Hourglass one is definitely very pricey and now that I’ve tried this, I can honeslty say this one is more affordable and better for chronically dry lips. It’s SO healing and it stays on for hours. I also really like the honey scent…so soothing :)

  6. Claire June 8, 2013 at 5:30 am #

    wow, that looks like something my lips ‘could’ love!! I love the colour of this one, is that odd? haha. I think this is another lip balm that’s on my list >.<

    • becca June 8, 2013 at 5:46 am #

      Haha no not odd at all–that was actually one of the factors that drew me into this lip balm in the first place! :P Definitely put this one on your list, Claire–it is AMAZING!! :D

  7. lola June 8, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    Lovely review, as always- Becca! I completely agree with your assessment about this lip balm– mine lives in my purse because I love it so much. I think that anyone with super chapped lips would be shocked by how quickly this heals their lips. A+ is right!!! It is a truly amazing product! <3

    • becca June 8, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

      Yaay another lover of this lip balm! I know it’s incredible! I had high hopes for it but it still exceeded all my expectations! I just looove the smell, the color, and the unique balmy, slightly gooey texture–it makes for a wonderful treatment! :D I’m so glad I got this one before I could repurchase the Hourglass Lip Treatment Oil, too :P haha

  8. Taylor June 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    I love honey and I totally agree with you, this stuff rocks! I got a little bitty sample of it and have been savoring it. Its so gorgeous!

    • becca June 8, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

      Ooh nice! Where did you get a sample, Taylor? When I was writing this, I was actually thinking that you would TOTALLY love this balm and I guess I was right :P :D

  9. Liz June 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    DUDE. WIFEY. I have now pinned this on to my wish list! :D

    I love the sound of honey involved in skincare but I find them either too heavy/rich for me or the scent cloying and overly sweet. This one sounds amazing! I like the Hourglass as a repair treatment but don’t like it for an everyday balm. Everything about this sounds perfect. I even like the unsanitary pot because I have this thing for cute little glass pots anyway. Gah! lol

    • becca June 8, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

      Yaaay! :D :D You NEED to try this one for sure–it is amazing and you will LOVE it! I forgot wifey, did you try the Nuxe Reve de Miel that everyone is always raving about?? I haven’t tried it but still, this balm kinda reminds me of what I had hoped the Nuxe one would be like…except BETTER!! :D

      And I love glass pots too!! They are some much cuter than squeeze tubes and besides, I use my fingers to apply the product from those anyway! (I don’t like when the tip gets all messy-looking, it really bothers me :P haha)

      • Liz June 8, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

        OMG when the messy tip makes the inside of the cap even messier? Can’t stand it.

        I haven’t tried the Nuxe, mostly because I don’t like dipping into the yucky looking testers at the stores, and I won’t buy without testing. I think the Nuxe is one of those products that are hydrating without the slip for prepping under lipsticks. Personally, I like a bit of slickness on top of lips to feel like I’ve decadently slathered on the balm. ;)

        • becca June 9, 2013 at 3:39 am #

          Haha thank you–finally, someone that understands!! :P I actually like to take my sister’s and mom’s lip balms from time to time and clean the caps and applicator tips for them and then sanitize with alcohol. Is that crazy?? hahaha

          Oh and if you like that feeling of actually having a rich, moisturizing balm on your lips, you’ll loooove this balm!! Decadent is the perfect word for this :D

  10. Teri June 8, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

    This sounds like heaven for my dry lips! It reminds me a bit of the NUXE lipbalm, which is good too, but this sounds even better!

    • becca June 8, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

      I know, everyone’s been saying that and that’s exactly what I thought when I first read about it–that’s part of the reason why I actually wanted to try it, because I had heard so many good things about the Nuxe version! Even though I haven’t tried it, I have a feeling this Lip Repair is even more healing than the Nuxe one. Not only because the manuka honey but also the slightly gooey texture makes it feel so soothing and rich! I love it :)

  11. Meryl @ Memoiselle June 8, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    Hi Becca!
    I have never heard of this brand and hope to try this soon! Your pictures makes it looks so yummy and the color of the balm makes it more interesting. Looks so refreshing!

    • becca June 8, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

      I hope you get a chance to, Meryl, it’s a fantastic organic brand! And that’s funny that you should mention the color because not only have others commented on how the color is very appealing too but that’s what I thought when I first saw it as well! :P

  12. Kristen @ Glambunctious June 9, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    HOLD UP: 4 HOURS?! I am in awe! I am a honey loving gal myself, so this one is definitely going on my beauty wish list on Pinterest! :D

    • becca June 9, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

      I KNOW, right?!! :D Yes you are definitely going to need to check this one out–it’s awesome. If you love honey, you will LOVE this! :D Have you tried any beauty products that contain honey in it, Kristen??

  13. Sarah June 10, 2013 at 6:32 am #

    I love honey in my beauty products (and my tea). I’m also not super-bothered by a pot of lip balm, especially if it’s my nighttime pre-bed balm. My hand are clean by that point anyway.

