Lip balms are surly inevitable in our skincare routine. Today’s review will be on a lip balm, i.e., ISLAND KiSS Alma Vanilla & Inges Lavender Lip Moisturiser. ISLAND KiSS Alma Vanilla & Inges Lavender Lip Moisturiser. This is a Goa based brand which is completely cruelty free and natural.
Product Description: The heartwarming, luxurious pairing of vanilla and lavender aims to intoxicate your senses, relax your lips and calm your mind, conjuring an atmosphere of island excess and feverish soothing. Its organic SPF nourishment enhances lip soaking in the sun while you are carried far away by the scent of warm vanilla sugar.
Tropical Kokum & Avocado Butter, Organic Beeswax, Stevia, organic Carrot Seed Oil, Pure Castor Oil, Rich Vitamin E Oil, Organic Macadamia Nut Oil, English Lavender Essential Oil, French Vanilla Essential Sugar Oil, Natural Organic Colour
Price: Rs. 399/- for 14 Gms/ 0.47 fl.oz
Shelf Life: 36 Months
My Experience with Island Kiss Alma Vanilla & Inges Lavender Lip Moisturiser:
Packaging: The lip balm comes in a tube format with a slant tip. The slant tip makes it easy to apply the lip balm even without mirror. The tube is multi colored with white and bright pink dominating the color scheme. The tube comes in a box which has all the necessary details regarding the product. There are come sassy designs on the tube and the box as well. It reminds me of TheBalm Cosmetics. Overall, the packaging is quite quirky and colorful.
Fragrance: The brand has highlighted the fragrance a lot in their description. The fragrance is as described; a mix of warm vanilla and lavender. I find the fragrance very relaxing and soothing. If you are someone who associates fragrances with seasons, I would say that it is a very warm, winter-y fragrance. The only thing that I dont like here is that the fragrance does not last long. It hardly stays for around 8-10 minutes. I really really wish it stayed a little linger because I like it a lot.
Texture: This lip balm has a very light texture. It glides easily and effortlessly and does not feel heavy on the lips. The lip balm absorbs easily and is not at all sticky.
Performance: Well I so wanted to try this lip balm after reading the reviews. The description by the brand also contributed to the temptation. The lip balm is lavender in color but it does not impart any tint on the lips. It just provides a healthy sheen. The lip balm is very light weight and does not feel heavy on the lips. It absorbs into the lips easily and feels very comfortable. It deep nourishes the lips. Lips feel nourished for good 5-6 hours. When used on severely dry/chapped lips, it heals them in 2-3 days of regular usage. I quite like that it also contains SPF 15.
The product has a very sweet taste to it. When looked at the ingredients, there is one by the name ‘Stevia’. I researched about it and found that it is a sweetener extracted from some plants and is used as a sugar substitute. I guess the sweetness is because of Stevia.
This is quite expensive for a lip balm. Even though it works well, there are many substitutes available at a lower price and are equally good. The only uniqueness here is the fragrance, which, sadly does not last long. This product is for once in a while indulgence in my opinion.
Positive Points of Island Kiss Alma Vanilla & Inges Lavender Lip Moisturiser:
- Very moisturizing
- Attractive packaging
- Beautiful fragrance
- Provides a healthy sheen
- Great quantity
- Easily available online
- Contains SPF 15
- Petroleum Free, Non Toxic and Organic
- Cruelty Free
Negative Points of Island Kiss Alma Vanilla & Inges Lavender Lip Moisturiser:
- Fragrance does not last long
You may give it a try if you like warm fragrances and don’t mind the price.