A review of the probiotic lip balm from Aurelia London.
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Aurelia London are one of my go to natural skincare companies. The products that I have tried so far from them have been extremely effective, they are beautifully packaged and arrive quickly. Their products make great gifts (you can't go wrong!) and they also have a fabulous range of products in their 'Little Aurelia' range for babies and children.
You can check out my reviews on some of their other products:
In this article I'm reviewing Aurelia's probiotic lip balm - £18 for 15g jar.
What is PROTIDA™
Aurelia use a form of award winning probiotic in many of their skincare products (but not all, their Cell Repair Night Oil does not contain it). They call it PROTIDA™ and it is a form of non live probiotic that helps activate the skin's repair process to boost the natural protective mantle, reduce inflammation and protect and restore skin for visible results. It also helps increase natural collagen and they say it increases natural hyaluronic acid by 1900% for a glowing youthful look, and who wouldn't want that!
Probiotic lip balm
Aurelia recently launched a new lip balm, so I was straight on it! I was also intrigued as they have enriched their lip balm with their PROTIDA™ technology.
The lip balm comes beautifully boxed with a leaflet. The lip balm itself is in a small dark brown glass jar with stylish gold writing and a black lid. This is a product that you would be very happy to get out in public!
The jar contains 15g of product (0.5oz) and the product itself has a very mild tint to it. Aurelia say it is a peach tint and I suppose it could be called that but I'd call it more of a nude peach, it's the perfect colour for lips to give a delicate sheen without looking false.
What ingredients are in Aurelia probiotic lip balm?
Aurelia are known for their ethically sourced, natural and scientifically proven products. The ingredients in their probiotic lip balm are:
Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Isostearyl Isostearate, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Candelilla Cera, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Distarch Phosphate, Ipomoea Betatas Root Extract, Aqua (Water), Citric Acid, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Lactose, Lactis Proteinum (Whey Protein), Milk Protein, Lactic Acid.
The strangely named Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 is a vegetable based alternative to lanolin (I am allergic to lanolin and it pops up in a lot of mainstream lip products). The Isostearyl Isostearate is a fatty acid found in shea butter and the Distarch Phosphate is a starch from tapioca or potato. The other ingredients consist of a blend of castor oil, waxes, shea butter, mongongo and watermelon seed oils, vitamin e, extract of sweet potato and the essential oils of sweet orange and geranium. It also includes their probiotic which, as it contains milk products, would not be suitable for vegans.
How do you use Aurelia probiotic lip balm?
You can use the Aurelia Probiotic Lip Balm as often as you want during the day. I just apply with my fingertip. I always use this product at night because it makes a fantastic overnight lip treatment and there is always a jar of this on my bedside cabinet.
Aurelia London probiotic lip balm review
There is nothing in the ingredient list to worry me and despite having super sensitive skin, I have not had any reactions to this product at all. I have found it to be a nice thick (and not in a bad sense) lip balm that applies evenly, has a great natural coloured tint to it that suits my lip colouring and although it spreads evenly and smoothly it still has a phenomenal staying power. It has stayed put through outside walks in bad weather and drinking tea, coffee and wine!
It has a lovely mild orange and geranium scent, is deeply conditioning and you really do feel that your lips are nourished and protected. If you have sore or chapped lips I can't think of anything better to whip them back into shape quickly. As an overnight lip treatment I have not found anything better as yet. It does not contain any sun protection so if you are using on holiday I would suggest using in an evening and overnight and making sure you used an SPF product on your lips during the day.
So far I have not found any of the products I have tested from Aurelia to be anything other than top notch. That can't be said for some of the products I have tried (see the Body Deli Shampoo and Conditioner review) but I'll always give an honest opinion. Some natural products just don't cut it and are poorly developed but Aurelia have managed to score top marks again with me for this lip balm.
If you are interest in a petroleum free organic and vegan lip balm in a lipstick form, take a look at my Inika Lip Balm review.
Aurelia Probitic Lip Balm - £18 for 15g jar
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