Monday, June 3, 2013

Review: Mentholathum Maxilip Caviar Anti-Ageing Lip Balm

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As you probably know by now, I'm a lip product junkie, which is why most of my reviews are about lipstick or lipgloss. :P However, using all these lip products on a daily basis isn't very good for my lips, even more so when I have to take lip swatch photos.

Mentholatum Maxilip anti-ageing lip balm
The secret to having smooth, moisturized lips? Lip balm! (⌒o⌒) Today I'll be reviewing the Mentholatum Maxilip Caviar Lip Balm.

The Maxilip lip balm comes in a simple white plastic tube with the words "Maxilip" printed in silver. Nothing fancy, but it's convenient to carry around even in a small handbag. The white colour actually makes it easier to locate, especially in the dark recesses of a bag or among a bunch of lipsticks.

The lip balm is colourless, tasteless and scent-free. I particularly appreciate that it has no menthol taste or smell whatsoever, because I dislike the scent and sensation on my lips. ┐(‘~`;)┌

See the pink center?
The picture on the packaging shows that the lip balm has a pink caviar center. However, the pink inner layer is not as obviously pink as shown. No big deal though, since it is a transparent lip balm.

Details of the Maxilip Caviar Lip Balm
Inner and outer layer of Maxilip
The outer layer of the Maxilip is infused with ceramide which helps to lock in moisture, while the inner layer is formulated with 3 anti-ageing ingredients:
  • Caviar (anti-ageing, brightening, reduce fine lines)
  • Olive oil (moisture without feeling greasy)
  • Hyaluronic acid (long lasting hydration)
There's nothing much to show by way of a lip swatch, since the lip balm is colourless, but a single application does show that it really helps to moisturize my dry, chapped lips.

Before and After (first application)
Overall, I recommend this lip balm for everyday use as it works well to keep my lip smooth, supple and moisturized. One of the things I like about it is that it does not have any menthol scent or taste (which most Mentholatum lip products seem to have), and is virtually scentless and tasteless. It also does not feel greasy on the lips, and lasts around 4-5 hours. I usually apply this lip balm under lipstick, or before going bed so that I wake up with nice smooth lips. (✿ ♥‿♥)

✓ Pros: Does not contain fragrances, preservatives and colorants, affordable, simple and convenient packaging
✗ Cons: Only sold at Watsons (for now)


The Maxilip Caviar lip balm retails exclusively at Watsons at RM 15.90, while the Maxilip Original is sold at all major pharmacies and hypermarkets.


*This item was sent to me by Mentholatum Malaysia for review without financial compensation. All opinions expressed are completely honest and strictly my own.

6 comments:

Nicole Sim said...

I'm a fan of lip products too! Thanks for the review, I might try this lipbalm in the future =)

Also, I'm going to try to apply my lipbalm before bed time =D

LauraLeia said...

Nicole: I avoided Mentholatum lip balms for a while coz I didn't like the scent, but I love these because they are totally scent- and taste-free! :D The lip balm before bed trick works all the time for me. :D

HerYuan Lau said...

i have lipbalm but dont have the habit to use it :(

Sabrina Tajudin said...

owh! lip balms! the center part makes this product unique!

LauraLeia said...

HerYuan: I totally understand! >_< Before I got these 2 lip balms to try, I don't have the habit of applying lip balm too.

Sabrina: Yesh, the center part really makes it kinda fun. XD I'm wondering how caviar can be pink though, lol.

huiming said...

Have u try mentholathum q10 lip gel before? Do you know which lip balm able to brighten lip colour.

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