*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: OsmiaOrganics.com (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!
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