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Island kiss lip moisturiser – Quick review

31 Mar , 2016  

I saw it on Corallista blog few days ago and it tempted me to buy this. I decided to buy one at first to analyze it. There are three variants of this lip moisturizer: Alma vanilla and inges lavender, Puerto berry blush, and  Cherry blossom Flores (click on the links to check their website). I am reviewing Cherry blossom Flores.

 

Island kiss lip moisturiser packaging

Island kiss lip moisturiser outer packaging

 

It is an Indian company based out of goa (marketing division only). The manufacturing unit it says is in Himachal Pradesh under Astaberry info sciences Pvt Ltd. It may be a subsidiary of Astaberry skincare.

 Packaging

On point! Very cute and tropical life inspired. It resembles theBalm and Benefit packaging. It comes in a tube like the Himalaya lip balm back in 2006 – 2007. The slanted tip makes direct application easy. Provides 14 gm of product.

 

Tube packaging Islans kiss lip moisturiser

Tube packaging

 

Nozzle tip

Nozzle tip

 

Island kiss lip moisturiser ingredients

Island kiss lip moisturiser ingredients

 

Ingredients breakdown

100% natural. It is petroleum free and non-toxic lip moisturizer.

  • Kokum and mango butter – excellent hydration. Locks in moisture. High temperatures may make the product oily.
  • Organic beeswax – Helps hold the moisture in. Gives the product a creamy texture.
  • Stevia – Natural sweetener
  • Castor oil – Thick oil with high levels of oleic acid which makes skin emollient. Emollient skin absorbs other oils and butter easily.
  • Organic carrot seed oil – gives SPF 15 to this lip moisturizer. Also is high in vitamin A which will help in boosting collagen on lips.
  • Vitamin E and Macadamia nut oil – Again two hydrating oils which have antiaging effects.
  • Japanese Cherry Blossom essential oil – I have my doubts on this ingredient. I was not able to track any cherry blossom essential oil. I could only find fragrance oil in the market. I can be wrong too. They might have got it supplied from somewhere else. It imparts it a sweet aroma.
  • Natural organic color – This gives a pale pink color to the moisturizer.

Cost

399 INR

Order and delivery

It was comfortably slow. It took around 5-6 days to arrive.

My thoughts

When I had dehydrated lips it took about one hour to actually hydrate my lips. Oil like feeling irritates me especially when summers are kicking in. After it is absorbed the feeling lasts and lips become quite soft. The color given is very subtle, giving your lips a ‘my lips but better’ feeling.

 

Island kiss lip moisturiser first application

When first applied (It settled into cracks)

 

Island kiss lip mpisturiser second application

When applied second time (on top of first application)

 

Island kiss lip moisturiser hydrating

After one hour of application (It started hydrating)

 

After two to three hours ( smoothened my cracks visibly)

After two to three hours ( smoothened my cracks visible)

 

It is good for my night time skin care. Although the smell is good on lips but in the mouth, it feels synthetic to me (not a very nice feeling). During the morning hours with or, without makeup, I will avoid it. I will be soon coming out with the DIY quick absorbing version so stay tuned.

 

Island kiss lip moisturiser swatch

 

Island kiss lip moisturiser after blending

Island kiss lip moisturiser after blending (little oily)

 

Island kiss lip moisturiser after massaging

Island kiss lip moisturiser after massaging

 

Will I recommend?

YES, for night time application. It has a lot of anti-aging qualities. It can keep the aging lines on lips under control. Big NO for day time. Very oily. You can taste the fragrance in your mouth while eating which does not make me feel good.

Rating – 4.5/5

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I am a self-practising naturotherapist with a primal diet. Primal diet has helped me maintain my weight and internal health. Herbal lifestyle has helped to rejuvenate my skin and body. Hence, combining the diet and herbal lifestyle creates harmony between my mind, body and skin.



32 Responses

  1. I love its packaging! And this lip balm does work so overall a good buy.

    • Ankita Das says:

      Yes. It is good. Not the waxy stuff. I like moisturizers for lips better than lip numbing waxy balms. Plus an all natural stuff is perfect for me. :)

  2. Anubhuti says:

    sounds perfect for night time repairing :) I loved the cute packaging as well :)
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  3. Looks like a good anti-aging lip balm.Love the packaging.Will definitely try it out and add it to my lifetime routine.Loved ur detailed review.Thanks for posting.

  4. Lana says:

    Love your detailed review & waiting for the DIY ! I felt that this is quite pricey
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  5. You are right..It resembles a lot like benifit packaging…I might skip this product…but overall a decent one.. :) :)

  6. Sangeeta G says:

    This lip balm sounds nice. I like that it has lasted on your lips for a couple of hours.

  7. Lovely review.. I haven’t tried this one yet :)

  8. Nice review…even I dont like the sticky and oily feeling :(
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  9. Nice review Ankita, it is enriched with so many good things, wow :) Would love to try this.

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  10. shwetali says:

    Nice review Ankita :) sounds like great product.
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  11. Even I have been seeing the review of this balm on lot other blogs and mostly full of raves! Though I like hydrating balms, but very oily and fragrant are two factors which are No No for me 😐

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    • Ankita Das says:

      True Anurima. The only thing which makes this good id carrot seed oil in it which has high Vitamin A. This makes it a sunscreen and an anti aging product for lips.

  12. Dona says:

    I need it in my life!!! great review..

  13. Ramya says:

    I love natural products & the ingredients looks promising.. Nice review!

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  14. Sudhaa says:

    The flavors are good. Waiting for the DIY :)

  15. Mariyam says:

    Nice to see you doing a product’s review. I like the packaging :)

  16. Sonali says:

    Great review, waiting for DIY quick absorbing version :)

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