Remember my late night ramblings on lip balm from a couple days ago? Well, today I was digging through The Box (this is what I call the giant pile of unopened stuff in the back of my closet), hoping to find something so I wouldn’t have to go hunting for more expensive options. And you know what? It must be a magical, mind-reading box because look what I found!
My beloved Shiseodo lip balm! Honestly, I don’t even know how I ever forgot about this because I must have 3 or 4 tubes lying around in The Box. But for some reason, I haven’t used it at all for a whole entire year. I used to stock up on this every time I went back to Taiwan (at Watsons), but I’ve seen it at some asian cosmetic stores in the US. I’m not sure of the price, but it’s seriously cheap, around $1. *Edit: (my grandma recently brought me a whole bunch, and apparently they’re around $3. Not complaining, that’s still seriously cheap for an HG balm.) There are other flavors too (like mint, etc. that come in different colored tubes, but I’ve always used this one as far as I can remember). The name Therapind Oil Bar doesn’t sound particularly appetizing, but it works really well. From what I can gather off the back label, the main moisturizing ingredient is sesame oil. It’s a basic chapstick; unscented, untinted, no spf. But it does do a good job at moisturizing, and I think I’ll be happy with this for now.
dramatic lip balm shot!
My only gripe about this is that it’s not quite moisturizing enough to be used as a nighttime lip treatment, but luckily it packs enough moisture for the day. I’m starting to consider ordering the Bourjois online (my lips are suffering without their usual nighttime dose), does anyone know of a reliable site that I can get it from?