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I was recently walking through the mall and my lips were SO parched. I decided to swing through Sephora since I was near JC Penney’s because I can always get a quick pick me up there. I knew I would end up purchasing something, because even my very best lip balms that I swear by just weren’t cutting it for the amount of lip dryness and flakiness I’ve been experiencing lately. Luckily, they had just the ticket, and the BITE Beauty Agave Lip Mask ended up coming home with me.
Sephora is the exclusive retailer for this, and at my Sephora, it was part of its own display, leading me to wonder if this is limited edition. It runs $26 which is SO expensive for a lip balm (in my opinion), but considering a pin prick amount is enough for one use, I think this tube will last me the rest of my life.
So what attracted me to this fancy lip balm? I love the ingredients, the texture, and the fact that it’s food grade. I tend to apply whatever I’m carrying in my pocket and both myself and my child, so I appreciate something with ingredients I can pronounce. I love that the tube is giant in size, and the taste is kind of a vanilla and honey mix. It doesn’t contain gluten or petroleum, and usually the only thing that helps my lips when they are as chapped as they are currently, is Vaseline. I’ve heard some not so nice things about digesting Vaseline, so this is a safer option. Just for kicks, here’s the ingredient list:
Lanolin* (medical grade), Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil**, Organic Agave Tequilana (blue agave) nectar**, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables*, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax)**, Flavor, Vanillin, Siraitia Grosvenori (Monk Fruit)*, Vanilla Tahitensis (Vanilla) Fruit Extract*, Organic Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Trans-Resveratrol*, Vitis Vinefera (Grape) oil*, Tocopherol acetate*, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (And) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*.
As you can see by the ingredient list, the first thing listed is lanolin. I LOVE lanolin. When I was first starting to nurse my daughter, I swore by putting lanolin on my chapped nipples. It could take them from bloody and scabby to healed over and soft literally in a couple hours. TMI, sorry. But still…stuff works!
As you can see above, the container is kind of a metal-like tube that smooshes down as you apply the product. I am hoping that over time if I keep it in my pocket or my purse, it doesn’t puncture or get really crumbly looking like some of my lotions that have similar tubes. It seems sturdy enough that it wouldn’t do that, and so far so good this week in my pocket- the tube isn’t wrecked.
As you can see above, it’s kind of a yellow shade. It goes on completely clear, and although it claims to be a lip mask, I’ve found great luck wearing this over the span of the day or at night. I’ve also applied it on top of lipstick that’s wearing off and this gives it a bit of a boost by adding shine and moisture to the color.
If you can’t shell out $26 for this (but you SHOULD, because it’s really that good) you should check out some lanolin for your lips. It won’t have the same flavor, but it’s darn good for your lips and a heck of a lot cheaper. I’ll link below to what my second choice to the Agave Lip Mask would be.