I love the NUXE Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm Rêve de Miel. For me, I only need to apply it once before I go to bed and it keeps my lips moisturized all day. Plus, you only need less than a pea-size each day, so it actually lasts quite a long time.
A few months ago, I spotted a new counter for NUXE’s sister brand, called BIO-BEAUTÉ. I have been slowly moving towards using more organic and natural beauty products and since NUXE is an established brand, I thought I would give BIO-BEAUTÉ a try.
Naturally, since I love the NUXE lip balm, I thought it would be fun to see if the BIO-BEAUTÉ version, called the the Tinted Repairing Lip Balm, would be just as good. It comes in three scents, Apricot Butter, Raspberry Pulp, and Peach Pulp.
Just a little background on BIO-BEAUTÉ, it is an organic beauty brand which focuses on using the benefits of organic fruits (high in antioxidants and vitamins) in their products. Furthermore, their ingredients are minimally 90% natural and cruelty-free. This particular lip balm is 100% natural and made of 45.2 % organic ingredients.
This is a lovely lip balm. It comes out of the tube in a gel texture that you can spread over the lips evenly using the slanted applicator. The texture is gel-like and the finish is a little bit glossy, but not like a lip gloss though. It feels really moisturizing, and not sticky at all on your lips. On your lips, it will last a good few hours, but will need reapplying after eating. It gives you a tiny bit of colour on your lips, so definitely a good one to use if you want to have a natural lip day. Lastly, the scent is also subtle and lovely.
VERDICT: Is this the organic version of Rêve de Miel? Not really, but is a very good lip balm. It is definitely one of my favourites lately.
Here is the ingredients list for the box if you are interested:
HYDROXYSTEARIC/LINOLENIC/OLEIC POLYGLYCERIDES, SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL, OLEIC/ LINOLEIC/ LINOLENIC POLYGLYCERIDES, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) OIL, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) OIL, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED*, HYDROGENATED APRICOT KERNEL OIL, FRAGRANCE, TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN, TOCOPHEROL, PRUNUS PERSICA (PEACH) FRUIT EXTRACT, RIBES RUBRUM (CURRANT) FRUIT EXTRACT, RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) FRUIT, LIMONENE, GERANIOL, LINALOOL, CITRAL [+/-MAY CONTAIN CI 77491/IRON OXIDES, CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE, SILICA, ALUMINA][N0361/A]
I am still learning about ingredients, but I checked on the EWG Skin Deep Cosmetics Database and most of the ingredients scored 1. The last four ingredients and fragrance scored in the moderate or high hazard realm. The website does say all the ingredients are natural, so I might missing something here. Any suggestions?