Published on July 30th, 2014 | by The Perfume Expert
The Best Lip Balm: Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Lip Cooler
This natural lip balm by highly respected brand Korres not only soothes, moisturizes, exfoliates, and heals parched lips but also adds a splash of shiny color to enhance your lips natural beauty!
I am a huge fan of Korres skincare, their unsurpassed talent at creating innovative products using natural ingredients is unique to the market; as is their quality, value, and ethical & environmental standards!
And I have always raved about their yoghurt line in particular. Being someone who is constantly putting their sensitive skin through the ringer, with sun, fun, and harsh winter conditions, greek yoghurt is my go-to cure-all and no one else in the industry uses such a miraculous ingredient apart from Korres!
Yoghurt is not only a natural soother and cooler to skin, but it also heals, and gently exfoliates due to it’s Lactic Acid component. The best part about using yoghurt is that it is gentle for sensitive skin and perfect for those who have oily-problem skin types that still need hydration, or those with rosacea that need to soothe redness.
The ancients have been slathering yoghurt on sun burned skin for centuries and there’s a reason for it!
Not only can yoghurt help with sun burned skin but it can also help with skin exposed to harsh colder conditions (like those who brave the cold icy winters, or those who hit the slopes frequently). Furthermore, for those who may have undergone a cosmetic surgery or procedure, yoghurt is an ideal soother and healer during this sensitive time!
But why stop at putting yoghurt on our face or bodies?! Why not the lips?!
Leave it to Korres to fill this important void in skincare!
Our lips are the most sensitive and delicate skin on our whole bodies and yet we rarely put anything good on them; instead slathering this delicate area with harsh wax pencils, dyes, and chemical rich lipsticks.
And even more so, we rarely think to protect our lips, opting to put on 80+ sunscreen on our face but leaving out the most vulnerable area…..our lips!
And when we do get too much sun on our lips we instantly get dry, stinging, burning, itchy, and gritty lips. Sun chapped lips. Sun burned lips.
Enter your solution for life! The Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Lip Cooler!
This natural lip balm does it all! First off, it’s metal roller ball application instantly cools lips and it’s yoghurt content soothes and heals stressed lips. But it is also rich in Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, and Jojoba & Soybean Oils to moisturize and plump. Furthermore, it contains a slight gritty texture that gently exfoliates dead skin cells before melting into your lips as you apply. And it does all this while leaving a really subtle hint of color.
Now, as good as this product sounds, and is, it doesn’t come without it’s faults.
The formula is slightly clumpy and at times the gritty exfoliating texture doesn’t sink in to lips fully, leaving an unblended finish to the lips. In addition, the color is so subtle that it is nearly impossible to distinguish between the different shades. I always appreciate when a brand includes a clear or transparent option, but I would have preferred more vibrant colors as well, since this is a great Summer product and who doesn’t want a more vibrant splash of color in the Summer?! Lastly, because it’s so natural, the smell, which is a slight buttery honey waxy scent, gives that distinct “natural” or “organic” smell which isn’t my particular favorite but isn’t off-putting either.
But apart from it’s faults. I would still class this as The Best Lip Balm!
Why? You might ask!
The Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Lip Cooler is simply the best lip balm because of it’s multiple benefits when soothing/healing stressed lips! I have used this product religiously throughout the hot dry Summer to heal my sunburned lips and I will continue to use it this winter when my lips will inevitably become chapped from the blistery cold weather!
Most crucially, I am one of the unfortunate people who occasionally get bouts of Eczema on and around my lip area and when this occurs NOTHING can take away the itch and flakiness, except this Lip Cooler! And for that reason alone, it will be a beauty bag staple of mine for life!
Furthermore, I have also recently undergone a few intense spa and dermatological services where it felt like I couldn’t stand anything on my lips but THIS lip balm! Also, there have been times when my skin has suffered from dreaded hormonal acne around my mouth and ANY other lip product would exasperate this problem. During those times, the Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Lip Cooler was the ONLY thing I could apply to my lips!
Even though it may not give the color punch, or may feel/look a bit gritty, I will gladly accept that if it means I can heal my lips!
So if you are suffering from too much sun, have sensitive skin, suffer from eczema, have undergone a dermatological procedure, or have skin care issues around your mouth, this product is your savior!
To learn more about this and other amazing yoghurt products by Korres, visit their website: Korres.ca
[Usually stocked in Sephora, this product is currently out of stock but can be purchased on Amazon here. I will update this as soon as more stock is available.]
[Product for review was a Press Sample courtesy of Korres Canada]
The Perfume Expert Rating
Summary: The best lip balm for soothing and healing sun burned or chapped lips. Great for too much sun or to heal wind burned lips due to harsh winter conditions. Also a great lip soother for those who have just undergone a clinical or dermatological procedure or suffer from Eczema. Soothes, cools, moisturizes, exfoliates, and heals! The only problem is it's clumpy texture and too subtle shades.