Thursday, 13 November 2014
Review // White Rabbit Skincare - Chocolate Orange Lip Balm
As someone who is passionate about animal welfare and cruelty free products, I am always on the lookout for new brands who meet these criteria.
I've been following White Rabbit Skincare on Twitter for a while, after someone mentioned how good their toner is. Last week I won a giveaway for their Chocolate Orange Lip Balm and have been really excited to try it.
Firstly, I was really pleased and impressed by the short ingredients list - all natural, no nasty chemicals. Big thumbs up.
I was also pleasantly surprised by the size of the product. I'm a total lip balm addict and get through a lot of the stuff, so I was super pleased to find that this is a sizeable tin. The picture below is for scale - that's a full washi tape next to it.
The packaging is simple, clean, no fuss. I love that it comes in a tin with a sturdy screw top - I hate lip balms that come in tins where you have to wrestle the lid, which suddenly flies off or breaks your nails. Top marks for that - there's no way this will come open in your bag, or get glued shut by product.
As for the balm itself, I'm a fan. Solid in form, it begins to melt at the touch of a finger and is so smooth. I'd say it is similar in feel to Vaseline type products on the lips, but unlike these it isn't greasy or ultimately drying. It gives a soft, almost glossy sheen to the lips and lasts for ages - I've been eating and drinking with it on my lips and haven't had to keep reapplying every ten minutes.
I haven't even mentioned the biggest selling point - the smell. Oh my good lord! If like me you are a fan of Terry's Chocolate Orange, you will go nuts for this. It smells just like it and is absolutely divine. It is all I can do not to eat it instead of putting it on my lips. I keep opening the tin and taking a big sniff. Delish!
This balm costs £4, which is a bargain for the size of the product - it will last for ages.
The only potential negative I can think of is that because it is oil based, it will need to be kept away from heat, otherwise I imagine it may melt into a liquid. So, no keeping it in your pocket!
White Rabbit Skincare is handmade by Melanie Blane in Kilmarnock, Scotland and is completely cruelty free. You can buy from her Etsy shop here.
I really want to try some of the other products now! I've got my eye on the Coconut and Rosehip Calming Cream next. I'm also intrigued by the Toning Eye Cream.
I love that there are mini/travel sizes available, so you can try several products before committing to the full size versions.
I am really impressed with the quality of the lip balm and how such a lovely feeling product can be made from so few ingredients. I'm over the moon that it is all natural and I don't have to worry about what I'm putting on my body.
I will definitely be investigating White Rabbit's range further and adding more products to my skincare.
I won the lip balm in a Twitter giveaway, i.e. I didn't pay for it, but I will always give my 100% honest opinion in my reviews.
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