As part of its new Honeymania range, The Body Shop recently introduced this Honeymania lip balm.
The Body Shop describes this lip balm as “luxuriously sweet with Community Fair Trade honey made from the nectar of wildflowers. It has a sweet, floral scent and leaves lips feeling kissably soft.” I love a good, moisturizing lip product, so I decided to give this one a shot.
I’ve tried a few Body Shop lip butters in the past and had problems with them being greasy not lasting very long I’m happy to report that I didn’t have any such problem with the Honeymania lip balm. I think the most important distinction between this and a lot of Body Shop’s other lip products is that this is truly a balm and not a butter.
As you can see, the Honeymania lip balm is a honey-colored, semi-translucent wax. In contrast, most of the other Body Shop’s lip products are opaque, white or cream colored butters. After comparing the ingredients of the Honeymania lip balm to some of their other lip products, I found that most of the lip butters are comprised mostly of shea butter, whereas this one is mostly made of beeswax.
Shea butter is better for a quick shot of moisture (but prepare for a bit of a grease slick on the lips), and beeswax is superior when it comes to longer lasting moisture and protection. The beeswax acts as a protective barrier, sealing every bit of moisture in and keeping cold, drying air out.
I really like this lip balm! I’ve been carrying it with me everywhere and swiping it on if my lips feel dry or it gets a bit windy outside. The scent is very sweet and light, very soft and subtle. I’m looking forward to trying out some more products in the Honeymania range. I really do love soft and sweet scents. It looks like I’m in luck, too, because this scent is also available as an Eau de Toilette!
The Honeymania Lip Balm is available at The Body Shop for $6. Doesn’t everything in this line look absolutely lush? I just love the melting honeycomb imagery. Oh, and how about this Honeymania Cream Body Scrub? Mmmm…