Winter is coming. Well winter is here and my lips are feeling the strain. Fortunately I always have a lip balm on hand, in my pockets, work drawer, bedside table. I never like to be caught short when it comes to keeping my lips soft. And I have a clear favourite, the DHC Lip Cream. Having actually used up two whole tubes I thought it was high time for a review!
Skip straight to the end if you want to just see the complete 2016 Disney Collaboration Collection in detail.
DHC Lip Cream Review
DHC Lip Cream conditioning lip balm provides long-lasting moisture for more luscious-looking lips. Blended with skin-softening botanicals, it glides on smoothly to instantly hydrate your lips to keep them feeling pampered, soft and dewy – never rough or chapped. Great as a primer for your favorite lip colour.
Lanolin Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Candelilla Cera/Cire de Candelilla, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire D’abeille, Lanolin, Stearic Acid, Squalane, Paraffin, Olea Europaea (olive) Fruit Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
Lanonlin – Wool wax/grease. Shown to be an effective moisturiser and occulisive. This has also been shown to be great for preventing cracks, and is used in nipple creams! I wrote more on Lanolin in my Kicho Moisturiser review here
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride – Derived from coconut oil this is an emollient used to hydrate and resist moisture loss.
Candellia Wax – This is the vegan alternative to beeswax, and used to help bind ingredients together.
Beeswax – Another great ingredient for soothing and healing the skin.
Olea Europea Fruit Oil – An emmoliant full of anti-oxidants.
Tocophero – From the Vitamin E family, good for softening and moisturising the skin.
Aloe – A well known ingredient for hydrating and soothing. Pleased to see this in the ingredients list.
I love the ingredients list for this lip cream. I ended up bolding most of the ingredients here, that’s how good they are. Almost all of the ingredients are hydrators/soothers of some kind, which is perfect for lips. It’s great to see so many emollients combined in this little tube. The addition of Aloe and Olive Oil are good for their soothing properties. There is also ginseng in this, but as I know this as a brightening ingredient, and I haven’t noticed my lips brightening I can’t comment on it’s usefulness here!
This is 8.5cm or just over 3 inches for my American readers, and 1.5g in weight.
The original packaging is sleek and simple no fuss, and a nice silver interior. The collaboration packaging is good quality, it’s not a sticker just stuck onto the side of the tube. I also love that each of the lids and are themed to match each princess.
Cinderella for example has glass slippers.
Product and Scent
I don’t believe that this has any discernible scent to it, when I lick my lips it tastes waxy but I don’t recoil in horror at the taste. Ideally you wouldn’t be eating this though!
It’s a smooth application onto my lips, I’ve never had to tug. There’s a pale yellow appearance to it, but it goes on transparent. This product leaves a layer of balm on top of your lips. Not strongly visible to the eye, beyond the gloss of balm, but at first I can feel it on my lips.
These are my go to lip balms, hands down my favourite day product. They’re the first brand for which I actually finished a whole tube without losing it! The pretty packaging and my love for it helped me be more aware of where I was putting it. They last me 1-2 months on average, I use it daily almost 2-3 times a day. By the end of the 2 months the princess was still visible, but there was a slight fading on the edges.
These keep my lips moisturised, happy and don’t ruin my lipstick! I also use this pre and post Berrisom Lip Tint (Reviewed Here), and have experienced none of the tearing of my lip skin which others have spoken of. I believe it’s due to keeping my lips moisturised with this product. So I would recommend this for those who like to use peels, to prevent damage.
Some downsides to this product, as not everything is perfect! First is that it is more expensive than most lip balms you can buy in the drug store. And the second is that there’s no SPF protection.
I personally believe it’s worth it and have happily paid again and again for it. This is the only lip balm I use now (I do have a lip sleeping pack though). As evidenced by my collection I’ll be using it for a long time in the future as well!
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