    • becca June 10, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

      See I feel the same way…on both counts :P What are some of your favorite honey beauty products, Sarah? I’m always looking for more honey-filled goodies to add to my collection ;)

  14. svetlana June 10, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    I love honey so honey in products, count me in! This sounds so delightful, I could use some of that today. LOVE! save the bees! :)

    • becca June 10, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

      Hahaha yes save the bees indeed–I can’t imagine a world without honey in it! That would SO awful! :P

  15. Makeup Morsels June 10, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

    Better than Hourglass?! Could it be? I love honey-scented lip balms in general, so I’ll have to look into this one. And you definitely make it sound like it’s worth a look! Love your photo setup by the way, it’s perfect :)

    • becca June 10, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

      Haha it could be!! :P You definitely have to try this one, MM–I have a feeling you’d really fall in love with this one!

      And THANK YOU for the sweet comment! :D I had a lot of fun photographing it but I was also kinda sad because I totally ravaged a beautiful bundle of dried lavender that I had gotten as a souvenir from my sisters wedding (at a lavender farm) to get these pics :P hahah but it was well worth it!

  16. BooBooNinja June 11, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    I am *definitely* going to try this one out, as soon as I’m finished my Nuxe Reve de Miel. I can’t help but want to get it after both your and Lola’s rave reviews.

    • becca June 11, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

      Yaaay glad to hear it, BooBoo!! How much of the Reve de Miel do you have left? I’m so excited for you to try the Lip Repair! :D

      What did you think of the Reve de Miel, by the way? I was super curious about that one because everyone talks about it but now that I have the Lip Repair, I definitely don’t need it anymore! Everyone keeps saying that the Lip Repair sounds like the Reve de Miel, too. I do know that some of the differences are: the HMLR has a beautiful, natural shine and the RdM has a matte finish (supposedly), the HMLR has manuka honey (amazing stuff!) and the RdM doesn’t, RdM has a slightly grainy texture until melted and HMLR doesn’t, and RdM has a lot longer of an ingredients list. I like that the HMLR has a very simple ingredients list–no chemicals or silicones like the RdM has. I really think it’s an amazing lip treatment and can’t wait to hear what your thoughts are on it! :D

  17. Gummy June 12, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Aaaaaaaahhhh what are you doing to me?!!! LOL!!! As if my lip balm wish list wasn’t big enough!! Sigh. First world blogger problems!! This sounds amazing though, and I love the fact that it’s got honey!!

    • becca June 12, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

      LOL I know! I was SO thinking about you when I was writing this. Seriously though, you NEED this one. NEED!!! :P

  18. Tiffany June 13, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

    I need to try this! I’m a lip balm addict! I’m also weird in that I love the look of potted lip balms, but I don’t love actually using them and sticking my finger in. Haha. Oh,the dilemma!

    • becca June 13, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

      LOL really? I honestly don’t mind a potted balm. I love the look too and while it’s not the most convenient packaging (especially when you get to the bottom), I definitely wouldn’t say I PREFER squeeze tubes. I apply those with my finger anyway :P

  19. Kris June 15, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    My lips are typically somewhat dry, and I don’t take care of them like I should. If this can stay on for 4 hours, then I may have to take a look :)

    • becca June 15, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

      Yes you definitely should! I honestly can’t say enough good things about it–everything about it is amazing, from the smell to the texture to the effects! Plus it’s quite affordable for such a nice lip treatment. Hourglass’ N28 Lip Treatment Oil is amazing but very pricey–about $45 :/

  20. Joyce (bronzerbunny) June 16, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    WANT!!! And awesome about the 10% off. hmmmm

    • becca June 17, 2013 at 2:38 am #

      Yes you should want this and definitely NEED this! It’s really an incredible lip treatment. I love it so much I have already used up a little bit over half the pot :( I am trying to restrain myself and relegate it for night-use only but it’s hard to resist :P Ah well, I guess with the 10% off code I can indulge and pick up a couple backups! You should definitely treat yourself–Osmia Organics is such a luxe organic brand and their products are perfectly formulated and so, so effective!

  21. Toya June 17, 2013 at 7:26 am #

    ARGH! I was all set to get on this train ASAP – Manuka Honey and all (I totally was all over it when I was in NZ and brought some home too :), but as it contains lanolin, there’s just no way I can go there. Bummer!!! Ah well, can’t win ‘em all I guess :D Sounds excellent though, Becca!

    • becca June 17, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

      Oooh you brought some home with you?? Jealous! I really need to go get more. There is nothing else like it! :D Sucks SO bad that you’re sensitive to lanolin though :/ GAh–you would have loved this :(

  22. Larie June 21, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    Packaging is beautiful – reminds me of the little jars of honey the farmers sold in France. :D

    • becca June 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

      Isn’t it? I swear, only Osmia Organics could make what could otherwise be an ordinary-looking pot of lip balm look so luxe and beautiful!! I am SERIOUSLY loving this brand lately. YOU NEED to try something–anything–from them, asap! :D

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