Ever since doing my lip balm detox I’ve been looking for moisturizing products for my lips other than lip balms. I’ve heard great things about the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oils so when I was at Shoppers recently I decided to grab the one in Honey.
I like to know what’s in my products, so here’s the list of ingredients for this one.
Dilinoleic Acid/Propanediol Copolymer – Functions as an emollient, film former, plasticiser, viscosity controlling agent. (source)
Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil – Jojoba
Corylus Avellana Seed Oil – Hazel
Prunus Insititia Seed Oil – Damson or damson plum
Vanillin – The primary component of the extract of the vanilla bean.
Tocopheryl Acetate – A chemical compound that consists of acetic acid and tocopherol (vitamin E). Functions as an antioxidant and skin-conditioning agent. (source)
Ammonium Glycyrrhizate – Functions as a flavouring agent, fragrance ingredient, skin-cionditioning agent. (source)
Capscicum Annuum Fruit Extract – Pepper
Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil – Sunflower
Tocopherol – Tocopherols are a class of naturally occurring chemical compounds related to Vitamin E. Functions as an antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent. (source)
Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract – Rosemary
This lip oil smells very nice. It has a sweet vanilla scent with a bit of floral. It’s quite pleasant. I don’t find that it smells like honey though. Kind of, but not really, if that makes any sense! 😛
The applicator is quite huge! It works well though.
This product may have a yellow colour, but it appears clear on the lips.
The texture is kind of like a lip gloss; it’s definitely more tacky and thicker than a lip balm.
It feels really nice on the lips. I find if I apply it to dry lips, my lips will still feel dry once the oil has worn off. But if I moisturize my lips before applying the oil, then they will feel comfortable once the oil wears off. So all in all, this oil feels great when it’s on, but it’s not quite moisturizing enough for me. I’ll still use it though as I like the smell and it does feel really good on my lips. I don’t use it back to back like I used to do with lip balms because I don’t want to get my lips addicted to a product again. But using it in alternation with moisturizer makes my lips feel good for now.
Have you tried Clarins’ Lip Comfort Oils?
– Chantal 🙂