*Product provided for review by PR Company/Manufacturer
Last week I reviewed Smart by Nature Handcrafted Soaps, which were sent to me along two of Smart by Nature's Smart Lips Lip Balms. If you haven't read that post, you might want to go check it out, because those soaps were pretty awesome and I'd hate for you to miss that. If you have, then allow me to introduce two of their lip balms: Cool Mint and Telluride Truffle Belgian Chocolate (the name makes you drool, doesn't it?).
I'm usually not picky about my lip balms until early spring, when my lips become dry and disgusting from surviving winter. Then I need to constantly keep something on my lips to stay comfortable. These lip balms arrived right around that time, so I made the decision to use nothing but these on my lips until they were healed. I allowed the occasional bit or lipstick or gloss, but my EOS and Chapstick were going to stay in their box.
The first week of using these was heavenly; my lips, which had been so dry to the point of chapping, felt cushiony and well hydrated whenever I used the balms. There are those lip balms that you have to constantly reapply throughout the day to stay that way, but Smart Lips had the right idea. The texture was thick enough to stay on my lips but didn't feel tacky, and it kept my lips moisturized enough that I only needed to use it a couple of times a day.
After about two or three weeks, my lips were completely healed! They felt really smooth, and not at all dry. Downright kissable, even. I was able to start wearing my dark and bright lipsticks again, and if I put a bit of Smart Lips on before, the lipsticks lasted longer and looked much better.
Price: $3.95 - $4.25
Performance Grade: A+