I bought this lip balm because it is made by Alba and isn’t petroleum-based, AND it was on sale at CVS! In terms of lip balm, my current fave has been Burt’s Bees. But since this was on sale, I decided to give the Alba Botanica Lip Balm a shot.
I am IMPRESSED! It’s extremely moisturizing, and what I love is that it is a bit glossy. It is extremely hydrating, it doesn’t just sit on top of your lips. I bought two different scents, Passion Fruit Nectar and Coconut Cream. Yumm-o.
The texture once it’s on your lips is fantastic. The only slight downside is this… you know how some things can have an aftertaste? Well, I thought the Coconut Cream has a slight ‘after-smell’ if there is such a thing. It initially smells like creamy coconut, but if you squinch your lips up to your nose to see how it smells, it has an un-coconut after-smell. That’s the only way I can describe it. But since I don’t walk around all day with my lips squinched up to my nose, it certainly isn’t a turn-off. In fact, I think this my new favorite lip balm.
I should also mention that the Passion Fruit made me feel all nostalgic – it smells like one of the Bonnie Bell lip balms I had as a kid. *smile* Next time I need a refill on this, I’m probably going to try the Pineapple Quench as well. Mmmm.
I sure am thankful for the CVS sale because I probably wouldn’t have had a reason to try this! But I am most definitely glad that I did. This one was not a bust. 🙂